2018 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

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. 

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2018 Conference Co-Chair. Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine and Department of Pediatrics, Lausanne University Hospital, SWITZERLAND.

Head of the Research Group on Adolescent Health at the Institute of Social and preventive Medicine and an associated physician at Department of Pediatrics, both at the Lausanne University Hospital. His main research interests are the psychosocial aspects of chronically ill adolescents, exploratory behaviors in adolescence and the relationship between adolescents and their parents.

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2018 Conference Scientific Program Coordinator. Professor and Chairman of Paediatrics at the University of Thessaly, School of Medicine in Larissa

His clinical work is in the fields of general paediatrics and infectious diseases. His main interests in research are respiratory and central nervous system infections. He has published 70 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. He is member of the Editorial Board of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal and Chairman of the Committee of Scientific Affairs and Awards of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

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Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florence, ITALY

Prof. Cimaz is Head of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence, Italy and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florence, Italy. He graduated from Milan University in Italy in 1987, is a specialist in Pediatrics (1991) and in Rheumatology (2003) and did his Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 1993-1994.

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Pediatric Dermatologist, University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel), Department of Dermatology, Brussels, BELGIUM

Dr. Sherief Janmohamed, born in 1981, obtained his MD degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2006. Since then he did both clinical and scientific work, leading to his PhD degree at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2014.

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Head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit, Departments of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Children’s Hospital Lausanne University, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, SWITZERLAND

Stéphanie Christen-Zäch is a private docent and head of the pediatric dermatology unit in the departments of dermatology and pediatrics at the University Hospital Lausanne. She received her medical degree from Basel University, followed by a residency in dermatology and venereology at the University of Basel and Lausanne.


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Professor of Paediatrics, Head of Paediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Charles University, Prague,  CZECH REPUBLIC

Following graduation in general medicine at the Charles University in Prague in 1985 Pavla Doležalová started her medical practice at the paediatric department of the regional Czech hospital in Mladá Boleslav and then completed her 1st and 2nd degree paediatrics specialty education (1989 and 1992, respectively) at paediatric departments of two Prague university hospitals.

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Head of Pediatric Emergency and Outpatients Unit, part of the Pediatric Department of Dell'Angelo Hospital, Venice, ITALY

Mario Cutrone is  a pediatrician working as a Pediatric and Neonatal Dermatologist at the Dell'Angelo Hospital in Venice, Italy. He is the author of more than 120 papers in Italian and international journals (with more than 300 citations and 30.000 full text downloads on Researchgate).


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Pediatric Pediatric Infectiology / Immunology / Rheumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS.

Dr Kamphuis is a pediatric rheumatologist/immunologist at Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has a PhD in cellular immunology and research focus on SLE. She worked 2 years (2009-2011) as Lupus Clinical Research Fellow with prof. E.D. Silverman in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. 


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