Location: Cascais Portugal
Global Health Forum is taking place Cascais, Portugal. Cascais is situated just 30 kilometers west of Lisbon, Cascais is known for its stunning beaches, charming historic center, and vibrant cultural scene and is a home for A Smart Health Community.

Venue: Estoril Convention Center 
The Estoril Convention Center is a premier venue that embodies elegance and modernity. It provides an ideal backdrop for the Global Health Forum, offering a perfect blend of sophistication and functionality to enhance the experience of participants and guests alike. The Estoril Congress Center is the only space certified as a Green Venue in Portugal (EarthCheck Gold Certification) for its commitment to green practices and sustainable business.

Estoril Convention Center 

Address: Av. Amaral, 2765-193, Estoril

How to Get There:
Cascais is easily accessible from Lisbon by various modes of transportation. If you’re arriving by air, Lisbon Portela Airport is the closest international airport, and from there, you can take a direct train or taxi to Cascais. The train journey offers scenic views along the coastline and takes approximately 40 minutes. More information: https://www.visitcascais.com/en/article/how-to-get-to-cascais

How to get to the venue:

Cascais enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, making it an ideal destination year- round. In late September, Cascais experiences a pleasant climate, making it an ideal time to visit this coastal gem. As summer transitions into autumn, the weather in Cascais remains warm and inviting, offering comfortable temperatures for its visitors.

Things to Do:
Whether you extend your trip before or after the forum, we hope you make time to have an adventure while in Cascais. take some time to explore the town’s historic center, lined with charming cobblestone streets and traditional Portuguese architecture. Don’t miss a visit to the stunning Cascais Marina, where you can admire luxurious yachts and enjoy delicious seafood at waterfront restaurants. For nature enthusiasts, Cascais offers beautiful beaches for relaxation and water sports, as well as nearby natural parks and coastal trails for hiking
and biking.

Local Cuisine:
Indulge in Portugal’s delectable cuisine during your stay in Cascais. Sample fresh seafood dishes, including the famous Bacalhau (cod), and savor local wines and pastries.

Cascais offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every preference and budget. From luxury beachfront hotels to cozy boutique guesthouses, you’ll find the perfect place to stay during your visit. 

We understand the importance of a comfortable and convenient stay during your participation in the GLOBAL HEALTH FORUM. To ensure a seamless experience, we have partnered with the Hotel Eden Estoril .

This hotel is pleased to offer a special rate for Global Health Forum Participants.

Should you decide to stay at Hotel Eden Estoril, kindly reach out to them directly by email [email protected] and mention your attendance at the Global Health Forum. Their dedicated team will be delighted to assist you with your reservation and ensure your stay is comfortable and convenient.

Practical Information

After successfully registering with your invitation code, you will receive a confirmation email.

Several days before the conference you will receive an email with your personal badge which you can print at home and bring to the venue. This will help you to avoid the queues at the registration.

On the day of the event, please bring a valid identification document (such as ID or driver’s license) with you.

If you don´t print your badge at home:
Upon arrival at the event venue, head to the registration desk located in front of the entrance. The registration desk team will assist you in collecting your event badge.
Present your confirmation email and your identification to the registration host and they will provide you with your event badge.

Registration Desk and Operation Hours:
Date: 29th September 2023 and 30th September 2023
Operation Hours: From 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM on both days

Session Timing:
Sessions are scheduled to start at 9:00 AM each day.

Early Arrival Recommended:
In light of the tremendous response and the maximum number of registrations, we kindly recommend arriving at the venue as early as possible to avoid any potential morning queues.

Our comprehensive event program has been thoughtfully curated to provide you with a diverse and enriching experience. The agenda is available on our website under the “Program” section. This program is divided into two main parts:

1. Main Stage Program:

Our main stage program covers eight thought-provoking topics that delve into the most pressing issues shaping the future of healthcare. These topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence Beyond Limits
  • Rethinking the Innovation Pathway
  • Global Health & Climate Transition
  • Digital Health Trends & Tendencies
  • Innovation Towards a Better Life
  • Global Health and Global Policies
  • Universal Coverage: Myth or Reality
  • Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas


2. Parallel Sessions:

We also offer parallel sessions that delve into a myriad of subjects. These sessions are being updated daily and promise even more intriguing topics. With four simultaneous parallel sessions available during each time slot, you’ll have ample options to explore.

Each parallel session can accommodate up to 50 attendees, and these sessions operate on a first-come, first-served basis. So, arrive early to secure your seat and engage in thought-provoking discussions.

Please feel free to explore our website for detailed information about each session, including timings, speakers, and session descriptions. We invite you to make the most of this diverse program, enrich your knowledge, and engage in meaningful conversations.

Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to ensure your Global Health Forum experience is exceptional.

At the Global Health Forum, we value the power of connections and conversations. We’ve designed our event to offer you ample networking opportunities to foster meaningful interactions. Here’s how you can make the most of these moments:

  1. Coffee Breaks and Lunch:
    Our scheduled coffee breaks and lunch sessions are more than just meal times – they’re excellent chances to connect. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy a meal, and strike up conversations with fellow attendees. These informal settings often lead to valuable exchanges of ideas and collaborations.
  2. Arrive Early:
    Arriving early not only allows you to secure a prime seat for sessions but also provides you with an opportunity to connect with other early arrivals. As the event begins, take the time to introduce yourself to those around you. Remember, the first few moments often set the tone for meaningful conversations.
  3. Use Our Networking Space:
    We’ve set up dedicated networking spaces with coffee where you can engage in discussions, share insights, and explore potential collaborations. Look for designated area marked for networking, and feel free to approach others who are open to connecting.
  4. Engage in Q&A and Discussion Sessions:
    During Q&A and discussion segments of the sessions, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and questions. Engaging in these dialogues not only contributes to the discourse but also provides you with opportunities to connect with speakers and other engaged participants.
  5. Exchange Contact Information:
    When you find yourself in conversations that resonate, don’t forget to exchange contact information. This simple step can lead to further discussions and partnerships beyond the event.
    Remember, the Global Health Forum is not just about attending sessions; it’s about building a network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about healthcare and well-being.
    So, take every chance to connect, collaborate, and leave a lasting impact.
    We’re excited to see the meaningful connections that will be forged during the Global Health Forum. Enjoy the networking experience!

The Global Health Forum aims to foster meaningful discussions and knowledge exchange among diverse participants. To ensure inclusivity, sessions will be conducted in both Portuguese and English. Here’s what you need to know:

Session Languages:
The majority of sessions will be conducted in Portuguese, reflecting the local context and participants. However, to accommodate our international audience, some sessions will be conducted in English.

Translation Services:
Thanks to our partnership with ClusterMedia Labs, translation services will be available to enhance your experience. You can access voice or transcript translation on your smartphone through the Global Health Forum app which will be available for download very soon.

How It Works:
Simply download the Global Health Forum App (soon to be released) from your app store before the event. Once downloaded, you’ll be able to select the language you want to receive translations in. During the sessions, listen to the translation through your headphones or read the transcripts on your smartphone screen.

Dual Experience:
With translation services, you can fully engage with sessions conducted in both languages. This way, you won’t miss out on valuable insights and discussions.

Please ensure your smartphone is fully charged and has enough storage space to install the app. Also, remember to bring your headphones (in-earrs) for a seamless translation experience.
We believe that language should never be a barrier to learning and sharing knowledge. Our translation services provided by ClusterMedia Labs are here to enhance your experience, enabling you to fully participate in discussions, regardless of the language spoken

Download: Visit the following link to download the GHF2023 app.
Google Play Store
IOS App Store

Login: Sign in to the app using the same email address that you used for your GHF registration. Please note that the app will not work with a different email.

Translation Servicesaudio and transcript translations in both English (EN) and Portuguese (PT) will be available through the app. Please don’t forget to bring your own headphones (in-ears) as they will not be provided at the venue.

You can access the translation services through the app using the dedicated button.

Questions in the Main Hall: during the event you will be able to send the questions to the speakers only through this app. The questions will be delivered to the moderator who will select the most relevant ones.

To ask questions, please follow these steps:

Press the “Agenda” button on the app.

You’ll see a list of all the sessions taking place.

Select the topic which is taking place at the moment:

Select the topic that is currently happening.

Submit your question.

Your questions will be delivered to the session moderator, who will select the most relevant ones for discussion.

If you encounter any issues or have additional inquiries, feel free to reach out to our staff in the venue. We’re here to assist you throughout the event. Enjoy your GHF2023 experience!

At the Venue

Stay connected and powered up throughout the Global Health Forum with our convenient charging stations provided by our partner Vodafone. We understand the importance of keeping your devices ready for networking, note-taking, and staying informed. Here’s what you need to know:

Location: Charging stations will be strategically placed throughout the event venue, ensuring easy access during breaks and free moments.

Types of Chargers: For Portugal there are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Portugal operates on 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Consideration: Please be considerate of fellow attendees by not monopolizing the charging stations. If your device is fully charged, make space for others who need to charge theirs.

Security: While we strive to provide a safe environment, please keep an eye on your devices while they’re charging.

Adapters: If your device requires a specific adapter, we recommend bringing it with you to ensure compatibility.

Emergency contact numbers for medical assistance: 112

Medical assistance will also be available on site. Don’t hesitate to ask a member of the Global Health Forum team for help.

At the Global Health Forum, your comfort and convenience are our top priorities. If you happen to misplace an item during the event, here’s what you need to know about our Lost and Found services:

If you lost something:

Report Lost Items: If you’ve lost an item, please immediately inform our friendly staff at the Information Desk. They will guide you through the process of reporting the lost item.

Provide Details: To help us locate your lost item, provide a detailed description of the item, including its color, size, and any distinctive features. The more information you provide, the easier it will be for us to identify and return your item.

Check at the Information Desk: Our Information Desk will serve as the hub for Lost and Found services. If you’re looking for a lost item, please visit the Information Desk during the event hours to inquire about its recovery.

Identification: To ensure the item is returned to the rightful owner, you might be asked to provide identification or proof of ownership. This step is taken to maintain security and protect your belongings.

Recovery Process: If your lost item is found, we will promptly contact you using the contact information you provide. You can then pick up your item at the designated Lost and Found area at the Information Desk.

Unclaimed Items: Unclaimed items will be held for a specified period after the event. If an item remains unclaimed, we will follow our standard procedures for handling unclaimed property.

We understand that accidents happen, and items can sometimes go missing. Rest assured that we will do our best to assist you in recovering your belongings. Our Lost and Found services are here to make your experience at the Global Health Forum as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

If you found something:

At the Global Health Forum, our community values your honesty and consideration. If you have found an item during the event, here’s what you should do:

Report the Found Item: Please take the found item to the Information Desk immediately. Our staff will assist you in ensuring that the item is properly documented and handled.

Provide Details: When reporting the found item, provide as much information as possible. This includes a description of the item, its location, and any relevant details that could help the owner identify it.

Leave Contact Information: You will be asked to provide your contact information so that we can reach out to you if the owner of the lost item comes forward.
Information Desk Assistance: The Information Desk staff will take the found item from you and store it securely. They will also manage any inquiries from individuals looking for their lost items.

Matching with Lost Items: Our team will compare the details of the found item with reports of lost items. If a match is found, we will connect the rightful owner with the found item.

Return to Owner: Once the owner is identified, we will facilitate the return of the found item to them. This process helps ensure that lost belongings are reunited with their owners.

Appreciation: We appreciate your efforts in helping others by reporting and returning found items. Your actions contribute to the positive and supportive environment at the Global Health Forum.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the event environment organized and supportive. Your attentiveness to lost items is a valuable contribution to our community.

Ensuring that all participants have an inclusive and comfortable experience is a priority at the Global Health Forum. Estoril Congress Center is designed to provide accessibility to all attendees, including those with special needs. Here is important accessibility information:

  1. Wheelchair Access: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators available for easy movement. Accessible restrooms are conveniently located throughout the premises.
  2. Reserved Parking: Designated accessible parking spaces are available near the entrance for attendees with mobility challenges. Please ensure your proper identification for parking in these spaces.
  3. Seating Arrangements:
    Plenary Hall: The Plenary Hall boasts a seating capacity for 600 attendees. In the unlikely event that the hall reaches full capacity before your arrival, we have arranged for a designated area equipped with screens for your convenience to follow the sessions comfortably.
    Parallel Sessions: There will be four parallel sessions held simultaneously, each accommodating up to 60 participants. Seating allocation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. WC: Accessible WC are equipped to accommodate individuals with varying mobility needs.
  5. Parking: Public parking facilities are available at the Estoril Congress Center, spanning levels 0 and -1, providing a total of 160 parking spaces. In addition, you can find extra parking options on the nearby streets surrounding the venue.

If you have specific accessibility requirements or need assistance during the event, please contact our Information Desk located at the venue. We are committed to ensuring a seamless experience for all participants, and your comfort is of utmost importance to us.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please reach out to our event team in advance or visit the Information Desk on-site. Your participation matters, and we want to ensure that your experience at the Global Health Forum is inclusive and enjoyable.

Digital Resources

Download Resources

We are excited to invite you to actively participate in the online discourse surrounding the Global Health Forum 2023. Your voice matters, and by joining the conversation on social media, you can amplify the impact of the event and connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and enthusiasts.

Here’s how you can contribute:

  1. Use Official Hashtags: Whenever you post about the Global Health Forum on social media platforms such as Instagram, or LinkedIn or Facebook make sure to include our official event hashtags: #GHF2023 and #GlobalHealthForum. This will help your posts become part of the larger discussion and create a vibrant online community.
  2. Share Insights and Highlights: Share your insights from sessions, key takeaways, and memorable moments. Let your network know what you’ve learned and what has resonated with you during the event.
  3. Tag Speakers and Attendees: If you mention a speaker or interact with fellow attendees in your posts, consider tagging them. This encourages engagement and provides a platform for meaningful discussions.
  4. Use Visuals: A picture is worth a thousand words. Share photos and visuals from the event, whether it’s a snapshot of a session, a selfie with a fellow attendee, or a view of the venue. Visual content attracts attention and encourages engagement.
  5. Encourage Discussions: Pose questions, share interesting facts, or raise thought-provoking topics related to the event. Engaging questions often spark lively conversations.
  6. Connect with Fellow Delegates: Use the hashtags to find and connect with other participants who share your interests. This is an excellent way to expand your network and engage with like-minded professionals.

By participating in the online conversation, you not only contribute to the event’s impact but also create lasting connections that can extend beyond the forum itself.

We look forward to seeing your posts and engaging with you online. Remember to use #GHF2023 and #GlobalHealthForum in all your relevant posts to be a part of the global conversation.

Let’s make the Global Health Forum 2023 an event to remember both on-site and in the digital realm!

First Aid Point
Please seek the nearest GHF staff member, volunteer, or security member if you require medical assistance.

Call 112 and notify any GHF staff member or venue employee.

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available on site during the event. More information will be provided at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cascais for the Global Health Forum, where health and knowledge converge in this enchanting coastal setting. Stay tuned for more practical information and updates about the event. We can’t wait to see you there! For any further inquiries or assistance, feel free to contact our team at [email protected].

Vaccines and new frontiers of life

In a world where emerging diseases continually threaten our global health, a new chapter is being written in the history of vaccines. The parallel session, “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life,” explores the intricate interaction between science, innovation, and public health as we face unprecedented challenges. This parallel session delves into the rapid development of vaccines to combat the ever-evolving landscape of infectious diseases. From the groundbreaking mRNA technology utilized in COVID-19 vaccines to the tireless efforts of researchers and healthcare professionals on the front lines, we face the extraordinary endeavors of our time. However, with these breakthroughs comes controversy. “Vaccines and New Frontiers of Life” aims to debate the skepticism and misinformation surrounding vaccines, highlighting the importance of science-based decision-making and the battle against vaccine hesitancy. It highlights the voices of experts dedicated to dispelling myths and ensuring the public understands the significance of vaccination in safeguarding our collective well-being. As the world grapples with the ongoing challenges of emerging diseases, this session takes viewers on a journey through the triumphs, trials, and triumphs again in the realm of vaccines. It invites all the participants to reflect on vaccines’ critical role in our modern society and underscores the need for global cooperation in the face of these relentless threats. In this parallel session of the Global Heal Forum, we would like to explore the nexus between science, ethics, and public health, contributing to a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the relentless pursuit of solutions to safeguard our future in an ever-changing world.

As novas fronteiras da Medicina Laboratorial

O futuro da medicina laboratorial já começou e assenta em significativos avanços tecnológicos que nos permitem ultrapassar novas fronteiras no domínio do diagnóstico. A genómica é o principal suporte do novo paradigma médico conhecido como Medicina de Precisão ou Medicina Personalizada, em que a definição do diagnóstico molecular de cada doente determina a terapêutica específica e individualizada para cada um. A oncogenómica, disciplina fundamental para o diagnóstico e tratamento de doenças oncológicas hereditárias ou adquiridas, é uma das áreas que mais beneficia e beneficiará deste avanço laboratorial.

Da mesma forma, a proteómica abriu novas fronteiras no diagnóstico laboratorial da Doença de Alzheimer (DA) no sangue periférico, numa fase muito precoce, confirmando as mais ligeiras suspeitas clínicas, mesmo quando outro tipo de exames nada revela ou é demasiado invasivo. Considerando a possibilidade da eficácia de novos medicamentos, já existentes ou em desenvolvimento, actuarem nas fases muito iniciais desta forma de demência, impedindo a sua evolução, urge a utilização de novos testes que permitam, no sangue periférico, medir determinadas proteínas, com altíssima sensibilidade e especificidade fazendo precocemente o diagnóstico da DA permitindo atuar eficazmente nesta doença, ultrapassando uma nova fronteira não só na medicina laboratorial mas, mais especificamente, na neurologia.

Data Science e a Interoperabilidade dos Dados

Data Science e interoperabilidade cobrem o cerne do desenvolvimento de tecnologia para a saúde. É a estrada de informação que abre caminho para a inovação. Os dados das organizações de saúde podem ajudar a melhorar o diagnóstico, novos tratamentos, atendimento ao paciente e serviços gerais. Iremos discutir em que ponto estamos nos dias de hoje e como podemos acelerar a adoção de tecnologia suportada por data science e pela interoperabilidade.

Cuidados Domiciliários: Novos Desafios e Oportunidades

Levar os cuidados de saúde a casa permite melhorar a experiência do cliente em termos do conforto pessoal, mas também no plano da segurança e da qualidade clínica, designadamente pela redução de eventos adversos evitáveis.

A hospitalização domiciliária à escala do SNS português está a revelar-se uma resposta essencial para a redução da demora média hospitalar, permitindo libertar meios e recursos que impulsionam a melhoria do acesso e dos tempos de resposta.

Os cuidados em casa constituem uma oportunidade de mercado substancial para os diferentes operadores dos setores público, privado e social, e uma excelente iniciativa para a criação de maior valor para todos os stakeholders do setor.

Fórum dos CEO

Esta sessão paralela visa melhorar a colaboração entre os stakeholders no sistema de saúde, incluindo entidades oficiais, prestadores de cuidados de saúde, indústria e cidadãos questão crucial para melhorar o acesso e a qualidade dos cuidados. O principal objetivo é estabelecer canais de comunicação entre todas as partes interessadas para facilitar a partilha de informações e a colaboração. Nesta sessão, procura-se uma visão partilhada que defina objetivos comuns para o sistema de saúde. Esses objetivos devem ter como prioridades o acesso, a eficiência e a qualidade dos cuidados para todos os cidadãos. O Forum discutirá a importância do alinhamento de políticas, regulamentos e incentivos com o objetivo geral de melhorar o acesso e a qualidade dos cuidados de saúde através da promoção de políticas que promovam a inovação e a eficiência. Este Fórum debaterá, igualmente, a importância da interoperabilidade e da partilha de dados entre prestadores de cuidados de saúde, entidades pagadoras e parceiros da indústria permitindo uma compreensão mais abrangente das necessidades dos cidadãos e dos resultados dos cuidados de saúde. O debate também deverá ser centrado na adoção de tecnologias de saúde, como a saúde digital para melhorar a coordenação e a acessibilidade dos cuidados. Também será discutida a importância da implementação de incentivos baseados no desempenho para que os prestadores de cuidados de saúde e as organizações promovam cuidados de saúde de alta qualidade e melhores resultados para os utentes. Em síntese, esta sessão paralela tem como objetivo incentivar os esforços de parceria que se concentram na inovação e na melhoria dos cuidados de saúde, uma vez que melhorar a colaboração entre as partes interessadas no sistema de saúde é um processo contínuo que requer compromisso, flexibilidade e uma abordagem centrada no cidadão. Trabalhando em conjunto e implementando estas estratégias, será possível fazer progressos significativos na melhoria do acesso e da qualidade dos cuidados de saúde para todos os cidadãos.

Innovation Promoting Inclusion: Hearing Health What’s the Future.

Is a symposium that will explore the future of hearing health. The symposium aims to promote innovation, inclusion, and accessibility in hearing healthcare. The symposium will feature experts in the field of audiology, hearing technology, and public health. They will discuss the latest research, technologies, and policies related to hearing health. 

The symposium will also provide a platform for networking and collaboration among professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field.

Health & the Challenge of Quality

This session aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of key concepts related to whole system quality, leading for quality, and the future of quality on a global scale. It will facilitate discussions on interconnected dimensions of quality, such as leadership, integration, equity, digital advancements, and environmental sustainability.

Realising the Full Potential of Women’s Health and Well-being

Why do women, despite taking more care of their health, have a higher prevalence of disease and rend to be seen as fragile and weak?

Join us at a study presentation that aims to awaken consciences and demystify preconceptions about women’s health.

Inscreva-se na Lista de espera

Por favor preencha a informação abaixo para ficar inscrito na lista de espera. Se surgir disponibilidade, entraremos em contacto.

Join Waiting List

Please fill in the information below to join our Waiting List, and in the event of openings, we will get in touch with you.

Isabel Furtado

Administradora do Grupo TMG

Licenciada em Economia pela Universidade de Manchester, UK.

Administradora do Grupo TMG.  CEO da TMG Automotive e Administradora da HaMinGi, parceria industrial na China. 

Presidente da COTEC Portugal até 2022, atualmente membro da direção. Vice presidente da ATP. Presidente do Conselho da Administração do CEIIA, membro do Conselho Curadores da Universidade do Minho e do Governing Committee do MIT- Portugal.

Sessão: 29 Setembro - 10:00

Inovação, Ambiente e Sustentabilidade


Sessão: 30 Setembro - 11:30

Fórum dos CEO

Um painel que visa debater a ética da responsabilidade para a ação e cumprimento da sua missão essencial, no quadro globalizado em que o saber e a pessoa dependente constitui o escopo do desenvolvimento e da segurança, para criar confiança e qualidade de vida. O sustentáculo da cidadania pela democracia sanitária vai discutir-se da biomedicina aos seguros, da informação à gestão e investigação, num sistema de sinergias das potencialidades da tecnologia e ciência… Para um novo contrato social que a Saúde Global impõe.

Isabel Furtado

Administrator of the TMG Group

Graduated in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK.

Administrator of the TMG Group. CEO of TMG Automotive and Administrator of HaMinGi, an industrial partnership in China.

President of COTEC Portugal until 2022, currently member of the board. Vice president of ATP. President of the Board of Directors of CEIIA, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Minho and of the Governing Committee of MIT-Portugal.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Innovation, Environment and Sustainability


Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

Joana Ascensão


Porto, Portugal · Jornalista · Expresso; ex jornalista do Observador,

Reportagem expresso 11/08/23 “O amor de dois casais levou a um raro transplante internacional de rins

18/01/2023 — A jornalista Joana Ascensão, do semanário Expresso, venceu o Grande Prémio Jornalismo Jovem, com a reportagem “Filhos Únicos da Terra”.

14/11/2022 O segundo premio da Sociedade Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental foi concedido à reportagem “O Cancro não tem Sexo” da jornalista Joana Ascensão (Expresso). 

02/12/2019 Renascença, Prémio Nacional de Jornalismo de Inovação, categoria de Audiovisual, com a reportagem “Os incêndios matam abelhas. Isso afeta-nos mais do que pensa”.

Sessão: 29 Setembro - 14:30

O Futuro da Transplantação

O transplante é uma área da medicina que teve avanços significativos nos últimos anos, e apresenta um  promissor. Com a pesquisa e desenvolvimento em curso, espera-se que mais órgãos e tecidos fiquem disponíveis para transplante, e as taxas de sucesso desses procedimentos continuem a melhorar. Além disso, é provável que os avanços na tecnologia e nas técnicas tornem os procedimentos de transplante menos invasivos e mais eficientes, reduzindo o tempo de recuperação dos doentes. No geral, o futuro do transplante é uma grande promessa para aqueles que precisam de procedimentos que salvam vidas.

Joana Ascensão


Porto, Portugal · Journalist · Express; former Observer journalist,

Report express 11/08/23 “The love of two couples led to a rare international kidney transplant

18/01/2023 — Journalist Joana Ascensão, from the weekly Expresso, won the Grande Prêmio Jornalismo Jovem, with the report “Filhos Únicos da Terra”.

11/14/2022 The second prize of the Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health was awarded to the report “Cancro não tem Sexo” by journalist Joana Ascensão (Expresso).

12/02/2019 Renascença, National Prize for Innovation Journalism, Audiovisual category, with the report “Fires kill bees. It affects us more than you think”.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

The Future of Transplantation

Transplantation is an area of medicine that has seen significant advancements in recent years, and the future of this field looks promising. With ongoing research and development, it is expected that more organs and tissues will become available for transplantation, and the success rates of these procedures will continue to improve. Additionally, advancements in technology and techniques are likely to make transplantation procedures less invasive and more efficient, reducing recovery times for patients. Overall, the future of transplantation holds great promise for those in need of life-saving procedures.

Isabel Vaz

CEO Luz Saúde

É licenciada em Engenharia Química pelo Instituto Superior Técnico (1990) e tem um Master of Business and Administration (MBA) pela Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1994). Após a licenciatura, iniciou a sua vida profissional como investigadora no Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET). Foi Engenheira de Projeto Fabril no Grupo Atral Cipan. Em 1992, ingressou na McKinsey, empresa de consultadoria estratégica de alta direção, onde foi senior consultant durante sete anos, participando em projectos essencialmente na área da banca e seguros. Desde 1999, é Presidente da Comissão Executiva do Grupo Luz Saúde, liderando mais de 13 mil colaboradores em 30 unidades de saúde, entre as quais o Hospital da Luz, em Lisboa. Desde 2012, o Grupo que lidera gere também, em regime de Parceria Público-Privada, um hospital público – o Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, em Loures. Foi membro do Conselho de Faculdade da Nova School of Business and Economics da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. E membro do International Advisory Board do The Lisbon MBA, da mesma Faculdade. Foi ainda membro do Conselho Geral da Universidade de Lisboa. Nos últimos anos, tem realizado regularmente conferências sobre gestão em saúde, liderança, recursos humanos e sustentabilidade financeira dos sistemas de saúde, a convite de diversas universidades e outras instituições. Em 2015, recebeu o prémio do Jornal de Negócios «Excellens Oeconomics», como melhor gestora do ano em Portugal. Em 2017, recebeu o Prémio Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo 2017, atribuído pelo Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) a antigas alunas que se distinguiram no seu percurso profissional e social.

Sessão: 30 Setembro - 11:30

Fórum dos CEO

Um painel que visa debater a ética da responsabilidade para a ação e cumprimento da sua missão essencial, no quadro globalizado em que o saber e a pessoa dependente constitui o escopo do desenvolvimento e da segurança, para criar confiança e qualidade de vida. O sustentáculo da cidadania pela democracia sanitária vai discutir-se da biomedicina aos seguros, da informação à gestão e investigação, num sistema de sinergias das potencialidades da tecnologia e ciência… Para um novo contrato social que a Saúde Global impõe.

Isabel Vaz

CEO Luz Saúde

She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (1990) and a Master of Business and Administration (MBA) from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (1994). After graduation, she began her professional life as a researcher at the Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (IBET). She was a Factory Project Engineer at Grupo Atral Cipan. In 1992, he joined McKinsey, a senior management strategic consulting firm, where he was a senior consultant for seven years, participating in projects mainly in the area of banking and insurance. Since 1999, he has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Luz Saúde Group, leading more than 13,000 employees in 30 health units, including the Hospital da Luz in Lisbon. Since 2012, the Group he leads also manages, under a Public-Private Partnership, a public hospital – the Beatriz Ângelo Hospital, in Loures. He was a member of the Faculty Council of the Nova School of Business and Economics of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of The Lisbon MBA, from the same Faculty. He was also a member of the General Council of the University of Lisbon. In recent years, it has regularly held conferences on health management, leadership, human resources, and financial sustainability of health systems, at the invitation of several universities and other institutions. In 2015, she received the award of the Jornal de Negócios «Excellens Oeconomics», as the best manager of the year in Portugal. In 2017, she received the Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo 2017 Prize, awarded by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) to former students who have distinguished themselves in their professional and social career.

Session: 30 Sept - 11:30

CEO's Forum

A panel that aims to debate the ethics of responsibility for action and the fulfilment of its essential mission, in a globalized framework in which knowledge and the dependent person constitutes the scope of development and security, in order to create confidence and quality of life. The support of citizenship through health democracy will be discussed from biomedicine to insurance, from information to management and research, in a system of synergies of the potential of technology and science… For a new social contract that Global Health requires.

Joana Barbosa

Partner at Return on Ideas

She is dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge about consumers and citizens produced by Return on Ideas, including the SAÚDES project, by Médis, in whose investigations she has been involved. She takes charge of investigations, research, editing & information design.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Realising the Full Potential of Women's Health and Well-being

Joana Barbosa

Partner at Return on Ideas

Dedica-se à produção e disseminação de conhecimento sobre consumidores e cidadãos produzido pela Return on Ideas, incluindo o projecto SAÚDES, da Médis, em cujas investigações tem estado envolvida. Assume a direcção de investigações, research, edição & design de informação.

Sessão: 29 Setembro - 14:30

Entender todo o potencial da saúde e bem-estar da mulher

Ricardo Valente

City Councilor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship and City Councilor for Finance, Economic Activities and Inspectorate.

Ricardo Valente is City Councilor for Economy, Employment and Entrepreneurship and City Councilor for Finance, Economic Activities and Inspectorate. He is Board Member of Porto Vivo – Porto Urban Rehabilitation Society.

Mr. Valente is also a professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto and at PBS – Porto Business School.

Ricardo Valente was City Councilor for Economy, Tourism and Commerce and City Councilor for European Funds (2017 – 2021), City Councilor for Economic and Social Development (2016 – 2017), and Non-executive City Councilor (2013 – 2016). He was also the President of Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau (2018 – 2020), President of the Board of GO Porto – Municipal Management and Works Company (2016 – 2017), and Member of the National Bidding Commission for the Relocation of the European Medicines agency (2017).

From 1992 to 2016, Mr. Valente worked in risk management consulting, capital markets (as director and board member of brokerage firms), asset management (as CEO of one of the largest independent asset management firms in Portugal), investment banking (as member of the board of a bank), and was also an investment consultant.

Mr. Valente has a Master’s degree in finance and a MBA in finance from the Catholic University of Lisbon, and a degree in Economics from the University of Porto.

Mr. Valente is the author of several books on risk management.

Session: 29 Sept - 14:30

Citizen Forum

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Gisela Lameira

Architect and researcher at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto

Gisela Lameira (Viseu, 1978) is an architect and a contract researcher at the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP–CEAU, Portugal), and holds a PhD in architecture from FAUP (2017). Her research interests include the study of architecture and urban theory and history, specifically the genesis and transformation of multifamily housing. She worked as a research fellow on the FCT project “Mapping Public Housing: A Critical Review of the State‐Subsidised Residential Architecture in Portugal (1910–1974),” hosted by FAUP/ CEAU [P2020-PTDC/CPC-HAT/1688/2014], and is currently undertaking research for the research projects “Ageing in Place/Architecture4Ageing”and “Housing Think Tank: knowledge integration on multi-family residential buildings” (HoTT),” at FAUP. Between 2019 and 2022 he taught History of Contemporary Architecture at FAUP. Her scientific production is available at: https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/D214-D455-B6B2.

Session: 29 Sept - 10:00

Architecture, Health and Wellness

As stated by the United Nations, it is obvious that our future is urban and, accordingly, for the World Health Organization that health should be prioritized in urban and territorial planning, in order to incorporate it into decision-making and thus favouring “age-friendly cities”. For the next generation of elders who wish to keep participating actively in society, shared and social spaces are crucial for both physical and mental health. Sharing and generational diversity are essential components for wellbeing, underscoring the psychosocial advantages of the community dimension. With a wide variety of collective, self-organized and participatory forms of housing, the concept of collaborative housing encompasses many forms of self-organized housing projects, created with a collective effort, in which residents have access to generous shared spaces with a variety of uses as compensation for a minimal amount of private space. The new Basic Housing Law in Portugal already provides for collaborative housing as a form of access to permanent housing, which will certainly arouse great interest to all those concerned with Architecture, Health and Wellness.


João Breda

Diretor do Gabinete de Atenas da OMS para a Segurança e Qualidade dos Cuidados de Saúde & Conselheiro Especial do Diretor Regional da OMS

Dr. João Breda é Diretor do Gabinete de Atenas da OMS para a Segurança e Qualidade dos Cuidados de Saúde e Conselheiro Especial do Diretor Regional da OMS para a criação de Gabinetes Sub-Regionais.

Antes de se mudar para a Grécia, João Breda assumiu cargos de liderança da OMS em Copenhaga (Dinamarca) durante sete anos e em Moscovo (Federação Russa) durante quatro anos. O recém-criado Centro de Excelência de Atenas tem como objetivo melhorar a segurança e qualidade dos cuidados de saúde dos doentes a nível nacional, visando reduzir desigualdades ao promover a liderança e inovação na saúde.

Até 2021, dirigiu o Gabinete Europeu da OMS para a Prevenção e Controlo das Doenças Não Transmissíveis (DNT), parte integrante do Gabinete Regional da OMS para a Europa. Lançado em 2014, este Gabinete é um marco importante no compromisso de combater as DNT na Região Europeia da OMS. Liderado pelo Dr. Breda, o Gabinete das DNT prestou apoio a 53 Estados-Membros da Região Europeia da OMS, com abordagens específicas a nível da população, com o objetivo de assegurar uma redução do risco de DNT e a descida global da mortalidade prematura. Em 2019, a equipa que liderava recebeu o Prémio de Excelência atribuído por Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Diretor-Geral da OMS, que reconhece o contributo excecional para a Organização, com ganhos e conquistas tangíveis.

João Breda tem um doutoramento em Ciências do Consumo Alimentar e Nutrição pela Universidade do Porto, um master em Gestão pela EU Business School de Barcelona, um master em Saúde Pública e uma licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição.

Sessão: 30 Setembro - 16:50

Políticas de Saúde: a Urgência de Novas Ideias

Para melhorar a eficiência e eficácia dos sistemas de saúde, para prevenir doenças, promover a qualidade de vida… há um mundo de possibilidades e oportunidades que podem ser consideradas nas políticas de saúde. O momento de fazer a mudança é agora!

Sessão: 30 Setembro - 9:30

A nutrição é determinante na esperança de vida, mas também nos anos de vida saudável. O avanço da ciência transporta-nos para uma nova era da nutrição com decisivos contributos para a sustentabilidade do sistema de saúde e do sistema alimentar. De que estamos à espera para agir?

Carlos Carreiras

Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Cascais


Sessão: 29 Setembro - 09:00

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João Breda

Head of the WHO Athens Quality of Care and Patient Safety Office & SPECIAL ADVISER for the WHO Regional Director

Dr João Breda is the Head of the new Athens Quality of Care Office and Special Adviser of WHO Regional Director for the establishment of Sub-Regional Offices. Before moving to Greece João has been posted in WHO Senior Positions in Copenhagen (Denmark) for seven years and Moscow (Russian Federation) for four years. The newly established Athens Centre of Excellence aims to improve quality of care and patient safety at country level and focusing on reducing inequalities while promoting health innovation and leadership.
Until 2021 he Headed the WHO European Office for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office), which is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Launched in 2014, the NCD Office marked an important milestone in the commitment made to combatting NCDs in the WHO European Region. Led by Dr Breda, the NCD Office provided support to 53 Member States in the WHO European Region based on population-level, targeted approaches to ensure a reduction in NCD risk, an overall decline in premature mortality. In 2019, the team he was leading was given an Award of Excellence announced by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, which acknowledges the exceptional contribution to the Organization, tangible gains, and achievements.
Dr João Breda is a PhD in Food Consumption & Nutritional Sciences by Porto University, a Master of Business Administration by the EU Business School in Barcelona, a Master’s in Public Health and initially graduated in Nutritional Sciences.

Session: 30 Sept - 16:50

Health Policies: Need for a New Generation of Ideas

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems, to prevent disease, to promote quality of life… there is a world of possibilities and opportunities that can be factored in in healthcare policies. The time to make the change is now!

Session: 30 Sept - 9:30

Nutrition & Health

Nutrition is crucial in life expectancy, but also in years of healthy life. The advancement of science takes us into a new era of nutrition with decisive contributions to the sustainability of the health system and the food system. What are we waiting for to act?