Pediatric Rheumatologist Consultant, Anna Meyer Children's Hospital, ITALY

Dr Teresa Giani received her MD degree, and completed her Paediatric training in Florence, Italy. She is a Pediatric Rheumatologist Consultant at Anna Meyer Children Hospital, Florence, Italy. 




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Associate Professor in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Head of Dept. of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Sophia Children's Hospital, NETHERLANDS

Marielle Pijnenburg is associate Professor in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and head of the department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Allergology in Sophia Children’s Hospital. She was trained as a paediatrician at the University Hospital Groningen and continued her career with a fellowship in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Erasmus MC. She obtained a permanent position in Rotterdam in 2002 and finished her PhD thesis on exhaled nitric oxide in children with asthma in 2006.

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Chair of Paediatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

I’m a Chair of Paediatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and work as a Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. I also have a research group at the UMC Utrecht, Netherlands. I have twenty years of experience in research related to pathogenesis and prevention of respiratory infections.



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Clinical Epidemiologist and Paediatrician, Sophia Children's Hospital, NETHERLANDS

Daan Caudri, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Epidemiologist and Paediatrician, specialized in Respiratory and Sleep medicine at the Department of Paediatrics, at the Sophia Children’s Hospital of the Erasmus MC University Medical Centre in Rotterdam.  He obtained his masters in clinical epidemiology and PhD (cum laude) in 2010 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (prof. J.C De Jongste), investigating the causes and prognosis of preschool wheeze. 


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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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Paediatric infectious diseases specialist, Head of Children Vaccination Centre under Children Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia 

Ass.Prof. Dace Zavadska is a paediatric infectious diseases specialist currently working as senior PID specialist and the Head of Children Vaccination Centre under Children Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia and associate professor in Riga Stradins University, and takes the position of the Chair of the State Immunization Council (NITAG) under Ministry of Health of Latvia.


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Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk, Assistant Professor at the Department of Newborns’ Infectious Diseases at Poznan University of Medical Studies, POLAND

Katarzyna Wroblewska-Seniuk is Assistant Professor at the Department of Newborns’ Infectious Diseases at Poznan University of Medical Studies, Poland, where she has been working since 2002.  She is a specialist in pediatrics and neonatology. Her main topics of interest are: Perinatal complications in newborns of diabetic mothers, hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia in newborns. Risk factors for hearing deficit in newborns and neonatal hearing screening.

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CEO and Founder of ZN, BELGIUM

Author of 'Hyperthinking', Phil Weiss is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker who has been working with leading corporations for the past two decades. He speaks for audiences around the world on range of topic related to digital communication, disruption, innovation and technology. 



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Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, Paris VII University, FRANCE

Professor Catherine Weil-Olivier gained her medical degree in Paris and since 1989 has been Professor of Paediatrics at the Paris VII University, France. Between 1995 and 2005, Professor Weil-Olivier was Head of the Dept of General Paediatrics at Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (Hôpital Louis Mourier Colombes, Hauts de Seine, France). Since two decades, professor Catherine Weil Olivier has been working in the vaccinology field on different aspects.  She was an expert for the French Drug Agency (AFSSAPS, now ANSM) from 1995 to December 2008, working in the technical group for the registration of vaccines, antibiotics and anti-virals.

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Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Bar Ilan University, HBSC Researcher, ISRAEL

Sophie D. Walsh is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Criminology Department of Bar Ilan University, Israel. She is a researcher in the Health Behaviors of School- aged Children (HBSC) International research project, in which she is the coordinator of the Violence and Injuries (VIP) Focus Group.


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