Researcher from ISPUP at Programme Sociedade Civil da RTP2
Vânia Magalhães is graduated in Nutrition Sciences (2013) and is a master student in Consumer Sciences and Nutrition. She was involved in the coordination of the project "National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey" and currently collaborates in the EpiTEEN cohort. She is a member of the Public Health Nutrition Department and of the Research Group on Nutritional Epidemiology and Obesity of the Epidemiology Research Unit (EPIUnit).
Ana Henriques obtained her Master degree in Psychology (Clinical and Health) with the thesis “Design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention program in a group of obese patients after placement of gastric band”. Between 2009 and 2010, she was a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health when she gained field work experience in population-based cohorts.
She is a Doctor in Public Health since July 2015 when she finished her PhD thesis entitled "A biopsychosocial approach to the interrelation between reproduction and excessive weight in women". Her research interests are women's health, the epidemiology of obesity and weight management and psicossocial variables, such body image satisfaction.
Carla Moreira was born in Germany, in 1972. She is graduated in Mathematics in University of Minho in 1996 and concluded her PhD in Statistics in the University of Vigo in 2010. Since 2009 she worked on several statistical problems within the area of survival analysis, more specifically; contributed to the field of double truncation, such as regression with double truncation response, smoothing Methods for the estimation of the density function and goodness of-fit-Tests for the semiparametric truncation model, with special emphasis on biomedical applications, in SIDOR research group at University of Vigo. Since November 2016 she works in the Institute of Public Health of University of Porto, collaborating in the project “Diabetes & obesity at the crossroads between Oncological and Cardiovascular diseases – a system analysis NETwork towards precision medicine (DOCnet)”. On the one hand, she is developing research in new advances in parametric and nonparametric curve estimation and testing under Double truncation.
Alberto Caldas Afonso
Professor Caldas Afonso gained his MD and PhD in the Faculty of Medicine in Porto and then went on to gain an MBA in Health Economics in 2002 at the Catholic University of Porto. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine of Porto and H.S. Joao. His main scientific areas of interest are growth in kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy and molecular mechanisms of disease progression and renal protection. He is currently the President of the ESPN and is Local President of this Congress, the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society. Professor Caldas Afonso is also the Portuguese Member of the World Medical Association, the Ibero-American Forum of Medical Entities and the Committee Permanent of European Doctors. He is involved in many clinical studies and has published more than 100 papers in eminent international journals across a wide variety of topics related to pediatric nephrology.
Henrique Barros was born in Porto, in 1957. He graduated in Medicine in 1981 and teaches at the School of Medicine of Porto University (FMUP) since 1979. From 1988-89 was research fellow at the Internal Medicine department of Lund ́s University Hospital. In 1991 became Gastroenterology specialist and finished his PhD, with a research in the epidemiology of viral hepatitis. He is Full Professor of Epidemiology since 1999. He led the organization of the Master Programs in Public Health (coordinator), Epidemiology, Health Education and Sociology and Health, as well as the doctoral program in Public Health at the University of Porto and the doctoral program in Global Public Health (program director), a joint program with Nova University of Lisbon, financed by the Portuguese Research Foundation (FCT). He has developed research in national and international projects, in areas such as clinical and perinatal epidemiology, cardiovascular, infectious and cancer diseases, which resulted in (co) authorship of more than 200 scientific publications in international journals. He is editor of the journal Arquivos de Medicina, and member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Epidemiology. He was member of the Scientific Council for Health Sciences Foundation for Science and Technology (2004-12). He was National Coordinator for Infection HIV/AIDS (2005-11) and President of Portuguese Association of Epidemiology (2013-15). Currently, he is the President of the Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, member of the Executive Commission of the National Ethical Committee for Clinical Investigation (CEIC) and member of the Medical Sciences (MED) Scientific Committee of Science Europe and President- Elect of the International Epidemiological Association (2014-17).