#Keynote Lecture

Since a great summit day always ends with a keynote lecture, make sure you check what we have in store for you. Our anniversary edition comes with keynote speakers with years of medical experience and remarkable achievements.

Keynote lectures will be held exclusively online, by international world-renowned speakers, due to the pandemic travel conditions. They will be available from the second day, for all types of memberships.

Wherever you watch from, make sure you will bring your awareness on board. New information awaits you on every step of the way!

You are the designer of your own scientific adventure. We provide our participants with pre-recorded events of the highest resolution, while they decide what image stays in the foreground, when they want to watch the presentation and when it’s time for a break. All of this is done by using the video functions of our platform and thus benefiting from the smoothest visual experience.

     This type of event will be held ONLINE      

     This type of event will be held ONLINE      

     This type of event will be held ONLINE      

Keynote & Nobel Lectures

Prof. Martina Koziar Vasakova, MD, PhD

Fibrosing interstitial lung diseases

Discover fibrosing interstitial lung diseases presented by Prof. Martina Koziar Vasakova, MD, PhD.

Fibrosing interstitial lung diseases are a group of afflictions, of multiple etiologies and showing similarities in presentation. Introducing us to this pathology will be Prof. Martina Koziar Vasakova, MD, PhD. She graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine of Charles University in Prague, later obtaining attestations from internal medicine, tuberculosis and respiratory disease, allergology and clinical immunology, a specialization in bronchology and a license in interventional bronchology.
Nobel Laureate Prof. Randy W. Schekman, PhD

Research on protein secretion and collaboration with George Palade

2013 Nobel Prize Laureate, Prof. Randy W. Schekman, PhD will address George Palade’s influence on the development of membrane cell biology and the way his own research and discoveries have extended Palade’s work into the mechanism of protein secretion.

2013 Nobel Prize Laureate, Prof. Randy W. Schekman, PhD, is an American biochemist and cell biologist who contributed to the discovery of the genetic basis of vesicle transport in cells. For his insight into the genetic mechanisms underlying vesicle transport, Prof. Schekman was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Presently, Prof. Schekman acts as a professor of molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley, and as an adjunct professor of biochemistry and biophysics at University of California, San Francisco.

We present you with a signature IMSSB lecture, held by one of the world’s most renowned figures. During the event, Prof. Schekman, PhD will address George Palade’s influence on the development of membrane cell biology and the way his own research and discoveries have extended Palade’s work into the mechanism of protein secretion. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to discover more about Prof. Schekman’s favourite subjects, namely membrane assembly, vesicular transport, and membrane fusion among organelles of the secretory pathway.

Prof. Josep Brugada, MD, PhD

Sudden cardiac death and arrhythmia

Prof. Josep Brugada, MD, PhD, discoverer of the syndrome with the same name, will discuss his findings regarding arrhythmias in an extensive lecture that will ignite your passion for cardiac pathology.

Sudden cardiac death and arrhythmia represent major worldwide public health problems, being some of the most common causes of death among people from all over the globe.

Inside this palette of pathologies, the Brugada Syndrome holds a special place as it is a rare, inherited disease that causes sudden death because of ventricular fibrillation. Now that we have defined it, you might wonder who are the men that explored this syndrome in depth.

Prof. Josep Brugada, MD, PhD is a renowned Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Paediatric Arrhythmia Unit at Sant Joan de Déu Hospital. Together with his brothers, Pedro and Ramón, he conducted extensive research in the field of arrhythmias.

His unremitting work got him the 2015 Rey Jaime I prize in the "Clinical Medicine" category and placed him as Head of Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias in the European Society of Cardiology’s Science Committee. In addition, he has chaired the European Heart Rhythm Association.

Study with him pathologies’ mechanisms, EKGs and learn more about the newest treatments available in this field. If you are passionate about cardiology or an avid follower of Josep Brugada’s work, this keynote lecture will give you a glimpse into a trending subject in medicine!

Prof. Amine Ksia MD, PhD

Esophageal Atresia

Dare to enrich your knowledge about the surgical field along with Prof. Amine Ksia MD, PhD, and get accustomed with important notions concerning the paediatric patients’ anatomy.

Esophageal atresia is a condition in which an abnormal gap forms between the baby’s esophagus and stomach. Instead of ending in the stomach, the esophagus ends in a pouch. The baby cannot be fed by mouth because the food cannot reach the child’s stomach, therefore transforming this condition into an emergency with life-threatening potential.

Learn more about this condition and how to manage it from Prof. Amine Ksia MD, PhD, a Tunisian Paediatric Surgeon working in Fattouma Bourguiba Teaching Hospital and Vice Dean of Monastir Medical School, holding a vast experience regarding surgery of congenital conditions.

Prof. Dr. H. C. Christoph Zielinski, MD, PhD

The Basics Of Cancer Immunotherapy

Discover cancer immunotherapy presented by Prof. Dr. H.C. Christoph Zielinski, MD, PhD, whose recent work focuses on clinical trials and targeted drugs.

Immunotherapy, the artificial stimulation of the immune system, is a promising field in the search for a cancer treatment. We invite you to discover its basics at IMSSB, presented by Prof. Dr. H.C. Christoph Zielinski, MD, PhD, Head of the Clinical Division of Oncology and Comprehensive Cancer Center in Vienna General Hospital, and President of the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group. Having completed extensive research and written over 600 scientific articles, Professor Zielinki has received numerous awards. His recent research covers a wide range of cancer therapies, with a particular focus on clinical trials, breast and lung cancer research and targeted drugs.
Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, BSc, PhD

Neurodegeneration and Ageing

Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, BSc, PhD, Vice President of the European Research Council, studies Ageing, Cell Death, and Neurodegeneration.

Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis, BSc, PhD is a bioscientist studying Ageing, Cell Death, and Neurodegeneration. He is currently Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of University of Crete, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Foundation for Research and Technology, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, and founder and Director of the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics of University of Crete Medical School. In 2020, he was elected Vice President of the European Research Council (ERC).
Prof. Elisa Anamaria Liehn, MD, PhD

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR CROSS-TALK IN THE HEART AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Join this Keynote Lecture, held by Prof. Elisa Anamaria Liehn, MD, PhD and discover how cell crossover plays a critical role in the modifications of the heart after an acute myocardial infarction.

Does the fascinating world of cell molecular biology genuinely captivate you? Then you will be more than eager to discover how cell crossover plays a critical role in the modifications of the heart after an acute myocardial infarction.
Our speaker will be Prof. Elisa Anamaria Liehn, MD, PhD – Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of South Denmark, as well as Senior Scientist at National Institute of Pathology "Victor Babeș", Bucharest, Romania.
Prof. Javier Montiel

FIRST STEPS TO VIRTUAL REALITY AND HOW YOU CAN START

What if we told you that reality can be anything you want? Join Prof. Javier Montiel's keynote lecture and discover virtual reality!

What if we told you that reality can be anything you want, and the world can be shaped to your liking? Join us and Prof. Javier Montiel for a unique experience.
During this keynote lecture, available exclusively online at IMSSB 2021, you will be introduced to the concept of virtual and augmented reality, and get to enjoy Space travel simulations. If you're eager to learn how to craft your own reality, and travel through Space, join us and Prof. Javier Montiel at IMSSB 2021!