- 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.
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.
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.
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