The  World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra brings together leading researchers, physicians, government officials and representatives from industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and healthcare systems worldwide.

Among the confirmed speakers are:
(in alphabetical order)

António Raposo de Lima

Country General Manager, IBM Portugal, Portugal

António Raposo de Lima was born in Azores. He has an Economics degree from the Catholic University of Portugal and a certification in Executive Management from INSEAD. In 1992 he joined IBM and has held various management and international positions, mainly in strategic areas in southern European markets. He’s the President of IBM Portugal since 2012. In 2016, he was honored by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, as Commendator with the Order of Enterprise Merit.

Rekawt Hama Rasheed

Minister, Ministry of Health, Iraq-Kurdistan

Granted his MB.ch.B in 1997 from the Salahaddin University-Erbil, specialized in E.N.T. surgery, being board certified in Europe. Also gained an MBA from the American University in Sulaimani. Was appointed as General Director of Koya Hospital (1999-2001), also Director of Health in Sulaimani (2009-present). In 2008 was appointed as the Head of the Peshmerga Health Agency. Currently is the Minister for Health in Kurdistan, appointed in 2012, working towards better health for the Peshmerga People.

Helena Rebelo de Andrade

Research Associated Senior Scientist, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal

Director Portuguese Health Museum. Professor of Virology -Faculty Pharmacy. WHO Consultant (different years). Consultant Minister Health, Brazil (2013/2014). INSA: Adviser Directory Board-Research Area (2009); Deputy Director Virology Department (1998/2004); Coordinator: National Influenza Reference Centre (1993/2009), National Polio Reference Laboratory and Respiratory and Enteric Virus Unit (1998/2009), National Measles Reference Laboratory (2003/2009). 81papers; 200 communications. 7 Awards.

Fernando Regateiro Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal

Fernando Regateiro

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal

A full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra since 2004, he runs the Genetics Service there, teaches Genetics in the Integrated Masters and is a member of the Scientific Council. He is the titular academic of the XL chair, of the Portuguese Academy of Medicine.

Ângela Relógio, Group leader (Associate Professor, PhD), Charité Medical University of Berlin

Ângela Relógio

Group Leader and Professor, Charité Medical University of Berlin, Germany

Degree in Technological-Physics Engineering and PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, EMBL. Associated Professor and Group leader, at the Charité Medical University of Berlin, in the field of systems biology of cancer and chronobiology, habilitated in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, active in teaching and a member of several graduate schools.  Her research is likely to reveal novel hypotheses for a more functional cancer-focused analysis of the circadian clock and its role in therapeutic success. Reviewer to several scientific journals and funding agencies, including the EU.

António Rendas

Vice-President, Health Cluster Portugal, Portugal

António Rendas Graduate Medicine, University of Lisbon, Full Professor Pathophysiology Nova Medical School. PhD Cardiothoracic Institute, University of London. Research Associate, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston. Director Institute of Tropical Medicine¸ Dean Faculty of Medical Sciences for ten years. President Portuguese Council of Rectors four years and Rector of Universidade Nova, Lisboa from 2007 till 2017. Member Board of Trustees Aga Khan University.

Magda Robalo, Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster (CDS) at the Regional Office for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Magda Robalo

Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Congo

Director of the Communicable Diseases Cluster at the Regional Office for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO).  Magda leads WHO’s work on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Protection of the Human Environment Programmes in the African region. She coordinates a team of experts advising African countries and working with partners on health policies, uptake of interventions, behaviour change, expanding opportunities for integration and maximizing returns on investment in disease control, prevention and health promotion.

Felix Rosenberg, Director of Forum Itaborai: Politics, Science and Culture in Health

Felix Rosenberg

Director, Forum Itaborai, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Ministry of Health, Brazil

MMedSci, Epidemiology. International Officer and Epidemiologist, PAHO/WHO. Director of the National Institute of Quality Control in Health, Itaboraí Forum: Politics, Science and Culture in Health, and Directorate of Strategic Planning, Fiocruz. General Director, The Public Health State Laboratory, Rio de Janeiro. Secretary, National Institutes of the Health Network of the Union of South American Countries. Executive Secretary, National Institutes of Public Health (NIPH) Network of the CPLP. Consultant to the IANPHI for Framework Documents and establishing NIPH in El Salvador, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, East Timor and São Tomé and Principe and supporting the development of the NIPH in Mozambique and in several South American countries.