Program at a Glance
Oral Communications and Posters
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Take a minute to know our speakers!
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)
Clara Pinto Correia
Science & Society Research Center BÚSSOLA
My name is Clara Pinto-Correia. I started teaching Embryology at the Lisbon Medical School in 1986, and started directing my first Masters Program in Developmental Biology in 1995. I’ve also been vice-president and adviser of several Masters and Ph.D. thesis, and by now it’s been thirty years of this life I really cherish.
I’ve been a journalist during many years I am a writer, a biologist, and a historian of biology, with much work done at the United States, where lately I teached a seminar course in History of Ideas. So far I have published 56 books of all sorts, 3 of them research projects published in the US.
My most recent publications are Fear, Wonder, and Science in the word of reproductive biotechnology, co-authored with Scott Gilbert, and Todos os Caminhos, a novel.
Photo By: Vitor Duarte, 2017
Harvard Medical School - USA
Dr. Klerman received her ScB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MD and PhD from Harvard University. She is a Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Analytic and Modeling Unit (AMU) within the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders. Her efforts are concentrated in clinical and biomathematical research, teaching and clinical practice. Her areas of research are the application of circadian and sleep research principles to normal and pathophysiologic states and mathematical analysis, modeling, and simulations of biological systems of human circadian, sleep, and neurobehavioral mood and performance rhythms. Her teaching and mentoring work in patient-oriented research has been recognized with the awarding of a competitive renewal of her K24 mentoring grant support from NIH.
Ordem dos Farmacêuticos – Portugal
Ema Paulino is a practising community pharmacist at her own pharmacy in Portugal. She is also currently accountable for the development and implementation of pharmaceutical services in a network of 400 independent pharmacies.
She is President of the Lisbon and South Branch of the Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society and a member of its National Board, and represents this organisation at various international groups and organisations. Previously, she was a member of the Board of the National Association of Pharmacies.
Currently interim CEO and Professional Secretary of FIP, Ema has previously been Chairperson and Project Coordinator of the Young Pharmacists' Group, a member of the FIP Programme Committee, and Secretary of the Community Pharmacy Section.
Médecin conseiller de la Rectrice de l’académie de Toulouse – France
Emmanuelle Godeau is a public heath medical doctor and holds as well a social anthropology PhD.
She is the medical advisor of the regional representative of the Ministry of Education and a senior researcher at UMR1027 Inserm - Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse.
She is the French principal investigator of the Health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC/WHO) survey since 2000.
Her domains of research are health behaviours of adolescents as well as inclusive education.
Erna Sif Arnardóttir
Early Career Researcher Network (ESRS/ECRN)
Landspitali University Hospital – Iceland
Dr. Erna Sif Arnardottir is the Director of Sleep Measurements at Landspitali – The National University Hospital of Iceland and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Iceland.
Currently she is the President of the Icelandic Sleep Research Society. She is the coordinator of the Early Career Research Network (ECRN) of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) and a member of the executive commitee of the Assembly of National Sleep Societies (ANSS).
Dr. Arnardottir is also the chair of the ANSS-ESRS task force „Beyond the AHI“.
She has authored 28 published peer-reviewed paper and one book chapter. Her main research interests include the adverse physical effects of sleep disordered breathing from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea and the standardization of sleep measurements and scoring methods.
Elisabete Jacinto was born in Montijo, Portugal in 1964.
She has a degree in Geography from the Faculty of Language and Literature, University of Lisbon and a post-graduation in Geography, within the Education pathway. She was a Geography teacher in 2002/2003.
She is all-terrain Pilot. She participated in many motorcycle rallies, namely, the National Championship cross-country, World Cup and in major marathons. She participated four times in Paris-Dakar Rally Moto. She participates in international all terrain truck rallies since 2003.
She is the author of school textbooks, adventure books and comics.
She has been member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese Olympic Committee between 2012 and 2016.
She is President of the Women and Sport Commission of the Olympic Committee of Portugal.
Eus van Someren
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – The Netherlands
After his training in physics, psychophysiology and neuropsychology he received a cum laude PhD in neurobiology from the faculty of medicine.
He leads the Sleep and Cognition group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and focuses on the brain mechanisms of insomnia.
He received prestigious grants and his ~200 publications in high-ranking scientific journals including NJEM, Jama, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Genetics and PNAS are highly cited (H: 47). His informal and easy manner and infectious enthusiasm for sleep neuroscience make him a frequently invited speaker, e.g. for TED-X.
Elsa Frazão Mateus
EUPATI - Portugal
Elsa Mateus has been diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopatic Arthritis in 1977.
She is PhD in Anthropology (speciality Anthropology of Health).
She is President of the Board of the Portuguese League Against Rheumatic Diseases, since 2015.
She has been involved as volunteer and delegate in PARE/EULAR activities since 2009. Since 2013 she is member of EULAR network of Patient Research Partners and since 2014 she is member of the PARE Board. After completing the EUPATI training on Patient Expert in Medicines Research and Development Process in 2015, she is EUPATI Fellow and also the President of the Board of the National Platform EUPATI Portugal.
Faculty of Human Kinetics, FMH/Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Fátima Baptista is Associate Professor at the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa teaching curricular units in undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses - Physical Fitness and Well-Being Evaluation; Exercise and Aging; Women and Exercise; Evaluation of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior.
She is coordinator of the Post-graduation in Mobility and Active Aging - http://posgrad.fmh.ulisboa.pt/mobilityandaging/, co-coordinator of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Frailty, Falls, and Functional Loss Education 3Fights@Edu - http://posgrad.fmh.ulisboa.pt/3fights.edu/.
Current research interests involve the study of physical activity/fitness phenotype of musculoskeletal health - how physical activity/exercise and fitness determines peak bone mass during growth and osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls and loss of autonomy during aging.
Fernando Lopes da Silva
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands
F.H. Lopes da Silva received the M.D. degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. After a short period as assistant in the department of Psychiatry of Lisbon Medical Faculty, he was granted a fellowship of the Gulbenkian Foundation and went to the UK, where he got training in neurophysiology at the Medical Research Institute (Mill Hill), on the Division led by Professor W. Feldberg, and followed a post-graduate course on “Engineering and Physics for physiologists” at the Imperial College of the University of London, U.K, completed in 1964. He joined the research staff of the Institute of Medical Physics (TNO) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1965, and received the Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht in 1970.
He was appointed full professor of General Physiology at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Amsterdam in 1980. He was part-time professor of Neurophysiology (from 1975 to 1985) at Twente University (THT), Enschede, The Netherlands, as part of the program on biomedical engineering.
In 1985, he was elected member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1993, he was appointed Scientific Director of the newly created Institute of Neurobiology, and member of the Scientific Directorate of the Graduate School of Neurosciences Amsterdam. Since 1995 until his retirement, he was Scientific Director of the Institute for Epilepsy “Meer en Bosch” in Heemstede, on part-time basis.
After having reached the official retirement age he became Emeritus Professor of the University of Amsterdam, and scientific coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering program of the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He was awarded 4 Honorary Doctors titles, a knighthood from the Kingdom of the Netherlands and a honorary title of the Portuguese Republic.
His research interests are mainly the study of the basic electrophysiology of the brain, in particular the generation and function of brain rhythms, the origin of epileptic phenomena, and brain–computer interfaces, but also general themes, particularly concerning education and polemology.
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.
Head of EpiDoC Unit, CEDOC, NOVA Medical School, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
She´s Senior Consultant of Rheumatology at CHLN-Hospital Santa Maria and Professor of Epidemiology and Clinical research at NOVA Medical School and National School of Public Health, Lisbon, Portugal.
Co-leader and Chief Medical Officer at the Project Patient Innovation. Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (rheumatologists’ society), Vice-President of the Portuguese League Against Rheumatism (patient association) and Elected President of the Medical Sciences Society of Lisbon.
She is graduated, PhD and habilitation in Medicine from Lisbon Medical School, Lisbon University and Master in Medical Sciences and Clinical Research from Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA.
Instituto do Sono, São Paulo - Brazil
Helena Hachul graduated at the Medical Faculty - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (1994).
She got her PhD in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (2001).
She works as Professor at Universidade Federal de São Paulo and as MD at Casa de Saúde Santa Marcelina.
She is Head of Sleep in Women – Universidade Federal de São Paulo.
University of Lyon - France
Born in France in 1955, MD degree from the University of Créteil and PhD degree from the University of Lyon. Head of the sleep unit at the Neurological Hospital of Lyon and member INSERM, U1028, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Central Integration of Pain Unit, Lyon, France. Author or co-author of 52 international publications and 27 didactic papers. Member of the Scientific Committee of the European sleep Research Society (2001-2004).
General Secretary of the French Sleep Society (Société Française de Recherche et Médecine du Sommeil) (2005-2009). Main research interests: sleep and cognition, central integration of sensory information during human sleep, sleep and pain.
- S. MAZZA, C. PERCHET, M. FROT, GA. MICKAEL, M. MAGNIN, L. GARCIA LARREA, H.BASTUJI. Asleep but aware? Brain and Cognition, 2014, 87 : 7–15
- Bastuji H, Frot M, Mazza S, Perchet C, Magnin M, Garcia-Larrea L. Thalamic responses to nociceptive-specific input in humans. Functional dichotomies and thalamo-cortical connectivity. 2015 doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv106
- Peter-Derex L, Magnin M, Bastuji H. Heterogeneity of arousals in human sleep: A stereo-electroencephalographic study. Neuroimage. 2015 Jul 26. pii: S1053-8119(15)00677-1. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.057.
- Claude L, Chouchou F, Prados G, Castro M, De Blay B, Perchet C, García-Larrea L, Mazza S, Bastuji H. Sleep spindles and human cortical nociception: a surface and intracerebral electrophysiological study. J Physiol. 2015 Nov 15;593(22):4995-5008. doi: 10.1113/JP270941.
- Bastuji H, Frot M, Perchet C, Magnin M, Garcia-Larrea L. Pain Networks From the Inside: Spatiotemporal Analysis of Brain Responses Leading From Nociception to Conscious Perception. Human Brain Mapping 2016 Jul 8. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23310.
- Mak-McCully RA, Rolland M, Sargsyan A, Gonzalez C, Magnin M, Chauvel P, Rey M, Bastuji H, Halgren E. Coordination of cortical and thalamic activity during non-REM sleep in humans. Nat Commun. 2017 May 25;8:15499. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15499.
- Claire Bradley, Hélène Bastuji and Luis Garcia-Larrea. Evidence-based source modeling of nociceptive cortical responses: A direct comparison of scalp and intracranial activity in humans. Human Brain Mapping. SEP 2017. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23812
SERVICE DES PATHOLOGIES DU SOMMEIL, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris - France
Isabelle Arnulf is a professor of neurology at Sorbonne University, Paris and director of the sleep disorders center of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris.
Her research program is focused on neurological sleep disorders, mainly abnormal behavior during sleep (sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorders), sleep in Parkinson's disease and central hypersomnias.
2013 : Rheumatologist (MD) at Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, EPE – Hospital Egas Moniz (CHLO, EPE – HEM);
2008-2013: Rheumatology Residency at CHLO, EPE – HEM;
2011: Clinical fellowships at Lariboisière Hospital (Paris) and Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova (Padova);
2010: Clinical fellowship at Rangueil Hospital (Toulouse).
2006 - Medical degree at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. Scientific activity: assistant lecturer at Nova Medical School; author of several papers and communications in the field of Rheumatology.
2016 – Bial Merit Award in Medical Sciences;
2016 – Honorable Mention: Janssen Innovation Award;
2014 – Honorable Mention: Grunenthal Pain Award. Scientific Societies: member of the Portuguese Society of Rheumatology.
Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte - Brazil
Katie Moraes de Almondes is psychologist with Master and Ph.D in Psychobiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
She has Post-Ph.D at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and University of Salamanca, Spain. Sleep Psychology certified by the Brazilian Sleep Society.
Actually, she is Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil and Professor of the Post-Graduate Program in Psychobiology. Coordinator of Sleep Clinic - Ambsono and Coordinator of the Neuropsychology of Aging Service. Coordinator Research Group Applied Neurosciences, Basic Processes and Chronobiology and Research Group Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral. Coordinator of the Department of Neuroscience of Sleep Behavior at the Brazilian Sleep Society and President of Brazilian Sleep Society of Rio Grande do Norte. President of Sleep Psychology Commission of the Brazilian Sleep Society. Member of the Brazilian Society of Neuropsychology (SBNp) and President of Brazilian Society of Neuropsychology (SBNp) of the Rio Grande do Norte. Editorial Board of Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Psychiatric (section Psychopathology).
Katie Almondes works with Sleep Neuropsychology, Sleep and Aging, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Virtual Behavioral Cognitive Therapy for Sleep Disorders in adults and elderly, and use of games for intervention for sleep and education.
Luigi Ferini Strambi
Past President of WASM, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano - Italy
Luigi Ferini-Strambi earned his degree in medicine at the State University in Milan, Italy and he completed a fellowship in the Sleep Disorders Center at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA in 1983. He earned his Postgraduate Degree in Neurology at the State University in Milan, Italy in 1984.
He is currently Full Professor of Neurology at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy. Professor Ferini-Strambi is the Chair of the Dept. of Neurology, Scientific Institute H San Raffaele-Turro, Milan and the Director of the Sleep Disorders Centre.
He is the Field Editor of “Sleep Medicine” journal, Associate Editor of “Journal of Alzheimer’s disease” and Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of Neurology”, and “Behavioral Neurology”.
He is frequent reviewer for “Neurology”, “Sleep”, “Journal of Sleep Research”, “Journal of Neurology”, “Brain”, “Lancet Neurology”.
Professor Ferini-Strambi is Past-President of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine and the the Past-Secretary of the International RBD Study Group.
He is the Past-President of the World Association of Sleep Medicine Society.
He has published 300 full papers in International Journals, on various neurological topics.
(Scopus H-index: 70). The main researches of Professor Ferini-Strambi are on the field of sleep-related movement disorders, REM sleep behavior disorder and neurodegenerative disorders.
Instituto Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Luísa V. Lopes is a Group leader Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM Lisboa, Portugal).
Her current work focuses on understanding the mechanisms inducing the "early-aging" of the cognitive function. Her lab has provided evidence for an important contribution of adenosine receptors in pathophysiological context, and their impact in noxious brain conditions such as stress, aging and neurodegeneration, being awarded by FEBS, FENS and EMBO.
Luisa established her own research group@iMM in 2013, as recipient of an Investigator FCT position.
Her contribution includes providing the crucial first evidence of a possible glucocorticoid - adenosine link in Alzheimer’s disease (with D. Blum); following previous groundwork suggesting circadian disorders as a trigger for accelerated cognitive loss.
She has authored more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with over 1000 citations. These include top journals in the field of neuroscience, such as Nature Neuroscience, Molecular Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience, as a senior author; including an award publication in TINS.
Luisa served as a Board Member of Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (2008-2011) and got an award from DANA Alliance for her work in raising public awareness for brain research.
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.
Maria do Céu Machado
President of Infarmed, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Maria do Céu Machado is President of INFARMED (Portuguese Medicines Agency), Full Professor - Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Member of the National Council for Ethics and Life Sciences, Vice-President of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine, Vice-President of da European Federation of the Academies of Medicine.
She was High Commissionner for Health (2006-2011), Clinical director of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (2013-2014) e Hospital Fernando Fonseca (2005-2006). Head of the Department of Pediatrics - Hospital Santa Maria, President of the General Council –Évora University (2010-2012), President of the National Committee for Children and Adolescent Health.
8 research grants (3 da Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), 2 awards - Bial de Medicina Clínica (2002 e 2006), Quality Amélia de Mello (2005). Published 160 papers, 4 books and 663 scientific lectures/ presentations.
Awarded with the Merit Order Grand Official by the President of the Portuguese Republic (2010) and Gold Medal by the Minister of Health (2012).
Her interests are: medicines, ethics, adolescents
Maria Raquel Silva
Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto - Portugal
Maria-Raquel G. Silva is Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences of University Fernando Pessoa, Scientific Coordinator of the Academy of Health and Leisure, and Scientific Member at the Programme of Oral and Public Health/Nutrition, at the University Fernando Pessoa, Oporto (Portugal).
She is Researcher of the Human Biology, Health and Society Group at the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra (financed by Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal). She holds a set on the Scientific Committee of the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal as an expert in Nutrition.
She was Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurosciences at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Medical School of Lisbon (Portugal), where she conducted a first study on the sleep of elite athletes. She and Professor Teresa Paiva are the authors of the first book on Nutrition, Sleep and Circadian Rhythm in athletes published by an international sport federation.
Her professional career has mostly been developed within the academic field and research activities with strong links to the community and well-being, especially children, adolescents, young adults and athletes in areas related to Nutrition and Dietetics (Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Diseases), Food Security, Body Composition, Physical Activity and Exercise, Chrono Nutrition (Appetite) and Neurosciences (Neurobiology, Sleep and Stress).
CENC – Center of Sleep Medicine – Portugal
Degree in Nutritional Sciences (2008) and registered nutritionist, expert in clinical nutrition focusing on sleep disorders and cancer.
Joined the research team of the Metabolism and Nutrition Unit of the Molecular Medicine Institute (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon).
Provided nutritional counselling and support to cancer patients (4 years in exclusivity), covering all cancer types, multiple treatments and several other diseases frequent across these patients (e.g. diabetes, obesity), developing personalized nutritional plans in a context of complex nutrition needs.
Started nutritional private practice 6 years ago and started working with Professor Teresa Paiva on patients with sleep disorders (covering mostly sleep apnoea and narcolepsy, but also other disorders frequently concomitant, such as insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders).
Works as a member of a multidisciplinary approach to the patient, focusing on improving weight, body composition and developing healthy nutritional habits, as enablers of the overall treatment.
President of EADSM, Universiteit Antwerpen – Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen - Belgium
Prof. Dr. Marc Braem graduated in 1975 as a general dentist and defended this PhD thesis in 1980 in the field of dental composites and non-destructive mechanical testing. This research topic gradually shifted towards fatigue testing of both composites and dental adhesives.
Since 1980 he became affiliated with the University of Antwerp (Belgium) where he is now full professor and head of the Dental Materials Lab that is involved with mechanical testing of oral appliances and 3D-printing applications. He is appointed as the head of the dental special care unit at the Antwerp University Hospital that is primarily involved with multidisciplinary clinical treatment and research in patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.
This multidisciplinary team has secured substantial research funding from the Flemish Government, from national scientific organizations as well as the industry and has been recognized several national as well as international rewards related to their research on obstructive sleep apnea.
He has published in the leading peer-reviewed scientific journals and is often appointed as a reviewer of submitted papers, he lectures on national and international meetings, and is involved with medico-legal issues as an expert appointed by the Court. In 2017 Prof. Braem has received the “Pierre Robin Award” from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Finally, he is the current president of the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine that has recently installed a dental sleep medicine accreditation programme to join with national dental sleep medicine societies in Europe.
Centre Medical Veille Sommeil -Paris / ENT department of Foch Hospital -Suresnes
Marc Blumen was born in1966 in Marseille (France). Medical studies in Marseille Residency in ENT and fellowship in Paris (1990-1998). Research fellow in Stanford university with Prof Guilleminault (sleep clinic) and Dr Powell and Riley.
Clinical research on various subjects in sleep: radiofrequency, Surgery, oral Appliance, Sleep in Bed partners, Drug induced sleep endoscopy
Clinical research on physiology and sleep: muscle fatigue
50 papers in French and international journal.
Participation in an European project: TOSAFES in electrical stimulation for the treatment of OSA.
Currently working in a private sleep center (founder), Centre Medical Veille Sommeil (Paris, France) and the ENT department of Foch Hospital (Suresnes, France)
CUF, Porto – Portugal
MD Psychiatry with a Master's Degree in Psychiatry and Mental Health- University of Porto School of Medicine; Currently PhD student in Public Health in University of Porto. Invited teacher of Sleep Medicine for the Doctorate Degree in Clinical Neurosciences, Neuropsychiatry and Mental Health- University of Porto Medical School.
Certified Expert Somnologist – 2012, ESRS. Sleep Medicine Competency by the Medical Association 2014. Member of the Commission for Sleep Medicine Competency nominated by the Portuguese Medical Association in 2012. Scientific Consultant of the National Program for Respiratory Diseases (sleep apnea) 2012 from the Directorate General of Health.
Head of Psychiatry Department and Sleep Medicine Center in the Hospital CUF Porto since 2011.
President of the Portuguese Sleep Association during 2008/2013. Member of the EU Committee of the European Sleep Research Society since 2012-2016. Board Member of ESRS 2014-2016. Member of the Executive Committee of Assembly of National Sleep Societies (EC-ANSS) 2012-2016. Member of the Sleep Medicine Committee of ESRS since 2017.
Main organizer and teacher in post-graduate sleep medicine courses for general practitioners, medical specialists, nurses and pharmacists since 1996. Member of the Organizing Committee in various national and international congresses and invited speaker in multiple scientific events. Various published paper in the Sleep Medicine field.
Unité de sommeil pédiatrique, INSERM, Université de Lyon – France
Doctor Franco received her M.D. and her Ph.D. degrees from the Free University of Brussels.
She then completed her residency in Pediatrics and Neuropediatrics at the same institution with additional postgraduate degrees in pediatric neurophysiology and sleep medicine at the Université Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris. She has training as a pediatrician and neuropediatrician.
She was in charge of the Pediatric Sleep Unit at Erasmus Hospital in Brussels for 15 years. Since 2005, she moved to her current position at the Pediatric Sleep Unit in Children’s Hospital in Lyon, France. She has an active clinical practice seeing both respiratory medicine and neurological sleep medicine patients. Since August 2006, her pediatric sleep unit is become a National Center for Narcolepsy in Children. Dr Franco is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Claude Bernard University in Lyon.
She actually belongs to a research unit (INSERM U 1028, “Integrative Physiology of Brain Arousal System”, Dr JS Lin) supported by the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale. Her research topics are the « Physiology and pathophysiology of arousal mechanisms in children” especially in Sudden Infant death Syndrome, Prematurity and Narcolepsy. She has published numerous articles and given multiple presentations within these fields.
Head of Sleep and Non Invasive Ventilation Unit of Chest Department of Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte
• Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon
• Investigator of Instituto de Saúde Ambiental (ISAMB), Research Unit of the Science and Technology Foundation
• Secretary of Portuguese Society of Pneumology
• Secretary of Portuguese Sleep Association
• Coordinator of Sleep of the National Program on Respiratory Diseases
• Member of the Editorial Board of the Portuguese Journal of Pulmonology
• Member of the National Commission for Home Respiratory Care of the Ministry of Health
Historian, researcher and University lecturer
Raquel Varela is a historian, researcher and University lecturer. Starting Grant from the Foundation for science and technology/Universidade Nova de Lisboa/IHC and Fellow of the International Institute for Social History (Amsterdam).
Professor-international visitor Fluminense Federal University, where he teaches a Chair in the field of global labour history in the graduate program in History.
She is a member of the NIEP. She is international judge CNPQ/Brazil.
She is coordinator of the international project of global labour history In The Same Boat - Shipbuilding industry.
Author and coordinator of 23 books on work history, the labour movement, global history. Published as author 44 articles in journals with scientific arbitration, in the area of sociology, history, political science and social service indexed in ISI Thompson, CAPES Qualis A, Scopus, among others. She performed more than 200 invited lectures/courses in more than 50 national and international institutions. She was also coordinator 9 national and international funded projects, in the last 4 years. She supervised 12 post-doctoral, doctoral, masters and sandwich-grants.
She is the editor of Critique. Journal of Socialist Studies(Glasgow Uni.), and Workers of the World (IASSC).
She is a member of the editorial board of several academic journals and founder of Global Labor Studies network. She is a member of Board of Trustees of the ITH-International Conference of Labour and Social History (Austria), the oldest Association of Labour Studies in Europe.
She is currently President of the International Association Strikes and Social Conflicts, a network that has 35 institutions of Europe, North and South AMERICA and Latin America. Scientific responsible of official celebrations of 40th anniversary of 25th April Revolution (2014).
In 2013 she received the Santander Prize for Internationalization of Scientific Production.
Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina – Italy
Dr. Silvestri is a specialist in Neurology and Pediatrics and is currently affiliated with the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine of Messina University as an associate Professor of Neurology. She is the Director of the Sleep Medicine Center of the University Hospital in Messina, AOU "G. Martino".
Dr. Silvestri is also Chair of the "Sleep and Women" Committee pertaining to the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine(AIMS), since 2006. She has recently edited an informational pamphlet addressed to pregnant women and their gynecologists on sleep disorders in pregnancy. With the latter Committee she is currently participating in the production of guidelines on the treatment of menopause related sleep disorders.
Furthermore, Dr. Silvestri has published extensively on pediatric sleep medicine, parasomnia and epilepsy and sleep related movement disorders.
She has also authored multiple chapters and four books regarding specific aspects of adult and pediatric sleep medicine.
Rosário Palma Ramalho
Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Graduate in Law, by the Catholic University of Portugal (1984)
Master in Law (Labour Law) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (1992)
PhD in Law (Labour Law) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon(2001)
Post PhD in Law (“Professora Agregada”) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (2009)
Full Professor of the Faculty of Law since 2010, chairing courses of Civil Law and Labour Law, both at graduate, master and doctoral levels
CEO of APODIT – Portuguese Association of Labour Law, since 2013
Portuguese Member of the European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination of the European Commission, since 1984
Member of the Executive Committee of the ISLSSL – International Society for Labour and Social Security Law, since 2014
Chief Editor ot the LLR – Lisbon Law Review of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon
Vice-President of the Labour Law Institute of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon
Legal adviser, both to private companies and to official bodies and public authorities, and, in this area, work performed in the preparation of several Acts concerning Labour Law, Public Servants Law and Equality Law
Scientific coordinator or participant in several international and European projects in the areas of Labour Law and Equality Law, including for the European Parliament, for European Commission and for the International Labour Organization
Author of a large number of books and articles, published in Portugal but also abroad (in French, English and Spanish) since 1985, in the areas of Civil Law, Labour Law, Social Security Law, Civil Servants Law and Equality Law
Invited speaker at many conferences and seminars, both in Portugal and abroad
Author of of 11 books on Law and Labour
Portuguese Athlete, Triple Jump Specialist
Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Telmo Baptista is Professor at the University of Lisbon - Faculty of Psychology
Psychologist, psychotherapist. Trainer in psychotherapy.
President of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association (EFPA)
President of the Portuguese Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (APTCC)
Founder and first President of the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (2009-2016)
President of the Ibero-American Federation of Psychologists’ Association (FIAP) (2012-2014)
Member of Parliament
Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Liberties and Guarantees, of the National Defense Commission and of the Eventual Commission for the Enhancement of Transparency in the Exercise of Public Functions.
Member of the Portuguese Delegation to the Interparliamentary Union where she participates in the Commission on Democracy and Human Rights, the Forum of Women Parliamentarians and the Governing Council. In former mandates as parliamentarian she was a member of the Portuguese Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of N.A.T.O, and elected to the Supervisory Board of the Information Services of the Portuguese and to the Supervisory Commission of Educational Centers under the Educational Tutelar Law.
Professor at the European University, she is Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa and Master in Law, and a former Assistant Professor at the Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, Universidade Moderna e Universidade Lusíada.
Minister of Culture, Equality and Citizenship of the 20th Constitutional Government, and Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Equality in the XIX Constitutional Government.
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
Teresa Rebelo Pinto
CENC – Center of Sleep Medicine – Portugal
Teresa Rebelo Pinto, graduated in Psychology with an integrated Master degree in Educational Psychology (2010). Post graduated in Sleep Sciences at the Lisbon University - Faculty of Medicine (2011).Tittle of Somnologist from the European Sleep Research Society (2016).
She works at CENC - Lisbon Sleep Medicine Center since 2007, first as a trainee and now as a psychologist and somnologist.
As part of the sleep psychology team, she works with all age groups, especially children, adolescents and families. The interventions in sleep disorders include psychotherapy, sleep education, strategies to change dysfunctional beliefs/behaviour and increasing treatment adherence.
For 6 years she integrate the coordinating team of the Sleep-Schools Project, a sleep education initiative that reached thousands of children, adolescents, families, teachers and health care practitioners at a national level. She continues to promote sleep literacy in different contexts, from companies to schools or cultural organizations.
She has been participating in several national and international meetings and publications, either as a first author or in collaboration.
Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal
Associate Professor of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon where, besides teaching, performs research and supervision of masters and PhD theses in Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology and Family Intervention. PhD in Psychology by FPUL, she does marriage and family therapy, as well as supervision of academic and professional clinical internships.
Since 2008 is coordinator of the Inter-University Doctoral Program Coimbra-Lisboa in Clinical Psychology, Family Psychology and Family Intervention (PIDFIF).
Since 2008 he is a member of the Observatory of Family Friendly Municipality.
It was Portugal's representative on the Committee of experts of childhood and the family (CS-EF) of the Council of Europe. Author of several national and international books and several articles in international journals on the topics above.
University of Helsinqui - Finland
Dr Paunio obtained her doctor’s degree in Medicine in 1993 and PhD degree in 1995 from UH and did her post-doctoral studies during 1996-1998 in Paris at LGN/CNRS. She worked as a project coordinator for an international collaboration on schizophrenia during 1998-2002, after which she established her own research group "Sleep and Mood" at THL in 2002 (since 2014 with double affiliation at THL/UH). She got her specialist degree in Psychiatry in 2007.
The research interest of Dr Paunio’s research group is focused on etiology and epidemiology of mood disorders and sleep disturbance, and their therapeutic interventions. The group studies relationship of disturbed sleep and mood at epidemiological level, the effect of genetic and environmental factors on regulation of sleep and emotions, and their interplay at molecular level via epigenetic mechanisms. In addition to the genetic and epidemiological research, Dr Paunio is involved in clinical research on sleep and stress related disorders. Her reasearch has been driven by the basic idea that only by understanding the basic mechanisms and inter-individual variation behind the reactivity of these mechanisms one can develop targeted, individualized tools to ameliorate sleep- and stress-related disturbances.
Dr Paunio has supervised and examined a number of doctoral theses in Finland and other European countries. Currently, she is vice president (clinical) for the European Sleep Research Society, leader of the ESRS Sleep examination Subcommittee, and deputy editor of Journal of Sleep Research.
Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig Maximilians Univ – Munich – Germany>
Till Roenneberg started to work on biological rhythms with Jürgen Aschoff at the age of 17.
After studying Biology in Munich (LMU) and London (University College), he worked at Harvard. He investigates the human clock and sleep in the real world (the Human Sleep Project).
He has coordinated many international research networks and has received several international prizes.
His is currently department vice-chair, head of Human Chronobiology at the Institute for Medical Psychology and President of the World Federation of Societies for Chronobiology, and former President of the European Society for Rhythms Research,. He has published over a 191 papers and a book (“Internal Time” Harvard University Press, 2012).