The fifth edition of YES Meeting took place at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida, Porto from the 24th to the 26th September 2010.
It covered six main areas of basic and clinical research: Chronic Pain, Evolution in Medicine, Robotic Medicine, Ischemic Heart Disease, Stem Cells and Oncological Therapy, as well as a Keynote Lecture and a Nobel Prize Winner Session.
Our Keynote Speaker was Prof. Paul Wilkinson from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and co-Director of the Centre for Global Change and Health of the WHO, discussing the impacts of climate change on health.
Other notable speakers included Prof. Noel Boaz and Prof. David Haig from the International Institute of Human Evolutionary Research, USA and Harvard University, respectively, who discussed the importance of evolutionary medicine and anthropology; Prof. Paolo Machiarinni, who successfully developed a technique for human trachea transplantation; Prof. Paolo Rossini presented his results with robotic hand control in human amputees; Prof. Kieran Clarke, Principal Scientist in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford, discussed stem cell therapy for the infarcted heart.
One of the highlights of the V YES Meeting was the Nobel Prize Winner Session with Prof. Aaron Ciechanover who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 for his work regarding the ubiquitin-proteasome system.