From the 18th to the 21st of September 2014 the ninth edition of YES Meeting was held at the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto.
The speaker for the 9th edition’s keynote session was Professor Duarte Nuno Vieira, the President of the European Society of Pathology, who was the winner of the Douglas Lucas Medal 2014, the most prestigious prize in the Forensic Pathology area worldwide.
One of the highlights of the IX YES Meeting was the presence of Professor John Kheir (Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) presenting his work on intravenous oxygen administration. In the same session Professor Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu (Babes-Bolyai University) talked about blood substitutes.
Rachel Waddingham (London Hearing Voices Project) and Professor Michael Bloomfield (Imperial College London) enlightened the audience about schizophrenia. Moreover, Professor Julian Yates (University of Manchester) and Denis Dufrane (Saint Luc Clinic Hospital) were responsible for a lecture about Regenerative Medicine.
Other remarkable moment was the Ophtalmic Surgery session, in which Professor Venkata Avadhanam (Sussex University Hospital) presented the complex and rare osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis surgery.
Furthermore, the 2014 edition of the meeting included lectures from Professor Carlos Caldas (Cancer Research Cambridge Institute) and Professor Inês Gonçalves (INEB) regarding oncology as well as the presence of Professor Martin Hallbeck (Linkoping University) and Helois Radford-Rose (University of Leicester) who talked about neurodegenerative diseases.
In addition to these speakers, YES counted with Professor Carlos Fiolhais and his lecture on Scientific Fraud Throughout History and also with a lecture by Professor João Lobo Antunes on Science Integrity.