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. Professor, MD, MPH, PhD. University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne, Hôpital de l'Enfance (HEL), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), 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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Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics), Imperial College, Professor of Paediatric Respirology, National Heart and Lung Institute, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Section (Paediatrics) at Imperial College; Professor of Paediatric Respirology, Imperial School of Medicine at National Heart and Lung Institute; and Consultant Paediatric Chest Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator. 


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Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases, Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital. UNITED KINGDOM

Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London since 1993, and a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Sciences, Simon Kroll heads the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group at Imperial College, carrying out research into the molecular basis for pathogenesis of septicaemia and meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, and the evolution of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract microbiota in infancy and its contribution to health and disease.  

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MARC VAN RANST, Professor, Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute), BELGIUM

Marc Van Ranst was born in Bornem, Belgium on June 20, 1965. He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Leuven in 1990. From 1985 on, he trained at the Rega Institute for Medical Research in Leuven. From 1990 to 1993, he worked at the department of microbiology & immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and received his Ph.D. degree in virology in 1994.

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Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Copenhagen University and consultant neonatologist at the Department of Neonatology at The Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet. DENMARK

Dr. Greisen’s program of research has focused on causes of brain injury in preterm infants, cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygenation, systematic follow-up studies to evaluate outcomes later in life, growth before and after birth and the consequences of growth in the perinatal period for later health, interventions in the newborn period to improve health later in life, and the ethics of medical research.  

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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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Clinical Professor of Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College London, Department of Paediatrics, St Mary’s Campus Medical School, UNITED KINGDOM

Adnan Custovic is Clinical Professor of Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London.  His professional training consisted of a Specialist training in Paediatrics (University Children’s Hospital Sarajevo, 1987-91) and successive appointments as Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Allergy (University Hospital of South Manchester, 1992-98). This period saw him awarded M.Sc. (1991), M.D. with Gold Medal (1996) and Ph.D. (2000). He was promoted to a professorship at the University of Manchester in 2002, and moved to Imperial College in 2015.

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