Adjective – the most modern stage of development in a particular type of work or activity. Throughout the years surgery has been one of the cornerstones of our medical approach. From the beginning of surgical procedures, characterized by its painful and barbaric nature, to today’s minimally invasive and highly technological approaches, this is a side of medicine that is highly dependent on technological advances, such as the introduction of anaesthesia on the 20th century. Nowadays this is a field in galloping expansion, accompanying the technological revolution we are living. We, in 8th AIMS Meeting, want our participants to be up to date with the latest advances in surgical techniques, as well as to be aware of what the state of the art will be in the upcoming years. To do so we are going to bring some of the most respected and captivating speakers in the field, so that they can inspire you dive into the medical area that shows us that beneath every doctor, there is an artist.
Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Santa Maria; Coordinator of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Lusíadas; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Beira Interior.
Dr. Ângelo Nobre is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and head of the Cardiothoracic Department in Hospital Santa Maria. He finished his medical studies at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 1983 and concluded his medical residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hospital Santa Maria in 1993.
During his career, he trained on Congenital Heart Diseases, having become an expert on this field. Currently, with the technological advances in Surgery, one of Dr. Ângelo’s main interests is minimally invasive cardiac surgery and his department was the first one in Portugal that performed Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery.
He will be speaking about the what the future holds for cardiothoracic surgery, don’t miss it!
Sherry M. Wren
Vice chair for Professional Development and Diversity, Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Surgery, Stanford University; Director Clinical Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital; Honorary Professor, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London.
Dr. Sherry Wren is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. She completed fellowship training in advanced hepatobiliary surgery and performs open, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches to these diseases.
Dr. Wren has been on the faculty at Stanford University since 1997. She has been honored with multiple national and Stanford teaching and mentoring awards, and has served in leadership positions in many organizations. She currently serves on the editorial boards of JAMA Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, and the Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and Advanced Techniques.
Dr. Wren is also very involved in humanitarian surgery and global surgery. She works and manages educational partnerships in Sub Saharan Africa.
Additionally, being a consultant for Intuitive Surgical (da Vinci®) and having given several lectures regarding the field of robotics, Dr. Wren is in an outstanding position to give a true insight regarding the robotics on surgery.
Director of the Burn Center and Director of Plastic Surgery Transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA.
Dr. Bohdan Pomahač has completed his medical studies at the Palacký University of Olomouc’s Faculty of Medicine, in Czech Republic. He left for the USA immediately after finishing his studies in 1996, and began his residency of General Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, completing specialty on Plastic Surgery in 2003. Although face transplants weren’t his main focus in the beginning of his medical career, by 2004 he became increasingly interested in the subject and devoted much of his free time to it. Great incentive came when Dr. Pomahač met Isabelle Dinoire, the first person to undergo partial face transplantation in 2005 in France. In 2009, Dr. Pomahač performed the second partial face transplant in the USA and in 2011, he led the team that performed the first full face transplant in USA and the third in the world. For Dr. Pomahac, although face transplants don’t save lives, they can help people get their lives back.