Present Positions

  • President and founding member, President of the Administrative Board and member of the Scientific Council, Edumed Institute (Institute for Education in Medicine and Health – Instituto para Educação em Medicina e Saúde), Campinas, Brazil (2000-present).
  • Vice-president of the Instituto HL7 Brasil, Coordinator of the Working Groups, and Coordinator of the Education Work Group and Editor-in-Chief of the HL7 Wiki (2011-present)
  • Vice-president of the IHE Association Brazil and Director of Education (2014-present)
  • Associate Editor for New Media, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Brazilian Association of Scientific Divulgation (ABDC), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2010-)
  • Member of the Working Groups Health Informatics for Development and Social Media, International Medical Informatics Association (1996-present)
  • Member of the Technology Council of the Syndicate of Engineers of the State of São Paulo, since September 2008
  • Chief Executive Officer, WebPraxis International Consultants and Development Ltd. and Sabbatini Associate Consultants, Campinas, Brazil (2004-present).
  • Founder and Director of Business, Edulogica Educação & Tecnologia Ltd. Campinas, Brazil (2003-present)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, XV Brazilian Congress of Health Informatics (CBIS 2014), Editor-in-Chief of the Annnals, and Coordinator of the Subject Axis 1 (Clinical Applications) of the Brazilian Society of Health Informatics, Goiania, Brazil, November 2016.

Past Positions


  • Associate researcher, founder, former Director (1983-1999, 2001-2003 – retired), Associate Director (1999-2001) and R&D Director (2000-2003), former Center for Biomedical Informatics, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
  • Associate Professor and Chairman, Medical Informatics, Dept. Medical Genetics of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas, Brazil (1988-2003 – retired.
  • Professor and graduate studies supervisor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics (presently Dept. of Structural and Functional Biology) of the Institute of Biology, and Department of Biomedical Engineering of the the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the State University of Campinas, Brazil (1985-2003) – retired
  • Member of the Committee of Distance Education of the State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil (1998-2003).
  • Scientific assistant (1967-1968), graduate assistant (1969-1972), assistant professor (1972-1983) of the Department of Physiology of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo, founder and chairman of the Laboratory of Neuroethology (1974-1983) and coordinator of the Computer Laboratory (1980-1983) of the same department.
  • Visiting Professor of the Discipline of Psychophysiology at the Undergraduate Course of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto of the University of São Paulo (1970-1971)
  • Director for Medical Informatics, Brazilian Medical Association (1996-1999)
  • Founder (1986), Vice-President (1986-1988), President (1988-1990) and Secretary General (1992-1994), Member of the Fiscal Council (1990-1992, 1994-1996) and Member of the Admissions Committee (1998-2000, 2008-2010), Regional coordinator for Campinas (2008-2012) Brazilian Society for Health Informatics.
  • Director for Professional Education and Regional Representative for Campinas, Member of the Education Commission and leader of the Profissionalization Project (proTICS), Brazilian Society for Health Informatics (2008-2012).
  • President, International Medical Informatics Association – Federation for the Latin America and the Caribbean (IMIA-LAC) (1999-2000)
  • Director for External Relations of the Campinas Branch and Coordinator of the Interest Group of Distance Education in Biology and Health, Brazilian Association for Distance Education (2010-present).
  • Founder and Technical Coordinator, the Center for Distance Education in Health (CEAD-S), Center for Biomedical Informatics, State University of Campinas (2000-2004)
    Associate Researcher of the Laboratory for Advanced Studies in Journalism (1999-2003)
  • Founder and Technical Coordinator, the e*pub- Electronic Publications in Medicine and Biology Group. Center for Biomedical Informatics of the State University of Campinas, Brazil (1995-2003)
  • Member of the Internet Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association(1996-2001)
  • Member of the Local Committee and Coordinator of Communication of the International Conference of Medical Informatics (MEDINFO 2015), of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), São Paulo, Brazil, August 2015.
  • Coordinator for Informatics in Biological Psychiatry, Brazilian Association of Biological Psychiatry (presently a department of the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry) (1996-1997)
  • Member of the Health Working Group, Interministerial Committee for Internet Brazil (1996-1999)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Medical Matrix
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Latin American Cultural Association for Medical and Scientific Research and Studies – Associação Cultural Latino-Americana de Pesquisas e Estudos Médico-Científicos), São Paulo, Brazil (2000-2004)
  • Secretary General of the Brazilian Society of Physiology (1982-1985).