Thematic Session A- Physiotherapy

Eugénia Brito Raimundo

Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Egas Moniz.

Graduated in Psychology, Social area at Fac. Psicologia e Ciências da Educação – Univ. Lisbon (1984/89). Certified in Situational Leadership® and in “Coaching Individuals, Teams and Organizations (Accreditation by ICF). Managing partner of Motiven, Consultoria em Recursos Humanos, Lda.

Coach and Trainer / Consultant in the behavioral area, with experience in different sectors of activity, particularly in Health, in hospital services and primary care, with different health professionals.

Teaching experience in higher education (23 years), undergraduate and graduate at IPAM.

Trainer and Coach at the Pedagogical Training Office at the Higher Education Cooperative Egas Moniz.

Hugo Filipe Santos

Physiotherapy Department of ESS Alcoitão

Training – Advanced training in Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon. Completed his master’s degree in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2009. Graduated in Physiotherapy from ESSA in 2005 and graduated in Nursing from the Escola Superior de Enfermagem da Guarda in 2000. Started his activity as a Physiotherapist in 2005, in the private sector, and worked as a Nurse in several public hospitals from 2000 to 2009.

Relevant activities – Responsible for the pedagogical development of the Physiotherapy department of ESSAlcoitão since 2019.

Specialization areas – Neuroscience and Education

Thematic Session B – Nursing

Ana Lúcia Ramos

PhD in Nursing, Master in Public Health. Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal – Health School, Coordinator of the Nursing Degree Course and NURSE´IN UIESI Research Unit. Published 18 articles in specialized magazines, has 26 book chapters and 5 books. Has supervised several master’s dissertations and has participated in several master’s and doctoral juries. Works in the areas of Health Sciences with an emphasis on the health of children and young people, in the family; early childhood development and empowerment opportunities. In the educational field, the interest areas are education in higher education, innovative teaching methodologies and cocreation.

Luís Filipe Barreira

PhD in Nursing at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa Institute of Health Sciences of Porto; Master in Nursing, with a specialization in Community Nursing from Universidade Católica Portuguesa Institute of Health Sciences of Porto; Specialist Nurse in Community Nursing and holder of a Master in Health Services Management at Universidade Lusíada.

Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Ordem dos Enfermeiros since January 2016, politically responsible for several areas such as Management in Nursing and Health Units, Regulation of Nursing Management, Safe Appropriations, Higher Education, Training and Research, Nursing Prescription, Continuing Care, Primary Health Care and Professional Development and Appreciation Process.

Manuel Luís Capelas

Degree in Nursing from the Higher School of Nursing Franciscanas Missionárias de Maria. Master in Palliative Care from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. PhD in Health Sciences-Palliative Care by the Institute of Health Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal.

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal. Co-director of the Portuguese Observatory for Palliative Care at the Catholic University of Portugal. Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal.

Lecturer in courses in the area of ​​Palliative Care in several Educational Institutions in Portugal (public, private and non-higher higher education)

Vice-President of the Ethics Committee for Health at LInQUE. Member of the Steering Group of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force for Palliative Care in Prisons. Member of the European Association for Palliative Care Task Force for Palliative Care Nursing Education. Honorary Member of the Portuguese Palliative Care Association

Editor and scientific reviewer in several national and international publications. Author of several publications.

Nuno Simões

Nuno AF Simões coordinates the Nursing Training and Research Center and the Nursing Research and Innovation Working Group at Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, EPE. He is a member of the Clinical Research Center and the Quality Improvement Projects Working Group. 

Nuno coordinates the Post-Graduation in Health Management and Innovation at ESESFM. 

He is an active member of the Quality Council and of the Student Council of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and of the Pedagogical Council and of the Quality Monitoring Committee of the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. 

Member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of Academia Fórum Saúde XXI and the Consultive Council of the Fórum Saúde Século XXI. 

He is the Chairman of the Board of AGIS – Association for Health Management and Innovation, Chairman of the General Assembly Board of the Students Association of the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. 

He is a doctoral candidate in Public Health, in the specialty of health policy, management and administration. Holds a master degree in palliative care, a postgraduate degree in health management and in health project management. Nuno is a specialist nurse in rehabilitation nursing and has the title of specialist, within the scope of polytechnic higher education, in the field of nursing.

He participated in 9 research studies, is the author of articles and book chapters. He is a trainer and lecturer in several scientific events and training activities. As recognition he received 9 awards and honorable mentions.

Paulo Seabra

Adjunct Professor at the Lisbon Nursing School.

Integrated Researcher at the Center for Research, Innovation and Development in Nursing in Lisbon (CIDNUR).

PhD in Nursing from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) in 2015.

Master in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing in 2009.

Nurse since 1992.

Family Therapist by the Portuguese Societies of Family Therapy since 2010.

President of the Portuguese Association of Nurses of Additive Behaviors – IntNSA Portugal.

Member of the Board of Directors of the International Nursing Society on Addictions.

Several articles published.

Reviewer in some national and international publications.

Silvia Azinheiro

Degree in Nursing from the Escola Superior de Saúde da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa since 2000, having previously been a bachelor. She has been a specialist nurse in Rehabilitation since 2010, a title awarded by Universidade Atlântica. In 2021 she completed a Postgraduate Degree in Health Management at the Escola Superior de Saúde da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa.

She started his professional life at Hospital de Santa Maria, in the service of Central Emergency, Lisbon in 1996. Between 1998 and 2000 she taught and was Clinical Supervisor of undergraduate students in different contexts (medical and surgical specialties) at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem da Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa. From 2012 to 2019 she was Head Nurse of the Medical and Imaging Services at Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte (CHULN). Since 2020 she has worked at the Nursing Training and Research Office (GFIE) at CHULN.

Thematic Session C – Dentistry and Clinical Research

Jessica Latimer

Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity – Harvard Dental Medicine (USA).

Jessica is a Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology candidate in the Periodontology residency program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

João Botelho

Clinical Research Unit, CiiEM (Portugal).

João is currently a Research Fellow in CiiEM and a PhD candidate in ICBAS, University of Porto. João does research in Periodontology and Oral Health and Evidence-Based research. He is a co-founder of the Evidence-Based Hub Egas Moniz.

Mario Romandini

ETEP, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).

Mario Romandini is currently a Research Fellow and a PhD Candidate in the ETEP Research Group at the Complutense University of Madrid. Mario does research in Periodontology and Implantology.

Richard Watt

Richard is a Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. He is the Director of the WHO, Collaborating Centre on Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health and is also Director of Research for Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated from University of Edinburgh Dental School in 1984 and then completed a MSc and PhD in Dental Public Health at UCL. 

His main research interests focus on social and commercial determinants of health inequalities and the development and evaluation of community-based health improvement interventions. He is currently the co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Oral Health and is a NIHR Senior Investigator. He has published more than 317 publications and secured £15 million in research income from NIHR, MRC, ESRC and NIDCR. In 2014 he received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research and in 2020 the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research. He is a past president of British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry.

Yago Leira

Health Research Institute of Santiago (Spain) & Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (UK).

Dr Yago Leira completed a Master in Clinical Periodontology and a PhD at University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Currently, he is supported by a research fellowship at Health Research Institute of Santiago (Spain) as well as at UCL Eastman Dental Institute (UK). 

Thematic Session D – Social Sciences in Health

Thematic Session E – Veterinary Sciences

Ana Isabel Costa

Ana Isabel Costa is a FCT Principal Investigator in Marketing and Consumer Behavior at Católica-Lisbon’s School of Business and Economics, since January 2017. Holds a PhD in Consumer Behavior and New Product Development (Wageningen University), a Master in Management Food Quality ( University of Ghent) and a Degree in Agro-Industrial Engineering (Lisbon Technical University). Also holds a postgraduate degree in Research Methods in Economics Applied to Management (Universities of Groningen and Erasmus of Rotterdam). Also was a Senior Scientist KLEAR in Consumer Behavior at the School of Biotechnology of Católica-Porto, an FCT Science Assistant Researcher at Católica-Lisbon and a FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Marketing and Statistics Department of Aarhus School of Business and in the Management Department from the University of Évora. Also was an Assistant Researcher at the Livestock Research Institute at Wageningen University, PhD Fellowship at FCT at Wageningen University and Category Manager at Jerónimo Martins Group.

Research interests are the self-regulation of consumption behaviors, the relationship between food consumption, diet and health, innovation and the development of new products in the food industry, and, more recently, persuasive technologies https: // Is currently responsible for the participation of the Portuguese Catholic University in the research project SUSINCHAIN ​​- SUSINCHAIN ​​- SUStainable INsect CHAIN, funded by the Horizon 2020 program and coordinated by the Department of Animal Production at the University of Wageningen, as well as a researcher responsible for the E projects -PRIMEMEAL, financed by FCT and FEDER, and HOW WE EAT WHAT WE EAT, financed by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation.

Ana Isabel Costa is a teacher responsible for teaching the subjects of Marketing Topics and Psychology and Public Policy at the Catholic University of Portugal.

Ana Sofia Santos

Ana Sofia Santos has a degree in Zootechnical Engineering (UTAD), a Master in Animal Production (FMV-ULisboa) and a PhD in Animal Science (UTAD). She is currently General Director for Science and Innovation at the FeedInov Collaborative Laboratory, where she is responsible for implementing the strategic agenda for innovation in this CoLab. She is also Vice-President of the Animal Task Force (ATF), President of the Portuguese Association of Zootechnical Engineering (APEZ), member of the national council of the College of Agricultural Engineering of the Order of Engineers and mother of three, aged between 18 and 5 years. She develops her activity in the sustainability and ecosystem services of animal production systems and is particularly interested in issues related to communication in the area of ​​animal science.

Daniel Murta

Daniel Murta, born in Portalegre, Portugal, in 1984, completed his master’s degree in veterinary medicine in 2009 and his PhD in veterinary science in 2014, being an assistant professor of physiology and animal reproduction at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Universidade Lusofona since then and until 2021, when he embraced a new challenge as Scientific Officer at Egas Moniz School of Veterinary Medicine.

Founded EntoGreen in 2014, dedicated to developing the production of insects as animal feed on an industrial scale. Co-founder of Portugal Insect, the Portuguese association of insect producers in 2018, and is presently the insect industry representative at the Insect Study Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science.

Joana Vieira

Master in Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal, Joana Vieira had her first contact with journalism at SIC, where she interned in the production of “Grande Reportagem”, having even participated in the award-winning report on the BPN case – “ Fraude ”. She was also a journalist at Quest21 Publishing – a producer in the area of ​​health, lifestyle and business communication – and, later, a content manager at the Communication and Image Office of the “Ordem dos Enfermeiros”. She currently assumes the editorial direction of two specialized publications of the IFE by Abilways group: Veterinaria Atual and Saúde Oral.

She has seven years of experience in content production in the health field.

Manuel Pequito

Manuel Pequito is the Coordinator of the Egas Moniz’s Integrated Master in Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining the Veterinary Medicine Degree, at Lisbon Technical University, Manuel went to the Liège University, where he was a Clinician at the Equine Hospital and obtained a “Diplôme d’Études Complémentaires – Option Équidés”, as well as a “Diplôme d’Études Avancés” as well as a PhD in Veterinary Sciences. Manuel worked full time at the University of Liège between 2001 and 2004 and between 2005 and 2008 completed partially an ECEIM alternative residency-training program.

Between 2005 and 2009, Manuel was an Equine Clinician at Chantilly, France, where he practiced mainly with racing thoroughbreds in training.

Manuel returned to Portugal in 2009, to lecture Equine Internal Medicine at the Lusófona University, where he was a member of the Scientific Council and of the Ethics and Welfare Commission. He was the Coordinator of the Equine Clinics Academic Division, as well as the International Coordinator. He also organized Post-Graduation Courses in Equine Biomechanics, Medicine and Emergencies. Manuel left Lusófona University in 2019.

Manuel was a Researcher in a Foundation for Science and Technology founded project (2011-2014) and was the Principal Investigator of a Foundation for Science and Technology founded project (2018-2019), both on Equine Biomechanics. He authored national and international scientific articles, as well as oral and panel presentations.

Manuel was part of the Direction of the Portuguese Society of Veterinary Sciences (2016-2019), of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Equine Veterinarians (2018-2020), of the Direction of the Portuguese Association of Equine Veterinarians (2020-2021) and of the Southern Council of the Portuguese Veterinary Medical Council (2020-).

Margarida Simões

Margarida is both a human nurse and a veterinarian, holder of a PhD in Veterinary Sciences,  with a keen interest in community health and transdisciplinary approaches for One Health. 

Currently, working as an Assistant Professor  at the Veterinary Medicine Dept. at UÉvora, she participates in projects that aim for a better characterisation of zoonotic viral diseases transmission, risk evaluation, decision-making  and intersectoral communication. More information at

Maria Regina Menino

Maria Regina Rodrigues de Sousa Botelho de Gusmão Valério Menino, born in Lisbon, on May 2, 1964.

1992 – Degree in Agricultural Engineering (Scientific-Technological Branch) from Évora University.

1998 – Master “Fertilizers and Environment”, at the Autonomous University of Madrid, in Spain.

2002 – Test for access to the category of Research Assistant for the Research Career at INIAV.

2005 – PhD in Agronomic Engineering, by ISA-UTL, Lisbon

Since then, has worked as a researcher in the Chemistry Sector of the INIAV-Oeiras Soil Laboratory. Main activities include research, namely the design, development and execution of research projects in the fields of Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, with an emphasis on the dynamics studies of N.

Olga Moreira

Biology Degree. PhD in Veterinary Sciences – Animal Science and Technology.  Staff Scientist at Unit of Animal Production, INIAV I.P.  Director of the Portuguese Research Station of Animal Production, (EZN-INIAV) (Since 2014). Head of the Animal Feeding and Nutrition Department at EZN-INIAP (2002-2008). Vice President of the Scientific Council of INIAV I.P (2012-2015).

Research work developed in the area of Feeding and Nutrition. Actually, the research interests are focused on Circular Economy and Zero residue and on the use of agro industrial byproducts, new protein legumes, microalgae and insects (BSF) as protein sources in feeding. Is leading the area of Environmental Impact and Climatic Changes in livestock production, at INIAV, coordinating institutional participation in three projects: ALGAVALOR – Microalgae: integrated production and valorisation of biomass and its various applications (2018-2021); ENTOVALOR – Insects as an opportunity in residues valorisation (2016-2020) and MICROGASTRICS – Developing novel feed enzymes for improving the nutritional value of microalgae for monogastrics  (2015-2018).

The area of Environmental Impact and Climatic Changes in livestock production, which is leading at INIAV is also a priority. Coordinates the Operational Group, GOEFLUENTS – Livestock Effluents: farm scale effluent management towards agronomic and energetic valorisation. 

As a follow up of this project and within the scope of the Portuguese Innovation Agenda 2030 ‘Terra Futura’, of the Ministry of Agriculture, began the implementation of a LIVING LAB on the topic of Effluents and coproducts of the livestock activity (2021-2025).

Another challenge is the coordination of the Project INIAV-EZN – Center for the Excellence in Agriculture and Agro industry (CEAAI) on Research and Innovation Infrastructures.  (2019-2022).

Thematic Session F – Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nutrition

Clara Leandro

Clara Leandro has a degree in Biology, MSc in Medical Parasitology and she is preparing her PhD dissertation in Biotechnology. In the past 16 years she has been actively working at Technophage SA, and as Head of the Infection therapeutic area she is the responsible for the bacteriophages team. 

Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny

Department of Biophysics and Human Physiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

Malgorzata Witkowska-Zimny – biologist, assistant professor at the Department of Biophysics and Human Physiology and Erasmus+ Coordinator at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw. She is interested in stem cells from various sources, cells found in breast milk, and the non-nutritional possibilities of breast milk application.

Manuela Cardoso

Manuela Cardoso graduated in Nutrition and is a PhD student, both at the Faculdade
de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação – Universidade do Porto, Portugal.She is a Clinical Nutritionist, by assignment of Order of Nutritionists and works at Maternidade Dr Alfredo da Costa, where has been dedicating to fetal and neonatal nutrition since 2000 and in Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz, as Invited Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nutrition, since 2017

Marta Magriço

Bachelor’s in Nutrition Sciences & Postgraduate specialization in Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour  (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa). 

 Clinical work:

2012 – 2018 Weight loss and Chronic diseases

She has been specialized in maternal and infant nutrition since 2015

 Maternal and infant nutrition clinical practice; Partner at FertilityCare Portugal – Preconception and Fertility (2019 to date)

 Since 2017 provides training and consultancy on maternal and infant nutrition, and since 2020 on preconception and fertility.

Toyin Tofade

Dean and Professor at Howard University College of Pharmacy, Washington DC. 

She has a PharmD, and has studied Leadership, Management Development, professional coactive coaching and Crises Leadership in higher education. In 2020, she was elected as the Chair Elect for the council of Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Also, in 2020, she was elected as the President elect for the International Pharmacists Federation (FIP) Academic Section. She is also Global lead for leadership development on the Workforce Development Hub.