19th to 21st March 2020

Coimbra Health School



Health 4.0: Designing Tomorrow`s Healhcare, is the theme of the 6th edition of Coimbra Health School’s Annual Meeting (ESTeSC-IPC).

An ambitious and current theme in a world that for the last century and a half has already ceased to count the number of revolutions in the knowledge and skills required from the human being.

In health, the emerging technological ecosystem challenges professionals to quickly update their digital skills. Apps and wearables for real-time patient monitoring are beginning to be widely available, launching new challenges regarding data storage and protection, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

The development of health sciences supported by digital tools offers new possibilities when integrating big data sets, providing predictive insights and assisting in diagnosis aiming for a tailored therapy.

Every day, students, professors and health professionals are confronted with a new challenge: knowing how to use and monitor the evolution of technology to improve the quality of life of the individual not overlapping the frontier of ethics.

Reflecting on this challenge is the objective of this Annual Meeting.

Coimbra Health School is already a reference higher education institution in the healthcare sector and celebrates 40 years in 2020, settled in the City of Knowledge, Coimbra.

Join us, try to enrich our knowledge and skills in digital technologies, in order to improve our daily healthcare practice.

Welcome to Coimbra Health School, welcome to Coimbra.


The Coordination,

Filipe Amaral e Margarida Serrano


Filipe Amaral and Margarida Serrano


Organizing Committee

Anabela Martins

Diana Martins

Fernando Moreira

Isabel Andrade

João Almeida

João Lima

Maria Inês Araújo

Óscar Tavares

Paulo Caseiro

Sofia Viana

Scientific Committee

President: Lúcia Simões Costa (Portugal)

Agostinho Cruz (Portugal)

Ana Lúcia Baltazar (Portugal)

Ana Maria Valado (Portugal)

Ana Martín Suárez (Spain)

Ana Paula Fonseca (Portugal)

António Lopes (Portugal)

António Teixeira (Portugal)

Birger Kollmeier (Germany)

Camilla Hesse (Sweden)

Carla Matos Silva (Portugal)

Dina Leitão (Portugal)

Francisco Alves (Portugal)

Graciano Paulo (Portugal)

Guilherme Franco Netto (Brazil)

Helder Simões (Portugal)

Jan Cabri (Luxembourg)

Jonathan McNulty (Ireland)

Jorge Bernardino (Portugal)

José Camolas (Portugal)

Margarida Eiras (Portugal)

Miguel Morgado (Portugal)

Nelson Azevedo Barros (Portugal)

Rui Gonçalves (Portugal)

Telmo Pereira (Portugal)

Tiago Jacinto (Portugal)

Victoria Heldestad (Ireland)


9:15 - 10:00 - Inaugural Lecture

10:00 - 10:30 - Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Structured sessions (parallel)

Structured session 1 - Artificial Intelligence - “AI side by side with our health”

Structured session 2- Sustainability - “New Technologies and Sustainable Development”

12:10 - 12:40 - Opening Ceremony

12:40 - 14:00 - Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 - Structured sessions (parallel)

Structured session 3 - Omics - "Omics Era: Revisiting the Future"

Structured session 4- Telehealth

Structured session 5 - “Big Data and Patient-Centered Healthcare”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Coffee break

16:00 - 18:00 - Communications (Oral / Poster)


9:00 - 10:15 - Communications (Oral / Poster)

10:30 - 11:15 - Lecture - “Ethical implications of digitization and advances in genetics in the health of populations” - Professor André Dias Pereira (Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra)

11:30 - 13:00 -
Structured session 6 - Training and New Forms of Work Organization

13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 - Closing Session

15:30 - 18:00 - Workshops


Professionals Professors and internship monitors at ESTeSC Up to 30 years of age (on proof) Undergraduate students (by proof) Themed Dinner Workshops
Payment up to 15 Jan. 2020 90€ 50€ 50€ 30€ 30€ 25€
Payment between 15 Jan-28 Feb. 2020 130€ 100€ 100€ 60€ 40€


Important Dates
Notification of authors(acceptance/refusal): Until December 31, 2019
Author registration(mandatory): Until January 15, 2020

Official languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

The oral presentation of lectures, oral communications, workshop... May be in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

The visual support (written) of the lectures, oral communications, workshop must be MANDATORILY in English.

Please read carefully the entire contents of this section before submitting your work in the form of a summary.

Work submissions will be accepted within the follwing thematic areas:

- Molecular Medicine

- Personalized Medicine

- Sustainability

- Quality and Safety

- Ethics and Humanization

- Big Data, Cibersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

- New forms of work organization

- Telehealth

- Sensory Perception and Virtual Reality

- Diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation

- Health promotion and disease prevention

The abstracts selected for Oral communication will be published In special volume of the scientific journal European Journal of Public Health. Indexed journal: MEDLINE, Index Medicus, Scopus, Journal Citation Reports evaluated by Thomson Reuters (ISI) with Impact factor 2,234

Submissions must be made eletronically until November 15th, 2019, considering the deadlines and conditions presented bellow.

- Abstracts must be original in content and strutured as follows: Introduction, Objetives, Methods, Results and Conclusions;.

- The abstracts, Mandatorily drafted in English (UK) ,Must be between 1500 and 2000 characters, including spaces.

- All acronyms and abbreviations must be specified in the boby of text when used for the first time.

- The body of the text cannot any element that permits the identification ot the authors, under the detriment of non-acceptance of the work.

- The abstracts received will be submitted to peer review. The review process will result in its acceptance or rejection, as well as the definition of the form of presentation of the work (oral communication or poster). Once accepted, it will not be; possible for the author to make corrections to the summary.

- The authors will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their work until December 31, 2019.

- One of the authors must be formally enrolled in the congress until january 15, 2020.

- The author who submits the work must ensure (on behalf of all authors) the originality of the abstract and authorize its publication in the European Journal of Public Health by selecting the "check box" at the end of the submission form.

- The author(s) must indicate in what format(oral communication or poster) and topic integrates it's communication.

- The Scientific Committee of the event may suggest a change of format and topic

- The posters will only be displayed.

- Oral communication is limited to 10 minutes of presentation.

- Each author can only present a maximum of 2 abstracs(oral and/or poster).


- Award will be awarded to the best oral communication and the best poster.