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European Academy of Paediatrics Societies (EAPS) Congress

Pediatric immunization in a COVID-centric world: Opportunities and challenges

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Federico Martinon-Torres

Federico Martinon-Torres

Medico Adjunto UCIP Servicio de Criticos, Intermedios y Urgencias Pediatricas, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Federico Martinón-Torres is currently the Head of Pediatrics and Director of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Spain. He is also an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Santiago and member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Galicia, Spain. Assoc. Professor Martinón-Torres runs the Genetics, Vaccines, Infecctions and Pediatrics Research Group (GENVIP), a research lab on vaccines and infectious diseases with more than 40 staff, at the Healthcare Research Institute of Santiago.as well as, Spain. He has received the Best in Class award for infectious diseases unit (2018, 2019 and 2020) and Zendal international research award (2020). Assoc. Professor Martinón-Torres obtained his medical degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 1995. He obtained further training at the Hope Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, USA and the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, before returning to Santiago de Compostela, where he received his PhD in 2005. He is a member of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (ETAGE) of the WHO/Europe group and coordinates the WHO Collaborating Centre in Spain for vaccine safety. He has published over 300 articles (impact factor +1800 JCR 2019), seven books and 160 book chapters. His main research interests include vaccines and host genetics of infectious diseases, rotavirus, pneumococcal disease, HPV, bronchiolitis, SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus. He is coordinator or lead investigator in 40 ongoing trials and research projects and is also a member of over 20 international societies, including the Respiratory Syncytial Virus Network (ReSViNET). He currently coordinates the Spanish Network of Pediatric Clinical Trials (RECLIP) and co-coordinates the Translational Research Network in Infectious Diseases (RITIP).

L. Suzanne Suggs

L. Suzanne Suggs

BeCHANGE Research Group Institute of Public Communication (ICP), Università Della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Prof. L. Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MS, CHES is a Full Professor of Social Marketing in the Institute of Public Health and the Institute of Public Communication in the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano Switzerland, where she is Head of the BeCHANGE research group. She is Vice-President of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), on the Scientific Committee of the annual Vaccine Hesitancy meeting in Annecy France, and is the Co-Chair of the Public Health expert group of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force. Her research focuses on determinants of health behaviours and strategies to modify health related behaviours; concentrating mainly on vaccination uptake, eating behaviours, and physical activity. She is part of several vaccine hesitancy and communication studies ongoing in Switzerland and published and presented her work in a variety of journals.

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Agenda

Agenda


5 minutes

Welcome and introduction

Federico Martinon-Torres


25 minutes

COVID-19, children, pediatricians and vaccines

Federico Martinon-Torres


20 minutes

Active communication and resilience of pediatric immunization programs

Suzanne Suggs


5 minutes

Closing remarks

Federico Martinon-Torres