Professor & Consultant Epidemiologist, National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, BULGARIA

Formerly Professor Mira Kojouharova was Deputy Director of the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases Sofia, Bulgaria (2008-2016) and Head of the Department Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Surveillance. From 1996 to 2016 she was the National consultant on epidemiology to the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Bulgaria.


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Professor of Neonatology and Head of Department (Pediatrics II, Neonatology), Medical University of Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer's main research interests are short and long-term outcome of preterm infants including cardiovascular follow-up, neonatal neuroscience, and the epidemiology of sudden infant death syndrome.  



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Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietician at University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Sophia completed her Nutrition degree in 2004, followed by a Masters in Dietetics at King’s College London, receiving a prize for ‘The Most Distinguished Student in Dietetics’ of her year.  As part of her role Sophia takes part in weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) Allergy clinics, assessing complex and often multiply allergic infants, children and adolescents.  

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Chief Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Turku University Hospital, Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, University of Turku. FINLAND

Marko Kalliomäki graduated from medical school at the University of Turku in Finland in 1995. Dr. Kalliomäki acquired his specialist degree in paediatrics in 2005 and qualified as paediatric gastroenterologist in 2009 in the same university. He completed his doctoral thesis in 2001 in University of Turku.


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Chief Executive of Advance HE, UNITED KINGDOM

Alison was appointed chief executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017. Prior to that she was the chief executive of the Leadership Foundation. She has worked in higher education for 25 years. Before becoming chief executive, she was head of policy for leadership, governance and management at the Hefce (now the Office for Students), where she established both the Leadership Foundation and the Equality Challenge Unit.

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Pediatric dermatologist, active board member of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Basel University Children’s Hospital, (SW)

Dr. Jan Izakovic is a graduate of the University of Basel Medical School, Switzerland, where he received his general dermatology training followed by the Swiss Board Certification for Dermatology and Venereology. After having completed a one-year fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery in 2000, he served as an attending physician and clinical instructor at the University Hospital of Basel, Department of Dermatology and as a consultant for Pediatric Dermatology at the Basel University Children’s Hospital.

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Policy Officer for the European Commission, BELGIUM


Martine Ingvorsen has worked for the European Commission since 2012. She is currently employed as a policy officer at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety and works on vaccination, in particular communication-related aspects of the Commission’s efforts to promote vaccination at EU level.






Jason (Jay) Homme, M.D. is an assistant professor of pediatrics and served as the pediatric residency Program Director for 9 years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. USA

He is a graduate of Bethel University and completed medical school, pediatrics residency, and a chief resident year all at Mayo Clinic.  He has been a member of the faculty since 2003 and practices as a primary care pediatrician as well as attending on the inpatient pediatrics service.

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Ass. Prof. Dr, Senior Associate Consultant, MD, Instructor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Dr. Holmberg is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota, USA). He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and completed Residency training at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center followed by a year-long Chief Residency position at that same program.

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Professor in Paediatrics and Director of the University Children´s Hospital in Lübeck, GERMANY

Egbert Herting is 60 years old, Professor in Paediatrics and Director of the University Children's Hospital in Lübeck, Germany. He studied medicine in Münster, Germany and Cardiff, Wales, UK and graduated in 1984.He started his professional career in the Paediatric District Hospital of Minden, Westphalia, Germany before he became a research fellow at Göttingen University in Northern Germany in 1985.


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