Professor of Paediatrics, Charles University Prague, Head, Division of Paediatric Pulmonology, Paediatric Department, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and University Hospital Motol, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC

Professor Petr Pohunek (1956) graduated from the Faculty of Paediatric Medicine in Prague in 1981. After a short period of time of training in the regional hospital in Benešov he joined the team of Prof. Václav Špičák in the Paediatric Department in the Faculty Hospital Bulovka in Prague. 


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Co-Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. Pauline Paterson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK and is Co-Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project.


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Programme Director, Advance HE, UNITED KINGDOM
(Advance HE commenced in April 2018 from the merger of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy and the Equality Challenge Unit.)

Doug is currently Programme Director at Advance HE in the UK where he leads on a range of key national programmes including Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching, Leading Departments and Future Professional Directors. 


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TERESA PAIVA, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, CENC-Sleep Medicine Center, PORTUGAL

Teresa Paiva achieved her Medical Degree in 1969. She is Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, by the Portuguese Medical Association since 1975, with the title of European Somnologist since 2012 and the Competence in Sleep Medicine since 2013. She was a staff Neurologist Hospital Santa Maria (1976-2006) and accomplished the PhD Thesis in 1992 and Aggregation in 1997 at the University of Lisbon. 


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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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Professor in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Karolinska University Hospital, SWEDEN


Mikael Norman was born 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated as M.D. at Karolinska Institutet in 1982 and finalized his Ph.D. in 1992. In 1995, he was appointed Consultant and he became Associate Professor in 1998. In 2001-2004 Mikael Norman worked as senior researcher at the Swedish Research Council.

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Chief Physician, Deputy Head, Unit Infectious Diseases Control and Vaccines, Department Health Security, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, FINLAND

She completed her medical studies, PhD and international health competence in Helsinki. She serves as secretary of  the Finnish NITAG, and the subgroup of the Strategic development of influenza vaccination programme. In addition, she practices clinical medicine at the travel health clinic Aava, Helsinki. 



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Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Örebro University Hospital, Associate Professor Karolinska Institutet, Senior Consultant Physician, Karolinska University Hospital. SWEDEN

Dr. Ola Nilsson is a professor of pediatrics at Örebro University and senior consultant of pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at Örebro University Hospital. He also holds a position as associate professor at Karolinska Institutet and senior consultant physician in general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at Karolinska University Hospital. 

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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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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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