Cláudio Lottenberg is the President of Instituto Coalizão Saúde and the Chairman of the Board of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, having also been its president between 2001 and 2016, making it a management, quality and research model, comparable to the best in the world. The position was consolidated with the foundation, in 2015, of the hospital’s Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde [School of Health Sciences]. He is the author of the following books: A Saúde Pode Dar Certo e Saúde (Ed. Atheneu, 2007) and Cidadania – A Tecnologia ao Serviço do Paciente e Não ao Contrário (Ed. Atheneu, 2016), winner of the Jabuti award.
With Undergraduate, Master’s and PhD’s degrees from Escola Paulista de Medicina of Universidade Federal de São Paulo, he attended medical residency at the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology and improvement in ophthalmological emergencies by the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (1989). Throughout his professional life, he has performed more than 40 thousand ophthalmologic surgeries and participates in various medical societies. Visiting Professor at Harvard University (USA), full professor of public health policies of the MBA program in Health at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, and member of the Academia de Medicina de São Paulo. President of Lide Saúde and Vice-President of Líderes Empresariais (Lide), and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Instituto Coalizão Saúde. He was the Secretary of hHealth for the municipality of São Paulo (2004), member of the State Council for Health Affairs (since 2015), and member of the Municipal Health Council (since 2017). He is Chairman of the Superior Health Council of the State of São Paulo and member of the Board of Economic Development and Health of São Paulo. He was an elected member of the Federal Council for Social Assistance (President Fernando Henrique Cardoso), of the Fome Zero Council (President Lula), and member of the Social Development Council (President Michel Temer). He was president of the Brazilian Confederation, and was vice-president of the World Jewish Congress. He is currently a special advisor to the president of the World Jewish Congress of Latin America.
Waldir Leopércio is a Physician with residency and a master’s degree in pneumology from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Experience in health management in the public and private areas with focus on health promotion, primary care, high complexity and management of hospital units.
Currently holds the position of DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL INTELLIGENCE – AMIL. Among other activities, he is responsible for the Population Health Management area.
Dr. Andreas is a German internist, cardiologist and experienced international business consultant for large healthcare oriented companies. During his clinical active period he co-founded innovative technologies which are now still being used globally. After his time as an interventional cardiologist Dr. Andreas joined the Boston Consulting Group and then became partner of SYTE (Strategy Institute for Digital Health). He supports since many years companies (mainly leading pharma, medtech, Digital Health firms), health insurances and governmental health organizations on 4 continents. His focus is on feasible innovation with medical and economic impact.
Bart M Demaerschalk, MD, MSc, FATA, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, FRCPC
Consultant, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic
Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Chair, Cerebrovascular Division of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Medical Director, Synchronous (Telemedicine) Services, Center for Connected Care, Mayo Clinic
Medical Director, Enterprise Telestroke Network, Mayo Clinic
Board Member, American Telemedicine Association
Dr. Demaerschalk received his M.D. degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He completed his neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship training at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and postgraduate training in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health research methodology, and health professional education at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada and University of Toronto, in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Demaerschalk joined the staff at Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2001, and is currently a professor in the Department of Neurology, chair of cerebrovascular diseases division, director of telestroke, and director of synchronous (telemedicine) services.
Dr. Demaerschalk has specialized in stroke, emergency neurology, telemedicine, and digital healthcare for two decades. His research focuses on thrombolysis, regional stroke systems of care, health economics, meta-analysis, evidence based medicine, telemedicine, and digital healthcare. He has chaired, co-chaired, and co-authored American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidelines for the management of acute ischemic stroke, thrombolysis in stroke, and telestroke, American Academy of Neurology guidelines for telemedicine in neurology, and American Telemedicine Association guidelines for telestroke. He has designed and conducted pivotal clinical trials demonstrating reliability, validity, safety, and efficacy of telemedicine for stroke and the first US cost effectiveness analysis of telestroke.
He is the author of more than 150 research manuscripts, chapters and editorials, and is the co-editor of several books including the textbooks Neurology – an Evidence Based Approach, Evidence Based Neurology, and Teleneurology. He has served as an editorial board member for 13 journals and as an editor in chief for 2 journals. He currently serves as co-editor in chief for The Neurologist.
He was the recipient of the Distinguished Mayo Educator award in 2011 and the Distinguished Mayo Clinician in 2013, as well as the Arizona Medical Association and Arizona Department of Health Services Public Service Awards in 2013.
He was elected to Fellow of the ATA and Board of ATA in 2017.
Bernardo Mariano Junior is the Director of the Department of Digital Health and Innovation, and the Chief Information Officer of WHO. He is responsible for setting and maintaining the vision and direction of WHO’s strategy of health in the digital age. As CIO, he ensures that the digital transformation of WHO enhances the Organization’s collective performance and efficiency to deliver the ‘Health for all’ global development agenda.
Prior to joining WHO, Mr. Mariano held senior managerial positions in the International Organization for Migration as Senior Regional Adviser for Sub-Saharan Africa in the office of the Director-General, Chief Information Officer, and Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.
Dirk Peek, MD FCCS FIPP , is an Anesthesiologist-Pain Specialist and eHealth/Telemedicine consultant. He graduated as a Medical Doctor at the University of Maastricht. During his study he did various research in the medical field and is an author of an extensive list of publications. After his graduation he recieved additional training in Intensive Care medicine , general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Subsequently he was trained as an Anesthesiologist and Painspecialist at the University Hospital Maastricht . After his board certification he worked abroad as an Anesthesiologist and Emergency Physician. Since a few years he is involved in EHealth and Telemedicine projects as Medical Advisor of DXC-Technology and Telemedicine consultant. He is specialized in Telemedicine in Ambulances. Currently he is involved in the Medical Assistance Remote Specialist ( MARS) –project in Ambulances and application of Telemedicine in woundcare.
Dr. Emmanuel O. Abara graduated in 1976 from the University of Ibadan as a Gold medalist in Community health and received the Blair-Aitken Prize in Surgery. He completed General Surgery training at the Universities of Benin and Port Harcourt, and a Urology Residency at the University of Toronto, with Fellowship in General Urology, Urodynamics, Pediatric urology and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. He is currently a Director at the Richmond Hill Urology Practice and Prostate Institute, and works as a Consultant Urologist for Notre Dame Hospital, Hearst; The General Hospital, Smooth Rock Falls and Sensenbrenner Hospital, Kapuskasing. He is an Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Northern Ontario School of Medicine with a special interest in rural and global health and use of technology in health services e.g. telemedicine. Has served in many professional leadership capacities at the local and provincial levels, including serving as Secretary and Chair for Ontario Medical Association (OMA) District 5, as a member of the OMA Nominating Committee and Audit Committee, and as delegate and alternate to OMA and CMA Council. Currently serves on the CEPD/Faculty Development, and Education Advisory Board, Academic Council of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Has continued to serve as a reviewer and contributor to various medical journals e.g. the CUAJ. Has close to 15 years of Telemedicine practice through active association with Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).Chair, Tele-Urology Working Group, International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health(ISfTeH)
Has received several awards and honours: CUA 1995 and 2001, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow; the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and Certificate of Honour,2012; Volunteer of the Year Award for Richmond Hill,2012; a Life Achievement Award from CANPAD 2013; Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Life Membership 2014; NOSM/NOAMA Leadership Award 2016; and others. Married to Nkeiru and blessed with Erinma, Oge, Uko and Ori.
Possesses benefits of extensive cross-cultural medical training; wide clinical experience with strong Canadian and international content; team and collaborative working abilities; good communication skills; professionalism and accountability.
Master in Economic and Diplomatic Sciences (1967) I.C.H.E.C. – Brussels (Belgium). Managing Director of LIEVENS-LANCKMAN BVBA (Belgium) and AKROMED FRANCE (France), companies involved in manufacturing and distribution of Medical Devices, having a worldwide network. Executive Secretary of the ISfTeH.
Guilherme Safioti is a pulmonologist and Global Medical Director at Teva Pharmaceuticals. For the past 4 years he’s been working in the Digital Respiratory program, together with a large cross-function team. This program has led to the FDA-approval of the world’s first two integrated electronic inhaler devices. The built-in sensors measure flow rate and provides objective information about the time, frequency and quality of inhalation via a mobile app, empowering the patients to take an active role in their health management. Guilherme is also designing and running clinical trials to test the effectiveness of this digital therapeutics solution to improve outcomes for asthma and COPD patients, as well as studies to develop machine-learning algorithms to predict exacerbations based on real-life usage data from the Digihaler. He received his medical degree from Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (USP), Brazil, followed by residency in Respiratory Medicine at Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Guilherme is a member of the Swedish Respiratory Medicine Association and the European Respiratory Society.
Prof. Henrique Martins, MD (Lisbon), MPhil, PhD (Cambridge) Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Portugal Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal Specialist Doctor of Internal Medicine, Hospital Fernando da Fonseca (HFF), Lisbon, Portugal. Coordinator of Joint Action for Supporting eHealth – eHealthAction (2018-2012) Elected chairman of the European Union eHealth Network (beginning September 1, 2018)
Micaela Seemann Monteiro is a doctor and Consultant for Internal Medicine. She graduated from Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, became a specialist and worked in Germany, Great Britain, and Portugal. She attended the Program for Senior Management of Health Institutions at AESE Business School. She has a graduate degree in information management and business intelligence in health from NOVA Information Management School. She works in the Shared Services of the Portuguese Ministry of Health where she runs the National TeleHealth Center and the SNS Contact Center, SNS 24. She is a co-investigator in several projects that explore AI and Natural Language Processing in the field of health, with the Fraunhofer Institute, among others, and supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. She is a member of the WHO list of digital health experts.
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