Director of Specialization School in Pediatrics, Department of Medicine and Surgery University of Parma, Italy and President of WAIDID (IT)

Originally from Milan, Susanna Esposito is a Full Professor of Pediatrics at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Parma, in addition to holding the role of Director of the Pediatric Clinic of the Pietro Barilla Children's Hospital. She is President of the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid) and has taught in prestigious national and international universities. After graduating with honors in Medicine and Surgery, she continues her studies with specializations in Pediatrics (1999) and Infectious Diseases (2006). She is the Director of the Simple Operating Unit of Pediatric Infectious Disease first, then Director of the Pediatric Clinic I from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016 she is at the helm of the High-Intensity Pediatric Unit at the IRCCS Ca 'Granda Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico dell' University of Milan. From 2017 to 2019 she heads the S.C. Pediatric Clinic of the Santa Maria Della Misericordia Hospital of Perugia. Susanna Esposito has been writing scientific texts starting from her university years, dealing with pediatric infectious pathology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various pediatric diseases in the fields of infectious disease, pulmonology, allergology, immunology, endocrinology, nutrition, rare diseases, and ENT. Her research has resulted in 710 publications in international journals and various articles in national newspapers. In 2012 you identified two new Enteroviruses, C-117 and C-118. To continue her research, she went abroad to important centers such as St George's Medical Center (London, UK) and Kiremba Hospital (Burundi). You have directed numerous workshops. From 2012 to 2015 she was President of the World Health Organization Commission for the eradication of measles and congenital rubella. Since 2013, she has also been the coordinator of the vaccine study group (EVASG) of the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. She was president of the Italian Society of Pediatric Infectious Disease (SITIP) from 2011 to 2014, from 2009 she has been for 10 years she is President of the Association for the Sick Child (ABM) Onlus. You have held the role of scientific director for various international and national research projects, as well as directing journals, series, encyclopedias, and treatises of recognized prestige. During her career she has received several awards: the Amici di Milano Award as the best scientific researcher in 2004, the Ambassador Award for research abroad in the media field awarded by the Honorable Maurizio Lupi in 2011, the certificate of merit for the commitment and professionalism demonstrated for the health of the child in 2014 (Associazione Amici del Policlinico and Mangiagalli).