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Volume 13, 4 Issues, 2017


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Editor-in-Chief:
Giuseppe Buonocore
Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy


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Editor-in-Chief:

Giuseppe Buonocore (Biography
Giuseppe Buonocore

Prof. Giuseppe Buonocore, full professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at the University of Siena, Italy, is internationally recognized for his research on neonatal diseases, oxidative stress, and early identification of the newborn at high risk of brain damage. He is Director of the Unit of Pediatric Neonatology at the University Hospital of Siena, Italy, and Chairman of Pediatrics at the School of Specialization in Pediatrics & Neonatology, Dept. of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena. He was the president of ESPR and UENPS. He is involved in the coordination of numerous wordwide clinical trials. Prof. Buonocore is author of 914 publications (H-Index: Citations: 7593 IF: 637,597): 3 books and 27 book chapters; 273 peer review international scientific papers and 611 presentations at International Conferences and National Meetings. Co-Editor of “Neonatology” a worldwide sold textbook, included by Springer among Major Reference Works.

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Department of Molecular and Developmental Medicine
University of Siena
Siena
Italy



Co-Editor:

P.K.H. Tam (Biography
P.K.H. Tam

Professor Tam graduated from The University of Hong Kong in 1976, and worked in the Department of Surgery until 1986. He was the Vice- President for Research (2003-2015) and is currently Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded grants totaling > US$20m. He serves on many international professional associations and was President of the Pacific Association of Paediatric Surgeons (2008-2009). He also serves on editorial boards of several international journals including the Journal of Pediatric Surgery as the Editor for Asia. He has given invited lectures at BAPS, EUPSA, AAPS and Days of Molecular Medicine 2012, etc. He has received numerous awards including the BAPS Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award (AAPS) and Honorary Fellowship of the American Surgical Association.

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Department of Surgery
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
China


Associate Editors:

R.J. Diclemente (Biography
R.J. Diclemente

Dr. DiClemente is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He holds concurrent appointments as Professor in the School of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, and the Department of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. DiClemente was trained as a Health Psychologist at the University of California San Francisco where he received his PhD in 1984 after completing a ScM at the Harvard School of Public Health and his undergraduate degree at the City University of New York. Dr. DiClemente serves as a member of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, and previously served as a member of the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors and the NIMH Advisory Council. Dr. DiClemente’s research has four foci: (1) developing interventions to reduce the risk of HIV/STD among vulnerable adolescents and women; (2) developing interventions to enhance vaccine uptake among high-risk adolescents and women, such as influenza and HPV vaccine; (3) developing implementation science interventions to enhance the uptake, adoption and sustainability of HIV/STD prevention programs in the community; and (4) developing diabetes screening and behavior change interventions to identify people with diabetes who are unaware of their disease status as well as reduce the risk of diabetes among vulnerable populations. Dr. DiClemente has focused on developing intervention packages that blend community and technology-based approaches that are designed to optimize program effectiveness and enhance programmatic sustainability. He is the author of six CDC-defined evidence-based interventions for adolescents and young African American women and men. He has published extensively in the area of adolescent health, particularly HIV/STD prevention, among adolescents and young adults, and in adolescent vaccine programs for influenza and HPV prevention. He is the author of more than 500 peer-review publications, 150 book chapters, and 21 books.

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Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Atlanta, GA
USA

D. Galante (Biography
D. Galante

Dr. Dario Galante is a pediatric, neonatal and obstetric anesthesiologist of the University Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti of Foggia, Italy. Author of many publications indexed on PuBMed, member and Editor in Chief of editorial boards and peer-reviewer of many international journals. He is expert in ultrasound regional anesthesia and President and founder of SIAATIP, Società Italiana di Anestesia, Analgesia e Terapia Intensiva Pediatrica (www.siaatip.it), President and founder of SUA - The Society for Ultrasound in Anaesthesia - Italian Chapter (www.ultrasoundanesthesia.it) and Società Italiana di Partoanalgesia (www.partoanalgesia.it). He invented a new innovative technique in simultaneous noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring and ventilation through proseal laringeal mask airway and transesophageal doppler called TED-PLMA Technique, and a new innovative ultrasound abdominal block called "UAT - Ultrasound Abdominal Tri-block" (a combination of TAP Block and Ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric blocks).

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University Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
University Hospital Ospedali Riuniti
Foggia
Italy


Editorial Board Members:

C. Agostoni (Biography
C. Agostoni

Official member of the National Committee for Food Security (CNSA) – Section Food Safety – of the Italian Ministry of Health from April 27, 2015 for the period 2015 to 2018 (DM 23 March 2015).

Member of the International Pediatric Research Foundation (IPRF) for the period 2014-2018.

Expert of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) since 2008; member of the EFSA NDA (Nutrition, Dietetic products and Allergy) Panel for the three year mandates 2009-2012 and 2012-2015, respectively.

Member of the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition (1999-2007).

His current research activities focus on lipids and fatty acids, functional nutrients, preventive nutrition and dietary management of chronic inflammatory paediatric disorders.

Author of more than 240 publications on International Peer Reviewed Journals, according to Journal Citation Report, total (1985-2016) Impact Factor is 614. H-index: Scopus 39 – Web of Science 39.

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San Paolo Hosp
Milan
Italy

E. Avner
Children's Hosp. and Health Sys. of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
USA

G.A. Carlson
Stony Brook Univ
Stony Brook, NY
USA

D.A. Cozzi (Biography
D.A. Cozzi

Dr. Denis A. Cozzi is currently Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Sapienza University of Rome and Head of the Pediatric Surgery Unit at the Policlinico Umberto I University Hospital, Rome, Italy. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Cozzi is interested in all aspects of pediatric general, thoracic, and neonatal surgery, and is internationally renowned for his pioneering clinical application of nephron-sparing surgery in children with unilateral renal tumors and normal contralateral kidney.

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Univ. Roma La Sapienza
Rome
Italy

J.A. Dias
Hospital S Joao
Porto
Portugal

N.S. Eid (Biography
N.S. Eid

Nemr S. Eid, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. He is also Division Chief of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at both the Medical School and Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Eid received his medical degree from the University of Liege in Belgium. He then completed a residency in pediatrics at the Health Sciences Center of the State University of New York in Brooklyn, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine and intensive care medicine. As an expert in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially childhood asthma, cystic fibrosis, and infantile wheezing.

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Univ. of Louisville
Louisville, KY
USA

M. Frieri
Univ. of New York
Stony Brook, NY
USA

C. Gaultier
Hop. Robert Debre
Paris
France

K.A. Halmi
Cornell Univ. New York
White Plains, NY
USA

F. Kaskel
Childrens Hosp. Montefiore
New York, NY
USA

M. Levin (Biography
M. Levin

Michael Levin is Professor of Paediatrics and International Child Health, at Imperial College London. His research has focused on life threatening infections of childhood. He is the co-ordinator of two European Commission awards – an FP7 award studying the genetic basis of meningococcal and other life threatening bacterial infections of childhood, working with a consortium of colleagues from Europe, African and Singapore (EUCLIDS), and a recently awarded Horizon 2020 award to study Personalised Risk assessment in febrile illness to Optimise Real life Management across the European Union (PERFORM).

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Univ. of London Imperial College
London
UK

G. Maggiore
Univ. Pisa
Pisa
Italy

J. Mccracken
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Los Angeles, CA
USA

J.H. Newcorn
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
USA

W. Phipatanakul (Biography
W. Phipatanakul

Dr. Wanda Phipatanakul, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director/Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIH funded Asthma/Allergy Clinical Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. She leads her own school and home-based community inner-city asthma studies tackling practice management knowledge gaps. She also utilizes the knowledge from these clinical research studies to provide evidence-based care for her patients, whom she sees primarily at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Phipatanakul’s long-standing relationship with community, comprehensively evaluating the role of school-specific exposures and asthma, allergies, and food allergies allows her to work towards incorporating public policy and school-based asthma/allergy management initiatives.

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Childrens Hospital Harvard
Boston, MA
USA

M. Post
Univ. of Toronto
Toronto
Canada

P. Rosenthal (Biography
P. Rosenthal

Philip Rosenthal, M.D., is an internationally renowned children's liver disease specialist. Dr. Rosenthal is the Director of Pediatric Hepatology, Director of Pediatric Clinical Research, Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Research and a Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology and has a certificate of added qualification in Transplant Hepatology. Dr. Rosenthal completed his medical training at Downstate Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1995 after serving as Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Univ. of California
San Francisco, CA
USA

J. Sales (Biography
J. Sales

Dr. Jessica M. Sales, PhD, received her PhD in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Emory University in 2004. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health in 2007. Dr. Sales is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Rollins School of Public Health, and she is also a Member of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a Research Scientist for the Center for Translational and Prevention Science at the University of Georgia. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has presented her work in the United States and globally.

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Emory Univ
Atlanta, GA
USA

H. Shimada (Biography
H. Shimada

Dr. Shimada is Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and works at Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Shimada is the Founder of International Neuroblastoma Pathology Classification and has published more than 180 scientific publications. He is the Director of Children’s Oncology Group Neuroblastoma Pathology Reference Laboratory and has been reviewing ~650 newly diagnosed neuroblastoma cases every year from the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for patient stratification and protocol assignment, and participating in the international clinical trials and translational research activities of this disease.

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Childrens Hosp. Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
USA

M. Teicher
Harvard Univ. Sch. Cambridge
Cambridge, MA
USA

D.A. Trauner
Univ. of California
San Diego, CA
USA

K.D. Wagner (Biography
K.D. Wagner

Dr. Wagner is the Titus H. Harris Chair, Harry K Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Wagner received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Wagner is an internationally recognized expert in the pharmacological treatment of childhood mood disorders. Dr. Wagner is past President, American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and President-Elect of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Univ. Texas
Galveston, TX
USA

B. Warady (Biography
B. Warady

Bradley A. Warady, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; Director, Division of Nephrology and Director of Dialysis and Transplantation at The Children's Mercy Hospital. Dr. Warady currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the N.I.H.-funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study and the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN). He is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS), Chair of the Pediatric Liaison Committee of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), Treasurer and Fellowship Committee Chair of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and a national board member of the National Kidney Foundation.

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Childrens Mercy Hospital
Missouri, MO
USA

K. Widhalm
Univ. Vienna
Vienna
Austria

D.J. Yamashiro
Columbia Univ
New York, NY
USA

P.E. Alvin
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Paris
France

J.A. Bellanti
Georgetown Univ. Medical Center
Washington, DC
USA

E.N. Charlesworth
Shannon Clinic
San Angelo, TX
USA

A. Del Vecchio
"Di Venere" Hospital
Bari
Italy

A.T. Dinh-Xuan (Biography
A.T. Dinh-Xuan

Dr. Dinh-Xuan obtained a M.D. from the University of Paris Descartes (France) and a Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). Currently Dr. Dinh-Xuan is also a Full Professor in the School of Medicine, Paris Descartes University, and the Head of the Department of Clinical Physiology in Cochin Hospital (Paris). He has published more than 200 scientific publications.

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Cochin Univ. Hosp
Paris
France

H.M. Feldman
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

R. Fujiwara
Kitasato University
Tokyo
Japan

P. Gluckman
Univ. Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

Z. Hantos
Univ. Szeged
Szeged
Hungary

A.P. Knutsen (Biography
A.P. Knutsen

He is a Professor of Pediatrics since 1980-present and A Directory in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology since 1980-present in Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO.He conducted research on Primary immunodeficiency disorders Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis Mold sensitive asthma. He has worked on Project ARK (AIDS/HIV Resources for KIDS), Source: Ryan White Title IV, PI: Gregory Storch, MD (Washington University). Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium, Source: NIH U54 AI082973, PI: Morton Cowan MD Center ,PI: Alan P. Knutsen MD

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St. Louis Univ
St. Louis, MO
USA

M. Longini
Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Siena University
Italy

F. Marchal
Physiol Laboratory
Vandoeuvre Les Nancy
France

H. Milgrom
Univ. Colorado
Denver, CO
USA

H. Pasterkamp
Univ. of Manitoba
Winnipeg
Canada

A. Pierro
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London
UK

P. Puri
Our Ladys Hospital
Dublin
UK

G.A. Rossi (Biography
G.A. Rossi

Giovanni A. Rossi is the former Chief and now the Chief Emeritus of the Pulmonary and Allergy Units and of the Regional Cystic Fibrosis Centre at the G. Gaslini Research Institute and University Hospital (Genoa, Italy). He graduated from the University of Genoa, Italy (1972) and then trained in respiratory medicine, first in the San Martino University Hospital and then in the Pulmonary Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md, U.S.A. (1979-81). Giovanni Rossi was Member of the Executive Committee of the Société Européenne de Physiologie Clinique Respiratoire (1989-90), Cochairman and Chairman of the the "Lung Cell Biology" Assembly of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) (1990-1994).

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Gaslini Institute
Genoa
Italy

U.B. Schaad (Biography
U.B. Schaad

Urs B. Schaad graduated in 1971 from the Medical Faculty of the Bernese Medical School and in 1978 he completed his specialist training in Pediatrics (Specialist FMH in Pediatrics). From 1978 to 1980 he completed a Research Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the USA (Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas). In 1981 he set up the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Department of Pediatrics (In-selspital), University of Berne, Switzerland. As the Head of this Division of Pediatric Infectiology (Specialist FMH in Infectious Diseases), he was appointed in 1983 as Venia docendi (PD, Privatdozent) and in 1989 as Professor of Pediatrics (Extraordinarius) at the Bernese University.

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Univ. Children's Hosp
Basel
Switzerland

S. Sirinavin
Mahidol Univ
Bangkok
Thailand

D. Tibboel (Biography
D. Tibboel

Prof. dr. D. Tibboel followed his training in Pediatrics from 1980 until 1984 at the Sophia Children’s Hospital. In 1984 he became head of the Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care and in January 1993 Sophia Foundation Professor of Experimental Pediatric Surgery. In August 2005 he was appointed full professor (Research Intensive Care in Childhood). In 2008 he became the director of the ICU at the Sophia Children’s Hospital. He is (co-) author of over 701 international peer reviewed articles. He is a member of several Editoral Boards, chairman of the scientific committee of the European Society of Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care (ESPNIC) and founder of the CHD EURO CONSORTIUM. In 2002 he was awarded the Edgar Doncker prize from the Dutch Pediatric Association for his outstanding contributions in the fields of major congenital anomalies. In total, over 100 PhD students wrote their thesis under his guidance. In 2013 he was appointed Director of Research, Sophia Children’s Hospital. (H-index 52, Web of Science ).

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Erasmus Medical Centre
Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Y. Tsuchida
Gunma Childrens Medical Center
Gunma
Japan

K.B. Waites
Univ. of Alabama
Birmingham, AL
USA

M. Ward-Platt
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne
UK

M. Wolraich
Univ. of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
USA

J.M. Zito
Univ. of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
USA

P.F. Ambros
Childrens Cancer Research Institute
Vienna
Austria

B. Birmaher
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
USA

S. Chemtob
Univ. de Montreal
Montreal, PQ
Canada

M.P. Delbello (Biography
M.P. Delbello

Dr. Melissa DelBello is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM). Dr. DelBello received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed her psychiatry residencies at the UCCOM and Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. DelBello completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and obtained a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UCCOM. Dr. DelBello has co-authored over 250 articles, and has served as principal or co-investigator of several NIH, PCORI, foundation, and pharmaceutical research grants.

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Univ. of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
USA

B. Drumm
Our Lady's Hospital
Dublin
UK

D. Frappaz
Ctr. Leon Berard
Lyon
France

A.R. Gatrad
Manor Hospital
West Midlands
UK

M. Hallman
Univ. of Oulu
Oulu
Finland

P. Hoyer (Biography
P. Hoyer

Professor Peter F. Hoyer underwent postgraduate training at Children’s Hospital, Medical School Hannover specialized training in neonatology, pediatric nephrology and transplantation, In 1988 habilitation in Pediatrics and 1992 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School Hannover. Currently he is Director and Chair, Pediatric Nephrology, and Managing Director, University Children´s Hospital Essen. Main areas of research: pediatric transplantation, nephrotic syndrome, immunosuppression, He authored and coauthored more than 300 publications.

Recent activities: Council member of ESPN and ESPN treasurer Member of the European Board of Pediatrics / Board member of GEPC Chair of the GPN study group (Gesellschaft für Pädiatrische Nephrologie) President and Past president of the European Academy of Pediatrics, EAP Current activities: Chair and member of committees of the Faculty of the University Essen: Habilitation committee, ethics committee, committee for structures. Chair of the committee for training and structures, German Academy of Pediatrics, Dean for Structure and Financial Affairs, Medical Faculty University Duisburg-Essen. President Germany Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Deputy editor ADC.

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Univ. Essen Gesamthsch
Essen
Germany

J. Leger
Hop. Robert Debre Pediatric
Paris
France

I. Maconochie (Biography
I. Maconochie

Ian Maconochie - Executive Committee Member https:/www.resus.org.uk/_resources/assets/inline/full/0/921.jpg Ian is a consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at St Mary's Hospital, Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre. He is Co-chair of the Paediatric Section of the International Liaison Committee of Resuscitation Councils (ILCOR) and Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Ian is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. Dr Maconochie is Registrar for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the current President of the Paediatric Section of the European Society of Emergency Medicine.

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St. Mary's. Hospital
London
UK

K.K. Matthay
Univ. of California
San Francisco, CA
USA

M.S. Murphy
Univ. Birmingham
Birmingham
UK

J. Pellock
Virginia Commonwealth Univ
Richmond, VA
USA

Y. Poovorawan
Chulalongkorn Univ. 'Hospital
Bangkok
Thailand

M.J. Rivkin
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
USA

X. Saez-Llorens
Univ. Panama
Panama City
Panama

K. Schmiegelow (Biography
K. Schmiegelow

Kjeld Schmiegelow obtained a doctorate (Dr.Med.Sci. - 13 publications) in Pediatrics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently professor Kjeld Schmiegelow chairs the department of pediatric oncology, Rigshospitalet, and holds a professorship in pediatrics at the University of Copenhagen. He has published more than 270 scientific publications. Professor Kjeld Schmiegelow has been general secreatary of the European Branch of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and of the Nordic Society for Paediatric Haematology/Oncology.

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Pediatric Clinic II
Rigshospitalet
Denmark

J.C. Suris (Biography
J.C. Suris

After finishing his medical studies and his residency in pediatrics in his hometown of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona), Joan-Carles Surís received a scholarship to pursue a fellowship in Adolescent Health and a Master in Public Health (Maternal and child health) at the University of Minnesota, USA. Upon his return to Barcelona he created and directed an adolescent outpatient clinic at the Institut Universitari Dexeus. In 2003 he received his PhD Cum Laude from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In September 2003 he moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where he is the head of the Research Group on Adolescent Health at the Institute of Social and preventive Medicine and an associated physician at the Multidisciplinary Unit for Adolescent Health, both at the Lausanne University Hospital.

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Universitaire de Médecine
Lausanne
Switzerland

J.A. Tovar (Biography
J.A. Tovar

Dr Tovar obtained his MD degree in Salamanca and his PhD degree in Valladolid. He trained in Valladolid, Paris, Madrid and Los Angeles and became Chief of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in San Sebastian in 1977. He held this position until 1992 when he became Surgeon in Chief and Professor of Pediatrics at La Paz Childrens' Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He retired from clinical duties in 2014 and became Emeritus Professor at the University. Dr Tovar published more than 500 articles and over 100 book chapters. He mentored 23 PhD dissertations and developed 35 funded research projects. He was President of the Spanish and European Associations of Pediatric Surgeons and served as European Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery until 2014.

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Hosp. Univ. La Paz
Madrid
Spain

Y. Vandenplas (Biography
Y. Vandenplas

Yvan Vandenplas did his medical studies at the ”Vrije Universiteit Brussel” and trained in pediatrics (1981 1986) at the same University. He became Head of the Unit for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in 1987 and is Head of the Department of Pediatrics, at the Univerity Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) and has the Chair of Pediatrics since 1994. He has more than 400 publications listed in Medline. His main interests are gastro-esophageal reflux (diagnostic procedures, treatment), probiotics and prebiotics, cow's milk protein allergy, constipation, different aspects of infant nutrition. He is now associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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Free Univ. Brussels
Brussels
Belgium

F. Walther (Biography
F. Walther

Frans J. Walther received his M.D. at Leiden University and his training in pediatrics and neonatology at the Academic Hospital of the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, where he also defended his Ph.D. thesis on “Intrauterine malnutrition: Neonatal and early childhood morbidity”. Currently he is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California Los Angeles and the Leiden University Medical Center. He has published more than 300 scientific publications exploring various areas of neonatology. His present research focuses on neonatal pulmonology and the development of a multipurpose synthetic lung surfactant.

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Leiden Univ. Med. Ctr
Leiden
The Netherlands

S.S. Weitzman
Univ. of Toronto
Toronto
Canada

V. Wong
The Univ. of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
China

M. Zupanc
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
USA


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