Honorary Professor of Paediatrics, Paris VII University, FRANCE

Professor Catherine Weil-Olivier gained her medical degree in Paris and since 1989 has been Professor of Paediatrics at the Paris VII University, France. Between 1995 and 2005, Professor Weil-Olivier was Head of the Dept of General Paediatrics at Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (Hôpital Louis Mourier Colombes, Hauts de Seine, France). Since two decades, professor Catherine Weil Olivier has been working in the vaccinology field on different aspects.  She was an expert for the French Drug Agency (AFSSAPS, now ANSM) from 1995 to December 2008, working in the technical group for the registration of vaccines, antibiotics and anti-virals.

From 2007 to 2009 Professor Weil-Olivier was a Core Member of the European Medicines Agency Vaccine Working Party. She was a Member of the national French Technical Committee on Vaccination from 2002 up to 2007. She has been a member of the National Committee against Influenza since the 1990s, and involved in several working groups on vaccination for vaccine-preventable diseases at Direction Générale de la Santé. At the European Centre for Control and Prevention (ECDC), Professor Weil-Olivier participated as an expert to working groups for influenza  immunisation (2006), harmonisation of vaccine schedules (2007) and has been an observer for the European Vaccination Advisory Group (2008). Professor Weil-Olivier is a member of several French paediatric groups, working in Vaccinology and Influenza), and was involved in the coordination of a Vaccinology State-of-the-Art (2006–2007) project with Alcimed and the French Senate. Professor Weil-Olivier has contributed over 200 international publications to the paediatric infectious diseases field