The seventh edition of YES Meeting took place at Faculty of Medicine from the University of Porto, from the 14th to the 16th September 2012.
The Meeting focused on the following areas of basic and clinical research: Micro & Nanoparticles, Diabetes, Reproductive Medicine, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Borders of Conscioussnes, Primary Care as well as a Keynote Lecture and an innovative Breaking News Session.
The Keynote Speaker invited was Prof. Klaus Starke from the “Institut für experimentelle und klinische Pharmakologie und Toxikologie”, Germany.
The Breaking News Session was held by Janine Heutschi from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and focused on the advances of the regeneration of spinal cord injuries.
Some of the speakers of the 7th edition were Prof. Jan Bruining from the University of Erasmus in Rotterdam, most known for being a pionner on pediatric diabetes and for first describing the existence of anti-insulin antibodies as well as Glycated hemoglobin; Prof. Stephan Gillam, Cambridge University, presented the British health pay-per-performance system; Prof. Johan Skog, from the Neurosciences Departament of the University of Harvard discussed the use of exossomes in the diagnosis of cerebral cancer;
Many other speaker were present such as Prof. Rebecca Dragovic, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics , Oxford University; Prof. Steven Laureys, Coma Science Group e Dept. of Neurology, Liège; Prof. Fazel Fatah, President of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons among others.