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, M.D., PhD Paediatric-Intensivist and Associated Professor of Paediatrics, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, NETHERLANDS

Koen Joosten is a paediatric-intensivist and associated professor of paediatrics at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, in the Netherlands. Dr K. Joosten studied medicine at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and became a paediatrician in 1993. In 1995 he did his training as a paediatric-intensivist at Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital and in 1999 received his PhD, which focused on metabolism, endocrinology and nutrition of the critically ill child. 

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Professor, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Policlinico San Pietro, Head of Pediatric Asthma and Cough Centre, Policlinico San Pietro, ITALY

Prof.  Ahmad Kantar MD, PhD, MSc.  is currently Director of the Pediatric Cough and Asthma Center and Head of the Pediatric Unit at Istituti Ospedalieri Bergamaschi, University and Research Hospitals in Bergamo Italy. He was previously Director of High Altitude Pediatric Asthma Center in Misurina and lecturer at the department of Pediatrics and Biochemistry at the University of Ancona and University of Camerino  (Italy).

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Senior Consultant Neonatologist, Professor of Neonatology, Leiden University Medical Center, NETHERLANDS

Arjan te Pas works as a Consultant neonatologist in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands. After becoming a neonatologist he performed research in spontaneous breathing and respiratory support of preterm infants at birth, for which he received a PhD degree in 2009. Next to his clinical work, te Pas has set up a research program “Perinatal transition and neonatal resuscitation”. 

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Pediatric Endocrinologist, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, NETHERLANDS

Theo Sas studied medicine at the University of Rotterdam (1987 -1994). He performed clinical research at the department of Pediatric Endocrinology of the Sophia’s Children Hospital in Rotterdam and defended his PhD thesis about growth hormone therapy in girls with Turner syndrome and SGA children in 1999. Then, he did his residency in pediatrics in the Sophia Children Hospital in Rotterdam (2000-2005). 

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Ass. Prof. of Infectious Diseases, Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, Netherlands

Dimitri Diavatopoulos is Associate Professor at the Radboud Center for Infectious Diseases, within the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Dr. Diavatopoulos studied Bioprocess Engineering at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), after which he obtained his PhD degree at Utrecht University (the Netherlands), where he started his work on Bordetella pertussis. He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Melbourne, where he worked on the immunology of influenza-pneumococcal co-infections and at the Radboud University Medical Center.

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Associate Professor of Dermatology, International University of Catalonia UIC, SPAIN

Ramón Grimalt is a Specialist in Dermatology and a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.  From 2001 to 2014 he taught at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona as Associate Professor of Dermatology . Since 2006 he is AQU Reading Professor and since 2008 he is ANECA Accredited Full Professor . In 2011 he joined the International University of Catalonia UIC as Coordinating Professor of Dermatology . In June 2014 he obtained the position of Full Professor with the position of Attaché and Coordinator. 

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