João Manuel de Paiva Pimentel
He is Auxiliary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra. In this context he has served as member of the Office of Medical Education, member of the Pedagogical Council, Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Scientific Commission and Secretary of Group VII (Surgery). His research interests include and have mainly dealt with the areas of: intestinal function and the quality of life after colo-rectal surgery, optimisation of surgery in the treatment of cancer of the rectum, fecal incontinence and dysfunction of the pelvic girdle. He has taken part in many courses, conferences, round table discussions and conversations dealing with these themes.