Professor, DM, FRCPCH, FRCP, EIP Conference Co-Chair, Chair of the General Medical Council (UK), Nuffield Professor of Child Health, Institute of Child Health, UCL ,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. 

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

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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General Paediatrician at St Mary’s Hospital, London, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UNITED KINGDOM

Nelly Ninis is a General Paediatrician at St Mary's Hospital London. She has also trained in Paediatrics Infectious diseases and has completed a masters in Tropical Medicine.

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Palacky University, CZECH REPUBLIC 

Head of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic and Co-chair of Physical Activity Focus Group in WHO collaborative cross-national survey Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study.

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Researcher, Palacky University, CZECH REPUBLIC

Petr Baďura received his PhD from the University of Groningen (Netherlands) in the field of Public Health. Since 2014, he has been involved in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) research network, where he serves as a chair of the Leisure conceptual group and as a regular member of the Physical activity focus group. Within the Czech HBSC team, his responsibilities include methodological support and data analysis.

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Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Laura Charlton is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist at the UK’s national Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), Leeds base. Having several years’ experience working in clinical health psychology, she was appointed to the GIDS in 2014. Dr Charlton offers specialist assessment and therapeutic support to gender diverse young people and their families, in addition to consultation to professionals within local networks.

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Paediatric Neurologist and Chief, Division of Neurology, Nemours Children’s Hospital. Orlando, USA

Dr. Richard Finkel is a child neurologist with expertise in pediatric neuromuscular disorders. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, then trained in Pediatrics, Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Post-doctoral Researcher, Utrecht University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (ASW), THE NETHERLANDS

Alina Cosma is a developmental health psychologist with extensive experience in the design and management of cross-sectional health surveys focusing on child and adolescent health and well-being. After completing her PhD in 2015 at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania with a thesis focused on understanding the consequences of school bullying, Alina worked for 3 years as a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews.

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