Top management of CUF, Champalimaud Foundation and Medtronic confirm presence at Paradox Meeting


The participation of senior managers from three renowned entities in the field of Paradox and Healthcare were confirmed at the 5th edition of the Paradox & Plurality Annual Meeting, which will be held at Nova SBE on November 17th. They will form a practitioners roundtable to discuss challenges and innovations in the sector. The network of CUF hospitals and clinics will be represented by the CEO Rui Diniz, the director of Champalimaud Vision Award of the Champalimaud Foundation André Valente and the General Director of Medtronic Portugal Luís Lopes Pereira. The discussion will be mediated by the researcher and assistant professor Filipa Breia da Fonseca.


Renowned international presence

The event will also count on the presence of two distinguished international presences. The first Keynote, entitled "Risking a vicious cycle with a both/and approach when a hospital copes with the paradoxical demands of the pandemic" will be presented by a researcher and professor at the University of St.Gallen, Harald Tuckermann, who is an expert in hospital management, managerial innovation and strategic change. The second session will be with researcher and professor at the University of Delaware, Wendy Smith, who will address "Strategies for Embracing Paradoxes". Her area of ​​expertise is organizational behavior, strategic paradoxes and leadership.


Experts and entrepreneurs sharing insights and innovations

Presentations will follow, focusing on projects from Patient Innovation and Nova SBE's Health Management Knowledge Center. The Gulbenkian Chair Professor for the Impact Economy Pedro Oliveira will address issues related to the topic. Startup Glooma, which won the Patient Innovation Bootcamp 2021, will also present its innovative project that promises to contribute to the early and assertive detection of breast cancer. Afterwards, Filipa Breia da Fonseca and António Rendas will address Innovation in Healthcare. Pedro Pita Barros will share his analysis of the current challenges of the Portuguese health system.


About the Event

The 5th edition of the Paradox & Plurality Annual Meeting will discuss organizational and societal problems around the Healthcare sector, from a paradoxical perspective. The debate will focus on contributing to the SDG 3 agenda, which aims to guarantee Quality Health to the entire population. The event is annually organized by the Amélia de Mello Foundation (FAM), the Center for Paradox and Organization and the European Forum for Paradox and Pluralism (EUFFORP).


Paradox and Healthcare

Paradox refers to opposite forces that mutually define one another and persist over time. The fact that organizational and societal issues contain paradoxical features is the point of departure of our debates, our mission consisting in the use of scholarly research on paradox to inform debate and facilitate performance and progress. This year's edition aims to contribute to SDG 3, which provides for ensuring access to quality health care and promoting well-being for all, at all ages. Is not news that the world health system still needs more attention from governments, companies and civil society. According to the UN, half of the world's population does not have access to health services and 100 million people are pushed into poverty due to health costs.


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