Organisation

Organising Committee

Alexandra Vasconcelos

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

 

Alexandra Vasconcelos

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

Paediatrician, MD and PhD student, Medical Assessor at INFARMED, Clinician at Centro Hospitalar do Oeste (CHO) since November 2012 Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE (Hospital Amadora-Sintra) from 2003 to 2012; PhD Student in Tropical Medicine/Paediatric Tropical Medicine since 2013; Portuguese Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT) Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL); Medical Assessor and Member of the National Expert Committee on Human Medicines Evaluation (CAM) of INFARMED - National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, I.P. (Portugal) since 2003; Competence in Pharmaceutical Medicine certificated by the Portuguese Medical Council: Ordem dos Médicos (OM) in 2013; Post-graduation in Tropical Medicine from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2010;  Experience as a paediatrician in a tropical field (São Tomé e Príncipe, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Guiné-Bissau) since 2008; Honorary specialist registrar in University College London Hospital – UCLH, London (United Kingdom) in the Adolescent Unit in 2011; Executive Secretary of the Portuguese Social Paediatric Subcommittee since 2013

Beatriz Maia Vale

Doctor

 

Beatriz Maia Vale

Doctor

Paediatric Hospital Assistant at Coimbra Paediatric Hospital-CHUC. Member of NHACJR. Responsible for the Consultation of Children at Risk, also works in the General Paediatric Consultation. Paediatrician Consultant of the Functional Coordination Unit of the Paediatrics Hospital.

Carlos Gil Escobar

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP | NHACJR, HFF

 

Carlos Gil Escobar

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP | NHACJR, HFF

Pediatrician. Member of NHACJR at Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca. Member of Social Pediatrics Section of the Portuguese Pediatrics Society.;

Graduated by Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Barcelona  With a maste degree in Tropical Medicine by Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/ Universidade de Lisboa Hospital Assistant at the Paediatric Intensive and special care unit of the Paediatric department of Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE (Amadora-Sintra) Board member of the Secção de Pediatria Social da Sociedade Portuguesa de Pediatria Professor of the integrated Master of medicine at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon.

Deolinda Barata

Pediatrician

 

Deolinda Barata

Pediatrician

Paediatrician. Vice-President of the Portuguese Social Paediatric Subcommittee (SPS-SPP).

Filipa Pancada Fonseca

Psychologist

 

Filipa Pancada Fonseca

Psychologist

Psychologist specialist in clinical and health psychology and justice psychology. PhD student in Psychology at ISPA-IU. From 2000 to 2019 was part of the Department of Pediatrics and lately the Department of Mental Health at Hospital Prof. Doctor Fernando Fonseca, where she integrated the child protection team. Member of the founding team of Instituto Belong, in which belongs to the board and develops her clinical practice. Co-author of the book: (Re) Build my emotional home (Manuscrito ed.)

Idalina Machado

Professor / Researcher | FLUP

 

Idalina Machado

Professor / Researcher | FLUP

Bachelor (1998), Master (2004) and PhD (2013) in Sociology by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. Is a Professor at the Cooperativa de Ensino Superior de Serviço Social/Higher Institute of Social Work of Porto (CESSS/ISSSP), since 2002, where teaches in Social Work and Social Gerontology Degrees and in Social Intervention in Children and Youth at Risk of Exclusion Master. Since 2014 is also Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology of Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. It is Integrated Researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto, since 2004. Her research interests focus on Urban Sociology, particularly in the problem of fight for the right to the city and housing, in gentrification processes and social mixing and poverty and social exclusion of socially disadvantaged groups.

Isabel Monteiro da Costa

Speech therapist |ESS-UA

 

Isabel Monteiro da Costa

Speech therapist |ESS-UA

Speech therapist and  professor of higher education (Technology School of Health of OPorto, School of Health, University of Aveiro, and in collaboration, School of Health, University of Algarve and School of Health, Coimbra). Isabel Monteiro's interests are mainly focused in the field of communication disorders in children with hearing loss and their families and in a very incisive way in the development track that is early intervention.

 

Ivone Jacob

Project Manager

 

Ivone Jacob

Project Manager

Ivone Jacob has a degree in sociology from the Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, works at eventQualia since 2011 as Project Manager.

Luisa Teles

Pediatrician and coordinator

 

Luisa Teles

Pediatrician and coordinator

Pediatrician and coordinator of the Center for Neurodevelopment at Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.

Maria de Lurdes Torre

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

 

Maria de Lurdes Torre

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

Paediatrician at Hospital Fernando Fonseca. President of the Portuguese Social Paediatric Subcommittee (SPS-SPP).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Manuel Zarcos

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

 

Maria Manuel Zarcos

Pediatrician | SPS-SPP

Paediatrician at Centro Hospitalar Leiria Pombal. Member of the direction board of the Portuguese Social Paediatric Subcommittee (SPS-SPP).

Marta Ezequiel

Pediatrician

 

Marta Ezequiel

Pediatrician

Pediatrician - Hospital Garcia de Horta, Lisboa

Medical Coordinator at Dioscope

Paula Guerra

Sociologist

 

Paula Guerra

Sociologist

Sociologist. Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), the same institution where she was granted her Ph.D in Sociology. Researcher in the Institute of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (ISFLUP). Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR). In the last few years has extensive work published around the thematic of music in general and rock music in particular, paving the way for a new interpretative paradigm of the Portuguese contemporaneity.

Raquel Leitão

Nutritionist Adjunct Professor | ESE-IPVC

 

Raquel Leitão

Nutritionist Adjunct Professor | ESE-IPVC

Raquel Leitão has a Ph.D. in Child Studies - Child Health specialization, from  University of Minho. Before that, she graduated in Nutrition Science and obtained a Master’s degree in Quality Control - Water and Food speciality, both from the University of Porto. She works full time as Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) where she started her professional activity in 1999 at College of Education (ESE-IPVC), also at College of Health (ESS-IPVC), since 2003, and at School of Sport and Leisure (ESDL-IPVC), since 2010. She is member of the Nutritionists Order (1788N) and has been involved in research projects funded by FCT, Programa NORTE2020 and FEDER. She has served as Editor for the Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics section of Open Medicine and continues to serve as reviewer for several international journals. In 2018 she was apointed as head of the Master of Pre-School Education and of the Post-graduate Course in Education, Science and Local Heritage at ESE-IPVC. Latests publications: Leitão, R. B. (2018). Diet and physical activity as a universal foundation for childhood development and lifelong health. Society Register 2(2): 131–148. DOI: 10.14746/sr.2018.2.2.07 Leitão, R., & Neves, L., Sá, C., & Carvalhido, R. J. (2020). Educação, Ciência e Património Local: conceptualização de um curso de pós-graduação para professores. In. F. Raposo, F. Regina Jorge, & M. Carvalhinho (Eds.). Reflexões sobre Património, Educação e Cultura - I Encontro em Património, Educação e Cultura (pp. 43-50). Castelo Branco: RVJ Editores. Availabe from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330075753_DIET_AND_PHYSICAL_ACTIVITY_AS_A_UNIVERSAL_FOUNDATION_FOR_CHILDHOOD_DEVELOPMENT_AND_LIFELONG_HEALTH Fields of interest:  Human Diet and Nutrition Public Health Pediatric Obesity Nutritional Epigenetics Health Promotion and Education

Sara Melo

Professor / Researcher

 

Sara Melo

Professor / Researcher

Sara Melo has a PhD in Sociology by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (FLUP). Is currently a professor at the Superior Institute of Social Work of Porto (ISSSP) and researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto (ISUP.

Sérgio Costa Araújo

Professor, ESE-IPP | Researcher, inED

 

Sérgio Costa Araújo

Professor, ESE-IPP | Researcher, inED

Sérgio Costa Araújo has been, since 2006, higher education teacher in Portugal. He is currently Invited Adjunct Professor at the city of Porto Polytechnic School of Education and a Collaborator Researcher at inED – Center for Research and Innovation in Education. Master in Development Studies in Social and Educational Sciences and recognized specialist in the field of social and behavioral sciences, he works mostly in socio-educational areas in thematic domains that includes fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion, with particular attention in the links between children's rights, poverty and exclusion. Over the past 23 years, in these domains, he has designed, monitored and implemented several action-research projects, particularly in critical urban territories in the Porto metropolitan area, seeing some of these actions recognized as examples of good practices by external entities. He has always developed his path in a European context and, therefore, has accumulated a unique knowledge about the path of social issues within the European Union over the last 23 years. He has participated in high-level meetings, including editions of the European Commission's European Forums on the Rights of the Child; The European Expert group on the transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, formally known as the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the transition from institutional care to community-based care; high-level conferences organized by presidencies of the Council of the European Union... He is a member of Eurochild and since 2009 a member of the European working group “Children in Alternative Care” (CiAC). Deinstitutionalization is one of his favoured subjects. He was also a member of the Expert Advisory Group of the pioneering Eurochild and UNICEF research project “DataCare Project” which comprehensively mapped child protection data systems in the 27 Member States of the European Union and the United Kingdom and which in 2023 is in its second phase of development. He is a member of the national Working Group on Child Poverty, promoted by EAPN / European Anti-Poverty Network. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese AjudAjudar – Associação para a Promoção dos Direitos das Crianças e Jovens (Association for the Promotion of the Rights of Children and Young People). In 2020, he consolidated his status as an expert on the topic “Poverty and Children's Rights in the Social Dimension of the European Union”, in the context of providing formal public evidence. He makes his own the assertion of Kant that he likes to quote from memory: theory without practice is empty, practice without theory is blind. Contact – sergiocostaaraujo@gmail.com

Teresa Magalhães

Forensic Doctor

 

Teresa Magalhães

Forensic Doctor

Medical expert in Legal Medicine. President of SPECAN. Full-Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (head of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences area) and at University Institute of Health Sciences.

President of the Portuguese Society for the of Abused and Neglected Children. Full-Professor at University Institute of Health Sciences (CESPU) and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (head of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences area). Author of multiple literature (books, books’ chapters and articles) about children and adolescents abuse. Head of the North Delegation of the Portuguese National Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (2001-2014). Representative of Portugal at the European Council of Legal Medicine. 

Organising entities

  • eventQualia

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    In each step we take. We constantantly remind ourselves of our social responsibility. Therefore it comes natural that innovation can impact not only people knowledge as well as people’s wellbeing, as we catalyse ideas and promote events contributing to public debate and society’s information in general.

    Inform, Divulge and support are key words.

    We intend to inform population in general, divulge and discuss technicians and researchers work and finally support non-profit organizations.

  • Social Pediatrics Section of the Portuguese Pediatrics Society

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    The SPS's mission to protect and promote the protection of the Rights of Children and Youngers in a evolving society, promoting research, implementing good practices.

    It aims to be a meeting point of several related disciplines developing an integrating process, interacting and amplifying concepts and attitudes that, once applied, can contribute to the overall health of children, adolescents, families and community.

  • Portuguese Society for the Study of Abused and Neglected Children (SPECAN)

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    As a non-profit association, SPECAN arise in 2011 by a group of professionals who represents the majority of the areas related with abused and neglected children, including Law, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, Services of Childhood and Youth Protection, among others. The SPECAN aims to promote the development and diffusion of the scientific and technical investigation in this areas, on a multidisciplinary approach to the several ways of abuse and negligence of children, in order to prevent and act on this situations.

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