January 1, 2017

VI YES Meeting – 2011

The sixth edition of YES Meeting took place at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida, Porto from the 16th to the 18th September 2011.

The Meeting focused on the following areas of basic and clinical research: Bone Marrow, Brain-Machine Interface, Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, NOTES and Ageing as well as a Keynote Lecture. 

The Keynote Speaker was Prof. Reinhard Fassler from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany who covered the genetic aspects of integrin biology.

Some of the speakers of the 6th edition were Prof. Gero Hütter from the University of Heidelberg, who received major public attention for the cure of a HIV patient and discussed the implications of Bone Marrow Transplantation in HIV; Prof. Mikhail Lebedev from the Nicolelis Lab, Duke University, presented astonishing results with brain-machine interfaces in monkeys; Prof. Mark Caulfield, former president of the British Society of Hypertension, who gave his insight into renal nerve sympathectomy as a treatment for resistant hypertension; Prof. Robert Montgomery, Director of Transplantation Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, gave a lecture on transvaginal donor nephrectomy; Prof. Rudi Westendorp from the University of Leiden, Netherlands, mastered a very thought-provoking discussion on “Old Men and the Future”.