Scientific Programme

Scientific Committee

Meet our Scientific Committee!


Senior Advisor of Clinical Psychology.


Degree in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Masters in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.


Specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Models and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, Sexual Disorders and Gender Identities.


Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention in Sexual Dysfunctions and Gender Identity.


Integrates the team of the Reconstruction and Genitourinary Unit of the University Hospital Center of Coimbra (CHUC).





Graduated in Medicine from the University of Coimbra, specialist in Psychiatry.


She performs functions of Hospital Assistant in the CRI of Psychiatry of the University Hospital Center of Coimbra (CHUC).


Coordinator of the CHUC Liaison Psychiatry Unit. Coordinator of the CHUC Sexology Consultation.


Credited as "Sexual Therapist" by the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology (SPSC).


Credited with the competence in Clinical Sexology by the Medical Association.


Credited as Psychooncologist by the Portuguese Academy of Psycho-Oncology (APPO).


She teaches in several pre and postgraduate teaching actions, collaborating as a trainer in the Postgraduate Course in Sexology of the SPSC and in the Graduate Program in "Evaluation and Intervention in Clinical Sexology and Couple Therapy" of INSPSIC.


She has published papers in the areas of Psychiatry of Liaison and Sexology and presentations in national and international congresses.





Consultant / Chief of Service (2003) of General Surgery, Team Leader of the Emergency Department and Coordinator of the Trauma Commission of the University Hospital Center of Coimbra (CHUC).


Coordinator of the Working Group for Specific Training in Emergency Surgery of the Order of Physicians.


President of the Lusitanian Association of Trauma and Surgical Emergency (ALTEC-LATES).


Member of the Advisory Council of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES).


Member of the Board of Qualification in Emergency Surgery of the Union Européenne des Médicins Spécialistes (UEMS).





Degree in Medicine, with a final average mark of seventeen - October 1982.


Admission to specialize in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM), rating of Very Good, with eighty-three correct answers - July 1985.


Vice-President of the Portuguese Society of Sports Medicine, two terms (1992-1995 and 1995-1998).


Specialist in PRM, with a final classification of nineteen point seven, January, 1990.


Admission to the Medical College of PRM, approved unanimously with Distinction – July, 1990.


PhD in PRM at the University of Coimbra, research, "Traumatic spinal cord injury: biochemical and functional prognosis ", approved with Distinction by Majority, November, 1992.


General Secretary of the Portuguese Society of PRM, two terms (1993-1995 and 1996-1998).


Elected member of the European Academy Rehabilitation Medicine, 2009.


Member of the "Prize Committee" - European Academy Rehabilitation Medicine, 2012.


Head of the PRM department of CHUC (interim appointment), March 2012.


Head of the PRM department of CHUC, June 2013-17.


Chair of the Research Committee of Portuguese PRM Society, 2015.


Associated Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, January, 2016.


Chair of The Prize Committee - European Academie Rehabilitation Medicine, 2017.





Isabel Marques Carreira graduated in Genetics in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and received her PhD in Human Genetics in 1993, in the same University.


Isabel was appointed as a Medical Scientist in the Department of Human Genetics – Cytogenetics of the South African Institute for Medical Research in Johannesburg from 1985 to 1992.


She was then invited to come to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra to take the responsibility of the recently created laboratory of Cytogenetics.


She has been its Director since 1992 and until the end of 2008 there has been more than 40 000 prenatal and postnatal diagnosis done.


She has also been involved for the past 17 years, with teaching Cellular and Molecular Biology.


Isabel has recently been appointed the national coordinator for the European Cytogeneticists Association Register of Unbalanced Chromosome Aberrations.





Dr. Helena Donato graduated from the University of Coimbra and acquired her PhD in Library and Documentation in 1991 at the University of Coimbra.


Currently, Dr. Helena Donato is the Director of the Documentation Service in Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC) and Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra.


She is an Associate Editor of Ata Médica Portuguesa and Medical Consultant of many other medical Portuguese magazines.


Furthermore, she published more than 60 research items and has more than 80 citations.





Dr. Frederico Regateiro graduated as Medical Doctor from Universidade de Coimbra in 2004.


After that, he enrolled in PhD Program in Biomedicine in Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência until 2005.


He got his PhD in Immunology at the University of Oxford and worked there as a post-doctoral research assistant.


Dr. Regateiro, currently, works as a resident doctor in the Department of Allergies and Immunology in Centro Hospitalar e Universitario de Coimbra and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Coimbra.


Dr. Frederico Regateiro has 31 research items and more than 900 citations.





Doctor of Medicine (MD), Orthopedic Rotation, Charles University in Prague, 2011.


Doctor of Medicine (MD), Cardiac Surgery Rotation, University of Pécs, 2012.


MD, MSc, Medicine, University of Beira Interior, 2013.


Anaesthesiology Trainee at University Hospital Center of Coimbra (CHUC), since 2014.


Postgraduate course in Anesthesiology Scientific Fundaments, Anesthesiology, University of Oporto, 2015.


Medical Simulation Instructor in Biomedical Simulation Center of Centro Hositalar e Universitário de Coimbra, since 2015.


Postgraduate course, Critical Care Medicine, Reanima – Associação para a Formação em Reanimação Cardio-respiratória e Medicina do Doente Crítico, 2017.


Secretary General os SPSim – Portuguese Society of Simulation applied to Health Sciences, since 2017.


Council Trainee Representative, European Society of Anaesthesiology, since 2017.


Medical Doctor in EMS Dispach Centre (CODU) and Prehospital Emergency Physician, since 2017.





Dr. Luca Carenzo is a Critical Care Consultant currently working in Italy.


His humanitarian work includes helping in the trauma center in Yemen during the current civil war as a member of the Doctors without Borders team.


Specifically, his work in Yemen involved enduring critical conditions under security measures as well as withstanding active fires and blast injuries.


He obtained his medical degree from the Universitá del Piemonte Orientale in Novara, Italy in 2010 where he also completed his training in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.


He completed a Master of Science in Disaster Medicine (European Master in Disaster Medicine).


After his training he completed a Trauma Critical Care Fellowship at the Royal London Hospital in London.


Additionally, Dr. Luca Carenzo has a particular interest in medical education and training with simulation, having co-created the Italian National Simulation competition (SIMCUP) as well as having helped develop a post-graduate program for incoming registrars at the Universitá del Piemonte.


He has also participated as an instructor in several disaster and emergency medical courses.





Medical Surgeon at University Hospital Center of Coimbra (CHUC), Department of Surgery A, since 2000.


Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Assistant Professor in Clinical Surgery, since 2007.


Grant: Investigation grant of the Portuguese Association for the Study of the Liver (Bolsa de investigação APEF/MSD), Feb 2015.





Dr. Rui Henrique graduated as Medical Doctor from Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar (ICBAS-UP) in 1992 and in 2001 became a Specialist in Pathologic Anatomy.


Dr. Rui Henrique acquired his PhD in Medical Sciences, his thesis was carried out in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University.


Furthermore, he has been managing the Service of Pathological Anatomy in IPO Porto since 2001 and has been teaching at ICBAS-UP since 1991.


Dr. Rui Henrique is currently developing scientific research within the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Group - IPO Porto Research Center.


Furthermore, he has over 350 research itens and more than 5000 citations.







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