Keynote Lectures

AIMS Meeting Logo
Keynote Lectures

Innovative and inspiring lectures

Brace yourselves and prepare to be inspired by four unique and inspiring personalities of the Medicine and Scientific World. Adding up to our three thematic modules, these talks will broaden your horizons unravelling some of the most hot topics of today. You will also be able to learn from the best by witnessing a lifelong passion and dedication to science in our Nobel Lectures.

In 2022 we welcomed

John O'Keefe
John O’Keefe, PhD
Professor at Sainsbury Wellcome Center of the University College London
Fellow of the Royal Society
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014
Kavli Prize in Neuroscience in 2014

John O’Keefe is a renowned neuroscientist that has contributed to the discovery of several neurophysiological processes that help to better understand how our brain represents space. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2014 for the discovery of the place cells, that allow the creation of cognitive representations of specific places in space.

Sponsored by

Sara Sá, BSc

Bachelor’s degree in Aerospacial Engineering
Director of Militar Health at the Forças Armadas Hospital
Specialized in Science and Health

Sara Sá, during her career, has published in magazines like Visão and Visão Health. She currently works in the redaction of Exame Informática, being in charge of the Health and Innovation themes. She often participates in multiple medical and scientific conferences. Her work has been distinguished by UNESCO, Portuguese Cancer League and Apifarma. She is also the co-Autor of the book One Hundred Myths without Logic.

Henry Marsh
Henry Marsh, MD
Retired neurosurgeon at St. George Hospital in London
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

With an unrivaled career as a doctor, Henry Marsh, who is currently retired, is a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery, having developed his projects mostly in Ukraine. He wrote two best-sellers, Do No Harm in 2014 and Admissions in 2017, focusing on his path as a neurosurgeon and addressing ethical issues, such as iatrogenic events and medical error.

Sponsored by

Nuno Figueiredo, MD PhD

Head of General Surgery and Coordinator of the Robotic Surgery Program at Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa

Professor Nuno Figueiredo is an internationally renowned colorectal surgeon, currently working at Hospital Lusíadas Lisboa. After completing his medical degree and PhD at Lisbon University, he undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Belgium and later obtained his certification of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. In 2015, he became a certified robotic surgeon. Prof. Figueiredo has also dedicated a big part of his life to research, having won the Pfizer Award for Fundamental Research in 2013.

Biran Kolbilka
Brian Kobilka, MD, PhD
Professor at Stanford University
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Co-founder of ConfometRx
Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012

In addition to his career in internal medicine, Brian Kobilka shared his time between clinical practice and his investigation in biochemistry, leading to one of the most recent discoveries in pharmacology. In 2012 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for studies regarding the structure and mechanism of action of G-protein-coupled receptors – a subclass of receptors that are typically the target of several drugs.

Sponsored by

Duarte Vital Brito, MD MPH

Medical Doctor specialized in Public Health
Postgraduate in Public Health Communication, in Information Visualization and in Travel Medicine

Professor Duarte Vital Brito gratuated in Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of the Univeristy of Lisbon in 2015 and specialized in Public Health. He dedicates a big part of his career to Health Communication and has collaborated in different projects in the past years involving scientific research, research dissemination and development of scientific content for formative events.