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Professor, DM, FRCPCH, FRCP, EIP Conference Co-Chair, Chair Health Research Authority Nuffield Professor of Child Health, Institute of Child Health, UCL ,UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson is Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London and Co-Director of the nationally funded Children’s Policy Research Unit. He was knighted in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Healthcare and Children's Health Services.

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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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Christina Lampe

Director of the Centre for Rare Diseases of the Department of Child Neurology, Epileptology and Social medicine, Center for Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital of Giessen, Germany.

Dr Lampe’s main interests are craniocervical stenosis and skeletal problems in MPS. After studying medicine at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Charité), Berlin, Germany, she completed her internship at the Surgical Department of the same university. Since 2007, she has been a consultant in surgery. 

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Consultant Paediatrician in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool (UK)

Dr Marcus Auth is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He performed his medical training (MD), academic career (PD) and research in Universities of Frankfurt, Essen and Birmingham and has developed and led the paediatric gastroenterology service in Liverpool. 


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Head of the Pediatric Endocrinology, Sophia Children's Hospital (NL)

Erica LT van den Akker is head of Pediatric Endocrinology at the department of Pediatrics Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus University and cofounder of the Obesity Clinic CGG, which is a national referral centre specialized in diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with genetic, syndromic and hypothalamic obesity.

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Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow (UK)
Helen Minnis is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. She has had a longstanding clinical and research focus on the psychiatric problems of abused and neglected children. Currently her focus is on intervention research, including a randomised controlled trial of an infant mental health service for young children in foster care and a randomised controlled trial of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy for primary school-aged children in adoptive or foster placements.
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Professor, Chair in Health Psychology, University of Glasgow (UK)
Professor Rory O'Connor completed his PhD at Queen's University Belfast in 1997 and then moved to Scotland where he has been ever since. He joined the University of Glasgow in July 2013 where he is Professor of Health Psychology, Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory and head of the Mental Health and Wellbeing group there.
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Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics University of Virginia (USA)

Gregory F. Hayden, MD, earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC.


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