Working Groups Participants 2019 - 2020


Professor, DM, FRCPCH, FRCP, EIP Conference Co-Chair, Chair Health Research Authority Nuffield Professor of Child Health, Institute of Child Health, UCL ,UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson is Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London and Co-Director of the nationally funded Children’s Policy Research Unit. He was knighted in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Healthcare and Children's Health Services.

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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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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.





Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases, Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital. UNITED KINGDOM

Professor of Paediatrics at Imperial College London since 1993, and a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Academy of Medical Sciences, Simon Kroll heads the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group at Imperial College, carrying out research into the molecular basis for pathogenesis of septicaemia and meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis, and the evolution of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract microbiota in infancy and its contribution to health and disease.  

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Professor in Pediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases at Utrecht University Medical Centre and Chief Scientific Officer at the Institute of Public health and the Environment, THE NETHERLANDS


Lieke (Elisabeth A.M.) Sanders (1959) is paediatrician and professor in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. From 1993 onwards, she worked as clinician-immunologist at the University Hospital for Children in Utrecht treating patients with primary immunodeficiency disease and recurrent infections.

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Consultant Neonatologist & Adjunct Professor of Neonatology, University Maternity Hospital Limerick GEMS, University of Limerick, IRELAND

Paediatrician, Neonatologist and an innovator of healthcare products and services, Dr. Philip is the former Clinical Director of Maternal and Child Health of University Hospital in Limerick, Ireland. He was the President of Irish Paediatric Association (IPA) from 2007 to 2012. He was formerly the consultant at Rotunda Maternity Hospital Dublin and the critical care Fellow at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London.


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Senior Project Manager, Networking Active Citizenship Network (ACN)


Public Health Director, European Medical Students' Association (EMSA)
5th-year medical student at Lisbon's Faculty of Medicine. Public Health Director of EMSA 2020/2021 and of ANEM-Portugal 2020. National Public Health Officer for IFMSA


Senior Coordinator, EuroHealthNet, BELGIUM
Alison Maassen joined EuroHealthNet in September 2018 as Senior Coordinator. She supports the Director and Programme Manager in the development and implementation of EuroHealthNet’s operational objectives. She is responsible for overseeing EuroHealthNet’s business plan and programming to ensure timely delivery of outputs and deliverables, as well as managing the organisation’s operational grant.
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President, European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) (BE)

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