Connecting Healthcare 2024 - Evolution

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00

Porto de Leixões

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On 18 June, the 6th edition of the Connecting Healthcare conference will take place at the Porto de Leixões Terminal. In a rapidly changing world, Connecting Healthcare serves as a beacon for leaders and visionaries in the sector. The "Evolution" edition will gather various specialists to explore innovations and advances driving new healthcare approaches. 

Date: 18th June, 10:00 

Location: Porto de Leixões Terminal 

With the presence of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, the event will emphasise the crucial role of individuals and organisations in societal evolution, highlighting the positive impact of each scientific and social advance on people's lives. 

Católica Porto Business School is joining the 6th edition, with Sofia Silva, a lecturer of the discipline “Economics of Health” of the postgraduate Health Management program, participating in the first debate on "Evolution in Healthcare"

This year, the Connecting Healthcare conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Local Health Unit of Matosinhos (ULSM) and is once again organised in partnership with the Seal Group. 



10:00 | Welcome: Welcome-Coffee & Musical Moment 

10:30 | Opening Session 

Welcome from ULSM / Seal Group 

Tedros Adhanom (ET) - Director General of the World Health Organization (Message) 

Ana Povo (PT) - Secretary of State for Health 

1st Panel Discussion: “Evolution in Healthcare” 

Adalberto Campos Fernandes (PT) - Professor at the National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa 

Sofia Silva (PT) - Lecturer at Católica Porto Business School 

Ana Clara Silva (PT) - Regional Director for Integrated Public Policies and Longevity, Madeira Government 

Kita Sallabanda Diaz (ES) - Director of the Master in Radiosurgery, Afonso X University, and Adviser to the Albanian Minister of Health 

Moderator: João Fernando Ramos (PT) - Director, TVI Norte 

Lecture: “The Neuroscience of Intelligence and Learning” 

Julia Sperling-Magro (GER) - Researcher & Partner at McKinsey Germany 

13:00 | Lunch, Networking & Musical Moment 

14:30 | Lecture: “Digital and Human Innovation” 

Carlos Fiolhais (PT) - Researcher 

2nd Panel Discussion - "Visions for Tomorrow” 

Sobrinho Simões (PT) - Physician and University Professor 

Américo Aguiar (PT) - Cardinal and Bishop of Setúbal 

Isabel Pires de Lima (PT) - Emeritus Professor, University of Porto 

Pedro Siza Vieira (PT) - Lawyer and Partner at PLMJ 

Moderator: Hélder Silva (PT) - Journalist, RTP 

Lecture: “Globalizing Compassion for a Human World” 

Kailash Satyarthi (IND) - 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 

Moderator: Sérgio Almeida - Founder of Seal Group 


Sérgio Almeida (PT) - Founder of Seal Group 

António Taveira Gomes (PT) - President of the Board of Directors, ULSM 

Luísa Salgueiro (PT) - Mayor of Matosinhos 

18:00 | Closing 



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