Professor of Paediatrics, Paris VII University, FRANCE

Professor Catherine Weil-Olivier gained her medical degree in Paris and since 1989 has been Professor of Paediatrics at the Paris VII University, France. Between 1995 and 2005, Professor Weil-Olivier was Head of the Dept of General Paediatrics at Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (Hôpital Louis Mourier Colombes, Hauts de Seine, France). Since two decades, professor Catherine Weil Olivier has been working in the vaccinology field on different aspects.  She was an expert for the French Drug Agency (AFSSAPS, now ANSM) from 1995 to December 2008, working in the technical group for the registration of vaccines, antibiotics and anti-virals.

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Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Southampton. Editor in Chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood, BMJ Publishing Group. UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Beattie is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist in Southampton and the lead for the regional service. His main clinical and research interests include the Nutritional Management of Chronic Disease, particularly Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  He was President of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from 2010-3.


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Programme Director, Leadership Foundation, UNITED KINGDOM

Doug is currently Programme Director at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education where he leads on a range of key national programmes including Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching, and the Future Leaders Programme.  Prior to this he was Head of Staff and Educational Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London).


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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, Makassed University General hospital, LEBANON.  Aziz Koleilat is the Vice General secretary of PASPAGHN (Pan Arab Society Of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition), and an IRB member of MUGH.  

He is the Founder and Chair of the pediatric departments of Berbir, Makassed & Mother and Child Hospitals (Beirut –Lebanon). GINA Mediterranean Member. WHO NCD Research Member. Makassed University General Hospital, Pediatric department.  Aziz Koleilat is the author of many text book chapters and is also a Reviewer and Editor of several Journals. He is a Founder of Makassed Award for best research paper among young pediatricians.



Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy University College London Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM

Leanne Goh is a consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy at University College London Hospital. She read Medicine at Queen's University of Belfast and was awarded a distinction in her Allergy MSc at Imperial College London.  She is an enthusiastic medical educator and was the Kings College London Allergy Academy education fellow in 2012-2013.  She completed her training in Paediatrics within the London deanery with accreditation in Paediatric Allergy as a special interest. 

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Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietician at University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Sophia completed her Nutrition degree in 2004, followed by a Masters in Dietetics at King’s College London, receiving a prize for ‘The Most Distinguished Student in Dietetics’ of her year.  As part of her role Sophia takes part in weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) Allergy clinics, assessing complex and often multiply allergic infants, children and adolescents.  She has worked in various London hospitals, before settling into her role of Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietician at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, a newly created role as of 2014.


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Professor, Head of Department of Paediatrics, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels, BELGIUM

Yvan Vandenplas did his medical studies at the ”Vrije Universiteit Brussel” and trained in pediatrics (1981‑1986) at the same University.  He became Head of the Unit for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in 1987 and is Head of the Department of Pediatrics, at the University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) and has the Chair of Pediatrics since 1994.  His Ph. D. Thesis was on "Oesophageal pH monitoring for Gastro‑Oesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children" in April 1991.

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Nutrition Committee Chair, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and Consultant Paediatrician, Ealing Hospital, UNITED KINGDOM.  

Dr Colin Michie is the Nutrition Committee Chair at the  Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and a Consultant Paediatrician at Ealing Hospital, London.  He works on a number of committees within the Royal Colleges and Deaneries to improve training and service delivery with respect to nutrition.  Colin Michie was born in Zimbabwe, trained in Cambridge and Oxford and has worked in the Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town and the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Kingston, Jamaica.


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Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine The Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health UCL. UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Kipps is a consultant in sport and exercise medicine at University College London Hospitals and co-lead on the MSc programme in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at The Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health at UCL.  He is team doctor for the Harlequins Rugby Club and the medical director of the London and Blenheim Triathlons, as well as assistant medical director of the London Marathon. 


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Specialist Dermatologist, Direction of Pediatric dermatology, Dermatologikum Hamburg, Board member of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), GERMANY

Dr Barbara Kunz studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. She trained as a specialist at the dermatological clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, in the department for pediatric dermatology at the Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris and the skin clinic at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).  She joined the DERMATOLOGIKUM HAMBURG as a specialist in 2008.

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