EXCELLENCE IN PEDIATRICS FACULTY


RAFEEQ MUHAMMED

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) services in Birmingham Children's Hospital.  UNITED KINGDOM

Dr Rafeeq Muhammed is Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) services in Birmingham Children's Hospital.  He has been previously been Chair of the education committee of British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), and is currently Chair of the IBD working group of BSPGHAN.

 

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FRANCISCO GIMENEZ-SANCHEZ

Specialist Pediatrician, Hispalense Institute of Pediatrics. President of Balmis Institute of Vaccines, SPAIN

Dr. Francisco Giménez-Sánchez was trained in the School of Medicine of the University of Granada (Spain) as MD finishing in 1989 and obtaining the Doctoral degree by the same university in 1994. He is specialist in Pediatrics (Department of Pediatrics of the University Hospital in Granada).

 

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TIMO VESIKARI

Professor emeritus of virology and paediatrics. Director of Vaccine Research Center, FINLAND

Professor Timo Vesikari, MD, PhD, is the Director of Vaccine Research Center at the Tampere University. His previous positions with the University include Professor of Pediatrics (1981–1987) and Professor of Virology (1991–2012).  Professor Vesikari is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases with particular research interest in virology and viral vaccines. 

 

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VYTAUTAS USONIS

Professor of Paediatrics at Clinic of Paediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LITHUANIA

Vytautas Usonis is a professor of Paediatrics at Clinic of Paediatrics, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University. He holds undergraduate degree in medicine/paediatrics (1974). His PhD was on the immunology of viral hepatitis (1981) and his doctor habilitatus dissertation was on the immunopathogenesis and vaccine prophylactics of viral hepatitis B (1990).

 

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ELENA MOYA

Co-ordinator for Europe and Africa - COMO

Elena Moya is a survivor of meningococcal meningitis, contracted at the age of 4. She fully recovered without secuelae. Because she feels that it is extraordinary to be here, she is very concerned about this disease. For the rest of her life, Elena will work to tell other families about the disease, to get their children vaccinated and to rush to the closest hospital as soon as they recognise the symptoms.

 

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ANNA ODONE

Associate Professor of Public Health - Director of the School of Public Health of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, ITALY

 

Prof. Odone qualified in Medicine and specialized in Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma, Italy. She received an M.Sc. in Epidemiology  from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, UK) and an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management as a Fulbright Scholar from the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, US). She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Parma.

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ZSOFIA MESZNER

Director of Methodology, Paediatrician and Specialist in Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Paediatrics Heim Pal, HUNGARY

Prof. Zsofia Meszner is the Director of Methodology to the National Institute of Paediatrics ‘Heim Pál’ in Budapest. She also works  as a consultant to “Szent Laszlo” Municipal Hospital for Infectious Diseases in paediatric infectious diseases and immunisation issues. She got her medical diploma in 1975 at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest. She is a paediatrician and a specialist in infectious diseases. 

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IRENA BRALIC

Irena Bralić, M.D., Ph.D. Head doctor (Primarius), specialist paediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and scientific associate at the Medical Faculty of the University of Split, permanently employed in a Specialized Paediatric Practice. CROATIA

She is the author and editor of the university textbook "Prevention of Diseases in Childhood"(2014), “Transition medicine” (2018) the university handbook "Vaccination and Vaccines"(2016), and “Rational diagnostics and treatment” (2019), the sold-out handbook for parents, "How to Grow Up Healthy".

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IRENE RIVERO-CALLE

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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CHRISTINA AKRE

Research Manager, Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisante), University of Lausanne ,(Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems) SWITZERLAND

Christina Akre holds a PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). She also trained during 12 months as a research fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (MA, USA). 

 

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