Working Groups Participants 2019 - 2020


Gary Finnegan is Editor of Vaccines Today and a trustee of the Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation. Ireland

He has served on the advisory board of the WHO Vaccine Safety Net and co-authored a paper on online vaccine communication.  Gary has a degree in physiology, an MSc in science communications and has worked as a health journalist and editor for 15 years. 


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Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec City, CANADA.


Philippe De Wals is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, in Quebec City, Canada. Professor De Wals gained his Medical Degree and a Doctorate in Public Health in his home country of Belgium, at the Louvain Catholic University. His early academic and professional career combined research and teaching in epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the Louvain Catholic University with the practice of general medicine.

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Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Director of Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC), RCGP, UNITED KINGDOM

Simon is a senior academic GP and Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics, he leads the Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes research group ( 


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Board Member of the NGO Committee on Ageing, UN Vienna, AUSTRIA

Gertraud Dayé is also a Member of EURAG – European Federation of Older Persons; Regional Co-ordinator for Styria of IG Pflege (Austrian NGO representing Informal Carers in Austria);vChair of ASSG (Aktive Seniorinnen und Senioren Graz - Active Senior Citizens Graz/Austria).



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Immediate Past President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), BELGIUM

Dr Jacques de Haller is immediate Past President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME). Born in 1952, he graduated from the Geneva University Faculty of Medicine in 1978 and specialised in General Medicine/Family Medicine (MD in 1983). Dr de Haller worked as a general practitioner in Geneva for 21 years (1983-2004).


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Professor of Pediatrics, Carol Davila University of Medicine, ROMANIA

For almost 30 years I have been working efficiently at “Alessandrescu-Rusescu” National Institute for Mother and Child Health of Romania (IMCHR) as member of various medical teams [in Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Diseases Unit] and since 1991 I’m an academic in the Pediatric Department of Carol Davila Medical University of Bucharest.  In 2012 I was appointed Associated-Professor and Head of 2nd Pediatric Clinic of IMCHR.


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Irena Bralić, M.D., Ph.D. Head doctor (Primarius), specialist paediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and scientific associate at the Medical Faculty of the University of Split, permanently employed in a Specialized Paediatric Practice. CROATIA

She is the author and editor of the university textbook "Prevention of Diseases in Childhood"(2014), “Transition medicine” (2018) the university handbook "Vaccination and Vaccines"(2016), and “Rational diagnostics and treatment” (2019), the sold-out handbook for parents, "How to Grow Up Healthy".

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Professor of Paediatrics, paediatric nephrologist, formerly Chief of the Department of Paediatric Nephrology at the Institute of Mother and Child Health Care of Serbia, Belgrade; Paediatric Association of Serbia, Academy of Medical Sciences of the Serbian Medical Society, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Radovan  Bogdanović, MD, PhD, graduated in medicine and specialized in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade (Serbia). As he soon developed an interest in paediatric nephrology, he spent several  months in training at the Guy's Hospital and GOS Hospital, London. Paediatric nephrology remained his main field of interest over more than 35 years his medical career. 

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