Keynote Speakers


 Hiro Goto

Keynote: “Tropical diseases research development: advances and flaws”.

Ponencia: “Desarrollo de la investigación sobre enfermedades tropicales; avances y fallas”.

Full professor at the University of São Paulo since 1988, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at FMUSP and works at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo (IMT), USP where she held the position of Technical-Scientific Director from 2006 to 2010. Graduated in Medicine from the USP Medical School (FMUSP) (1972), Master’s in Medicine from FMUSP (1984), Doctorate in Medicine from FMUSP (1988), post-doctorate in the Department of Immunology, Institute Karolinska, Stockholm, Sweden (1990 – 1993), teaching by FMUSP (2004). She has been president of the IMT Graduate Commission since 2017. She has experience in the field of applied immunology, with an emphasis on immunopathology and diagnosis, working mainly on the following topics: visceral leishmaniasis, leishmania, insulin-like growth factor and lipoproteins. She participates in the editorial board of Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo and International Trends in Immunity. She participates in the FAPESP-projects PIPE evaluation committee. Participates in the World Health Organization’s network of visceral leishmaniasis diagnoses. Coordinator in Brazil of the cooperation project Instituto de Medicina Tropical, USP and Bergen University, Norway (CAPES-SIU). Principal researcher for cooperation projects at USP and York University, United Kingdom (Medical Research Council – GCRF and UK-FAPESP).

Rodrigo A. Lopes Martins

Keynote: “The Role of Photobiomodulation to prevent and treat COVID-19-induced lung Damage”.

Ponencia: “El papel de la fotobiomodulación para prevenir y tratar el daño pulmonar inducido por COVID-19”.

Full Professor of the Graduate Program in Bioengineering at Universidade Brasil. Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UNICAMP and Collaborating Professor at the Graduate Program in Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UNICAMP. Professor at the Research & Development Institute and Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Vale do Paraíba and Coordinator of the Master’s Course in Biomedical Engineering at UNIVAP (2018-2020). Director of the Center for Technological Research and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mogi das Cruzes – UMC from 2015 to 2017. He is an associate professor at the University of Bergen (Norway) and at Bergen University College – Norway, Department of Public Health and Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Medicine, where he has maintained intense scientific collaboration since 2004. He is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lorraine (France) at the Biopolo (2008-2012). President of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) 2014 – 2016.

 Jorge Rodolfo Beingolea

Keynote: “Smart Systems for E-Health: Challenges for an Inclusive Innovation”.

Ponencia: “Sistemas inteligentes para la Salud Electrónica: Desafíos para una Innovación Inclusiva”.

Full Professor and researcher in technology and information systems courses. Doctor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo – EPUSP (2012). Master Degree in Electrical Engineering (2007), from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo – EPUSP. Co-Founder of IEEE Sustainable Cities Latin America (IEEE SCLA). Currently a researcher at the Nucleus of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mogi das Cruzes – UMC. A researcher at the Pervasive Computing Group – (PAD) at the EPUSP Integrated Systems Laboratory (LSI) and at the Research Network of the Brazilian Network of Intelligent and Human Cities (RBCIH).

 Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

Keynote: “Leveraging Smart Health with Internet of Things”.

Ponencia: “Aprovechamiento de la salud inteligente con Internet de las cosas”.

Professor at the Federal University of Piauí, Brazil; and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications (NetGNA) research group (CNPq), an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council, and the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park. He was Director for Conference Development – IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, a Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee (TC) on eHealth and the TC on Communications Software, a Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals (mainly, from IEEE). He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LatinCom. He has authored or coauthored about 1000 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, 2 patents, and 1 ITU-T Recommendation. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a member of the Internet Society, a senior member ACM, and Fellow of IEEE.

 Robinson Torres Villa

Keynote: “Trends and experiencies in Designing Biomedical Devices in Latinamerica”.

Ponencia: “Tendencias y experiencias en el diseño de dispositivos biomédicos en Latinoamérica”.

He received his B.S. and MsC. degrees in electronic engineering from the University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia then he received his Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain in 2007. He is a Full Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Program of The EIA University in Medellín. Besides, he is the coordinator of the Bioinstrumentation and Biosignal Processing Research Line, Kirón, belonging to the GIBEC group. Nowadays, his research deals with designing electronics instrumentation systems for acquiring, conditioning and post processing biomedical signals in order to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and therapies in many physiological or pathological situations for both local or remote monitoring of biological events.

José Alejandro Amaya Palacio

Keynote: “Application of Electrical Bioimpedance Spectroscopy in the Early Detection of Uterine Cervical Cancer”.

Ponencia: “Aplicación de la Espectroscopía de Bioimpedancia Eléctrica en la Detección Anticipada de Cáncer de Cuello Uterino”.

Director of School of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Industrial de Santander – Colombia. Is Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Polytechnic School of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2017. MSc. and Engineer in Electrical engineering from Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. Currently is Assistant Professor of School of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Industrial de Santander – Colombia. His research interests involve analog integrated circuit design, the interaction of electromagnetic fields with living systems, microwave breast cancer detection, cervical cancer detection and electrical bio-impedance spectroscopy.

Mónica Karel Huerta

Keynote: “Applications and Challenges of IOT in eHealth”.

Ponencia: “Aplicaciones y Retos de IOT en eHealth”.

Graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1994 and Master in Biomedical Engineering in 1999 both at the Simón Bolívar University (USB) in Caracas Venezuela. In 2006 she obtained the title of Doctor in Telematics Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain. In 2014 she worked as a researcher at the University of the Armed Forces and in 2015-17 at the Salesian Polytechnic University of Cuenca, both under the PROMETEO Program of SENESCYT – Ecuador. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana de Cuenca. She is a Senior member of the IEEE, part of the EMBS activities development council worldwide, and vice president of the Ecuador chapter for the period 2020-2021. She is the elected president of the Ecuador chapter for the period 2021-2022. Her research focuses on the Internet of Things, Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring.

Jose L. Ayala

Keynote: “mHealth strategy for ambulatory monitoring in pain crises”.

Ponencia: “Estrategia de mHealth para el monitoreo ambulatorio en crisis de dolor”.

Professor at Department in Computer Architecture in Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSc in Applied Physics, and a Bachelor in Neuropsychology. Before his position in UCM, he has served as Invited Professor in EPFL (Switzerland) and UCLA (USA). His research interests are in the predictive modeling of complex biological systems, using machine learning techniques, with a strong interest in the clinical practice. In this area, he has applied his research in problems like prediction and ambulatory monitoring of pain crises in migraine and oncological patients, early diagnosis of dementia from genetic data and neuroimage, mHealth platforms for effective interventions in cardiovascular risk, etc.

Simone A. Siqueira da Fonseca

Keynote: “Public Health and Reproduction in Times of Pandemic – Advances and Challenges”.

Ponencia: “Salud Pública y Reproducción Asistida en Tiempos de Pandemia: Avances y Desafíos”.

Graduate degree at Biologycal Sciences (Bachelor – 1995) from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and Education for Sciences from Universidade de São Paulo (2002). Master’s degree in Genetics from Universidade de São Paulo (2000), Biology and Evolutive Genetics Department, Bioscience Institute and PhD at Genetics from Universidade de São Paulo (2005) Biology and Evolutive Genetics Department, Bioscience Institute. Post-Doctoral Fellow at Butantan Institute (Genetics Department) in Adult Stem Cells for two years and recently finished a post- doctoral at Universidade de São Paulo (Biology and Evolutive Genetics Department, Bioscience Institute) working with Human Embryonic Stem cells and epigenetics analysis. Has experience in Genetics and cytogenetics, focusing on Human and Medical Genetics, acting on the following subjects: embryonic stem cell, Adult Stem Cell, sperm cell, in vitro differentiation. Currently, act as assistant professor at Universidade Mogi das Cruzes in undergraduate courses in the areas of health and sciences.


Benjamín Castañeda

Keynote: “New Ultrasound Telediagnostic Systems for Low-Resource Areas”.

Ponencia: “Nuevos sistemas de telediagnóstico por ultrasonido para áreas de bajos recursos”.

Benjamin Castaneda is Full professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Dr. Castaneda’s research topics include quantitative elastographic imaging, computed aided diagnosis tools and telemedicine. He has been twice finalist for the Young Investigator Award from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2007, 2011) and has received the Academic Innovator and Best Patent Awards (2013) from the Peruvian government. He is also the founder of Medical Innovation & Tecnology, a Peruvian start-up focused on the development of telemedicine technology for rural areas.

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