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LifeSaver Conference: "Current Challenges and Technological Innovations in Maternal-Fetal HealthCare"

13th of June 2024 | Auditorium Corino de Andrade, i3S, Porto, Portugal

On June 13th, the European Commission's LifeSaver project consortium will host the LifeSaver International Conference at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) at the University of Porto. The conference will bring together scientists, health authorities, clinicians, and industry professionals to discuss current challenges and technological innovations in maternal-fetal healthcare.

If you are interested in attending, please register here >>
Registration closes on June 5th!



Local Organization 

Inês Mendes Pinto, João Relvas, Teresa Summavielle, Paulo Aguiar, Cristina Barrias







9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and Introduction

Teresa Summavielle i3S

9:15 – 9:45

The Lifesaver Project

Carla Baldasso and Michael Gasik

Enginsoft (ES) and Seqvera (SEQ)

9:45 – 10:15

Maternal-Fetal Healthcare in Portugal

Ana Povo

Ministério da Saúde

10:15 – 10:35

Maternal and Childhood Health Challenges in Portugal

Cecília Elias

Direção Geral da Saúde/ Ministério da Saúde

10:35 – 10:55

Framework for the Evidence of Medication Safety in Pregnancy

Márcia Silva INFARMED

10:55 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

Current Medical Practice in Maternal-Fetal Monitoring

Telma Barbosa

 Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Sto António/Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte (CHUSA/CMIN)


12:00 – 12:30


Conventional Technologies and Challenges for Monitoring Maternal-Fetal Health

Sandra Rebelo and Carla Ramalho

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João (CHUSJ)

12:30 – 13:00

The Involvement of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Gracinda Duarte


13:00 – 14:20


14.20 – 14:50

The use and acceptance of in vitro alternative methods (NAMs) in regulatory science now and future perspectives

Tuula Heinonen

Arivin Therapeutics

14.50 – 15:50

Round Table: Current challenges and perspectives in Maternal-Fetal Healthcare

(Michael Gasik (SEQ),  André Albergaria (i3S), Gracinda Duarte (BlueClinical),  Sandra Rebelo and Carla Ramalho (CHUSJ), Telma Barbosa (CHUSA/CMIN), Carla Baldasso (ES))


Concluding Remarks


i3S Tour



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