TERENCE STEPHENSON, United Kingdom, Conference Co-Chair and Vaccines Initiative Chair
Chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) in the United Kingdom and Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, United Kingdom
Sir Terence Stephenson DM FRCP FRCPCH is a consultant pediatric doctor in the UK and chair of the General Medical Council (GMC). He was formerly Dean of the Medical School and Professor of Child Health at the University of Nottingham from 2003-2009. And the Nuffield Professor of Child Health. He was President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health from April 2009 until May 2012. He then took up the role of chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in July 2012. He became a member of the GMC council in 2009. In September 2014 it was announced that he would become the chair of the GMC, succeeding Peter Rubin on 1 January 2015. In October 2014 it was announced that he had been appointed as a panel member for the Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. He has co-authored textbooks, written invited chapters and editorials, and published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals. He has been described as leading by example.