Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Unit, Department of Woman's and Child's Health, University Hospital of Padua,  ITALY

Since 1992 he is the Chief of the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit at the University of Padova. From 2001-2009 he acted as Chairman of the Juvenile Scleroderma Working Group of PRES (Pediatric Rheumatology European Society) and, from 2006-2009 of the Italian Society of Pediatric Rheumatology. Prof. Zulian’s main research interests are in Scleroderma syndromes, Kawasaki disease, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Joint Hypermobile Syndromes and JIA- related chronic uveitis. 

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Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University Hospital Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Akshay Batra is a Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and leads the Paediatric Intestinal Failure at University Hospital Southampton. He is the chair of the national paediatric registry for intestinal failure and is the CSAC training advisor for Nutrition to the Royal College of paediatrics and Child Health.


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Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Academic Unit of Child Health Department of Oncology & Metabolism, University of Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM

Nils Krone graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilian’s University, Munich, Germany, where he was also awarded his MD for studies into the genotype-phenotype correlation in congenital adrenal hyperplasia. He has trained in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Endocrinology at the University Children’s Hospital, Munich and University of Kiel Children’s Hospital, Germany (1999-2006).

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Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Imperial College, and honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Imperial College London, UNITED KINGDOM

I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. My research focuses on the interactions between hosts and pathogens which result in severe infectious diseases, particularly severe malaria. 


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Head of Department of Pediatrics, Klinikum Rosenheim & Lecturer in Pediatrics at LMU University Munich, GERMANY and Paracelsus University Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Torsten Uhlig, MD is a neonatologist, pediatric allergist and pediatric pulmonologist. He works in clinical pediatrics at Klinikum Rosenheim, Germany. He studied medicine in Bochum, Essen and Munich, all Germany. Later he was resident at Children`s Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich before he received a research grant for the University of Western Australia, where he worked as Clinical Research Fellow and did research in neonatal lung function and immunology from 1995 to 1997.

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Professor Emeritus (Pediatrics and Pharmacology) at the University of Virginia, USA

Alan D. Rogol, MD, Ph.D is Professor Emeritus (Pediatrics and Pharmacology) at the University of Virginia. He received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and doctorates in medicine and physiology (Endocrinology) from Duke University. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following a fellowship in endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he moved to the University of Virginia (UVA), ultimately serving as Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology.

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Specialist Dermatologist, Direction of Pediatric dermatology, Dermatologikum Hamburg, Board member of the European Society of Pediatric Dermatology (ESPD), GERMANY

Dr Barbara Kunz studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. She trained as a specialist at the dermatological clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, in the department for pediatric dermatology at the Hopital Necker Enfants Malades, Paris and the skin clinic at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE).  She joined the DERMATOLOGIKUM HAMBURG as a specialist in 2008.

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Head of the Department of Pediatrics, O.LVrouw Hospital Aalst. Board member and former Treasurer of the ESPD, BELGIUM 

Dirk Van Gysel qualified as a pediatrician at the University of Leuven in Belgium and further subspecialised in pediatric dermatology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD at the University of Ghent in Belgium in 2009 with the Aalst Allergy Study.

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