Roberto Canessa | Speaker Thinking Heads

Roberto Canessa

Survivor of the Andes plane crash. Pediatric Cardiologist and Inspirational Speaker.

Language:

Spanish

Who is Roberto Canessa?

Roberto Canessa is an internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist and speaker. He was one of the 16 survivors of the tragic 1972 Andes plane crash, an experience that profoundly influenced his life and led him to dedicate himself to saving lives, especially those of infants with congenital heart conditions.

What are his conferences like?

Roberto Canessa's conferences are inspirational and motivational. Through his personal story, he shares how the extreme adversity he faced in the Andes at the age of 19 equipped him to confront challenges in his career as a pediatric cardiologist. He speaks on leadership, decision-making, and teamwork, emphasizing the importance of overcoming adversity.

What is his career trajectory?

After surviving the Andes accident, Roberto Canessa became a pediatric cardiologist and has dedicated over 40 years to saving the lives of children with congenital heart conditions. He has successfully identified connections between his mountain experience and his medical profession, offering hope to more than 100,000 patients throughout his career.

Selection of Conferences:

Surviving to Heal: My Journey from the Andes to Pediatric Cardiology

Discover how my experience in the Andes forged my commitment to life and my dedication to pediatric cardiology.

Leadership and Resilience: Lessons from the Andes

Explore how leadership and decision-making in extreme situations can be applied in everyday life and teamwork.

The Miracle of Adversity: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

How overcoming adversity can be the catalyst to achieve the seemingly impossible.

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