A brief introduction from our speakers and themes presented at our 6th British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality:
Prof. Jorge Cecilio Daher
Prof. Dr. Jorge Cecílio Daher is a GP who specialises in Endocrinology and Metabiology? He is a Professor of Medicine at the UniEvangélica Faculty of Medicine in Anapolis. He also works as a GP at the Spiritist Sanatorium in Anapolis. He has co-authored many books on Medicine and carried out over 20 clinical studies on Diabetes and Metabiology. He works as an auditor in high cost medicines for the Secretary of Health in the State of Goias. Dr Daher is also a member of The Endocrine Society and the Brazilian Society for Endocrinology and Metabiology. He is President of AME-Goiânia and Secretary of AME-Brazil.
Dr. Sarah Eagger
Dr. Sarah Eagger, MBBS, FRCPsych is a consultant psychiatrist and honorary senior clinical lecturer in London with the department of Psychological Medicine, Imperial College. She has an interest in a truly holistic approach to medicine, which includes meditation. Dr. Eagger has spoken on aspects of consciousness at numerous international conferences. She is on the executive committee of the Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and past trustee of the British Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Eagger is a keen advocate of a value-based approach to healthcare as one that enhances peace love, positivity and compassion for the benefit of healing ourselves and others. She is the co-ordinating editor of “Values in Healthcare” – a facilitators manual for healthcare professionals. The book is used in training health-care facilitators throughout the world.
Dr. Peter Fenwick
Dr. Peter Fenwick, MD was formerly Consultant in charge of the neuropsychiatric and epilepsy unit at the Maudsley Hospital. He is Co-Director of research at the Department of Neurophysiology, Broadmoor Hospital and Consultant neuropsychiatrist at the London Sleep Centre, running a clinical and forensic practice. For the last nine years he has been studying magnetic field tomography at the RIKEN Neuroscience Institute, Japan. In the UK, he is researching near death experiences in coronary care units and surveying approaching death experiences in hospices and nursing homes in southern England.
Dr. Decio Iandoli
Dr Decio Iandoli Jr. is a surgeon with speciality in surgery of the Digestive System. He is a Professor of Physiology at the UNIDERP (Universidade Anhanguera) in Campo Grande, MS and he is also the Vice-President of AME-MS (Medical Spiritist Association-MS)
He is the author of many books on Medicine and Spirituality as well as on Reincarnation as a Biological Law. He is speaker and lecturer for AME-Brazil and AME-International.
Dr. Eunice Minford
Dr. Eunice Minford was born and raised on a farm in N. Ireland. She trained in Medicine at Aberdeen University and graduated in 1989. She pursued a surgical career in General Surgery and abdominal organ transplantation. Her work took her from Aberdeen to Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham, London and New York. She currently works as a General Surgeon in N. Ireland. Further professional details are available at www.euniceminford.co.uk
Dr. Alexander Moreira
Dr. Alexander Moreira-Almeida trained in psychiatry and cognitive-behavioural therapy at Institute of Psychiatry of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he also obtained his PhD in Health Sciences investigating the mental health of Spiritist mediums. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in religion and health at Duke University (US), he is now Professor of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora School of Medicine and Founder and Director of the Research Centre in Spirituality and Health, Brazil (www.ufjf.br/nupes). His publications are available at www.hoje.org.br/elsh
Dr. Andrew Powell
Dr. Andrew Powell, MA, MB.Bchir, MCRP, FRCPsych, trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Maudsley Hospital, London.
He was Consultant and Senior Lecturer at St. George’s Hospital, London for eleven years before moving to Oxford, where he continued in the National Health Service until 2000.
He is an Associate of the College of Healing and Founding Chair of the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr. Marcelo Saad
Dr. Marcelo Saad is graduated in Medicine at Federal University of S. Paulo, Brazil. In the same University, he achieved the degrees of MSc and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences. As medical specialties, he is Board Certified both in Physical Medicine and Acupuncture. He is professor at post-graduation stricto sensu in Sciences of Health at Universidade de Santo Amaro. He is also director member at the Medical Spiritist Association of S. Paulo, and at the Medical College of Acupuncture of S. Paulo. Besides his work as physician, he develops activities in scientific publication, editorial board of medical journals, technical lectures and participation in scholar tasks. His interest fields are Acupuncture, Spirituality in Health and Complementary Therapies.
Dr. Jim Tucker
Dr Jim B. Tucker, M.D. is Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Dr. Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. A board-certified child psychiatrist, Dr. Tucker worked with Dr. Stevenson for several years before taking over the research upon Dr. Stevenson’s retirement in 2002.
Prof. Chris Roe
Chris Roe is Professor of Psychology at the University of Northampton. He is the Perrott-Warrick Senior Researcher, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Anomalous Psychological Processes. He is President of the Parapsychological Association, Chairman of the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section, a Council Member of the Society for Psychical Research and the International Affiliate for England of the Parapsychology Foundation. He edits the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research and is on the editorial board for the Transpersonal Psychology Review. His research interests are around understanding the nature of anomalous experiences and includes research on the phenomenology of paranormal experience, particularly as it affects wellbeing, the psychology of paranormal belief and of deception, as well as experimental approaches to test claims for extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, particularly where they involve psychological factors. Recent research has been concerned with the relationship between altered states of consciousness and psychic experience. He has published over 90 journal papers and book chapters and given over 100 invited and conference presentations.