Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw, POLAND

Hania Szajewska, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the Medical University of Warsaw. Since 2014, she has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Prof. Szajewska has broad interests in paediatric nutrition but her research focuses on the effects of early dietary interventions on later outcomes; the gut microbiota modifications such as with probiotics and/or prebiotics; acute and chronic diarrheal diseases, and coeliac disease. 

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Professor of Paediatric Nutrition, Institute of Child Health UCL London (UK), Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Atul Singhal is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Professor of Paediatric Nutrition at University College London, Institute of Child Health, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 



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Full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma and at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan and Director of the Post-Graduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, ITALY

He is currently Past-President of the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI), Treasurer of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and Member of the Executive Board of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER). He is Co-Chair of the 16th World Congress of Public Health to be held in Rome in October 2020.

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Professor. Dr, Head of the Pediatric Department, Kantonsspital Wintherthur (SWITZERLAND)

After her study of Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Rotraud (Traudel) Saurenmann completed a training in pediatrics (specialist title in pediatrics 1997), followed by a training in pediatric rheumatology in Bern, Paris and Toronto. During 1999-2012 she was the Head of Pediatric Rheumatology at Zurich University Children’s Hospital.


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Pediatrician with Speciality Allergies, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Penny Salt qualified in South Africa and completed her paediatric training in London and Oxford. She is a general paediatrician at University College London Hospital with an interest in paediatric allergy and was the service lead for 8 years until 2016. Dr Salt presented data on adolescent quality of life scores at British Society of Allergy and Immunology (BSACI) Annual Meeting BSACI 2016.  

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Professor, CB, FRCP FRCPCH FFPH FMedSci, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor David Salisbury was Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, London, until 2014; he was responsible for the UK national immunisation programme. During that time, he introduced numerous new vaccines, dealt with the MMR autism crisis and advised other governments and international organisations. Professor Salisbury was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2001, for his services to immunisation.

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Consultant in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN

Bachelor of Medicine by the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD. Consultant in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has received complementary training in Infectious Diseases and Immunology at: John Hopkins Children's Hospital (Baltimore), Mount Sinai Hospital (New York), University Hospital 12 de Octubre (Madrid), Children's Hospital of Panama (Panama) and Hospital Carlos III (Madrid). 


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PROFESSOR, Clinical Psychologist, Lead Clinician and Head of Applied Psychology, Lothian Child and Mental Health Service. UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Richards has worked in Scotland as a clinical psychologist with children and young people for over 20 years. Prior to moving to Scotland she worked for the University of Birmingham and South Birmingham Health Authority.



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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mayo, Clinic, USA

Dr. Rajapakse is a Senior Associate Consultant in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota, USA). She completed her Pediatrics residency training at BC Children’s Hospital (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Alberta Children’s Hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).


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Roman Prymula, MD, PhD, Czech Republic Deputy Minister of Health and former director of University hospital in Hradec Kralove, Rector of Purkyne Military Medical Academy and Dean of the Faculty of Military Health Sciences in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

He graduated from Military Medical School and Charles University School of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, with medical degree. Roman Prymula has completed an International Certificate in Hospital Management at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom in 1995.

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