– Founder Strategy Institute for eHealth.
– 10 Years Senior Doctor for internal medicine, interventional cardiology and scientific developments at Hospital St. Georg.
– Joined the Boston Consulting Group in 2001.
– 16 years of experience with strategy projects in Healthcare.
Bruno Soares has extensive scientific, technological and business experience in the fields of digital health, DNA sequencing, pathogen detection and biochemical sensing.
He was the CEO of Coimbra Genomics, a digital health company that has developed and is commercially deploying ELSIE, a digital platform linking healthcare units and genetic service providers. He joined the company in 2013 as Director of Operations and was a key person in the initial company development and, in particular, in the creation of its core team. After taking over as CEO, he oriented the company towards a more clear digital health, data centred strategy and took the company to first sales in Portugal, Germany and Finland.
Prior to joining Coimbra Genomics, he was the Chief Scientific Officer of Base4, a UK based genomics start-up that he helped develop from its initial stage to a team of more than twenty people. There, he was involved in establishing partnerships with top research and corporate institutions, such as the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cancer Research UK, the Genomic Analysis Centre and Hitachi High Tech.
Bruno has a PhD in Physics from the University of Southampton, was involved in the creation of the Nanophotonics Centre at the University of Cambridge and has been an invited lecturer in the University of Porto. He has published in a range of leading peer-reviewed journals and he is co-inventor of more than 10 patents. He has been involved in securing more than $10 million in venture capital and grant funding.
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and innovator. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation, Kraft has chaired the Medicine for Singularity University since its inception in 2008, and is the Founder and Chair of Exponential Medicine, a program that explores convergent, rapidly developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees from Brown University and medical school at Stanford, Daniel was Board Certified in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics after completing a Harvard residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital, and fellowships in hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Stanford.
He has multiple scientific publications and medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at University of California San Francisco.
Daniel is a member of the Kaufman Fellows Society (Class 13) and member of the Inaugural (2015) class of the Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellowship.
Daniel’s academic research has focused on: stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, stem cell derived immunotherapies for cancer, bioengineering human T-cell differentiation, and humanized animal models. Clinical work focuses on: bone marrow / hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for malignant and non-malignant diseases in adults and children, medical devices to enable stem cell based regenerative medicine, including marrow derived stem cell harvesting, processing and delivery. He also implemented the first text-paging system at Stanford Hospital.
He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner, an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies. Daniel is an avid pilot and has served in the Massachusetts and California Air National Guard as an officer and flight surgeon with F-15 & F-16 fighter Squadrons. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
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.
Back in 1999, got interested in Telemedicine via Home Care applications.Was involved in the creation of MED-e-TEL, the International Educational & Networking Forum for eHealth, Telemedicine & Health ICT, in Luxembourg.
Was elected to the Board of the ISfTeH (International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth) in September 2003 as Treasurer, and re-elected in December 2007 and December 2012 as Secretary-Treasurer.
Since 2016 has moved to the Management Board as Executive Secretary. As such, has been attending many Telemedicine Conferences and Events in various countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, U.A.E., U.K., Ukraine, U.S.A., Vatican.
Presentations on the Global Vision about Telemedicine/eHealth were made in: Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Antwerp, Athens, Bangalore, Bangkok, Berlin, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bonn, Braunschweig, Brisbane, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Copenhagen, Dubai, Durban, Donetsk, Fiuggi, Fukuoka, Gramado, Guanzhou, Hammamet, Helsinki, Hvar, Hyderabad, Iasi, Jaipur, Joensuu, Kolkota, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Mangalia, Montreal, Moscow, Mumbai, Nairobi, New Delhi, Osijek, Ottawa, Parana, Paris, Perth, Prishtina, Pune, Rabat, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sandton, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Sarajevo, Saratov, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Takamatsu, Tallinn, Tarusa, Tirana, Tromsö, Vienna, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zagreb.
Over a period of 15 years, Frank LIEVENS has been instrumental in establishing contacts for the ISfTeH with several International Organizations and Institutions, Professional Associations, Telemedicine/eHealth Experts and has contributed to a sustained expansion of the Society, in harmonious and efficient collaboration with the other Board Members and the coordinators of the Working Groups.
– Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer with Habilitation (like the german system) in International Public Health – Health Information Systems (since July 2016) at the International Public Health and Biostatistics Unit, WHO Collaborating Center for Health Workforce Policy and Planning. Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa: So far 4 of my students have finished the PhD (plus 6 ongoing) and 20 have finished MSc (plus 2 ongoing).
– Invited Professor at School of Science and Technology, since 2015.
– Coordination and lecturing of the Health Information Systems’ unit (at IHMT, in both Master in Public Health and PhD in International Health), Hospital Management’s unit (at School of Science and Technology, Master in Biomedicine Enginnering).
– Member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program on International Health.
– Population Health, Policies and Services Group Leader at Global Health and Tropical Medicine Research Center(evaluated as “excellent”), since 2016.
– Associate Editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision-Making.
– President of the Garcia de Orta Association for Cooperation and Development, a NGDO focused on healthcare interventions in PALOP countries (since 2013).
Pini is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years of experience leading change and strategic growth in the healthcare industry.
Pini serves as Mor’s CEO since 2003 and under his guidance the company has created over 60 medical startups and expended the Physician’s Research funds division from 70 funds to 700. Pini has worked to create collaborations with partners across disciplines of the healthcare industry in order to drive meaningful innovation and growth for Mor’s portfolio. Over his time at Mor Pini has served as a director and as Chairman of the board of 35 companies.
Prior to joining Mor, Pini founded Bio-Gal, a biotechnology start-up that deals with Multiple Myeloma, where he led the start-up up to the successful merger with XTL, a publicly traded company. Before that he was the CEO of On medical centers, a chain of clinics that treats ED where he opened 70 clinics in 17 countries, employing 400 physicians, initiated the company’s franchise model and launched additional business lines.
Pini holds an MBA degree from Johnson & Wales University, Providence Rhode Island.
Dr. Robert Wah is DXC’s Global Chief Medical Officer and former President of the American Medical Association.
Robert served more than 23 years on Active Duty in the United States Navy and was the Associate CIO for the Military Health System where he led the requirements team of over 100 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and managed the portfolio of over $900,000,000 annual spend on Health IT tools covering 520 clinics and hospitals worldwide for 10 million patients.
At Health and Human Services (HHS), Robert served as the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, where he set up the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, (ONC) and was Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Wah is Co-Chair of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), a 25 person Federal Advisory committee advising HHS Secretary and ONC. Robert was vice chairman of the Navy’s largest Ob/Gyn department with more than 200,000 patient visits and 4000 annual deliveries and has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, University of California, San Diego and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Robert was elected Chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and served on the Board for 11 years. Dr. Wah served on the Board of Directors (Council) of the World Medical Association 2012- 2016. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and the American Telemedicine Association. Robert did his training at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda and Harvard Medical School and holds two board certifications. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Wah has maintained his US Top Secret Clearance for over 20 years and he currently sees patients, does surgery and trains residents and fellows at the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) and Walter Reed National Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.
Tobias Zobel studied Mechanical Engineering at FAU Erlangen-Nurnberg finishing with his diploma thesis “Functionalization of polymers for biomedical applications” at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA.
Since March 2018, he is the manager of the Digital Health Innovation Platform (d.hip) – an alliance between the Siemens Healthineers, the Medical Valley EMN the University Hospital Erlangen, and the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg in order to foster innovation and development in the field of Digital Health. From 2014 until 2018, he has been the director of the Central Institute of Healthcare Engineering especially focusing on the initiation of new interdisciplinary research projects between academic institutions, hospitals and the industry on a national and international level and their transfer into innovative products or services. Being an ambassador and shareholder of the Medical Valley GmbH, he takes advantage of access to a huge network of companies and research institutions. Having coordinated the study programs in Medical Engineering at the FAU, he also ensured the high standards and quality of education. His seminars at the university included seminars like “Medical Device Directive”, “Interdisciplinary Innovations in Medical Technology” and “Operating Room of the Future”.
As a former resident of Brazil, he organizes various scientific workshops in South America and builds up a Medical Technology cluster in collaboration with the state government of Rio Grande do Sul with the aim of fostering highly interdisciplinary innovation projects across the globe (especially in China, USA and Brazil). His incubation efforts help to integrate researchers into companies and harmonize strategic goals of research and the industry.
Until today, Tobias Zobel is the founder of four companies ranging from software solutions for hospitals, manual therapy devices, wearables and pure consulting solutions. His clients are industrial partners (i.e. Siemens, ad\idas) as well as governmental institutions (i.e. Deutsche Bundeswehr, Capes).
His software company accuras GmbH originated from an international collaboration that offers solutions for clinical sterilization processes, workflow communication and indoor navigation. In the last years, he has been evaluating different innovation and research systems in various countries such as USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Israel and Germany. In the official campaign of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) “Germany – Land of Ideas”, he promoted the expertise of the Medical Valley cluster in the field of Medical Technology in Erlangen and its surroundings.
He holds a bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, an International Executive master’s degree from FEA / USP (Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting) and a Project Management master’s degree from FIA / USP.
He is currently doing doctoral studies in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas with a research line in Competitiveness and Management.
He has experience in Civil Engineering and Clinical Engineering fields. Held the position of Engineering Director at Hospital A.C. Camargo, General Manager of Engineering at Pepsico do Brasil and Director at Philips do Brasil. He served as Chief of Staff at Hospital das Clínicas (Medical School of USP) from January 2011 to May 15, 2014; and from that date, he is Superintendent at Hospital das Clínicas (FMUSP).
Prof. Dr. CLÁUDIA CATÃO has a doctor’s degree obtained in the Psychology Institute of USP. Coauthor of the 1st Theoretical Reference on Online Psychotherapy in Portuguese language. Online Psychotherapy – Ethics, Security and Scientific Evidences on the Technology-Mediated Clinical Practices. She participated in the Work Group of São Paulo that drafted the new resolution of the CFP (Federal Psychology Council) on Technology-Mediated Psychological Care. She coordinates the course of Technology-Mediated Practices (Online Psychotherapy) of Casa dos Insights. She is specialized in Online Education (FEA-USP), Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (IP-USP), Chemical Dependency (UNIAD/UNIFESP) and Clinical Research (FMUSP), being also a candidate to the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and International Affiliate of American Psychology Association (APA) She sees patients in on-site and on-line brief and psychoanalytical psychotherapy. She supervises colleagues in psychoanalytical clinical care and on-line care.
Psychologist; Specialization in Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy at York University – Toronto/Canada (2004-2006); Master’s Degree in Psychology at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1991); Doctor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Universidade do Minho – Portugal (2003) and Post-Doctor’s Degree at the Psychiatry Department of the Hospital das Clínicas of the Medical School of the Universidade de São Paulo (2006-2009). He is the coordinator of the Technological Reliance Group of the Impulse Disorder Program (PRO-AMITI) of the Psychiatry Department of the Medical School of the Universidade de São Paulo. Director of the Virtual Therapy Center/SP and Director of the Cognitive Psychotherapy Center of São Paulo. Director of the “Cognitiva Scientia” Project – mental health improvement. Former president of the Brazilian Association of Cognitive Therapies (SBTC). Columnist (Blog) of the Universo Online (UOL). He published 13 books on psychology and mental health and participated directly in more than 800 articles in the media.
Director of Health Claim at SulAmérica Saúde.
Degree in Medicine at Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Santa Casa de São Paulo. Specialization in Health Management Systems at Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Executive MBA Executivo at Fundação Dom Cabral.
Psychology degree in Zurich University (Switzerland) and Doctor’s degree in Psychiatry at FMUSP, with over 10 years of professional experience in e-health and mobile health, coordinator of a pioneer research project in Telepsychiatry at HC São Paulo, collaborator in the Latin American Treatment and Innovation Network in Mental Health and currently Senior Clinical Consultant at TNH Health, a start-up that produces chatbots for population health management.
Doctor’s degree in Social Science at PUC-SP, professor of the economy graduate course of Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo and visiting scholar of Universidade de São Paulo (EACH), creator of the Research Center of Longevity Economy and author of the book “Viver Muito” (Ed. Leya).
Founder and CEO of Telehelp, the Brazil’s first teleassistance company. Previously, Vasconcellos was CEO of Teleatlantic and Verisure Brasil. In addition, he is the founder of ABESE – Brazilian Association of Electronic Security Companies.
Between 1989 and 1994, he worked at Gafisa with market research and product design and development. He was also responsible for the negotiation and acquisition of lands for incorporation.
Lais worked as a consultant for the private Health Sector in Brazil for 15 years, serving both national and multinational employers as well as Health Plan carriers. She participated in several technical committees (including some in ANS), was a frequent speaker in conferences and produced articles and notes.
After 5 years leading the customer services at Amil, she joined the UHG External Affairs team in Brazil, as the Regulatory Director.
Fluent in English, Lais is a physician, specialized in Internal Medicine. She is post-graduated in insurance business (PUC/RJ) and holds an Executive MBA (COPPEAD/UFRJ).
Médico formado pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, com residência em Cirurgia Geral e do Trauma e Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço pelo Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP, Título de Especialista em Cirurgia de Cabeça e Pescoço pela Associação Médica Brasileira, membro Titular do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões (CBC), MBA em Gestão e Economia da Saúde pela FIA – Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de São Paulo”;
“Diretor do depto de gestão do CBC (Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões)”;
“Diretor técnico médico da OMINT Serviços de Saúde desde 2015, com experiência no mercado de Operadoras de Plano de Saúde desde 2001.
Psychologist specialized in Cognitive Therapy, a Human Resources Management graduate and has two Cybercounsellor certifications issued by Toronto University. In 2010, she founded the first online platform for psychological care in Brazil, becoming one of the pioneers in this segment. In 2014, she was awarded the SEBRAE Businesswomen prize, being ranked in the first position. She participated in the meetings for review of the Resolution 12/2005 and 11/2012 in the CRP SP (Regional Psychology Council of São Paulo) which provide for the remote psychological care. Currently she is co-founder of TelaVita and Coordinator/Coach of the Cybercounsellor Certification (Portuguese) in the center of Online Therapy of Toronto University.
Psychology degree at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (1977). Specialist in Clinical Psychology (CFP-2001). Philosophy master’s degree at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2005). Psychotherapist, coordinator and professor of the course for Specialization in Gestalt-therapy of the Instituto Granzotto de Psicologia Clínica Gestáltica. She has experience in Psychology with emphasis in diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, acting mainly in the following subjects: gestalt clinics, ethics and phenomenology. She has studied painting and its processes since 2008. She is the coordinator of the Psychosocial Inclusion in Culture Project, approved by the Ministry of Culture and developed by the Instituto Granzotto de Psicologia Clínica Gestáltica. Coauthor of Fenomenologia e Gestalt-terapia (2007), Fenomenología y Terapia Gestalt (2009), Psicose e Sofrimento (2012), Clínicas Gestálticas (2012), Psicosis y Creación (2013) and Biopoder, Totalitarismo y la Clínica del Sufrimiento (2013).
In April 2011, Renato Garcia began his career at Philips as a leader in Supply Chain and Operations areas for Latin America. Before taking his current position, he led the lighting division, Philips Lighting, for 2 years.
And from the heights of his 15-year-experience in Sales, Supply Chain, Operations, Project Management and Business Development, he has served in different positions in the USA and Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering and a master’s degree from the University of São Paulo as well as a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma; and has attended international leadership courses.
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