keynotes // Openning Ceremony

Alden Landry – M.D.

”Graduated from University of Alabama, Dr. Alden M. Landry did his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. By now, he works as an Emergency Medicine Physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and holds academic positions including Faculty Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School. 

In his goals, Alden seeks to promote humanization in medicine by improving diversity and equality on heath services.” 


Dominique Martin – M.D.

Dominique is Associate Professor in Bioethics and Professionalism in the School of Medicine at Deakin University, in Australia. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Melbourne in 2003. Her bioethics research focuses primarily on issues related to procurement, use, and distribution of medical products of human origin such as organs and tissues for transplantation, or gametes used in assisted reproductive treatments. She will explore what the arts of medicine and ethics have in common and discuss the vital role that every physician should play as a practicing ethicist.


Jaap Koot – M.D.

Jaap is a medical doctor specialized in International Health and Tropical Medicine and he is currently dean of the Global Health Program at Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen.

Dr. Koot has experience in the Netherlands, in Europe and in low-income countries all over the world, specially in Africa. His research concentrates on policy development to reduce inequities in health, for example by improving health literacy. In education he focuses on global health care management and health promotion.

His speech will focus on “reverse learning”. In low-income countries, new out-of-the box solutions using information technology are very interesting. In many areas like obstetrics and gynecology, TB treatment and vaccination promotion, new approaches are developed, that we can use in the Western world. The challenge of working with limited resources can be converted in new ways of thinking about solutions.