YES Meeting was born in 2006 after a pioneer idea of a fellow student of ours. Despite being considered by many a megalomanous concept, with the support of our Faculty, and some Firms that believed in the value of this idea the Meeting started to take shape.
It was a totally innovative project in Portugal and it attracted speakers from some of the major reference centers in the world since the very beginning.
In its first edition, there were sessions on Arterial Hypertension, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Chronic heart failure, Cyclin History, Oncology – Learning from lab… Improving patients care, Sexual disfunctions Men and Women approach: from brain to genitalia, HIV, Ischemic heart disease, Pain: Multidisciplinary approach, Immunology: From bench to bedside, Research? Yeah, but where? University, Industry or Biotech park? and Stem as the cell.
Regarding the invited speakers, among several Professors from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and Portuguese Scientists working abroad such as Prof. Alcino Silva or Prof. Fernando Lopes da Silva, we also had in Porto Prof. Ferenc Follath from the University of Zurich and Sir Richard Timothy Hunt who won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.