Review our previous speakers’ feedback about their time at AIMS Meeting.

In picture: Aaron Ciechanover, MD, PhD, Nobel Prize Laureate (10th AIMS Meeting)

Aaron Ciechanover, MD, PhD

Nobel Session

“In particular, I like congresses that are organized by medical students. First for the way that medical students undertake this task and do it so well, and second, as a physician, I see my role as educating the young generations of physicians, and in this sense it was a perfect meeting.”

Marci Bowers, MD

Surgery Session

“I’m honored to be in front of so many students that represent the next generation, I hope to inspire them for the many firsts and possibilities that are ahead but also just to share my story and the work that I’m doing and my hopes for the future.”

Pankaj Chandak, MD

Surgery Session

“It had all the elements, I think, of inspiration, motivation, science, medicine, humanitarian aspects, so it is something I wish I could have had as a medical student. It’s really a testament to the hard work of the entire team, the motivation and dedication towards a better cause, towards creating future surgeons, scientists and Nobel Prize winners.”

Jessica Grahn, PhD

“I think it’s a really exciting opportunity for the medical students to be able to see what is happening at the next frontier of medicine in addition to what they learn in school.”

Neel Shah, MD

“This is probably one of the best medical conferences I’ve ever gone to, honestly. I’ve learned so much! I’ve been so inspired by not just the speakers but the amazing students who put this together and the 1000 students from 35 countries that came here today.”

Oliver Kaschke, MD, PhD

Surgery Session

“The conference was very impressive for me because I met a lot of young people who are starting their career in Medicine and it is so important that we have such meetings and exchange between experienced people and students.”

Faith Osier, MD, PhD

Keynote Lecture

“It was so professionally organized it was hard to believe that this is run entirely by students. The lineup of speakers was fantastic! The level of engagement from the students was great. Even as you spoke you felt a great connection from the audience.”

Jeanne Conry, MD, PhD

“We have a packed crowd, an auditorium filled with medical students asking very persuasive questions. We are seeing the leaders of our medical community, the leaders of health right here, and getting a sense of what our future is.”

Previous Speakers
Amy Hughes

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

“It was a fantastic experience! I have been to many conferences over the years and AIMS Meeting is one of the best organized conferences I have been to. A very interesting speakers list and really good food, which makes the difference”

Nicolas Sireau

AKU Society and Findacure, United Kingdom

“A very well organized congress and I would recommend it to everybody!”

Anthony Atala

Wake Forest University, USA

“It has been fantastic, sensational speakers! I wish I would have had a conference like this when I was a medical student.”

Beth Healey

Sallanches Hospital, Montblanc, France

“I really enjoyed the event. It is very well organized and it was great to visit Lisbon!”

Jack Kreindler

CHHP, United Kingdom

“Brilliantly produced, fantastic speakers, I have learned more here than I would have ever expected to.”

David Fajgenbaum

University of Pennsylvania, USA

“Thank you for your hospitality and the great job that you and your team members have done with this congress.”

Sherry Wren

Stanford University, USA

“This is a fabulous meeting with outstanding attendance, I was so impressed to see so many interested and dedicated students.”

Jens Lundgren

CHIP, Denmark

“Excellent initiative – please ensure to communicate across Europe for your next AIMS. Credit to Portuguese Universities – well done.”

Jesús Baño


“As the other speakers, I am experienced in lecturing in different parts of the world – nevertheless this was for me a memorable and emotive experience. I was deeply impressed by the competence of the organisers and touched by their kindness. I do expect AIMS Meetings to continue being organised.”

Norman Spack

Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

“I want to thank you for putting together as good a scientific meeting as I have been to in a long time. And, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to spend meaningful time with my favorite group, medical student, even earlier than the speed-dating near the close of the sessions. Your organizing committee has set the standard for international student-sponsored symposia.”

Jonathan Britto

Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

“The AIMS Meeting was superbly attended, even on a sunny Saturday, and equally well organised. I thouroughly enjoyed the event and I thank you again for your invitation. It was a pleasure to speak on a ‘mixed’ platform, and to be able to learn from the expertise of my colleagues in palliative care and foetal medicine.”

Tiago Villanueva


“I was impressed at how a group of medical students managed to set up an extremely well organized and ambitious event, and left the meeting with the comforting feeling that the future of medicine seems to be in great hands.”

Shree Bose

Harvard Medical School, USA

“We had an absolutely amazing past two days going around Lisbon and it was hands down one of the best experiences my parents and I have ever had in another country. Thank you so much again for the invitation! I really appreciate it!”

Wilhelm Behringer

Jenna University, Germany

“I would like to congratulate you again for the perfect organization of the congress. I am invited to numerous congresses, but I hardly felt as welcomed and taken care as last week. Continue with this good work, I wish you the same success for your next congress.”

Sabrina Arena

Candiolo Cancer Institute, Italy

“The 8th AIMS Meeting has been a great meeting with high scientific impact and with very good occasions for talking to speakers and colleagues.”

Cláudia Faria

iMM, Portugal

“Very well organised, very interesting and an amazing opportunity for networking and to share experiences. Keep up the excellent work!”