January 2014
Bringing you these topics:

- WHS Yearbook 2013
- WHS Regional Meeting - Latin America: Call for Abstracts
- WHS Regional Meeting: Tickets and Registration
- WHS Regional Meeting: Speaker Update
- About the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo

WHS Yearbook 2013

In its fifth year, the World Health Summit continued to connect present and future key opinion leaders to address challenges that face health worldwide.

This spirit permeates the WHS Yearbook by providing direction for future advances to globally improve health, and by offering information on issues and initiatives raised at the WHS 2013.

Please enjoy 92 pages of exclusive essays, reports, and interviews in the <link about-whs publications _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>WHS Yearbook 2013 >>>

WHS Regional Meeting - Latin America: Call for Abstracts

The WHS Regional Meeting – Latin America and the M8 Alliance are encouraging abstract submission for presentation in São Paulo.

Authors of selected abstracts will have a chance to present their work at the WHS Regional Meeting, held from April 6-8, 2014 in São Paulo.

Please note: The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014.

Please find here all information about <link whsrma2014 call-for-submissions.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>submitting your paper >>>

WHS Regional Meeting - Latin America: Tickets and Registration

In 2014, the second WHS Regional Meeting will be held. From April 6-8, high-ranking representatives from all health-related fields will come together in São Paulo, Brazil, to collectively work on the most pressing health challenges in Latin America.

Join the discussion and shape the agenda for better health in Latin America and worldwide! From next week on, <link whsrma2014 registration.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>tickets will be available online >>>

If you want to be informed when the registration opens, please send a mail to registration(at)whs-regional.org.

WHS Regional Meeting - Latin America: Speaker Update

Gary H. Gibbons
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Prof. Gibbons’ research program is recognized for its discovery science related to cardiovascular health of minority populations. His laboratory is currently focused on discovering novel, ancestry-specific mediators of vascular disease. Originally from Philadelphia, he earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Throughout his career, Prof. Gibbons has received numerous honors, including election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences; selection as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Minority Faculty Development Fellowship awardee; selection as a Pew Biomedical Scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts; and recognition as an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association.

Sarita Verma
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Sarita Verma is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice Provost Health Professions Education at the University of Toronto. She is a family physician who originally trained as a lawyer at the University of Ottawa (1981) and later completed her medical degree at McMaster University (1991). She has been a Diplomat in Canada’s Foreign Service and worked with UNHCR in Sudan and Ethiopia for several years.

Dr. Verma is the 2006 recipient of the Donald Richards Wilson Award in medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the 2009 co-recipient of the May Cohen Gender Equity Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada. At present she is the Co-lead for the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) at the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education.

Jorge Kalil
Director, Laboratory of Immunology, University of São Paulo

Jorge Kalil is Professor of Medicine, head of clinical Immunology and Allergy, Director of the  Laboratory of Immunology, Heart Institute, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Director of Instituto Butantan and Chairman of Butantan Foundation. He is also chairman of the board of Zerbini Foundation.

Prof. Kalil was founder and first President of the Brazilian Association of Organ Transplants and he acted as President of the Latin American Association of Immunology and President of the Brazilian Society of Immunology. He was deputy Clinical Director of the Hospital das Clínicas and Chairman of the Department of Clinical Medicine.  He is President of the International Union of Immunology Societies. Prof. Kalil is dedicated to the study of the mechanisms of immunological recognition and distinction of self and no self.

About the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo

Founded in 1912, the USP Medical School develops activities characterized by a combination of education, research and health care. FMUSP offers undergraduate courses in Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech, and Occupational Therapy, besides post-graduation courses and residency programs in Primary Care. All the activities are held at the University Hospital and at the largest hospital in Latin America – Hospital das Clínicas – FMUSPHC.

The School has 359 professors, 1,382 undergraduate students, 1,337 medical residents in all specialties, and 2,047 graduate students. Currently, FMUSP holds 14% of the scientific production in Medical Sciences, 4% of the Brazilian scientific production in all areas, 200 research cores, and 62 Clinical Investigation Laboratories.

FMUSP: Venue of the WHS Regional Meeting - Latin America


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