President elect

Rui Manuel de Sousa Sequeira Antunes de Almeida

Cardiac Surgeon, professor at Faculdade Assis Gurgacz (FAG) / Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Parana (UNIOESTE) / Instituto de Cirurgia Cardiovascular do Parana (ICCOP), Brazil.

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Rui Manuel de Sousa Sequeira Antunes de Almeida trained cardiovascular surgery at Curitiba's Evangelical Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, The National Hear Hospital, London.

Degrees: Parana Federal University-M.D.(1980),M.Sc.(1993),Ph.D.(2000),Full Professor(2008).

Career: Chief cardiovascular surgeon at Western Parana Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery(1993), responsible for more than 6000 cardiovascular procedures, including endovascular surgeries. Dean of Medical School at the Western Parana State University(1995-2000). As a University Professor had number of positions in academic boards (administrative, educational and research), Medical School Dean of University Center "Assis Gurgacz"(2005-actual)

Association: Board member of the Paraná Society of Cardiovascular Surgery(2002-2006) and President (2006-08). President of the South Brazilian' Society of Cardiovascular Surgery(2007-09). BSCVS Member of the Board(2009-2010), President of the Board(2011-2013) President of the Endovascular Department(2011-2013), Scientific Director(2014-2015) Vice-President(2106-2017), President(2018-2020) and Educational Director(2021-2026). World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons -Medical Education Committee’s Chairman(2017-actual).

Publications: More than 120 papers in national/international medical journals; presented more than 350 papers. Editor of two books and author or co-author of 12 chapters. Invited speaker more than 100 times, in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay and United States of America. Participation in the editorial board of ten international journals and five Brazilian ones.