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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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Paediatric Rheumatologist, University of Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Christian Hedrich is a Paediatric Rheumatologist with special interest in molecular mechanisms of cytokine dysregulation in autoimmune/inflammatory disease, their potential applicability as disease biomarkers, and the resolution of pathological inflammatory responses by individualized and target-directed therapeutic approaches. He was appointed Professor of Child Health at the University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and is currently Head of the Department of Women's and Children's Health.

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Professor of Neonatology, Chief of the Neonatal ICUs, Emma Children’s Hospital, NETHERLANDS

Anton van Kaam is currently professor of neonatology and the chief of the neonatal intensive care units at the Emma Children’s Hospital in the Amsterdam University Medical Centers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He did his medical and pediatric training in Rotterdam at, respectively, the Erasmus Medical Center and the Sophia Children’s Hospital. 



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Head of the Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Heim Pál National Children’s Institute, Budapest HUNGARY

Prof. Zsuzsanna Szalai is the Head of the department of Pediatric Dermatology of Heim Pál National Children’s Institute in Budapest, Hungary.Her main interests are atopic dermatitis, haemangioma and vascular malformations, genetic diseases, genodermatoses, keratin disorders, skin infections, severe pediatric dermatological disorders. 


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Professor of Pediatric Neurology at University of Louvain School of Medicine in Brussels, BELGIUM

She serves as pediatric and neonatal epileptologist and neurophysiologist at Saint-Luc University Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. She is the former director of Pediatric Epilepsy Research and director of Neonatal Neuromonitoring at the Benioff Children’s Hospital, UCSF.


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Professor of Health Services research in Rheumatology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and Head of the Paediatric Rheumatology and Health Services Research Group at the German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin (DRFZ), GERMANY

Kirsten Minden is a paediatrician, specialised in paediatric rheumatology. She currently works at the paediatric rheumatology outpatient clinic of the Centre for chronically sick children at the Charité Berlin and the German Rheumatism Research Centre (DRFZ) in Berlin.


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