Program at a Glance
Oral Communications and Posters
Take a minute to know our Chairpersons!
Take a minute to know our Chairpersons!
Ana Rita Goes
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Ana Rita Goes is a Clinical and Health Psychologist. She holds a PhD in Psychology (Health Psychology) and a Master's Degree in Public Health. She is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, UCP, where she coordinates the Master's Programme in the Psychology of Wellbeing and Health Promotion.
Her current research interests focus on the areas of early detection of developmental and behavioral problems, childhood sleep problems, childhood anxiety disorders, childhood obesity prevention, and parental determinants of the development of self-regulation.
As a clinical psychologist, she works with children and parents.
Ana Rita Peralta
Hospital Santa Maria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Ana Rita Peralta obtained her medical degree and Master degree in Neuroscience at the University of Lisbon Medical School.
She was later specialized in Neurology at Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, where she also obtained Neurophysiology and Sleep training.
She has the Somnologist title by European Sleep Research Society and the competence in Sleep Medicine from the Portuguese Medical Association.
She currently works mostly in Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon in Sleep, Epilepsy and Neurophysiology, and as a teaching Assistant at the University of Lisbon Medical School. Her main area of interest is sleep in neurological disorders.
Director of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology
Augusta Gaspar is a Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, where she also serves as Coordinator of the Honours Degree Program in Psychology.
She holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology, an MSc in Ethology and an Honours Degree in Educational Psychology.
Over the years she has conducted research in Psychobiology, with both behavioural and physiological approaches, focusing mainly the topics of emotion experience and expression, taking both an ontogenetic and a phylogenetic perspective.
She has published extensively in this topic and has coordinated and taught many courses in the frontier of Psychology and Biology.
Medical University Innsbruck University Hospital of Neurology – Austria
Birgit Högl is associate professor of Neurology and head of the sleep disorders clinic at Innsbruck Medical University. She is president of the European RLS Study Group, and president of the Austrian Society of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research (2006-2010, 2016-2018), and member of the scientific committee of the European Sleep research Society.
She has authored more than 250 peer reviewed manuscripts, more than 30 book chapters, and co-edited several books on sleep medicine. She is also associate editor of the Journal of clinical sleep Medicine, section editor of somnology, and and editorial board member of other journals. Her Hirsch Index is 50.
Hospital Santa Maria, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Carla Bentes is Mother of 4 children Neurologist, Neurophysiologist, Somnologist, Head of the EEG/Sleep Laboratory. Hospital de Santa Maria-CHLN, Neurology University Clinic. Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon University and PhD student. Lisbon Academic Medical Centre (CHLN-FMUL-IMM)
Clinical Neuropsychologist in Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences) from the Faculty of Medicine
Clinical Neuropsychologist, with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Neurosciences) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. Maintains clinical and research activities at the Laboratory of Language Research of FMUL and CENC – Sleep Medicine Centre.
Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of UCP and Invited Coordinator Professor of Neuropsychology at Escola Superior de Saúde de Alcoitão.
She also collaborates with the Master/PhD Programme in Neurosciences of the FMUL. Her current research interests focus on normal and pathological aging (dementia) as well as in the relationship between sleep and cognition.
Collaborates in several national and international research projects with several foreign institutions (including UCL and Universidad de las Americas – Ecuador) as well as in clinical trials.
Authors and co-authors several papers and also peer-reviews scientific publications.
Member of the executive committee of the Behavioural Neurology Section of the Portuguese Neurology Society and member of the Brain Aging and Dementia Study Group.
Helena Rebelo Pinto
Católica Research Center for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing
Helena Rebelo Pinto holds a PhD in Psychology and she is a Full Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) in Lisbon. At the Faculty of Human Sciences, she is the Head of the Department of Psychology. She is also the Director of Instituto de Ciências da Família (at UCP) where she coordinates an interdisciplinary Master’s program in Family Sciences. Professor Rebelo Pinto is also a founding Member of the Catolica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing.
In recent years, her research interests have been particularly focused in sleep psychology and sleep education. Within these areas she has produced innovative models, methodologies and instruments for research and intervention in schools and communities. For the last five years she has been actively engaged in The National Project Sono Escolas in Portugal, working with teachers, families and public authorities, in order to improve sleep habits and sleep quality in children and adolescents.
Isabel Pavão Martins
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
PhD and MD degree in Medicine, Lisbon Faculty of Medicine. President of the Pedagogic Council Faculty Medicine, University of Lisbon (2014-2017).
President of the Portuguese Society of Neurology (2008-2011).
Expert in Headache and Cognitive Neurology and author/co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in international journals.
Past President of ESRS, University of Zürich – Switzerland
Irene Tobler Borbély
Professor of Zoology, PhD Faculty of Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Research Scientist and Head of Section Animal Sleep Research, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich
Retired since January 2011
Dedicated to sleep research in animals since 1975
Focus of research to understand the evolution of sleep, as well as the mechanisms underlying sleep regulation
President of ESRS (European Society for sleep research): 2000-2004, as Treasurer 1986-1994
European Delegate of World Federation of Sleep Research Societies, 1991-1994
Joana Vaz de Castro
Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) specialist in Hospital Garcia de Orta
Joana Vaz de Castro is an Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) specialist (also known as ear, nose and throat surgeon, ENT) currently working in Hospital Garcia de Orta.
She graduated with a Masters in Medicine from the Nova Medical School and after her specialist degree in ORL, enrolled in the PhD Neuroscience programme of the University of Lisbon Medical School.
Joana is also currently in training for certification in sleep medicine from the European Sleep Research Society in the Centre of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology (CENC).
Her main area of interest is sleep disordered breathing.
João Carlos Winck
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto – Portugal
Coordinator of the Respiratory Medicine Unit of Alfena-Valongo Private Hospital and Braga Centro Private Hospital (Trofa Saúde group), leading two Sleep Labs (3 beds)
Consultant of the Northern Rehabilitation Centre Cardio-Pulmonary Group (CRN-SC Misericórdia do Porto)
Researcher at the Instituto de Inovação e Investigação em Saúde (I3S)-FMUP-Porto-, group Metabolism, Nutrition & Endocrinology
Affiliated Associate Professor, Porto University
Secretary of Group-02.02-Noninvasive Ventilatory Support of the European Respiratory Society
Highlights of previous positions: In charge of Sleep Respiratory Disorders Clinic and Non Invasive Ventilation and Sleep Laboratory 1998, Pulmonology Service, São João Hospital –Porto. (Average number of new OSAS patients/year: 1000)
Assistant Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Porto Medical School, Porto University- 2003. Habilitation in the Discipline of Medicine (Pulmonology-4th Year) in 2006. Invited Associate Professor of Respiratory Medicine, 2011. Co-Director Portuguese «School of Ventilation» (partnership with Philips and Gasin) from 2007-2009. Medical Director, REMEO, Linde AG, Pullach-Germany-May 2013-May 2015
In addition to medical degree and respiratory medicine residency in Porto (Graduation in Medicine 1985, Respiratory Medicine Residency 1988-1992) in 1991 had-Pulmonary Fellowship (3 Months) – Respiratory Medicine, Brompton Hospital, London and Respiratory Medicine, City Hospital, Edinburgh
Speaker/chairmain in 116 Medical Conferences (48 International), co-author of 162 presentations in scientific meetings (72 International). Co-author of 96 papers in peer reviewed international journals, 10 book chapters (5 International), winner of 13 Investigation awards, national investigator of 2 European Commission Research Studies (EUROPASS and QLK6-C1-2000-00375).
Maria Isabel Loureiro
Isabel Loureiro is a Medical Doctor, specialized in Public Health. Full Professor at the New University of Lisbon – National School of Public Health. Vice-President of the National Health Council.
She was President of the Scientific Council of the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Director of the Department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Non Transmissible Chronic Diseases at the National Institute of Health. National Coordinator of the National Network of the Health Promoting Schools and Head of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Education.
Margarida Gaspar de Matos
Centro Estudos Promoção e Educação para a Saúde - FMH, Portugal
Margarida Gaspar de Matos is a Clinical and Health Psychologist, Full Professor (Professorship in International Health) at the Faculty of Human Movement, University of Lisbon. Member of the Environmental Health Institute, Medical School, University of Lisbon and William James Research Center/ISPA. Convenor of the Prevention and Promotion Board at EFPA representing OPP. Member of the Steering Committee for EUPA (child and adolescents section).
Author/co-author more than 100 scientific papers in ISI journals and more than 300 other publications. Coordinates several national and international projects in Portugal, in the field of children and adolescents’ health promotion, namely HBSC /WHO and Dream Teens.
Margarida Pinto Correia
Fundação EDP - Portugal
Margarida Pinto Correia, graduated in International Relations by ISCSP (Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas). She is currently managing the Social innovation at EDP Foundation, since the summer of 2013. At the Foundation the challenges are community structuring, fostering sustainable development and disruption of exclusion cycles, while promoting a positive social impact and validation of financing metrics aiming a future socially more efficient.
During the preceding nine years she has been director of Gil's foundation, which is focused on social reintegration of children with Chronic diseases and prolonged hospitalizations.
She always had a link to citizenship movements and volunteer actions, but early in her career and for 20 years she was devoted to the communication media, starting in the writing press, and developing afterwards extensive television and radio activities.
Maria de Belém Roseira
Parlamento Nacional - Portugal
Maria de Belém Roseira was born in 1949 and is graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 1972.
Lawyer and Jurist, held countless positions, for over three decades, the last of which has been devoted to political activity, such as Minister of Health, Minister for Equality and Member of Parliament in several Legislatures and President of the Socialist Party.
She was elected President of the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation in 1999.
She also develops an intense action in the field of volunteering and governing bodies of several non-profit institutions of the Social Economy area, and is a member of several national and international juries.
She has been a lecturer both at home and abroad, a collaborating professor with university institutions, a preface writer and co-author of several publications and author of multiple opinion articles in the written press.
Maria Elisa Domingues
Radio Televisão Portuguesa – Portugal
Maria Elisa Domingues is a journalist and author. During her television career she interviewed the most senior portuguese political leaders, as well as significant cultural and scientific personalities. She also covered major international events.
As an author, she has written, among others, books about different health issues, such as fibromialgia and cancer.
She was a founder and the 1st president of the Portuguese Association of Fibromialgia.
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology School of Psychology, University of Minho (UM)
Marlene Matos is Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology School of Psychology, University of Minho (UM), where is the Director of the Master in Applied Psychology. She has a Master and a PhD in Psychology, specialization in Psychology of Justice, in the same university
As researcher she has been working in the field of Victimology, Community Psychology and Forensic Psychology. Within the Psychology Research Centre (CIPsi), she has been responsible researcher of several projects financed by FCT in the area of "Victimology".
She was also the researcher in charge of projects financed by the Portuguese government, as the GAM project - Mutual helping groups to women victims of domestic violence, the study about the Criminal Procedures regarding Traffic in Persons and the II Evaluation of the National Plan Against Trafficking People (2011-2013). It is also the scientific consultant of CarryOn Project (financed by EEA Grants), directed to victims of domestic violence.
In the university community center, she is, since 1998, the scientific supervisor of forensic psychologists in criminal matters (with crime victims, such as domestic violence and rape) and civil (in the context of divorce and custody).
She is the author or co-author of many publications, national and international level in the field of Victimology and Forensic Psychology.
Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Full Professor of Otolaryngology of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon.
IPATIMUP, Universidade do Porto – Portugal
Raquel Seruca has PhD and degree in Medicine, at the Medical Faculty of Porto University.
She is group leader of "Epithelial Interactions in Cancer" and scientific coordinator of the Cancer program at i3S. Vice-president for Science, at IPATIMUP. RS is an international expert in cell adhesion molecules in gastrointestinal related cancers aiming at understanding cell invasion. RS is co-author of more than 230 peer-reviewed publications in international journals with an h-index of 54.
Catolica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing
Rita Francisco is an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Sciences, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
She is the Director of Catolica Research Centre for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing.
She is a Clinical and Health Psychologist and has a PhD in Psychology (specialization in Family Psychology).
Her current research interests focus on eating disorders, wellbeing and adjustment of adolescents in different social situations, military families, and on the impact of new technologies on family functioning.
She has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics above.
Rosa Peraita Adrados
Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid - Spain
Rosa Peraita-Adrados M.D, PhD, is a clinical neurophysiologist Head of the Sleep Disorders and Epilepsy Unit, Clinical Neurophysiology Department at the Gregorio Marañón University Hospital. University Complutense of Madrid.
Co-founder of the Iberian Association of Sleep Pathology (1991) (AIPS now SES), she has served as President (1998-2003). She is a member of the IPSA, the European Sleep Research Society (since 1978) and has served as a member of the Scientific Committee (2002-2006). She was the Scientific Secretary of the 14th Congress of the ESRS held in Madrid (1998). Member of the Board of the EU-Narcolepsy Network (EU-NN) has served as Secretary. She organized the 4th European Narcolepsy Day in 2013 in Madrid.
PhD Doctoral Programme on the Faculty of Medicine
Sara Gamboa Madeira is a Portuguese Family Physician who is currently developing a PhD Doctoral Programme on the Faculty of Medicine, regarding circadian misalignment, health outcomes and labour productivity among shift-workers.
Her professional interests have been particularly focused on health determinants such as tobacco smoke and physical activity.
She is the head of the smoking cessation consultation in a primary care unit in Sintra and she is also part of the task force for the National Program of Promotion of Physical Activity.
She was a professional swimmer from 1998 to 2008 participating in European and World Championships while developing her master’s degree in medicine.
President Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality – Portuguese Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Teresa Fragoso has been president of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) since August 2016, following a previous tenure in the same position in 2011–2012.
Ms Fragoso’s previous roles include working as a political adviser to the Portuguese Secretary of State for Citizenship and Gender Equality (2015–2016) as well as to the Portuguese Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with responsibility for gender equality and international relations (2005–2008). She has also worked as a gender and development specialist with UNWOMEN in East Timor (2009–2010).
Ms Fragoso has an MSc in “Gender and the Media” from the London School of Economics. She is currently completing a PhD in public policy at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute on the subject of parental leave and fathers’ rights across the EU.
Photo by Luis Barra
CENC – Center of Sleep Medicine – Portugal
Teresa Paiva achieved the Medical Degree in 1969. She is Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, by the Portuguese Medical Association since 1975, with the title of European Somnologist since 2012 and the Competence in Sleep Medicine since 2013.
She was a staff Neurologist Hospital Santa Maria (1976-2006) and accomplished the PhD Thesis in 1992 and Aggregation in 1997 at the University of Lisbon.
Further she has been Associate Professor of Neurology the Medical Faculty of Lisbon (FML) and invited Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Institute Superior Técnico, 2003-2016.
Currently she is Clinical Director of CENC – Sleep Medicine Center, Lisbon since 1983.
She published more than 130 scientific papers, she is editor/co-editor of 13 books about sleep, and co-author of 60 book chapters, and supervised more than 70 academic thesis. She is often invited by the media and talks for the general public; she is the promoter of a website for dissemination of sleep knowledge www.isleep.pt
Their fields of interest are Sleep Medicine, Sleep and Society and Sleep and Environment