Faculty library

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

*The faculty library is listed by last name.


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Jon Abramson
Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest Medical School
USA

Concurrent Session
C14 - Immunization – Eradication, What’s New?      
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Jon S. Abramson received his undergraduate degree at Boston University, and medical degree from Wake Forest Medical School (WFMS). He did a pediatric residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Brenner Children’s Hospital (BCH), and a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  He joined the faculty at WFMS in 1981 and served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at WFMS and Physician-in-chief of BCH from1996 - 2014.

Dr. Abramson served as a council member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and was elected President of the SPR in 1995. From 1995 – 1999 he was a member and then Chair (1999 – 2003) of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and was involved in the publication of the 1997, 2000 and 2003 Red Books. From 2003 – 2005 he was a member and then Chair (2005 – 2007) of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In 2009 he was appointed by the WHO as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations (SAGE) and as of September 2013 is serving a three year term as Chair of SAGE. Currently, he splits his time between clinical and teaching roles at WFSM and his role as Chair of the SAGE.

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Jon S. Adams                
Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority
Canada

Concurrent Session
C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health 
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Evan Adams of the Sliammon First Nation (Powell River, BC, Canada) is an actor, and physician, whose numerous performances include a starring role in the Emmy-winning TV-movie LOST IN THE BARRENS and, most memorably, as Thomas Builds-The-Fire in the Miramax feature SMOKE SIGNALS, which won him many awards including an Independent Spirit Award for performance in 1999. Dr. Adams completed his MD at the University of Calgary, his Aboriginal Family Practice residency at St Paul’s Hospital/UBC (as Chief Resident), a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, was the Deputy Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Health (2012-2014) and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority.

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Hassan Afilal
Head of Pediatric and Neonatology Intensive Care, Polyclinic Rabat
Morocco

Concurrent Session
C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 16 - Detection and Treatment of Oral Health Problems
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 221
  • Pediatrician and Intensivist.
  • Graduated from Paris university of Medecine.
  • Fellow in PICU of college de France.
  • Head of pediatric and neonatology intensive care Unit of Polyclinic Rabat.
  • President of Moroccan Society of Pediatrics.
  • President of Moroccan Federation of Pediatrics.
  • President of Moroccan Society of pediatric and neonatology critical and intensive care.
  • Past president of union of arab pediatrics societies.
  • IPA standing committee member.

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Rohit Agrawal
Pediatrician & Neonatologist, Chandrajyoti Hospital
India

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Abstract Session
Abstract 4
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 205-207

Graduated from mgims sevagram and post graduated from prestigious seth gs medical college mumbai in 1979. After pg he started a 30 beded specialized pediatric hospital with 6 nicu units at mumbai in 1984. Currently he is the medical director of the same chandrajyoti children hospital. He is also fellow of indian academy of pediatrics. He is attached to kohinoor hospital, new jp hospital, & rainbow multispeciality ped. Clinic all based in mumbai india. He has got special interest and expertise in pulmonology, infectious diseases and vaccinology.

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Kamiar Alaei                 
Director/Public Service Professor, GIHHR/SUNY-University at Albany
USA

Concurrent Session
C30 - Prevention of HIV  
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Kamiar Alaei, MD, DrPH, MPH, MS, MSt is a public service professor and the founding Director of Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at University at Albany. He and his brother co-founded the first triangular clinic for HIV/AIDS cases and drug users in Iran documented by WHO as a Best Practice model. He also co-authored a proposal to develop national HIV/AIDS programs in Iran awarded $15.8 million by the Global Fund.

Dr. Alaei received Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award from the New York Academy of Science in 2009, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights from the Global Health Council in June 2011, the inaugural award for leadership in health and Human Rights from PAHO/WHO in 2011, inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV from International AIDS Society in 2012 and Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2015.

He received his MD from Isfahan Medical University and his MPH in epidemiology from Tehran Medical University – two of the top universities in Iran – his Master of Science in International Health from Harvard University, his doctoral degree on Health Policy from University at Albany, and his post graduate degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Oxford.

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Errol R. Alden
International Pediatric Association Foundation (IPAF) President
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 4:00

Abstract Session
Abstract 1
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 205-207

Plenary
Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges
Sunday, August 21 | 8:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 22 - The Coming of Age for Pediatricians
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Errol R. Alden, M.D., is current President of the International Pediatric Association Foundation (IPAF).  He was the Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) until July 2015, an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists, based in Elk Grove Village, IL. A graduate of Ohio State University, Dr. Alden completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr Alden is certified in pediatrics and neonatology and has been recertified in pediatrics.  Dr Alden’s lifetime interest and research in neonatal resuscitation has resulted in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) setting the standard in over 70 countries. Dr. Alden was Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), served on the International Pediatric Association's (IPA) Standing and Executive Committees; the American Pediatric Society and the Academic Pediatric Association. He has been nominated to run for President of the IPA by AAP.  Dr. Alden was awarded the Joseph St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award in May 1997, the only award for leadership in medical education given by the entire pediatric community.

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Carlos Alonso-Rivera
Professor, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Mexico

Concurrent Session
C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, México
Specialist in paediatrics:  Hospital Central, UA.S.L.P, San Luis Potosí, México
Specialist in Paediatric Neurology: Centro Neurológico para Niños y Adolescentes (CENNA) Monterrey, N.L., México
Master Degree in Education: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey N.L. México
Chief of Pediatric Neurology Service at Hospital Central, UASLP, San Luis Potosí, México
Chief for Teaching and Learning, Hospital Central, San Luis Potosí Presidente of Mexican Confederation Of atric Neurology
Luis Potos Potos
Profesor of Pediatrics  and Neurology at the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Past President:  Sociedad Mexicana de Neurología Pediátrica (Mexican Society of Pediatric Neurology)
President:  Confederación Nacional de Pediatría de México A.C. (CONAPEME)  (National Confederation of Paediatrics in Mexico)

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Saleh AlSalehi
Chairman of Child Development Center at Princes, KAAUH, Norah University
Saudi Arabia

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 8 - Helping Children in Disaster Time
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C20 - Pediatricians’ Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Saleh Mohammed AlSalehi, MD is a developmental behavioral pediatrician had his fellowship training at rainbow babies and children’s hospital, CWRU 2000. He developed services in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics in many hospitals in Saudi Arabia, and establish, autism programs, ADHD programs and child protection program in king Fahad medical city in the capital of Saudi Arabia, had publications in the field, coauthored chapters in developmental behavioral pediatrics in two books and translated the helping children and their families in disaster time to Arabic. Currently he is Assistant Professor Pediatrics, King Saudi University, Consultant Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Chairman of IPA technical Advisory group for helping children in disasters, Chairman of Child Development Center, KAAUH, Princes Norah University, Riyadh KSA, and Director of National Child development Center, SHC, Saudi Arabia.

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Keli Anderson
President & CEO, National Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health
Canada

Concurrent Session
C41 - Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Keli Anderson has a 25-year-old son who was diagnosed at 10 with bipolar disorder.  For 15 years, Keli has promoted early intervention and health promotion, despite the stigma that both her son and her family have faced. She started out co-founding the FORCE Society for Kids’ Mental Health in BC within a year of her son’s diagnosis and became it’s Executive Director from 2000-2013 before co-founding the National Institute of Families for Child & Youth Mental Health in 2009 with Dr. Jana Davidson.

Keli leads a team of 27 young people and parents with lived experience in child and youth mental health that work in communities across BC.  Keli is dedicated to families in every community of our province, and in our nation, and is working on promoting FamilySmart practice across Canada.

Keli’s efforts have resulted in many awards including the UBC Unsung Hero Award in 2005, YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 2007, Distinguished Service to Families Award in 2010 and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

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Andrew Argent
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Professor, School of Child and Adolescent Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town
South Africa

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

ANDREW ARGENT, MBBCh, MD (Paediatrics), FCPaeds (SA), FRCPCH(UK) is Medical Director of Paediatric Intensive Care at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, South Africa.

He completed his undergraduate and paediatric training in Johannesburg, and his paediatric pulmonology and critical care training in Cape Town.  He has worked in paediatric intensive care units in the United Kingdom.

He has a long-term interest in the provision of critical care to children with life threatening illness or injury, particular in countries of lower and middle income.  He has also had a focus on the provision of training in paediatric emergency and critical care, and more recently on simulation training in the paediatric critical care environment.

Dr Argent is a past president of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.  He is an associate Editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and on the editorial advisory board of Intensive Care Medicine.  He is currently on the board of the Global Sepsis Alliance.

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Robert Armstrong
Professor Paediatrics, Aga Khan University
Kenya

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 220-222

Professor Armstrong joined the Aga Khan University in June 2010 as the Abdul Sultan Jamal Professor of Paediatrics and the Foundation Dean of the Medical College in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University in East Africa. Prof. Armstrong completed a BSc degree from Simon Fraser University, an MD from McMaster University and MSc and PhD in Human Growth and Development from McMaster University. He completed specialty training in Paediatrics and sub-speciality training in Developmental Paediatrics at McMaster University and the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining AKU, Prof. Armstrong was Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia and Chief, Paediatric Medicine at BC Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  His other appointments included Associate Faculty, School of Population and Public Health and Senior Associate Clinical Scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute. In 2010 he was appointed a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Sciences.

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Linda Arnold
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 16:00

Linda Arnold is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Arnold established Yale’s Pediatric Global Health Track, contributes to maternal child health initiatives as faculty for the Yale Global Health Initiative, and has been the Yale Pediatric Lead for Rwanda’s Human Resources for Health: Capacity Building through Medical Education Program since its inception.

Dr. Arnold is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on International Child Health (SOICH), a group whose members are committed to advancing global child health (GCH) through high quality education, training and mentorship; effective partnerships and collaborations, and targeted GCH advocacy and policy work.

She serves on the AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Project Advisory Committee, the International Subcommittee for the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Committee, and as a representative for the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance. Through participation in GCH events at the United Nations General Assembly, federal legislative advocacy events on Capitol Hill, and international stakeholder's meetings for GCH partnerships like Survive and Thrive, Dr. Arnold is dedicated to ensuring that children’s needs, and children’s lives, become and remain a global priority.

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Khalid Aziz
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Dr. Aziz received his medical degree (MBBS) from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, London University, and received his BA Hons and MA in Neurophysiology from Cambridge University. He completed his Family Practice training in the United Kingdom before training in Pediatrics in Harrow and Oxford, England.  He trained as a neonatologist in Edmonton, Alberta and subsequently worked as a general pediatrician and director of the NICU in Lethbridge, Alberta. From 1996-2007, he was a neonatologist at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador; he was Assistant then Associate Professor at Memorial University and, for two years, director of the level III NICU.  He completed his MEd (Information Technology) at Memorial University in 2011.

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Richard Azizkhan
President and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE
USA

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 20 - Dermatology and Vascular Skin Malformation
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D is the President and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE. He previously served as Surgeon-in-Chief at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 17 years. In Cincinnati, he was the Lester W. Martin Chair in Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he also served as Surgeon-in-Chief as well as Division and Training Program Director of Pediatric Surgery at Buffalo Children’s Hospital from 1993-1998.  He was the first Pediatric Surgeon and Chief at UNC (1985-1993).

Dr. Azizkhan has published extensively and authored more than 200 papers and chapters, and five books.  Dr. Azizkhan’s experience and innovations in the management of complex mediastinal airway disorders, surgical oncology, neonatal anomalies, chest wall deformities, vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa, esophageal disorders and pediatric trauma have led to international recognition and numerous awards.  Dr. Azizkhan has served in leadership roles in numerous national and international surgical organizations including the AAP Surgical Section, APSA and the ACS. He is the immediate past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS). He has been active in establishing numerous international medical education exchange programs and medical humanitarian activities in Central Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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Tony Barozzino
Director of Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services, St. Michael's Hospital
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE5 - Refugees Health
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach & Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  His main area of academic focus has been the clinical care of high risk children and youth disproportionately affected by the social determinants of health, including immigrant/refugees in Southeast inner city Toronto.  He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Caring for Kids New to Canada web-resource, Chair of the CKNC Taskforce of the Canadian Pediatric Society and pediatrician to the School Based Health Clinic in Regent Park.

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Aluisio Barros
Full Professor, Federal University of Pelotas
Brazil

Plenary
Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached
Sunday, August 21 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Aluísio (ah-loo-EAZ-yoo) received his medical doctor degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, in 1986. He went on to do an MSc in Statistics in the same university, on epidemiological methods, and concluded in 1990. The following year, he started a PhD program in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he obtained an MSc degree in Medical Statistics in 1991 and a PhD in Epidemiology in 1996. Aluísio then joined the Department of Social Medicine, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil, to work in epidemiological research. He is currently a full time Professor, teaching several advanced statistical methods courses for masters and PhD students, and has two main lines of research: health inequalities and life cycle epidemiology, with special interest in cognitive ability and body composition. For 10 years, Aluísio worked with Revista de Saúde Pública, as associate editor from 2005 to 2009 and as scientific editor from 2010 to 2014. In 2009, Prof. Cesar Victora and Aluísio started the International Center for Equity in Health (ICEH) with the objective of monitoring health inequalities in low and middle-income countries. The Center works in close partnership with the Countdown to 2015, the WHO Global Health Observatory and Unicef. Aluísio has authored over 180 peer-reviewed papers, which received more than 4,000 citations as counted by Scopus.

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Maneesh Batra
Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Neonatology, University of Washington School of Medicine
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. Maneesh Batra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health; Co-director of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children; and Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's hospital.  In 2007, he helped to develop and implement the Global Health Pathway within the pediatric residency program and has been the Director of this program since that time.  He is Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association Global Health Special Interest Group, a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Global Health Pediatric Education Group, and a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force.

He completed his undergraduate training in Biology at Brown University, his M.D. at Stanford University, and his pediatric residency training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's.  After a year as Chief Pediatric Resident, he completed his training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.  He is involved with the clinical training of students, residents, and fellows at the University of Washington and with the training of health workers of all levels in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

In addition to medical education, his scholarly interests include newborn outcomes in developed and developing country settings. He has been involved with a series of studies involving the Washington State Birth Events Records Database. His primary interests revolve around improving newborn care in resource-poor settings. He has been involved with developing guidelines of care in a special care nursery in central Uganda since 2002.

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Lola Baydala
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community Engagement,
University of Alberta
Canada

Concurrent Session
C36 - Global Child Health Research 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Baydala’s career has focused on community engaged scholarship including community engaged teaching, service delivery and research. She has created sustainable partnerships with Indigenous communities, including Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, the Maskwacis 4 Nations and others to create child-focused health programs and interventions designed to meet the unique needs of each community. Dr. Baydala has expanded each community’s awareness of the importance of identifying and delivering evidence based programs and practices and the importance of ongoing program evaluation. She has inspired confidence in community member’s own abilities to effectively share the work they are doing through local, national and international scientific peer reviewed presentations and other knowledge translation activities. The majority of her presentations and publications have been delivered and written in partnership with non-academic community members. In 2013, recognition of her work in the field of community engaged scholarship and in keeping with the principal of “Uplifting the Whole People” (Henry Marshall Tory, Founding President, University of Alberta, 1908) Dr. Baydala was awarded the inaugural University of Alberta Community Scholar Award.

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Sue Bennett 
Professor Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Director Social Pediatrics – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Canada

Concurrent Session
C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 9 - Child maltreatment: Evaluation of whether a child has been physically abused
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Dr Sue Bennett is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is the newly appointed Director of Social Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario after 2 decades as Director of the Child & Youth Protection Program working with maltreated children, youth & their families. She is a pediatrician & mental health professional by training.

Sue conducts research, education and training on child maltreatment, child rights, social pediatrics and global health and is active in Advocacy at the local, national & international levels. She was the co-chair of the Program of Development International Working Group to develop the draft General Comment on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which was adopted by the UN in February 2011. Sue is a Councilor with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, an Associate at the International Institute for Child Rights & Development and a Director on the Board of the Royal College International.

Her work has evolved from the perspective of the protection of children solely from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation to the overarching perspective of the protection and promotion of all of children’s rights as exemplified in CRC in order to secure and assure their dignity, well-being, health and safety and development of the child to their fullest potential and to support children’s progress globally.

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Sara Berkelhamer
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Dr. Berkelhamer is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatologist at University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is a Contributing Editor for the Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) program and Associate Editor of the Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) program. She has been a member of the AAP’s Helping Babies Survive Planning Group since 2012 and is a current Co-Chair of this committee. Dr. Berkelhamer is a mentor in the “Helping 100,000 Babies Survive and Thrive” initiative and has been involved in HBS implementation efforts in Africa and Asia.  Her research interests are in resuscitative medicine as well as early lung development and neonatal lung injury.

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Jay Ellis Berkelhamer
Past President (2006-2007), American Academy of Pediatrics
USA
Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 12 -  Early Childhood Development Workshop
Wednesday, August 17 | 13:00 - 16:00

Meet the Expert
Meet the Expert 3 - Care of the Child and Adolescent With Medical Complexity
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

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Meet the Expert 13 - Screening for Developmental Disorders
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., F.A.A.P., is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, and a retired general pediatrician, emeritus staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2006-2007), the Academic Pediatric Association, and the Chicago Pediatric Society. Berkelhamer served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Academic Officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).  He was also Chair of Pediatrics at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit prior to his move to Atlanta in 1999, when he was appointed Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at CHOA.  He attended the University of Michigan and trained in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.

He is a member of the Standing Committee of the International Pediatric Association and serves on its executive committee.  He currently co-chairs the Health Council for the Atlanta Metropolitan United Way and is on the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) Board of Directors.  Dr. Berkelhamer is also a current board member of the National Reach Out and Read Center, Georgians for a Healthy Future, and a Trustee of America’s Promise Alliance.

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Douglas Bettcher
Director HQ/PND, World Health Organization
Switzerland

Concurrent Session
C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Plenary Session
Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention
Saturday, August 20 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Dr Douglas Bettcher is Director of the Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a multidisciplinary background and holds a PhD in International Relations and a Graduate Diploma in World Politics, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Master’s of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Vinod K. Bhutani
Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University
USA

Concurrent Session
C1 - Neonatal Jaundice
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Currently, Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Bhutani is a medical graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, India and has been trained as a basic scientist of physiology and board certified in neonatology. His research is to advance translational research in neonatology through design and use of innovative, evidence-­‐based technologies/tool kits that are intuitive and practical, to reduce neonatal morbidities. His investigative domains include:

(i) application of fetal and neonatal physiological principles to translation basic science;
(ii) elucidation on early clinical biomarkers in long-­‐term maternal fetal health and developing targeted interventions;
(iii) design of affordable, high quality evidence based biotechnologies for global reduction of infant mortality and morbidities;
(iv) translation of clinical evidence to systems application and operationalization through novel healthcare access;
(v) prevention (specifically) of jaundice-­‐related newborn brain damage through systems approach, biotechnologies and chemoprevention.

He co-Chairs, the Audrey K. Brown Kernicterus Symposium, Pediatric Academic Societies; is the Fellow of the National Neonatology Forum of India, Faculty Awardee of Stanford India BioDesign Program, as well as the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, National Neonatology Forum of India and The Landmark Award of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Tariq Iqbal Bhutta
Chairman NITAG
Pakistan

Concurrent Session
C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

I retired as professor of Pediatric and dean of Nishtar Medical College Multan. I setup a organization about rational Used of drugs in the country in 1990. Which helped in banning number of irrational drugs in the country one of them (Lopramide Drops) Globally.

I also served as councilor of Pakistan College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1980 till 2002. This college looks after post graduate Medical education in the Country.

Working as member of WHO group for Drug Statistic Methodology and gives advice on the work of ATC classification and the DDD as a measuring Unit for drug utilization studies.

I also worked as member of WHO essential drugs Committee.

I am working as member of WHO TAG (Technical Adviser Organization) on immunization.

Working also as member of Polio Eradication Certification commission for EMRO and SERO regions.

I also work as Chairman National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG)  in all matters related to vaccines and immunizations.

I served as president Pakistan Pediatric Association from 1994 -1996. I have also participated in number of IPA congresses as well as APPA meetings.

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Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Policy, Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; Senior Scientist, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health, University of Toronto; Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women & Child Health, The Aga Khan University, South Central Asia & East Africa Karachi 74800, Pakistan, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto; The Aga Khan University
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Plenary Session
Plenary 1 - Child Health – Now And in The Future
Thursday, August 18 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C5 - Early Life Experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Plenary Session
Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health
Saturday, August 20 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, a unique joint appointment. He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and also the Chairman of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan. Dr Bhutta is one of the seven members of Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) set by the UN Secretary General in September 2011 for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health MDGs. Dr Bhutta has served as a member of the Global Advisory Committee for Health Research for the World Health Organization, the Board of Child & Health and Nutrition Initiative of Global Forum for Health Research, and the steering committees of the International Zinc and Vitamin A Nutrition Consultative Groups. He is an executive committee member of the International Paediatric Association and was a founding Board member of the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). He is the President-elect of the International Paediatric Association, is a leading voice for integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.

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Ashley Birkett
Director, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative
USA

Concurrent Session
C14 - Immunization – Eradication, What’s New?      
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Ashley Birkett, PhD, leads PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), which accelerates the development of malaria vaccines and catalyzes timely access in endemic countries.  He has 20 years of vaccine development experience, with 12 spent in the vaccine biotechnology industry, where he led the advancement of novel influenza and malaria vaccine candidates from research through first-in-human clinical studies, and the last 8 at PATH. In addition to his leadership role at MVI, he serves on PATH’s Leadership and Product Development Leadership Teams. Dr. Birkett earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States; he has a BSc (Honors) in Applied Biological Sciences from the University of the West of England in the United Kingdom.

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Susan Bissell
Director, A.I., The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, UNICEF
USA

Concurrent Session
C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children  
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 202-204

Susan Bissell's career has focused on the rights of children.  Having spent over twenty-five years working in various capacities for UNICEF, as of January 2016 she is leading an emerging Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.  The primary purpose of the partnership is to "end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children."  From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Bissell served as Chief of Child Protection in UNICEF's Program Division.   Author of a number of research studies, she has worked with UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Italy (at the Innocenti Research Centre), and New York City, and earned a PhD in public health and medical anthropology from the University of Melbourne in Australia.  While completing her doctorate, she joined Trudie Styler and the Bangladeshi film team Catherine and Tareque Masud to produce the documentary "A Kind of Childhood," which has won awards and been screened widely.  She holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto.

On behalf of her UNICEF Child Protection colleagues, Susan Bissell has accepted awards including an honorary professorship at Barnard College/Columbia University, the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship award from Tufts University, the Flambeau D’or from Panathlon International, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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Robert Block
Chair and Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
USA

Concurrent Session
C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Plenary Session
Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain 
Thursday, August 18 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Meet the Expert
MTE9 - Child maltreatment: Evaluation of whether a child has been physically abused
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207Concurrent Session

Concurrent Session
C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Robert Block is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and immediate past Daniel C. Plunket Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Oklahoma/University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was elected by the membership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as President-Elect in October, 2010, and served as President from October, 2011 through October, 2012.  He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and holds Certificate #1 from the ABP in Child Abuse Pediatrics.  Dr. Block was Chair of the first Subboard Committee of Child Abuse Pediatrics from 2006-2009. He is a past President and past Board Chair of the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA, www.avahealth.org ). In October, 2013 he was inducted into the Tulsa, Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

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Geneviève Bois
McGill University
Canada
                                                                                                                             
Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Geneviève trained as a doctor in Montréal, Canada, and is currently continuing her training in Family Medicine. She worked in NCDs, but mostly around tobacco control, working as the spokesperson for the Québec Coalition for Tobacco Control through the most recent Tobacco Act. She worked at the Copenhagen School of Global Health working on projects for the NCDs unit, but also involved curriculum development for pre-departure training and global health ethics. Geneviève is passionate about NCDs, building healthy cities and using the urban environment to influence health. She is the past Vice-President of Internal Affairs of the world’s largest medical student association, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), she served on the Student Committee of the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) and was the YP-CDN Community Director.

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Cornelia Borkhoff
Clinical Epidemiologist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada
                                                                                                                             
Concurrent Session
C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practices
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Cornelia Borkhoff is a Clinical Epidemiologist working with the TARGet Kids! team within the Division of Pediatric Medicine and the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program in the  Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also an Adjunct Scientist at Women's College Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Cory completed her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto iHPME. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa working with Dr. Peter Tugwell and at Sickkids working with Drs. Patricia Parkin and Colin Macarthur. Cory is interested in child health prevention, child health equity and developing effective ways to improve health care quality or reduce disparities in the care of disadvantaged populations.

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Robert Bortolussi
Director MicroResearch, Dalhousie University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Concurrent Session
C30 - Prevention of HIV
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C36 - Global Child Health Research 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr Robert (Bob) Bortolussi is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, where he is a teacher and mentor and actively involved in the University’s Global Health Program. 

Bob is an international leader in paediatric infection, neonatal host defence, and global health and has published over 100 papers on these research interests. In 2008 he edited “The Handbook for Clinician Scientists” as a reference for clinician-scientists around the world. The Handbook is used in Canada and 6 African countries.

Bob has received many awards, including the Canadian Paediatric Society’s (CPS) highest research award, for work on neonatal host defense. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Professionals, President of the CPS Section on Global Health and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Pediatric Association. In 2008, Bob cofounded “MicroResearch” (www.microresearch.ca) a program to train and support health care professionals to do community-based research in multidisciplinary teams. To date, MicroResearch has trained over 600 Health Care Professionals, who have launched over 40 MicroResearch-supported projects (20 completed) and published 20 project outcomes.

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Nick Brown
Consultant Paediatrician Salisbury Foundation Trust, Salisbury-UK / Visiting Faculty, Aga Khan University Karachi-Pakistan
Pakistan

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Plenary Session
Plenary 4 - Editors' Choice: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice
Friday, August 19 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Qualifications
MB ChB, MRCP (Paediatrics), FRCP, MSc, DTM and H

Clinical role
Consultant Paediatrician at Salisbury District Hospital UK since 2004. General paediatrician  with special interests in infectious disease and cardiology (PECSIG).  College tutor for 11 years

Academic position
Visiting faculty as epidemiologist in Department of Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi Pakistan (since 2012) . Role involves running regular course in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as several research collaborations. Main studies include: RETAPP a major non-inferiority study in child pneumonia treatment; long term outcomes after neurodevelopmental intervention trial and multi spoke study with paediatric ED in enhancing detection and case management of child abuse

Editorial position
Global Health Commissioning and Associate Editor, Archives of Disease in Childhood.  Involves commissioning, reviewing and editing  monthly  pieces covering wide range of global themes, pod cast recording around these subjects and recent major special supplement about progress in Millennium Development Goals (http://adc.bmj.com/content/100/Suppl_1.toc)

Published peer reviewed papers in international journals: 55

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François Boucher
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Centre Mère-Enfant Soleil du CHU de Québec
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE2 - Immunology for the Pediatrician
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 220-222

Training

A graduate of Université de Bourgogne (Dijon) University's Faculty of Medicine in France, I completed my training in pediatrics at CHUL, in Quebec City, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto. I then went on to three years of post-graduate training as a fellow in pediatric infectious diseases at Stanford University Medical Center (1986-1989), under Dr Charles G. Prober and Ann  M. Arvin. I am board-certified in pediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Corporation Professionnelle des Médecins du Québec and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Current position

Currently, I am a pediatric infectious diseases consultant at the Centre Mère Enfant-Soleil du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, Pavillon CHUL, Quebec City, senior clinical research scientist at the CHUL Research Center, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. I have been a member of the Comité d'immunisation du Québec (Quebec Vaccine Advisory Board) for 12 years. I am also a member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Paediatric Society.

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Irena Buka
Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, University of Alberta
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 6 - Protect the Children!  What You Can Do to Prevent Environmental Hazards from Harming Children
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr Irena Buka is the Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Clinic (ChEHC) providing overall  leadership for the program .

As Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta she developed an interest in Paediatric Environmental Health by observing environmental risk factors when assessing and managing common childhood conditions.

Dr Buka is co-founder of ChEHC  (www.ChEHC.ualberta.ca) which includes clinical, education, research and community collaboration components. ChEHC is a member of the international Paediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs). Dr Buka works with local and international partners to establish a unique program where science informs policy and practice. She is a member of the World Health organization working group developing Child Health and Environmental training modules for health professionals.

Actively engaged in education of health professionals, researchers and the community she draws inspiration from others to advance the Child Health and Environment agenda. .

Dr Buka works  closely with the research group in interdisciplinary project development, funding acquisition, overview of research activities, knowledge translation and implementation of research findings.

As a strong advocate for children she understands the collective teamwork necessary to advance issues of Child Health and the Environment and serves on local, national and international committees

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Jeffrey Burns
Chief of Critical Care Medicine/Executive Chair International Health Services, Boston Children’s Hospital
USA

Concurrent Session
C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Jeffrey Burns is the Chief of Critical Care and Chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital where he directs 30 faculty and 16 fellows caring for 3000 critically ill children each year at three pediatric intensive care units. He is also the Executive Chair of the International Health Service at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor at Harvard Medical School.

His research has focused on educational innovation in postgraduate medical education. Recognizing the power of the Internet to transform global training in pediatric intensive care—and health care more generally—Dr. Burns conceived OPENPediatrics.org, an award winning cloud-based platform for delivering instruction and fostering communication among geographically dispersed healthcare professionals. OPENPediatrics.org is currently being used by physicians and nurses in over 139 countries and over 2,000 hospitals around the world.

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Robb Butler
Programme Manager, World Health Organization (WHO)
Demark

Concurrent Session
C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Robb Butler is Programme Manager for Vaccines and Immunization at the WHO European Regional Office, in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The Programme provides policy guidance and technical assistance to 53 countries to maximize equitable access to vaccines of assured quality, including new immunization products and technologies. Prior to joining WHO in 2009, Robb served as an advocacy and communications adviser on communicable disease prevention, humanitarian assistance and social protection projects and programmes, for major donors, agencies and NGOs : designing communication strategies and advocacy campaigns, evaluating social mobilization and demand generation projects, and coordinating social marketing initiatives in over 20 countries of Asia and Africa. He began his career in the Afghan refugee camps of Northern Pakistan in 1991 before joining Oxfam in Afghanistan for 4 years. Since joining WHO in 2009 Robb has advocated for the strengthening of people-centred public health – leading on introducing and scaling-up WHO’s use of behavioural insights to tailor service delivery. It is this capacity that he had the pleasure to work alongside Professor Noni MacDonald, most recently as part of the SAGE Vaccine Hesitancy working group.

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Sabrina Butteris
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Sabrina Butteris, MD is the Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director of Global Health Education for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. She co-founded and has served as the co-leader for the Global Health Pediatric Education Group of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is the current Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force and is on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health. She is the co-creator of Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR, sugarprep.org) a simulation-based curriculum to prepare those engaging in global health experiences. She has worked in Tanzania and Ethiopia and oversees resident education domestically and abroad.

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Sergio Augusto Cabral
Chancellor for Health Courses, Universidade Estacio de Sa
Brazil

Plenary Session
Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached
Sunday, August 21 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

1. Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care
2. Past President of Brazilian Pediatric Society
3. Immediate Past President of International Pediatric Association
4. Professor of Pediatrics and Chancellor for Health Sciences at Universidade Estacio de Sa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Marsha Campbell-Yeo
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist, School of Nursing (cross appointed Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neuroscience) Dalhousie University and Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre
Canada

Concurrent Session
C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo, a neonatal nurse practitioner, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Her research program, Mechanisms, Outcomes, and Mobilization of maternally-Led Interventions for Newborn Care (MOM-LINC), affiliated with the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre, is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and a Canadian Foundation of Innovation Grant. Her research focuses on examination of immediate and sustained effectiveness of novel interventions, primarily parent-led, to improve outcomes in at-risk infants related to pain, stress, and neurodevelopment and improving uptake of these interventions by parents and care providers through e-Health technology.

She is the award recipient of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) Career Development (2015-2019), Canadian Pain Society Early Career (2015), Inaugural CIHR Video Talks Competition for her “Power of a Parent’s Touch” YouTube video (2015), Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship (2014-2015); Excellence in Nursing Research, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (2014); Global Health REAL (2013); and CIHR fellowship (2008-2012).

She is a co-Investigator in the Pain in Child Health (PICH) training program and past site lead for the CCHCSP. She is an elected Board of Director Member (secretary) of the Canadian Pain Society (2014-2017) and elected Council Member and executive member (Treasurer) for the IASP Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood (2015-2020).

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Bruce Carleton
Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Population & Public Health
Chair, Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Senior Clinician Scientist, Child & Family Research Institute
Canada

Concurrent Session
C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Carleton’s lifelong goal is to make medication use more effective and safer for all patients, particularly children. His research focus is on the impact of drug therapy on human health and quality of life. He is particularly interested in developing better ways to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs, medication-use models designed to improve patient health, as well as practical surveillance systems to improve the safe use of medication.

A key element of Dr. Carleton's research is the communication of results to clinicians, patients, healthcare administrators, and government officials – those who also hold responsibilities to improve patient care and our systems of healthcare delivery.

In addition to his appointment as Professor of Paediatrics and Co-Chair of the Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatric Medicine at UBC, Dr. Carleton is a Senior Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute.  He directs the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme at BC Children’s Hospital and he has served in this capacity since 1994.  He holds appointments at UBC in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, the School of Population & Public Health and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria.  Dr. Carleton’s public service is expansive.  It includes serving as a charter member on the national Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee.  Dr. Carleton was recently asked to serve the US Government as a Special Government Employee to advise the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Pharmacology of the FDA.

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Lionel Carmant
Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings 
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Meet the Expert
MTE13 - Screening for Developmental Disorders
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

After completing medical school at Sherbrooke University, I specialized in Pediatric Neurology at McGill University and then Pediatric Epilepsy at Harvard Medical School. I started as a clinician scientist at CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal in 1994. I am now Professor of Neuroscience and Pediatrics. My most significant contribution to the field of neurosciences has been the development of clinically relevant animal models of epilepsy. Our group has developed models of febrile status epilepticus, hypoxic ischemic injury and Rasmussen's encephalitis. On the clinical side, we have looked at strategies to improve the outcome of epileptic encephalopathies through the development of new medications and new treatment strategies for Infantile Spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Rasmussen's encephalitis. More recently, I have developed an interest in Global Health starting clinics and training programs in Haiti, Vietnam and Mali. Finally, I am trying to establish in Quebec and hopefully Canada a developmental screening program to improve outcome of children with neurodevelopmental disorders by promoting early diagnosis and establishing early intervention programs. My long term interests are in the field of epileptogenesis to establish markers of epileptogenesis on a clinical and experimental basis. Our most recent efforts have focused on changes in GABAergic networks and the early occurence of neurodevelopmental co-morbidities as  key markers to initiate treatment.

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Linda Casey
Director, Complex Nutrition and Feeding Service, BC Children’s Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients 
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Casey is the Director of the innovative Complex Feeding & Nutrition Program at BC Children’s Hospital.  She was trained as a pediatrician, and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Experimental Medicine (Nutrition & Metabolism) in 2001.  Subsequently, she focused all of her attention on the development of nutrition care in pediatrics.  She was a co-founder of the Children’s Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (CHIRP) for the care of children with intestinal failure, which began in Edmonton and Calgary, and has now expanded to include all of Western Canada.  After moving to Vancouver in 2012, she has continued her direct patient care with nutritionally complex children, but also had the opportunity to focus on initiatives to enhance the nutritional care of children on a broader scale.  She has participated in the development of an electronic parenteral nutrition order form now in use across BC Children’s Hospital, provincial planning with Child Health BC, and the development of nutrition-focused curriculum for the University of British Columbia Medical School.   In addition, her team has developed and implemented the “Steps to Feeding” tube-feeding weaning program, unique in Canada.  Research interests include all aspects of care of intestinal failure, vitamin B12 metabolism, and nutrition communication.

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Jorge Luis Castillo
Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Peru

Meet the Expert
MTE16 - Detection and Treatment of Oral Health Problems 
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C52 - Oral Health
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 211

Dr Jorge Castillo obtained his DDS from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru in 1990. He got a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master in Dental Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 1995 and a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Sciences in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 2000. He also holds a PhD from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2011. Dr Castillo is Professor of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Dentistry and Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Dentistry. He is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) (2013-2015). Dr Castillo has served in different local and regional Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics associations, including president of the Peruvian Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Vice president of the Latin American Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He is Board Certified from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Castillo is or has been part of Editorial Committees of Several journals including “Pediatric Dentistry”, the journal from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has co-authored 3 books in Pediatric Dentistry and has published several articles in indexed journals. He has given courses and conferences in  15 countries.

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Edmond Chan
Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia,
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE23 - Management of Food Allergies
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Dr. Edmond S. Chan is the Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.  He sees patients in the Allergy clinic at BC Children’s Hospital.  He created the UBC Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy fellowship training program and was its first program director.  He is a Clinical Investigator at the Child and Family Research Institute, and his research interests are in food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis.  He is on the Board of directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.  He is the principal author of the latest Canadian Paediatric Society/Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Food Allergy Prevention position statement.  He is on the NIH Coordinating Committee and Expert Panel, for the update to the U.S. Food Allergy guidelines (on Prevention of Peanut allergy).

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Kevin Chan
Chair of Pediatrics and Clinical Chief of Children's Health, Memorial University and Eastern Health
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE1 - Electronic Medical Records: How to Provide Better Patient Care and Make The Office More Efficient
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C42 - Obesity Prevention
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C50 - New Technologies for Better Health
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Kevin Chan is the chair of pediatrics at Memorial University and Clinical Chief of Children’s Health at Eastern Health in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  He is also division head of the emergency department at Janeway Children’s Hospital.  He has served as co-chair of the Canadian Society for International Health, president of the section of emergency medicine and global child and youth health for the Canadian Paediatric Society, the advisory board of the Programme for Global Paediatric Research, and currently is an executive member of the Section on International Child Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has also served as an executive member for the Global Health Education Consortium (now merged as the Consortium of Universities for Global Health).  His areas of interest in research stem from global health, social pediatrics, and emergency medicine care.  Kevin was a recipient of a Young Researcher’s Award at the IPA Congress in Beijing in 2001.

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Isabelle Chevalier
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics; Associate Clinical Professor, CHU Sainte Justine, Université de Montréal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C26 - Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Isabelle Chevalier  (MDCM 1995, McGill University , Montréal),  completed her training in pediatrics at Université de Montréal in 1999 and  obtained a M.Sc. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University in 2001.  She is Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at CHU Sainte Justine and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal in Canada.  She is responsible for Continuing Medical Education within the Department of Pediatrics at Université of Montréal.  She is a member of the Canadian Pediatric  Society’s Board of Directors. 

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Mickey Chopra
Lead Health Specialist, World Bank
USA

Plenary
Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached
Sunday, August 21 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Mickey is presently the Global Solutions lead for Service Delivery at the World Bank where he leads their work on how to optimize service delivery and models of care to achieve both efficient but also equitable outcomes.

Previous to this he has been the Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programs at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters, leading the agency’s efforts toward remarkable progress in improving child health, to reduce childhood and maternal mortally working to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, increasing funding for children’s health programs, and seeing through a renewed focus on child health and eradication of polio.

Prior to his appointment to UNICEF, Dr. Chopra was the director of the Health Systems Research Group of the South Africa Medical Research Council and a faculty member of the University of the Western Cape. In this capacity he worked with local leaders and communities to establish innovative programs combating HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. He started his career working for six years as one of five medical officers in a deep rural hospital in KwaZulu doing everything from outpatient clinics to abdominal surgery.

Dr. Chopra has degrees in medical sociology and medicine, clinical postgraduate qualification in child health and a PhD he has published over 170 international peer-reviewed papers and contributed to numerous book chapters concerned with international child health and nutrition.

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Jean Clinton
Professor, McMaster University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C12 - Effective Parenting
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Dr Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital.  She is also a senior scientist at the INCH (INfant Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. IN addition she is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for almost 30 years. Dr Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education.

Dr Clinton is renowned locally, provincially, nationally, and more recently internationally as an advocate for children’s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play therein. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children’s and youths’ needs and voices are heard and respected.

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Eyal Cohen
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Health, Policy, Management and Education, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE3 - Care of the Child and Adolescent With Medical Complexity
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Eyal Cohen completed his medical training at the University of Toronto in 2000. He trained in paediatrics at SickKids where he was also a chief resident. He came on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine in 2005 after working at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia, and completed an MSc in health research methodology at McMaster University in 2008.  Together with his divisional colleagues, Eyal founded a clinical and academic program focused on the care of children with medical complexity.  He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Nursing and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Currently, Eyal is the 2015/2016 Canadian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Stanford University.

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Carlos Coimbra, Jr.
Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health, National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Concurrent Session
C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health 
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr., Ph.D. is professor of medical anthropology and public health at the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), in Rio de Janeiro. For over twenty years, his research has documented major and emergent health issues faced by indigenous peoples in Brazil. He has published over 150 papers and chapters, mostly in international journals in the fields of public health, anthropology, and human ecology, and served on the boards of numerous national and international academic organizations and peer-reviewed journals. Coimbra’s research on the epidemiology of infectious disease and child undernutrition contributed to a reformulation of public health science and policy in Brazil in recent decades by redirecting attention from an evolutionary paradigm of nutritional health in indigenous societies to recognition of contemporary socioeconomic and health inequities. Over the years Coimbra has encouraged many young students to dedicate themselves to the subject of indigenous health and nutrition, having advised over 40 graduate students in the field. He is currently involved in scientific initiatives and political actions aiming at reducing the health disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and supporting indigenous territorial rights Brazil.

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Patricia Conrod
Professor of Psychiatry, Chair of Social Pediatrics, Université de Montreal, CHU Ste-Justine
Canada

Concurrent Session
C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention    
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Concurrent Session
C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Patricia Conrod is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec, Full Professor in Psychiatry, and Chair of Social Pediatrics, Université de Montréal and Visiting Fellow in the Addictions Department, King’s College London. She is based at the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre in Montreal.  Her research focuses on cognitive, personality and biological risk factors for the development and maintenance of drug abuse and the factors that mediate the co-occurrence of addictive behaviours with other mental disorders.  Her experimental research focuses on factors that make people more susceptible to seek out behavioral reinforcement from drugs of abuse.  More recently, her research findings have led to the development of new approaches to substance abuse treatment and prevention that target personality risk factors and the underlying motivational determinants of drug use in subtypes of substance misusers.  Dr. Conrod was a member of the King’s College London Research Ethics Committee (2005-2010) and Associate Editor of Current Reviews in Drug Abuse. She is consultant to the UN and the European Commission on guidelines for drug and alcohol prevention and has published extensively on this issue. Her research is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fondation de Recherche en Santé du Quebec, European Commission (Health and Humanities and Social Sciences), Alcoholic Beverages Medical Research Foundation, European Research Advisory Board, Action on Addiction, Medical Research Council-UK, National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia.

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Neil Cooper
Pediatrician, Alberta Children’s Hospital / Sunnyhill Pediatric Clinic
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE1 - Electronic Medical Records: How to Provide Better Patient Care and Make The Office More Efficient
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Dr. Neil Cooper is a Pediatrician and Sports Medicine physician from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  He graduated from University of Calgary Medical School in 1990 and completed pediatric residency at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in 1994 and Sports Medicine Diploma in 2007. Since 1994 he has had an active community pediatric and sports medicine practice. 

Dr. Cooper’s involvement in computers preceded his medical career when, as a paramedic in 1984, he developed an electronic database for the Ft. McMurray Fire Department on an original IBM 8088 computer.  He has used some form of an electronic medical record since 1996.  He has been involved as a peer leader in helping other physicians with EMRs for more than 10 years. 

Dr. Cooper is a board member of the Alberta Medical Association and has served on several committees, including the AMA IM/IT Committee.

For 20 years, Dr. Cooper has been a consulting pediatrician with the Child Abuse Service at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and now the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. 

Dr. Cooper is Medical Director and Vice President for Dreams Take Flight, a charity that each fall takes about 150 challenged children on a one-day adventure of a lifetime to Disneyland.

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Peter  Cooper
Academic Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

e-Poster Symposia
Thursday, August 18 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Concurrent Session
C19 - Best Care For The Newborn
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Peter Cooper is currently Professor and Academic Head, Dept of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand & Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.  He trained as a paediatrician and then a neonatologist and is still active in the clinical care of children and neonates.

He has held a number of executive positions in South African paediatric and neonatal organizations and is a past president (2005-2008) of the Union of National African Paediatric Societies & Associations (UNAPSA).  He was the chairperson of the Scientific Committee for the 26th International Pediatric Association Congress of Pediatrics 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He was a member of the Executive Committee of the IPA 2010-2013 and elected as Treasurer of the IPA for the period 2013-2016.  He is also the IPA representative on the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health from 2013 to present.

He is author or co-author of over 70 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and author of several chapters in books, mainly neonatal and nutrition related and is also a reviewer for a number of local and international journals.

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Anthony Costello
Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organisation (WHO)
Switzerland

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 -  Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 16:00

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 -  In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 13:00

Concurrent Session
C6 -  Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Concurrent Session
C13 -  Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Plenary Session
Plenary 5 -  Environment Shapes Future Health
Saturday, August 20 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

In September 2015 Dr Anthony Costello joined the World Health Organisation in Geneva as Director of the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. Until 2015 Costello was Professor of International Child Health and Director of the Institute for Global Health at University College London (UCL). He was an attending paediatrician at University College Hospital, and the UCL Pro-Provost for Africa and the Middle East. As founder of an international charity, Women and Children First, he helped to spread the results of his research work through mobilisation of women’s groups across Africa and south Asia.

He chaired the 2009 Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change, and was co-chair of the 2015 Lancet Commission which linked the UK, China, Norway and Sweden on emergency actions to tackle the climate health crisis.

Anthony Costello holds fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Royal College of Physicians. In April 2011, Costello received the James Spence Medal, the highest honour of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health where he is a fellow. He serves on the Board of the global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, chaired by Dr Graca Machel. In May 2016 he received the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Fügen Çullu Çokuğraş
Prof. Dr., Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty
Turkey

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 10 - Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Meet the Expert
MTE4 - What is New in Nutrition?
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practices
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204
University: University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine 1981
Speciality: Pediatri , University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa 1987
Followship: Departement of  Pediatric Hepatology, Kremlin Bicetre Paris, 1987-1988 Prof Daniel Alagille
Subspeciality: Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology Nutrition University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa
1988-1991
Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology University of Lille, Prof Turck, 1992-1993
Assistant Prof in Departement of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa
1994-2000
Prof of Gastroenterology Hepatology Nutrition  in Departement of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa 2000-2005
Chief of the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2001-2004
Member of Executive Comitee of Society of Viral Hepatitis 1997-2000
Member of Executive Comitee of Turkish Pediatric Association 1998-2005
Member of Executive Comitee of Turkish Pediatric Gastroenterology Association 2005-2007
Representative of Turkish Pediatric Association in CESP and UEMS
Member of Executive Committe of  EPA/ UNEPSA 2008- 2015
Member of Société Francophone de Gastroenterology, Member of ESPGHAN
President Of Turkish Pediatric Association 2011-2015
Member of International Pediatric Association Standing Committee 2013
President of Balkan Pediatric Association 2016
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Denis Daneman
Paediatric Endocrinologist, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 220-222

Abstract Session
Abstract 3
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 205-207

Concurrent Session
C26 - Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Denis Daneman completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1973, and his residency in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Also he completed a fellowship in paedatric endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital.  He assumed his appointment in the Paediatrics Division of Endocrinology in 1981 at the University and has been on the medical staff of SickKids in the Division of Endocrinology since then. 

He is currently Professor of Paediatrics and Chair of the Dept of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Paediatrician in Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics at SickKIds. His clinical research relates to the care and outcomes of children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders of childhood.  He is past Chair of the Clinical and Scientific Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association, and President of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.  He has written over 200 publications, co-authored two books on disorders of glucose metabolism in childhood, and served on multiple expert panels in the field of endocrinology. He is the recipient of the 2010 ISPAD Prize for Achievement (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes) and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the C&SS/CDA. In 2013 he was awarded a DSc (Med) by his alma mater for his thesis: Contributions to type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: Understanding the factors contributing to metabolic control and the acute and long-term complications of the disorder.

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  Gary Darmstadt
Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health & Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

Concurrent Session
C5 - Early Life Experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Gary Darmstadt is Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. At Stanford, Dr. Darmstadt is focusing on student education and mentoring in global child health, and on research to advance global newborn health, optimize early child development, and promote gender equality as fundamental to achieving sustainable development. Previously Dr. Darmstadt was Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he developed initiatives to address gender inequalities and improve health and development outcomes. Prior to this role, he served as the Gates Foundation Director of Family Health, leading strategy development and implementation across nutrition, family planning and maternal, newborn and child health.

Dr. Darmstadt was formerly Associate Professor and Founding Director of the International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as Senior Research Advisor for the Saving Newborn Lives program of Save the Children-US, where he led the development and implementation of the global research strategy for newborn health and survival, before joining Johns Hopkins.  Dr. Darmstadt trained in Medicine (MD) at the University of California, San Diego, in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, in Dermatology at Stanford University, and in Pediatric Infectious Disease as a fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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  Santorino Data
Lecturer Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Uganda

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Dr. Santorino Data; MBChB; MMed Pediatrics: Dr. Data is a Pediatrician, Lecturer and Director of CAMTech Uganda. He created an Innovations Ecosystem that includes Innovation Cafés, Innovation office, and a Co-Creation lab at Mbarara University. Collaboratively, he is involved in the development of the Augmented Infant Resuscitator that monitors and provides instant feedback on resuscitation quality as the Principle Investigator. He is an international trainer for the Helping Babies Survive suite of training programs developed by the AAP. His work in driving south-led innovation earned him invitations from the White House and to events related to United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

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Marie Adèle Davis
Executive Director, Canadian Paediatric Society
Canada

Concurrent Session
C23 - Patient and Parent Education
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Meet the Expert
MTE15 - How to be an Advocate for Children and Youth
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Concurrent Session
C49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Marie Adèle Davis received a B.Sc. in1986 from McGill University.  Upon finishing at McGill, Marie Adèle successfully completed her Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, in December 1987.

She spent time as a management consultant with Monitor Company in Toronto and Boston.  An interest in not-for-profit work took Marie Adèle to Ottawa in 1989 where she worked for the Ottawa General in a number of roles including Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Ottawa Hospital from 1998-99.

Marie Adèle has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Paediatric Society since 1999. The Canadian Paediatric Society is a national advocacy organization committed to the health needs of children and youth.

Marie Adèle is a member of the Community Engagement and Health Advocacy Committee of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,  the Advisory Committee for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the board of directors of Ottawa Therapy Dogs. Once a week, she accompanies her best friend, Sam, when he volunteers as a therapy dog at the Montfort Hospital in the Mental Health Unit.

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Rajeshwar Dayal
Chairman, Department of Paediatrics, SN Medical College, Agra
India

Concurrent Session
C38 - Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

After an exceptionally brilliant undergraduate and postgraduate career Dr.Rajeshwar Dayal joined the Department of Paediatrics, SN Medical College, Agra as a Lecturer 30 years ago. Since 2003 he has been the Professor, and Head, of the same department. His area of research has been Leprosy and Tuberculosis. His series on Leprosy in children is the largest in India and focusses on early diagnosis using sophisticated techniques like RLEP-PCR, In-situ PCR and In-situ hybridization. Currently, he is working on early diagnosis and management of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. He has been the National Vice President of Indian Academy of Paediatrics in 2011. He was awarded the coveted Fellowships of National Academy Of Medical Sciences (FNAMS)and Indian Academy of Pediatrics(FIAP). He delivered the prestigious P.N. Chuttani Oration of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013. He has been a Visiting Professor to the University of Manila (Philippines) in 2003 and Putrajaya (Malaysia) in 2006 . He is a member of the Standing Committee of International Society of Tropical Pediatrics and Asian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has contributed many chapters in various textbooks; notable among these is his chapter on Leprosy in the Red Book of American Academy of Paediatrics (2009). He has over 100 publications in reputed journals.

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Ashok Deorari
Doctor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Concurrent Session
C11 - Neonatology: Education
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Dr Ashok Kumar Deorari MD, FAMS, FNNF has made outstanding contribution to transferring of knowledge and skills in neonatology to physicians and nurses in India & SE Asia region. His team  has undertaken innumerable region-wide training programmes in some of the most crucial areas of newborn care: neonatal resuscitation; facility based newborn nursing ; neonatal ventilation; cpap, kangaroo mother care. He conceptualized the need to create uniform structured teaching aids for pre-service and in-service education way back in 1994 and developed webinars and digital teaching aids for important topics on Newborn Health in 2010 , freely accessible on www.newbornwhocc.org  He steered development of online e-learning platform on Newborn Health for professionals on the Moodle learning management system (LMS)  www.ontop-in.org, with the help of volunteer undergraduate medical students. For the first time apps on smartphones were used for management of sick newborns who were conceived in 2013. He assisted Government of India and UNICEF in operationalization of Newborn Care in the country and WHO/UNDP/UNICEF in establishing facility based newborn care in DPR Korea , Srilanka , Maldives & Timor Leste. He helped Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran and Mauritius in establishing CPAP & Neonatal Ventilation services. His excellence in research is acclaimed in India and abroad as is evident from research grants, 230 publications, six books and multiple awards. He serves as Co-Director for Retinopathy of Prematurity programme in India, supported by Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubillee Trust UK 2014-18, Reviewer & Master Trainer for Helping Babies Survive of AAP 2013-15, member Government of India TAG for Newborn 2014-15 and NSHRC for Devices & Equipment for India 2014-15 .

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Jie Ding
Professor & Doctor, Peking University First Hospital
China

Concurrent Session
C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Meet the Expert
MTE19 - Perspectives in Palliative Care
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

e-Poster Symposia
Sunday, August 20 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Prof Ding graduated from Beijing Medical College in 1982 and was trained in Pediatric Nephrology in University of Minnesota from late 80’s to early 90’s.

Prof. Jie Ding is the President of the Chinese Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the president of Beijing Society of Rare Diseases. Prof. Jie Ding is serving or used to serve in the International Pediatric Association (IPA) as the Standing Committee member, in the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) as the councilor member, and the Assail Pediatric Nephrology Association (AsPNA) as the councilor member. Prof Ding is an Executive member of Executive Committee of Chinese Medical Association. She is the Committee member of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference      (CPPCC).                                            

Prof. Jie Ding has been working as a doctor for about 30 years in the field of pediatric nephrology. Her research focuses on hereditary renal diseases, especially Alport syndrome. She published over 250 papers in international or national medical journals. Prof. Ding has an outstanding sensitivity for clinical science issues. In the outbreak of melamine-induced childhood kidney stone in China in 2008, Prof. Jie Ding, as the state-level expert on pediatric nephrology, promptly carried out a wonderful clinical study, the result of which was published on NEJM in 2009. She has been awarded many national research grants as PI as well as a NIH R01 grant as a site-PI. She received the highest national-level scientific research award in China, the second prize of the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award.

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Janis Dionne
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Services, University of British Columbia/BC Children’s Hospital
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE24 - An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension  
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

My professional and scholarly areas of interest are management of childhood chronic kidney diseases and pediatric hypertension, which is both a consequence and cause of chronic kidney disease. I have developed an active ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) protocol and program, used for research and clinical purposes. I also created a clinical pathway for appropriate investigation of pediatric hypertension, and established a pediatric hypertension clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. I have been invited to participate on major pediatric hypertension guideline committees. As part of Hypertension Canada, I am a member of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) Pediatric Recommendations Task Forcecreating evidence based guidelines for primary care physicians. Also, I am the Canadian Society of Pediatric Nephrologists (CAPN) representative on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children Clinical Practice Guideline Subcommittee. I have also recently been elected to the executive committee of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA).

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Benard Dreyer
President, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
USA

Concurrent Session
C23 - Patient and Parent Education        
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Dreyer is a general and development-behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families. Professor of Pediatrics at NYU, he leads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, is Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, and also works as a hospitalist. He is now President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For over 30 years he led a primary care program at Bellevue, including co-located mental and oral health services and clinics in homeless shelters. His research is focused on interventions in primary care to improve early childhood outcomes, including early brain development, early language development and obesity. As AAP President, he is taking a leadership role in the AAP’s Strategic Priority on Poverty and Child Health. Dr. Dreyer was president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and founded and chairs the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty and the APA Research Scholars Program.

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Francine M. Ducharme
Professor with Tenure, Department of Pediatrics University of Montreal
Associate Director of Clinical Research and Knowledge Transfer, Research Centre of CHU Sainte Justine
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Ducharme is Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montréal. She is a paediatrician and clinical epidemiologist in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine. In the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, she is Associate Director of Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation. At the national level, she is co-chair of the Asthma Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society, responsible for generating and implementing asthma guidelines in Canada.

Dr Ducharme leads a productive career as physician caring for asthmatic children, as teacher, research mentor, and clinical scientist. 

Her research program, which has received uninterrupted research funding, focuses on improving paediatric asthma morbidity through development of clinical and research instruments specific to children, educational and drug interventions, systematic reviews, dissemination of evidence-based guidelines, and development of interventions to improve adherence to guidelines.  Dr Ducharme is paediatric editor of the Cochrane Airways Review group since its birth in 1995. Her research program has led to numerous publications, invited talks, research awards, and co-authorship for the adult and paediatric Canadian Asthma Consensus statement as well as on international statements, namely on lung function testing in preschool-aged children.

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Allison Eddy
Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric Medicine, James & Annabel McCreary Chair in Pediatrics, Professor and Head, Dept Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Chief Pediatric Medicine, C&W Hospitals & Sunny Hill Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE24 - An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Abstract Session
Abstract 9
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 205-207

Dr. Allison Eddy is a graduate of McMaster University Medical School. After completing a Pediatric Residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University and a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she became a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto and a nephrologist at Sick Kids for 12 years. In 1997 she was recruited to Seattle as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Head of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Eddy also served as the first Director of the Tissue and Cell Sciences Research Center at Seattle Children’s Research Institute from 2007-12. In 2012 Dr. Eddy returned to Canada as the Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Chief, Pedaitric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Eddy has been an independent basic science investigator since 1985 and is internationally recognized for her work on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney fibrosis, the final common pathway leading to chronic and end-stage kidney disease. Her work has been funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada, the NIH and several research foundations. She has published 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. From 2001-2007 she was the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and recently completed a term as an Associate Editor for the journal Pediatric Nephrology

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Elizabeth Elliott
Professor Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (Westmead)
Australia

Concurrent Session
C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practice
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Elizabeth Elliott AM is Professor in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney Australia and Consultant Paediatrician and Head of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. She holds a prestigious Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.  She is Director of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit for rare disorders, which she founded in 1993, and a past Convenor of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units. In 2007 she and a colleague developed a novel tool, the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance System (PAEDS), for ascertaining vaccine-preventable diseases in inpatients. PAEDS now operates in five states and Territories. She Co-Chairs a Centre of Research Excellence for FASD and Chairs the Australian Government’s FASD Technical Network. In 2008 Elizabeth  was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to paediatrics; in 2008 she was a selected member of the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit; in2009 she received the Medal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; in 2013 she chaired the scientific program for the IPA Congress in Melbourne; and in 2012 she was named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. 

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Judith Ellis
Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
UK

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Professor Judith Ellis MBE is the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Honorary Professor of Nursing at London South Bank University where she was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Judith commenced her career in the NHS in 1978, training as a general nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital London and then moving on to train as a paediatric nurse in Manchester. She has held a number of senior posts in education and the NHS including 8 years as Director of Nursing and Workforce Development at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and was for 5 years a Council Member,  and for 6 months Interim Chair, of the Nursing and Midwifery Council . Judith worked for 3 years as a Nursing Officer at the Department of Health with lead responsibility for Quality and the ‘Getting the Basics Right’ agenda. 

Judith was awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to Paediatrics. Her doctoral studies were focused around Clinical Practice Benchmarking and quality improvement aiming for excellent patient focused care. From June 2016 she has been the Chair of the Tropical Health and Education Trust and Chairs, Help 4 Hurting Children, a Charity working in Uganda to train paediatric multidisciplinary teams.

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Kimberly Elmsile
Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Agency of Canada
Canada

Concurrent Session
C41 - Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

As Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Ms. Elmslie leads the design and implementation of federal programs designed to "make healthier choices easier choices" for Canadians.

With a focus on preventing chronic illnesses and injuries, promoting health and wellbeing, and facilitating multi-sector collaborations, Ms. Elmslie advances public health priorities in child health, healthy living, family violence and suicide prevention, and seniors' health. Public health surveillance and best practices in prevention are federal roles implemented in this Branch. Leadership in reducing health inequalities is a foundation for the Branch's work.

Ms. Elmslie facilitates partnerships with stakeholders in the interests of advancing innovation in public health. This recognizes the integral roles played by governments, academia, not-for-profit, and private sectors in addressing complex challenges that require whole of society responses.

Academically trained in epidemiology and biostatistics, Ms. Elmslie brings a strong science background and extensive program and policy experience to her work in public health.

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Mike English
Professor, International Child Health & Head, Health Services Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, and Oxford University
Kenya

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 13:00

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Mike English is a UK trained paediatrician with 20 years’ work and research experience in Kenya. His early work helped characterize respiratory distress and the associated metabolic acidosis in malaria before work on clinical and epidemiological aspects of neonatal infection. After work examining the quality of paediatric and neonatal care in typical rural hospital settings in Kenya he led a team developing and testing strategies to implement best practices closely collaborating with the Ministry of Health, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Paediatric Association. His team have worked for over 10 years on developing national, evidence-based guidelines for care (contributing to WHO’s pocketbook). To help translate guidelines into practice he developed the Emergency Triage Assessment, Treatment plus Admission Care course (ETAT+) with both used across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, where they are included in pre-service training, and in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Myanmar. His Kenyan team have undertaken, individual and cluster randomised trials, cost-effectiveness analyses, empiric qualitative studies of health worker behaviour and ethics and mixed-methods approaches in implementation research. He has contributed to a number of international and WHO advisory groups. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Dorothy Esangbedo
President, Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations
Nigeria

Concurrent Session
C44 - Ebola and Emerging Infections
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Esangbedo is the President of the Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations and the Chairman of Gavi Civil Society Organisations Steering Committee. She had undergraduate medical education at the Medical School of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; paediatric residency training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria; and Fellowship training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.  She has decades of experience in clinical paediatrics including supervision of Immunisation clinics.

She is a past President of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria and was a co-initiator of the 1ST National Vaccine Summit in Nigeria in 2012 with call to actions that have contributed to the immunisation agenda of Nigeria.  She is also a member of Nigeria Immunisation Technical Advisory Group and has served on the National Expert Committee on Adverse Events from Immunisation.

She has received various awards of recognition including the 10th Rare Gem Award 2014 for outstanding contributions to Millennium Development Goal 4 (Nigeria) and the African Babycare Award for contributions to childcare (Afribaby Initiative 2014). She is on the Board of Directors of Providence Hospitals, Lagos and her special interests include vaccine hesitancy and advocacy for child survival and development.

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Ruth Etzel
Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 6 - Workshop on Child Health and the Environment
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Plenary Session
Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health
Saturday, August 20 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Ruth Etzel is Professor of Epidemiology in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is a physician board certified in pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Preventive Medicine. 

As a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service for 20 years, Dr. Etzel served in numerous public-sector leadership positions including: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Founding Chief of the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch), Department of Agriculture (Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment) and the Indian Health Service (Research Director at the Alaska Native Medical Center).  She is the Founding Editor of Pediatric Environmental Health, 3rd edition. Dr. Etzel was the 2007 recipient of the Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Distinguished Service Award from the US Public Health Service, the Don C. Mackel Memorial Award from the CDC, and the Arthur S. Flemming Award.  Her epidemiologic research interests include investigating the effects of environmental contaminants on children, identifying the environmental precipitants of asthma attacks and studying the health effects of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollutants.

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Chinyere Ezeaka
Consultant Paediatrician/Neonatologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos
Nigeria

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

• Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
• Head, Perinatology-Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
• Educational background comprises MBBS (UNN), MPH (Unilag), MNPMC (Paed), FWACP(Paed), FRCPCH (UK), and MNIM.
• Had professional clinical attachment trainings in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex, UK (2003); Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, New York, (2004); and Hennepin County Medical Centre/Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Minnesota, USA (2013).
• National Master Trainer for the Neonatal Resuscitation Training (NRT), Helping Babies Breathe(HBB), and Kangaroo Mothercare (KMC) programmes (2002 – date);
• In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, have trained internationally (2010-2015), and co-directed in-country utilizing the AAP’s HBB, Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) and Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB)
modules.
• Newborn Health Consultant providing technical expertise to the Federal Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP), Save the Children International, Nigeria;
• Prof Chinyere is an International Board Member of the International Neonatology Association Congress (INAC) 2014-date;
• Currently National President of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), sub-specialty group of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), that comprises paediatricians practicing newborn health in Nigeria.

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Christopher Fabian
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director & Co-lead, UNICEF Innovation
USA

Concurrent Session
C46 - The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Plenary Session
Plenary 9 - New Frontiers in Media and Communication Technologies
Monday, August 22 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Christopher Fabian co-founded and co-leads UNICEF’s Innovation Unit with Erica Kochi. Working with UNICEF’s 135 country offices, the Innovation Unit is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work for children. The accomplishments of UNICEF Innovation have garnered global recognition. Examples of this work include the Digital Drum, a locally constructed solar-powered computer kiosk providing information on health and education, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011, gold and silver International Design Excellence Awards, a Red Hat prize for being one of the three top open source projects, and the award-winning RapidSMS, a system that uses basic mobile phones and SMS messages to communicate with front-line workers and improve the speed and quality of data collection and health and education services. UNICEF Innovation also received recognition as one of the most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company in 2014.

Christopher has been with UNICEF since 2006. Prior to joining UNICEF, Christopher taught in Lebanon and launched start-ups in East Africa and Egypt. In 2013, he was recognized as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people.

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Mychelle Farmer
Senior Advisor Non-Communicable Diseases, Jhpiego
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Mychelle is Jhpiego’s Senior Advisor for Adolescent Health and also for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in adolescent medicine, who has worked for many years on programs that promote public health strategies to improve the health of adolescents and young adults. Mychelle is a graduate of Yale University and Weill Cornell University Medical College. She completed her training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and she completed adolescent medicine at University of Maryland Medical Institution. Mychelle has been working on projects for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) since 2011. This work began during her tenure with Catholic Relief Services and the work has expanded since joining Jhpiego in 2013. She is the co-chair of the Task Force on NCDs and Women’s Health, and she is a leader for CORE Group’s NCDs Interest Group.

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Wafaie Fawzi
Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard, T.H. Chan School of Public Health
USA

Concurrent Session
C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Wafaie Fawzi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., M.S., DR.P.H., is Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology and Global Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  He completed his medical training at the University of Khartoum, Sudan and his Doctorate of Public Health in 1992 in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  He has experience in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials and observational epidemiologic studies of perinatal health and infectious diseases, with emphasis on nutritional factors. These include examining the epidemiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood infections, and HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria among populations in Tanzania, India and other developing countries.  Dr. Fawzi is also a Principal Investigator of the MDH HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program in Tanzania, which provides for scaling up quality care and treatment services and building operational research capacity.  He is a founding member of the Africa Academy of Public Health, a Harvard affiliated organization that aims to train future public health leaders and build strong research collaborations with partners in Africa.  He has also focused efforts on developing and strengthening research and capacity building efforts in partnership with colleagues in South Asia and the Middle East.

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Darcy Fehlings
Head, University of Toronto, Division of Developmental Paediatrics, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Darcy Fehlings is Head of the Division of Developmental Paediatrics and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural holder of the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Developmental Paediatrics. Dr. Fehlings is the Senior Physician Director of the Child Development Program at Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital and provided medical leadership for a large ambulatory program for cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Fehlings is a Senior Clinician Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute. Her research focuses on the innovation and evaluation of interventions for children with cerebral palsy. She is the lead investigator of an Ontario Brain Institute integrated neuroscience network focused on children with cerebral palsy (CP-NET) and leads the CP Discovery Project in the Canadian NeuroDevNet Networks of Centres of Excellence. Professor Fehlings was the president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in 2015.

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Martin A. Finkel
Medical Director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute, Rowan University – School of Osteopathic Medicine
USA

Concurrent Session
C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Martin A. Finkel, DO, F.A.A.P., is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director and co-founder of the Child Abuse Research Education & Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan University. Dr. Finkel was instrumental in developing New Jersey’s statewide network of child abuse diagnostic and treatment centers, the first legislatively created state system of regional centers in the United States. These centers of excellence provide services for sexually and physically abused children and educate professionals within the medical, child protection, law enforcement and mental health communities on the evaluation of the child victim. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters. His textbook Medical Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A practical guide, 3rd ed. published in 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.

Dr. Finkel has been appointed by six Governors to co-chair with the Commissioner of Children and Families, New Jersey’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr Finkel currently holds the position of Treasurer of ISPCAN.

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Allen Finley
Professor Of Anesthesia & Psychology, Dalhousie University/Iwk Health Centre
Canada

Concurrent Session
C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Allen Finley is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for 25 years in pain research and management. He is Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology at Dalhousie University, and holds the inaugural Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals (http://tinyurl.com/gaf-cits) and has lectured widely, with more than 270 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have recently taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere. His main interest is pain service development and advocacy for improved pain care for children around the world. He is co-leader of the ChildKind International Initiative (http://childkindinternational.org) and chairs the International Association for the Study of Pain’s Developing Countries Working Group. The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research website is at http://pediatric-pain.ca.

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Lewis R. First
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
USA

Plenary Session
Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice
Friday, August 19 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Meet the Expert
MTE12 - Meet the Editor:  Tips on Academic Writing and Reviewing
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Lewis First received his B.A., M.D., and M.S. in Epidemiology from Harvard University. He did his residency and general pediatric fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital. In 1994 Dr. First left Boston to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, a position he currently continues to hold.  In 2009, he became the current editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.  Dr. First also currently serves as Chair of the Medical Education Committee of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) and is past-chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. First has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards locally and nationally. In 2014 he received the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, the highest leadership award given in the field of Pediatrics. In addition to educating health care professionals, Dr. First also educates the public by offering medical advice to parents on weekly radio and television news segments entitled, “First with Kids,” as well as in multiple community newspapers.

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Margaret Fisher
Medical Director/Professor of Pediatrics, Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center/Drexel University College of Medicine
USA

Concurrent Session
C44 - Ebola Crisis and Emerging Infections
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C38 - Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia.  Her current appointment is Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA and St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. 

Dr. Fisher's academic activities include the following: frequent CME speaker; Journal reviewer; former member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (Red Book); former chair of the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Infectious Diseases; AAP New Jersey Chapter officer; over 30 published articles, numerous invited articles, book chapters, audiotapes and one book. 

Dr. Fisher is a member of the Brighton Collaboration and has served on its Boards.  She has been a member of the Scientific Committees for several international meetings, including the 25th International Pediatric Association Congress, the 4th and 5th Europaediatrics and the 28th International Pediatric Association Congress.  She was appointed to the GAVI Civil Service Organizations Steering Committee and serves as Chair.  Dr. Fisher is Co-chair of the AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Projects.

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Helena Fonseca
Hospital de Santa Maria, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon
Portugal

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 10 - Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management  
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Concurrent Session
C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?  
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

- PhD in Pediatrics, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Master in Public Health (Maternal and Child Health Major), University of Minnesota, USA
- Postgraduate Fellowship, Adolescent Health Program (Director: Robert Blum, MD,  PhD), Department of Pediatrics Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
- Family Therapist (Full member of the Portuguese Family Therapy Society)
- Professor of Paediatrics with Habilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal.
Head, Adolescent Medicine Division, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon.
Head, Paediatric Obesity Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon.
Coordinator of the Master Program in Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Coordinator of the Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine Modules of the Master/PhD Programme in Eating Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.
Coordinator, Adolescent Medicine Optional Discipline, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Kevin Forsyth
Associate Dean, Director of Medical Course and Head of Paediatrics, Flinders University
Australia

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Concurrent Session
C18 - Informatics to improve Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

An academic pediatrician and pediatric immunologist who for 10 years was President of the International Pediatric Chairs Group (now IPALA) and Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Professorial Heads Committee. He has undertaken work with WHO on the IMCI training materials, and assisted in the field in WHO development work.

In addition to global child health training roles, he has been Chair and Head of Pediatrics at Flinders University for more than 20 years, was the inaugural Dean and Director of Education at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, is the Chair of the South Australian Health Department’s Medical Education and Training Council, and Associate Dean and Director of the Medical Program at Flinders University.

His research work includes lung inflammation and immunology, pertussis, global child health and medical education.

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Jean-Yves Frappier
Chair, Paediatrics Department, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine
Canada

Concurrent Session
C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Meet the Expert
MTE21 - Just Breathe! Mindfulness for Adolescents, Pediatricians, and Families
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Dr Frappier has trained in Paediatrics at University of Montreal and McGill University, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar and obtained an MSc. in Epidemiology (1982). At CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, he was Head of the Adolescent Medicine Division (2000-14), and since 2002, is head of the Social Paediatrics and Child Abuse Division. Dr Frappier is professor of Paediatrics, Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Montreal and Chief of the Paediatrics Department at CHU Sainte-Justine. Dr Frappier is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association for Adolescent Health since 1995, was president of the Canadian Paediatric Society (2011-12). Dr Frappier has done consultant work for WHO and the Canadian international development agency. He frequently acts as a consultant to government and NGO's. The focus of Dr. Frappier’s research has been mostly on topics around sexuality, sexual abuse, physical and mental health of adolescents, especially vulnerable youth.Dr. Frappier has organized more than 60 Conferences or Congress, authored 50 book chapters, 60 peer-reviewed articles, has been a guest speaker on five continents (80) and has over 120 abstracts or workshops presentation. Dr Frappier is now President of the Scientific Committee of the International Paediatric Congress 2016 in Vancouver.

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Jeremy Friedman
Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Concurrent Session
C7 - Pediatric Care – Evidence Based or Eminence Based
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

e-Poster Symposia
Thursday, August 18 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Meet the Expert
MTE8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1985. He completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and has worked as a general pediatric hospitalist at SickKids since then. He completed his 10 year appointment as Head of Pediatric Medicine in 2014 and is currently associate Pediatrician-in-Chief at Sickkids. He is a Professor and associate Department Chair at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Friedman has published over 75 articles in peer reviewed journals, has co-edited textbooks and has also edited 8 books on child health for parents including The A to Z of Children’s Health and Canada’s Baby Care Book. These best-selling books are sold in many countries around the world. Dr. Friedman was appointed to the examination board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for Pediatrics in 2006. He chaired the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Annual Conference Committee from 2009-15, and represents hospitalists on the Canadian Pediatric Society’s Acute Care Committee where he has authored statements on various subjects including the management of status epilepticus, use of IV maintenance fluids and management of bronchiolitis.

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Frank Gavin
Founder and National Liaison, Canadian Family Advisory Network
Canada

Concurrent Session
C41 - Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

For twenty years Frank Gavin has worked as a volunteer to advance patient- and family-centred care. In 1995 he joined the Family Advisory Committee (FAC) to The Hospital for Sick Children, chairing it from 1997 to 2001. In 2002 he founded the Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN), which links family councils across Canada, chaired or co-chaired CFAN for six years, and now serves at its National Liaison.  He is a member of the boards of both The Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health and The Ontario Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit. Since September 2011 Frank has been one of two public members of The Canadian Drug Expert Committee (which recommends which drugs should be listed in the formularies of public drug plans).

He has published several articles, including one on partnerships between parents and doctors in Paediatrics and Child Health in 2009.

Frank received the first Volunteer Humanitarian Award from The Hospital for Sick Children in 2002 and the Contribution to Child Health Award from The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres in 2008.

For nearly 30 years Frank taught English at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario and twice chaired the department.

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Madlen Gazarian
Consultant in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of New South Wales
Australia

Concurrent Session
C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Madlen Gazarian MBBS(HonsI) Sydney, MSc(ClinEpi) Toronto, FRACP is a Consultant Paediatrician specialising in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and was previously the inaugural Head of the Paediatric Therapeutics Program, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, in Sydney, Australia.

Associate Professor Gazarian’s work has encompassed pioneering initiatives in Paediatric Therapeutics practice, research, education, medicines policy development and advocacy. Her research focuses on evidence-based therapeutic decision-making, Quality Use of Medicines (Rational Use of Medicines) and medicines safety evaluation and improvement. She provides expertise and leadership in paediatric medicines and therapeutics issues to a range of Australian and international organisations, with focus on innovative and collaborative approaches to improving the development and appropriate use of better medicines for children.

Her international roles include the Scientific Responsible on behalf of the International Pediatric Association, for the Education work package of the Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP) Network of Excellence and consultant to the GRiP work package for Epidemiological and Post-marketing drug studies. She is a founding member of the Executive for the Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology Section of the International Union of Pharmacology and a founding member of the International Alliance for Better Medicines for Children.

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Rani Gereige
Director of Medical Education & Designated Institutional Official, Miami Children’s Health System, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
USA

Concurrent Session
C52 - Oral Health
Monday, August 22 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Rani Gereige joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (NCH) (Formerly Miami Children’s Hospital) in February 2010 as the Director of Medical Education. He is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and the CME Chair. He currently holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor, in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Dr. Gereige received his BS in Biology (With Distinction) and his MD from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He subsequently completed a Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at USF/ All Children’s Hospital. He then completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at USF. In February 2010, he graduated from the USF Leadership Institute. He is the recipient of several teaching awards from residents and medical students including the 2003 Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

Nationally, Dr. Gereige is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he serves on the AAP Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health and on the AAP National Conference and Exhibit (NCE) Planning Group. He is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Children’s Dental Health Project Board. Dr. Gereige serves on the NBME USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) and the editorial board of Pediatrics in Review. He also serves as a surveyor for the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education and a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pediatric Residency Review Committee.

Dr. Gereige is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. His interests include Oral Health, School Health, primary care Sports Medicine, Public Health, Evidence-Based Medicine and QI, Children with Special Health Care Needs and Sports, as well as Medical Education.

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Gonzalo Giambruno
Professor of Neonatology, ALAPE
Uruguay

Concurrent Session
C40 - Best Start For Our Newest Global Citizens
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Prof Gonzalo Giambruno

Professor of Neonatology of the Republic University of Uruguay

Past President ALAPE

Past President of the Uruguayan Society of Pediatrician

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David Githanga
Chairman, Kenya Paediatric Association
Kenya

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 6 - Protect the Children! What you can do to prevent environmental hazards from harming children
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Plenary Session
Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention
Saturday, August 20 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Dr David Githanga is an accomplished medical professional with over 25 years’ experience of clinical practice at a number of health institutions of great repute such as the Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital and Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital.

He graduated in 1984 at The University of Nairobi in Kenya. In subsequent years he has gone on to achieve a number of  Medical qualifications from various global institutions;  including studies in Paediatric Cardiology in Glasgow, Children’s Environmental Health in Athens Greece and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of London.  He is undertaking a PhD research work at the University of Nairobi to explore the relationship between environmental toxins and children’s health in Kenya.

Throughout his career Dr Githanga has demonstrated a passion for the improvement of children’s health particularly pertaining to immunization, nutrition and the environment within the broader public health agenda. He has had high level interaction both nationally and internationally aimed at gearing policies towards pediatric health improvement including mentoring on training, designing reference materials, delivery approaches and research topics.

Currently Chairman of the Kenya Paediatric Association, Dr Githanga is also a governor of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Barnados Children’s Home, an Honorary Lecturer of Paediatrics at the University of Nairobi and a Consultant Paediatrician/Cardiologist at the Nairobi Hospital. I am on a number of committees appointed by the Ministry of Health in Kenya.  I am the President- Elect of the Rotary Club of Nairobi.

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  Andenike Grange
Child Health Advocate, Retired from University of Lagos
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Adenike Grange is a Nigerian who received her high school, undergraduate and postgraduate education in Nigeria, the UK and the USA at various times during her career development to the level of a professor of paediatrics at the University of Lagos Nigeria. She has held appointments as the Head of Department of Pediatrics, the Dean of Clinical Sciences as well as the Director of the Institute of Child Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos.  She worked extensively as a team member and leader on UNICEF, USAID and WHO- supported child health projects in Nigeria and in other African countries. She was a member of the WHO Diarrheal Diseases Technical Advisory Committee in Geneva. She subsequently became the desk officer of the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health department in the WHO’s office in Nigeria for a period of three years during her leave of absence. from the University. She is the author of over fifty scientific publications, reviews and reports in peer-reviewed journals. As President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA), she represented the IPA on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) from 2004 to 2007, helping to establish a broader participation of Civil Society Organizations in the governance of GAVI. She was invited to serve as the Honourable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2007 to 2008.

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David Grant
Chair Bristol Medical Simulation, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
UK

Concurrent Session
C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Grant is a consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

In 2007 he was appointed as Director of the Bristol Paediatric Simulation Programme and has led his talented team to developing the programme to one of the leading Paediatric Simulation programmes internationally.

In 2009 he was appointed as Chair of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre where he is leading the continued development of the UHBristol NHS Foundation Trust centre and point of care simulation strategy.

He is actively involved in International and National education and simulation through roles of:

  • Past President International Paediatric Simulation Society
  • RCPCH Simulation Lead
  • Associate Dean Simulation, Severn Deanery
  • Co-Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Education and Scientific committee
  • Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Education Learning Simulation Special Interest Group

His simulation interests are:

  • Development of sustainable simulation networks.
  • Faculty training and development
  • Curriculum development, particularly point of care curricula
  • Development of Assessment Strategies using simulation as tool
  • Furthering international collaboration and research
  • Translational Simulation Research

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Michael Graven
Retired Faculty, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C18 - Informatics to improve Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Michael Graven MD MSc MPH FRSPH is retired faculty from Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada.  He served as a Neonatologist for 17 years.  He has work as a practicing health informatician for 40 years, including work as statistician, actuary, systems design, and informatics policy development.  He has served, as a volunteer, 46 countries world-wide.  He served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Information Officer for a Physician Network Management Corporation in the US, supporting practice of over 5,000 physicians in 27 states providing health services to 10 million citizens.  He was an unpaid volunteer to the World Health Organization, performing 8 missions for the Health Metrics Network.

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Glenda Gray
President/CEO, South African Medical Research Council
South Africa

Concurrent Session
C30 - Prevention of HIV
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Glenda Gray, MBBCH, FCPaed (SA), DSc (honoris causa) and a NRF A rated scientist is President of the Medical Research Council. She is a Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also a Professor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. She was the Executive Director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit before joining the MRC to lead their Office of AIDS Research. She is the Co-PI of the NIH funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the Director of HVTN International Programs. In 2002, she was awarded the Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award for pioneering work done in the field of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1. She is a member of the Academy of Science in South Africa, and chairs their standing committee on health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academies, serves on their Global Health Board.

Gray has also been awarded the IAPAC “Hero of Medicine” award for work done in the field of HIV treatment in children and adults. In 2009, James McIntyre and Gray received the N’Galy-Mann lectureship in recognition of their HIV research contribution in South Africa. In June 2012 she received a DSc honoris causa from the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. She has also been admitted into the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012. In 2013 she received the EDCTP’s outstanding Africa Scientist Award as well as South Africa’s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe, granted by the president of SA for achievements in the international area which have served South Africa’s interest.

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Reut  Gruber
Associate Professor, McGill University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C39 - Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation in Children and Adolescents 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Gruber is a clinical child psychologist and an expert in pediatric sleep.  She is a an Associate Professor  within the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, as well as the director of the Attention, Behavior and Sleep Lab at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute / McGill University.  She is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who is the recipient of grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), NSERC, and FRSQ, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation. She uses these funds to examine the mechanisms underlying the association between sleep and mental and physical health, and to use the knowledge gained from her research to develop evidence-based interventions to improve youth mental and physical health. Her research focuses on three themes as they relate to pediatric sleep: ADHD, academic performance, and obesity. Additionally, Dr. Gruber translates her research findings into tools for healthcare providers and educators, to promote healthy sleep in children and adolescents by creating evidence-based resources to optimize the care of children with sleep disorders.

Dr. Gruber assumes a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations and societies at both national and international levels. In addition, she won FRSQ Awards (Bourse de Chercheur-Boursier du FRSQ), the CIHR New Investigator Award. In recognition of Dr. Gruber's contributions to the development of this program, she was  awarded the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service.

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Devendra Gupta
Chief of Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Concurrent Session
C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Professor Devendra Gupta, after obtaining his medical (1975) and surgical (1979) and pediatric surgical training (1982), has been involved in the pediatric and neonatal surgical care, teaching and research over 35 years at the premier medical All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His areas of interest are TEF, Hisrschsprung’s disease, Biliary atresia, Hydronephrosis and teaching. He has, trained 68 pediatric surgeons, published 12 books, 263 peer-reviewed articles and 203 book-chapters. He had been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons and the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties and on the Editorial-Board of 15 other Journals.

He has developed several new clinical-protocols, New classifications of the diseases and New operative techniques in pediatric surgery. He founded the SAARC Federation of Associations of Pediatric surgeons & the International society for Hypospadias and DSD. He has organized over 58 CME-Programs, Workshops, and International Congresses in Pediatric surgery. He has started 9 awards in various associations for the promotion of the specialty. He has been invited in over 70 countries to deliver over 360 guest-lectures, 10 named Orations, 6 University Convocations, Key Note Address at the parliament Hill and as the Visiting Professor to various Universities and training centers. He has extensively promoted pediatric surgery as the President of the Indian Association, the SAARC Association, the Asian Association and now the President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (representing 125 countries). He was also appointed as the Vice Chancellor (Rector) of King George’s Medical University, the largest residential Medical University in India for 3 years. He has been conferred twice the Life-time Achievement awards, the prestigious RK Gandhi Gold Medal from the Indian Association and those also from Sweden, Japan, Hungary, Austria. He was conferred the Honorary FRCS from Glasgow, FRCS from Edinburgh, CICOPS ambassador fellowship from Italy, FCS from Srilanka and D.Sc from Romania.

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Elie Haddad
Head, Immunology and Rheumatology Division, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE2 - Immunology for the Pediatrician
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Haddad is a clinician scientist in clinical immunology. After his training in pediatric immunology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with Dr. Alain Fischer in Paris, he obtained his PhD in fundamental immunology (Villejuif, France). In 2005, he was recruited by CHU Sainte-Justine to be the head of the Immuno-Allergy and Rheumatology Division.

Dr. Haddad works with children with immune disorders, including immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases, and oversees the immunological aspect of stem cell and organ transplants. Since 2009, he is Faculty of the Summer School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases sponsored by the Clinical Immunology Society.

Immunodeficiency is the core focus of Dr. Haddad’s clinical investigations. He is an active member of the NIH-funded Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium, which consists of 44 centres in North America whose goal is to improve the transplant outcomes for patients with immune system disorders.

In his basic research, Dr. Haddad has directed his efforts at humanized mouse technology, in which mice with severe immune deficiencies are injected with human cells that they cannot reject. Dr. Haddad is applying this approach to the physiopathology of immune deficiencies, complications arising from hematopoietic stm cell transplants, leukemia immunotherapy and the physiopathology of immune system–mediated diseases.

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Joseph Haddad
Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Saint George Univiversity Hospital, Balamand University, Beirut, IPA Executive Committee Member
Lebanon

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 12 - Early Childhood Development Workshop  
Wednesday, August 17 | 13:00 - 16:00

e-Poster Symposia
Thursday, August 18 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Plenary
Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain
Thursday, August 18 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children  
Monday, August 22 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

French Board of Pediatrics 1987
Faculty of Medicine, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg France
Professor of Pediatrics
Saint George University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University Beirut Lebanon
Past President of the Union of Mediterranean and Middle East Pediatric Societies UMEMPS 
International Pediatric Association IPA Executive Committee  
Vice President of Association des Pédiatres de langue Française APLF
Past President of the Lebanese Pediatric Society
Treasurer Union of Arab Pediatric Societies UAPS
Board member of Lebanese Order of Physicians
6 books
Chapters in books 25
Articles in Peer Review Journals 72
International Invited Conferences 182

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Louis Halamek
Professor and Attending Neonatologist, Stanford University
USA

Concurrent Session
C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Louis P. Halamek, M.D., is a Professor in the Medical Center Professoriate in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (by courtesy) at Stanford University.  He is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine, and completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Stanford University.  He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatric Medicine and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has a clinical appointment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford where he works in the level IV neonatal intensive care unit.  

In 2002 Dr. Halamek founded the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE, http://www.cape.lpch.org), dedicated to fetal, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric simulation and safety.  He is a member of 1) the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and served on its Board of Directors from 2005 trough 2008, 2) the Editorial Board of the Journal of Simulation in Healthcare, and 3) the International Pediatric Simulation Society.  He has also been a member of the Steering Committee of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2001; the NRP has over 27,000 instructors distributed throughout the U.S. and has been delivered to more than 3 million trainees during its 30-year history.  In his role as Steering Committee Co-chair from 2007-2011, Dr. Halamek directed the transition of the NRP from a textbook and skills station-based program into a simulation-based immersive learning experience.  Dr. Halamek is also a member of the Neonatal Delegation of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).  Together NRP and ILCOR set the national and international standards for resuscitation of the newborn.  His current work involves 1) using simulation to study a) clinical issues that are difficult to examine in the real domain and b) the optimization of human and system performance, and 2) the development of a hospital operations center to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.

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Judith G. Hall
Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia
Canada

Abstract Session
Abstract 1
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 205-207

Meet the Expert
MTE20 - Dermatology and Vascular Skin Malformation
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Meet the Expert
MTE22 - The Coming Age of Pediatricians  
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Judith G. Hall is a Clinical Geneticist and Pediatrician.  She trained at Wellesley College, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is presently Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia based at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  Her areas of research interest are human congenital anomalies, natural history, and non-traditional mechanisms of genetic disease. She has published over 330 original articles, 150 chapters and conference proceedings, and 12 books, two of which have received awards.  In 1998, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, in 2011 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy III, and in 2015, was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Enver Hasanoğlu
Secretary General, Turkish National Pediatric Society
Turkey

Meet the Expert
MTE5 - Refugees Health
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Plenary Session
Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain 
Thursday, August 18 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Prof. Dr. Enver Hasanoğlu was born in Kerkuk, Turkey in 1946. In 1969 he graduated from Istanbul University; Istanbul School of Medicine and in 1973 he completed his residency in Pediatrics at Hacettepe University, Ankara,Turkey.                                                              

Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is currently holding the positions of  Secretary General of the Union of National Pediatric Societies of Turkish Republics (UNPSTR) since 1993; UNICEF Turkey National Committee Member of Directory Board since 1993;  Secretary General of Turkish National Pediatric Society since 2003;  Secretary General of  Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies (UMEMPS) since 2008; Member of Standing Committee of the International Pediatrics Association (IPA) since 2007 and Member of the Executive Committee of IPAF.

Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is a member of European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (EDTA), Middle East Societies for Organ Transplantation (MESOT), European Society for Pediatric Nephrology, Member of Turkish Medical Academy, Turkish Nephrology and Hypertension Association, and  President of Azerbaycan-Turkish Foundation.                                                                                      

Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is in the editorial boards of the journals such as Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Child Health and Diseases, Turkish Clinics, Journal of the Greek Paediatric Society, Journal of Romanian Pediatric Society, Asian Journal of Pediatric Practice.

Azerbaijan State Medical University (Baku), Macedonian St. Climent Ohridski University and Romanian Ovidius University have awarded Dr. Hasanoğlu with the honorary doctorate of their universities. Dr. Hasanoglu is also the honorary member of  American Academy of Pediatrics and honorary Professor of Russian Scientific Center of Children.

Dr. Hasanoglu has more than 200 publications in English and Turkish, especially in the field of pediatrics and nephrology.

He speaks English and Arabic in addition to Turkish fluently.

He is married with Prof.Dr. Alev Hasanoglu, and he has 1 daughter, 1 son and two grandsons.

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Sandra Hassink
Director American Academy Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, American Academy of Pediatrics
USA

Plenary Session
Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention
Saturday, August 20 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C42 - Obesity Prevention 
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Sandra Hassink is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 pediatricians with a national and global agenda for children.  She has spent her professional career caring and advocating for children with obesity and is the Director of the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight focused on translating research into practice for pediatric health care providers, families and children and advancing the field of pediatric obesity. Dr. Hassink has testified before Congress on childhood obesity, food insecurity and hunger focusing on supporting the foundations of child health.

Dr. Hassink began the weight management clinic at Nemours/AI DuPont Children’s Hospital in 1988. She has collaborated in basic research efforts to identify pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity, centering on the role of leptin, and has lectured widely in the field of pediatric obesity. In addition, she has authored A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity, Pediatric Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care, and Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management. Dr. Hassink  has served as faculty for the “Be Our Voice” advocacy training and at the AAP Legislative Conference.

Dr. Hassink dedicates a significant portion of her time to advocacy and policy development on obesity prevention and treatment. She has served on the IOM committee on Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention and was an author on the Expert Recommendations for Obesity. Dr. Hassink also holds a Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

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Maria Isabel Herran
Physician, Metro Health Center
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 8 - Helping Children in Disasters  
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. Herran is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve (CWRU) University School of Medicine.  She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and its pediatric residency program.  A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1984, she has dedicated her medical career to provide care to underserved populations. Her interests are global health, disaster relief, immigrant, and refugee health. In 1989 she did a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH. In 1999, she joined Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland where she co-directed the Rainbow Center for Global Child Health. She has taught in the CWRU course “How to Work with Children in Humanitarian Emergencies” in Cleveland and fourteen countries. Dr. Herran has had first-hand experience in disasters in Kosovo, Darfur, El Salvador, Pakistan, Haiti, among others.  In 2007 she did a fellowship in Academic Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).  She is doing a Master in Public Health at CWRU and planning to graduate in 2017. She joined MetroHealth Medical System Department of Pediatrics in Cleveland, OH, in 2012 where she directs the Oscar Clinic and is the pediatrician for a large and growing population of refugee, immigrant and Hispanic children.

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Catherine Hervouet-Zeiber
Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte Justine/ University of Montreal
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 6 - Protecting the Children! What you can do to prevent environmental hazards from harming children 
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Catherine Hervouet-Zeiber completed her medical training at McGill University in 2000, her pediatric residency at Université de Montréal in 2005, and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University in 2006. She works as a pediatric hospitalist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada, where she is medical director of pediatric inpatient units.  She is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clerkship Director at Université de Montréal.

Dr. Hervouet-Zeiber has a strong interest in environmental health. She has been a member of the Canadian Pediatric Society’s  Pediatric Environmental Health Section since its inception, and is currently this Section’s President. She is an experienced speaker who is committed to educating pediatric health care providers about evidence-based practice in pediatric environmental health that is applicable in a clinical setting.

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Naomi Khaing Thank Hlaing
Head of the Department, Department of Hepatology, Mandalay General Hospital, University of Medicine, Mandalay (UMM)
Myanmar

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Naomi Khaing Than Hlaing is currently Head and Professor of Department of Hepatology, Mandalay General Hospital, University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar. She graduated from Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar. After one year work in Epidemiology Division of Department of Medical Research, Yangon, she worked for 20 years at the 1,500 bedded Yangon General Hospital which is the teaching hospital of University of Medicine 1, Yangon. She spent a year as a research fellow in Molecular Virology at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo. Her research interests are treatment of hepatitis B and C and hepatocellular carcinoma. She founded Mandalay Hepatitis Alliance in 2012 to reduce viral hepatitis in Myanmar. She is a member of a number of professional associations, including Myanmar Medical Association, Myanmar GI and Liver Society, AAP, AASLD, EASL and RCPSG.

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Kendall Ho
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine
Canada

Concurrent Session
C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine, practices clinically at the Vancouver General Hospital. His research is in the area of Digital Emergency Medicine – implementing innovative technology enabled solutions to address clinical practice issues. In the Province of British Columbia, Dr. Ho is the clinical leader in the Ministry of Health’s Virtual Care Strategy, a member of the Ministry’s Patients as Partners Provincial Council, chair of the ePatient/eHealth working group in this council, and the Executive Director of the provincial inter-Cultural Online health Network. Nationally, Dr. Ho is a member of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s eHealth Committee, a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s CANMEDS 2015 ePortfolio Advisory Committee, and was the chair of the College’s CANMEDS 2015 eHealth Expert Working Group. Internationally, Dr. Ho is a collaborator with the World Health Organization Global eHealth Observatory and the Pan American Health Organization Department of Knowledge Management Unit. He co-chairs the Universitas 21 Social Media for health Professional Education group, and is the vice-president of the International Association of Humanitarian Medicine.

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Michael Höllwarth
Professor Emeritus, Univ. Clinic of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery
Austria

Concurrent Session
C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Michael E. Höllwarth was Professor and Head of the Univ. Clinic of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Medical University of Graz/Austria from 1997 to 2012, and is currently Professor Emeritus. He was additionally for 4 years Vice-Medical Director for all University Clinics. Höllwarth was President of the Austrian Paediatric Surgical Association and founding President of the European Paediatric Surgeon’s Association (EUPSA). He served for 21 years till 2014 as President of the Austrian Committee of Injury Prevention in Childhood and is currently Honorary President of this Association. Höllwarth serves in the Executive Boards of EUPSA, the International Paediatric Surgical Research Group and the Paediatric Surgical Colorectal Group. He published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed Paediatric Surgical Journals, more than 30 book chapters and is editor and Co-editor of 4 books. Höllwarth is honorary doctor of the Stradins University in Riga/Latvia and received many awards and honors from International Paediatric Surgical Associations, among them the Rehbein medal from EUPSA and the Denis Browne medal from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, and was decorated with medals from the Austrian Government.

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Yves Homsy
Pediatric Urology, University of South Florida
USA

Concurrent Session
C45 - Male Circumcision: a Debatable Issue
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

YVES HOMSY, MD, FRCSC, FAAP is a Pediatric Urological Surgeon and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida.

Prior to 1995 he was Professor of Urology at McGill University and the University of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His Pediatric Urology training was with Prof. Hardy Hendren at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Prof. John Latimer at Columbia University and with Prof. Robert Jeffs at Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.

He has had a longstanding and profound interest in issues relating to voiding problems in children. He is among the earliest observers of the existing relationship between urinary control, vesico-ureteric reflux, urinary tract infections and bowel dysfunction.

He is also interested in the surgical correction of congenital malformations of the female and male urogenital tracts, fetal urology and the evolution of neonatal hydronephrosis. He has lectured extensively and published over 100 articles and book chapters in several languages. He is fluent in six languages and was invited to lecture and perform surgical procedures in many European, African, Asian and South American countries, thereby helping to establish the specialty of Pediatric Urology in several of these countries.

Dr. Homsy belongs to several professional societies. He is a former member of the International Children’s Continence Society Board, the National Kidney Foundation Enuresis Committee, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology and Canadian Urological Association Program Committees. He has served as Program Chairman and Moderator at multiple national and international conferences. He is Past President of the Society for Fetal Urology.

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Kalle Hoppu
Medical Director, Poison Information Centre, Helsinki University Hospital
Finland

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 5 - Training Course: Medicines in Children - What You Need to Know
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C35 -  What's a paediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas
Saturday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Kalle Hoppu, M.D., Ph.D., is a paediatrician and clinical pharmacologist currently working as the director of the Finnish Poison Information Centre at the Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, and docent (associate professor) of paediatric clinical pharmacology at the University of Helsinki. A graduate in medicine at the University of Bern, Switzerland, he trained in paediatrics and in clinical pharmacology at the University of Helsinki. Dr Hoppu has been an external expert for the WHO since 1989, and is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation since 2007. He has served at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a member of the COMP (Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products), and the Paediatric Expert Group/Working Party. Dr Hoppu is currently technical advisor for IPA  in the area of paediatric medicines. He is chair of FINPEDMED, the Finnish Investigators Network for Pediatric Medicines, and a member of the Coordination Group of the Enpr-EMA (European Network of Paediatric Research at EMA). He is also leader of the Work Package for Education of the EU funded Network of Excellence project GRIP (Global Research in Paediatrics).

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Richard Horton
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
UK

Plenary Session
Plenary 1 - Child Health – Now And in The Future
Thursday, August 18 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Plenary Session
Plenary 3 - The Promise of Global Adolescent Health
Friday, August 19 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Plenary Session
Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice
Friday, August 19 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.  He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors.  He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has also received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Umea and Gothenburg in Sweden. In 2011, he was appointed co-chair of the UN's independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, part of whose remit is to monitor progress of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. He is a Senior Associate of the UK health-policy think-tank, the Nuffield Trust. Richard received the Edinburgh medal in 2007 and the Dean’s medal from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009. He has written two reports for the Royal College of Physicians of London: Doctors in Society (2005) and Innovating for Health (2009). He wrote Health Wars (2003) about contemporary issues in medicine and health, and he has written regularly for The New York Review of Books and the TLS. He has a strong interest in global health and medicine’s contribution to our wider culture. In 2011, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine.

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Jack Hourigan
Principal, Sway Partners Inc.
Canada

Concurrent Session
C41 - Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Jack Hourigan, a McGill University and Second City Alumna, is a professionally trained improviser, speaker, writer and TV host with more than 20 years experience in the communications field.

Jack has hosted television shows including Food Network’s How to Boil Water, Three Takes on Slice and What's Cooking on CityTV. She has been a guest expert on numerous news and talk shows including Canada AM, Cityline, Breakfast Television, CTV, Global, CBC news and radio.

Jack is passionate about PFCC and Family Integrated Care. She was the first parent to participate in the Family Integrated Care (FICare) NICU study at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital in 2011 with her micro preemie daughter Tess. She was then hired on staff as the NICU Parent Advisor and the National FICare Parent Coordinator as the program expanded across Canada.  

She co-founded www.swaypartners.com a communications and training firm and now consults in all areas of healthcare across North America. Jack's specialty is storytelling. She has coached corporate staff, clinicians and individuals on how to connect with their audience and effectively communicate their call to action. Jack volunteers as a peer support facilitator for the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF).

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Charles Hui
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE5 -  Refugees Health 
Thursday, August 18 | 07:30 - 08:30
Room 205-207

Chuck Hui MD FRCPC is the chief of infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

An active clinician teacher, he is involved in the knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange of migrant health issues pertaining to children and youth.  He was the co-lead and co-editor in chief of the Canadian Paediatric Society online book Caring for Kids New to Canada (www.kidsnewtocanada.ca / www.enfantsneocanadiens.ca).  He has worked with national societies, governments and intergovernmental organizations on migrant child health issues.

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Andrea Hunter
Associate Professor, McMaster University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C36 - Global Child Health Research
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Meet the Expert
MTE17 - Managing Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 118-120

Andrea Hunter is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University and a Consultant General Pediatrician at McMaster Children’s Hospital as well as community based clinics, and is currently program director of the pediatric residency program at McMaster.  She has been involved in coordinating community-based pediatric refugee/immigrant health clinics in Hamilton since 2004, and is an editor and task force member for Caring for Kids New to Canada, a Canadian Pediatric Society peer-reviewed guide to health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.  Internationally, she is co-external program director for a pediatric residency program at University of Guyana and has been involved in ongoing pediatric education programs in Uganda. She has extensive involvement in preparing medical students and residents for global health electives as well as curriculum design experience in newcomer child health, and social pediatrics.

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Shelley Hymel
Lando Professor in Social-Emotional Learning, University of British Columbia
CANADA

Concurrent Session
C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 202-204

Shelley Hymel is part of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and currently holds the Lando Professorship in Social-Emotional Learning. She is a member of the executive team of PREVNet, Canada’s national organization for addressing school bullying, and part of the research advisory committee for UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership, the Committee for Children in Seattle, the Life Synergy for Youth program and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the BC Crisis Centre in Vancouver. She is co-founder of the Bullying Research Network (BRNET), linking over 150 researchers globally, and has co-edited several peer-reviewed special issues on school bullying. Her research on social-emotional development, peer relations and school violence is recognized both nationally and internationally. She works regularly with students experiencing social difficulties and with school districts that want to address the social side of learning.

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Takashi Igarashi
CEO, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo
Japan

Concurrent Session
C12 - Effective Parenting  
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Igarashi graduated faculty of medicine, the University of Tokyo in 1978. After completing the training of general pediatrics for 4 years, he received Pediatric Nephrology training at Kiyose Metropolitan Children's Hospital and at Pediatrics, The University of Tokyo. He studied immunology and molecular biology at division of immunology, Boston Children's Hospital. He got Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1989. He received seven prizes from several different medical societies.  He was a chairman and professor of pediatrics, The University of Tokyo between 2000 and 2012. He was also a vice president of the University of Tokyo Hospital for 7 years. He was a member of Science Council of Japan for 9 years, the president of Japan Pediatric Society for 6 years, the president of Japanese Society for Pediatric Nephrology for 3 years, and a councilor of Japanese Society of Nephrology for 4 years. He is a councilor of Japanese Child Health Association since 2001 and a councilor of Japanese Society of Child Health in Nursery Schools since 2008. He is now the chief executive officer of National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo.

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Zulkifli Ismal
Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Cardiologist, KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam
Malaysia

Concurrent Session
C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Concurrent Session
C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Meet the Expert
MTE25 - Cardiac Rhythm Disorders in Pediatrics
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 118-120

Dr Zulkifli Ismail is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital and visiting paediatric cardiologist at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital.  He was formerly Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).  He has also served as the Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) as well as Medical Director of its private wing before opting for early retirement from the academic world in 2005.  He is adjunct professor with the KPJ University College of Medical Sciences.

Dr Zulkifli has served as a Past President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and is currently the Editor of the association's quarterly newsletter.  He chairs the Positive Parenting program, serving as the Chief Editor of the Positive Parenting Guide, a quarterly publication aimed to equip Malaysian parents with reliable and practical local information on maternal, child and family care since 2002.

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Shinya Ito
Professor and Head, Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 5 - Training Course: Medicines in Children - What You Need to Know
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Shinya Ito, MD, FRCPC, Professor and Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

His research focuses on basic and clinical pharmacology of drug excretion into milk. His findings on pharmacokinetic principles and application of population pharmacokinetics in this field have been published in journals such as New Engl J Med and Clin Pharmacol Ther. His basic research program explores mammary drug transporters and related vitamin transporters (Mol Pharmacol 2012, Am J Physiol 2015, 2016). He is also a member of the Global Research In Paediatrics (GRiP) network, contributing to development of various training platforms. At present, he leads the paediatric pharmacogenetics service program at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is involved in various paediatric drug-related policy-making activities of regulatory agencies including Health Canada, FDA and WHO.

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Troy Jacobs
Senior Medical Advisor, USAID - Global Health Bureau & George Washington University, Dept. of Pediatric
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Child Health Training: Framing a Global Strategy
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. Jacobs is a pediatrician serving for 9 years as Senior Medical Advisor for Child Health at USAID’s MCH Division in the Global Health Bureau.  He has 20 years experience in quality improvement, health systems strengthening, & capacity building related to MNCH in developing countries and the US.  Starting in 1999 with Ethiopia, his global work includes work in over a dozen countries mostly concentrated in Africa.  He is adjunct pediatric faculty at George Washington University/Children’s National Medical Center where he focuses on clinical issues impacting immigrant and poor children.

He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, pediatric training and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship from University of Washington, and MPH from Columbia University.   He is board-certified in pediatrics.

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Kevan Jacobson
Senior Clinician Scientist and Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE18 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Jacobson obtained his MD at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thereafter he immigrated to Canada and completed training in Internal Medicine and adult Gastroenterology at McMaster University Medical centre. Dr Jacobson then undertook a basic science inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research fellowship and a further fellowship in paediatric Gastroenterology at McMaster University Medical centre. Dr Jacobson joined the Pediatric Department at McMaster University in July of 1996 and B.C.’s Children’s Hospital in August of 1999. 

Dr. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Paediatrics at B.C.’s Children’s Hospital, and is a senior clinician scientist in the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia.

Dr Jacobson is an expert in pediatric IBD and has published and presented widely in this field. He has an active clinical and basic science IBD research program and runs the IBD program at BC Children’s Hospital. Dr Jacobson’s research focuses on exploring mechanisms involved in regulation of intestinal epithelial barrier integrity and defence in animal models of IBD, the epidemiology of IBD in BC and role of diagnostic and monitoring tools in children with IBD.

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Sébastien Jacquemont
Medical Geneticist, Sainte Justine Hospital, University of Montreal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C31 - Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics 
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Sébastien Jacquemont is a medical geneticist and associate professor at the University hospital of St. Justine. He holds a Canadian research chair, a JJL Levesque chair in genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders as well as a Swiss national foundation assistant professorship. SJ was trained as a clinical geneticist and subsequently completed a research fellowship in developmental pediatrics at the MIND institute, UC Davis. His strong interest in translational research has led him to develop and conduct, in collaboration with other investigators some of the first targeted clinical trials in patients with Fragile X syndrome. SJ is also investigating the impact of gene dosage on neurodevelopment. In collaboration with a large consortium, he has shown that genomic rearrangements at the 16p11.2 modulate energy imbalance, cognition, brain growth and specific neuroanatomical structures. His group is focused on how genetic variants lead to neuropsychiatric disorders using multimodal approaches integrating cognition, behavior, neuroimaging and genomics.

SJ is actively engaged in a network aiming at harmonizing data collection across international research groups sharing overlapping methods and interest in genetic variants associated with autism and related neuropsychiatric disorders.

He was recently appointed as the scientific director of Cartagene (www.cartagene.qc.ca<http://www.cartagene.qc.ca>), the largest general population cohort in Quebec with data and biological specimens on 40000 adults.

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Jerome Kabakyenga
Director-Maternal Newborn and Child Health Institute, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Uganda

Concurrent Session
C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health 
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C36 - Global Child Health Research 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Jerome Kahuma Kabakyenga, Director of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Institute/ Professor of Public Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda.

Jerome K. Kabakyenga is a holder of a PhD in Public Health from Lund University, Sweden (2012), Master of Public Health from University of Leeds, U.K. (1993) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree from Makerere University, Uganda (1987). For the last 24 years he has worked as a Lecturer of Public Health at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). For 11 years (2002 – 2013) he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at MUST. Since 2002 he has served as the Ugandan Director of Healthy Child Uganda (partnership between MUST and University of Calgary) which has given birth to the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Institute (MNCHI). Currently he holds the position of the Director of the Institute. He has participated in a number of research and service projects focusing on Maternal Newborn and Child Health.

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Fatima Kakkar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Univeristaire Sainte – Justine, University of Montreal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C30 - Prevention of HIV
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Fatima Kakkar is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada, and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Montreal.  She is a clinician with the Centre Maternel et Infantile sur le SIDA (Mother-Child HIV cohort), and chair-elect of the Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research group, which brings together clinicians and researchers involved in pediatric HIV care in Canada.  Her primary research interests focus on prevention of mother-child-transmission of HIV, with a specific interest in the safety of combination regimens as prophylaxis in newborns, and long-term health outcomes among HIV-exposed, uninfected children.

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William Keenan
Executive Director IPA
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C1 - Neonatal Jaundice
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Abstract Session
Abstract 7
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 205-207

Concurrent Session
C49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

MD: Loyola University, Chicago, 1964
Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Louis University, 1980
Executive Director, International Pediatric Association, 2010-present
Member of Editorial Committee- Helping Babies Survive AAP
Steering Committee Member, “The First Golden Minute” program, Ministry of Health, Government of India, Indian Association of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-present

Academic Interests:
Organization of Perinatal Services
Education of perinatal health professionals
Implementation of sustainability of neonatal care education programs
Child Health Advocacy
Neonatal Resuscitation

In work with the American Academy of Pediatrics helped establish the Neonatal Resuscitation Program which changed the focus of early newborn care in North America and has trained over 3 million providers. 

2005 American Heart Association “Giant of Resuscitation”

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Kathi Kemper
Director, Center for Integrative Health and Wellness; Professor, Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
USA

Concurrent Session
C54 - Complementary Alternative Medicine
Monday, August 22 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Kemper is the Director of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, UNC-Chapel Hill (for MD, MPH and Preventive Medicine residency), and the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Residency. Dr. Kemper has served on the faculty of the University of Washington, Yale, and Harvard University, and has founded three Centers for Integrative Medicine: Boston Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University, and the Ohio State University. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed research papers and 3 books for the public (The Holistic Pediatrician; Mental Health Naturally; Addressing ADD Naturally) and has a 4th book in press.

She is Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association, and she founded the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. She serves as the Editor in Chief of the international journal, Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
Dr. Kemper is recognized internationally as the founder of the field of integrative pediatrics, and is frequently consulted by media including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, and USA Today.

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Jeffery R. Kile
Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates of Kingston, PA
USA

Concurrent Session
C43 - Telemedicine
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

2007-2009: King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Master Health Care Administration.
1999-2002: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH. Pediatric Residency.
1995-1999: MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Drexel University), Philadelphia, PA. Medical Doctorate.

Professional Appointments:
2003-present: Partner, Pediatric Associates of Kingston, Kingston, PA.2011-Present: Clinical faculty member, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA
2010-2015: Associate Medical Director, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
2008: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Telehealth, Nomination Chairperson.
2002 – Present: Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics #75898.2002 – Present: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.
2002 – 2003: Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

Committees:
2014-Present: American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition Planning Group Executive Committee Member
2009-2014: American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee Member, Education Chair, Section on Telehealth
2003-2007: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Telehealth, 2007 nominating committee member/chair

Presentations:Charging for After-Hours Telephone Care: Do’s and Don’t’s. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2010, San Francisco, CA.Telephone Triage Technology: What’s Out There? American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2009, Washington, DC.Charging for Medical Telephone Care. Allied Academies International Conference, April 2008, Tunica MS.Integrating Computerized Telephone Triage Program (DOC) in Private Practice. LVM Systems User’s Conference, October 25, 2006, Scottsdale AZ.

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Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon
Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C20 - Pediatricians’ Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Kissoon is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies (www.wfpiccs.org); Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children’s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC as well as he holds the University of British Columbia BC Children’s Hospital (UBC BCCH) Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health.

Dr. Kissoon is the vice chair of the Global Alliance for Sepsis (www.globalsepsisalliance.org ) and co-chair of World Sepsis Day (http://www.world-sepsis-day.org/) and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative (www.wfpiccs.org/projects/sepsis-initiative). He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting Canada-wide involvement in World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. He is also involved in promoting sepsis guidelines such that appropriate treatments are given even in areas where there are limited resources.

Dr. Kissoon’s international work has included work in China, India, Bangladesh, Brazil and Africa, often in areas of vulnerability and limited resources for the critically ill child. He is fully committed to improving the health care of children nationally and internationally. Part of this commitment henabled him to assist colleagues worldwide in quality and safety projects as well as enabling themas to access resources they would not otherwise have.

Dr. Kissoon was awarded a Distinguished Career Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 for his contribution to the society and discipline as well as the prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Master of Critical Care Medicine award in 2015 in recognition of his tireless efforts and achievements as a prominent and distinguished leader of national and international stature. Dr. Kissoon was also awarded the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration 2015 for major contributions to Pediatrics in India.

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Terry Klassen
Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba
Canada

Concurrent Session
C7 - Pediatric Care – Evidence Based or Eminence Based
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Klassen is the Director of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). He is a clinician scientist whose clinical base is Pediatric Emergency Medicine, with research expertise in randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and knowledge translation. His research has had a significant impact on the management of croup, bronchiolitis and minor head injury. He is passionate about the use of evidence to improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured kids.

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Jonathan Klein
Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Plenary
Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention
Saturday, August 20 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Dr. Jonathan D. Klein is Associate Executive Director of the AAP, and founding Director of the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center, a national center of excellence dedicated to eliminating childrens’ exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. Dr. Klein is an expert in adolescent medicine and child and adolescent health services research. His research addresses tobacco prevention and control, access and quality of care, obesity screening in primary care, and other child and adolescent preventive services. 

Dr. Klein attended Brandeis University, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a chief residency at the Boston Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the University of Rochester faculty in 1992 where he served as Associate Chair for Community and Government Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and as Professor of Pediatrics, Preventive and Community Medicine, and Family Medicine. He joined the Academy as Associate Executive Director in 2009, where his current oversight responsibilities include research, tobacco control, publishing, strategic planning, and international health.

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Michael Kobor
Professor, University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C5 - Childhood Basis of Adult Diseases
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Michael S. Kobor is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC, and a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics in the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI). He was recently appointed as the Lead for the “Healthy Starts” Theme at CFRI, an organizational structure that connects 50 clinical and basic UBC faculty members broadly interested in early-life environments. Dr. Kobor also serves as the Director of the Program on Social Epigenetics at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. Dr. Kobor's own research program is focused on illuminating the developmental origins of health and disease. Building upon deep expertise in gene regulation and epigenetics developed over the course of his career, Dr. Kobor is combining fundamental discovery research in model organisms with translational research in human populations. Through a deeply interdisciplinary research network with partners from child development, psychology, psychiatry, and epidemiology, these studies are deciphering the mechanisms by which environmental exposures and life experiences can “get under the skin” to persistently affect health and behaviour across the life course.

Dr. Kobor holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Child and Brain Development Program.

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Paul Olivier Koki Ndombo
Director of the Centre Mère et Enfant, Foundation Chantal Biya Yaoundé - Head of Dept of Pediatrics , Faculty of Medicine and Biomed Sciences, Vice Dean of the same Faculty , Centre Mère et Enfant, Foundation Chantal Biya, and Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University of Yaoundé
Cameroon

Concurrent Session
C14 - Immunization – Eradication, What’s New?
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Meet the Expert
MTE14 - Sickle Cell Disease: Global Impact, Progress and Challenges in Management
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 217-219

Concurrent Session
C44 - Ebola and Emerging Infections
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Cameroonian citizen, 62 years old male, married and father of 4 children.MD(1979) from CUSS, Yaoundé, Certified pediatrician from Tours, France, MSc Clin biochemistry(Paris), and INCLEN Trainee (Clin Epi and Biostat).Professeur agrégé de pédiatrie(neonatology), head of dept of pediatrics and Vice dean of the Faculty of medicine and biomedical sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé. Director of the Mother and Child Centre of the Chantal Biya Foundation , Yaounde.

Former head of medical services at the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. Board member of the Cameroun Pediatric Association (SOCAPED), Immediate past president of UNAPSA and member of IPA Standing Committee. Member of the APANF (Subsaharan French speaking pediatricians association)

More than 60 articles in neonatology, pediatric infectious diseases, sickle cell anemia and nutrition in children. Contributor to a manual of biology and clinical presentation of fetus and low birthweight newborn. Described clinical picture of a new form of  schistosomiasis due to natural hybrid of Schistosoma Intercalatum and S haematobium among children in Loum , Cameroon. Contributed to better management of severe anemia among children in Yaoundé. Lead rotavirus genogoups characterization in Cameroon, ahead of rotavirus vaccine introduction. Current involvement into culture friendly infant nutrition in Cameroon.

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Tobias Kollmann
Professor, University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C38 - Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Kollmann completed his MD and PhD at the Albert of Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, followed by a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in infectious diseases as the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He now is consulting physician in pediatric infectious disease at BC Children’s Hospital, where he directs the training program in Global Pediatric Infectious Diseases (GpID) and the Vancouver Immune and Vaccine Analysis Research Center (VIVArc).Dr. Kollmann focuses on the development of the immune system, with the special focus on infections and vaccines for early life.

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Andreas Konstantopoulos
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Athens, President, International Pediatric Association (IPA)
Greece

Plenary Session
Plenary 1 - Child Health – Now And in The Future
Thursday, August 18 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
Concurrent 49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Professor Andreas Konstantopoulos received his paediatric training in the University of Athens. Upon the end of this training, he received the M.D. degree of the University of Athens. He continued his studies in U.S.A., where he benefited from a 5-year fellowship for the TUFTS University of Boston. He was elected Full Professor of Paediatrics of the University of Athens and in 2001 he was nominated Chairman of the Children’s Hospital “Aglaia Kyriakou”, one of the two largest children’s hospitals in the country. He organized the “IASO Children’s Hospital” in 2008, where he served as Chairman until end of 2010. Professor Konstantopoulos has published more than 250 scientific articles in Greek journals and over 150 articles in international journals, his most important publication being the “Clinical Paediatrics” (two volumes textbook). He is a recognized international speaker, having been invited to speak in over 180 events abroad as well as in numerous medical congresses in Greece. He actively participates in the Greek National Committee for Vaccinations since 1998. He has also served 2 tenures as President of the European Paediatric Association (EPA/UNEPSA), for the period 2007-2012. Professor Konstantopoulos currently holds the positions of President of the Hellenic (Greek) Pediatric Society and President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA).

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Jonathan Kronick
Professor of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, University of Toronto
Canada

Concurrent Session
C11 -  Neonatology: Education
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Meet the Expert
MTE6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 220-222

Concurrent Session
C31 - Genetics, Genomics
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Dr Kronick received both his MD and PhD degrees from McMaster University followed by clinical and research training in Pediatrics and Metabolic Genetics at Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University. He also trained in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 1985 he was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. While at Western he held many educational leadership positions including Residency Program Director for both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care, Associate Dean for Professional and Educational Development, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education and Vice-Dean Education. For many years he served as the Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Pediatric Examination Board and led the development of the current RCPSC comprehensive Pediatric certification examination. He has been a RCPSC accreditation surveyor on numerous occasions and has also reviewed various programs and departments for a number of other organizations. He has published over 100 original articles and abstracts on his work in Pediatric Critical Care, Metabolic Genetics and Medical Education. He has delivered many invited presentations nationally and internationally. In 2002 he was appointed Head of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and Chief of Pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia. While Head of Pediatrics he was elected President of the Pediatric Chairs of Canada. In 2012 he relocated the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he was the Chief of Education until July 2015. He is President Elect of the Canadian Pediatric Society. He practices metabolic genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children.

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Praveen Kumar
Professor, Head, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
India

Concurrent Session
C1 - Neonatal Jaundice
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Dr. Praveen Kumar had his training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh and University of Calgary, Canada. He is an Honorary member of American Pediatric Society. He was a Visiting Professor in Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada from May 2013-June 2014.  Dr. Kumar is serving as a faculty member at PGIMER, Chandigarh since 1994.  He has been extensively involved in teaching and training of neonatologists and nurses in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran and Mauritius. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers in reputed national and international journals and authored 45 book chapters. He was instrumental in producing and publishing the first ever evidence based clinical practice guidelines for newborn care in India on behalf of National Neonatology Forum(NNF). Dr. Kumar has served as a technical expert to Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, WHO and UNICEF. He has been Chairperson and Member of various committees of NNF. Dr. Kumar’s current areas of interest include neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, quality improvement and prevention of nosocomial sepsis.

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Mirzada Kurbasic
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
USA

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Mirzada Kurbasic, MD, MSc (Clinical Research), is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Division of International Pediatrics at the University of Louisville. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and completed Fellowship in General Academic Pediatric at the University of Louisville. She is a reviewer for several grant programs and pediatrics journals. Dr. Kurbasic oversees American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) International Elective Award program, and serves as the  core member of the ICATCH Committee.  She is immediate past Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Global Health Special Interest Group, and serves as the APA Liaison to the AAP Section on International Child Health. She is very involved with immigrant and refugee communities in Louisville, Kentucky. For her work in this area she was awarded Promising Practices for Promoting Adolescents' Strengths Inaugural Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, MOSAIC Award (Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community) – Salute to New Americans, and proclaimed Distinguished Citizen by declaration of Mayor of Louisville.

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Didier Lacombe
Head Dpt. Medical Genetics; Director INSERM U1211, Bordeaux University Hospital
France

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 12 - Early Childhood Development Workshop
Wednesday, August 17 | 13:00 - 16:00

Didier Lacombe is a medical doctor, specialist in pediatrics and in medical genetics. He is Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Bordeaux. He was the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Bordeaux University Hospital, and is now the Head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the Bordeaux University Hospital. He is President of the newborn screening program in Aquitania and is involved in the field of newborn screening. He is also involved in the Ethical committee of South-West France. Regarding research, he is the Director of INSERM Unit 1211 at the University of Bordeaux and is mainly involved in rare congenital malformation syndromes and in metabolic (mitochondrial and lysosomal) disorders. He is currently the President of the French Federation of Human Genetics and has been elected as a corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine in Paris.

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Tore Laerdal
Executive Director, Laerdal Global Health
Norway

Concurrent Session
C11 - Neonatology: Education
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Concurrent Session
C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Tore Laerdal is  Executive Director of the Laerdal Foundation, chairman of  Laerdal Medical, and managing director of Laerdal Global Health. In recent years he has focused on helping reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low resource settings. For this purpose Laerdal Global Health has partnered with USAID, NIH, Save the Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others in the Helping Babies Breathe alliance and the Survive & Thrive alliance.

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Anthony Lake
Executive Director, UNICEF
USA

Opening Keynote
Opening Keynote - The experience of the innocents: Shaping children’s brains – and their futures
August 17 | 17:00 - 18:00
Ballroom A-B

On 1 May 2010, Anthony Lake became the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, bringing to the position more than 45 years of public and international service.

During his career, Anthony Lake has worked with leaders and policy makers across the world. In 2007–2008, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the United States presidential campaign of Barack Obama, a role he also performed during the Clinton presidential campaign of 1991–1992. He has managed a full range of foreign policy, national security, humanitarian and development issues at the most senior levels; as US National Security Advisor (1993–1997) under President Clinton, and as State Department Director of Policy Planning in President Carter’s administration (1977–1981). He joined the US State Department in 1962 as a Foreign Service Officer.

Upon leaving the government, he served as the United States President’s Special Envoy, first in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and later in Haiti, from 1998 to 2000. His efforts, for which he received the 2000 White House Samuel Nelson Drew Award, contributed to the achievement of the Algiers Agreement that ended the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He also played a leading role in shaping policies that led to peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Northern Ireland.

His experience in international development began in the 1970s, as Director of International Voluntary Services, leading the work of this 

‘private Peace Corps’. In that same decade, he has also served on the boards of Save the Children (1975–1977) and the Overseas Development Council. Over the past 10 years, Anthony Lake has been an International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2000–2003, and Chair of the Marshall Legacy Institute, which works in conflict-affected countries to remove landmines, and assist survivors and advance children's rights. 

Anthony Lake’s ties with UNICEF are long-standing, dating back to 1993, when he worked with UNICEF’s third Executive Director, James P. Grant, on the organization’s presentation of its flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, at the White House. From 1998 to 2007 he served on the Board of the US Fund for UNICEF, with a term as Chair from 2004 to 2007, after which he was appointed a permanent honorary member.

Immediately prior to his appointment with UNICEF, Anthony Lake served as Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has been a member of the board of trustees at Mount Holyoke College, a member of the Advisory Council of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and has served on the Governance Board of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

He obtained a BA degree from Harvard College in 1961, read international economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to receive his PhD from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1974.

A native of New York, Anthony Lake is married, has three children and five grandchildren.

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Pei-Yoong Lam
Assistant Clinical Professor, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE7 - Eating Disorders in Older Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Management
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam has worked as a pediatrician in the field of eating disorders for more than twelve years. She was trained at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and worked as a consultant pediatrician at the Adolescent Medicine Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia until 2010. Dr. Lam was invited to BC Children’s Hospital to work in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders program; a position that she accepted in 2010.  She now works full time in the BCCH Eating Disorders Program where she provides family centered medical services to inpatients and outpatients. She also maintains a clinical role in the Adolescent Health and Medicine Department. In addition to her clinical roles she holds a designated teaching and mentorship position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lam has a strong interest in research and evidenced based treatment.  She has developed guidelines for acute medical management in the emergency department and on the medical ward of children and adolescents with eating disorders that are used throughout the province and participated in the creation of provincial guidelines for eating disorder management. Her research interests are in the area of refeeding complications and male anorexia.

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Marc-Antoine Landry
Neonatologist, University of Alberta
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

At the end of my med school’s first year, the seeds of international health were sown and they have been taking firm roots since. During my medical training and my paediatric residency training, I have been exposed to developing countries in 3 different continents. By the end of my neonatal training, the Helping Babies Breathe program had just taken off and I was lucky enough to have a mentor who was teaching it in Africa and India. It was only a couple years later that I had the opportunity to facilitate the HBB program in Zambia. Then, I expanded my toolbox with the Essential Care for Every Baby and the Essential Care for Small Babies programs. I translated into French ECEB and hope to be translating other programs in the future. Over the past two years, I have been teaching HBB and ECEB. I am planning to join my colleague in Ethiopia to facilitate the Helping Babies Survive programs via a partnership with the University of Alberta. Being the father of four children, I strive to commit myself to global health projects as much as possible.

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Sylvie Langlois
Professor, Medical Geneticist, University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C31 - Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Sylvie Langlois obtained her MD degree from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec. She went on to do specialty training in Pediatrics at McGill University and Fellowship training in Clinical and Molecular Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She has been a clinical geneticist at the Children’s and Women’s Health Center since 1989 and is a Professor in the Dept of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She has been the medical director of the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program since its implementation. Her research contributions have been in the area of prenatal diagnosis and molecular genetics. She is the co-PI of PEGASUS, a Genome Canada funded research project on Non Invasive Prenatal Testing.

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Bruce Lanphear
Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Canada

Plenary Session
Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health
Saturday, August 20 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.  His primary goal is to help quantify and ultimately prevent disease and disability - like asthma, learning problems and ADHD - due to exposures to environmental contaminants and pollutants.  Over the past decade, Dr. Lanphear has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the “pandemic of consumption” – the largely preventable, worldwide epidemic of chronic disease and disability due to industrial pollutants, environmental contaminants and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to build an online Atlas of Environmental Health and produce videos to enhance public understanding of how environmental influences impact human health.

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Guylaine Larose
Associate Professor, CHU Sainte-Justine
Canada

Concurrent Session
C46 - The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies 
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Concurrent Session
C50 - New Technologies for Better Health
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Dr Larose is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at Sainte-Justine Universtiy Hospital in  Montreal, Quebec. She is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Departement of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal. She holds a Civil Law degree from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Common Law degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax) and a Masters degree in Law and Health Policy from the University of Sherbrooke. She is currently the President of the hospital Quality Assurance Committee and a member of the hospital Ethics Committee. Besides being a full time Pediatric Emergency Physician, Dr Larose is a clinical ethics consultant and teaches on ethical and legal issues in health care. She has published on issues surrounding the conflicts in decision making for critically-ill children. She given talks at the national level on the issue of confidentiality and on the impact of social media and the internet. She has also cultivated a growing interest in medication security. Dr Larose is the author of a guide book and clinical aids for prescribing resuscitation medications in children and is presently conducting research on ways to reduce medication errors in pediatrics.

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Marzia Lazzerni
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Maternal and Child, Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste
Italy

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 13:00

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Marzia Lazzerini is the director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health of Trieste (WHO CC) since year 2011.   In 2004, after a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, she joined the Cochrane Collaboration, and since then she has been quite active in the area of evidence synthesis. In 2006 she attended a MSc in Methods of Clinical Research with the Cochrane Centre, and in 2009 she obtained a PhD in Clinical Research in Paediatrics, She has field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Eritrea), South America (Mexico, Brazil), South East Asia (Sri Lanka), as well as large experience in the WHO European Region (Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kosovo Region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan). Her actual main area of interest in maternal and child international health include quality of care and respect of rights of children and mothers. As a director of the WHO CC she has coordinated in the last years the technical updated of standard based assessment tools for evaluating and improving the quality of hospital care for mothers, newborns and children, as well as the development of evidence-based training packages in perinatal health. In collaboration with WHO and other agencies such as UNICEF she is coordinating clinical trials in the area of Quality of Care in Mozambique and Sri Lanka.

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Arielle Lévy
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Sainte-Justine Hospital University Centre, University of Montreal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Arielle Levy, MD is a pediatric emergency physician working at the Sainte-Justine Hospital University Centre’s pediatric emergency department. She is an associate professor at the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal. Dr. Levy completed a master's degree in medical education at University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a focus in medical simulation. She has been the academic medical co-director at the Sainte-Justine hospital-based simulation center since 2012 and is actively involved as a simulation educator and facilitator for pre-graduate, graduate and post-graduate training. She has been a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Pediatric Simulation Network since 2012, which she is now the co-chair since 2014. Dr. Levy has also been director of pediatric training for the family medicine residency program at the University of Montreal since 2008.She has presented at many national and international emergency and simulation conferences on various simulation-based education research projects. She has been an active member of the Royal College Pediatric Examination OSCE Committee since 2010 as well as the Royal College Pediatric Emergency Examination Committee since 2014. Dr. Levy was attributed the University of Montreal Pediatric Department’s Best Teacher Award twice in 2010 and in 2012. In 2014, she was won the Award for Excellence in Education of the Pediatric Department of the University of Montreal.

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George A. Little
Active Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and of Ob/Gyn, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Dr. Little is Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he is neonatologist. He served for over a decade as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at Dartmouth before it became separate departments of Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn.

In addition to clinical research, his interests have focused on perinatal health policy, systems development and regionalization, outcomes, reproductive and perinatal ethics, the family in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and international health. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In addition to the AAP and ACOG he has been actively involved and served  in leadership and consultative  positions with a large number of organizations including  NACHRI ( National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions), NPIC (National Perinatal Information Center), AHA ( American Hospital Association ), and  the MOD (March of Dimes), as well as federal and state governmental agencies. He is a producer of Dreams and Dilemmas, an award winning cinema verite film focused on parental involvement in clinical decision making as well as other films. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and chapters.

At the present time he is the Mentor Workgroup Chair of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Planning Group and the HBB survive and Thrive GDA Liaison.  HBB is an American Academy of Pediatrics comprehensive effort to improve neonatal survival in resource poor areas through a newly developed and field tested educational curriculum being implemented globally. He is also presently involved in improving pregnancy outcomes in Kosovo where he has served as an advisor to the Ministry of Health. He has served with a US Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Survival Project in Egypt and as a consultant to the Faculty of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi. Early in his career he served as a Peace Corps staff physician in Nigeria and Malawi and then at the Regional Medical Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Andrew Long
Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
UK

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr Andrew Long has been a consultant in general paediatrics within the UK for 24 years and works at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of a team of general paediatricians.

His clinical interests include neonatal care, child growth and nutrition but he has a passion for medical education and training. He has been Vice President for Education at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health since 2013 having previously held several senior College roles including responsibility for overseas examinations; assessment and Assistant Registrar to the College. He has been a senior examiner in the UK and overseas. His portfolio includes CPD, revalidation, international education and professional development.

He leads work on remediation for doctors at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges having had a longstanding interest in mentoring and careers support. He holds a Masters in Interprofessional Education and has an interest in eLearning and blended learning. He has expertise in assessment methodology and his publications include leadership, multi-professional education, mentorship and managing doctors in difficulty.

Andrew was Head of School for Paediatrics, and Associate Dean in The University of London. He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London and is Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London

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Mariana Lopez
General Secretary´s Adviser, Minister of Health
Panama

Meet the Expert
MTE10 - A Taste of Panama – IPA 2019
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Education                   

  • Master in Bussines Administration                           
  • Doctor in Medicine, Pediatrician                                                           

 Work experience               

  • Caja del Seguro Social (Social Security) , Adviser of the Director of the National Medical Services Departments,  Adviser of the General Secretary Minister of Health

Organizations    

Former President of the Sociedad  Panameña de Pediatría, International Member AAP, Member of ALAPE, Former member of Panama Swimming Federation and National Olympic Committee,  Former Treasure of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation

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Andrew Lynk
Community Pediatrician, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Canada

e-Poster Symposia
Friday, August 19 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Meet the Expert
MTE15 - How to be an Advocate for Children and Youth 
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Abstract Session
Abstract 6
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 205-207

Meet the Expert
MTE19 - Perspectives in Palliative Care 
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Dr. Lynk has practiced community pediatrics in rural Canada (Cape Breton) for 26 years, and has loved every minute of it. He has a passion for child & youth advocacy and teaching, and interests in patient safety, physician leadership & global health. He is a past President of the CPS, past Chair of the CPS ACCT Committee, Assistant Editor of P&CH, and has served as VP Medicine and Medical Officier of Public Health in the Cape Breton District Health Authority."

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M

Noni MacDonald
Professor of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University / IWK Health Centre
Canada

Concurrent Session
C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 109-110

Plenary Session
Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice
Friday, August 19 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Dr. Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Canada. She is a former Dean of Medicine. Her current major areas of interest are 1) Vaccines, especially vaccine hesitancy, vaccine safety, vaccine pain mitigation at immunization through her work with the World Health Organization as well as research and policy work in Canada; 2) MicroResearch, building capacity in community focused research in developing countries (www.microresearch.ca). She has published over 350 papers; is the founding Editor- in- Chief of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a former Editor- in- Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease.

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Stuart MacLeod
Professor Emeritus (Pediatrics), University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Since the beginning of 2003 Dr. MacLeod has been Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, moving to emeritus status in January 2015. He was Director of the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital until 2010 and through 2012 served as VP Research for the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia. 

 Dr. MacLeod spent 14 years at the University of Toronto, and at The Hospital for Sick Children, beginning in 1979, established the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, now a world leader in research and training of clinician scientists in therapeutics and toxicology. In 1987 D. MacLeod became Dean of Health Sciences at McMaster University and in 1993 established a multidisciplinary program in therapeutic validation, the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines.

His current research interests are in pediatric clinical pharmacology and toxicology, adverse drug reactions, pharmacogenomics, drug policy and optimal medicines use for children. Dr. MacLeod has longstanding leadership roles in health professional education and global health that have included work in Africa for international agencies and organizations, including the World Health Organization, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Daniel Magnus
Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
UK

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr Daniel Magnus is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Convenor of the RCPCH International Child Health Group. He has a special interest in global child health and has more than 10 years of global health project experience as co-founder of Child.org - a charity working in east Africa on child health and education programmes. Dan completed a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently working on developing global child health training for UK paediatricians and on research focused on improving paediatric trauma data and outcomes in low-resource countries.

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Annette Majnemer
Director and Associate Dean, McGill University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Annette Majnemer is an occupational therapist with doctoral training in the neurosciences. She is Director of the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy and Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. She is a Professor, cross-appointed to the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology & Neurosurgery, and is a Research Associate at the Montreal Children’s Hospital-McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Majnemer is Co-Editor of Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and is a nominated Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Majnemer’s current research interests focus on child, family and environmental factors that influence activity limitations and participation restrictions in children and youth with disabilities. She is also studying knowledge translation strategies that promote best practice for children with developmental challenges. She co-leads a bilingual website called Childhood Disability LINK that provides user-friendly information about recent research findings to families and clinicians. Dr. Majnemer  also co-lead CHILD LeisureNet, which engages over 150 stakeholders into a national network focusing on promoting healthy living through leisure in children and youth with disabilities.

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Cherry Mammen
Pediatric Nephrologist, BC Children's Hospital/University of British Columbia
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE24 - An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Dr. Cherry Mammen is a Pediatric Nephrologist at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital (BCCH) and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He graduated from medical school at Memorial University in Newfoundland in 2003. After completing his pediatric residency training at UBC in 2006, he joined the pediatric nephrology fellowship program at BCCH and completed a Masters degree in Health Sciences (epidemiology) as a member of the Clinician Investigator Program at UBC (2010). Dr. Mammen has been an attending nephrologist at BCCH since 2010 and is currently the director of dialysis. His primary clinical research interest is in the field of neonatal and pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) and is involved in several AKI epidemiology studies at the local, national, and international level. More recently, Dr. Mammen has been highly involved in a variety of quality improvement/assurance projects including the development of clinical pathways for various pediatric nephrology conditions including childhood nephrotic syndrome.

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Ian Manion
Director of Youth Research, Institute for Mental Health Research
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE17 - Managing Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care  
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 118-120

Plenary Session
Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges
Sunday, August 21 | 8:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Dr. Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families for over 30 years.  He is a clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He is the Executive Director for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.  He serves as the Inaugural Co-Chair of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and the Principal Lead for the National School-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Consortium.

Dr. Manion is actively involved in research on parent/child interactions, mental health promotion, youth depression and suicide.  He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health sitting on local, provincial, national and international boards and committees.  Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada as well as in Europe.  This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing young men and women, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.

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Roseda Marshall
Chairman of Pediatrics, JFK Medical Center
Liberia

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Marshall retired from Clinical Pediatrics in the United States in December 2010 and since January 2012 has been actively engaged in Liberia teaching/mentoring medical students, actively collaborating with the University of Massachusetts with its Global Health program in strengthening the Academics of the Medical School in Liberia (faculty building - pre-clinical and clinical, research, and Academic Administration).  She is presently serving as the first president of the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons which is responsible for training residents in Liberia through the Liberia Post Graduate Residency Program.

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Keith Martin
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health
USA

Concurrent Session
C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC.

Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada’s House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary for Defense.  In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.

Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country’s civil war. He has travelled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 26 times. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 150 published editorial pieces and has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio. He is a board member of the Jane Goodall Institute, editorial board member for the Annals of Global Health and an advisor for the Int’l Cancer Expert Corps. He has contributed to the Lancet Commission on the Global Surgery Deficit, is a current commissioner on the Lancet-ISMMS Commission on Pollution, Health and Development and is a member of the Global Sepsis Alliance.

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Elizabeth Mason
Specialist Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Switzerland

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Public Health - Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and has more than 35 years’ experience in Clinical care; Policy and Strategy development; Planning, management, implementation and monitoring of programmes at all levels of the health service. She was Director of the department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO HQ Geneva, for 10 years.  Now is now a consultant and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Global Health, University College London. Her key areas of interest are improving quality of care and making health systems work for mothers and children.

She spent 24 years living and working in the African region. Working in Zimbabwe, at all levels of the health system, before joining WHO, where she worked at country, intercountry and Regional levels. She qualified in Medicine from the University of Leeds, UK, has an MPH from LSHTM, is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, UK.

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Louise C. Mâsse
Professor, University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C43 - Obesity Prevention
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Louise Mâsse is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a level 3 scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI) at the Children’s Hospital in BC. Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Mâsse was the Acting Branch Chief of the Health Promotion Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where she directed the prevention initiatives related to obesity.  Finally, from 1994-2001, Dr. Mâsse was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. Mâsse’s research integrates both population-based strategies (environmental and policies strategies) and behavioural strategies (individual-based psychological strategies) to address the complexity of influences on health behaviours associated with obesity (PA, sedentary, and dietary behaviours). Her population-based research, investigates the hierarchies of factors at school, home, and environment that influence children’s behaviours, especially as they transition from elementary to secondary schools. Her behavioural research takes a socio-ecological perspective to examine various aspects of the household environment that influence children’s behaviours associated with obesity. Dr. Mâsse’s expertise is in psychometric, physical activity, obesity prevention, and evaluation of interventions for treating/preventing obesity in children and adolescents.

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Patrick McGrath
Vice President, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation, IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Professor, Dalhousie University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C43 - Telemedicine
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Patrick McGrath, a child psychologist, clinician-scientist, administrator, mentor and social entrepreneur received his PhD from Queen’s University and worked at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for a decade. At Dalhousie University he started the Clinical Psychology PhD program.  His research has been recognized by him being named an Officer of Order of Canada and election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada and by numerous other awards.

Dr. McGrath’s research is in distance treatment and pain in child health. The Strongest Families Institute www.StrongestFamilies.com,  a not for profit, disseminates the Strongest Families program in Canada, Finland and Vietnam. It won the Mental Health Commission of Canada award for social innovation and the Manning Principal Award as the best innovation in Canada in 2013. He conducted pioneering research on the measurement and psychosocial treatment of pain in children and has published key textbooks in the area. His research has been cited over 20,800 times.

He founded and led the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Dalhousie University and was the Principal Investigator of the CIHR Pain in Child Health Training Program. He currently is the Integrated VP of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation at the IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the two health authorities in Nova Scotia.  He launched the innovative Translating Research into Care grants to promote implementation science in the health system.  His research has been generously funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and other agencies.

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Douglas McMillan
Professor and Interim Head, Division of Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Dalhousie Univeristy and IWK Helath Centre
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE10 - A Taste of Panama – IPA 2019  
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Dr. Doug McMillan is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics (post-retirement) at Dalhousie University and Interim Head of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He is the International Pediatric Association (IPA) 2016 Congress Chair.  In 2015 Dr. McMillan was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics District VIII, Perinatal Pediatrics Section Founders Award and in 2013 he was presented with the Canadian Paediatric Society, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Section, Distinguished Neonatologist Award.

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Peter Meaney
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Peter Andrew Meaney is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Massachusetts. He completed a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and his MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Meaney has published 34 manuscripts and has received grant awards from the American Heart Association, Laerdal Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Dr. Meaney has been a national and international lecturer on resuscitation protocols and education. With his focus on global health, he has developed, administered, and led training at 11 sites in 8 countries. He is currently chairman of the “Saving Children’s Lives” steering committee, whose focus is to develop relevant training for health care workers in low and middle-income countries.  Dr. Meaney has been an invited member of the Pediatric Task Force, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) since 2008, served as committee leadership for the American Heart Association since 2006, and as a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on guidelines for management of critically ill infants and children.

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Maryam Mehtar
Assistant Professor, Division Head, Social Paediatrics - Paediatric School-Based Health, University of Saskatchewan
Canada

Concurrent Session
C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs 
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

e-Poster Symposia
Friday, August 19 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Concurrent Session
C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 202-204

Dr. Mehtar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Saskatchewan. She is the director of the Division of Social Paediatrics/ Paediatric School-based Health in Saskatoon. She is also the Program Director for the Paediatric Residency Program at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Division of Social Paediatrics was established in 2007. The Department of Paediatrics (as part of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan) established a partnership with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division and the Saskatoon Tribal Council, to establish the Paediatric School-Based Clinics - providing access to care for infants/ children/ youth who live with families struggling with issues related to poverty.

She completed her medical school degree in 1989 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her Paediatric Residency at the University of Saskatchewan in 1999.

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Iqbal Memon
Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sir Syed Medical College
Pakistan

Concurrent Session
C46 - The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Prof. Memon was born in Karachi in 1950, and started his medical education in 1967 at DOW Medical College Pakistan. Stayed in USA for 10 years for training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Currently he is the Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Department at Sir Syed Medical College in Karachi Pakistan. Also, serving as honorary Faculty at Aga Khan University in Karachi since October 1990. He is a standing member of International Pediatric Association 2013-2016, also a council member of Asian Pan Pacific Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (APPSPGHAN).

He is also a member of National Technical Advisory Groups [NITAG] for EPI & Polio Pakistan.

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Pierre-André Michaud
Independent Consultant in school and adolescent health, CHUV / University Hospital of Lausanne
Switzerland

Meet the Expert
MTE7 - Eating Disorders in Older Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Management
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 217-219

e-Poster Symposia
Friday, August 19 | 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Concurrent Session
C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Meet the Expert
MTE12 - Meet the Editor:  Tips on Academic Writing and Reviewing
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 202-204

Concurrent Session
C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?  
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

PA Michaud, is professor in adolescent medicine and health of the faculty of biology & medicine of Lausanne, Switzerland. Trained as a general practitioner and fellow in adolescent Medicine, he is the founder of a Swiss university-based research group on adolescent health and his research has focused on the epidemiology of health and lifestyles of adolescents, including areas such as sexual & reproductive health, sports and physical activity, eating disorders, substance use, suicidal conducts and youth friendly health services; he is the authors of ~ 150 peer-reviewed publications and ~30 chapters of book. In 1998, he was appointed as the first director of the Multidisciplinary Unit for Adolescent health at the University hospital of Lausanne, a unit which is, since 2012, a collaborative center of the World Health Organization. He served as the vice dean for medical education in his faculty for seven years. He is the coordinator of Euteach (European Training in Effective Adolescent Care and Health; www.euteach.com), a teaching program specialized in these domains. Currently retired, PA Michaud works as an independent consultant in school & adolescent health and in medical education and is heavily involved in organizing and delivering training sessions on an international scale.

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Alastair J.W. Millar
Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Surgery, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
South Africa

Concurrent Session
C43 - Telemedicine
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Concurrent Session
C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation 
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Alastair Millar qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1972. In the 43 years of his career, 34 years has been spent as a paediatric surgeon, training initially in the United Kingdom and Australia before being appointed to the staff of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, as specialist paediatric surgeon in 1984, where he spent the major part of his professional time. He was appointed Full Professor and Chief Specialist in 2001. He held a Senior Faculty Position in the United Kingdom 2004 - 2007 [Birmingham Children’s Hospital as Clinical Lead in Paediatric Hepatico-pancreatico-biliary Surgery and Professor of Paediatric Transplantation] before returning to Cape Town in 2007 to take up the Charles F.M. Saint Chair in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. He has published extensively on paediatric surgical subjects with a particular interest in transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical oncology, trauma and surgery in Africa. He has authored over 200 articles in peer reviewed journal and contributed to over 40 book chapters. He is currently President of the College of Paediatric Surgeons of South Africa. He was awarded the Sir Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons in 2011 for Outstanding Services to Paediatric Surgery. He retired as Head of Department on January 31, 2013, but remains as Emeritus Professor in a teaching, service and training capacity. He is Secretary General and Treasurer of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons.

He has been married to Sue for 37 years. They have 3 children James, Christopher and Francesca and one grandchild, Cosima.

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Steven Miller
Head, Division of Neurology, Professor, The Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 12 - Early Childhood Development Workshop
Wednesday, August 17 | 13:00 - 16:00

Plenary Session
Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain 
Thursday, August 18 | 16:00 - 17:30
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Miller is Head of the Division of Neurology and Centre for Brain & Mental Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.  He holds the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience. 

Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, his research program focuses on better understanding brain injury and development in the newborn. He and his team use advanced brain imaging and detailed long-term follow-up to understand the impact of critical illness and intensive care therapies on the developing brain.  He has contributed to our understanding of brain abnormalities caused directly by preterm birth, perinatal asphyxia or indirectly by congenital heart disease. Dr. Miller recently served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Research (2013-14)

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Brian Mishara
Director, Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia
Professor, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Canada

Concurrent Session
C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Brian Mishara, Psychology Professor and Director of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia at the Université du Québec à Montréal, is Vice-chairperson of the Trustees of the helpline network, Befrienders Worldwide. His research focuses on the effectiveness of suicide prevention programmes, how children understand suicide, theories of suicidality, ethical issues, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and evaluations of helpline and internet prevention. A founder of Suicide Action Montreal, the Montreal suicide prevention centre, and a past president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, he consults and conducts suicide prevention training internationally and co-edited the 2013 book Suicide Prevention and New Technologies: Evidence Based Practice.

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Neena Modi
President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
UK

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 -  Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, and President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research programme focused on nutritional and other perinatal determinants of life-long health. Her team developed and manage the National Neonatal Research Database, a unique and innovative resource of population wide electronic clinical data on every admission to a neonatal unit in England, Wales and Scotland. This is widely used for health services evaluations, including audit, quality improvement and benchmarking, and for a growing range of research studies by research groups nationally and internationally.

Neena is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals and has also authored a number of chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews.  She directs the well-known “Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care”, a week-long meeting held in London each December that attracts a capacity national and international audience. 

Neena contributes to a number of working parties, and health services and research committees. She has held a large number of national roles including President of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Chair of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group.

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Molly Moore
Pediatric Hospitalist, University of Vermont
USA

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Education

Fellow, Pediatric Global Health Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (2012)
Resident Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC (2010)
M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA (2007)
A.B. Biological Anthropology, magna cum laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (2002)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2013-present)

Clinical Appointments

Pediatric Hospitalist, Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT (2013-present)

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Manuel Moya
Emeritus Prof & Head, University Miguel Hernández
Spain

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 10 -  Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Graduated  with Extraordinary Award in the Faculty of Medicine  of Valencia (Spain), Thesis with 'Magna Cum Laude', Specialist  in Pediatrics and child health of the Spanish National Health Service.  Aggregate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Valencia.

Full Professor of pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Department, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife (Spain). Training in the UK and in US.

Present position: Emeritus Professor  of Pediatrics and Head of the Pediatric Department,  University Miguel Hernández/ HUSJ Alicante(Spain), Chair of the Technical Advisory Panel on Nutrition of the International Pediatric association (IPA),   Member of the IPA Foundation Board of Directors,  Member of FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Academician of the Real Academia de Medicina,  Editor in Chief of the IPA Newsletter,  Referee of national and international pediatric journals, Leader of the Nutritional paradox in Sub-Saharan Africa project.  

Field of interest: Pediatric Nutrition, Obesity, GI disorders.

More than 260 published papers (peer reviewed) on these matters

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Helen Nadel
Head, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, British Columbia Children’s Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C50 - New Technologies for Better Health
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Helen Nadel is a Pediatric Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician currently on staff in the Department of Radiology at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she is Head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at University of British Columbia. While she describes herself as a generalist, she has a particular interest in the area of oncology. Her current interests are in optimizing hybrid imaging protocols for both PET-CT and SPECT-CT in children to ensure that the best diagnostic scan with the lowest radiation exposure is able to be performed as best practice standard of care. She has been invited to speak on hybrid imaging as an expert in her field with Canadian and American board certification as a radiologist, nuclear medicine physician, and American Board of Radiology added qualification in Pediatric Radiology.

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Leyla Namazova-Baranova
Deputy Director, Scientific Center of Children’s Health
Russia

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare 
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Concurrent Session
C23 - Patient and Parent Education
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Meet the Expert
MTE23 - Management of Food Allergies
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Scientific  interests: Pediatrics, allergy,  vaccinology, rehabilitation medicine, public health care

Scientific  membership: President  of the European pediatric association EPA/UNEPSA. Chairman of the Russian association for scientists in the field of pediatrics «The Public Academy of pediatrics», Vice-chairman of the Executive committee of the  Union of pediatricians of Russia, Member of the  Standing Committee of International pediatric association, WHO expert.

Chief editor of “Pediatric pharmacology” (6 times per year)

Member of the editorial board of «World Journal of Paediatrics»,  «Asian Journal of Pediatric Practice», «The Turkish Journal of pediatrics», «Phytoscience»

Since 2006 - head of the department of allergic diseases and clinical immunology at the pediatric faculty of  the Sechenov Moscow  State Medical University.

Since  2010 – head of the pediatrics department at the pediatric faculty of the Russian  National  Research  Medical University.

Leyla Namazova-Baranova was responsible for the development and introduction of new preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative technologies in pediatrics and pediatric allergy, including emergency ones. Her contribution to the creation and implementation of modern approaches in the pediatric health care organization for children with socially important and rare diseases is very significant.

Professor Namazova-Baranova is the chief developer of the Russian State Pediatric Platform (she is responsible for the development of all the Russian Pediatric Scientific work over the next decade).

Since 2011 - coordinator of the WHO and the Russian government Project “Improving the pediatric care in the primary level hospitals” in countries with limited financial resources (Angola, Ethiopia, Kirghizstan and Tajikistan).

Professor  Namazova-Baranova is the author of more than 500 publications, including 50 books, atlases, textbooks, guidelines.

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Flavia Namiiro
Paediatrician, Mulago National Referral Hospital
UGANDA


Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies 
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

A practicing paediatrician/ honorary lecturer at Mulago National Referral Hospital and teaching institution for Makerere college of Health Sciences. Currently based in the busiest neonatal unit in the country for the past 5 years participating in clinical work and research. Actively involved in teaching and supervision of graduate and undergraduate medical students in neonatal health. As master trainer in Helping Babies Breathe, I train, coach/mentor /supervise other health workers in the country both at their facilities and at the national hospital. Best work experience is sending home preterm/low birth weight babies.

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Paul Nathan
Director, AfterCare Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Canada

Concurrent Session
C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation 
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Paul Nathan is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and Clinician Investigator at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he directs the Cancer Survivor Program. His research program focuses on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer. This includes a studies investigating specific long-term toxicities of cancer therapy such as heart disease and second cancers, as well on the utilization of health care resources by adults survivors of childhood and adolescent/young adult cancers. He is a member of the steering committees of several North American research groups focused on survivorship, and is involved with several multi-national collaborations that are developing consensus guidelines for the life-long care of cancer survivors.

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David Nichols
President and CEO, American Board of Pediatric
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 -  Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. David G. Nichols graduated with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then completed a pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. An interest in pediatric critical care medicine, prompted him to pursue an anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to CHOP for a fellowship in pediatric critical care. After completion of training, Dr. Nichols moved to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as assistant professor, where he subsequently became director of the PICU, division director, and professor of of pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine. In 2005, he was named the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor and Vice Dean for Education of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Nichols’ career has focused on training, medical education and mentorship. He is the editor-in-chief of several textbooks in his field including Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, the Golden Hour – The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, and the Roger’s Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, now in its 5th edition. In addition to training and mentoring nearly 60 pediatric critical care fellows, he has lectured and taught critical care all over the world. As Vice-Dean for Education, he oversaw the creation of the new Hopkins Genes to Society medical education curriculum, the design of Armstrong Medical Education Building, and the development of a state-of-the-art simulation center among many other initiatives. Dr. Nichols is the recipient of two of the highest honors in his field – the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Distinguished Career Award and the Society for Critical Care Medicine Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award.

In December of 2012, Dr. Nichols became president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics with responsibility for the initial and continuing certification of approximately 80,000 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in the United States based on “standards of excellence that lead to high quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood” (ABP mission statement).

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Susan Nermeyer
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine,
USA

Abstract Session
Abstract 2
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 205-207

 

 

Susan Niermeyer, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Neonatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Center.  She practices and teaches at Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, and community hospital nurseries in the Denver area.  She also serves as faculty in epidemiology and the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. 

Susan’s clinical and educational areas of emphasis include neonatal resuscitation, cardiopulmonary physiology in infancy, and global neonatal survival.  She has served as co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee and editor of the ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) neonatal resuscitation guidelines in 2000.  She currently serves as editor-in-chief for Helping Babies Breathe, the AAP educational program for neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings, and continuity editor for the suite of Helping Babies Survive programs, including also Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies.

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Shane Norris
Research Professor, MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,
Department of Pediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Concurrent Session
C4 - How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice 
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Shane Norris extensive research experience in longitudinal birth cohort studies and population and non-communicable disease epidemiology. He is the Director of the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit. Shane is the lead Investigator of the Soweto First 1000 Days Cohort and co-principal Investigator of the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort, which is Africa’s longest running cohort study. Shane’s research expertise and interest includes: (i) maternal and child health, (ii) child nutrition, growth, and body composition; and (ii) intergenerational transmission of obesity and metabolic disease risk.

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Isaac Odame
Professor of Paediatrics and Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network in the Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE14 - Sickle Cell Disease: Global Impact, Progress & Challenges in Management
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Odame is a Staff Physician in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Centre for Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He is Professor and Director of the combined Division of Adult and Pediatric Hematology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  He holds the Alexandra Yeo Chair in Hematology in the University of Toronto.

The focus of Odame’s academic work and clinical care are patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemias and other hematological disorders. Currently, Odame is the Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network based at the Hospital for Sick Children, Centre for Global Child Health that is committed to building enduring collaborations between clinicians and scientists worldwide. Under his leadership sickle cell disease clinicians/scientists across Africa, Middle East, India, Europe, North and South America are working more collaboratively in research initiatives aimed at delivering interventions that are evidence-based, cost-effective and sustainable over the long-term, particularly in low-income countries with the highest disease burden.

Odame was previously Associate Professor at McMaster University where he was also the Director of the Residency Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a medical graduate of the University of Ghana and undertook his specialty training in pediatrics and hematology/hematopathology in the UK.

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Karen Olness
Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 8 - Helping Children in Disaster Time
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Concurrent Session
C20 - Pediatricians’ Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Olness is board certified in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.  Her special interests are pain management in children, teaching self regulation to chronically ill children, cognitive impairment in children, and management of disasters as they impact children. She has been a volunteer helping children in humanitarian emergencies in Laos, Thailand, Haiti, Pakistan, the Congo, Rwanda, Turkey, El Salvador, and Albania.

In 1996 she initiated programs to train relief workers about the special needs of children in disasters. These workshops continue annually at CWRU and have been presented in 15 countries. She has written more than 150 articles, chapters and books, and has been president of five national professional societies including the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  She is past chair of the International Child Health Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the IPA Technical Advisory committee on Children in Humanitarian Emergencies. She served on many National Institutes of Health study sections and is Medical Director of Health Frontiers, an all volunteer NGO which developed and is supporting pediatric residency training programs in Laos, and training in disaster management: focus on children.

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Olayinka Omigbodun
Professor of Psychiatry/Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Ibadan
Nigeria

Concurrent Session
C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Plenary Session
Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges
Sunday, August 21 | 8:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Olayinka Omigbodun is Professor and Head of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Honorary Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. She is the Pioneer Director of the University’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH, www.ccamh.ui.edu.ng), a multidisciplinary Centre for training, research and service in child and adolescent mental health. CCAMH enjoys the richness and diversity of course leaders and tutors from seven faculties in the University and from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. She is Chief Examiner for the Faculty of Psychiatry in the West African College of Physicians (WACP) and the Immediate Past-President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP; www.iacapap.org).

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Horacio Osiovich
Division Head of Neonatology, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
CANADA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 3 - Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns Course - ACoRN
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00

Graduated from Medical School at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He completed his Pediatrics Residency at University of Buenos Aires and at Queen’s University in Canada.

He completed a Research Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Miami and a Clinical Fellowship in Neonatology at University of British Columbia.

He is currently the Division Head of Neonatology at Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia.  Dr. Osiovich is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of British Columbia.

The main focus of his research covers aspects related to infection, cardiac and respiratory problems of the newborns.

Dr. Osiovich is also interested in medical education. He served as Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at University of Alberta and at University of British Columbia.

Dr. Osiovich is involved in developing and disseminating the ACoRN Program in Canada and Latin America.

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Vikram Patel
Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health Foundation of India
India

Plenary Session
Plenary 3 - The Promise of Global Adolescent Health
Friday, August 19 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Vikram Patel is a Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK). He is the Joint Director of the School’s Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions, based at the Public Health Foundation where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is a co-founder of Sangath, a community based NGO head-quartered in Goa (www.sangath.com). He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and serves on the WHO’s Expert Advisory Group for Mental Health; he was a member of the Mental Health Policy Group of the Government of India and serves on the Institute Body of the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences, India.

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Janna Patterson
Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
USA

Concurrent Session
C4 - How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice 
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Janna Patterson is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) team. She manages a portfolio of grants on neonatal health ranging from the prevention and treatment of newborn sepsis to care of the preterm infant, including kangaroo mother care. Dr. Patterson is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a practicing neonatologist and researcher on faculty at the University of Washington. Her research in Kenya focused on transplacental transfer of antibodies to respiratory pathogens in the mother-infant dyad. Her peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters are focused on maternal-neonatal infections, HIV, and prematurity. Previously, Dr. Patterson spent several years living and working in Tanzania including work as a Programme Officer at the Tanzania Public Health Association, and she remains fluent in Swahili. Her education includes a B.A. in African Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MD and MPH from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, with graduate medical studies at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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George Patton
Director, Adolescent Health Research, University of Melbourne
Australia

Plenary Session
Plenary 3 - The Promise of Global Adolescent Health
Friday, August 19 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

George Patton is Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at the University of Melbourne and NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.  He is an epidemiologist with a clinical background in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has both domestic and global focus in his work.  In Australia, he has led a series of long term longitudinal studies dealing with the emergence of health risks in childhood and adolescence, and their consequences in later life and for the next generation.  He has also been engaged in large scale prevention trials in community and schools settings, as well as trials of health interventions in primary care.  Globally he has played a lead role in the first studies of death, burden of disease and health risks in adolescents.  He has led two series in adolescent health for the Lancet and is the Chair of a Lancet Commission in Adolescent Health and Well-being. He has had advisory roles with the UN, World Health Organization, the World Bank and UNICEF.

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Gary Pekeles
Director, Northern and Native Child Health Program, McGill University/Montreal Children's Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C5 - Early life experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Gary Pekeles is the Director of the Northern and Native Child Health Program of McGill University and the Montreal Children's Hospital. He has been a leader in pediatric postgraduate education throughout his career. He has worked as a doctor and teacher in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. He consulted in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He was the vice president of the International Union of Circumpolar Health and he was president of the Canadian Paediatric Society.

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James Perrin
John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Harvard Medical School
USA

Concurrent Session
C32 - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Treatment
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Plenary Session
Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges
Sunday, August 21 | 8:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

James M. Perrin, MD, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, having previously headed a similar division at Vanderbilt.  He holds the John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics at the MGH.  He was president (2014) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chair of its Committee on Children with Disabilities, and past president of the Ambulatory (Academic) Pediatric Association.  He co-chaired an AAP committee to develop practice guidelines for ADHD.  He directed the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health for seven years.  Dr. Perrin was founding editor of Academic Pediatrics.  He spent two years in Washington working on rural primary care and migrant health.  After fellowship at Rochester, he ran a rural community health center in upstate New York. 


He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research and also served as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  A graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, he had residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester and held faculty appointments at Rochester and Vanderbilt.

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Shanti Raman
Community Paediatrician for Child Protection, South Western Sydney Local Health District
Australia

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 13:00

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dr Shanti Raman is a paediatrician, with sub-speciality training in epidemiology and public health. Her special interests include health of migrants and refugees, poverty, international maternal, newborn and child health, indigenous child health, child rights, violence against women and children, and quality and safety in health.  As the paediatrician in charge of Child Protection services in South Western Sydney, she is responsible for the development and coordination of a Child Protection Medical Service across the area, providing professional development in clinical aspects of Child Protection and providing academic leadership in Community Child Health. She also provides consultant paediatric services to Aboriginal communities in rural and remote Australia. She has established a number of specialised clinics for vulnerable children, including refugee children, indigenous children, and children in foster care. She is a passionate advocate for children on the margins and has been involved with policy development and advocacy at state, national, and international levels, promoting a rights-based perspective to child health and population health. Dr Raman has maintained a strong interest in international health, provided consultancy services in international maternal, newborn and child health, worked on population based research projects in India and been involved in teaching public health.

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Karen Remley
Executive Director, CEO, The American Academy of Pediatrics
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr Karen Remley took the lead as the executive director/CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics in July 2015.  ..  She She She is the first female CEO of the AAP, an organization that represents 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.

Dr. Remley was formerly the chief medical director of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia. From 2008 to 2012, she served as commissioner of health for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her career includes senior leadership positions for several healthcare organizations, including Operation Smile Inc., Physicians for Peace, and Sentara Healthcare. She was the founding director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School,. Dr. Remley earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Dr. Remley earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed her pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She began her career in a small pediatric practice and worked for 15 years as an attending physician in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.

She is married to John Onufer, M.D., and they have two daughters.

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Joan Robinson
Divisional Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

Concurrent Session
C33 - Hot Topics
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Concurrent Session
C45 - Male Circumcision: a Debatable Issue
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Joan Robinson grew up on a farm near Innisfail, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from medical school at the University of Alberta, interned at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC and then completed her pediatrics residency at BC Children’s Hospital. She returned to Edmonton to train in pediatric infectious diseases and has been on staff at the University of Alberta Hospital since 1991. She is currently chair of the Pediatric Trainee Research Committee and electives coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Alberta. She is Chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society Infectious Diseases & Immunization Committee. She loves teaching trainees, doing research to try to answer practical questions, but most of all seeing patients.

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Jamie Rose Rodas
Global Health Program Coordinator, University of Toronto
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Jamie Rose Rodas is a youth representative of the NCD Child Governing Council and an international consultant. She joined NCD Child in early 2013 with the inaugural secretariat, Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN), as the program manager. She continues to sit on CLAN's General Committee. Trained in global health and public health, she has worked on health promotion, health education, community engagement and capacity building projects in Canada and abroad. Rose holds a position at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Global Health Program with a work focus on equitable primary health care systems, social justice, and vulnerable populations.  Rose speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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Paul Rogers
Professor/Consultant, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, BC Childrens Hospital & University of British Columbia
Canada

Concurrent Session
C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Paul Rogers BSc, MBChB, DCH, FRCPC, FRCP(Lond), MBA is a Clinical Professor, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT at the University of British Columbia. For the past 30 years, Dr. Rogers has worked in tertiary, university affiliated hospitals with clinical, teaching, research (clinical trials) and administrative responsibilities. He is the former Head of the Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT at BC Children's Hospital. He has also been a Principal investigator with the Children's Cancer Study Group, the largest co-operative pediatric clinical trials group in North America, now known as the Children's Oncology Group (COG).  He is the former Chairman of the Nutritional Committee for the COG, which develops nutritional clinical and translational research and intervention studies for children with malignancies.

Currently he is a co-chair of the Canadian National Task force for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients with cancer. This taskforce has developed specific recommendations for changing the care of this unique cohort of cancer patients. He is the Secretary General on the Board of The International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and involved with the SIOP Pediatric Oncology in developing Countries Committee (PODC).

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Leslie Rourke
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Canada

Concurrent Session
C7 - Pediatric Care – Evidence Based or Eminence Based
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Leslie Rourke (MD, CCFP, FCFP, MClSc) has been a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada since 2005.  She is currently a Clinical Professor in the Disciplines of Family Medicine (primary) and Pediatrics (secondary).    

Prior to 2005 Dr. Rourke  was a rural family doctor/general practitioner for 25 years in Goderich Ontario, and a Family Medicine faculty member at Western University, London Ontario, where she obtained her MD (1977), CCFP (1979), and MClinSc in Family Medicine (1996). Dr. Rourke has authored over 40 journal articles and 8 book chapters.

Dr. Rourke’s major professional/research interest is knowledge enablement of preventive paediatric care of young children.  She and her husband, Dr. James Rourke, first published the Rourke Baby Record in 1985.  Now co-authored with Dr Denis Leduc, McGill University paediatrician, it is a validated evidence-based health maintenance guide, which has become the Canadian gold standard for well-baby/well-child care from 1 week to 5 years of age.

Dr. Rourke was also extensively educated in well-baby/well-child issues by her three now-grown children.  She is delighted to be immersed in a “refresher course” with her first grandchild born in July 2015.

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Francis Rushton
Medical Director, South Carolina QTIP
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:  Leadership Advocacy Workshop
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 12:00

Dr. Rushton provided clinical care for 32 years at Beaufort Pediatrics, PA and is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina. He is employed as the Medical Director for QTIP (Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics), South Carolina’s CHIPRA QI grant.  His academic interests include community pediatrics, early brain development, psychosocial screening, group well-child visits and integrated early childhood services that promote optimal social and emotional health. He authored Family Support in Community Pediatrics: Confronting the Challenge in 1998.Prior to moving to South Carolina, Francis worked for the National Health Service Corps in Tennessee. He has served in a variety of positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics and until recently was a member of its Board of Directors.  Dr. Rushton also consults with the PHIIT (Pediatric Health Improvement In Tennessee) quality improvement collaborative and serves on the Jefferson County (AL) Child Development Council. Over the past year has been involved with the Survive and Thrive Initiative in Myanmar and Malawi focused on perinatal asphyxia and under 5 childhood mortality.

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Christiana Russ
Associate Director,  Intermediate Care, Director of Global Health Rotations, Boston Children's Hospital
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. Christiana Russ is a pediatric hospitalist and Associate Medical Director of the Intermediate Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital, Co-chair of the Academy for Community and Global Health at Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP), and co-Leader of the Global Health Pediatric Education Group in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.  Dr. Russ’s academic interest is in identifying strategies for improving clinical education for health care workers who work in resource limited settings, and expanding global opportunities for training in pediatrics.  Her recent projects include a qualitative study about how guest faculty are perceived by local faculty and trainees in East Africa, and a mixed methods study about how new pediatric residency programs develop.  Her clinical interest is in intermediate care units, which provide care to complex or critically ill children requiring intense nursing and monitoring.

Dr. Russ completed a BS in systems science engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and an MD at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in 2007, a DTMH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009, and the Harvard Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education in 2010.

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Ramesh Sachdeva
Professor of Pediatrics & Sr. VP Strategic Affairs, Upstate Medical Univeristy State University of New York
USA

Concurrent Session
C4 - How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dr. Sachdeva is currently the Senior Vice President for Strategic Affairs at the Upstate Medical University, State University of New York, in Syracuse, NY. In this role he is developing an organization wide approach for integrating the education, research, and clinical care activities across the university to impact population health by ieveraging strategies of quality, outcomes, innocation, and big data.

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Haroon Saloojee
Personal Professor, Division of Community Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Haroon Saloojee is a full (personal) professor and head of the Division of Community Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a clinical unit head at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto. His areas of expertise include child nutrition, population health, health science education, health systems organisation and clinical trial design and monitoring.

He is a past president of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa and the South African Child Health Priorities Association, and an executive member of the South African Paediatric Association. He is an executive member of the Global Paediatric Education Consortium. His medical education interests include curriculum design, assessment and competency-based approaches. He has served as an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in Namibia, Malawi, Mauritius, Kuwait and Bahrain among others.  

He serves on two South African ministerial committees - one on child mortality and morbidity, and another on immunisation. He has offered technical support to various World Health Organization maternal and child health technical committees. He currently serves on several data monitoring committees, including the African Data and Safety Monitoring Board of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Division of AIDS.

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Shubhayan Sanatani
Head, Division of Cardiology, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE25 - Cardiac Rhythm Disorders in Pediatrics   
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 118-120

Dr Shubhayan Sanatani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist at the Children’s Heart Centre. He completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia and went on to do a Pediatrics Residency at Queen’s University before returning to do a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship. Following this, he pursued further subspecialty training in Electrophysiology at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and St. Paul’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2001 and was the Director of the Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Services at the Children’s Heart Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital until he became Division Head in January of 2015.

Dr. Sanatani has a clinical and research focus in electrophysiology. He has a special interest in supraventricular tachycardia, post-operative arrhythmias, and sudden death. He has numerous publications and holds several research grants investigating arrhythmias. Apart from his academic responsibilities, Dr Sanatani is a member of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Executive and is the current Vice-President of Research of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society.

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Susan Sawyer
Director, Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne
Australia

Plenary Session
Plenary 3 - The Promise of Global Adolescent Health
Friday, August 19 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Concurrent Session
C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Professor Susan M Sawyer holds the Geoff and Helen Handbury Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she is the director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital, a World Health Organisation collaborating centre on Adolescent Health. She is a Commissioner for the 2016 Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing and co-led the 1st and 2nd series on Adolescent Health for the Lancet. A paediatrician by training, she has published over 200 peer review publications, 35 book chapters and a recent textbook. Her clinical and research interests have largely focused on reorientating health services and health professionals to deliver higher quality care to adolescents and young adults.

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Saleem Sayani
Director eHealth Resource Center, Aga Khan University
Pakistan

Concurrent Session
C43 - Telemedicine
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Saleem Sayani is an Information Technology executive, Programme/Product Manager and a Strategic Consultant with over 25 years of international experience in delivering innovative technology solutions that drive change and business success in cross-cultural environments.

He is currently serving as the Director at the Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre (AKDN eHRC), where he leads and manages eHealth systems and a portfolio of innovative eHealth projects, programmes and solutions agreed by the AKDN health institutions. He provides leadership, strategic direction and guidance for the Centre to deliver health care services and learning programmes in South and Central Asia and Africa.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Management Information Systems from the North Central University, USA and is a Masters of Network and Communications Management (MNCM). He also completed the Innovative CIO course from the Stanford University.

Prior to joining AKDN eHRC, Saleem served as the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland, USA. There, his division was responsible for providing support to 24 Counties with over 9000 business clients.

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Neil Schechter
Director, Chronic Pain Program, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
USA

Concurrent Session
C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Neil Schechter is presently Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School and Senior Associate in Pain Medicine at the Children's Hospital Boston.  He directs the Chronic Pain Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston and is an attending physician in the Functional Abdominal Pain Clinic   He is board certified in pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics. 

Dr. Schechter has authored over 100 articles, both original research and reviews.  He is the senior editor of Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, a major multi-disciplinary textbook in the area of pediatric pain, and serves on a number of editorial boards.  He has served on a number of expert and scientific committees at the national and international level including the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care and recently, the Rome Committee on Functional Gastrointestinal Pain Disorders.  He serves as president of ChildKind, a global initiative to reduce pain in children’s healthcare institutions.  His contribution to the field has been recognized by his receipt of the Jeffrey Lawson Award of the American Pain Society in recognition of his efforts to improve the management of pain in children.  His research has focused on common pediatric pain problems, pain in chronic disease, and strategies to improve pain management.

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David Schonfeld
Professor of the Practice, School of Social Work and Pediatrics
Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
USA

Concurrent Session
C20 - Pediatricians’ Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, located at the University of Southern California School of Social Work.  He is Professor of the Practice in the School of Social Work and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  Dr. Schonfeld is also a member the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and served as a Commissioner for both the National Commission on Children and Disasters and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in CT; he was the President of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics from 2006-7.  Dr. Schonfeld has provided consultation and training on school crisis and pediatric bereavement in the aftermath of a number of school crisis events and disasters within the United States and abroad, including school and community shootings in Newtown, CT, Marysville, WA, Aurora, CO and Chardon, OH; flooding from Hurricanes Sandy in NYC and NJ, Katrina in New Orleans and Ike in Galveston; tornadoes in Joplin, MO and Alabama; and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China.

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Kathleen Schroeder
Senior Environmental Employee, National Older Workers Career Center
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 6 - Protect the Children!  What You Can Do to Prevent Environmental Hazards from Harming Children
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Kathleen Schroeder is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. She completed a pediatric residency at University of Michigan Affiliated Hospitals in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She practiced a primary care pediatrics in Massachusetts, Ohio, and Michigan. She currently works as a Senior Environmental Employee in the Office of Childrens’ Health Protection, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

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Robert Schroth
Associate Professor & Clinician Scientist, University of Manitoba
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE16 - Detection and Treatment of Oral Health Problems 
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
Concurrent 52 - Oral Health
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 211

Dr. Robert Schroth (DMD MSc PhD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Dental Science (College of Dentistry) and the Departments of Pediatrics & Child Health and Community Health Sciences (College of Medicine) at the University of Manitoba. He is also a research scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Dr. Schroth is a dental clinician-scientist, practicing out of two inner city community-based dental clinics in Winnipeg. His research focuses on early childhood oral health and the epidemiology of Early Childhood Caries (ECC) in at-risk populations particularly among Indigenous children. Some of his work has examined the role of prenatal factors, including vitamin D levels, on the oral health of infants and preschool children. His research has also documented associations between ECC and poor nutritional status. He also co-facilitates an early childhood oral health promotion and ECC prevention project in Manitoba, Healthy Smile Happy Child, which uses community development principles to promote oral health, and includes program evaluation and research.

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Aidan Scott
Founder, Speakbox
Canada

Plenary Session
Plenary 9 - New Frontiers in Media and Communication Technologies
Monday, August 22 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Like you, Aidan is an architect, not of buildings but of ideas. Aidan’s big idea is to bring transformation to Mental Health through "data that speaks". The world is continually becoming more digitally connected and with digital advancement comes increasingly accessible devices to track our personal health data. Aidan believes this data is wasted and in some cases even causes guilty relations with our devices. Aidan is currently developing a technology disruption which collects data on stress and activity followed by a personalized coaching session where users work with trained coaches to set goals, identify stressors in their lives, and become active participants in their lives.

Growing up Aidan overcame years of childhood abuse. Setting goals, and seeing challenges as learning opportunities helped him overcome even the most difficult days. Recovered and ready for change Aidan is now the founder of Speakbox a project aimed at merging technology and people for a better tomorrow. Recent TEDx speaker, an avid runner, and competitive Dragon Boater, Aidan brings balance to his endeavors through his love of being in motion on land and water.

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Elizabeth Sellers
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Canada

Concurrent Session
C26 - Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Elizabeth Sellers undertook her undergraduate medical training at the University of Western Ontario in London, her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and pediatric endocrine training at McGill University in Montreal. She completed the research component of her endocrine training in Manitoba, undertaking a Masters of Science in Community Health Sciences. Her thesis work revolved around the evolving epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children and youth with an emphasis on Indigenous populations. She is currently an Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. As a clinician and clinical researcher, her primary focus has been the epidemiology, pathophysiology, complications, treatment and support of youth with type 2 diabetes with a particular interest in Indigenous populations. Dr. Sellers is privileged to work with the interprofessional team at the Diabetes Education resource for Children and Adolescents in Winnipeg.

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Prakesh Shah
Neonatal Intensivist, Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Toronto
Canada

Concurrent Session
C4 - How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Concurrent Session
C18 - Informatics to improve Child Health
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C40 - Best Start For Our Newest Global Citizens
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dr Prakesh Shah is a Professor in Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, Canada. He holds an Applied Research Chair from CIHR in Reproductive and Child Health Services Research. Currently, he is the director of the Canadian Neonatal Network and an International Network for Evaluation of Outcomes of Neonates whereby he oversees a project of benchmarking outcomes of very low birth weight neonates in eleven countries with population-based neonatal networks with a final aim of improving quality of care across 240 NICUs participating in the network. His areas of interest include Patient and Disease oriented research in neonatal-perinatal medicine, Health services and epidemiological research in Maternal-Newborn care, Knowledge synthesis and Quality improvement. He has published >240 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, >20 book chapters and >20 monographs.

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Dorothy Shaw
Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Canada

Concurrent Session
C40 - Best Start For Our Newest Global Citizens 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Dorothy Shaw, (MBChB, FRCSC, FRCOG, CEC, CCPE) is the Vice President, Medical Affairs for British Columbia’s Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, responsible for quality and safety in patient care using patient-centred, cost-effective approaches.  She is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Previous leadership roles at UBC include Associate Dean, Equity and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shaw is academically recognized through many peer reviewed papers and chapters, as well as the Executive Producer of an award winning film on insights into FGM. She is recognized for her contributions to the health and rights of women in Canada and globally and the recipient of several prestigious awards..

Dr. Shaw is Past President of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (1991-1992) and was the first woman President of FIGO from 2006-2009. She was the inaugural chair of the FIGO Committee for Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights from 2000-2003. Dr. Shaw has been a spokesperson for the Partnership for Maternal Newborn Child Health and is engaged in civil society advocacy related to global Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health. She was the inaugural chair of the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health from 2010-2014.

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Kunling Shen
Professor, Immediate Past President of Chinese Pediatric Society, Beijing Children’s Hospital, Capital Medical University
China

Concurrent Session
C44 - Ebola and Emerging Infections 
Sunday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

Kunling Shen, pediatric consultant, PhD of Pediatrics, professor of Capital Medical University, President of National Pediatric Medication Consultation Committee. Immediate Past President of Chinese Pediatric Society, Chairman of Chinese Pediatric Pulmonology Society. Standing Committee Member of International Pediatric Society. President-elect of Asian Pediatric Pulmonology Soceity. Prof Shen got her bachelor degree in the major of medicine and pediatrics in Capital Medical University in 1982, and then got her PhD majored in pediatrics and virology in 1993. She has been working in Beijing Children's Hospital and specialized in respiratory, virology and sleep medicine ever since then. She was a WHO clinical fellow in Department of Respiratory Medicine in New Children's Hospital of Australia in 1998 and a visiting scholar in University of Wisconsin in USA in 2000. She has carried out numerous projects and studies in respiratory, virology and sleep medicine and published more one hundred papers in the above aspects. Prof Shen is the vice chief editors of Chinese Journal of Practical Pediatrics, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics and some other medical journals and associated editor of Pediatric Pulmonology.

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Philip Sherman
Clinician-Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE4 - What is New in Nutrition?
Thursday, August 18 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Philip Sherman is a Professor of Paediatrics, Microbiology & Dentistry at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto where he has been on faculty since 1984. Sherman is a Past-President of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and a Past-President of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.  He is the recipient of a Canada Research Chair (tier 1) in Gastrointestinal Disease (2001-22).  His research interests focus on epithelial cell signal transduction responses to pathogenic, commensal and probiotic bacteria. Sherman is Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes.

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Michael Shevell
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
Pediatrician-in-Chief, Montreal Children’s Hospital of the
McGill University Health Center
Canada

Concurrent Session
C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Dr. Shevell is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), since November 1, 2011.He has also been appointed as theInaugural Harvey Guyda Chairin Pediatrics as of January 1, 2012.

Dr. Shevell has an active clinical research program focusing on issues related to neonatal neurology and children with, or at-risk for neurodevelopmental sequelae, in particular cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. He has presently close to 250 peer-reviewed publications and over 60 book chapters/invited papers published. He has edited or co-edited 6 monographs on topics related to child neurology (Seminars in Pediatric Neurology) and has edited the multi-authored textbooks “Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations” (2009) and “Acquired Brain Injury in the Fetus and Newborn” (2012).  He was the lead author on the American Academy of Neurology/Child Neurology Society Practice Parameter on global developmental delay and co-author of its statement on cerebral palsy. A former President of the Canadian Association of Child Neurology, he presently serves on the Executive Board of the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA). He was Chair of the Scientific Programming Committee of ICNA’s 2006 and 2014 World Congress. He was the original Lead Investigator of the Cerebral Palsy Demonstration Project of the NeuroDevNet Network of Centre of Excellence and presently co-directs the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry.

Dr. Shevell was the 2014 recipient of the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society (CNS).  Also in 2014, Dr. Shevell was inducted into the prestigious Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as a Fellow.

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Hal Siden
Medical Director, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice & BC Children’s Hospital
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE19 - Perspectives in Palliative Care 
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Dr. Harold (Hal) Siden is Medical Director of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (www.canuckplace.org), As Medical Director at Canuck Place, he directs the physician team, research, education programs and the care of over 600 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families

Dr. Siden is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), with a joint appointment in the Inter-Departmental Division of Palliative Medicine. Additionally, he is a Senior Associate Clinician Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute (www.cfri.ca)  and is Principle Investigator on many research projects. He is an Attending Physician at BC Children’s Hospital. (www.bcchildrens.ca).

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Nalini Singhal
Prof. Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17 | 08:00 - 17:00

Concurrent Session
C11 - Neonatology: Education
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Concurrent Session
C19 - Best Care For The Newborn
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Nalini Singhal is a Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics and she is a staff Neonatologist for Alberta Health Services.  Dr. Singhal mentors junior faculty.  Helping them develop research programs both locally, nationally and internationally.

She was the Associate Editor of Helping babies Breathe an international program for meeting the Millennium Development goal 4 of decreasing neonatal mortality in the world.  This is now being implemented in over 60 countries and has started to demonstrate a fall in neonatal mortality.  She is also the associate editor for Essential Newborn Care program. She is the Editor of Essential care of Small Babies.

She is the technical lead for Healthy Child Uganda which is helping decrease under 2 mortality in South Western Uganda and coinvestigator for a large grant to scale up Maternal Child Health(MAMATOTO) in Tanzania.

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Gary A. Smith
President, Child Injury Prevention Alliance, Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio State University College of Medicine
USA

Concurrent Session
C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Gary A. Smith is Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the Ohio State University.  He is founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is one of the Injury Control Research Centers funded by the CDC.  Dr. Smith is board certified in the specialties of pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health, and in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine.  In addition to his clinical training, he holds MPH and DrPH degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Smith has been an active researcher and advocate in the field of injury for more than 30 years, and has received numerous national and international awards for his work.  He has published more than 150 injury-related articles in scientific journals.  He was named as the first recipient of the Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research in 2007.  His research and advocacy work focus on the prevention of injuries to children and adolescents nationally and globally. He is president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance and president of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.

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Alfonso Solimano
Neonatologist, BC Women's Hospital, University of British Columbia
Canada

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 3 - Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns Course - ACoRNs
Tuesday, August 16 | 08:00 - 17:00

Born and raised in Lima Peru, Dr. Solimano attended Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia after which he went to Chicago "for three years" in order to do a Residency in Pediatrics.  In Chicago he discovered Neonatology and this brought him to Toronto, where he did his fellowship in neonatology under Dr. Paul Swyer did research with Dr. AC Bryan in high frequency oscillation and respiratory physiology at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Things got difficult in Peru in the 80s so Dr. Solimano came to the brand new BC Children's Hospital and NICU in Vancouver "until the storm was over".  Little did he now of "the Vancouver trap";  everything about Vancouver and his first real job proved impossble to consider giving up…  and here we are still.

Dr. Solimano is Medical Director, Neonatal Program, BC Women's Hospital, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UBC.    He has been involved in the steering and execution of large landmark multicenter trials including in nitric oxide for neonatal hypoxic respiratory failure (NINOS and Early INO), the indomethacin trial (TIPP), caffeine for apnea of prematurity (CAP), the Canadian Oxygen Trial (COT), and was site investigator for the ICE trial.  He was the Chair of the HSFC/CPS Neonatal Resuscitation Program and liaison with the AAP NRP Committee and ILCOR from 1988 to 2000.  Itit was during this long stretch with NRP that he and other likeminded Canadians started developing ACoRN in order to systematically answer to the question: "so after those ten minutes of resuscitation, what do we do?"

ACoRN is now an internationally taught program whose content has been contributed to internationally, and whose second edition is being developed under the auspices of the Canadian Paediatric Society, to which ACoRN now belongs.   Outside of Canada, ACoRN is best established in Mexico and Argentina.  

Dr. Solimano has been Chair of the CPS Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, and chaired for ten years the Board and Executive of the ACoRN Neonatal Society.

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Richard Stanwick
Chief Medical Health Officer, Island Health
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE15 - How to be an Advocate for Children and Youth 
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 205-207

Abstract Session
Abstract 5
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 205-207

Concurrent Session
C45 - Male Circumcision: a Debatable Issue 
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 202-204

Concurrent Session
C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 211

Dr. Richard Stanwick is currently the Chief Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, formerly the Capital Health Region, in Victoria. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He completed his medical school training and received his Fellowship in Pediatrics after training at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. He did a Fellowship in Community Pediatrics at McGill University, where he also received his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Health. On his return to Manitoba, Dr. Stanwick acquired his Fellowship in Community Medicine and rose to the rank of Full Professor at the University of Manitoba. He spent two years with the Province of Manitoba, including one as the Acting Provincial Epidemiologist. He became the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Winnipeg in 1990, a post he held for five years. He joined the Capital Regional District in September 1995 and the Capital Health Region, now known as the Vancouver Island Health Authority, in April 1997. 

Dr. Stanwick has done considerable research in the area of injury control, particularly in the area of burn prevention and advocacy. He was recognized by the Canadian Public Health Association in July 1997 with an Honorary Life Membership for his contributions to Public Health, and in particular injury prevention.

Dr. Stanwick has been a leader in developing smoke free legislation including the “Clean Air Bylaw”, a bylaw to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke, currently in place in the Capital Regional District.

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Donna Staton
Program Director, International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH), Section of International Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics
USA

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding and Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

I am a general pediatrician with a Master’s Degree in Global Health from Harvard University, who practiced primary care pediatrics in the Boston area for 22 years, then relocated to the San Francisco Bay area in 2010.  Throughout my career I’ve worked internationally in a variety of child health programs in several developing countries including Comoros Islands (East Africa), Haiti, Chad and Liberia.  While some of my work has involved short-term clinical work abroad, I’ve also worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as the field coordinator for a Zinc/Diarrhea Control Project in a large Sudanese refugee camp in Chad.  I am an active member and Past Chair of the Section on International Child Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2013-2014 I worked as a curriculum developer for an innovative digital newborn care training initiative in Liberia and South Africa with Global Strategies (www.globalstrategies.org).

I am currently the Program Director for the International Community Access to Child Health Grant Program (ICATCH) of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As an ICATCH founder, I am proud of its contributions over the years to improving child health around the world.

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Martin Stein
Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
USA


Concurrent Session
C7 - Pediatric Care – Evidence Based or Eminence Based
Thursday, August 18 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Concurrent Session
C12 - Effective Parenting
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Martin Stein was educated at the University of California Berkeley (AB History) and the University of California Irvine (MD).  He received his pediatric training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Stein has been a clinician and educator in the Department of Pediatrics and the University of California San Diego School of  Medicine since 1975.  He directed the Division of General Pediatrics and the faculty practice.  Dr. Stein has received numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents in pediatrics and family medicine.  While serving as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Dr. Stein edited the Academy’s Guidelines for Health Supervision III.  His major academic interest has been the development of methods to incorporate concepts about child development and behavioral pediatrics into educational models and the practice of primary care pediatrics.  He co-authored the book, Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development (4th edition). He is the section editor for “challenging cases” in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; these cases were selected for publication in 3 supplements to Pediatrics.  Dr. Stein is a past-president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and co-chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics committee that developed the Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD.   Dr. Stein is a recipient of the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his contributions in the field of child development. He continues to teach medical students, residents and fellows in both general pediatrics and developmental-behavioral pediatrics at the University of California San Diego and the Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Developmental and Community Health.

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Susannah Stern
Professor, University of San Diego
USA

Plenary Session
Plenary 9 - New Frontiers in Media and Communication Technologies
Monday, August 22 | 08:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Susannah Stern (Ph.D., Mass Communication) is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego.  Dr. Stern’s research investigates how children and teens use, interpret, and are affected by media. She has also examined television, film, and Internet content to learn more about the health, gender, and social norms messages that young people encounter. Her most recent work addresses identity management and self-presentation in social media, and aims to understand how young people navigate the complexities involved with online participation during adolescence. Dr. Stern's work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, and she is regularly interviewed by the popular press about young people’s media use. Stern earned a B.S. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 1995, a M.A. in Communication from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 2000.  At USD, Stern currently teaches courses on media & society, children and teens’ media environments, and research methods.

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Lynn Straatman
Medical Lead, Transition, British Columbia Children's Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Straatman is a pediatric cardiologist trained in both the United States and Canada who also completed  an adult heart failure/transplantation fellowship.  She is currently a cardiologist in adult heart failure and cardio-oncology in Vancouver, British Columbia.  She is also the Medical Lead for Transition for the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the BC Children’s Hospital and a palliative care physician at the Children’s Hopsice.  Previously she has held the positions of Medical Director Cardiac Transplantation for British Columbia and assistant head post graduate medical for cardiology.  Past research in the field of adolescent medicine has included a Delphi of researchers in the field of adolescent transitions to determine the core research topics yet to be investigated.

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  Danielle Taddeo
Pediatrician, CHU Sainte-Justine
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE7 - Eating Disorders in Older Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Management
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 217-219

Dr Taddeo completed her training in pediatrics at Sainte-Justine University Health Center, affiliated to University of Montreal, in 1993. She did a year of fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Hospital for Sick Chidren in Toronto in 1993-94.

She works in the division of Adolescent Medicine at Sainte-Justine UHC since 1994, being a clinical  assistant professor.

She is the Adolescent medicine subspecialty  Program Director at University of Montreal, the chief of the Adolescent Medicine Division and the Co-Director of the Integrated Center for Eating Dsorder at Sainte-Justine Hospital. She is  responsible for  the eating disorders inpatient program.  She has done numerous conferences on the following topics in adolescent medicine : eating disorders (especially on the medical complications and the medical comorbidities, for example diabetes), chronic diseases and adherence, gynecologic problems, sexuality  in adolescents with disbilities, energy drinks. She is a member of the board of ANEB Quebec, a non-profit organisation helping people with an eating disorder and their parents and loved ones.

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Naveen Thacker
Director, Deep Children Hospital & Research Center
India

Concurrent Session
C14 - Immunization – Eradication, What’s New?      
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 118-120

Plenary
Plenary 9 - New Frontiers in Media and Communication Technologies
Monday, August 22 | 8:30 - 10:00
Ballroom A-B

Dr Naveen Thacker is Director of Deep Children Hospital and Research Centre, Gandhidham, India. He is current President of Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA), Coordinator of Development for International Pediatric Association (IPA) and CSO Representative to GAVI Alliance Board. He is member of India Expert Advisory Group on Measles Rubella Eradication and National Pneumococcal vaccine expert committee. His area of interest are Polio Eradication, Immunization, Vaccinology , New Born care & Resuscitation and Child Survival. He is recipient of Outstanding Asian Pediatrician Award, 2012 and Rotary International Regional Award for Polio Free World 2010 and many more awards. He has more than 20 publications in indexed journals.

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Usa Thisyakorn
Physician, Chulalongkorn University
Thailand

e-Poster Symposia
  Saturday, August 20| 12:45 - 13:45
Exhibit Hall

Concurrent Session
C39 - Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation in Children and Adolescents
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Usa Thisyakorn is presently a Professor of Pediatrics at Chulalongkorn University, an advisor of Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Department of Health, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University and Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Executive committee of International Society of Tropical Pediatrics, Secretary General of the Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease as well as being a Standing Committee Member of the International Pediatric Association. She is also an immediate Past President of Pediatric Society of Thailand, International Society of Tropical Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand.



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Bruce Vallance
Professor, University of British Columbia & BC Children’s Hospital
Canada

Concurrent Session
C33 - Hot Topics      
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Bruce Vallance completed his PhD training in Gastrointestinal Inflammation at McMaster University's Intestinal Disease Research Program under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Collins. He then pursued studies on disease causing bacteria at the University of British Columbia's Michael Smith Laboratories with Dr. Brett Finlay. Based on his expertise in the study and modeling of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and defining how bacteria cause intestinal inflammation, Dr. Vallance was recruited to the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital in 2003 where he was named the Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CHILD) Foundation Research Scholar. Dr. Vallance was also awarded the Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology and named a Michael Smith Research Scholar in 2004. He was named the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology's Young Investigator in 2007 and given the CAG’s Research Excellence Award in 2016. Since 2011 he has held the CHILD Foundation Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Dr. Vallance has authored more than 116 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals that include Science, Nature Medicine, Immunity, and Gastroenterology, addressing the mechanisms underlying Inflammatory Bowel Diseases as well as the role played by enteric bacteria in controlling health and disease within the gastrointestinal tract.

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Dzung Vo
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Children’s Hospital
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE21 - Just Breathe! Mindfulness for Adolescents, Pediatricians, and Families    
Monday, August 22 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Dzung X. Vo, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Vo earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In partnership with Dr. Jake Locke, Dr. Vo co-developed MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents), an eight-week mindfulness training program for adolescents with depressive symptoms, with or without other co-occurring chronic illness or chronic pain.  Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. Dr. Vo is also interested in health disparities, cultural competence, and the health of marginalized and vulnerable youth populations.  In his role as a medical educator, Dr. Vo is the Director of the Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Residency (Fellowship) Program at BC Children's Hospital, and also provides leadership in training of medical students and residents in adolescent health.

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Youfa Wang
Professor, Director, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
USA

Concurrent Session
C42 - Obesity Prevention 
Sunday, August 21 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 211

Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, MS, is Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and Director of the Systems-oriented Global Childhood Obesity Intervention Program, which collaborates with institutions from multiple countries. He is also Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Peking University, etc. Before joined SUNY, he was Associate Professor and Founding Director of Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity. His research focuses on nutrition, epidemiology, obesity, non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs), health disparities, global health, BigData, and systems science. As an internationally-known expert, he has over 170 publications; including >150 papers; some are cited >1000 times. As PI, he won multiple NIH grants including a $16 million NIH U54 center grant and established a Global Center of Excellence on childhood obesity research, training & outreach. He has been studying causes and prevention of childhood obesity and NCDs, including social, behavioral, and genetic factors. He has served on numerous national/international expert panels and leadership positions, including International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task-Force on Diet, Nutrition and Long-term Health for the Quadrennium and as a UN consultant. He was Chair of American Society for Nutrition Nutritional Epidemiology Section. He is President of North America Chinese Society for Nutrition and Chair Elect of The Obesity Society Pediatric Obesity Section.

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Gary Weiner
Associate Professor, University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
USA

Concurrent Session
C19 - Best Care For The Newborn
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Weiner is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Director of the Neonatal Fellowship Training Program in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He is the editor of the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation 7th edition, an evidence reviewer for the ILCOR Neonatal Task force, and a member of the American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines Writing Committee.

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Miriam Weinstein
Paediatric Dermatologist, Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE20 - Dermatology and Vascular Skin Malformation
Sunday, August 21 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Weinstein received her BSc from the University of British Columbia, a BScN in nursing from the University of Toronto and her MD from Queen’s University.  She trained in Paediatrics and Dermatology at the University of Toronto receiving her FRCPC in both specialties.  She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a staff physician at Sick Kids Hospital and has a variety of community practices in paediatric dermatology as well.

Dr. Weinstein’s clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, sun protection and skin cancer prevention and laser therapy.  She has developed and runs the dermatology laser program at Sick Kids and the eczema educational program for patients.  She is involved in educational administration and has developed and co-chaired the biannual Paediatric Dermatology Update in Toronto 5 times.  She recently completed 10 years as Fellowship Director for the Paediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program at Sick Kids. 

Her research interests and publications include atopic dermatitis and vascular anomalies.

She has a passion for teaching and lectures extensively from the local to international level.

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Christine Wekerle
Associate Professor, McMaster University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs
Friday, August 19 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 217-219

Dr. Christine Wekerle (Pediatrics, McMaster; PI/SD) has lead/leads CIHR Team grants, and is a member of the CIHR-funded Prevention of Violence Across the Lifespan, (PREVAiL) leading in Canadian child abuse prevention, violence against women, and mental health resilience work (H. MacMillan, PI). New research knowledge from the novel Team focused on male youth SV Male, health outcomes and resilience will provide important epidemiology and intervention outcomes for males with SV relative to females with SV and non-SV youth. Dr. Wekerle’s key areas are child welfare youth and adolescent dating violence prevention. Existing webinar relationships (e.g., CAPHC for pediatric centres can be utilized for international reach). IN-CARE value-added provides a dedicated platform for dissemination of this research-based Canadian investment, leading in the focal attention to the under-attended area of male youth health and resilience. She originated the open access journal, International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience (www.in-car.ca, ResilienceInYouth and PicturingWellness initiatives, and Editor-in-Chief for the official ISPCAN journal, Elsevier’s Child Abuse & Neglect. Her Twitter handle is @DrWekerle

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Frederick Were
Dean of The School of Medicine & Professor of Newborn Medicine, University of Nairobi
Kenya

Concurrent Session
C33 - Hot Topics
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 220-222

Fred Were is Professor of Neonatology and Dean of the school of Medicine at the University of Nairobi, Adjunct Professor of Newborn Medicine at the Aga Khan University (East Africa) and Research Adviser to the Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium. He also provides clinical services at The Kenyatta National, Aga Khan University and Avenue Hospitals in Nairobi as lead consultant in newborn medicine. His research interests lie in the areas of newborn medicine (with particular emphasis on nutrition of Low Birth Weight Infants) and health systems. He has generated over 130 publications from his research activities 60 of them being original articles.

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Wilson Milton Were
Medical Officer, Child Health Services, World Health Organization
Switzerland

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 13:00

Dr Wilson Milton WERE is a paediatrician working with the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), Geneva, Switzerland, as a Medical Officer, Child Health Services. Has been with WHO for the last 13 years initially as medical officer responsible for malaria case management and service delivery. He is the child health Team Leader, and for the last 7 years he has been responsible for child health policy, guidelines and quality of care improvement at 1st level primary and referral hospitals. In addition he leads an interdepartmental team on improving maternal, newborn and child quality of care in health facilities. His interests are in health policy, health systems development, paediatric infectious diseases and quality of care improvement.

Dr Were graduated with an MD from Makerere University Medical School, Uganda in 1988, and had Postgraduate Paediatric and Child Health training at the University of  Zimbabwe, Medical School where he worked as a senior registrar till 1996 when he returned to Uganda. From 1996 to 2002, he worked with the Ministry of Health, Uganda as senior consultant paediatrician. He chaired several technical advisory committees; Child Health Technical Working Group, Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization Advisory Committee, and the Malaria Case Management committee. Dr Were was also a regional clinical supervisor for hospitals in Uganda, and vice president, Uganda Paediatric Association (1998-2001).

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Anthony Westwood
Head of Clinical Department, University of Cape Town
South Aferica

Concurrent Session
C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Tony Westwood is a general and community paediatrician working in the Western Cape province in South Africa. His current post is as Head of Clinical Department at New Somerset Hospital in Cape Town, head of general paediatric services in the western Cape Town Metro. He is the provincial paediatrician for the Western Cape province. He is also an Associate Professor within the Department of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. His areas of special interest are optimising health services for children, improving child outcomes, and the care of children with long term health conditions. He has gained experience within the speciality areas of paediatric neurology, community paediatrics, paediatric gastroenterology and cystic fibrosis. He serves on the national advisory ministerial Committee on Mortality and Morbidity in Children under the age of 5 year in South Africa (CoMMiC). His chief recreational activities revolve around music.

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Les White
Chief Paediatrician, NSW Health
Australia

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settingse
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 13:00

Concurrent Session
C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 109-110

Les White was appointed as the inaugural NSW Chief Paediatrician in September 2010.  He was Executive Director of Sydney Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2010, following a clinical and academic career, with emphasis on childhood cancer. Other positions have included President of Children’s Hospitals Australasia  (1999-2004) and the John Beveridge Professor of Paediatrics (2005-2010). He has over 120 publications and many more abstracts, awards, grants and invited presentations in his CV. He serves on 9 not-for-profit boards relating to children’s health or medical research.  He was awarded a Doctorate of Science for research contributions related to childhood cancer and holds a Master of Health Administration. In 2007 he received an Order of Australia award for service to medicine, medical administration and the community in the field of paediatrics. He has championed the rights of children and young people in healthcare in the Australian setting. His current interests include injury, intellectual disability and health services research.

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Robin Catherine Williams
President of Canadian Paediatric Society, Paediatric Department, McMaster University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C23 - Patient and Parent Education
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 202-204

Concurrent Session
C32 - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Treatment
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Robin Williams is currently President of the Canadian Paediatric Society and strategic advisor to MOHLTC.  She received both her Honours B.Sc and M.D. at the University of Toronto, and is a member of the Department of Paediatrics at McMaster University.  Dr. Williams is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Paediatrics and has also earned a Diploma in Public Health from the University of Toronto.

Dr. Williams ran a consultation paediatric practice in Niagara Falls for twenty years before serving as Niagara Region’s Medical Officer of Health until June 2011.

In July 2011, she assumed the position of Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. Over the past five years, she has worked on child health initiatives, the government’s emergency response to the 2013 ice storm, and Panorama, a pan-Canadian initiative focused on detecting and controlling potential outbreaks of communicable disease.

Dr. Williams is currently President of the Canadian Paediatric Society and Chair of its Science of Early Child Development Advisory Committee. She has served as a member or chair for countless other organizations including the Council for Early Child Development, the Ontario Medical Association’s Child Health Committee and the Greater Niagara Medical Society.

In 2013, Dr. Williams was awarded the Order of Canada for her contributions as a public health leader promoting effective policies in early childhood development.

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Jo Wilmshurst
Head of Paediatric Neurology, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town
South Africa

Concurrent Session
C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings 
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Professor Jo Wilmshurst is Head of Paediatric Neurology at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, in South Africa. She is Secretary of the International Child Neurology Association. She is a member of the executive board of the Paediatric Neurology and Development Association of Southern Africa (PANDA-SA) and the African Child Neurology Association (ACNA). She is chair of the Commission on Paediatrics for the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and Education officer for the Commission on African Affairs. She is director of the African Paediatric Fellowship Program – a training program under the auspices of the University of Cape which aims at developing skills in paediatric disciplines of doctors from across Africa. She is an associate editor for Epilepsia and on the editorial board for the JICNA, the Journal of Child Neurology, Epileptic Disorders, Seizure and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. She has over 80 peer reviewed publications. She has interests in rare neurological disorders, such as neuromuscular diseases and neurocutaneous syndromes, and common high impact diseases, such as epilepsy and neuroinfections.

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Iván Wilson
Caja de Seguro Social
Panama

Meet the Expert
MTE10 - A Taste of Panama – IPA 2019
Friday, August 19 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 211

M.D degree at  the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (Costa Rica).
Specialization in Pediatrics: Caja de Seguro Social, Panama.
Master in Pediatrics: Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de Panama.
Post Graduate Degree in Higher Education: Universidad del Istmo, Panama.

Actual Job: General Pediatrician at Caja de Seguro Social and Private Medicine.
Pediatrics Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de Panamá.
Medical Teaching Coordinator at Caja de Seguro Social.
Pediatric Obesity Program Coordinator at Caja de Seguro Social.
Past President of Sociedad Panameña de Pediatría (2010-2014)

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Merrill Wise
Sleep Medicine Specialist, Methodist Healthcare Sleep Disorders Center
USA

Concurrent Session
C39 - Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation in Children and Adolescents 
Saturday, August 20 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 220-222

Dr. Wise is a pediatric neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who is engaged in the full time practice of sleep medicine in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Wise served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Standards of Practice committee which develops clinical guidelines for sleep medicine, and he has served on a variety of AASM task forces and committees, as well as the pediatric subcommittee for the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 3rd edition.  He has participated in a number of post-graduate education programs on a variety of sleep-related topics.  In June 2016 Dr. Wise will complete a six year period of service on the AASM board of directors and three years of service as the president of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation, the largest private foundation supporting research and training in sleep and circadian rhythm research.  In his sleep medicine practice, Dr. Wise emphasizes a family-centered approach and he is particularly focused on the interrelationships between nocturnal sleep in children and their daytime function including cognition, attention, and behavioral regulation.  Dr. Wise collaborates with investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the characterization of sleep and hypersomnia in children with brain tumors.

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Sam Wong
Pediatrician, University of Alberta
Canada

Concurrent Session
C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health
Friday, August 19 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Wong is a half-time paediatrician working at Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife, NWT, and a paediatric hospitalist as well as Clinical Associate Professor at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. Alta. He also does travel clinics into smaller communities in northern Alberta, NWT and Nunavut.  An associate clinical professor at the University of Alberta, he enjoys teaching residents and medical students. He is current chair of the CPS First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee.

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Kay Wotton
Consultant, Community Based Medical Education, Mbarara University, Uganda, UBC, U of Calgary, Mbarara University
Canada

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Kay is a community medicine specialist who following ten years working as a general practitioner in aboriginal communities in northern Canada, Kay worked more than ten years in Africa; in Makerere University, Dept of Pediatrics; with AMREF and the Ugandan government rehabilitating training schools; in Ethiopa with McGill University training physicians as district health managers; and with University of Manitoba in Kenya developing the first syndromic treatment for Sexual Transmitted Infections. 

For the past 16 years, Kay has been volunteering at Mbarara Unversity of Science and Technology in Uganda for several months each year in training and medical education activities involving community-based health workers, students, health workers, faculty, community and local NGOs.

Kay has produced a number of interactive training manuals including: Community Development; Community Based Health Worker training; Orientation Guide for International Health Electives; Basic Concepts of International Health; Health Worker Training in Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  She was awarded Ortho Award by Canadian Public Health Association in 1988 and the Lifetime Achievement Award by Canadian Society of International Health in 2011.

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Hirotaka Yamashiro
Pediatrician, University of Toronto
Canada

Abstract Session
Abstract 8
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 205-207

Concurrent Session
C54 - Complementary Alternative Medicine
Monday, August 22 | 10:30 - 12:00
Room 212-214

Dr. Yamashiro is a community pediatrician with a special interest in pediatric respirology from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is the Director of the Yamashiro Pediatric Clinic. He is currently sits on the OMA Board Director elected by Council from the Medical Assembly. Dr. Yamashiro previously served as Chair of the Pediatrics Section, OMA from 2004 to 2014 and is currently President of the American Academy of Pediatrics Ontario Chapter (Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario). He is also past Chair of the Respiratory medicine section of the Canadian Paediatric Society and chaired several Provincial Pediatric Societies Meetings at the CPS Annual Conference.

Dr. Yamashiro is Assistant Professor with the Department of Community Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and has a clinical adjunct appointment with the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Queen’s University at Kingston.

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Mark William Young
Senior Health Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
USA

Pre-Congress Workshop
Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium
Wednesday, August 17 | 08:00 - 16:00

Dr. Mark Young is Senior Health Specialist and Chief of the Child Health Unit at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. Dr. Young is responsible for overseeing the core UNICEF child health program areas of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea, along with pediatric HIV and childhood TB, with specific reference to strengthening community-based systems for integrated service delivery, and providing leadership in global networks and partnerships for child health. Dr. Young has been working in the international public health field for more than 25 years, including as Chief of Health for UNICEF in Ghana, and management of large-scale community-based primary health care activities in Malawi and Lesotho. Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Young served as Senior Health Policy Advisor for the Canadian International Development Agency in Ottawa. Dr. Young has a Medical Degree from the University of Toronto (1983), and a Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of British Columbia (1994).

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Jian Yu
Chief of Division of Integrative Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Fudan University
China

Concurrent Session
C54 - Complementary Alternative Medicine
Monday, August 22 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 212-214

YU Jian, MD, PhD, is chief of the Division of Integrative Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Fudan University.
Graduated from Henan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M) in 1989 with Bachelor of Medicine. Spending 1991-1996 in Shanghai at Graduate School of Shanghai Medical University and Children’s Hospital of Shanghai Medical University for residency training and research fellowship of pediatrics and integrative medicine and granted a PhD of Clinical Integrative Medicine in 1996. Hence entering and working at Children’s Hospital of Fudan University. Doing clinical and research work for nearly 20 years and promoting to be chief of division of Integrative Medicine and graduate student supervisor in 2006. Specializing in the treatment of pediatric disorders with T.C.M and integrative medicine especially in pediatric endocrine diseases. Having published over 30 research papers on T.C.M and Integrative Medicine in both Chinese and English. Elected as vice chairman of Pediatric Branch of Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine and executive commissioner of Pediatric Branch of Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2015.

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Naeem Zafar
President, PAHCHAAN-Protection and Help of Children Against Abuse and Neglect
Pakistan

Concurrent Session
C51 - Funding & Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients
Sunday, August 21 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Dr. Naeem Zafar is Founding President of PAHCHAAN (Protection and Help of Children Against Abuse and Neglect), Head, Child Rights Department and Associate Professor Pediatrics at University of Lahore. He is Vice President, Pakistan Pediatric Association, (PPA), Convener, Child Rights Committee PPA, (CRC-PPA), Punjab Provincial Vice Chair, NACG-SAIEVAC (National Action Coordination Group for South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children and Convener SAPCAN (South Asia Group for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect),

He is involved in program development, research, advocacy, capacity building and awareness raising on Child Rights, having many national and international studies & book chapters on different health and child protection issues, has read papers in many international and national conferences of Pediatrics and Child Protection,  has authored training manuals on child abuse for health professionals, teachers and service providers. He has trained more than 3000 health care professionals, he established first Hospital Child Protection Unit in South Asia, at Children Hospital Lahore for managing cases of Child Abuse. He received ISPCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) Multidisciplinary Global Award for his innovative work in 2006.and SMK Wasti Gold Medal for meritorious services for children of Pakistan by Pakistan Pediatric Association (Punjab)

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Stanley Zlotkin
Chief, Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Concurrent Session
C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients
Thursday, August 18 | 14:00 - 15:30
Room 212-214

Stanley Zlotkin CM, MD, PhD, FRCPC is a Professor of Paediatrics, Public Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute and a Clinician/Scientist in the Department of Paediatrics at SickKids. He received his MD degree from McMaster University, his fellowship training in Paediatrics at McGill and his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto.

In the late 1990s Dr. Zlotkin led the development of ‘home fortification’ with micronutrient powders.  By partnering with United Nations agencies over the past decade, essential minerals and vitamins have been distributed to millions of infants and young children globally for the control of nutritional anaemia.  His current research and advocacy is focused on preventing malnutrition in children.  He was awarded the HJ Heinz Humanitarian Award in 2001 for his international advocacy work for children, the CIHR National Knowledge Translation Award in 2006 and the Order of Canada in 2007, for his contributions to improving the lives of children.  Dr. Zlotkin was appointed as the inaugural Chief of Global Child Health at SickKids in 2012.

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Lonnie Zwaigenbaum
Professor, University of Alberta
Canada

Meet the Expert
MTE13 - Screening for Developmental Disorders
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 - 8:30
Room 212-214

Concurrent Session
C32 - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Treatment
Saturday, August 20 | 11:00 - 12:30
Room 118-120

Dr. Zwaigenbaum is the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Autism Research and is Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. He co-directs of the Autism Research Centre based at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Zwaigenbaum’s research focuses on early behavioral and biological markers, and developmental trajectories in children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). He holds several national and international leadership roles in ASD research. Dr. Zwaigenbaum is the program director of the national Autism Research Training program, responsible for training and mentoring the next generation of ASD researchers in Canada. He is also Project Lead on the NeuroDevNet ASD research stream and a former vice-president of the International Society for Autism Research. Dr. Zwaigenbaum is the incoming chair of the Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) and directs one of the two Canadian sites of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. He is also lead investigator on a project aimed at optimizing acute health care for children and youth with ASD.  Dr. Zwaigenbaum was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013 to recognize his contributions to autism research and clinical care.

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ITypeAdminAccess
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ButtonBarMain
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ButtonBarSub
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ButtonBarSub
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ButtonBarMain
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Body<p>&nbsp;<a id="backtotop"></a></p> <h1>Faculty library</h1> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#A">A</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#B">B</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#C">C</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#D">D</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#E">E</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#F">F</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#G">G</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#H">H</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#I">I</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#J">J</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#K">K</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#L">L</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#M">M</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#N">N</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#O">O</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#P">P</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#Q">Q</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#R">R</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#S">S</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#T">T</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#U">U</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#V">V</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#W">W</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#X">X</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#Y">Y</a></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><a href="../speakerlibrary/#Z">Z</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>*The faculty library is listed by last name.</p> <hr /> <h4><a id="A"></a>A</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ABRAMSON_JON_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="AbramsonJon"></a>Jon Abramson</strong><br />Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest Medical School<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C14 - Immunization &ndash; Eradication, What&rsquo;s New?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Jon S. Abramson received his undergraduate degree at Boston University, and medical degree from Wake Forest Medical School (WFMS). He did a pediatric residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Brenner Children&rsquo;s Hospital (BCH), and a pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Minnesota.&nbsp; He joined the faculty at WFMS in 1981 and served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at WFMS and Physician-in-chief of BCH from1996 - 2014.</p> <p>Dr. Abramson served as a council member of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and was elected President of the SPR&nbsp;in 1995. From 1995 &ndash; 1999 he was a member and then Chair (1999 &ndash; 2003) of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and was involved in the publication of the 1997, 2000 and 2003 Red Books. From 2003 &ndash; 2005 he was a member and then Chair (2005 &ndash; 2007) of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In 2009 he was appointed by the WHO as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations (SAGE) and as of September 2013 is serving a three year term as Chair of SAGE. Currently, he splits his time between clinical and teaching roles at WFSM and his role as Chair of the SAGE.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ADAMS_EVAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Jon S. Adams</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <div>Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority<br />Canada</div> <div><br />Concurrent Session<br />C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Evan Adams of the Sliammon First Nation (Powell River, BC, Canada) is an actor, and physician, whose numerous performances include a starring role in the Emmy-winning TV-movie LOST IN THE BARRENS and, most memorably, as Thomas Builds-The-Fire in the Miramax feature SMOKE SIGNALS, which won him many awards including an Independent Spirit Award for performance in 1999. Dr. Adams completed his MD at the University of Calgary, his Aboriginal Family Practice residency at St Paul&rsquo;s Hospital/UBC (as Chief Resident), a Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, was the Deputy Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia Ministry of Health (2012-2014) and is currently the Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/AFILAL_HASSAN_-_WEB_2.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Hassan Afilal</strong> <br />Head of Pediatric and Neonatology Intensive Care, Polyclinic Rabat<br />Morocco<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 16 - Detection and Treatment of Oral Health Problems<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 221</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <ul> <li>Pediatrician and Intensivist.</li> <li>Graduated from Paris&nbsp;university&nbsp;of Medecine.</li> <li>Fellow in PICU of college de France.</li> <li>Head of pediatric and neonatology intensive care Unit of Polyclinic Rabat.</li> <li>President of Moroccan Society of Pediatrics.</li> <li>President of Moroccan Federation&nbsp;of Pediatrics.</li> <li>President of Moroccan Society of pediatric and neonatology critical and intensive care.</li> <li>Past president of union of arab pediatrics societies.</li> <li>IPA standing committee member.</li> </ul> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/AGRAWAL_ROHIT_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Rohit Agrawal</strong><br />Pediatrician &amp; Neonatologist, Chandrajyoti Hospital<br />India<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 4<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Graduated from mgims sevagram and post graduated from prestigious seth gs medical college mumbai in 1979. After pg he started a 30 beded specialized pediatric hospital with 6 nicu units at mumbai in 1984. Currently he is the medical director of the same chandrajyoti children hospital. He is also fellow of indian academy of pediatrics. He is attached to kohinoor hospital, new jp hospital, &amp; rainbow multispeciality ped. Clinic all based in mumbai india. He has got special interest and expertise in pulmonology, infectious diseases and vaccinology.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ALAEI_KAMIAR_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="AlaeiKamiar"></a>Kamiar Alaei</strong> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <div>Director/Public Service Professor, GIHHR/SUNY-University at Albany <br />USA</div> <div><br />Concurrent Session<br />C30 - Prevention of HIV&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Kamiar Alaei, MD, DrPH, MPH, MS, MSt is a public service professor and the founding Director of Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at University at Albany. He and his brother co-founded the first triangular clinic for HIV/AIDS cases and drug users in Iran documented by WHO as a Best Practice model. He also co-authored a proposal to develop national HIV/AIDS programs in Iran awarded $15.8 million by the Global Fund.</p> <p>Dr. Alaei received Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award from the New York Academy of Science in 2009, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights from the Global Health Council in June 2011, the inaugural award for leadership in health and Human Rights from PAHO/WHO in 2011, inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV from International AIDS Society in 2012 and Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2015.</p> <p>He received his MD from Isfahan Medical University and his MPH in epidemiology from Tehran Medical University &ndash; two of the top universities in Iran &ndash; his Master of Science in International Health from Harvard University, his doctoral degree on Health Policy from University at Albany, and his post graduate degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Oxford.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ALDEN_ERROL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="AldenErrol"></a>Errol R. Alden<br /></b>International Pediatric Association Foundation (IPAF) President<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 8:00 - 4:00<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 1<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Plenary<br />Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 8:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 22 - The Coming of Age for Pediatricians <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Errol R. Alden, M.D., is current President of the International Pediatric Association Foundation (IPAF).&nbsp; He was the Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) until July 2015, an organization of 64,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists, based in Elk Grove Village, IL. A graduate of Ohio State University, Dr. Alden completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr Alden is certified in pediatrics and neonatology and has been recertified in pediatrics.&nbsp; Dr Alden&rsquo;s lifetime interest and research in neonatal resuscitation has resulted in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) setting the standard in over 70 countries. Dr. Alden was Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), served on the International Pediatric Association's (IPA) Standing and Executive Committees; the American Pediatric Society and the Academic Pediatric Association. He has been nominated to run for President of the IPA by AAP.&nbsp; Dr. Alden was awarded the Joseph St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award in May 1997, the only award for leadership in medical education given by the entire pediatric community.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ALONSO-RIVERA_CARLOS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Carlos Alonso-Rivera</strong><br />Professor, Universidad Aut&oacute;noma de San Luis Potos&iacute;<br />Mexico<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Medical School: Universidad Aut&oacute;noma de San Luis Potos&iacute;, M&eacute;xico<br />Specialist in paediatrics:&nbsp; Hospital Central, UA.S.L.P, San Luis Potos&iacute;, M&eacute;xico<br />Specialist in Paediatric Neurology: Centro Neurol&oacute;gico para Ni&ntilde;os y Adolescentes (CENNA) Monterrey, N.L., M&eacute;xico<br />Master Degree in Education: Instituto Tecnol&oacute;gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey N.L. M&eacute;xico<br />Chief of Pediatric Neurology Service at Hospital Central, UASLP, San Luis Potos&iacute;, M&eacute;xico<br />Chief for Teaching and Learning, Hospital Central, San Luis Potos&iacute; Presidente of Mexican Confederation Of atric Neurology<br />Luis Potos Potos<br />Profesor of Pediatrics &nbsp;and Neurology at the Universidad Aut&oacute;noma de San Luis Potos&iacute;<br />Past President: &nbsp;Sociedad Mexicana de Neurolog&iacute;a Pedi&aacute;trica (Mexican Society of Pediatric Neurology)<br />President:&nbsp; Confederaci&oacute;n Nacional de Pediatr&iacute;a de M&eacute;xico A.C. (CONAPEME)&nbsp; (National Confederation of Paediatrics in Mexico)</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ALSALEHI_SALEH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="AlsalehiSaleh"></a>Saleh AlSalehi</strong><br />Chairman of Child Development Center at Princes, KAAUH, Norah University<br />Saudi Arabia<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 8 -&nbsp;Helping Children in Disaster Time <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C20 - Pediatricians&rsquo; Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Saleh Mohammed AlSalehi, MD is a developmental behavioral pediatrician had his fellowship training at rainbow babies and children&rsquo;s hospital, CWRU 2000. He developed services in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics in many hospitals in Saudi Arabia, and establish, autism programs, ADHD programs and child protection program in king Fahad medical city in the capital of Saudi Arabia, had publications in the field, coauthored chapters in developmental behavioral pediatrics in two books and translated the helping children and their families in disaster time to Arabic. Currently he is Assistant Professor Pediatrics, King Saudi University, Consultant Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Chairman of IPA technical Advisory group for helping children in disasters, Chairman of Child Development Center, KAAUH, Princes Norah University, Riyadh KSA, and Director of National Child development Center, SHC, Saudi Arabia.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ANDERSON_KELI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="AndersonKeli"></a>Keli Anderson<br /></b>President &amp; CEO, National Institute of Families for Child &amp; Youth Mental Health<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C41 -&nbsp;Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Keli Anderson has a 25-year-old son who was diagnosed at 10 with bipolar disorder.&nbsp; For 15 years, Keli has promoted early intervention and health promotion, despite the stigma that both her son and her family have faced.&nbsp;She started out co-founding the FORCE Society for Kids&rsquo; Mental Health in BC within a year of her son&rsquo;s diagnosis and became it&rsquo;s Executive Director from 2000-2013 before co-founding the National Institute of Families for Child &amp; Youth Mental Health in 2009 with Dr. Jana Davidson.</p> <p>Keli leads a team of 27 young people and parents with lived experience in child and youth mental health that work in communities across BC.&nbsp; Keli is dedicated to families in every community of our province, and in our nation, and is working on promoting FamilySmart practice across Canada.</p> <p>Keli&rsquo;s efforts have resulted in many awards including the UBC Unsung Hero Award in 2005, YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 2007, Distinguished Service to Families Award in 2010 and the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ARGENT_ANDREW_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="ArgentAndrew"></a>Andrew Argent<br /></b>Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Professor, School of Child and Adolescent Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital and University of Cape Town<br />South Africa<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 11 -&nbsp;Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings <br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 8:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>ANDREW ARGENT, MBBCh, MD (Paediatrics), FCPaeds (SA), FRCPCH(UK) is Medical Director of Paediatric Intensive Care at the Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, South Africa.</p> <p>He completed his undergraduate and paediatric training in Johannesburg, and his paediatric pulmonology and critical care training in Cape Town.&nbsp; He has worked in paediatric intensive care units in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>He has a long-term interest in the provision of critical care to children with life threatening illness or injury, particular in countries of lower and middle income.&nbsp; He has also had a focus on the provision of training in paediatric emergency and critical care, and more recently on simulation training in the paediatric critical care environment.</p> <p>Dr Argent is a past president of the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.&nbsp; He is an associate Editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and on the editorial advisory board of Intensive Care Medicine.&nbsp; He is currently on the board of the Global Sepsis Alliance.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ARMSTRONG_ROBERT_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ArmstrongRobert"></a>Robert Armstrong</strong><br />Professor Paediatrics, Aga Khan University<br />Kenya<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 8:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C6 -&nbsp;Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Professor Armstrong joined the Aga Khan University in June 2010 as the Abdul Sultan Jamal Professor of Paediatrics and the Foundation Dean of the Medical College in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University in East Africa. Prof. Armstrong completed a BSc degree from Simon Fraser University, an MD from McMaster University and MSc and PhD in Human Growth and Development from McMaster University. He completed specialty training in Paediatrics and sub-speciality training in Developmental Paediatrics at McMaster University and the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining AKU, Prof. Armstrong was Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics at the University of British Columbia and Chief, Paediatric Medicine at BC Children&rsquo;s &amp; Women&rsquo;s Hospital.&nbsp; His other appointments included Associate Faculty, School of Population and Public Health and Senior Associate Clinical Scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute. In 2010 he was appointed a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Sciences.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ARNOLD_LINDA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Linda Arnold</strong><br />Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 8:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="Default">Linda Arnold is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Dr. Arnold established Yale&rsquo;s Pediatric Global Health Track, contributes to maternal child health initiatives as faculty for the Yale Global Health Initiative, and has been the Yale Pediatric Lead for Rwanda&rsquo;s <i>Human Resources for Health: Capacity Building through Medical Education</i> Program since its inception.</p> <p class="Default">Dr. Arnold is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on International Child Health (SOICH), a group whose members are committed to advancing global child health (GCH) through high quality education, training and mentorship; effective partnerships and collaborations, and targeted GCH advocacy and policy work.</p> <p>She serves on the AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Project Advisory Committee, the International Subcommittee for the AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Committee, and as a representative for the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance. Through participation in GCH events at the United Nations General Assembly, federal legislative advocacy events on Capitol Hill, and international stakeholder's meetings for GCH partnerships like Survive and Thrive, Dr. Arnold is dedicated to ensuring that children&rsquo;s needs, and children&rsquo;s lives, become and remain a global priority.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/AZIZ_KHALID_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="AzizKhalid"></a>Khalid Aziz</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alberta<br />Canada<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 -&nbsp;Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies <br /><strong>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Aziz received his medical degree (MBBS) from Guy&rsquo;s Hospital Medical School, London University, and received his BA Hons and MA in Neurophysiology from Cambridge University. He completed his Family Practice training in the United Kingdom before training in Pediatrics in Harrow and Oxford, England.&nbsp; He trained as a neonatologist in Edmonton, Alberta and subsequently worked as a general pediatrician and director of the NICU in Lethbridge, Alberta. From 1996-2007, he was a neonatologist at the Janeway Children&rsquo;s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John&rsquo;s, Newfoundland and Labrador; he was Assistant then Associate Professor at Memorial University and, for two years, director of the level III NICU.&nbsp; He completed his MEd (Information Technology) at Memorial University in 2011.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/AZIZKHAN_RICHARD_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="AzizkhanRichard"></a>Richard Azizkhan</strong><br />President and CEO,&nbsp;Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE<br />USA<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 20 - Dermatology and Vascular Skin Malformation <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Richard G. Azizkhan, M.D is the President and CEO of Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE. He previously served as Surgeon-in-Chief at the Cincinnati Children&rsquo;s Hospital Medical Center for the past 17 years. In Cincinnati, he was the Lester W. Martin Chair in Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he also served as Surgeon-in-Chief as well as Division and Training Program Director of Pediatric Surgery at Buffalo Children&rsquo;s Hospital from 1993-1998. &nbsp;He was the first Pediatric Surgeon and Chief at UNC (1985-1993).</p> <p>Dr. Azizkhan has published extensively and authored more than 200 papers and chapters, and five books.&nbsp; Dr. Azizkhan&rsquo;s experience and innovations in the management of complex mediastinal airway disorders, surgical oncology, neonatal anomalies, chest wall deformities, vascular malformations, epidermolysis bullosa, esophageal disorders and pediatric trauma have led to international recognition and numerous awards.&nbsp; Dr. Azizkhan has served in leadership roles in numerous national and international surgical organizations including the AAP Surgical Section, APSA and the ACS. He is the immediate past President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS). He has been active in establishing numerous international medical education exchange programs and medical humanitarian activities in Central Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Africa.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="B" style="font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; line-height: 18.72px; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>B</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BAROZZINO_TONY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BarozzinoTony"></a>Tony Barozzino</strong><br />Director of Community Outreach and Ambulatory Services, St. Michael's Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE5 - Refugees Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Tony Barozzino is currently the Director of Community Outreach &amp; Ambulatory Services in the Department of Pediatrics at St. Michael&rsquo;s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.&nbsp; His main area of academic focus has been the clinical care of high risk children and youth disproportionately affected by the social determinants of health, including immigrant/refugees in Southeast inner city Toronto.&nbsp; He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Caring for Kids New to Canada web-resource, Chair of the CKNC Taskforce of the Canadian Pediatric Society and pediatrician to the School Based Health Clinic in Regent Park.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BARROS_ALUISIO_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BarrosAluisio"></a>Aluisio Barros</strong><br />Full Professor, Federal University of Pelotas<br />Brazil<br /><br />Plenary<br />Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Alu&iacute;sio (<a href="http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/Alu&iacute;sio">ah-loo-EAZ-yoo</a>) received his medical doctor degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, in 1986. He went on to do an MSc in Statistics in the same university, on epidemiological methods, and concluded in 1990. The following year, he started a PhD program in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he obtained an MSc degree in Medical Statistics in 1991 and a PhD in Epidemiology in 1996. Alu&iacute;sio then joined the Department of Social Medicine, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil, to work in epidemiological research. He is currently a full time Professor, teaching several advanced statistical methods courses for masters and PhD students, and has two main lines of research: health inequalities and life cycle epidemiology, with special interest in cognitive ability and body composition. For 10 years, Alu&iacute;sio worked with Revista de Sa&uacute;de P&uacute;blica, as associate editor from 2005 to 2009 and as scientific editor from 2010 to 2014. In 2009, Prof. Cesar Victora and Alu&iacute;sio started the International Center for Equity in Health (<a href="http://www.equidade.org">ICEH</a>) with the objective of monitoring health inequalities in low and middle-income countries. The Center works in close partnership with the Countdown to 2015, the WHO Global Health Observatory and Unicef. Alu&iacute;sio has authored over 180 peer-reviewed papers, which received more than 4,000 citations as counted by Scopus.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BATRA_MANEESH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BatraManeesh"></a>Maneesh Batra</strong><br />Associate Professor of Pediatrics &ndash; Neonatology, University of Washington School of Medicine<br />USA<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Maneesh Batra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health; Co-director of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children; and Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's hospital.&nbsp; In 2007, he helped to develop and implement the Global Health Pathway within the pediatric residency program and has been the Director of this program since that time.&nbsp; He is Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association Global Health Special Interest Group, a member of the Executive Steering Committee of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Global Health Pediatric Education Group, and a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force.</p> <p>He completed his undergraduate training in Biology at Brown University, his M.D. at Stanford University, and his pediatric residency training at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's.&nbsp; After a year as Chief Pediatric Resident, he completed his training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.&nbsp; He is involved with the clinical training of students, residents, and fellows at the University of Washington and with the training of health workers of all levels in Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.</p> <p>In addition to medical education, his scholarly interests include newborn outcomes in developed and developing country settings. He has been involved with a series of studies involving the Washington State Birth Events Records Database. His primary interests revolve around improving newborn care in resource-poor settings. He has been involved with developing guidelines of care in a special care nursery in central Uganda since 2002.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BAYDALA_LOLA_-_WEB1.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BaydalaLola"></a>Lola Baydala<br /></strong>Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Community Engagement, <br />University of Alberta<br />Canada<strong><br /></strong><br />Concurrent Session<br />C36 - Global Child Health Research&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Baydala&rsquo;s career has focused on community engaged scholarship including community engaged teaching, service delivery and research. She has created sustainable partnerships with Indigenous communities, including Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, the Maskwacis 4 Nations and others to create child-focused health programs and interventions designed to meet the unique needs of each community. Dr. Baydala has expanded each community&rsquo;s awareness of the importance of identifying and delivering evidence based programs and practices and the importance of ongoing program evaluation. She has inspired confidence in community member&rsquo;s own abilities to effectively share the work they are doing through local, national and international scientific peer reviewed presentations and other knowledge translation activities. The majority of her presentations and publications have been delivered and written in partnership with non-academic community members. In 2013, recognition of her work in the field of community engaged scholarship and in keeping with the principal of &ldquo;Uplifting the Whole People&rdquo; (Henry Marshall Tory, Founding President, University of Alberta, 1908) Dr. Baydala was awarded the inaugural University of Alberta Community Scholar Award.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><img alt="" src="../images/BENNETT_SUE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></strong></td> <td><strong><a id="BennettSue"></a>Sue Bennett&nbsp;<br /></strong>Professor Pediatrics, University of Ottawa<br />Director Social Pediatrics &ndash; Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa<br />Canada<strong><br /><br /></strong>Concurrent Session<br />C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 9 - Child maltreatment: Evaluation of whether a child has been physically abused<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Sue Bennett is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. She is the newly appointed Director of Social Pediatrics at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario after 2 decades as Director of the Child &amp; Youth Protection Program working with maltreated children, youth &amp; their families. She is a pediatrician &amp; mental health professional by training.</p> <p>Sue conducts research, education and training on child maltreatment, child rights, social pediatrics and global health and is active in Advocacy at the local, national &amp; international levels.&nbsp;She was the co-chair of the Program of Development International Working Group to develop the draft General Comment on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which was adopted by the UN in February 2011.&nbsp;Sue is a Councilor with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, an Associate at the International Institute for Child Rights &amp; Development and a Director on the Board of the Royal College International.</p> <p>Her work has evolved from the perspective of the protection of children solely from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation to the overarching perspective of the protection and promotion of all of children&rsquo;s rights as exemplified in CRC in order to secure and assure their dignity, well-being, health and safety and development of the child to their fullest potential and to support children&rsquo;s progress globally.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BERKELHAMER_SARA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BerkelhamerSara"></a>Sara Berkelhamer</strong><br />Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo<br />USA<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 -&nbsp;Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies <br /><strong>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Berkelhamer is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatologist at University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is a Contributing Editor for the Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) program and Associate Editor of the Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB) program. She has been a member of the AAP&rsquo;s Helping Babies Survive Planning Group since 2012 and is a current Co-Chair of this committee. Dr. Berkelhamer is a mentor in the &ldquo;Helping 100,000 Babies Survive and Thrive&rdquo; initiative and has been involved in HBS implementation efforts in Africa and Asia.&nbsp; Her research interests are in resuscitative medicine as well as early lung development and neonatal lung injury.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BERKELHAMER_JAY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BerkelhamerJayEllis"></a>Jay Ellis Berkelhamer</strong><br />Past President (2006-2007), American Academy of Pediatrics<br />USA<br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 12 -&nbsp;&nbsp;Early Childhood Development Workshop <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 13:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 3 - Care of the Child and Adolescent With Medical Complexity<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />Meet the Expert 13 - Screening for Developmental Disorders <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., F.A.A.P., is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, and a retired general pediatrician, emeritus staff at Children&rsquo;s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (2006-2007), the Academic Pediatric Association, and the Chicago Pediatric Society. Berkelhamer served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Academic Officer at Children&rsquo;s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).&nbsp; He was also Chair of Pediatrics at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit prior to his move to Atlanta in 1999, when he was appointed Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at CHOA. &nbsp;He attended the University of Michigan and trained in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.</p> <p>He is a member of the Standing Committee of the International Pediatric Association and serves on its executive committee.&nbsp; He currently co-chairs the Health Council for the Atlanta Metropolitan United Way and is on the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) Board of Directors.&nbsp; Dr. Berkelhamer is also a current board member of the National Reach Out and Read Center, Georgians for a Healthy Future, and a Trustee of America&rsquo;s Promise Alliance.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BETTCHER_DOUGLAS_-_WEB1.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BettcherDouglas"></a>Douglas Bettcher<br /></strong>Director HQ/PND, World Health Organization<br />Switzerland<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Douglas Bettcher is Director of the Department for Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has a multidisciplinary background and holds a PhD in International Relations and a Graduate Diploma in World Politics, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Master&rsquo;s of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alberta, Canada.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BHUTANI_VINOD_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BhutaniVinod"></a>Vinod K. Bhutani</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C1 - Neonatal Jaundice <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Currently, Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Bhutani is a medical graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, India and has been trained as a basic scientist of physiology and board certified in neonatology. His research is to advance translational research in neonatology through design and use of innovative, evidence-&shy;‐based technologies/tool kits that are intuitive and practical, to reduce neonatal morbidities. His investigative domains include:<br /><br />(i) application of fetal and neonatal physiological principles to translation basic science;<br />(ii) elucidation on early clinical biomarkers in long-&shy;‐term maternal fetal health and developing targeted interventions;<br />(iii) design of affordable, high quality evidence based biotechnologies for global reduction of infant mortality and morbidities;<br />(iv) translation of clinical evidence to systems application and operationalization through novel healthcare access;<br />(v) prevention (specifically) of jaundice-&shy;‐related newborn brain damage through systems approach, biotechnologies and chemoprevention.</p> <p>He co-Chairs, the Audrey K. Brown Kernicterus Symposium, Pediatric Academic Societies; is the Fellow of the National Neonatology Forum of India, Faculty Awardee of Stanford India BioDesign Program, as well as the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, National Neonatology Forum of India and The Landmark Award of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BHUTTA_TARIQ_IQBAL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Tariq Iqbal Bhutta</strong><br />Chairman NITAG<br />Pakistan<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>I retired as professor of Pediatric and dean of Nishtar Medical College Multan. I setup a organization about rational Used of drugs in the country in 1990. Which helped in banning number of irrational drugs in the country one of them (Lopramide Drops) Globally.</p> <p>I also served as councilor of Pakistan College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1980 till 2002. This college looks after post graduate Medical education in the Country.</p> <p>Working as member of WHO group for Drug Statistic Methodology and gives advice on the work of ATC classification and the DDD as a measuring Unit for drug utilization studies.</p> <p>I also worked as member of WHO essential drugs Committee.</p> <p>I am working as member of WHO TAG (Technical Adviser Organization) on immunization.</p> <p>Working also as member of Polio Eradication Certification commission for EMRO and SERO regions.</p> <p>I also work as Chairman National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG)&nbsp; in all matters related to vaccines and immunizations.</p> <p>I served as president Pakistan Pediatric Association from 1994 -1996. I have also participated in number of IPA congresses as well as APPA meetings.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BHUTTA_ZULFIQAR_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="BhuttaZulfiqar"></a>Zulfiqar A. Bhutta</b><br />Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health &amp; Policy, Co-Director, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; Senior Scientist, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children; Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health, University of Toronto; Founding Director, Centre of Excellence in Women &amp; Child Health, The Aga Khan University, South Central Asia &amp; East Africa Karachi 74800, Pakistan, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children; University of Toronto; The Aga Khan University<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 1 - Child Health &ndash; Now And in The Future<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C5 -&nbsp;Early Life Experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health<br /><b>Saturday, August 20</b> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, a unique joint appointment. He is a designated Distinguished National Professor of the Government of Pakistan and also the Chairman of the National Research Ethics Committee of the Government of Pakistan. Dr Bhutta is one of the seven members of Independent Expert Review Group (iERG) set by the UN Secretary General in September 2011 for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health MDGs. Dr Bhutta has served as a member of the Global Advisory Committee for Health Research for the World Health Organization, the Board of Child &amp; Health and Nutrition Initiative of Global Forum for Health Research, and the steering committees of the International Zinc and Vitamin A Nutrition Consultative Groups. He is an executive committee member of the International Paediatric Association and was a founding Board member of the Global Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). He is the President-elect of the International Paediatric Association, is a leading voice for integrated maternal, newborn and child health globally.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BIRKETT_ASHLEY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BirkettAshley"></a>Ashley Birkett<br /></strong>Director, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C14 - Immunization &ndash; Eradication, What&rsquo;s New?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Ashley Birkett, PhD, leads PATH&rsquo;s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), which accelerates the development of malaria vaccines and catalyzes timely access in endemic countries.&nbsp; He has 20 years of vaccine development experience, with 12 spent in the vaccine biotechnology industry, where he led the advancement of novel influenza and malaria vaccine candidates from research through first-in-human clinical studies, and the last 8 at PATH. In addition to his leadership role at MVI, he serves on PATH&rsquo;s Leadership and Product Development Leadership Teams. Dr. Birkett earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States; he has a BSc (Honors) in Applied Biological Sciences from the University of the West of England in the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BISSELL_SUSAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BissellSusan"></a>Susan Bissell<br /></strong>Director, A.I., The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, UNICEF<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 10:30 - 12:00<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Susan Bissell's career has focused on the rights of children.&nbsp; Having spent over twenty-five years working in various capacities for UNICEF, as of January 2016 she is leading an emerging <a href="http://16-2endviolenceagainstchildren.org/" title="Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children">Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children</a>.&nbsp; The primary purpose of the partnership is to "end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture&nbsp;of children."&nbsp; From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Bissell served as Chief of Child Protection in UNICEF's Program Division. &nbsp; Author of a number of research studies, she has worked with UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Italy (at the Innocenti Research Centre), and New York City, and earned a PhD in public health and medical anthropology from the University of Melbourne in Australia.&nbsp; While completing her doctorate, she joined Trudie Styler and the Bangladeshi film team Catherine and Tareque Masud to produce the documentary "A Kind of Childhood," which has won awards and been screened widely.&nbsp; She holds a BA and MA from the University of Toronto.</p> <p>On behalf of her UNICEF Child Protection colleagues, Susan Bissell has accepted awards including an honorary professorship at Barnard College/Columbia University, the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship award from Tufts University, the Flambeau D&rsquo;or from Panathlon International, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BLOCK_ROBERT_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BlockRobert"></a>Robert Block</strong><br />Chair and Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE9 - Child maltreatment: Evaluation of whether a child has been physically abused<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207Concurrent Session<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Robert Block is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and immediate past Daniel C. Plunket Chair, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Oklahoma/University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was elected by the membership of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as President-Elect in October, 2010, and served as President from October, 2011 through October, 2012.&nbsp; He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and holds Certificate #1 from the ABP in Child Abuse Pediatrics.&nbsp; Dr. Block was Chair of the first Subboard Committee of Child Abuse Pediatrics from 2006-2009. He is a past President and past Board Chair of the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avahealth.org/">www.avahealth.org</a> ). In October, 2013 he was inducted into the Tulsa, Oklahoma Hall of Fame.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BOIS_GENEVIEVE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BoisGenevieve"></a>Genevi&egrave;ve Bois</strong><br />McGill University<br />Canada<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:&nbsp; Leadership Advocacy Workshop<br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong>&nbsp;| 08:00 - 17:00<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong>&nbsp;| 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Genevi&egrave;ve trained as a doctor in Montr&eacute;al, Canada, and is currently continuing her training in Family Medicine. She worked in NCDs, but mostly around tobacco control, working as the spokesperson for the Qu&eacute;bec Coalition for Tobacco Control through the most recent Tobacco Act. She worked at the Copenhagen School of Global Health working on projects for the NCDs unit, but also involved curriculum development for pre-departure training and global health ethics. Genevi&egrave;ve is passionate about NCDs, building healthy cities and using the urban environment to influence health. She is the past Vice-President of Internal Affairs of the world&rsquo;s largest medical student association, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), she served on the Student Committee of the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)&nbsp;and was the YP-CDN Community Director.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BORKHOFF_CORNELIA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BorkoffCornelia"></a>Cornelia Borkhoff</strong><br />Clinical Epidemiologist, The Hospital for Sick Children<br />Canada<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Concurrent Session<br />C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practices<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Cornelia&nbsp;Borkhoff is a Clinical Epidemiologist&nbsp;working with the TARGet Kids! team within the Division of Pediatric Medicine and the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program in the&nbsp; Research Institute&nbsp;at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also an Adjunct Scientist at Women's College Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation&nbsp;at the University of Toronto. Cory completed her&nbsp;PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto iHPME. She completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa working with Dr. Peter Tugwell and at&nbsp;Sickkids working with Drs. Patricia Parkin&nbsp;and Colin Macarthur.&nbsp;Cory is interested in child health prevention,&nbsp;child health equity and developing effective ways to improve health care quality or reduce disparities in the care of disadvantaged populations.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BORTOLUSSI_ROBERT_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="BortolussRobert"></a>Robert Bortolussi</strong><br />Director MicroResearch, Dalhousie University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C30 - Prevention of HIV <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C36 - Global Child Health Research&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Robert (Bob) Bortolussi is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, where he is a teacher and mentor and actively involved in the University&rsquo;s Global Health Program.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bob is an international leader in paediatric infection, neonatal host defence, and global health and has published over 100 papers on these research interests. In 2008 he edited &ldquo;The Handbook for Clinician Scientists&rdquo; as a reference for clinician-scientists around the world. The Handbook is used in Canada and 6 African countries.</p> <p>Bob has received many awards, including the Canadian Paediatric Society&rsquo;s (CPS) highest research award, for work on neonatal host defense. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Professionals, President of the CPS Section on Global Health and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Pediatric Association. In 2008, Bob cofounded &ldquo;MicroResearch&rdquo; (<a href="http://www.microresearch.ca/">www.microresearch.ca</a>) a program to train and support health care professionals to do community-based research in multidisciplinary teams. To date, MicroResearch has trained over 600 Health Care Professionals, who have launched over 40 MicroResearch-supported projects (20 completed) and published 20 project outcomes.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BROWN_NICK_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="BrownNick"></a>Nick Brown<br /></b>Consultant Paediatrician Salisbury Foundation Trust, Salisbury-UK / Visiting Faculty, Aga Khan University Karachi-Pakistan<br />Pakistan<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222<br /> <p>Plenary Session<br />Plenary 4 - Editors' Choice: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Qualifications</b><br />MB ChB, MRCP (Paediatrics), FRCP, MSc, DTM and H</p> <p><b>Clinical role</b><br />Consultant Paediatrician at Salisbury District Hospital UK since 2004. General paediatrician&nbsp; with special interests in infectious disease and cardiology (PECSIG).&nbsp; College tutor for 11 years</p> <p><b>Academic position<br /> </b>Visiting faculty as epidemiologist in Department of Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi Pakistan (since 2012) . Role involves running regular course in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as several research collaborations. Main studies include: RETAPP a major non-inferiority study in child pneumonia treatment; long term outcomes after neurodevelopmental intervention trial and multi spoke study with paediatric ED in enhancing detection and case management of child abuse</p> <p><b>Editorial position<br /> </b>Global Health Commissioning and Associate Editor, Archives of Disease in Childhood.&nbsp; Involves commissioning, reviewing and editing &nbsp;monthly&nbsp; pieces covering wide range of global themes, pod cast recording around these subjects and recent major special supplement about progress in Millennium Development Goals (http://adc.bmj.com/content/100/Suppl_1.toc)</p> <p><b>Published peer reviewed papers in international journals: </b>55</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BOUCHER_FRANCOIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Fran&ccedil;ois Boucher</strong><br />Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Centre M&egrave;re-Enfant Soleil du CHU de Qu&eacute;bec<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE2 - Immunology for the Pediatrician <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Training</b></p> <p>A graduate of Universit&eacute; de Bourgogne (Dijon) University's Faculty of Medicine in France, I completed my training in pediatrics at CHUL, in Quebec City, and at the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto. I then went on to three years of post-graduate training as a fellow in pediatric infectious diseases at Stanford University Medical Center (1986-1989), under Dr Charles G. Prober and Ann &nbsp;M. Arvin. I am board-certified in pediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Corporation Professionnelle des M&eacute;decins du Qu&eacute;bec and the American Board of Pediatrics.</p> <p><b>Current position</b></p> <p>Currently, I am a pediatric infectious diseases consultant at the Centre M&egrave;re Enfant-Soleil du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Qu&eacute;bec, Pavillon CHUL, Quebec City, senior clinical research scientist at the CHUL Research Center, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Laval University Faculty of Medicine. I have been a member of the Comit&eacute; d'immunisation du Qu&eacute;bec (Quebec Vaccine Advisory Board) for 12 years. I am also a member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Paediatric Society.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BUKA_IRENA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="BukaIrena"></a>Irena Buka<br /></b>Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, University of Alberta<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 6 - Protect the Children!&nbsp; What You Can Do to Prevent Environmental Hazards from Harming Children<br />Wednesday, August 17 | 8:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Irena Buka is the Director of the Children&rsquo;s Environmental Health Clinic (ChEHC) providing overall&nbsp; leadership for the program .</p> <p>As Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta she developed an interest in Paediatric Environmental Health by observing environmental risk factors when assessing and managing common childhood conditions.</p> <p>Dr Buka is co-founder of ChEHC&nbsp; (<a href="http://www.ChEHC.ualberta.ca">www.ChEHC.ualberta.ca</a>) which includes clinical, education, research and community collaboration components. ChEHC is a member of the international Paediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs). Dr Buka works with local and international partners to establish a unique program where science informs policy and practice. She is a member of the World Health organization working group developing Child Health and Environmental training modules for health professionals.</p> <p>Actively engaged in education of health professionals, researchers and the community she draws inspiration from others to advance the Child Health and Environment agenda. .</p> <p>Dr Buka works &nbsp;closely with the research group in interdisciplinary project development, funding acquisition, overview of research activities, knowledge translation and implementation of research findings.</p> <p>As a strong advocate for children she understands the collective teamwork necessary to advance issues of Child Health and the Environment and serves on local, national and international committees</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BURNS_JEFFREY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="BurnsJeffrey"></a>Jeffrey Burns<br /></b>Chief of Critical Care Medicine/Executive Chair International Health Services, Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />USA<br /> <p>Concurrent Session<br />C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Jeffrey Burns is the Chief of Critical Care and Chair of the ICU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital where he directs 30 faculty and 16 fellows caring for 3000 critically ill children each year at three pediatric intensive care units. He is also the Executive Chair of the International Health Service at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Professor at Harvard Medical School.</p> <p>His research has focused on educational innovation in postgraduate medical education. Recognizing the power of the Internet to transform global training in pediatric intensive care&mdash;and health care more generally&mdash;Dr. Burns conceived OPENPediatrics.org, an award winning cloud-based platform for delivering instruction and fostering communication among geographically dispersed healthcare professionals. OPENPediatrics.org is currently being used by physicians and nurses in over 139 countries and over 2,000 hospitals around the world.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop" style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BUTLER_ROBB_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><a id="ButlerRobb"></a><strong>Robb Butler</strong><br />Programme Manager, World Health Organization (WHO)<br />Demark<br /> <p>Concurrent Session<br />C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Robb Butler is Programme Manager for Vaccines and Immunization at the WHO European Regional Office, in Copenhagen, Denmark. &nbsp;The Programme provides policy guidance and technical assistance to 53 countries to maximize equitable access to vaccines of assured quality, including new immunization products and technologies. Prior to joining WHO in 2009, Robb served as an advocacy and communications adviser on communicable disease prevention, humanitarian assistance and social protection projects and programmes, for major donors, agencies and NGOs : designing communication strategies and advocacy campaigns, evaluating social mobilization and demand generation projects, and coordinating social marketing initiatives in over 20 countries of Asia and Africa. He began his career in the Afghan refugee camps of Northern Pakistan in 1991 before joining Oxfam in Afghanistan for 4 years. Since joining WHO in 2009 Robb has advocated for the strengthening of people-centred public health &ndash; leading on introducing and scaling-up WHO&rsquo;s use of behavioural insights to tailor service delivery. It is this capacity that he had the pleasure to work alongside Professor Noni MacDonald, most recently as part of the SAGE Vaccine Hesitancy working group.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/BUTTERIS_SABRINA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ButterisSabrina"></a>Sabrina Butteris</strong><br />Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine &amp; Public Health<br />USA<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Sabrina Butteris, MD is the Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director of Global Health Education for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine &amp; Public Health. She co-founded and has served as the co-leader for the Global Health Pediatric Education Group of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. She is the current Chair of the American Board of Pediatrics Global Health Task Force and is on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on International Child Health. She is the co-creator of Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR, sugarprep.org) a simulation-based curriculum to prepare those engaging in global health experiences. She has worked in Tanzania and Ethiopia and oversees resident education domestically and abroad.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;" /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="C"></a>C</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CABRAL_SERGIO_AUGUSTO_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CabralSergioAugusto"></a>Sergio Augusto Cabral</strong><br />Chancellor for Health Courses, Universidade Estacio de Sa<br />Brazil<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached <br /><b>Sunday, August 21</b> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>1. Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care<br />2. Past President of Brazilian Pediatric Society<br />3. Immediate Past President of International Pediatric Association<br />4. Professor of Pediatrics and Chancellor for Health Sciences at Universidade Estacio de Sa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CAMPBELL-YEO_MARSHA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="CampbellyeoMarsha"></a>Marsha Campbell-Yeo</b><br />Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist, School of Nursing (cross appointed Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology and Neuroscience) Dalhousie University and Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo, a neonatal nurse practitioner, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology &amp; Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Her research program, <i>Mechanisms, Outcomes, and Mobilization of maternally-Led Interventions for Newborn Care (MOM-LINC)</i>, affiliated with the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre, is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and a Canadian Foundation of Innovation Grant. Her research focuses on examination of immediate and sustained effectiveness of novel interventions, primarily parent-led, to improve outcomes in at-risk infants related to pain, stress, and neurodevelopment and improving uptake of these interventions by parents and care providers through e-Health technology.</p> <p>She is the award recipient of the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) Career Development (2015-2019), Canadian Pain Society Early Career (2015), Inaugural CIHR Video Talks Competition for her &ldquo;Power of a Parent&rsquo;s Touch&rdquo; YouTube video (2015), Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship (2014-2015); Excellence in Nursing Research, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (2014); Global Health REAL (2013); and CIHR fellowship (2008-2012).</p> <p>She is a co-Investigator in the <a href="http://paininchildhealth.dal.ca/">Pain in Child Health (PICH)</a> training program and past site lead for the CCHCSP. She is an elected Board of Director Member (secretary) of the Canadian Pain Society (2014-2017) and elected Council Member and executive member (Treasurer) for the IASP Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood (2015-2020).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CARLETON_BRUCE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CarletonBruce"></a>Bruce Carleton</strong><br />Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital <br />Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Population &amp; Public Health <br />Chair, Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Senior Clinician Scientist, Child &amp; Family Research Institute<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Carleton&rsquo;s lifelong goal is to make medication use more effective and safer for all patients, particularly children. His research focus is on the impact of drug therapy on human health and quality of life. He is particularly interested in developing better ways to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs, medication-use models designed to improve patient health, as well as practical surveillance systems to improve the safe use of medication.</p> <p>A key element of Dr. Carleton's research is the communication of results to clinicians, patients, healthcare administrators, and government officials &ndash; those who also hold responsibilities to improve patient care and our systems of healthcare delivery.</p> <p>In addition to his appointment as Professor of Paediatrics and Co-Chair of the Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatric Medicine at UBC, Dr. Carleton is a Senior Clinician Scientist at the Child &amp; Family Research Institute.&nbsp; He directs the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital and he has served in this capacity since 1994.&nbsp; He holds appointments at UBC in the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, the School of Population &amp; Public Health and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria.&nbsp; Dr. Carleton&rsquo;s public service is expansive.&nbsp; It includes serving as a charter member on the national Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee.&nbsp; Dr. Carleton was recently asked to serve the US Government as a Special Government Employee to advise the Advisory Committee for Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Pharmacology of the FDA.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CARMANT_LIONEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CarmantLionel"></a>Lionel Carmant</strong><br />Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C27 - Neurologic Care in Low Resource Settings&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE13 - Screening for Developmental Disorders<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After completing medical school at Sherbrooke University, I specialized in Pediatric Neurology at McGill University and then Pediatric Epilepsy at Harvard Medical School. I started as a clinician scientist at CHU Sainte-Justine, Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al in 1994. I am now Professor of Neuroscience and Pediatrics. My most significant contribution to the field of neurosciences has been the development of clinically relevant animal models of epilepsy. Our group has developed models of febrile status epilepticus, hypoxic ischemic injury and Rasmussen's encephalitis. On the clinical side, we have looked at strategies to improve the outcome of epileptic encephalopathies through the development of new medications and new treatment strategies for Infantile Spasms, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Rasmussen's encephalitis. More recently, I have developed an interest in Global Health starting clinics and training programs in Haiti, Vietnam and Mali. Finally, I am trying to establish in Quebec and hopefully Canada a developmental screening program to improve outcome of children with neurodevelopmental disorders by promoting early diagnosis and establishing early intervention programs. My long term interests are in the field of epileptogenesis to establish markers of epileptogenesis on a clinical and experimental basis. Our most recent efforts have focused on changes in GABAergic networks and the early occurence of neurodevelopmental co-morbidities as&nbsp; key markers to initiate treatment.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CASEY_LINDA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CaseyLinda"></a>Linda Casey</strong><br />Director, Complex Nutrition and Feeding Service, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C8 -&nbsp;Nutrition and Micronutrients&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Casey is the Director of the innovative Complex Feeding &amp; Nutrition Program at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&nbsp; She was trained as a pediatrician, and went on to complete a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Experimental Medicine (Nutrition &amp; Metabolism) in 2001.&nbsp; Subsequently, she focused all of her attention on the development of nutrition care in pediatrics.&nbsp; She was a co-founder of the Children&rsquo;s Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (CHIRP) for the care of children with intestinal failure, which began in Edmonton and Calgary, and has now expanded to include all of Western Canada.&nbsp; After moving to Vancouver in 2012, she has continued her direct patient care with nutritionally complex children, but also had the opportunity to focus on initiatives to enhance the nutritional care of children on a broader scale.&nbsp; She has participated in the development of an electronic parenteral nutrition order form now in use across BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital, provincial planning with Child Health BC, and the development of nutrition-focused curriculum for the University of British Columbia Medical School.&nbsp;&nbsp; In addition, her team has developed and implemented the &ldquo;Steps to Feeding&rdquo; tube-feeding weaning program, unique in Canada.&nbsp; Research interests include all aspects of care of intestinal failure, vitamin B12 metabolism, and nutrition communication.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CASTILLO_JORGE_LUIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CastilloJorge"></a>Jorge Luis Castillo</strong><br />Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia<br />Peru<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE16 - Detection and Treatment of Oral Health Problems&nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C52 - Oral Health<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 10:30 - 12:00<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Jorge Castillo obtained his DDS from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru in 1990. He got a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master in Dental Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 1995 and a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Sciences in Dentistry from the University of Washington in 2000. He also holds a PhD from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2011. Dr Castillo is Professor of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Dentistry and Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Dentistry. He is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD) (2013-2015). Dr Castillo has served in different local and regional Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics associations, including president of the Peruvian Society of Pediatric Dentistry and Vice president of the Latin American Association of Pediatric Dentistry. He is Board Certified from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Castillo is or has been part of Editorial Committees of Several journals including &ldquo;Pediatric Dentistry&rdquo;, the journal from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has co-authored 3 books in Pediatric Dentistry and has published several articles in indexed journals. He has given courses and conferences in&nbsp; 15 countries.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CHAN_EDMOND_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ChanEdmond"></a>Edmond Chan<strong><br /></strong></strong>Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy &amp; Immunology, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital, University of British Columbia, <br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE23 - Management of Food Allergies<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Edmond S. Chan is the Head of the Division of Allergy &amp; Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.&nbsp; He sees patients in the Allergy clinic at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&nbsp; He created the UBC Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy fellowship training program and was its first program director.&nbsp; He is a Clinical Investigator at the Child and Family Research Institute, and his research interests are in food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis.&nbsp; He is on the Board of directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy &amp; Clinical Immunology.&nbsp; He is the principal author of the latest Canadian Paediatric Society/Canadian Society of Allergy &amp; Clinical Immunology Food Allergy Prevention position statement.&nbsp; He is on the NIH Coordinating Committee and Expert Panel, for the update to the U.S. Food Allergy guidelines (on Prevention of Peanut allergy).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CHAN_KEVIN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Kevin Chan</strong><br />Chair of Pediatrics and Clinical Chief of Children's Health, Memorial University and Eastern Health<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE1 - Electronic Medical Records: How to Provide Better Patient Care and Make The Office More Efficient<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C42 - Obesity Prevention<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C50 - New Technologies for Better Health<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Kevin Chan is the chair of pediatrics at Memorial University and Clinical Chief of Children&rsquo;s Health at Eastern Health in St. John&rsquo;s, Newfoundland.&nbsp; He is also division head of the emergency department at Janeway Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&nbsp; He has served as co-chair of the Canadian Society for International Health, president of the section of emergency medicine and global child and youth health for the Canadian Paediatric Society, the advisory board of the Programme for Global Paediatric Research, and currently is an executive member of the Section on International Child Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.&nbsp; He has also served as an executive member for the Global Health Education Consortium (now merged as the Consortium of Universities for Global Health).&nbsp; His areas of interest in research stem from global health, social pediatrics, and emergency medicine care.&nbsp; Kevin was a recipient of a Young Researcher&rsquo;s Award at the IPA Congress in Beijing in 2001.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CHEVALIER_ISABELLE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Isabelle Chevalier</strong><br />Chief, Division of General Pediatrics; Associate Clinical Professor, CHU Sainte Justine, Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C26 -&nbsp;Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Isabelle Chevalier&nbsp; (MDCM 1995, McGill University , Montr&eacute;al),&nbsp; completed her training in pediatrics at Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al in 1999 and&nbsp; obtained a M.Sc. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University in 2001.&nbsp; She is Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at CHU Sainte Justine and Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al in Canada.&nbsp; She is responsible for Continuing Medical Education within the Department of Pediatrics at Universit&eacute; of Montr&eacute;al.&nbsp; She is a member of the Canadian Pediatric&nbsp; Society&rsquo;s Board of Directors.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CHOPRA_MICKEY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ChopraMickey"></a>Mickey Chopra<br /></strong>Lead Health Specialist, World Bank<br />USA <p>Plenary<br />Plenary 8 - Equity And Health - Reaching The Unreached<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Mickey is presently the Global Solutions lead for Service Delivery at the World Bank where he leads their work on how to optimize service delivery and models of care to achieve both efficient but also equitable outcomes.</p> <p>Previous to this he has been the Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programs at UNICEF&rsquo;s New York Headquarters, leading the agency&rsquo;s efforts toward remarkable progress in improving child health, to reduce childhood and maternal mortally working to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, increasing funding for children&rsquo;s health programs, and seeing through a renewed focus on child health and eradication of polio.</p> <p>Prior to his appointment to UNICEF, Dr. Chopra was the director of the Health Systems Research Group of the South Africa Medical Research Council and a faculty member of the University of the Western Cape. In this capacity he worked with local leaders and communities to establish innovative programs combating HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. He started his career working for six years as one of five medical officers in a deep rural hospital in KwaZulu doing everything from outpatient clinics to abdominal surgery.</p> <p>Dr. Chopra has degrees in medical sociology and medicine, clinical postgraduate qualification in child health and a PhD he has published over 170 international peer-reviewed papers and contributed to numerous book chapters concerned with international child health and nutrition.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CLINTON_JEAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ClintonJean"></a>Jean Clinton<br /></strong>Professor, McMaster University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C12 - Effective Parenting<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Jean Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children&rsquo;s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &nbsp;She is also a senior scientist at the INCH (INfant Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. IN addition she is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for almost 30 years. Dr Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education.</p> <p>Dr Clinton is renowned locally, provincially, nationally, and more recently internationally as an advocate for children&rsquo;s issues. Her special interest lies in brain development, and the crucial role relationships and connectedness play therein. Jean champions the development of a national, comprehensive child well-being strategy including a system of early learning and care for all young children and their families. She is equally committed to ensuring that children&rsquo;s and youths&rsquo; needs and voices are heard and respected.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/COHEN_EYAL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CohenEyal"></a>Eyal Cohen<br /></strong>Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Health, Policy, Management and Education, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE3 - Care of the Child and Adolescent With Medical Complexity <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Eyal Cohen completed his medical training at the University of Toronto in 2000. He trained in paediatrics at SickKids where he was also a chief resident. He came on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine in 2005 after working at the Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia, and completed an MSc in health research methodology at McMaster University in 2008.&nbsp; Together with his divisional colleagues, Eyal founded a clinical and academic program focused on the care of children with medical complexity.&nbsp; He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Nursing and Health Policy, Management &amp; Evaluation at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, the&nbsp;<i>CanChild </i>Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Currently, Eyal is the 2015/2016 Canadian Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at Stanford University.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/COIMBRA_CARLOS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="CoimbraCarlos"></a>Carlos</b> <b>Coimbra, Jr.</b><br />Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health, National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro<br />Brazil<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr., Ph.D. is professor of medical anthropology and public health at the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), in Rio de Janeiro. For over twenty years, his research has documented major and emergent health issues faced by indigenous peoples in Brazil. He has published over 150 papers and chapters, mostly in international journals in the fields of public health, anthropology, and human ecology, and served on the boards of numerous national and international academic organizations and peer-reviewed journals. Coimbra&rsquo;s research on the epidemiology of infectious disease and child undernutrition contributed to a reformulation of public health science and policy in Brazil in recent decades by redirecting attention from an evolutionary paradigm of nutritional health in indigenous societies to recognition of contemporary socioeconomic and health inequities. Over the years Coimbra has encouraged many young students to dedicate themselves to the subject of indigenous health and nutrition, having advised over 40 graduate students in the field. He is currently involved in scientific initiatives and political actions aiming at reducing the health disparities between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples and supporting indigenous territorial rights Brazil.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/CONROD_PATRICIA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ConrodPatricia"></a>Patricia Conrod</strong><br />Professor of Psychiatry, Chair of Social Pediatrics, Universit&eacute; de Montreal, CHU Ste-Justine<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C29 -&nbsp;Mental Health and Suicide Prevention&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Patricia Conrod is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Qu&eacute;bec, Full Professor in Psychiatry, and Chair of Social Pediatrics, Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al and Visiting Fellow in the Addictions Department, King&rsquo;s College London. She is based at the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre in Montreal.&nbsp; Her research focuses on cognitive, personality and biological risk factors for the development and maintenance of drug abuse and the factors that mediate the co-occurrence of addictive behaviours with other mental disorders.&nbsp; Her experimental research focuses on factors that make people more susceptible to seek out behavioral reinforcement from drugs of abuse.&nbsp; More recently, her research findings have led to the development of new approaches to substance abuse treatment and prevention that target personality risk factors and the underlying motivational determinants of drug use in subtypes of substance misusers.&nbsp; Dr. Conrod was a member of the King&rsquo;s College London Research Ethics Committee (2005-2010) and Associate Editor of Current Reviews in Drug Abuse. She is consultant to the UN and the European Commission on guidelines for drug and alcohol prevention and has published extensively on this issue. Her research is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fondation de Recherche en Sant&eacute; du Quebec, European Commission (Health and Humanities and Social Sciences), Alcoholic Beverages Medical Research Foundation, European Research Advisory Board, Action on Addiction, Medical Research Council-UK, National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/COOPER_NEIL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="CooperNeil"></a>Neil Cooper</b><br />Pediatrician, Alberta Children&rsquo;s Hospital / Sunnyhill Pediatric Clinic<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE1 - Electronic Medical Records: How to Provide Better Patient Care and Make The Office More Efficient<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18 </strong>| 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Neil Cooper is a Pediatrician and Sports Medicine physician from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.&nbsp; He graduated from University of Calgary Medical School in 1990 and completed pediatric residency at the Alberta Children&rsquo;s Hospital in 1994 and Sports Medicine Diploma in 2007. Since 1994 he has had an active community pediatric and sports medicine practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Cooper&rsquo;s involvement in computers preceded his medical career when, as a paramedic in 1984, he developed an electronic database for the Ft. McMurray Fire Department on an original IBM 8088 computer.&nbsp; He has used some form of an electronic medical record since 1996. &nbsp;He has been involved as a peer leader in helping other physicians with EMRs for more than 10 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Cooper is a board member of the Alberta Medical Association and has served on several committees, including the AMA IM/IT Committee.</p> <p>For 20 years, Dr. Cooper has been a consulting pediatrician with the Child Abuse Service at the Alberta Children&rsquo;s Hospital and now the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Cooper is Medical Director and Vice President for Dreams Take Flight, a charity that each fall takes about 150 challenged children on a one-day adventure of a lifetime to Disneyland.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/COOPER_PETER_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Peter&nbsp; Cooper</strong><br />Academic Head of Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand<br />South Africa<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br />Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C19 - Best Care For The Newborn<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Peter Cooper is currently Professor and Academic Head, Dept of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand &amp; Charlotte&nbsp;Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.&nbsp; He trained as a paediatrician and then a neonatologist and is still active in the clinical care of children and neonates.</p> <p>He has held a number of executive positions in South African paediatric and neonatal organizations and is a past president (2005-2008) of the Union of National African Paediatric Societies &amp; Associations (UNAPSA).&nbsp; He was the chairperson of the Scientific Committee for the 26<sup>th</sup> International Pediatric Association Congress of Pediatrics 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p> <p>He was a member of the Executive Committee of the IPA 2010-2013 and elected as Treasurer of the IPA for the period 2013-2016.&nbsp; He is also the IPA representative on the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health from 2013 to present.</p> <p>He is author or co-author of over 70 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and author of several chapters in books, mainly neonatal and nutrition related and is also a reviewer for a number of local and international journals.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/COSTELLO_ANTHONY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CostelloAnthony"></a>Anthony Costello</strong><br />Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organisation (WHO)<br />Switzerland<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - &nbsp;Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17 </strong>| 8:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 9 -&nbsp; In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17 </strong>| 8:00 - 13:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C6 -&nbsp; Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18 </strong>| 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 -&nbsp; Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18 </strong>| 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 5 -&nbsp; Environment Shapes Future Health<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20 </strong>| 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In September 2015 Dr Anthony Costello joined the World Health Organisation in Geneva as Director of the Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health. Until 2015 Costello was Professor of International Child Health and Director of the Institute for Global Health at <a href="https://remote.afea.gr/owa/redir.aspx?C=80f29a407d714013af91f7c0e3d6ed4a&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2fen.wikipedia.org%2fwiki%2fUniversity_College_London_%2528UCL%2529" target="_blank" title="University College London (UCL)">University College London (UCL)</a>. He was an attending paediatrician at University College Hospital, and the UCL Pro-Provost for Africa and the Middle East. As founder of an international charity, Women and Children First, he helped to spread the results of his research work through mobilisation of women&rsquo;s groups across Africa and south Asia.</p> <p>He chaired the 2009 Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change, and was co-chair of the 2015 Lancet Commission which linked the UK, China, Norway and Sweden on emergency actions to tackle the climate health crisis.</p> <p>Anthony Costello holds fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Royal College of Physicians. In April 2011, Costello received the James Spence Medal, the highest honour of the <a href="https://remote.afea.gr/owa/redir.aspx?C=80f29a407d714013af91f7c0e3d6ed4a&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2fen.wikipedia.org%2fwiki%2fRoyal_College_of_Paediatrics_and_Child_Health" target="_blank" title="Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health">Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health</a> where he is a fellow. He serves on the Board of the global <a href="https://remote.afea.gr/owa/redir.aspx?C=80f29a407d714013af91f7c0e3d6ed4a&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2fen.wikipedia.org%2fwiki%2fPartnership_for_Maternal%2c_Newborn_%2526_Child_Health" target="_blank" title="Partnership for Maternal, Newborn &amp; Child Health">Partnership for Maternal, Newborn &amp; Child Health</a>, chaired by Dr Graca Machel. In May 2016 he received the BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ULLU_OKURA_FGEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="CokugrasFugenCullu"></a>F&uuml;gen &Ccedil;ullu &Ccedil;okuğraş</strong><br />Prof. Dr., Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty<br />Turkey<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 10 -&nbsp;Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE4 - What is New in Nutrition?<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practices<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div>University: University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine 1981<br />Speciality: Pediatri , University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa 1987<br />Followship: Departement of&nbsp; Pediatric Hepatology, Kremlin Bicetre Paris, 1987-1988 Prof Daniel Alagille<br />Subspeciality: Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology Nutrition University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa<br /> 1988-1991<br />Fellowship: Pediatric Gastroenterology University of Lille, Prof Turck, 1992-1993<br />Assistant Prof in Departement of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa<br />1994-2000<br />Prof of Gastroenterology Hepatology Nutrition &nbsp;in Departement of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology University of İstanbul, Faculty of Medecine Cerrahpasa 2000-2005<br />Chief of the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2001-2004<br />Member of Executive Comitee of Society of Viral Hepatitis 1997-2000<br />Member of Executive Comitee of Turkish Pediatric Association 1998-2005<br />Member of Executive Comitee of Turkish Pediatric Gastroenterology Association 2005-2007<br />Representative of Turkish Pediatric Association in CESP and UEMS<br />Member of Executive Committe of&nbsp; EPA/ UNEPSA 2008- 2015<br />Member of Soci&eacute;t&eacute; Francophone de Gastroenterology, Member of ESPGHAN<br />President Of Turkish Pediatric Association 2011-2015<br />Member of International Pediatric Association Standing Committee 2013<br />President of Balkan Pediatric Association 2016<br /><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></div> <hr /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="D" style="line-height: 18.72px; font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>D</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DANEMAN_DENIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="DanemanDenis"></a>Denis Daneman</strong><br />Paediatric Endocrinologist, University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 3<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C26 -&nbsp;Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Denis Daneman completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1973, and his residency in pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Also he completed a fellowship in paedatric endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Pittsburgh, Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&nbsp; He assumed his appointment in the Paediatrics Division of Endocrinology in 1981 at the University and has been on the medical staff of SickKids in the Division of Endocrinology since then.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is currently Professor of Paediatrics and Chair of the Dept of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Paediatrician in Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the R.S. McLaughlin Foundation Chair in Paediatrics at SickKIds. His clinical research relates to the care and outcomes of children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders of childhood.&nbsp; He is past Chair of the Clinical and Scientific Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association, and President of the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.&nbsp; He has written over 200 publications, co-authored two books on disorders of glucose metabolism in childhood, and served on multiple expert panels in the field of endocrinology. He is the recipient of the 2010 ISPAD Prize for Achievement (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes) and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the C&amp;SS/CDA. In 2013 he was awarded a DSc (Med) by his alma mater for his thesis: Contributions to type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents: Understanding the factors contributing to metabolic control and the acute and long-term complications of the disorder.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="../images/DARMSTADT_GARY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Gary Darmstadt</strong><br />Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health &amp; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C5 -&nbsp;Early Life Experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Gary Darmstadt is Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. At Stanford, Dr. Darmstadt is focusing on student education and mentoring in global child health, and on research to advance global newborn health, optimize early child development, and promote gender equality as fundamental to achieving sustainable development. Previously Dr. Darmstadt was Senior Fellow at the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, where he developed initiatives to address gender inequalities and improve health and development outcomes. Prior to this role, he served as the Gates Foundation Director of Family Health, leading strategy development and implementation across nutrition, family planning and maternal, newborn and child health.</p> <p>Dr. Darmstadt was formerly Associate Professor and Founding Director of the International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also served as Senior Research Advisor for the Saving Newborn Lives program of Save the Children-US, where he led the development and implementation of the global research strategy for newborn health and survival, before joining Johns Hopkins.&nbsp; Dr. Darmstadt trained in Medicine (MD) at the University of California, San Diego, in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, in Dermatology at Stanford University, and in Pediatric Infectious Disease as a fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="../images/SANTORINO_DATA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="SantorinoData"></a>Santorino Data</strong><br />Lecturer Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology<br />Uganda<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies<br /><strong>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Dr. Santorino Data; MBChB; MMed Pediatrics</b>: Dr. Data is a Pediatrician, Lecturer and Director of CAMTech Uganda. He created an Innovations Ecosystem that includes Innovation Caf&eacute;s, Innovation office, and a Co-Creation lab at Mbarara University. Collaboratively, he is involved in the development of the Augmented Infant Resuscitator that monitors and provides instant feedback on resuscitation quality as the Principle Investigator. He is an international trainer for the Helping Babies Survive suite of training programs developed by the AAP. His work in driving south-led innovation earned him invitations from the White House and to events related to United Nations General Assembly in 2015.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DAVIS_MARIE_ADELE_-_WEB_2.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Marie Ad&egrave;le Davis</strong><br />Executive Director, Canadian Paediatric Society<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C23 - Patient and Parent Education<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE15 - How to be an Advocate for Children and Youth<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C49 -&nbsp;Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Marie Ad&egrave;le Davis received a B.Sc. in1986 from McGill University.&nbsp; Upon finishing at McGill, Marie Ad&egrave;le successfully completed her Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, in December 1987.</p> <p>She spent time as a management consultant with Monitor Company in Toronto and Boston.&nbsp; An interest in not-for-profit work took Marie Ad&egrave;le to Ottawa in 1989 where she worked for the Ottawa General in a number of roles including Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Ottawa Hospital from 1998-99.</p> <p>Marie Ad&egrave;le has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Paediatric Society since 1999. The Canadian Paediatric Society is a national advocacy organization committed to the health needs of children and youth.</p> <p>Marie Ad&egrave;le is a member of the Community Engagement and Health Advocacy Committee of the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario,&nbsp; the Advisory Committee for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and the board of directors of Ottawa Therapy Dogs. Once a week, she accompanies her best friend, Sam, when he volunteers as a therapy dog at the Montfort Hospital in the Mental Health Unit.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DAYAL_RAJESHWAR_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="DayalRajeshwar"></a>Rajeshwar Dayal</b><br />Chairman, Department of Paediatrics, SN Medical College, Agra<br />India<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C38 -&nbsp;Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After an exceptionally brilliant undergraduate and postgraduate career Dr.Rajeshwar Dayal joined the Department of Paediatrics, SN Medical College, Agra as a Lecturer 30 years ago. Since 2003 he has been the Professor, and Head, of the same department. His area of research has been Leprosy and Tuberculosis. His series on Leprosy in children is the largest in India and focusses on early diagnosis using sophisticated techniques like RLEP-PCR, In-situ PCR and In-situ hybridization. Currently, he is working on early diagnosis and management of Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis. He has been the National Vice President of Indian Academy of Paediatrics in 2011. He was awarded the coveted Fellowships of National Academy Of Medical Sciences (FNAMS)and Indian Academy of Pediatrics(FIAP). He delivered the prestigious P.N. Chuttani Oration of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013. He has been a Visiting Professor to the University of Manila (Philippines) in 2003 and Putrajaya (Malaysia) in 2006 . He is a member of the Standing Committee of International Society of Tropical Pediatrics and Asian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has contributed many chapters in various textbooks; notable among these is his chapter on Leprosy in the Red Book of American Academy of Paediatrics (2009). He has over 100 publications in reputed journals.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DEORARI_ASHOK_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="DeorariAshok"></a>Ashok Deorari</strong><br />Doctor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences<br />India<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 -&nbsp;Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies <br /><b>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</b> | 08:00 - 17:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C11 - Neonatology: Education <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Ashok Kumar Deorari MD, FAMS, FNNF has made outstanding contribution to transferring of knowledge and skills in neonatology to physicians and nurses in India &amp; SE Asia region. His team&nbsp; has undertaken innumerable region-wide training programmes in some of the most crucial areas of newborn care: neonatal resuscitation; facility based newborn nursing ; neonatal ventilation; cpap, kangaroo mother care. He conceptualized the need to create uniform structured teaching aids for pre-service and in-service education way back in 1994 and developed webinars and digital teaching aids for important topics on Newborn Health in 2010 , freely accessible on <a href="http://www.newbornwhocc.org" title="www.newbornwhocc.org">www.newbornwhocc.org</a>&nbsp; He steered development of online e-learning platform on Newborn Health for professionals on the Moodle learning management system (LMS)&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ontop-in.org" title="www.ontop-in.org">www.ontop-in.org</a>, with the help of volunteer undergraduate medical students. For the first time apps on smartphones were used for management of sick newborns who were conceived in 2013. He assisted Government of India and UNICEF in operationalization of Newborn Care in the country and WHO/UNDP/UNICEF in establishing facility based newborn care in DPR Korea , Srilanka , Maldives &amp; Timor Leste. He helped Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran and Mauritius in establishing CPAP &amp; Neonatal Ventilation services. His excellence in research is acclaimed in India and abroad as is evident from research grants, 230 publications, six books and multiple awards. He serves as Co-Director for Retinopathy of Prematurity programme in India, supported by Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubillee Trust UK 2014-18, Reviewer &amp; Master Trainer for Helping Babies Survive of AAP 2013-15, member Government of India TAG for Newborn 2014-15 and NSHRC for Devices &amp; Equipment for India 2014-15 .</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DING_JIE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Jie Ding</strong><br />Professor &amp; Doctor, Peking University First Hospital<br />China<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE19 - Perspectives in Palliative Care<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Sunday, August 20</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Prof Ding graduated from Beijing Medical College in 1982 and was trained in Pediatric Nephrology in University of Minnesota from late 80&rsquo;s to early 90&rsquo;s.</p> <p>Prof. Jie Ding is the President of the Chinese Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the president of Beijing Society of Rare Diseases. Prof. Jie Ding is serving or used to serve in the International Pediatric Association (IPA) as the Standing Committee member, in the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) as the councilor member, and the Assail Pediatric Nephrology Association (AsPNA) as the councilor member. Prof Ding is an Executive member of Executive Committee of Chinese Medical Association. She is the Committee member of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (CPPCC).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Prof. Jie Ding has been working as a doctor for about 30 years in the field of pediatric nephrology. Her research focuses on hereditary renal diseases, especially Alport syndrome. She published over 250 papers in international or national medical journals. Prof. Ding has an outstanding sensitivity for clinical science issues. In the outbreak of melamine-induced childhood kidney stone in China in 2008, Prof. Jie Ding, as the state-level expert on pediatric nephrology, promptly carried out a wonderful clinical study, the result of which was published on <i>NEJM</i> in 2009. She has been awarded many national research grants as PI as well as a NIH R01 grant as a site-PI. She received the highest national-level scientific research award in China, the second prize of the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DIONNE_JANIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="DionneJanis"></a>Janis Dionne</strong><br />Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Services, University of British Columbia/BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE24 -&nbsp;An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>My professional and scholarly areas of interest are management of childhood chronic kidney diseases and pediatric hypertension, which is both a consequence and cause of chronic kidney disease. I have developed an active ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) protocol and program, used for research and clinical purposes. I also created a clinical pathway for appropriate investigation of pediatric hypertension, and established a pediatric hypertension clinic at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital. I have been invited to participate on major pediatric hypertension guideline committees. As part of Hypertension Canada, I am a member of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) Pediatric Recommendations Task Forcecreating evidence based guidelines for primary care physicians. Also, I am the Canadian Society of Pediatric Nephrologists (CAPN) representative on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children Clinical Practice Guideline Subcommittee. I have also recently been elected to the executive committee of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DREYER_BENARD_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="DreyerBenard"></a>Benard Dreyer</strong><br />President, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session <br />C23 -&nbsp;Patient and Parent Education &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Dreyer is a general and development-behavioral pediatrician who has spent his professional lifetime serving poor children and families. Professor of Pediatrics at NYU, he leads the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, is Director of Pediatrics at Bellevue Hospital, and also works as a hospitalist. He is now President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For over 30 years he led a primary care program at Bellevue, including co-located mental and oral health services and clinics in homeless shelters. His research is focused on interventions in primary care to improve early childhood outcomes, including early brain development, early language development and obesity. As AAP President, he is taking a leadership role in the AAP&rsquo;s Strategic Priority on Poverty and Child Health. Dr. Dreyer was president of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and founded and chairs the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty and the APA Research Scholars Program.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/DUCHARME_FRANCINE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="DucharmeFrancine"></a>Francine M. Ducharme</strong><br />Professor with Tenure, Department of Pediatrics University of Montreal<br />Associate Director of Clinical Research and Knowledge Transfer, Research Centre of CHU Sainte Justine<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Ducharme is Professor in the Departments of Paediatrics and of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montr&eacute;al. She is a paediatrician and clinical epidemiologist in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine. In the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, she is Associate Director of Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation. At the national level, she is co-chair of the Asthma Assembly of the Canadian Thoracic Society, responsible for generating and implementing asthma guidelines in Canada.</p> <p>Dr Ducharme leads a productive career as physician caring for asthmatic children, as teacher, research mentor, and clinical scientist.&nbsp;</p> <p>Her research program, which has received uninterrupted research funding, focuses on improving paediatric asthma morbidity through development of clinical and research instruments specific to children, educational and drug interventions, systematic reviews, dissemination of evidence-based guidelines, and development of interventions to improve adherence to guidelines.&nbsp; Dr Ducharme is paediatric editor of the Cochrane Airways Review group since its birth in 1995. Her research program has led to numerous publications, invited talks, research awards, and co-authorship for the adult and paediatric Canadian Asthma Consensus statement as well as on international statements, namely on lung function testing in preschool-aged children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="E"></a>E</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/EDDY_ALLISON_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Allison Eddy</strong><br />Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric Medicine, James &amp; Annabel McCreary Chair in Pediatrics, Professor and Head, Dept Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Chief Pediatric Medicine, C&amp;W Hospitals &amp; Sunny Hill Health Centre, Provincial Health Services Authority, University of British Columbia (UBC)<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE24 - An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 9<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 10:30 - 12:00<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Allison Eddy is a graduate of McMaster University Medical School. After completing a Pediatric Residency at Montreal Children&rsquo;s Hospital, McGill University and a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she became a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto and a nephrologist at Sick Kids for 12 years. In 1997 she was recruited to Seattle as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Head of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Seattle Children&rsquo;s Hospital. Dr. Eddy also served as the first Director of the Tissue and Cell Sciences Research Center at Seattle Children&rsquo;s Research Institute from 2007-12. In 2012 Dr. Eddy returned to Canada as the Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia and Chief, Pedaitric Medicine, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p>Dr. Eddy has been an independent basic science investigator since 1985 and is internationally recognized for her work on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney fibrosis, the final common pathway leading to chronic and end-stage kidney disease. Her work has been funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada, the NIH and several research foundations. She has published 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. From 2001-2007 she was the Deputy Editor of the <i>Journal of the American Society of Nephrology </i>and recently completed a term as an Associate Editor for the journal <i>Pediatric Nephrology</i></p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ELLIOTT_ELIZABETH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ElliottElizabeth"></a>Elizabeth Elliott</strong><br />Professor Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney and Sydney Children&rsquo;s Hospitals Network (Westmead)<br />Australia<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C9 - Evaluation of Pediatric Practice<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Elizabeth Elliott AM is Professor in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney Australia and Consultant Paediatrician and Head of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Clinic at the Sydney Children&rsquo;s Hospitals Network. She holds a prestigious Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. &nbsp;She is Director of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit for rare disorders, which she founded in 1993, and a past Convenor of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units. In 2007 she and a colleague developed a novel tool, the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance System (PAEDS), for ascertaining vaccine-preventable diseases in inpatients. PAEDS now operates in five states and Territories. She Co-Chairs a Centre of Research Excellence for FASD and Chairs the Australian Government&rsquo;s FASD Technical Network. In 2008 Elizabeth &nbsp;was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to paediatrics; in 2008 she was a selected member of the Prime Minister&rsquo;s 2020 Summit; in2009 she received the Medal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; in 2013 she chaired the scientific program for the IPA Congress in Melbourne; and in 2012 she was named one of Australia&rsquo;s 100 Women of Influence.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ELLIS_JUDITH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="EllisJudith"></a>Judith Ellis</strong><br />Chief Executive Officer, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health<br />UK<br /> <p>Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Professor Judith Ellis MBE is the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Honorary Professor of Nursing at London South Bank University where she was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Care.</p> <p>Judith commenced her career in the NHS in 1978, training as a general nurse at St Thomas&rsquo; Hospital London and then moving on to train as a paediatric nurse in Manchester. She has held a number of senior posts in education and the NHS including 8 years as Director of Nursing and Workforce Development at Great Ormond Street Children&rsquo;s Hospital and was for 5 years a Council Member,&nbsp; and for 6 months Interim Chair, of the Nursing and Midwifery Council . Judith worked for 3 years as a Nursing Officer at the Department of Health with lead responsibility for Quality and the &lsquo;Getting the Basics Right&rsquo; agenda.&nbsp;</p> <p>Judith was awarded the MBE in 1998 for services to Paediatrics. Her doctoral studies were focused around Clinical Practice Benchmarking and quality improvement aiming for excellent patient focused care. From June 2016 she has been the Chair of the Tropical Health and Education Trust and Chairs, Help 4 Hurting Children, a Charity working in Uganda to train paediatric multidisciplinary teams.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ELMSLIE_KIMBERLY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Kimberly Elmsile</strong><br />Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Agency of Canada<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C41 - Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>As Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Ms. Elmslie leads the design and implementation of federal programs designed to "make healthier choices easier choices" for Canadians.</p> <p>With a focus on preventing chronic illnesses and injuries, promoting health and wellbeing, and facilitating multi-sector collaborations, Ms. Elmslie advances public health priorities in child health, healthy living, family violence and suicide prevention, and seniors' health. Public health surveillance and best practices in prevention are federal roles implemented in this Branch. Leadership in reducing health inequalities is a foundation for the Branch's work.</p> <p>Ms. Elmslie facilitates partnerships with stakeholders in the interests of advancing innovation in public health. This recognizes the integral roles played by governments, academia, not-for-profit, and private sectors in addressing complex challenges that require whole of society responses.</p> <p>Academically trained in epidemiology and biostatistics, Ms. Elmslie brings a strong science background and extensive program and policy experience to her work in public health.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ENGLISH_MIKE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="EnglishMike"></a>Mike English</strong><br />Professor, International Child Health &amp; Head, Health Services Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute &ndash; Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, and Oxford University<br />Kenya<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 13:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Mike English is a UK trained paediatrician with 20 years&rsquo; work and research experience in Kenya. His early work helped characterize respiratory distress and the associated metabolic acidosis in malaria before work on clinical and epidemiological aspects of neonatal infection. After work examining the quality of paediatric and neonatal care in typical rural hospital settings in Kenya he led a team developing and testing strategies to implement best practices closely collaborating with the Ministry of Health, the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Paediatric Association. His team have worked for over 10 years on developing national, evidence-based guidelines for care (contributing to WHO&rsquo;s pocketbook). To help translate guidelines into practice he developed the Emergency Triage Assessment, Treatment plus Admission Care course (ETAT+) with both used across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, where they are included in pre-service training, and in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Myanmar. His Kenyan team have undertaken, individual and cluster randomised trials, cost-effectiveness analyses, empiric qualitative studies of health worker behaviour and ethics and mixed-methods approaches in implementation research. He has contributed to a number of international and WHO advisory groups. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ESANGBEDO_DOROTHY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="EsangbedoDorothy"></a>Dorothy Esangbedo</strong><br />President, Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations<br />Nigeria<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C44 - Ebola and Emerging Infections<br /><b>Sunday, August 21 </b>| 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Esangbedo is the President of the Union of National African Paediatric Societies and Associations and the Chairman of Gavi Civil Society Organisations Steering Committee. She had undergraduate medical education at the Medical School of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; paediatric residency training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria; and Fellowship training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Children&rsquo;s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.&nbsp; She has decades of experience in clinical paediatrics including supervision of Immunisation clinics.</p> <p>She is a past President of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria and was a co-initiator of the 1<sup>ST</sup> National Vaccine Summit in Nigeria in 2012 with call to actions that have contributed to the immunisation agenda of Nigeria.&nbsp; She is also a member of Nigeria Immunisation Technical Advisory Group and has served on the National Expert Committee on Adverse Events from Immunisation.</p> <p>She has received various awards of recognition including the 10<sup>th</sup> Rare Gem Award 2014 for outstanding contributions to Millennium Development Goal 4 (Nigeria) and the African Babycare Award for contributions to childcare (Afribaby Initiative 2014)<b>. </b>She is on the Board of Directors of Providence Hospitals, Lagos and her special interests include vaccine hesitancy and advocacy for child survival and development.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ETZEL_RUTH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="EtzelRuth"></a>Ruth Etzel</b><br />Director of the Office of Children&rsquo;s Health Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 6 - Workshop on Child Health and the Environment<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Ruth Etzel is Professor of Epidemiology in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin &ndash; Milwaukee. She is a physician board certified in pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health.&nbsp; She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Preventive Medicine.&nbsp;</p> <p>As a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service for 20 years, Dr. Etzel served in numerous public-sector leadership positions including: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Founding Chief of the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch), Department of Agriculture (Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Risk Assessment) and the Indian Health Service (Research Director at the Alaska Native Medical Center).&nbsp; She is the Founding Editor of <i>Pediatric Environmental Health</i>, 3<sup>rd</sup> edition. Dr. Etzel was the 2007 recipient of the Children&rsquo;s Environmental Health Champion Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Distinguished Service Award from the US Public Health Service, the Don C. Mackel Memorial Award from the CDC, and the Arthur S. Flemming Award.&nbsp; Her epidemiologic research interests include investigating the effects of environmental contaminants on children, identifying the environmental precipitants of asthma attacks and studying the health effects of exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollutants.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/EZEAKA_CHINYERE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="EzeakaChinyere"></a>Chinyere Ezeaka</strong><br />Consultant Paediatrician/Neonatologist, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos<br />Nigeria<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies <br /><strong>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&bull; Professor of Paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.<br />&bull; Head, Perinatology-Neonatology Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.<br />&bull; Educational background comprises MBBS (UNN), MPH (Unilag), MNPMC (Paed), FWACP(Paed), FRCPCH (UK), and MNIM.<br />&bull; Had professional clinical attachment trainings in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of King George Hospital, Ilford, Essex, UK (2003); Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, New York, (2004); and Hennepin County Medical Centre/Amplatz Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Minnesota, USA (2013).<br />&bull; National Master Trainer for the Neonatal Resuscitation Training (NRT), Helping Babies Breathe(HBB), and Kangaroo Mothercare (KMC) programmes (2002 &ndash; date);<br />&bull; In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, have trained internationally (2010-2015), and co-directed in-country utilizing the AAP&rsquo;s HBB, Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB) and Essential Care for Small Babies (ECSB)<br />modules.<br />&bull; Newborn Health Consultant providing technical expertise to the Federal Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, USAID&rsquo;s Maternal and Child Survival Programme (MCSP), Save the Children International, Nigeria;<br />&bull; Prof Chinyere is an International Board Member of the International Neonatology Association Congress (INAC) 2014-date;<br />&bull; Currently National President of the Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), sub-specialty group of the Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), that comprises paediatricians practicing newborn health in Nigeria.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="F" style="line-height: 18.72px; font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>F</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FABIAN_CHRISTOPHER_-_WEB_-_2.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FabianChristopher"></a>Christopher Fabian</b><br />Senior Advisor to the Executive Director &amp; Co-lead, UNICEF Innovation<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C46 -&nbsp;The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 9 - New Frontiers in Media and Communication Technologies<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Christopher Fabian co-founded and co-leads UNICEF&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.unicefstories.org/"> Innovation Unit</a> with Erica Kochi. Working with UNICEF&rsquo;s 135 country offices, the Innovation Unit is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF&rsquo;s work for children. The accomplishments of UNICEF Innovation have garnered global recognition. Examples of this work include the Digital Drum, a locally constructed solar-powered computer kiosk providing information on health and education, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 inventions of 2011, gold and silver International Design Excellence Awards, a Red Hat prize for being one of the three top open source projects, and the award-winning RapidSMS, a system that uses basic mobile phones and SMS messages to communicate with front-line workers and improve the speed and quality of data collection and health and education services. UNICEF Innovation also received recognition as one of the most innovative companies in the world by Fast Company in 2014.</p> <p>Christopher has been with UNICEF since 2006. Prior to joining UNICEF, Christopher taught in Lebanon and launched start-ups in East Africa and Egypt. In 2013, he was recognized as one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FARMER_MYCHELLE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="FarmerMychelle"></a>Mychelle Farmer</strong><br />Senior Advisor Non-Communicable Diseases, Jhpiego<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 2 -&nbsp;Protecting Children from NCDs:&nbsp; Leadership Advocacy Workshop <br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Mychelle is Jhpiego&rsquo;s Senior Advisor for Adolescent Health and also for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in adolescent medicine, who has worked for many years on programs that promote public health strategies to improve the health of adolescents and young adults. Mychelle is a graduate of Yale University and Weill Cornell University Medical College. She completed her training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and she completed adolescent medicine at University of Maryland Medical Institution. Mychelle has been working on projects for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) since 2011. This work began during her tenure with Catholic Relief Services and the work has expanded since joining Jhpiego in 2013. She is the co-chair of the Task Force on NCDs and Women&rsquo;s Health, and she is a leader for CORE Group&rsquo;s NCDs Interest Group.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FAWZI_WAFAIE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="FawziWafaie"></a>Wafaie Fawzi</strong><br />Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard, T.H. Chan School of Public Health<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Wafaie Fawzi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., M.S., DR.P.H., is Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology and Global Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. &nbsp;He completed his medical training at the University of Khartoum, Sudan and his Doctorate of Public Health in 1992 in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. &nbsp;He has experience in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trials and observational epidemiologic studies of perinatal health and infectious diseases, with emphasis on nutritional factors. These include examining the epidemiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes, childhood infections, and HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria among populations in Tanzania, India and other developing countries. &nbsp;Dr. Fawzi is also a Principal Investigator of the MDH HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program in Tanzania, which provides for scaling up quality care and treatment services and building operational research capacity. &nbsp;He is a founding member of the Africa Academy of Public Health, a Harvard affiliated organization that aims to train future public health leaders and build strong research collaborations with partners in Africa. &nbsp;He has also focused efforts on developing and strengthening research and capacity building efforts in partnership with colleagues in South Asia and the Middle East.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FEHLINGS_DARCY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="FehlingsDarcy"></a>Darcy Fehlings</strong><br />Head, University of Toronto, Division of Developmental Paediatrics, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Darcy Fehlings is Head of the Division of Developmental Paediatrics and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural holder of the Bloorview Children&rsquo;s Hospital Foundation Chair in Developmental Paediatrics. Dr. Fehlings is the Senior Physician Director of the Child Development Program at Holland Bloorview Children&rsquo;s Rehabilitation Hospital and provided medical leadership for a large ambulatory program for cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Fehlings is a Senior Clinician Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute. Her research focuses on the innovation and evaluation of interventions for children with cerebral palsy. She is the lead investigator of an Ontario Brain Institute integrated neuroscience network focused on children with cerebral palsy (CP-NET) and leads the CP Discovery Project in the Canadian NeuroDevNet Networks of Centres of Excellence. Professor Fehlings was the president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in 2015.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FINKEL_MARTIN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FinkelMartin"></a>Martin A. Finkel</b><br />Medical Director, Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute, Rowan University &ndash; School of Osteopathic Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C2 - Management of Sexual Abuse Victims <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Martin A. Finkel, DO, F.A.A.P., is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director and co-founder of the Child Abuse Research Education &amp; Service (CARES) Institute at Rowan University. Dr. Finkel was instrumental in developing New Jersey&rsquo;s statewide network of child abuse diagnostic and treatment centers, the first legislatively created state system of regional centers in the United States. These centers of excellence provide services for sexually and physically abused children and educate professionals within the medical, child protection, law enforcement and mental health communities on the evaluation of the child victim. He has published numerous peer reviewed papers and book chapters. His textbook Medical Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child: A practical guide, 3<sup>rd</sup> ed. published in 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.</p> <p>Dr. Finkel has been appointed by six Governors to co-chair with the Commissioner of Children and Families, New Jersey&rsquo;s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. Dr Finkel currently holds the position of Treasurer of ISPCAN.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FINLEY_ALLEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FinleyAllen"></a>Allen Finley</b><br />Professor Of Anesthesia &amp; Psychology, Dalhousie University/Iwk Health Centre<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Allen Finley is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has worked for 25 years in pain research and management. He is Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology at Dalhousie University, and holds the inaugural Dr. Stewart Wenning Chair in Pediatric Pain Management at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. He has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals (http://tinyurl.com/gaf-cits) and has lectured widely, with more than 270 invited presentations on six continents. He started the PEDIATRIC-PAIN e-mail discussion list in 1993, bringing together pain researchers and clinicians from over 40 countries. His own research and educational projects have recently taken him to Jordan, Thailand, China, Brazil, and elsewhere. His main interest is pain service development and advocacy for improved pain care for children around the world. He is co-leader of the ChildKind International Initiative (http://childkindinternational.org) and chairs the International Association for the Study of Pain&rsquo;s Developing Countries Working Group. The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research website is at http://pediatric-pain.ca.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FIRST_LEWIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="FirstLewis"></a>Lewis R. First</strong><br />Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE12 -&nbsp;Meet the Editor:&nbsp; Tips on Academic Writing and Reviewing <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Lewis First received his B.A., M.D., and M.S. in Epidemiology from Harvard University. He did his residency and general pediatric fellowship training at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital. In 1994 Dr. First left Boston to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital, a position he currently continues to hold.&nbsp; In 2009, he became the current editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) peer-reviewed journal <i>Pediatrics</i>.&nbsp; Dr. First also currently serves as Chair of the Medical Education Committee of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC) and is past-chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners.</p> <p>Dr. First has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards locally and nationally. In 2014 he received the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations, the highest leadership award given in the field of Pediatrics. In addition to educating health care professionals, Dr. First also educates the public by offering medical advice to parents on weekly radio and television news segments entitled, &ldquo;First with Kids,&rdquo; as well as in multiple community newspapers.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FISHER_MARGARET_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FisherMargaret"></a>Margaret</b> <b>Fisher</b><br />Medical Director/Professor of Pediatrics, Unterberg Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center/Drexel University College of Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C44 -&nbsp;Ebola Crisis and Emerging Infections <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C38 -&nbsp;Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Fisher graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher&rsquo;s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia.&nbsp; Her current appointment is Medical Director, The Unterberg Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA and St. George&rsquo;s University School of Medicine, Grenada.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Fisher's academic activities include the following: frequent CME speaker; Journal reviewer; former member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases (<i>Red Book</i>); former chair of the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Infectious Diseases; AAP New Jersey Chapter officer; over 30 published articles, numerous invited articles, book chapters, audiotapes and one book.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Fisher is a member of the Brighton Collaboration and has served on its Boards.&nbsp; She has been a member of the Scientific Committees for several international meetings, including the 25<sup>th</sup> International Pediatric Association Congress, the 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup> Europaediatrics and the 28<sup>th</sup> International Pediatric Association Congress.&nbsp; She was appointed to the GAVI Civil Service Organizations Steering Committee and serves as Chair.&nbsp; Dr. Fisher is Co-chair of the AAP Global Immunization Advocacy Projects.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop" style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FONSECA_HELENA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FonsecaHelena"></a>Helena Fonseca</b><br />Hospital de Santa Maria, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon<br />Portugal<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 10 -&nbsp;Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>- PhD in Pediatrics, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Master in Public Health (Maternal and Child Health Major), University of Minnesota, USA<br />- Postgraduate Fellowship, Adolescent Health Program (Director: Robert Blum, MD, &nbsp;PhD), Department of Pediatrics Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.<br />- Family Therapist (Full member of the Portuguese Family Therapy Society)<br />- Professor of Paediatrics with Habilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal.<br />Head, Adolescent Medicine Division, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon.<br />Head, Paediatric Obesity Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon.<br />Coordinator of the Master Program in Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.<br />Coordinator of the Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine Modules of the Master/PhD Programme in Eating Disorders, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon.<br />Coordinator, Adolescent Medicine Optional Discipline, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FORSYTH_KEVIN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="ForsythKevin"></a>Kevin Forsyth</b><br />Associate Dean, Director of Medical Course and Head of Paediatrics, Flinders University<br />Australia<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C18 - Informatics to improve Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>An academic pediatrician and pediatric immunologist who for 10 years was President of the International Pediatric Chairs Group (now IPALA) and Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Professorial Heads Committee. He has undertaken work with WHO on the IMCI training materials, and assisted in the field in WHO development work.</p> <p>In addition to global child health training roles, he has been Chair and Head of Pediatrics at Flinders University for more than 20 years, was the inaugural Dean and Director of Education at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, is the Chair of the South Australian Health Department&rsquo;s Medical Education and Training Council, and Associate Dean and Director of the Medical Program at Flinders University.</p> <p>His research work includes lung inflammation and immunology, pertussis, global child health and medical education.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FRAPPIER_JEAN-YVES_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="FrappierJeanYves"></a>Jean-Yves Frappier</b><br />Chair, Paediatrics Department, University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE21 - Just Breathe! Mindfulness for Adolescents, Pediatricians, and Families<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Frappier has trained in Paediatrics at University of Montreal and McGill University, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar and obtained an MSc. in Epidemiology (1982). At CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, he was Head of the Adolescent Medicine Division (2000-14), and since 2002, is head of the Social Paediatrics and Child Abuse Division. Dr Frappier is professor of Paediatrics, Chair of the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Montreal and Chief of the Paediatrics Department at CHU Sainte-Justine. Dr Frappier is Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association for Adolescent Health since 1995, was president of the Canadian Paediatric Society (2011-12). Dr Frappier has done consultant work for WHO and the Canadian international development agency. He frequently acts as a consultant to government and NGO's. The focus of Dr. Frappier&rsquo;s research has been mostly on topics around sexuality, sexual abuse, physical and mental health of adolescents, especially vulnerable youth.Dr. Frappier has organized more than 60 Conferences or Congress, authored 50 book chapters, 60 peer-reviewed articles, has been a guest speaker on five continents (80) and has over 120 abstracts or workshops presentation. Dr Frappier is now President of the Scientific Committee of the International Paediatric Congress 2016 in Vancouver.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/FRIEDMAN_JEREMY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Jeremy Friedman</strong><br />Associate Pediatrician-in-Chief, Hospital for Sick Children<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C7 - Pediatric Care &ndash; Evidence Based or Eminence Based<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18 </strong>| 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE8 - Not Without a Plan: Writing Evidence-Based Self-Management Plans for Children With Asthma<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Friedman graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1985. He completed his residency training at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and has worked as a general pediatric hospitalist at SickKids since then. He completed his 10 year appointment as Head of Pediatric Medicine in 2014 and is currently associate Pediatrician-in-Chief at Sickkids. He is a Professor and associate Department Chair at the University of Toronto.<br /><br /> Dr. Friedman has published over 75 articles in peer reviewed journals, has co-edited textbooks and has also edited 8 books on child health for parents including The A to Z of Children&rsquo;s Health and Canada&rsquo;s Baby Care Book. These best-selling books are sold in many countries around the world. Dr. Friedman was appointed to the examination board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for Pediatrics in 2006. He chaired the Canadian Pediatric Society&rsquo;s Annual Conference Committee from 2009-15, and represents hospitalists on the Canadian Pediatric Society&rsquo;s Acute Care Committee where he has authored statements on various subjects including the management of status epilepticus, use of IV maintenance fluids and management of bronchiolitis.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="G" style="font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; line-height: 18.72px; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>G</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GAVIN_FRANK_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="GavinFrank"></a>Frank Gavin</b><br />Founder and National Liaison, Canadian Family Advisory Network<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C41 -&nbsp;Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>For twenty years Frank Gavin has worked as a volunteer to advance patient- and family-centred care. In 1995 he joined the Family Advisory Committee (FAC) to The Hospital for Sick Children, chairing it from 1997 to 2001. In 2002 he founded the Canadian Family Advisory Network (CFAN), which links family councils across Canada, chaired or co-chaired CFAN for six years, and now serves at its National Liaison.&nbsp; He is a member of the boards of both The Institute of Families for Child and Youth Mental Health and The Ontario Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support Unit. Since September 2011 Frank has been one of two public members of The Canadian Drug Expert Committee (which recommends which drugs should be listed in the formularies of public drug plans).</p> <p>He has published several articles, including one on partnerships between parents and doctors in <i>Paediatrics and Child Health</i> in 2009.</p> <p>Frank received the first Volunteer Humanitarian Award from The Hospital for Sick Children in 2002 and the Contribution to Child Health Award from The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres in 2008.</p> <p>For nearly 30 years Frank taught English at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario and twice chaired the department.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GAZARIAN_MADLEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="GazarianMadlen"></a>Madlen Gazarian</b><br />Consultant in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology &amp; Therapeutics, University of New South Wales<br />Australia<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Madlen Gazarian MBBS(HonsI) <i>Sydney</i>, MSc(ClinEpi) <i>Toronto</i>, FRACP is a Consultant Paediatrician specialising in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance. She is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and was previously the inaugural Head of the Paediatric Therapeutics Program, School of Women&rsquo;s and Children&rsquo;s Health, UNSW and Sydney Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Randwick, in Sydney, Australia.</p> <p>Associate Professor Gazarian&rsquo;s work has encompassed pioneering initiatives in Paediatric Therapeutics practice, research, education, medicines policy development and advocacy. Her research focuses on evidence-based therapeutic decision-making, Quality Use of Medicines (Rational Use of Medicines) and medicines safety evaluation and improvement. She provides expertise and leadership in paediatric medicines and therapeutics issues to a range of Australian and international organisations, with focus on innovative and collaborative approaches to improving the development and appropriate use of better medicines for children.</p> <p>Her international roles include the Scientific Responsible on behalf of the International Pediatric Association, for the Education work package of the Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP) Network of Excellence and consultant to the GRiP work package for Epidemiological and Post-marketing drug studies. She is a founding member of the Executive for the Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology Section of the International Union of Pharmacology and a founding member of the International Alliance for Better Medicines for Children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GEREIGE_RANI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="GereigeRani"></a>Rani Gereige</strong><br />Director of Medical Education &amp; Designated Institutional Official, Miami Children&rsquo;s Health System, Nicklaus Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C52 - Oral Health<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Rani Gereige joined Nicklaus Children&rsquo;s Hospital (NCH) (Formerly Miami Children&rsquo;s Hospital) in February 2010 as the Director of Medical Education. He is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and the CME Chair. He currently holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Professor, in the Department of Pediatrics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.</p> <p>Dr. Gereige received his BS in Biology (With Distinction) and his MD from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. He subsequently completed a Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at USF/ All Children&rsquo;s Hospital. He then completed a Masters Degree in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health at USF. In February 2010, he graduated from the USF Leadership Institute. He is the recipient of several teaching awards from residents and medical students including the 2003 Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.</p> <p>Nationally, Dr. Gereige is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he serves on the AAP Executive Committee of the Section on Oral Health and on the AAP National Conference and Exhibit (NCE) Planning Group. He is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and the Children&rsquo;s Dental Health Project Board. Dr. Gereige serves on the NBME USMLE Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) and the editorial board of Pediatrics in Review. He also serves as a surveyor for the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education and a member of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pediatric Residency Review Committee.</p> <p>Dr. Gereige is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. His interests include Oral Health, School Health, primary care Sports Medicine, Public Health, Evidence-Based Medicine and QI, Children with Special Health Care Needs and Sports, as well as Medical Education.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GIAMBRUNO_GONZALO_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Gonzalo Giambruno</strong><br />Professor of Neonatology, ALAPE<br />Uruguay <br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C40 - Best Start For Our Newest Global Citizens<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Prof Gonzalo Giambruno</p> <p>Professor of Neonatology of the Republic University of Uruguay</p> <p>Past President ALAPE</p> <p>Past President of the Uruguayan Society of Pediatrician</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GITHANGA_DAVID_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="GithangaDavid"></a>David Githanga</b><br />Chairman, Kenya Paediatric Association<br />Kenya<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 6 - Protect the Children! What you can do to prevent environmental hazards from harming children<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr David Githanga is an accomplished medical professional with over 25 years&rsquo; experience of clinical practice at a number of health institutions of great repute such as the Nairobi Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital and Gertrude&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p>He graduated in 1984 at The University of Nairobi in Kenya. In subsequent years he has gone on to achieve a number of&nbsp; Medical qualifications from various global institutions;&nbsp; including studies in Paediatric Cardiology in Glasgow, Children&rsquo;s Environmental Health in Athens Greece and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of London.&nbsp; He is undertaking a PhD research work at the University of Nairobi to explore the relationship between environmental toxins and children&rsquo;s health in Kenya.</p> <p>Throughout his career Dr Githanga has demonstrated a passion for the improvement of children&rsquo;s health particularly pertaining to immunization, nutrition and the environment within the broader public health agenda. He has had high level interaction both nationally and internationally aimed at gearing policies towards pediatric health improvement including mentoring on training, designing reference materials, delivery approaches and research topics.</p> <p>Currently Chairman of the Kenya Paediatric Association, Dr Githanga is also a governor of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Barnados Children&rsquo;s Home, an Honorary Lecturer of Paediatrics at the University of Nairobi and a Consultant Paediatrician/Cardiologist at the Nairobi Hospital. I am on a number of committees appointed by the Ministry of Health in Kenya.&nbsp; I am the President- Elect of the Rotary Club of Nairobi.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="../images/GRANGE_ANDENIKE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Andenike Grange</strong><br />Child Health Advocate, Retired from University of Lagos<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Adenike Grange is a Nigerian who received her high school, undergraduate and postgraduate education in Nigeria, the UK and the USA at various times during her career development to the level of a professor of paediatrics at the University of Lagos Nigeria. She has held appointments as the Head of Department of Pediatrics, the Dean of Clinical Sciences as well as the Director of the Institute of Child Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos.&nbsp; She worked extensively as a team member and leader on UNICEF, USAID and WHO- supported child health projects in Nigeria and in other African countries. She was a member of the WHO Diarrheal Diseases Technical Advisory Committee in Geneva. She subsequently became the desk officer of the Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health department in the WHO&rsquo;s office in Nigeria for a period of three years during her leave of absence. from the University. She is the author of over fifty scientific publications, reviews and reports in peer-reviewed journals. As President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA), she represented the IPA on the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) from 2004 to 2007, helping to establish a broader participation of Civil Society Organizations in the governance of GAVI. She was invited to serve as the Honourable Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2007 to 2008.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GRANT_DAVID_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="GrantDavid"></a>David Grant</strong><br />Chair Bristol Medical Simulation, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust<br />UK<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Grant is a consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.</p> <p>In 2007 he was appointed as Director of the Bristol Paediatric Simulation Programme and has led his talented team to developing the programme to one of the leading Paediatric Simulation programmes internationally.</p> <p>In 2009 he was appointed as Chair of the Bristol Medical Simulation Centre where he is leading the continued development of the UHBristol NHS Foundation Trust centre and point of care simulation strategy.</p> <p>He is actively involved in International and National education and simulation through roles of:</p> <ul> <li>Past President International Paediatric Simulation Society</li> <li>RCPCH Simulation Lead</li> <li>Associate Dean Simulation, Severn Deanery</li> <li>Co-Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Education and Scientific committee</li> <li>Chair UK Paediatric intensive Care Education Learning Simulation Special Interest Group</li> </ul> <p>His simulation interests are:</p> <ul> <li>Development of sustainable simulation networks.</li> <li>Faculty training and development</li> <li>Curriculum development, particularly point of care curricula</li> <li>Development of Assessment Strategies using simulation as tool</li> <li>Furthering international collaboration and research</li> <li>Translational Simulation Research</li> </ul> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GRAVEN_MICHAEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="GravenMichael"></a>Michael Graven</strong><br />Retired Faculty, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C18 - Informatics to improve Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Michael Graven MD MSc MPH FRSPH is retired faculty from Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada.&nbsp; He served as a Neonatologist for 17 years.&nbsp; He has work as a practicing health informatician for 40 years, including work as statistician, actuary, systems design, and informatics policy development.&nbsp; He has served, as a volunteer, 46 countries world-wide.&nbsp; He served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Information Officer for a Physician Network Management Corporation in the US, supporting practice of over 5,000 physicians in 27 states providing health services to 10 million citizens.&nbsp; He was an unpaid volunteer to the World Health Organization, performing 8 missions for the Health Metrics Network.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GRAY_GLENDA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="GrayGlenda"></a>Glenda Gray</b><br />President/CEO, South African Medical Research Council<br />South Africa<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C30 - Prevention of HIV<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Glenda Gray, MBBCH, FCPaed (SA), DSc (honoris causa) and a NRF A rated scientist is President of the Medical Research Council. She is a Professor of Paediatrics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also a Professor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. She was the Executive Director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit before joining the MRC to lead their Office of AIDS Research. She is the Co-PI of the NIH funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the Director of HVTN International Programs. In 2002, she was awarded the Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights Award for pioneering work done in the field of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1. She is a member of the Academy of Science in South Africa, and chairs their standing committee on health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academies, serves on their Global Health Board.<br /><br />Gray has also been awarded the IAPAC &ldquo;Hero of Medicine&rdquo; award for work done in the field of HIV treatment in children and adults. In 2009, James McIntyre and Gray received the N&rsquo;Galy-Mann lectureship in recognition of their HIV research contribution in South Africa. In June 2012 she received a DSc honoris causa from the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. She has also been admitted into the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012. In 2013 she received the EDCTP&rsquo;s outstanding Africa Scientist Award as well as South Africa&rsquo;s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe, granted by the president of SA for achievements in the international area which have served South Africa&rsquo;s interest.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GRUBER_REUT_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="GruberReut"></a>Reut&nbsp; Gruber</strong><br />Associate Professor, McGill University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C39 - Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation in Children and Adolescents&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Gruber is a clinical child psychologist and an expert in pediatric sleep.&nbsp; She is a an Associate Professor&nbsp; within the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, as well as the director of the Attention, Behavior and Sleep Lab at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute / McGill University.&nbsp; She is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who is the recipient of grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), NSERC, and FRSQ, American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation. She uses these funds to examine the mechanisms underlying the association between sleep and mental and physical health, and to use the knowledge gained from her research to develop evidence-based interventions to improve youth mental and physical health. Her research focuses on three themes as they relate to pediatric sleep: ADHD, academic performance, and obesity. Additionally, Dr. Gruber translates her research findings into tools for healthcare providers and educators, to promote healthy sleep in children and adolescents by creating evidence-based resources to optimize the care of children with sleep disorders.</p> <p>Dr. Gruber assumes a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations and societies at both national and international levels. In addition, she won FRSQ Awards (Bourse de Chercheur-Boursier du FRSQ), the CIHR New Investigator Award. In recognition of Dr. Gruber's contributions to the development of this program, she was&nbsp; awarded the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/GUPTA_DEVENDRA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="GuptaDevendra"></a>Devendra Gupta</strong><br />Chief of Department of Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi<br />India<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Professor Devendra Gupta, after obtaining his medical (1975) and surgical (1979) and pediatric surgical training (1982), has been involved in the pediatric and neonatal surgical care, teaching and research over 35 years at the premier medical All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His areas of interest are TEF, Hisrschsprung&rsquo;s disease, Biliary atresia, Hydronephrosis and teaching. He has, trained 68 pediatric surgeons, published 12 books, 263 peer-reviewed articles and 203 book-chapters. He had been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons and the Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties and on the Editorial-Board of 15 other Journals.</p> <p>He has developed several new clinical-protocols, New classifications of the diseases and New operative techniques in pediatric surgery. He founded the SAARC Federation of Associations of Pediatric surgeons &amp; the International society for Hypospadias and DSD. He has organized over 58 CME-Programs, Workshops, and International Congresses in Pediatric surgery. He has started 9 awards in various associations for the promotion of the specialty. He has been invited in over 70 countries to deliver over 360 guest-lectures, 10 named Orations, 6 University Convocations, Key Note Address at the parliament Hill and as the Visiting Professor to various Universities and training centers. He has extensively promoted pediatric surgery as the President of the Indian Association, the SAARC Association, the Asian Association and now the President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (representing 125 countries). He was also appointed as the Vice Chancellor (Rector) of King George&rsquo;s Medical University, the largest residential Medical University in India for 3 years. He has been conferred twice the Life-time Achievement awards, the prestigious RK Gandhi Gold Medal from the Indian Association and those also from Sweden, Japan, Hungary, Austria. He was conferred the Honorary FRCS from Glasgow, FRCS from Edinburgh, CICOPS ambassador fellowship from Italy, FCS from Srilanka and D.Sc from Romania.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;" /> <h4><a id="H" style="font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; line-height: 18.72px; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>H</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HADDAD_ELIE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HaddadElie"></a>Elie Haddad</b><br />Head, Immunology and Rheumatology Division, CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE2 - Immunology for the Pediatrician <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p class="Default">Dr. Haddad is a clinician scientist in clinical immunology. After his training in pediatric immunology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with Dr. Alain Fischer in Paris, he obtained his PhD in fundamental immunology (Villejuif, France). In 2005, he was recruited by CHU Sainte-Justine to be the head of the Immuno-Allergy and Rheumatology Division.</p> <p class="Default">Dr. Haddad works with children with immune disorders, including immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases, and oversees the immunological aspect of stem cell and organ transplants. Since 2009, he is Faculty of the Summer School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases sponsored by the Clinical Immunology Society.</p> <p class="Default">Immunodeficiency is the core focus of Dr. Haddad&rsquo;s clinical investigations. He is an active member of the NIH-funded Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium, which consists of 44 centres in North America whose goal is to improve the transplant outcomes for patients with immune system disorders.</p> <p>In his basic research, Dr. Haddad has directed his efforts at humanized mouse technology, in which mice with severe immune deficiencies are injected with human cells that they cannot reject. Dr. Haddad is applying this approach to the physiopathology of immune deficiencies, complications arising from hematopoietic stm cell transplants, leukemia immunotherapy and the physiopathology of immune system&ndash;mediated diseases.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HADDAD_JOSEPH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HaddadJoseph"></a>Joseph Haddad</b><br />Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Saint George Univiversity Hospital, Balamand University, Beirut, IPA Executive Committee Member<br />Lebanon<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 12 -&nbsp;Early Childhood Development Workshop&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 13:00 - 16:00<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Plenary<br />Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>French Board of Pediatrics 1987<br />Faculty of Medicine, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg France<br />Professor of Pediatrics <br />Saint George University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University Beirut Lebanon<br />Past President of the Union of Mediterranean and Middle East Pediatric Societies UMEMPS&nbsp; <br />International Pediatric Association IPA Executive Committee &nbsp; <br />Vice President of Association des P&eacute;diatres de langue Fran&ccedil;aise APLF<br />Past President of the Lebanese Pediatric Society<br />Treasurer Union of Arab Pediatric Societies UAPS<br />Board member of Lebanese Order of Physicians<br />6 books<br />Chapters in books 25<br />Articles in Peer Review Journals 72<br />International Invited Conferences 182</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HALAMEK_LOUIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HalamekLouis"></a>Louis Halamek</b><br />Professor and Attending Neonatologist, Stanford University<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Louis P. Halamek, M.D., is a Professor in the Medical Center Professoriate in the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (by courtesy) at Stanford University.&nbsp; He is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine, and completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center followed by fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Stanford University.&nbsp; He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatric Medicine and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.&nbsp; He has a clinical appointment at Lucile Packard Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Stanford where he works in the level IV neonatal intensive care unit. &nbsp;</p> <p>In 2002 Dr. Halamek founded the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE, <a href="http://www.cape.lpch.org/">http://www.cape.lpch.org</a>), dedicated to fetal, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric simulation and safety.&nbsp; He is a member of 1) the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and served on its Board of Directors from 2005 trough 2008, 2) the Editorial Board of the Journal of Simulation in Healthcare, and 3) the International Pediatric Simulation Society.&nbsp; He has also been a member of the Steering Committee of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2001; the NRP has over 27,000 instructors distributed throughout the U.S. and has been delivered to more than 3 million trainees during its 30-year history.&nbsp; In his role as Steering Committee Co-chair from 2007-2011, Dr. Halamek directed the transition of the NRP from a textbook and skills station-based program into a simulation-based immersive learning experience.&nbsp; Dr. Halamek is also a member of the Neonatal Delegation of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).&nbsp; Together NRP and ILCOR set the national and international standards for resuscitation of the newborn. &nbsp;His current work involves 1) using simulation to study a) clinical issues that are difficult to examine in the real domain and b) the optimization of human and system performance, and 2) the development of a hospital operations center to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HALL_JUDITH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HallJudith"></a>Judith G. Hall</strong><br />Professor Emerita, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 1<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE20 - Dermatology and Vascular Skin Malformation<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE22 - The Coming Age of Pediatricians &nbsp; <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Judith G. Hall is a Clinical Geneticist and Pediatrician.&nbsp; She trained at Wellesley College, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is presently Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia based at Children&rsquo;s &amp; Women&rsquo;s Health Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.&nbsp; Her areas of research interest are human congenital anomalies, natural history, and non-traditional mechanisms of genetic disease. She has published over 330 original articles, 150 chapters and conference proceedings, and 12 books, two of which have received awards.&nbsp; In 1998, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, in 2011 became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy III, and in 2015, was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HASANOGLU_ENVER_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HasanogluEnver"></a>Enver Hasanoğlu</b><br />Secretary General, Turkish National Pediatric Society<br />Turkey<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE5 - Refugees Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Prof. Dr. Enver Hasanoğlu was born in Kerkuk, Turkey in 1946. In 1969 he graduated from Istanbul University; Istanbul School of Medicine and in 1973 he completed his residency in Pediatrics at Hacettepe University, Ankara,Turkey.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is currently holding the positions of&nbsp; Secretary General of the Union of National Pediatric Societies of Turkish Republics (UNPSTR) since 1993; UNICEF Turkey National Committee Member of Directory Board since 1993; &nbsp;Secretary General of Turkish National Pediatric Society since 2003; &nbsp;Secretary General of&nbsp; Union of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies (UMEMPS) since 2008; Member of Standing Committee of the International Pediatrics Association (IPA) since 2007 and Member of the Executive Committee of IPAF.</p> <p>Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is a member of European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (EDTA), Middle East Societies for Organ Transplantation (MESOT), European Society for Pediatric Nephrology, Member of Turkish Medical Academy, Turkish Nephrology and Hypertension Association, and&nbsp; President of Azerbaycan-Turkish Foundation.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Prof.Dr. Hasanoğlu is in the editorial boards of the journals such as Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Child Health and Diseases, Turkish Clinics, Journal of the Greek Paediatric Society, Journal of Romanian Pediatric Society, Asian Journal of Pediatric Practice.</p> <p>Azerbaijan State Medical University (Baku), Macedonian St. Climent Ohridski University and Romanian Ovidius University have awarded Dr. Hasanoğlu with the honorary doctorate of their universities. Dr. Hasanoglu is also the honorary member of&nbsp; American Academy of Pediatrics and honorary Professor of Russian Scientific Center of Children.</p> <p>Dr. Hasanoglu has more than 200 publications in English and Turkish, especially in the field of pediatrics and nephrology.</p> <p>He speaks English and Arabic in addition to Turkish fluently.</p> <p>He is married with Prof.Dr. Alev Hasanoglu, and he has 1 daughter, 1 son and two grandsons.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HASSINK_SANDRA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HassinkSandra"></a>Sandra Hassink</b><br />Director American Academy Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight, American Academy of Pediatrics<br />USA<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C42 - Obesity Prevention&nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Sandra Hassink is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 64,000 pediatricians with a national and global agenda for children.&nbsp; She has spent her professional career caring and advocating for children with obesity and is the Director of the AAP Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight focused on translating research into practice for pediatric health care providers, families and children and advancing the field of pediatric obesity. Dr. Hassink has testified before Congress on childhood obesity, food insecurity and hunger focusing on supporting the foundations of child health.</p> <p>Dr. Hassink began the weight management clinic at Nemours/AI DuPont Children&rsquo;s Hospital in 1988. She has collaborated in basic research efforts to identify pathophysiologic mechanisms of obesity, centering on the role of leptin, and has lectured widely in the field of pediatric obesity. In addition, she has authored <i>A Parent&rsquo;s Guide to Childhood Obesity</i>, <i>Pediatric Obesity: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Strategies for Primary Care</i>, and <i>Clinical Guide to Pediatric Weight Management. </i>Dr. Hassink&nbsp; has served as faculty for the &ldquo;Be Our Voice&rdquo; advocacy training and at the AAP Legislative Conference.</p> <p>Dr. Hassink dedicates a significant portion of her time to advocacy and policy development on obesity prevention and treatment. She has served on the IOM committee on Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention and was an author on the Expert Recommendations for Obesity. Dr. Hassink also holds a Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HERRAN_MARIA_ISABEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Maria Isabel Herran</strong><br />Physician, Metro Health Center<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 8 - Helping Children in Disasters &nbsp; <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Herran is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve (CWRU) University School of Medicine.&nbsp; She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and its pediatric residency program. &nbsp;A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1984, she has dedicated her medical career to provide care to underserved populations. Her interests are global health, disaster relief, immigrant, and refugee health. In 1989 she did a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, OH. In 1999, she joined Rainbow Babies and Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Cleveland where she co-directed the Rainbow Center for Global Child Health. She has taught in the CWRU course &ldquo;How to Work with Children in Humanitarian Emergencies&rdquo; in Cleveland and fourteen countries. Dr. Herran has had first-hand experience in disasters in Kosovo, Darfur, El Salvador, Pakistan, Haiti, among others. &nbsp;In 2007 she did a fellowship in Academic Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). &nbsp;She is doing a Master in Public Health at CWRU and planning to graduate in 2017. She joined MetroHealth Medical System Department of Pediatrics in Cleveland, OH, in 2012 where she directs the Oscar Clinic and is the pediatrician for a large and growing population of refugee, immigrant and Hispanic children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/Speaker_Icon_-_Male.png" height="110" width="107" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HervouetCatherine"></a>Catherine Hervouet-Zeiber</strong><br />Pediatrician, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte Justine/ University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 6 - Protecting the Children! What you can do to prevent environmental hazards from harming children&nbsp; <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C35 - What's a pediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas.<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Catherine Hervouet-Zeiber completed her medical training at McGill University in 2000, her pediatric residency at Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al in 2005, and a Master of Public Health at Harvard University in 2006. She works as a pediatric hospitalist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada, where she is medical director of pediatric inpatient units.&nbsp; She is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Clerkship Director at Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al.</p> <p>Dr. Hervouet-Zeiber has a strong interest in environmental health. She has been a member of the Canadian Pediatric Society&rsquo;s&nbsp; Pediatric Environmental Health Section since its inception, and is currently this Section&rsquo;s President. She is an experienced speaker who is committed to educating pediatric health care providers about evidence-based practice in pediatric environmental health that is applicable in a clinical setting.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HLAING_NAOMI_KHAING_THAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HlaingNaomi"></a>Naomi Khaing Thank Hlaing</strong><br />Head of the Department, Department of Hepatology, Mandalay General Hospital, University of Medicine, Mandalay (UMM)<br />Myanmar<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C51 -&nbsp;Funding &amp; Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Naomi Khaing Than Hlaing is currently Head and Professor of Department of Hepatology, Mandalay General Hospital, University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar. She graduated from Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, Myanmar. After one year work in Epidemiology Division of Department of Medical Research, Yangon, she worked for 20 years at the 1,500 bedded Yangon General Hospital which is the teaching hospital of University of Medicine 1, Yangon. She spent a year as a research fellow in Molecular Virology at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo. Her research interests are treatment of hepatitis B and C and hepatocellular carcinoma. She founded Mandalay Hepatitis Alliance in 2012 to reduce viral hepatitis in Myanmar. She is a member of a number of professional associations, including Myanmar Medical Association, Myanmar GI and Liver Society, AAP, AASLD, EASL and RCPSG.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HO_KENDALL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HoKendall"></a>Kendall Ho</b><br />Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C6 - Global Opportunity for Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation in Child Health<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the University of British Columbia&rsquo;s Faculty of Medicine, practices clinically at the Vancouver General Hospital. His research is in the area of Digital Emergency Medicine &ndash; implementing innovative technology enabled solutions to address clinical practice issues. In the Province of British Columbia, Dr. Ho is the clinical leader in the Ministry of Health&rsquo;s Virtual Care Strategy, a member of the Ministry&rsquo;s Patients as Partners Provincial Council, chair of the ePatient/eHealth working group in this council, and the Executive Director of the provincial inter-Cultural Online health Network. Nationally, Dr. Ho is a member of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada&rsquo;s eHealth Committee, a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada&rsquo;s CANMEDS 2015 ePortfolio Advisory Committee, and was the chair of the College&rsquo;s CANMEDS 2015 eHealth Expert Working Group. Internationally, Dr. Ho is a collaborator with the World Health Organization Global eHealth Observatory and the Pan American Health Organization Department of Knowledge Management Unit. He co-chairs the Universitas 21 Social Media for health Professional Education group, and is the vice-president of the International Association of Humanitarian Medicine.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HOLLWARTH_MICHAEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="HollwarthMichael"></a>Michael </b><strong>H&ouml;llwarth</strong><br />Professor Emeritus, Univ. Clinic of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery<br />Austria<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Michael E. H&ouml;llwarth was Professor and Head of the Univ. Clinic of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Medical University of Graz/Austria from 1997 to 2012, and is currently Professor Emeritus. He was additionally for 4 years Vice-Medical Director for all University Clinics. H&ouml;llwarth was President of the Austrian Paediatric Surgical Association and founding President of the European Paediatric Surgeon&rsquo;s Association (EUPSA). He served for 21 years till 2014 as President of the Austrian Committee of Injury Prevention in Childhood and is currently Honorary President of this Association. H&ouml;llwarth serves in the Executive Boards of EUPSA, the International Paediatric Surgical Research Group and the Paediatric Surgical Colorectal Group. He published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed Paediatric Surgical Journals, more than 30 book chapters and is editor and Co-editor of 4 books. H&ouml;llwarth is honorary doctor of the Stradins University in Riga/Latvia and received many awards and honors from International Paediatric Surgical Associations, among them the Rehbein medal from EUPSA and the Denis Browne medal from the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, and was decorated with medals from the Austrian Government.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HOMSY_YVES_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HomsyYves"></a>Yves Homsy</strong><br />Pediatric Urology, University of South Florida<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C45 - Male Circumcision: a Debatable Issue <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>YVES HOMSY, MD, FRCSC, FAAP </b>is a Pediatric Urological Surgeon and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida.</p> <p>Prior to 1995 he was Professor of Urology at McGill University and the University of Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His Pediatric Urology training was with Prof. Hardy Hendren at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Prof. John Latimer at Columbia University and with Prof. Robert Jeffs at Sick Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Toronto, Canada.</p> <p>He has had a longstanding and profound interest in issues relating to voiding problems in children. He is among the earliest observers of the existing relationship between urinary control, vesico-ureteric reflux, urinary tract infections and bowel dysfunction.</p> <p>He is also interested in the surgical correction of congenital malformations of the female and male urogenital tracts, fetal urology and the evolution of neonatal hydronephrosis. He has lectured extensively and published over 100 articles and book chapters in several languages. He is fluent in six languages and was invited to lecture and perform surgical procedures in many European, African, Asian and South American countries, thereby helping to establish the specialty of Pediatric Urology in several of these countries.</p> <p>Dr. Homsy belongs to several professional societies. He is a former member of the International Children&rsquo;s Continence Society Board, the National Kidney Foundation Enuresis Committee, the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Urology and Canadian Urological Association Program Committees. He has served as Program Chairman and Moderator at multiple national and international conferences. He is Past President of the Society for Fetal Urology.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HOPPU_KALLE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HoppuKalle"></a>Kalle Hoppu</strong><br />Medical Director, Poison Information Centre, Helsinki University Hospital<br />Finland<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 5 - Training Course: Medicines in Children - What You Need to Know<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C35 -&nbsp; What's a paediatrician to do? Environmental Health Dilemmas<br /><strong>Saturday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Kalle Hoppu, M.D., Ph.D., is a paediatrician and clinical pharmacologist currently working as the director of the Finnish Poison Information Centre at the Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland, and docent (associate professor) of paediatric clinical pharmacology at the University of Helsinki. A graduate in medicine at the University of Bern, Switzerland, he trained in paediatrics and in clinical pharmacology at the University of Helsinki. Dr Hoppu has been an external expert for the WHO since 1989, and is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation since 2007. He has served at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a member of the COMP (Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products), and the Paediatric Expert Group/Working Party. Dr Hoppu is currently technical advisor for IPA&nbsp; in the area of paediatric medicines. He is chair of FINPEDMED, the Finnish Investigators Network for Pediatric Medicines, and a member of the Coordination Group of the Enpr-EMA (European Network of Paediatric Research at EMA). He is also leader of the Work Package for Education of the EU funded Network of Excellence project GRIP (Global Research in Paediatrics).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HORTON_RICHARD_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HortonRichard"></a>Richard Horton</strong><br />Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet<br />UK<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 1 - Child Health &ndash; Now And in The Future<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 3 - The Promise of Global Adolescent Health<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /> <p>Plenary Session<br />Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of <i>The Lancet</i>.&nbsp; He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine with honours from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He joined <i>The Lancet</i> in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors.&nbsp; He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has also received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Umea and Gothenburg in Sweden. In 2011, he was appointed co-chair of the UN's independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, part of whose remit is to monitor progress of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. He is a Senior Associate of the UK health-policy think-tank, the Nuffield Trust. Richard received the Edinburgh medal in 2007 and the Dean&rsquo;s medal from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009. He has written two reports for the Royal College of Physicians of London:<i> Doctors in Society</i> (2005) and <i>Innovating for Health</i> (2009). He wrote <i>Health Wars</i> (2003) about contemporary issues in medicine and health, and he has written regularly for <i>The New York Review of Books </i>and the <i>TLS.</i> He has a strong interest in global health and medicine&rsquo;s contribution to our wider culture. In 2011, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HOURIGAN_JACK_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="HouriganJack"></a>Jack Hourigan</strong><br />Principal, Sway Partners Inc.<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C41 -&nbsp;Parent / Patient Partners of Family-Integrated Care&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Jack Hourigan, a McGill University and Second City Alumna, is a professionally trained improviser, speaker, writer and TV host with more than 20 years experience in the communications field.</p> <p>Jack has hosted television shows including Food Network&rsquo;s <i>How to Boil Water</i>, T<i>hree Takes</i> on Slice and <i>What's Cooking</i> on CityTV. She has been a guest expert on numerous news and talk shows including <i>Canada AM, Cityline, Breakfast Television,</i> CTV, Global, <i>CBC news and radio.</i></p> <p>Jack is passionate about PFCC and Family Integrated Care. She was the first parent to participate in the Family Integrated Care (FICare) NICU study at Toronto&rsquo;s Mount Sinai Hospital in 2011 with her micro preemie daughter Tess. She was then hired on staff as the NICU Parent Advisor and the National FICare Parent Coordinator as the program expanded across Canada. &nbsp;</p> <p>She co-founded <a href="http://www.swaypartners.com/">www.swaypartners.com</a> a communications and training firm and now consults in all areas of healthcare across North America. Jack's specialty is storytelling. She has coached corporate staff, clinicians and individuals on how to connect with their audience and effectively communicate their call to action. Jack volunteers as a peer support facilitator for the <a href="http://cpbf-fbpc.org/">Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF)</a><a href="http://cpbf-fbpc.org/">.</a><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop" style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;"><br /><br />Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HUI_CHARLES_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Charles Hui</strong><br />Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE5 -&nbsp; Refugees Health&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 07:30 - 08:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Chuck Hui MD FRCPC is the chief of infectious diseases at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.</p> <p>An active clinician teacher, he is involved in the knowledge synthesis, translation and exchange of migrant health issues pertaining to children and youth.&nbsp; He was the co-lead and co-editor in chief of the Canadian Paediatric Society online book Caring for Kids New to Canada (<a href="http://www.kidsnewtocanada.ca">www.kidsnewtocanada.ca</a> / <a href="http://www.enfantsneocanadiens.ca">www.enfantsneocanadiens.ca</a>).&nbsp; He has worked with national societies, governments and intergovernmental organizations on migrant child health issues.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HUNTER_ANDREA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Andrea Hunter</strong><br />Associate Professor, McMaster University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C36 - Global Child Health Research<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE17 - Managing Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Andrea Hunter&nbsp;is&nbsp;an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McMaster University and a Consultant General Pediatrician at McMaster Children&rsquo;s Hospital as well as community based clinics, and is currently program director of the pediatric residency program at McMaster. &nbsp;She has been involved in coordinating community-based pediatric refugee/immigrant health clinics in Hamilton since 2004, and is an editor and task force member for Caring for Kids New to Canada, a Canadian Pediatric Society peer-reviewed guide to health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.&nbsp; Internationally, she is co-external program director for a pediatric residency program at University of Guyana and has been involved in ongoing pediatric education programs in Uganda. She has extensive involvement in preparing medical students and residents for global health electives as well as curriculum design experience in newcomer child health, and social pediatrics.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/HYMEL_SHELLEY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Shelley Hymel</strong><br />Lando Professor in Social-Emotional Learning, University of British Columbia<br />CANADA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children<br /><strong>Monday, August 22 </strong>| 10:30 - 12:00<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Shelley Hymel is part of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and currently holds the Lando Professorship in Social-Emotional Learning. She is a member of the executive team of PREVNet, Canada&rsquo;s national organization for addressing school bullying, and part of the research advisory committee for UBC&rsquo;s <i>Human Early Learning Partnership</i>, the <i>Committee for Children</i> in Seattle, the <i>Life Synergy for Youth</i> program and Lady Gaga&rsquo;s <i>Born This Way Foundation</i>. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the <i>BC Crisis Centre</i> in Vancouver. She is co-founder of the <i>Bullying Research Network</i> (BRNET), linking over 150 researchers globally, and has co-edited several peer-reviewed special issues on school bullying. Her research on social-emotional development, peer relations and school violence is recognized both nationally and internationally. She works regularly with students experiencing social difficulties and with school districts that want to address the social side of learning.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="I"></a>I</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/IGARASHI_TAKASHI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="IgarashiTakashi"></a>Takashi Igarashi</strong><br />CEO, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo<br />Japan<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C12 - Effective Parenting &nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> <o:PixelsPerInch>72</o:PixelsPerInch> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--></p> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves/> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:DoNotShowPropertyChanges/> 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After completing the training of general pediatrics for 4 years, he received Pediatric Nephrology training at Kiyose Metropolitan Children's Hospital and at Pediatrics, The University of Tokyo. He studied immunology and molecular biology at division of immunology, Boston Children's Hospital. He got Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1989. He received seven prizes from several different medical societies.&nbsp; He was a chairman and professor of pediatrics, The University of Tokyo between 2000 and 2012. He was also a vice president of the University of Tokyo Hospital for 7 years. He was a member of Science Council of Japan for 9 years, the president of Japan Pediatric Society for 6 years, the president of Japanese Society for Pediatric Nephrology for 3 years, and a councilor of Japanese Society of Nephrology for 4 years. He is a councilor of Japanese Child Health Association since 2001 and a councilor of Japanese Society of Child Health in Nursery Schools since 2008. He is now the chief executive officer of National Center for Child Health and Development in Tokyo.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop" style="line-height: 18.72px; font-size: 0.9em;">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ISMAIL_ZULKIFLI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Zulkifli Ismal</strong><br />Consultant Paediatrician &amp; Paediatric Cardiologist, KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Shah Alam<br />Malaysia<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C47 - Injury Prevention and Safety <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE25 - Cardiac Rhythm Disorders in Pediatrics<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Zulkifli Ismail is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital and visiting paediatric cardiologist at the KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital.&nbsp; He was formerly Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Cardiology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).&nbsp; He has also served as the Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) as well as Medical Director of its private wing before opting for early retirement from the academic world in 2005. &nbsp;He is adjunct professor with the KPJ University College of Medical Sciences.</p> <p>Dr Zulkifli has served as a Past President of the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) and is currently the Editor of the association's&nbsp;quarterly newsletter.&nbsp; He chairs the Positive Parenting program, serving as the Chief Editor of the Positive Parenting Guide, a quarterly publication aimed to equip Malaysian parents with reliable and practical local information on maternal, child and family care since 2002.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ITO_SHINYA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ItoShinya"></a>Shinya Ito</strong><br />Professor and Head, Clinical Pharmacology, Hospital for Sick Children<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 5 - Training Course: Medicines in Children - What You Need to Know<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Shinya Ito, MD, FRCPC</b>, Professor and Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology &amp; Toxicology, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.</p> <p>His research focuses on basic and clinical pharmacology of drug excretion into milk. His findings on pharmacokinetic principles and application of population pharmacokinetics in this field have been published in journals such as New Engl J Med and Clin Pharmacol Ther. His basic research program explores mammary drug transporters and related vitamin transporters (Mol Pharmacol 2012, Am J Physiol 2015, 2016). He is also a member of the Global Research In Paediatrics (GRiP) network, contributing to development of various training platforms. At present, he leads the paediatric pharmacogenetics service program at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is involved in various paediatric drug-related policy-making activities of regulatory agencies including Health Canada, FDA and WHO.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="J"></a>J</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/JACOBS_TROY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Troy Jacobs <br /></strong>Senior Medical Advisor, USAID - Global Health Bureau &amp; George Washington University, Dept. of Pediatric <br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Child Health Training: Framing a Global Strategy<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Jacobs is a pediatrician serving for 9 years as Senior Medical Advisor for Child Health at USAID&rsquo;s MCH Division in the Global Health Bureau.&nbsp; He has 20 years experience in quality improvement, health systems strengthening, &amp; capacity building related to MNCH in developing countries and the US.&nbsp; Starting in 1999 with Ethiopia, his global work includes work in over a dozen countries mostly concentrated in Africa.&nbsp; He is adjunct pediatric faculty at George Washington University/Children&rsquo;s National Medical Center where he focuses on clinical issues impacting immigrant and poor children.</p> <p>He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, pediatric training and Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship from University of Washington, and MPH from Columbia University.&nbsp;&nbsp; He is board-certified in pediatrics.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KEVAN_JACOBSON_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="JacobsonKevan"></a>Kevan Jacobson</b><br />Senior Clinician Scientist and Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, British Columbia Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Child and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE18 -&nbsp;Inflammatory Bowel Disease <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Jacobson obtained his MD at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa. Thereafter he immigrated to Canada and completed training in Internal Medicine and adult Gastroenterology at McMaster University Medical centre. Dr Jacobson then undertook a basic science inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research fellowship and a further fellowship in paediatric Gastroenterology at McMaster University Medical centre. Dr Jacobson joined the Pediatric Department at McMaster University in July of 1996 and B.C.&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital in August of 1999.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor and Head of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in the Department of Paediatrics at B.C.&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital, and is a senior clinician scientist in the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital and University of British Columbia.</p> <p>Dr Jacobson is an expert in pediatric IBD and has published and presented widely in this field. He has an active clinical and basic science IBD research program and runs the IBD program at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital. Dr Jacobson&rsquo;s research focuses on exploring mechanisms involved in regulation of intestinal epithelial barrier integrity and defence in animal models of IBD, the epidemiology of IBD in BC and role of diagnostic and monitoring tools in children with IBD.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/JACQUEMONT_SEBASTIEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>S&eacute;bastien Jacquemont</strong><br />Medical Geneticist, Sainte Justine Hospital, University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C31 -&nbsp;Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20 </strong>| 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>S&eacute;bastien Jacquemont is a medical geneticist and associate professor at the University hospital of St. Justine. He holds a Canadian research chair, a JJL Levesque chair in genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders as well as a Swiss national foundation assistant professorship. SJ was trained as a clinical geneticist and subsequently completed a research fellowship in developmental pediatrics at the MIND institute, UC Davis. His strong interest in translational research has led him to develop and conduct, in collaboration with other investigators some of the first targeted clinical trials in patients with Fragile X syndrome. SJ is also investigating the impact of gene dosage on neurodevelopment. In collaboration with a large consortium, he has shown that genomic rearrangements at the 16p11.2 modulate energy imbalance, cognition, brain growth and specific neuroanatomical structures. His group is focused on how genetic variants lead to neuropsychiatric disorders using multimodal approaches integrating cognition, behavior, neuroimaging and genomics.</p> <p>SJ is actively engaged in a network aiming at harmonizing data collection across international research groups sharing overlapping methods and interest in genetic variants associated with autism and related neuropsychiatric disorders.</p> <p>He was recently appointed as the scientific director of Cartagene (<a href="https://remote.afea.gr/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx" target="_blank">www.cartagene.qc.ca&lt;http://www.cartagene.qc.ca</a>&gt;), the largest general population cohort in Quebec with data and biological specimens on 40000 adults.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="K"></a>K</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KABAKYENGA_JEROME_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KabakyengaJerome"></a>Jerome Kabakyenga</strong><br />Director-Maternal Newborn and Child Health Institute, Mbarara University of Science and Technology<br />Uganda<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C24 - Social Determinants: Aboriginal / First Nations / Indigenous Health&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C36 - Global Child Health Research&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Jerome Kahuma Kabakyenga</b>, Director of the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Institute/ Professor of Public Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda.</p> <p>Jerome K. Kabakyenga is a holder of a PhD in Public Health from Lund University, Sweden (2012), Master of Public Health from University of Leeds, U.K. (1993) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree from Makerere University, Uganda (1987). For the last 24 years he has worked as a Lecturer of Public Health at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). For 11 years (2002 &ndash; 2013) he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at MUST. Since 2002 he has served as the Ugandan Director of Healthy Child Uganda (partnership between MUST and University of Calgary) which has given birth to the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Institute (MNCHI). Currently he holds the position of the Director of the Institute. He has participated in a number of research and service projects focusing on Maternal Newborn and Child Health.</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KAKKAR_FATIMA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KakkarFatima"></a>Fatima Kakkar</strong><br />Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Univeristaire Sainte &ndash; Justine, University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C30 - Prevention of HIV<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Fatima Kakkar is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada, and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Montreal.&nbsp; She is a clinician with the Centre Maternel et Infantile sur le SIDA (Mother-Child HIV cohort), and chair-elect of the Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research group, which brings together clinicians and researchers involved in pediatric HIV care in Canada.&nbsp; Her primary research interests focus on prevention of mother-child-transmission of HIV, with a specific interest in the safety of combination regimens as prophylaxis in newborns, and long-term health outcomes among HIV-exposed, uninfected children.</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KEENAN_WILLIAM_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="KeenanWilliam"></a>William Keenan</b><br />Executive Director IPA<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop <br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C1 -&nbsp;Neonatal Jaundice <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 7<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>MD:</b> Loyola University, Chicago, 1964<br />Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saint Louis University, 1980<br />Executive Director, International Pediatric Association, 2010-present<br />Member of Editorial Committee- Helping Babies Survive AAP<br />Steering Committee Member, &ldquo;The First Golden Minute&rdquo; program, Ministry of Health, Government of India, Indian Association of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-present</p> <p><b>Academic Interests:<br /></b>Organization of Perinatal Services<br />Education of perinatal health professionals<br />Implementation of sustainability of neonatal care education programs<br />Child Health Advocacy<br />Neonatal Resuscitation</p> <p>In work with the American Academy of Pediatrics helped establish the Neonatal Resuscitation Program which changed the focus of early newborn care in North America and has trained over 3 million providers.&nbsp;</p> <p>2005 American Heart Association &ldquo;Giant of Resuscitation&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KEMPER_KATHI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KemperKathi"></a>Kathi Kemper</strong><br />Director, Center for Integrative Health and Wellness; Professor, Pediatrics, The Ohio State University<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C54 - Complementary Alternative Medicine<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Kemper is the Director of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, UNC-Chapel Hill (for MD, MPH and Preventive Medicine residency), and the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Residency. Dr. Kemper has served on the faculty of the University of Washington, Yale, and Harvard University, and has founded three Centers for Integrative Medicine: Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Wake Forest University, and the Ohio State University. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed research papers and 3 books for the public (The Holistic Pediatrician; Mental Health Naturally; Addressing ADD Naturally) and has a 4th book in press.</p> <p>She is Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association, and she founded the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. She serves as the Editor in Chief of the international journal, Complementary Therapies in Medicine.<br />Dr. Kemper is recognized internationally as the founder of the field of integrative pediatrics, and is frequently consulted by media including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, Redbook, and USA Today.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KILE_JEFFERY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="KileJeffery"></a>Jeffery R. Kile</b><br />Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates of Kingston, PA<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C43 -&nbsp;Telemedicine <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>2007-2009: King&rsquo;s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Master Health Care Administration.<br />1999-2002: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Rainbow Babies and Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Cleveland, OH. Pediatric Residency.<br />1995-1999: MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine (Drexel University), Philadelphia, PA. Medical Doctorate.<br /><br />Professional Appointments:<br />2003-present: Partner, Pediatric Associates of Kingston, Kingston, PA.2011-Present: Clinical faculty member, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA<br />2010-2015: Associate Medical Director, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania<br />2008: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Telehealth, Nomination Chairperson.<br />2002 &ndash; Present: Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics #75898.2002 &ndash; Present: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.<br />2002 &ndash; 2003: Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.<br /><br />Committees:<br />2014-Present: American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition Planning Group Executive Committee Member<br />2009-2014: American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee Member, Education Chair, Section on Telehealth<br />2003-2007: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Telehealth,&nbsp;2007 nominating committee member/chair <br /><br />Presentations:Charging for After-Hours Telephone Care: Do&rsquo;s and Don&rsquo;t&rsquo;s. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2010, San Francisco, CA.Telephone Triage Technology: What&rsquo;s Out There? American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, October 2009, Washington, DC.Charging for Medical Telephone Care. Allied Academies International Conference, April 2008, Tunica MS.Integrating Computerized Telephone Triage Program (DOC) in Private Practice. LVM Systems User&rsquo;s Conference, October 25, 2006, Scottsdale AZ.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KISSOON_NIRANJAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KissoonNiranjan"></a>Niranjan "Tex" Kissoon</strong><br />Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C20 - Pediatricians&rsquo; Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Kissoon is the Past President of the World Federation of Pediatric Critical and Intensive Care Societies (www.wfpiccs.org); Vice-President, Medical Affairs at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Professor, Pediatric and Surgery (Emergency Medicine) Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC as well as he holds the University of British Columbia BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital (UBC BCCH) Endowed Chair in Acute and Critical Care for Global Child Health.</p> <p>Dr. Kissoon is the vice chair of the Global Alliance for Sepsis (www.globalsepsisalliance.org ) and co-chair of World Sepsis Day (http://www.world-sepsis-day.org/) and the International Pediatric Sepsis Initiative (www.wfpiccs.org/projects/sepsis-initiative). He has been involved in both advocacy and in promoting Canada-wide involvement in World Sepsis Day as part of a global initiative. He is also involved in promoting sepsis guidelines such that appropriate treatments are given even in areas where there are limited resources.</p> <p>Dr. Kissoon&rsquo;s international work has included work in China, India, Bangladesh, Brazil and Africa, often in areas of vulnerability and limited resources for the critically ill child. He is fully committed to improving the health care of children nationally and internationally. Part of this commitment henabled him to assist colleagues worldwide in quality and safety projects as well as enabling themas to access resources they would not otherwise have.</p> <p>Dr. Kissoon was awarded a Distinguished Career Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 for his contribution to the society and discipline as well as the prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine&rsquo;s (SCCM) Master of Critical Care Medicine award in 2015 in recognition of his tireless efforts and achievements as a prominent and distinguished leader of national and international stature. Dr. Kissoon was also awarded the BNS Walia PGIMER Golden Jubilee Oration 2015 for major contributions to Pediatrics in India.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop" style="font-size: 0.9em; line-height: 18.72px;">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KLASSEN_TERRY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KlassenTerry"></a>Terry Klassen</strong><br />Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C7 - Pediatric Care &ndash; Evidence Based or Eminence Based<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Klassen is the Director of Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). He is a clinician scientist whose clinical base is Pediatric Emergency Medicine, with research expertise in randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and knowledge translation. His research has had a significant impact on the management of croup, bronchiolitis and minor head injury. He is passionate about the use of evidence to improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured kids.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KLEIN_JONATHAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KleinJonathan"></a>Jonathan Klein</strong><br />Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:&nbsp; Leadership Advocacy Workshop<br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop <br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C34 - Tobacco and E-Cigarettes<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Plenary<br />Plenary 6 - Best buy in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Intervention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Jonathan D. Klein is Associate Executive Director of the AAP, and founding Director of the AAP Julius B. Richmond Center, a national center of excellence dedicated to eliminating childrens&rsquo; exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. Dr. Klein is an expert in adolescent medicine and child and adolescent health services research. His research addresses tobacco prevention and control, access and quality of care, obesity screening in primary care, and other child and adolescent preventive services.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Klein attended Brandeis University, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in pediatrics and a chief residency at the Boston Floating Hospital, New England Medical Center, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the University of Rochester faculty in 1992 where he served as Associate Chair for Community and Government Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics and as Professor of Pediatrics, Preventive and Community Medicine, and Family Medicine. He joined the Academy as Associate Executive Director in 2009, where his current oversight responsibilities include research, tobacco control, publishing, strategic planning, and international health.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KOBOR_MICHAEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KoborMichael"></a>Michael Kobor</strong><br />Professor, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C5 - Childhood Basis of Adult Diseases<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Michael S. Kobor is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC, and a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics in the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI). He was recently appointed as the Lead for the &ldquo;Healthy Starts&rdquo; Theme at CFRI, an organizational structure that connects 50 clinical and basic UBC faculty members broadly interested in early-life environments. Dr. Kobor also serves as the Director of the Program on Social Epigenetics at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC&rsquo;s School of Population and Public Health. Dr. Kobor's own research program is focused on illuminating the developmental origins of health and disease. Building upon deep expertise in gene regulation and epigenetics developed over the course of his career, Dr. Kobor is combining fundamental discovery research in model organisms with translational research in human populations. Through a deeply interdisciplinary research network with partners from child development, psychology, psychiatry, and epidemiology, these studies are deciphering the mechanisms by which environmental exposures and life experiences can &ldquo;get under the skin&rdquo; to persistently affect health and behaviour across the life course.</p> <p>Dr. Kobor holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Child and Brain Development Program.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KOKI_NDOMBO_PAUL_OLIVIER_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Paul Olivier Koki Ndombo</strong><br />Director of the Centre M&egrave;re et Enfant, Foundation Chantal Biya Yaound&eacute; - Head of Dept of Pediatrics , Faculty of Medicine and Biomed Sciences, Vice Dean of the same Faculty , Centre M&egrave;re et Enfant, Foundation Chantal Biya, and Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences University of Yaound&eacute;<br />Cameroon<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C14 - Immunization &ndash; Eradication, What&rsquo;s New?<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE14 - Sickle Cell Disease: Global Impact, Progress and Challenges in Management<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C44 - Ebola and Emerging Infections<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Cameroonian citizen, 62 years old male, married and father of 4 children.MD(1979) from CUSS, Yaound&eacute;, Certified pediatrician from Tours, France, MSc Clin biochemistry(Paris), and INCLEN Trainee (Clin Epi and Biostat).Professeur agr&eacute;g&eacute; de p&eacute;diatrie(neonatology), head of dept of pediatrics and Vice dean of the Faculty of medicine and biomedical sciences, University of Yaound&eacute; 1, Yaound&eacute;. Director of the Mother and Child Centre of the Chantal Biya Foundation , Yaounde.</p> <p>Former head of medical services at the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. Board member of the Cameroun Pediatric Association (SOCAPED), Immediate past president of UNAPSA and member of IPA Standing Committee. Member of the APANF (Subsaharan French speaking pediatricians association)</p> <p>More than 60 articles in neonatology, pediatric infectious diseases, sickle cell anemia and nutrition in children. Contributor to a manual of biology and clinical presentation of fetus and low birthweight newborn. Described clinical picture of a new form of &nbsp;schistosomiasis due to natural hybrid of <i>Schistosoma Intercalatum</i> and <i>S haematobium</i> among children in Loum , Cameroon. Contributed to better management of severe anemia among children in Yaound&eacute;. Lead rotavirus genogoups characterization in Cameroon, ahead of rotavirus vaccine introduction. Current involvement into culture friendly infant nutrition in Cameroon.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KOLLMANN_TOBIAS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KollmanTobias"></a>Tobias Kollmann</strong><br />Professor, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C38 - Changing Face of Infectious Diseases In The World<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Kollmann completed his MD and PhD at the Albert of Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, followed by a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in infectious diseases as the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He now is consulting physician in pediatric infectious disease at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital, where he directs the training program in Global Pediatric Infectious Diseases (GpID) and the Vancouver Immune and Vaccine Analysis Research Center (VIVArc).Dr. Kollmann focuses on the development of the immune system, with the special focus on infections and vaccines for early life.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KONSTANTOPOULOS_ANDREAS_-_WEB_2.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="KonstantopoulosAndreas"></a>Andreas Konstantopoulos</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics, University of Athens, President, International Pediatric Association (IPA)<br />Greece<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 1 - Child Health &ndash; Now And in The Future<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />Concurrent 49 - Growth and Development of a Pediatric Organization<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Professor Andreas Konstantopoulos received his paediatric training in the University of Athens. Upon the end of this training, he received the M.D. degree of the University of Athens. He continued his studies in U.S.A., where he benefited from a 5-year fellowship for the TUFTS University of Boston. He was elected Full Professor of Paediatrics of the University of Athens and in 2001 he was nominated Chairman of the Children&rsquo;s Hospital &ldquo;Aglaia Kyriakou&rdquo;, one of the two largest children&rsquo;s hospitals in the country. He organized the &ldquo;IASO Children&rsquo;s Hospital&rdquo; in 2008, where he served as Chairman until end of 2010. Professor Konstantopoulos has published more than 250 scientific articles in Greek journals and over 150 articles in international journals, his most important publication being the &ldquo;Clinical Paediatrics&rdquo; (two volumes textbook). He is a recognized international speaker, having been invited to speak in over 180 events abroad as well as in numerous medical congresses in Greece. He actively participates in the Greek National Committee for Vaccinations since 1998. He has also served 2 tenures as President of the European Paediatric Association (EPA/UNEPSA), for the period 2007-2012. Professor Konstantopoulos currently holds the positions of President of the Hellenic (Greek) Pediatric Society and President of the International Pediatric Association (IPA).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KRONICK_JONATHAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="KronickJonathan"></a>Jonathan Kronick</b><br />Professor of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto<b>, </b>University of Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C11 -&nbsp; Neonatology: Education<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE6 - Medical Education: Teaching in the 21st Century<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C31 -&nbsp;Genetics, Genomics <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Kronick received both his MD and PhD degrees from McMaster University followed by clinical and research training in Pediatrics and Metabolic Genetics at Montreal Children&rsquo;s Hospital/McGill University. He also trained in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 1985 he was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. While at Western he held many educational leadership positions including Residency Program Director for both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care, Associate Dean for Professional and Educational Development, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education and Vice-Dean Education. For many years he served as the Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Pediatric Examination Board and led the development of the current RCPSC comprehensive Pediatric certification examination. He has been a RCPSC accreditation surveyor on numerous occasions and has also reviewed various programs and departments for a number of other organizations. He has published over 100 original articles and abstracts on his work in Pediatric Critical Care, Metabolic Genetics and Medical Education. He has delivered many invited presentations nationally and internationally. In 2002 he was appointed Head of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University and Chief of Pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia. While Head of Pediatrics he was elected President of the Pediatric Chairs of Canada. In 2012 he relocated the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he was the Chief of Education until July 2015. He is President Elect of the Canadian Pediatric Society. He practices metabolic genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KUMAR_PRAVEEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="KumarPraveen"></a>Praveen Kumar</b><br />Professor, Head, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh<br />India<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C1 - Neonatal Jaundice <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.&nbsp;Dr. Praveen Kumar had his training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh and University of Calgary, Canada. He is an Honorary member of American Pediatric Society. He was a Visiting Professor in Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada from May 2013-June 2014.&nbsp; Dr. Kumar is serving as a faculty member at PGIMER, Chandigarh since 1994.&nbsp; He has been extensively involved in teaching and training of neonatologists and nurses in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran and Mauritius. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed papers in reputed national and international journals and authored 45 book chapters. He was instrumental in producing and publishing the first ever evidence based clinical practice guidelines for newborn care in India on behalf of National Neonatology Forum(NNF). Dr. Kumar has served as a technical expert to Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, WHO and UNICEF. He has been Chairperson and Member of various committees of NNF. Dr. Kumar&rsquo;s current areas of interest include neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, quality improvement and prevention of nosocomial sepsis.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/KURBASIC_MIRZADA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="Kurbasic"></a>Mirzada Kurbasic</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C51 -&nbsp;Funding &amp; Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Mirzada Kurbasic, MD, MSc (Clinical Research), is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Division of International Pediatrics at the University of Louisville. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and completed Fellowship in General Academic Pediatric at the University of Louisville. She is a reviewer for several grant programs and pediatrics journals. Dr. Kurbasic oversees American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) International Elective Award program, and serves as the &nbsp;core member of the ICATCH Committee.&nbsp; She is immediate past Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Global Health Special Interest Group, and serves as the APA Liaison to the AAP Section on International Child Health. She is very involved with immigrant and refugee communities in Louisville, Kentucky. For her work in this area she was awarded Promising Practices for Promoting Adolescents' Strengths Inaugural Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics, MOSAIC Award (Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community) &ndash; Salute to New Americans, and proclaimed Distinguished Citizen by declaration of Mayor of Louisville.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="L"></a>L</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LACOMBE_DIDIER_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><a id="LacombeDidier"></a><strong>Didier Lacombe</strong><br />Head Dpt. Medical Genetics; Director INSERM U1211, Bordeaux University Hospital<br />France<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 12 - Early Childhood Development Workshop<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 13:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Didier Lacombe is a medical doctor, specialist in pediatrics and in medical genetics. He is Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Bordeaux. He was the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Bordeaux University Hospital, and is now the Head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the Bordeaux University Hospital. He is President of the newborn screening program in Aquitania and is involved in the field of newborn screening. He is also involved in the Ethical committee of South-West France. Regarding research, he is the Director of INSERM Unit 1211 at the University of Bordeaux and is mainly involved in rare congenital malformation syndromes and in metabolic (mitochondrial and lysosomal) disorders. He is currently the President of the French Federation of Human Genetics and has been elected as a corresponding member of the National Academy of Medicine in Paris.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LAERDAL_TORE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="LaerdalTore"></a>Tore Laerdal</b><br />Executive Director, Laerdal Global Health<br />Norway<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C11 - Neonatology: Education <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Tore Laerdal is&nbsp; Executive Director of the Laerdal Foundation, chairman of &nbsp;Laerdal Medical, and managing director of Laerdal Global Health. In recent years he has focused on helping reduce maternal and newborn mortality in low resource settings. For this purpose Laerdal Global Health has partnered with USAID, NIH, Save the Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others in the <i>Helping Babies Breathe</i> alliance and the <i>Survive &amp; Thrive</i> alliance.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LAKE_ANTHONY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LakeAnthony"></a>Anthony Lake</strong><br />Executive Director, UNICEF<br />USA<br /><br />Opening Keynote<br />Opening Keynote -&nbsp;The experience of the innocents: Shaping children&rsquo;s brains &ndash; and their futures<br /><strong>August 17</strong>&nbsp;| 17:00 - 18:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>On 1 May 2010, Anthony Lake became the sixth Executive Director of the United Nations Children&rsquo;s Fund, bringing to the position more than 45 years of public and international service.</p> <p>During his career, Anthony Lake has worked with leaders and policy makers across the world. In 2007&ndash;2008, he served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the United States presidential campaign of Barack Obama, a role he also performed during the Clinton presidential campaign of 1991&ndash;1992. He has managed a full range of foreign policy, national security, humanitarian and development issues at the most senior levels; as US National Security Advisor (1993&ndash;1997) under President Clinton, and as State Department Director of Policy Planning in President Carter&rsquo;s administration (1977&ndash;1981). He joined the US State Department in 1962 as a Foreign Service Officer.</p> <p>Upon leaving the government, he served as the United States President&rsquo;s Special Envoy, first in Ethiopia and Eritrea, and later in Haiti, from 1998 to 2000. His efforts, for which he received the 2000 White House Samuel Nelson Drew Award, contributed to the achievement of the Algiers Agreement that ended the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. He also played a leading role in shaping policies that led to peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Northern Ireland.</p> <p>His experience in international development began in the 1970s, as Director of International Voluntary Services, leading the work of this&nbsp;</p> <p>&lsquo;private Peace Corps&rsquo;. In that same decade, he has also served on the boards of Save the Children (1975&ndash;1977) and the Overseas Development Council. Over the past 10 years, Anthony Lake has been an International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2000&ndash;2003, and Chair of the Marshall Legacy Institute, which works in conflict-affected countries to remove landmines, and assist survivors and advance children's rights.&nbsp;</p> <p>Anthony Lake&rsquo;s ties with UNICEF are long-standing, dating back to 1993, when he worked with UNICEF&rsquo;s third Executive Director, James P. Grant, on the organization&rsquo;s presentation of its flagship publication, The State of the World&rsquo;s Children, at the White House. From 1998 to 2007 he served on the Board of the US Fund for UNICEF, with a term as Chair from 2004 to 2007, after which he was appointed a permanent honorary member.</p> <p>Immediately prior to his appointment with UNICEF, Anthony Lake served as Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has been a member of the board of trustees at Mount Holyoke College, a member of the Advisory Council of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and has served on the Governance Board of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary&rsquo;s College of Maryland.</p> <p>He obtained a BA degree from Harvard College in 1961, read international economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and went on to receive his PhD from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1974.</p> <p>A native of New York, Anthony Lake is married, has three children and five grandchildren.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/Speaker_Icon_-_Male.png" height="106" width="104" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LamPeiyoong"></a>Pei-Yoong Lam</strong><br />Assistant Clinical Professor, British Columbia Children&rsquo;s Hospital and University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE7 - Eating Disorders in Older Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Management<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Pei-Yoong Lam has worked as a pediatrician in the field of eating disorders for more than twelve years. She was trained at the Royal Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Melbourne and worked as a consultant pediatrician at the Adolescent Medicine Unit at the Royal Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia until 2010. Dr. Lam was invited to BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital to work in the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders program; a position that she accepted in 2010.&nbsp; She now works full time in the BCCH Eating Disorders Program where she provides family centered medical services to inpatients and outpatients. She also maintains a clinical role in the Adolescent Health and Medicine Department. In addition to her clinical roles she holds a designated teaching and mentorship position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lam has a strong interest in research and evidenced based treatment.&nbsp; She has developed guidelines for acute medical management in the emergency department and on the medical ward of children and adolescents with eating disorders that are used throughout the province and participated in the creation of provincial guidelines for eating disorder management. Her research interests are in the area of refeeding complications and male anorexia.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LANDRY_MARC-ANTOINE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LandryMarcAntoine"></a>Marc-Antoine Landry</strong><br />Neonatologist, University of Alberta<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies<br /><b>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</b> | 08:00 - 17:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>At the end of my med school&rsquo;s first year, the seeds of international health were sown and they have been taking firm roots since. During my medical training and my paediatric residency training, I have been exposed to developing countries in 3 different continents. By the end of my neonatal training, the Helping Babies Breathe program had just taken off and I was lucky enough to have a mentor who was teaching it in Africa and India. It was only a couple years later that I had the opportunity to facilitate the HBB program in Zambia. Then, I expanded my toolbox with the Essential Care for Every Baby and the Essential Care for Small Babies programs. I translated into French ECEB and hope to be translating other programs in the future. Over the past two years, I have been teaching HBB and ECEB. I am planning to join my colleague in Ethiopia to facilitate the Helping Babies Survive programs via a partnership with the University of Alberta. Being the father of four children, I strive to commit myself to global health projects as much as possible.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LANGLOIS_SYLVIE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LangloisSylvie"></a>Sylvie Langlois</strong><br />Professor, Medical Geneticist, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C31 - Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics<br /><b>Saturday, August 20</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Sylvie Langlois obtained her MD degree from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec. She went on to do specialty training in Pediatrics at McGill University and Fellowship training in Clinical and Molecular Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She has been a clinical geneticist at the Children&rsquo;s and Women&rsquo;s Health Center since 1989 and is a Professor in the Dept of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. She has been the medical director of the BC Prenatal Genetic Screening Program since its implementation. Her research contributions have been in the area of prenatal diagnosis and molecular genetics. She is the co-PI of PEGASUS, a Genome Canada funded research project on Non Invasive Prenatal Testing.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LANPHEAR_BRUCE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LanphearBruce"></a>Bruce Lanphear</strong><br />Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University<br />Canada<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 5 - Environment Shapes Future Health<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Clinician Scientist at the Child &amp; Family Research Institute, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.&nbsp; His primary goal is to help quantify and ultimately prevent disease and disability - like asthma, learning problems and ADHD - due to exposures to environmental contaminants and pollutants.&nbsp; Over the past decade, Dr. Lanphear has become increasingly vexed by our inability to control the &ldquo;pandemic of consumption&rdquo; &ndash; the largely preventable, worldwide epidemic of chronic disease and disability due to industrial pollutants, environmental contaminants and excess consumption. He is leading an effort to build an online Atlas of Environmental Health and produce videos to enhance public understanding of how environmental influences impact human health.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LAROSE_GUYLAINE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LaroseGuylaine"></a>Guylaine Larose</strong><br />Associate Professor, CHU Sainte-Justine<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C46 - The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies&nbsp;<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C50 -&nbsp;New Technologies for Better Health<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong>&nbsp;| 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Larose is a Pediatric Emergency Physician at Sainte-Justine Universtiy Hospital in &nbsp;Montreal, Quebec. She is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Departement of Pediatrics at Universit&eacute; de Montr&eacute;al. She holds a Civil Law degree from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Common Law degree from Dalhousie University (Halifax) and a Masters degree in Law and Health Policy from the University of Sherbrooke. She is currently the President of the hospital Quality Assurance Committee and a member of the hospital Ethics Committee. Besides being a full time Pediatric Emergency Physician, Dr Larose is a clinical ethics consultant and teaches on ethical and legal issues in health care. She has published on issues surrounding the conflicts in decision making for critically-ill children. She given talks at the national level on the issue of confidentiality and on the impact of social media and the internet. She has also cultivated a growing interest in medication security. Dr Larose is the author of a guide book and clinical aids for prescribing resuscitation medications in children and is presently conducting research on ways to reduce medication errors in pediatrics.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp; <p><img alt="" src="../images/LAZZERINI_MARZIA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></p> </td> <td><strong>Marzia Lazzerni</strong><br />Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Maternal and Child, Health, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste<br />Italy<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 13:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare<br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Marzia Lazzerini is the director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Maternal and Child Health of Trieste (WHO CC) since year 2011.&nbsp;&nbsp; In 2004, after a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, she joined the Cochrane Collaboration, and since then she has been quite active in the area of evidence synthesis. In 2006 she attended a MSc in Methods of Clinical Research with the Cochrane Centre, and in 2009 she obtained a PhD in Clinical Research in Paediatrics, She has field experience in Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Eritrea), South America (Mexico, Brazil), South East Asia (Sri Lanka), as well as large experience in the WHO European Region (Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kosovo Region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan). Her actual main area of interest in maternal and child international health include quality of care and respect of rights of children and mothers. As a director of the WHO CC she has coordinated in the last years the technical updated of standard based assessment tools for evaluating and improving the quality of hospital care for mothers, newborns and children, as well as the development of evidence-based training packages in perinatal health. In collaboration with WHO and other agencies such as UNICEF she is coordinating clinical trials in the area of Quality of Care in Mozambique and Sri Lanka.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LEVY_ARIELLE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b>Arielle L<b>&eacute;</b>vy</b><br />Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Sainte-Justine Hospital University Centre, University of Montreal<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C28 - Simulation in Pediatric Teaching <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Arielle Levy, MD is a pediatric emergency physician working at the Sainte-Justine Hospital University Centre&rsquo;s pediatric emergency department. She is an associate professor at the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal. Dr. Levy completed a master's degree in medical education at University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a focus in medical simulation. She has been the academic medical co-director at the Sainte-Justine hospital-based simulation center since 2012 and is actively involved as a simulation educator and facilitator for pre-graduate, graduate and post-graduate training.&nbsp;She has been a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Pediatric Simulation Network since 2012, which she is now the co-chair since 2014. Dr. Levy has also been director of pediatric training for the family medicine residency program at the University of Montreal since 2008.She has presented at many national and international emergency and simulation conferences on various simulation-based education research projects. She has been an active member of the Royal College Pediatric Examination OSCE Committee since 2010 as well as the Royal College Pediatric Emergency Examination Committee since 2014. Dr. Levy was attributed the University of Montreal Pediatric Department&rsquo;s Best Teacher Award twice in 2010 and in 2012. In 2014, she was won the Award for Excellence in Education of the Pediatric Department of the University of Montreal.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LITTLE_GEORGE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LittleGeorge"></a>George A. Little</strong><br />Active Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and of Ob/Gyn, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 - Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies<br /><b>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</b> | 08:00 - 17:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Little is Professor of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics &amp; Gynecology at the Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he is neonatologist. He served for over a decade as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at Dartmouth before it became separate departments of Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn.</p> <p>In addition to clinical research, his interests have focused on perinatal health policy, systems development and regionalization, outcomes, reproductive and perinatal ethics, the family in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and international health. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In addition to the AAP and ACOG he has been actively involved and served&nbsp; in leadership and consultative&nbsp; positions with a large number of organizations including&nbsp; NACHRI ( National Association of Children&rsquo;s Hospitals and Related Institutions), NPIC (National Perinatal Information Center), AHA ( American Hospital Association ), and&nbsp; the MOD (March of Dimes), as well as federal and state governmental agencies. He is a producer of Dreams and Dilemmas, an award winning cinema verite film focused on parental involvement in clinical decision making as well as other films. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and chapters.</p> <p>At the present time he is the Mentor Workgroup Chair of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) Planning Group and the HBB survive and Thrive GDA Liaison.&nbsp; HBB is an American Academy of Pediatrics comprehensive effort to improve neonatal survival in resource poor areas through a newly developed and field tested educational curriculum being implemented globally. He is also presently involved in improving pregnancy outcomes in Kosovo where he has served as an advisor to the Ministry of Health. He has served with a US Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Survival Project in Egypt and as a consultant to the Faculty of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University in Abu Dhabi. Early in his career he served as a Peace Corps staff physician in Nigeria and Malawi and then at the Regional Medical Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LONG_ANDREW_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LongAndrew"></a>Andrew Long</strong><br />Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health<br />UK<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Andrew Long has been a consultant in general paediatrics within the UK for 24 years and works at Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of a team of general paediatricians.</p> <p>His clinical interests include neonatal care, child growth and nutrition but he has a passion for medical education and training. He has been Vice President for Education at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health since 2013 having previously held several senior College roles including responsibility for overseas examinations; assessment and Assistant Registrar to the College. He has been a senior examiner in the UK and overseas. His portfolio includes CPD, revalidation, international education and professional development.</p> <p>He leads work on remediation for doctors at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges having had a longstanding interest in mentoring and careers support. He holds a Masters in Interprofessional Education and has an interest in eLearning and blended learning. He has expertise in assessment methodology and his publications include leadership, multi-professional education, mentorship and managing doctors in difficulty.</p> <p>Andrew was Head of School for Paediatrics, and Associate Dean in The University of London. He trained at St Mary&rsquo;s Hospital Medical School, London and is Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College, London</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LOPEZ_MARIANA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="LopezMariana"></a>Mariana Lopez</strong><br />General Secretary&acute;s Adviser, Minister of Health<br />Panama<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE10 - A Taste of Panama &ndash; IPA 2019 <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Education</b><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </b></p> <ul> <li>Master in Bussines Administration&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Doctor in Medicine, Pediatrician&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><b>&nbsp;Work experience&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </b></p> <ul> <li>Caja del Seguro Social (Social Security) , Adviser of the Director of the National Medical Services Departments, &nbsp;Adviser of the General Secretary Minister of Health</li> </ul> <p><b>Organizations&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </b></p> <p>Former President of the Sociedad &nbsp;Paname&ntilde;a de Pediatr&iacute;a, International Member AAP, Member of ALAPE, Former member of Panama Swimming Federation and National Olympic Committee,&nbsp; Former Treasure of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/LYNK_ANDREW_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="LynkAndrew"></a>Andrew Lynk</b><br />Community Pediatrician, Cape Breton Regional Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE15 - How to be an Advocate for Children and Youth&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 6<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 205-207<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE19 -&nbsp;Perspectives in Palliative Care&nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Lynk has practiced community pediatrics in rural Canada (Cape Breton) for 26 years, and has loved every minute of it. He has a passion for child &amp; youth advocacy and teaching, and interests in patient safety, physician leadership &amp; global health. He is a past President of the CPS, past Chair of the CPS ACCT Committee, Assistant Editor of P&amp;CH, and has served as VP Medicine and Medical Officier of Public Health in the Cape Breton District Health Authority."</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="M"></a>M</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MACDONALD_NONI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MacDonaldNoni"></a>Noni MacDonald</strong><br />Professor of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University / IWK Health Centre<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C17 - Immunization - Vaccine Hesitancy<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 4 - Editors' Choices: Influential Articles that May Change Your Practice<br /><b>Friday, August 19</b> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Canada. She is a former Dean of Medicine. Her current major areas of interest are 1) <b>Vaccines</b>, especially vaccine hesitancy, vaccine safety, vaccine pain mitigation at immunization through her work with the World Health Organization as well as research and policy work in Canada; 2) <b>MicroResearch</b>, building capacity in community focused research in developing countries (<a href="http://www.microresearch.ca">www.microresearch.ca</a>). She has published over 350 papers; is the founding Editor- in- Chief of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a former Editor- in- Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MACLEOD_STUART_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MacLeodStuart"></a>Stuart MacLeod</strong><br />Professor Emeritus (Pediatrics), University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C25 - Pharmaceuticals for Children - Availability, Effectiveness and Safety <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Since the beginning of 2003 Dr. MacLeod has been Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, moving to emeritus status in January 2015. He was Director of the Child &amp; Family Research Institute at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital until 2010 and through 2012 served as VP Research for the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Dr. MacLeod spent 14 years at the University of Toronto, and at The Hospital for Sick Children, beginning in 1979, established the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, now a world leader in research and training of clinician scientists in therapeutics and toxicology. In 1987 D. MacLeod became Dean of Health Sciences at McMaster University and in 1993 established a multidisciplinary program in therapeutic validation, the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines.</p> <p>His current research interests are in pediatric clinical pharmacology and toxicology, adverse drug reactions, pharmacogenomics, drug policy and optimal medicines use for children. Dr. MacLeod has longstanding leadership roles in health professional education and global health that have included work in Africa for international agencies and organizations, including the World Health Organization, Canada&rsquo;s International Development Research Centre, the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MAGNUS_DANIEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MagnusDaniel"></a>Daniel Magnus</strong><br />Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children<br />UK<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Daniel Magnus is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Convenor of the RCPCH&nbsp;International&nbsp;Child&nbsp;Health Group. He has a special interest in global child health and has more than 10 years of global health project experience as co-founder of Child.org - a charity working in east Africa on child health and education programmes. Dan completed a Paediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently working on developing global child health training for UK paediatricians and on research focused on improving&nbsp;paediatric trauma data and outcomes in low-resource&nbsp;countries.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MAJNEMER_ANNETTE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="MajnemerAnnette"></a>Annette Majnemer</b><br />Director and Associate Dean, McGill University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Annette Majnemer is an occupational therapist with doctoral training in the neurosciences. She is Director of the School of Physical &amp; Occupational Therapy and Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. She is a Professor, cross-appointed to the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology &amp; Neurosurgery, and is a Research Associate at the Montreal Children&rsquo;s Hospital-McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Majnemer is Co-Editor of Physical &amp; Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics and is a nominated Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Majnemer&rsquo;s current research interests focus on child, family and environmental factors that influence activity limitations and participation restrictions in children and youth with disabilities. She is also studying knowledge translation strategies that promote best practice for children with developmental challenges. She co-leads a bilingual website called Childhood Disability LINK that provides user-friendly information about recent research findings to families and clinicians. Dr. Majnemer &nbsp;also co-lead CHILD LeisureNet, which engages over 150 stakeholders into a national network focusing on promoting healthy living through leisure in children and youth with disabilities.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MAMMEN_CHERRY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MammenCherry"></a>Cherry Mammen</strong><br />Pediatric Nephrologist, BC Children's Hospital/University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE24 -&nbsp;An Update: Nephrology - Hypertension<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Cherry Mammen is a Pediatric Nephrologist at British Columbia&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital (BCCH) and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He graduated from medical school at Memorial University in Newfoundland in 2003. After completing his pediatric residency training at UBC in 2006, he joined the pediatric nephrology fellowship program at BCCH and completed a Masters degree in Health Sciences (epidemiology) as a member of the Clinician Investigator Program at UBC (2010). Dr. Mammen has been an attending nephrologist at BCCH since 2010 and is currently the director of dialysis. His primary clinical research interest is in the field of neonatal and pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) and is involved in several AKI epidemiology studies at the local, national, and international level. More recently, Dr. Mammen has been highly involved in a variety of quality improvement/assurance projects including the development of clinical pathways for various pediatric nephrology conditions including childhood nephrotic syndrome.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MANION_IAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="ManionIan"></a>Ian Manion</b><br />Director of Youth Research, Institute for Mental Health Research<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE17 -&nbsp;Managing Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care &nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 8:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families for over 30 years.&nbsp; He is a clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He is the Executive Director for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.&nbsp; He serves as the Inaugural Co-Chair of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium and the Principal Lead for the National School-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Consortium.</p> <p>Dr. Manion is actively involved in research on parent/child interactions, mental health promotion, youth depression and suicide.&nbsp; He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health sitting on local, provincial, national and international boards and committees.&nbsp; Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ R&eacute;seau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada as well as in Europe.&nbsp; This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing young men and women, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MARSHALL_ROSEDA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MarshallRoseda"></a>Roseda Marshall</strong><br />Chairman of Pediatrics, JFK Medical Center<br />Liberia<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C51 - Funding &amp; Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Marshall retired from Clinical Pediatrics in the United States in December 2010 and since January 2012 has been actively engaged in Liberia teaching/mentoring medical students, actively collaborating with the University of Massachusetts with its Global Health program in strengthening the Academics of the Medical School in Liberia (faculty building - pre-clinical and clinical, research, and Academic Administration).&nbsp; She is presently serving as the first president of the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons which is responsible for training residents in Liberia through the Liberia Post Graduate Residency Program.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MARTIN_KEITH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MartinKeith"></a>Keith Martin</strong><br />Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C15 - Challenges in Global Child Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Martin is a physician who, since Sept. 2012, has served as the founding Executive Director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) based in Washington, DC.</p> <p>Between 1993-2011, Dr. Martin served as a Member of Parliament in Canada&rsquo;s House of Commons representing a riding on Vancouver Island. During that time he held shadow ministerial portfolios in foreign affairs, international development, and health. He also served as Canada&rsquo;s Parliamentary Secretary for Defense. &nbsp;In 2004, he was appointed to the Queen&rsquo;s Privy Council for Canada. His main areas of focus are in global health, foreign policy, security, international development, conservation and the environment.</p> <p>Dr. Martin has been on numerous diplomatic missions to areas in crisis. He served as a physician in South Africa on the Mozambique border during that country&rsquo;s civil war. He has travelled widely in Africa, visiting the continent 26 times. Dr. Martin is the author of more than 150 published editorial pieces and has appeared frequently as a political and social commentator on television and radio. He is a board member of the Jane Goodall Institute, editorial board member for the Annals of Global Health and an advisor for the Int&rsquo;l Cancer Expert Corps. He has contributed to the Lancet Commission on the Global Surgery Deficit, is a current commissioner on the Lancet-ISMMS Commission on Pollution, Health and Development and is a member of the Global Sepsis Alliance.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MASON_ELIZABETH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MasonElizabeth"></a>Elizabeth Mason</strong><br />Specialist Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health<br />Switzerland <br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Elizabeth Mason is a specialist in Public Health - Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and has more than 35 years&rsquo; experience in Clinical care; Policy and Strategy development; Planning, management, implementation and monitoring of programmes at all levels of the health service. She was Director of the department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at WHO HQ Geneva, for 10 years.&nbsp; Now is now a consultant and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Global Health, University College London. Her key areas of interest are improving quality of care and making health systems work for mothers and children.</p> <p>She spent 24 years living and working in the African region. Working in Zimbabwe, at all levels of the health system, before joining WHO, where she worked at country, intercountry and Regional levels. She qualified in Medicine from the University of Leeds, UK, has an MPH from LSHTM, is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, UK.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MSSE_LOUISE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Louise C. M&acirc;sse</strong><br />Professor, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C43 - Obesity Prevention<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Louise M&acirc;sse is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a level 3 scientist at the Child and Family Research Institute (CFRI) at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital in BC. Prior to joining UBC, Dr. M&acirc;sse was the Acting Branch Chief of the Health Promotion Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where she directed the prevention initiatives related to obesity.&nbsp; Finally, from 1994-2001, Dr. M&acirc;sse was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Dr. M&acirc;sse&rsquo;s research integrates both population-based strategies (environmental and policies strategies) and behavioural strategies (individual-based psychological strategies) to address the complexity of influences on health behaviours associated with obesity (PA, sedentary, and dietary behaviours). Her population-based research, investigates the hierarchies of factors at school, home, and environment that influence children&rsquo;s behaviours, especially as they transition from elementary to secondary schools. Her behavioural research takes a socio-ecological perspective to examine various aspects of the household environment that influence children&rsquo;s behaviours associated with obesity. Dr. M&acirc;sse&rsquo;s expertise is in psychometric, physical activity, obesity prevention, and evaluation of interventions for treating/preventing obesity in children and adolescents.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/McGRATH_PATRICK_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="McGrathPatrick"></a>Patrick McGrath</b><br />Vice President, Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation, IWK Health Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Professor, Dalhousie University<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C43 -&nbsp;Telemedicine <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Patrick McGrath, a child psychologist, clinician-scientist, administrator, mentor and social entrepreneur received his PhD from Queen&rsquo;s University and worked at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for a decade. At Dalhousie University he started the Clinical Psychology PhD program.&nbsp; His research has been recognized by him being named an Officer of Order of Canada and election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada and by numerous other awards.</p> <p>Dr. McGrath&rsquo;s research is in distance treatment and pain in child health. The Strongest Families Institute <a href="http://www.StrongestFamilies.com">www.StrongestFamilies.com</a>, &nbsp;a not for profit, disseminates the Strongest Families program in Canada, Finland and Vietnam. It won the Mental Health Commission of Canada award for social innovation and the Manning Principal Award as the best innovation in Canada in 2013. He conducted pioneering research on the measurement and psychosocial treatment of pain in children and has published key textbooks in the area. His research has been cited over 20,800 times.</p> <p>He founded and led the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Dalhousie University and was the Principal Investigator of the CIHR Pain in Child Health Training Program. He currently is the Integrated VP of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation at the IWK Health Centre and the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the two health authorities in Nova Scotia. &nbsp;He launched the innovative Translating Research into Care grants to promote implementation science in the health system.&nbsp; His research has been generously funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and other agencies.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MCMILLAN_DOUG_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b>Douglas McMillan</b><br />Professor and Interim Head, Division of Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Dalhousie Univeristy and IWK Helath Centre<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE10 -&nbsp;A Taste of Panama &ndash; IPA 2019 &nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Doug McMillan is Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics (post-retirement) at Dalhousie University and Interim Head of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.&nbsp; He is the International Pediatric Association (IPA) 2016 Congress Chair.&nbsp; In 2015 Dr. McMillan was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics District VIII, Perinatal Pediatrics Section Founders Award and in 2013 he was presented with the Canadian Paediatric Society, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Section, Distinguished Neonatologist Award.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MEANEY_PETER_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="MeaneyPeter"></a>Peter Meaney</b><br />Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s Perelman School of Medicine<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 11 - Enhancing Emergency and Critical Care In Low Resource Settings<br /><b>Wednesday, August 17</b> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C10 - Critical Care for Children and Youth <br /><b>Thursday, August 18</b> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Peter Andrew Meaney is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, completed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Massachusetts. He completed a Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Philadelphia and his MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.&nbsp; Dr. Meaney has published 34 manuscripts and has received grant awards from the American Heart Association, Laerdal Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Dr. Meaney has been a national and international lecturer on resuscitation protocols and education. With his focus on global health, he has developed, administered, and led training at 11 sites in 8 countries. He is currently chairman of the &ldquo;Saving Children&rsquo;s Lives&rdquo; steering committee, whose focus is to develop relevant training for health care workers in low and middle-income countries.&nbsp; Dr. Meaney has been an invited member of the Pediatric Task Force, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) since 2008, served as committee leadership for the American Heart Association since 2006, and as a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization on guidelines for management of critically ill infants and children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MEHTAR_MARYAM_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Maryam Mehtar</strong><br />Assistant Professor, Division Head, Social Paediatrics - Paediatric School-Based Health, University of Saskatchewan<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C21 - Child Abuse: Prevention Strategies And Programs&nbsp; <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C53 - Children in Conflict and Violence Against Children<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 10:30 - 12:00<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Mehtar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Saskatchewan. She is the director of the Division of Social Paediatrics/ Paediatric School-based Health in Saskatoon. She is also the Program Director for the Paediatric Residency Program at the University of Saskatchewan.</p> <p>The Division of Social Paediatrics was established in 2007. The Department of Paediatrics (as part of the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan) established a partnership with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division and the Saskatoon Tribal Council, to establish the Paediatric School-Based Clinics - providing access to care for infants/ children/ youth who live with families struggling with issues related to poverty.</p> <p>She completed her medical school degree in 1989 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her Paediatric Residency at the University of Saskatchewan in 1999.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MEMON_IQBAL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Iqbal Memon</strong><br />Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sir Syed Medical College<br />Pakistan<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C46 - The Good and the Bad of Communication Technologies<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Prof. Memon was born in Karachi in 1950, and started his medical education in 1967 at DOW Medical College Pakistan. Stayed in USA for 10 years for training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Currently he is the Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Department at Sir Syed Medical College in Karachi Pakistan. Also, serving as honorary Faculty at Aga Khan University in Karachi since October 1990. He is a standing member of International Pediatric Association 2013-2016, also a council member of Asian Pan Pacific Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology &amp; Nutrition (APPSPGHAN).</p> <p>He is also a member of National Technical Advisory Groups [NITAG] for EPI &amp; Polio Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MICHAUD_PIERRE_ANDRE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MichaudPierre"></a>Pierre</strong>-<strong>Andr&eacute;</strong> <strong> Michaud</strong><br />Independent Consultant in school and adolescent health, CHUV / University Hospital of Lausanne<br />Switzerland<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE7 - Eating Disorders in Older Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Management<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />e-Poster Symposia<br /> <strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 12:45 - 13:45<br /> Exhibit Hall<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE12 - Meet the Editor:&nbsp; Tips on Academic Writing and Reviewing<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>PA Michaud, is professor in adolescent medicine and health of the faculty of biology &amp; medicine of Lausanne, Switzerland. Trained as a general practitioner and fellow in adolescent Medicine, he is the founder of a Swiss university-based research group on adolescent health and his research has focused on the epidemiology of health and lifestyles of adolescents, including areas such as sexual &amp; reproductive health, sports and physical activity, eating disorders, substance use, suicidal conducts and youth friendly health services; he is the authors of ~ 150 peer-reviewed publications and ~30 chapters of book. In 1998, he was appointed as the first director of the Multidisciplinary Unit for Adolescent health at the University hospital of Lausanne, a unit which is, since 2012, a collaborative center of the World Health Organization. He served as the vice dean for medical education in his faculty for seven years. He is the coordinator of Euteach (European Training in Effective Adolescent Care and Health; <a href="http://www.euteach.com/">www.euteach.com</a>), a teaching program specialized in these domains. Currently retired, PA Michaud works as an independent consultant in school &amp; adolescent health and in medical education and is heavily involved in organizing and delivering training sessions on an international scale.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MILLAR_ALASTAIR_JW_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MillarAlastair"></a>Alastair J.W. Millar</strong><br />Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Surgery, University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />South Africa<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C43 - Telemedicine <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation&nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Alastair Millar qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1972. In the 43 years of his career, 34 years has been spent as a paediatric surgeon, training initially in the United Kingdom and Australia before being appointed to the staff of the Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Cape Town, as specialist paediatric surgeon in 1984, where he spent the major part of his professional time. He was appointed Full Professor and Chief Specialist in 2001. He held a Senior Faculty Position in the United Kingdom 2004 - 2007 [Birmingham Children&rsquo;s Hospital as Clinical Lead in Paediatric Hepatico-pancreatico-biliary Surgery and Professor of Paediatric Transplantation] before returning to Cape Town in 2007 to take up the Charles F.M. Saint Chair in Paediatric Surgery at the University of Cape Town and Red Cross War Memorial Children&rsquo;s Hospital. He has published extensively on paediatric surgical subjects with a particular interest in transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical oncology, trauma and surgery in Africa. He has authored over 200 articles in peer reviewed journal and contributed to over 40 book chapters. He is currently President of the College of Paediatric Surgeons of South Africa. He was awarded the Sir Denis Browne Gold Medal by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons in 2011 for Outstanding Services to Paediatric Surgery. He retired as Head of Department on January 31, 2013, but remains as Emeritus Professor in a teaching, service and training capacity. He is Secretary General and Treasurer of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons.<br /><br />He has been married to Sue for 37 years. They have 3 children James, Christopher and Francesca and one grandchild, Cosima.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MILLER_STEVEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="MillerSteven"></a>Steven Miller</b><br />Head, Division of Neurology, Professor, The Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 12 - Early Childhood Development Workshop<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 13:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 2 - Adverse Events: Impact on Health And The Brain&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 16:00 - 17:30<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C16 - Canadian Perspectives on Cerebral Palsy <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Miller is&nbsp;Head of the Division of Neurology and Centre for Brain &amp; Mental Health at&nbsp;the Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in the Department&nbsp;of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. &nbsp;He holds the Bloorview Children&rsquo;s Hospital Foundation Chair in Paediatric Neuroscience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, his research program focuses on better understanding brain injury and development in the newborn.&nbsp;He and his&nbsp;team use advanced brain imaging and detailed long-term follow-up to understand the impact of critical illness and intensive care therapies on the developing brain.&nbsp; He has contributed to our understanding of brain abnormalities caused directly by preterm birth, perinatal asphyxia or indirectly by congenital heart disease.&nbsp;Dr. Miller recently&nbsp;served as the President of the Society for Pediatric Research (2013-14)</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MISHARA_BRIAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MisharaBrian"></a>Brian Mishara</strong><br />Director, Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia<br />Professor, Psychology Department, Universit&eacute; du Qu&eacute;bec&nbsp;&agrave; Montr&eacute;al<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Brian Mishara, Psychology Professor and Director of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia at the Universit&eacute; du Qu&eacute;bec &agrave; Montr&eacute;al, is Vice-chairperson of the Trustees of the helpline network, Befrienders Worldwide. His research focuses on the effectiveness of suicide prevention programmes, how children understand suicide, theories of suicidality, ethical issues, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and evaluations of helpline and internet prevention. A founder of Suicide Action Montreal, the Montreal suicide prevention centre, and a past president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, he consults and conducts suicide prevention training internationally and co-edited the 2013 book <i>Suicide Prevention and New Technologies: Evidence Based Practice</i>.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MODI_NEENA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="ModiNeena"></a>Neena Modi</strong><br />President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health<br />UK<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - &nbsp;Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Neena Modi is Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London, Consultant at Chelsea &amp; Westminster Hospital, and President of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.</p> <p>Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, and trained at University College Hospital London and Liverpool University. She leads a multidisciplinary neonatal research programme focused on nutritional and other perinatal determinants of life-long health. Her team developed and manage the National Neonatal Research Database, a unique and innovative resource of population wide electronic clinical data on every admission to a neonatal unit in England, Wales and Scotland. This is widely used for health services evaluations, including audit, quality improvement and benchmarking, and for a growing range of research studies by research groups nationally and internationally.</p> <p>Neena is extensively published in original-research peer-reviewed journals and has also authored a number of chapters in textbooks, commentaries and reviews.&nbsp; She directs the well-known <i>&ldquo;Neonatal Update: the science of newborn care&rdquo;</i>, a week-long meeting held in London each December that attracts a capacity national and international audience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Neena contributes to a number of working parties, and health services and research committees. She has held a large number of national roles including President of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Chair of the British Medical Journal Ethics Committee, and Chair of the NHS England Infant, Children and Young People Patient Safety Expert Group.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MOORE_MOLLY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MooreMolly"></a>Molly Moore</strong><br />Pediatric Hospitalist, University of Vermont<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C51 -&nbsp;Funding &amp; Implementing a Health Program in Your Community: Tips from ICATCH and Grant Recipients<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong>&nbsp;| 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Education</b></p> <p>Fellow, Pediatric Global Health Fellowship, Children&rsquo;s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA (2012)<br /> Resident Pediatrics, Children&rsquo;s National Medical Center, Washington, DC&nbsp;(2010)<br /> M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA&nbsp;(2007)<br /> A.B. Biological Anthropology, magna cum laude, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (2002)</p> <p><b>Academic Appointments</b></p> <p>Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2013-present)</p> <p><b>Clinical Appointments</b></p> <p>Pediatric Hospitalist, Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT (2013-present)</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/MOYA_MANUEL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="MoyaManuel"></a>Manuel Moya</strong><br />Emeritus Prof &amp; Head, University Miguel Hern&aacute;ndez<br />Spain<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 10 -&nbsp; Accurate Evaluation of Coexistent Overweight and Underweight and Principles of Management<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C8 - Nutrition and Micronutrients<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Graduated&nbsp; with Extraordinary Award in the Faculty of Medicine&nbsp; of Valencia (Spain), Thesis with 'Magna Cum Laude', Specialist&nbsp; in Pediatrics and child health of the Spanish National Health Service.&nbsp; Aggregate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Valencia. <br /><br />Full Professor of pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Department, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife (Spain). Training in the UK and in US.</p> <p>Present position: Emeritus Professor&nbsp; of Pediatrics and Head of the Pediatric Department, &nbsp;University Miguel Hern&aacute;ndez/ HUSJ Alicante(Spain), Chair of the Technical Advisory Panel on Nutrition of the International Pediatric association (IPA),&nbsp;&nbsp; Member of the IPA Foundation Board of Directors,&nbsp; Member of FAO Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition , Academician of the Real Academia de Medicina,&nbsp; Editor in Chief of the IPA Newsletter, &nbsp;Referee of national and international pediatric journals, Leader of the Nutritional paradox in Sub-Saharan Africa project. &nbsp;</p> <p>Field of interest: Pediatric Nutrition, Obesity, GI disorders.</p> <p>More than 260 published papers (peer reviewed) on these matters</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /><hr /> <h4><a id="N"></a>N</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NADEL_HELEN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="NaderHelen"></a>Helen Nadel</strong><br />Head, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, British Columbia Children&rsquo;s Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C50 - New Technologies for Better Health <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Helen Nadel is a Pediatric Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician currently on staff in the Department of Radiology at British Columbia&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she is Head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Radiology at University of British Columbia. While she describes herself as a generalist, she has a particular interest in the area of oncology. Her current interests are in optimizing hybrid imaging protocols for both PET-CT and SPECT-CT in children to ensure that the best diagnostic scan with the lowest radiation exposure is able to be performed as best practice standard of care. She has been invited to speak on hybrid imaging as an expert in her field with Canadian and American board certification as a radiologist, nuclear medicine physician, and American Board of Radiology added qualification in Pediatric Radiology.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NAMAZOVA-BARANOVA_LEYLA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="NamazovaBaranova"></a>Leyla Namazova-Baranova</b><br />Deputy Director, Scientific Center of Children&rsquo;s Health<br />Russia<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 -&nbsp;Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C23 - Patient and Parent Education <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE23 - Management of Food Allergies<br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><b>Scientific&nbsp; interests</b>: Pediatrics, allergy,&nbsp; vaccinology, rehabilitation medicine, public health care</p> <p class="TableNormal"><b>Scientific&nbsp; membership</b>: President&nbsp; of the European pediatric association EPA/UNEPSA. Chairman of the Russian association for scientists in the field of pediatrics &laquo;The Public Academy of pediatrics&raquo;, Vice-chairman of the Executive committee of the &nbsp;Union of pediatricians of Russia, Member of the&nbsp; Standing Committee of International pediatric association, WHO expert.</p> <p>Chief editor of &ldquo;Pediatric pharmacology&rdquo; (6 times per year)</p> <p>Member of the editorial board of &laquo;World Journal of Paediatrics&raquo;,&nbsp; &laquo;Asian Journal of Pediatric Practice&raquo;, &laquo;The Turkish Journal of pediatrics&raquo;, &laquo;Phytoscience&raquo;</p> <p>Since 2006 - head of the department of allergic diseases and clinical immunology at the pediatric faculty of&nbsp; the Sechenov Moscow&nbsp; State Medical University.</p> <p>Since&nbsp; 2010 &ndash; head of the pediatrics department at the pediatric faculty of the Russian&nbsp; National&nbsp; Research&nbsp; Medical University.</p> <p>Leyla Namazova-Baranova was responsible for the development and introduction of new preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative technologies in pediatrics and pediatric allergy, including emergency ones. Her contribution to the creation and implementation of modern approaches in the pediatric health care organization for children with socially important and rare diseases is very significant.</p> <p>Professor Namazova-Baranova is the chief developer of the Russian State Pediatric Platform (she is responsible for the development of all the Russian Pediatric Scientific work over the next decade).</p> <p>Since 2011 - coordinator of the WHO and the Russian government Project &ldquo;Improving the pediatric care in the primary level hospitals&rdquo; in countries with limited financial resources (Angola, Ethiopia, Kirghizstan and Tajikistan).</p> <p>Professor&nbsp; Namazova-Baranova is the author of more than 500 publications, including 50 books, atlases, textbooks, guidelines.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NAMIIRO_FLAVIA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><a id="NamiiroFlavia"></a><strong>Flavia Namiiro</strong><br />Paediatrician, Mulago National Referral Hospital<br />UGANDA<br /> <p><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 1 -&nbsp;Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies&nbsp; <br /><strong>Tuesday - Wednesday, August 16-17</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A practicing paediatrician/ honorary lecturer at Mulago National Referral Hospital and teaching institution for Makerere college of Health Sciences. Currently based in the busiest neonatal unit in the country for the past 5 years participating in clinical work and research. Actively involved in teaching and supervision of graduate and undergraduate medical students in neonatal health. As master trainer in Helping Babies Breathe, I train, coach/mentor /supervise other health workers in the country both at their facilities and at the national hospital. Best work experience is sending home preterm/low birth weight babies.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NATHAN_PAUL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td> <p><strong><a id="NathanPaul"></a>Paul Nathan</strong><br />Director, AfterCare Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C48 - Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation&nbsp; <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Paul Nathan is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist and Clinician Investigator at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto where he directs the Cancer Survivor Program. His research program focuses on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer. This includes a studies investigating specific long-term toxicities of cancer therapy such as heart disease and second cancers, as well on the utilization of health care resources by adults survivors of childhood and adolescent/young adult cancers. He is a member of the steering committees of several North American research groups focused on survivorship, and is involved with several multi-national collaborations that are developing consensus guidelines for the life-long care of cancer survivors.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NICHOLS_DAVID_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="NicholsDavid"></a>David Nichols</strong><br />President and CEO, American Board of Pediatric<br /> USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - &nbsp;Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. David G. Nichols graduated with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then completed a pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Philadelphia. An interest in pediatric critical care medicine, prompted him to pursue an anesthesiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to CHOP for a fellowship in pediatric critical care. After completion of training, Dr. Nichols moved to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as assistant professor, where he subsequently became director of the PICU, division director, and professor of of pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine. In 2005, he was named the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor and Vice Dean for Education of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.<br /><br />Dr. Nichols&rsquo; career has focused on training, medical education and mentorship. He is the editor-in-chief of several textbooks in his field including Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, the Golden Hour &ndash; The Handbook of Advanced Pediatric Life Support, and the Roger&rsquo;s Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, now in its 5th edition. In addition to training and mentoring nearly 60 pediatric critical care fellows, he has lectured and taught critical care all over the world. As Vice-Dean for Education, he oversaw the creation of the new Hopkins Genes to Society medical education curriculum, the design of Armstrong Medical Education Building, and the development of a state-of-the-art simulation center among many other initiatives. Dr. Nichols is the recipient of two of the highest honors in his field &ndash; the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care Distinguished Career Award and the Society for Critical Care Medicine Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award.<br /><br />In December of 2012, Dr. Nichols became president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics with responsibility for the initial and continuing certification of approximately 80,000 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in the United States based on &ldquo;standards of excellence that lead to high quality health care during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and the transition into adulthood&rdquo; (ABP mission statement).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/NIERMEYER_SUSAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Susan Nermeyer</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine,<br />USA<br /><br />Abstract Session<br />Abstract 2<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 205-207</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Susan Niermeyer, MD, MPH is Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Neonatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Center.&nbsp; She practices and teaches at Children&rsquo;s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, and community hospital nurseries in the Denver area. &nbsp;She also serves as faculty in epidemiology and the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.&nbsp;</p> <p>Susan&rsquo;s clinical and educational areas of emphasis include neonatal resuscitation, cardiopulmonary physiology in infancy, and global neonatal survival.&nbsp; She has served as co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program Steering Committee and editor of the ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) neonatal resuscitation guidelines in 2000.&nbsp; She currently serves as editor-in-chief for <i>Helping Babies Breathe</i>, the AAP educational program for neonatal resuscitation in resource-limited settings, and continuity editor for the suite of <i>Helping Babies Survive</i> programs, including also <i>Essential Care for Every Baby </i>and<i> Essential Care for Small Babies</i>.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/Speaker_Icon_-_Male.png" height="106" width="104" /></td> <td><strong><a id="NorrisShane"></a>Shane Norris</strong><br />Research Professor, MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,<br />Department of Pediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand<br />South Africa<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C4 -&nbsp;How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Shane Norris extensive research experience in longitudinal birth cohort studies and population and non-communicable disease epidemiology. He is the Director of the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit. Shane is the lead Investigator of the Soweto First 1000 Days Cohort and co-principal Investigator of the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort, which is Africa&rsquo;s longest running cohort study. Shane&rsquo;s research expertise and interest includes: (i) maternal and child health, (ii) child nutrition, growth, and body composition; and (ii) intergenerational transmission of obesity and metabolic disease risk.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4>&nbsp;<a id="O"></a>O</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ODAME_ISAAC_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="OdameIsaac"></a>Isaac Odame</strong><br />Professor of Paediatrics and Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network in the Centre for Global Child Health, The Hospital for Sick Children &amp; University of Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert<br />MTE14 - Sickle Cell Disease: Global Impact, Progress &amp; Challenges in Management<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Odame is a Staff Physician in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Centre for Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He is Professor and Director of the combined Division of Adult and Pediatric Hematology in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. &nbsp;He holds the Alexandra Yeo Chair in Hematology in the University of Toronto.</p> <p>The focus of Odame&rsquo;s academic work and clinical care are patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemias and other hematological disorders. Currently, Odame is the Director of the Global Sickle Cell Disease Network based at the Hospital for Sick Children, Centre for Global Child Health that is committed to building enduring collaborations between clinicians and scientists worldwide. Under his leadership sickle cell disease clinicians/scientists across Africa, Middle East, India, Europe, North and South America are working more collaboratively in research initiatives aimed at delivering interventions that are evidence-based, cost-effective and sustainable over the long-term, particularly in low-income countries with the highest disease burden.</p> <p>Odame was previously Associate Professor at McMaster University where he was also the Director of the Residency Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. He is a medical graduate of the University of Ghana and undertook his specialty training in pediatrics and hematology/hematopathology in the UK.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/OLNESS_KAREN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="OlnessKaren"></a>Karen Olness</b><br />Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 8 - Helping Children in Disaster Time<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C20 - Pediatricians&rsquo; Response to Disasters or Large Scale Violence <br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Olness is board certified in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics, Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.&nbsp; Her special interests are pain management in children, teaching self regulation to chronically ill children, cognitive impairment in children, and management of disasters as they impact children. She has been a volunteer helping children in humanitarian emergencies in Laos, Thailand, Haiti, Pakistan, the Congo, Rwanda, Turkey, El Salvador, and Albania.</p> <p>In 1996 she initiated programs to train relief workers about the special needs of children in disasters. These workshops continue annually at CWRU and have been presented in 15 countries. She has written more than 150 articles, chapters and books, and has been president of five national professional societies including the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. &nbsp;She is past chair of the International Child Health Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the IPA Technical Advisory committee on Children in Humanitarian Emergencies. She served on many National Institutes of Health study sections and is Medical Director of Health Frontiers, an all volunteer NGO which developed and is supporting pediatric residency training programs in Laos, and training in disaster management: focus on children.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/OMIGBODUN_OLAYINKA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="Omigbodun"></a>Olayinka Omigbodun</b><br />Professor of Psychiatry/Consultant in Child &amp; Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Ibadan<br />Nigeria<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 8:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Olayinka Omigbodun is Professor and Head of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and Honorary Consultant in Child &amp; Adolescent Psychiatry, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria. She is the Pioneer Director of the University&rsquo;s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH, <a href="http://www.ccamh.ui.edu.ng/">www.ccamh.ui.edu.ng</a>), a multidisciplinary Centre for training, research and service in child and adolescent mental health. CCAMH enjoys the richness and diversity of course leaders and tutors from seven faculties in the University and from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. She is Chief Examiner for the Faculty of Psychiatry in the West African College of Physicians (WACP) and the Immediate Past-President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP; www.iacapap.org).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/OSIOVICH_HORACIO_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Horacio Osiovich</strong><br />Division Head of Neonatology, Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia<br />CANADA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 3 -&nbsp;Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns Course - ACoRN <br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Graduated from Medical School at University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.</p> <p>He completed his Pediatrics Residency at University of Buenos Aires and at Queen&rsquo;s University in Canada.</p> <p>He completed a Research Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Miami and a Clinical Fellowship in Neonatology at University of British Columbia.</p> <p>He is currently the Division Head of Neonatology at Children&rsquo;s and Women&rsquo;s Health Centre of British Columbia.&nbsp; Dr. Osiovich is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of British Columbia.</p> <p>The main focus of his research covers aspects related to infection, cardiac and respiratory problems of the newborns.</p> <p>Dr. Osiovich is also interested in medical education. He served as Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at University of Alberta and at University of British Columbia.</p> <p>Dr. Osiovich is involved in developing and disseminating the ACoRN Program in Canada and Latin America.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="P"></a>P</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/PATEL_VIKRAM_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="PatelVikram"></a>Vikram Patel</strong><br /> <div>Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health Foundation of India<br />India</div> <br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 3 -&nbsp;The Promise of Global Adolescent Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong>&nbsp;| 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C29 - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Vikram Patel is a Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene &amp; Tropical Medicine (UK). He is the Joint Director of the School&rsquo;s Centre for the Control of Chronic Conditions, based at the Public Health Foundation where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is a co-founder of Sangath, a community based NGO head-quartered in Goa (<a href="http://www.sangath.com/">www.sangath.com</a>). He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and serves on the WHO&rsquo;s Expert Advisory Group for Mental Health; he was a member of the Mental Health Policy Group of the Government of India and serves on the Institute Body of the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences, India.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/PATTERSON_JANNA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td>Janna Patterson<br />Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C4 -&nbsp;How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice&nbsp; <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Janna Patterson is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) team. She manages a portfolio of grants on neonatal health ranging from the prevention and treatment of newborn sepsis to care of the preterm infant, including kangaroo mother care. Dr. Patterson is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a practicing neonatologist and researcher on faculty at the University of Washington. Her research in Kenya focused on transplacental transfer of antibodies to respiratory pathogens in the mother-infant dyad. Her peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters are focused on maternal-neonatal infections, HIV, and prematurity. Previously, Dr. Patterson spent several years living and working in Tanzania including work as a Programme Officer at the Tanzania Public Health Association, and she remains fluent in Swahili. Her education includes a B.A. in African Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MD and MPH from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, with graduate medical studies at the University of Washington/Seattle Children&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/PATTON_GEORGE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="PattonGeorge"></a>George Patton</b><br />Director, Adolescent Health Research, University of Melbourne<br />Australia<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 3 -&nbsp;The Promise of Global Adolescent Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong>&nbsp;| 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C37 - Adolescent Health? What Pediatricians Can Do?<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>George Patton is Professorial Fellow in Adolescent Health Research at the University of Melbourne and NH&amp;MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.&nbsp; He is an epidemiologist with a clinical background in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has both domestic and global focus in his work.&nbsp; In Australia, he has led a series of long term longitudinal studies dealing with the emergence of health risks in childhood and adolescence, and their consequences in later life and for the next generation.&nbsp; He has also been engaged in large scale prevention trials in community and schools settings, as well as trials of health interventions in primary care.&nbsp; Globally he has played a lead role in the first studies of death, burden of disease and health risks in adolescents.&nbsp; He has led two series in adolescent health for the Lancet and is the Chair of a Lancet Commission in Adolescent Health and Well-being. He has had advisory roles with the UN, World Health Organization, the World Bank and UNICEF.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/PEKELES_GARY_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Gary Pekeles</strong><br />Director, Northern and Native Child Health Program, McGill University/Montreal Children's Hospital<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C5 - Early life experiences: ECD and Developmental Origin of Adult Diseases<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 212-214</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Gary Pekeles is the Director of the Northern and Native Child Health Program of McGill University and the Montreal Children's Hospital. He has been a leader in pediatric postgraduate education throughout his career. He has worked as a doctor and teacher in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. He consulted in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He was the vice president of the International Union of Circumpolar Health and he was president of the Canadian Paediatric Society.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/PERRIN_JAMES_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="PerrinJames"></a>James Perrin</b><br />John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Harvard Medical School<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C32 - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Treatment<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 118-120<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 7 - Mental Health: New Challenges<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 8:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>James M. Perrin, MD, is professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and former director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, having previously headed a similar division at Vanderbilt.&nbsp; He holds the John C. Robinson Chair in Pediatrics at the MGH.&nbsp; He was president (2014) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, chair of its Committee on Children with Disabilities, and past president of the Ambulatory (Academic) Pediatric Association.&nbsp; He co-chaired an AAP committee to develop practice guidelines for ADHD.&nbsp; He directed the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health for seven years. &nbsp;Dr. Perrin was founding editor of Academic Pediatrics<i>.</i>&nbsp; He spent two years in Washington working on rural primary care and migrant health.&nbsp; After fellowship at Rochester, he ran a rural community health center in upstate New York.&nbsp;</p> <p><br />He received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research and also served as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.&nbsp; A graduate of Harvard College and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, he had residency and fellowship training at the University of Rochester and held faculty appointments at Rochester and Vanderbilt.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="Q" style="line-height: 18.72px; font-family: 'Francois One', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.2em; text-transform: uppercase; background-color: #ffffff;"></a>Q</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="R"></a>R</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/RAMAN_SHANTI_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RamanShanti"></a>Shanti Raman</strong><br />Community Paediatrician for Child Protection, South Western Sydney Local Health District<br />Australia<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 9 - In the Best Interests of the Child: Improving Paediatric Quality of Care in Low Resource Settings <br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 13:00<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Shanti Raman is a paediatrician, with sub-speciality training in epidemiology and public health. Her special interests include health of migrants and refugees, poverty, international maternal, newborn and child health, indigenous child health, child rights, violence against women and children, and quality and safety in health.&nbsp; As the paediatrician in charge of Child Protection services in South Western Sydney, she is responsible for the development and coordination of a Child Protection Medical Service across the area, providing professional development in clinical aspects of Child Protection and providing academic leadership in Community Child Health. She also provides consultant paediatric services to Aboriginal communities in rural and remote Australia. She has established a number of specialised clinics for vulnerable children, including refugee children, indigenous children, and children in foster care. She is a passionate advocate for children on the margins and has been involved with policy development and advocacy at state, national, and international levels, promoting a rights-based perspective to child health and population health. Dr Raman has maintained a strong interest in international health, provided consultancy services in international maternal, newborn and child health, worked on population based research projects in India and been involved in teaching public health.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/REMLEY_KAREN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RemleyKaren"></a>Karen Remley</strong><br />Executive Director, CEO, The American Academy of Pediatrics<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Karen Remley took the lead as the executive director/CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics in July 2015.&nbsp; ..&nbsp; She She She is the first female CEO of the AAP, an organization that represents 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists.</p> <p>Dr. Remley was formerly the chief medical director of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia. From 2008 to 2012, she served as commissioner of health for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her career includes senior leadership positions for several healthcare organizations, including Operation Smile Inc., Physicians for Peace, and Sentara Healthcare. She was the founding director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School,. Dr. Remley earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.</p> <p>Dr. Remley earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed her pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children&rsquo;s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She began her career in a small pediatric practice and worked for 15 years as an attending physician in the emergency department at Children&rsquo;s Hospital of the King&rsquo;s Daughters in Norfolk, Va.</p> <p>She is married to John Onufer, M.D., and they have two daughters.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ROBINSON_JOAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RobinsonJoan"></a>Joan Robinson</strong><br />Divisional Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C33 - Hot Topics<br /><strong>Saturday, August 20</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C45 - Male Circumcision: a Debatable Issue <br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Joan Robinson grew up on a farm near Innisfail, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from medical school at the University of Alberta, interned at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC and then completed her pediatrics residency at BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital. She returned to Edmonton to train in pediatric infectious diseases and has been on staff at the University of Alberta Hospital since 1991. She is currently chair of the Pediatric Trainee Research Committee and electives coordinator for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Alberta. She is Chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society Infectious Diseases &amp; Immunization Committee. She loves teaching trainees, doing research to try to answer practical questions, but most of all seeing patients.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/RODAS_JAMIE_ROSE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RodasJamieRose"></a>Jamie Rose Rodas</strong><br />Global Health Program Coordinator, University of Toronto<br />Canada<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:&nbsp; Leadership Advocacy Workshop<br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Jamie Rose Rodas is a youth representative of the NCD Child Governing Council and an international consultant. She joined NCD Child in early 2013 with the inaugural secretariat, Caring and Living as Neighbours (CLAN), as the program manager. She continues to sit on CLAN's General Committee. Trained in global health and public health, she has worked on health promotion, health education, community engagement and capacity building projects in Canada and abroad. Rose holds a position at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Global Health Program with a work focus on equitable primary health care systems, social justice, and vulnerable populations.&nbsp; Rose speaks fluent English and Spanish.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ROGERS_PAUL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RogersPaul"></a>Paul Rogers</strong><br />Professor/Consultant, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, BC Childrens Hospital &amp; University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C48 -&nbsp;Challenges in Oncology and Transplantation<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 202-204</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Paul Rogers BSc, MBChB, DCH, FRCPC, FRCP(Lond), MBA is a Clinical Professor, Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT at the University of British Columbia. For the past 30 years, Dr. Rogers has worked in tertiary, university affiliated hospitals with clinical, teaching, research (clinical trials) and administrative responsibilities. He is the former Head of the Division of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT at BC Children's Hospital. He has also been a Principal investigator with the Children's Cancer Study Group, the largest co-operative pediatric clinical trials group in North America, now known as the Children's Oncology Group (COG).&nbsp; He is the former Chairman of the Nutritional Committee for the COG, which develops nutritional clinical and translational research and intervention studies for children with malignancies.</p> <p>Currently he is a co-chair of the Canadian National Task force for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients with cancer. This taskforce has developed specific recommendations for changing the care of this unique cohort of cancer patients. He is the Secretary General on the Board of The International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) and involved with the SIOP Pediatric Oncology in developing Countries Committee (PODC).</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/ROURKE_LESLIE_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RourkeLeslie"></a>Leslie Rourke</strong><br />Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, Memorial University of Newfoundland<br />Canada<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C7 - Pediatric Care &ndash; Evidence Based or Eminence Based<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 211</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Leslie Rourke (MD, CCFP, FCFP, MClSc) has been a faculty member in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada since 2005.&nbsp; She is currently a Clinical Professor in the Disciplines of Family Medicine (primary) and Pediatrics (secondary). &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to 2005 Dr. Rourke &nbsp;was a rural family doctor/general practitioner for 25 years in Goderich Ontario, and a Family Medicine faculty member at Western University, London Ontario, where she obtained her MD (1977), CCFP (1979), and MClinSc in Family Medicine (1996). Dr. Rourke has authored over 40 journal articles and 8 book chapters.</p> <p>Dr. Rourke&rsquo;s major professional/research interest is knowledge enablement of preventive paediatric care of young children. &nbsp;She and her husband, Dr. James Rourke, first published the Rourke Baby Record in 1985.&nbsp; Now co-authored with Dr Denis Leduc, McGill University paediatrician, it is a validated evidence-based health maintenance guide, which has become the Canadian gold standard for well-baby/well-child care from 1 week to 5 years of age.</p> <p>Dr. Rourke was also extensively educated in well-baby/well-child issues by her three now-grown children.&nbsp; She is delighted to be immersed in a &ldquo;refresher course&rdquo; with her first grandchild born in July 2015.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/RUSTON_FRANCIS_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RushtonFrancis"></a>Francis Rushton</strong><br />Medical Director, South Carolina QTIP<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 2 - Protecting Children from NCDs:&nbsp; Leadership Advocacy Workshop<br /><strong>Tuesday, August 16</strong> | 08:00 - 17:00<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 12:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Rushton provided clinical care for 32 years at Beaufort Pediatrics, PA and is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina. He is employed as the Medical Director for QTIP (Quality through Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics), South Carolina&rsquo;s CHIPRA QI grant.&nbsp; His academic interests include community pediatrics, early brain development, psychosocial screening, group well-child visits and integrated early childhood services that promote optimal social and emotional health. He authored <i>Family Support in Community Pediatrics: Confronting the Challenge </i>in 1998.Prior to moving to South Carolina, Francis worked for the National Health Service Corps in Tennessee. He has served in a variety of positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics and until recently was a member of its Board of Directors.&nbsp; Dr. Rushton also consults with the PHIIT (Pediatric Health Improvement In Tennessee) quality improvement collaborative and serves on the Jefferson County (AL) Child Development Council. Over the past year has been involved with the Survive and Thrive Initiative in Myanmar and Malawi focused on perinatal asphyxia and under 5 childhood mortality.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/RUSS_CHRISTIANA_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="RussChristiana"></a>Christiana Russ</strong><br />Associate Director,&nbsp; Intermediate Care, Director of Global Health Rotations, Boston Children's Hospital<br />USA<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop <br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong> | 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Christiana Russ is a pediatric hospitalist and Associate Medical Director of the Intermediate Care Unit at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Co-chair of the Academy for Community and Global Health at Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP), and co-Leader of the Global Health Pediatric Education Group in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors.&nbsp; Dr. Russ&rsquo;s academic interest is in identifying strategies for improving clinical education for health care workers who work in resource limited settings, and expanding global opportunities for training in pediatrics.&nbsp; Her recent projects include a qualitative study about how guest faculty are perceived by local faculty and trainees in East Africa, and a mixed methods study about how new pediatric residency programs develop.&nbsp; Her clinical interest is in intermediate care units, which provide care to complex or critically ill children requiring intense nursing and monitoring.</p> <p>Dr. Russ completed a BS in systems science engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, and an MD at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in 2007, a DTMH at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009, and the Harvard Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education in 2010.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <hr /> <h4><a id="S"></a>S</h4> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SACHDEVA_RAMESH_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Ramesh Sachdeva</strong><br />Professor of Pediatrics &amp; Sr. VP Strategic Affairs, Upstate Medical Univeristy State University of New York<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C4 - How Large Scale Databases Can Help Improve Your Practice<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 217-219<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C13 - Enhancing the Quality of Newborn and Child Healthcare <br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 109-110</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Sachdeva is currently the Senior Vice President for Strategic Affairs at the Upstate Medical University, State University of New York, in Syracuse, NY. In this role he is developing an organization wide approach for integrating the education, research, and clinical care activities across the university to impact population health by ieveraging strategies of quality, outcomes, innocation, and big data.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SALOOJEE_HAROON_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b>Haroon Saloojee<br /></b>Personal Professor, Division of Community Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand<br />South Africa<br /><br />Pre-Congress Workshop<br />Workshop 7 - Global Child Health Training Symposium<br /><strong>Wednesday, August 17</strong>&nbsp;| 08:00 - 16:00</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Haroon Saloojee is a full (personal) professor and head of the Division of Community Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a clinical unit head at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto. His areas of expertise include child nutrition, population health, health science education, health systems organisation and clinical trial design and monitoring.</p> <p>He is a past president of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa and the South African Child Health Priorities Association, and an executive member of the South African Paediatric Association. He is an executive member of the Global Paediatric Education Consortium. His medical education interests include curriculum design, assessment and competency-based approaches. He has served as an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in Namibia, Malawi, Mauritius, Kuwait and Bahrain among others. &nbsp;</p> <p>He serves on two South African ministerial committees - one on child mortality and morbidity, and another on immunisation. He has offered technical support to various World Health Organization maternal and child health technical committees. He currently serves on several data monitoring committees, including the African Data and Safety Monitoring Board of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Division of AIDS<i>.</i></p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SANATANI_SHUBHAYAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong><a id="SanataniShubhayan"></a>Shubhayan Sanatani</strong><br />Head, Division of Cardiology, BC Children&rsquo;s Hospital, University of British Columbia<br />Canada<br /><br />Meet the Expert <br />MTE25 - Cardiac Rhythm Disorders in Pediatrics&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /><strong>Monday, August 22</strong> | 7:30 - 8:30<br />Room 118-120</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr Shubhayan Sanatani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist at the Children&rsquo;s Heart Centre. He completed his medical degree at the University of British Columbia and went on to do a Pediatrics Residency at Queen&rsquo;s University before returning to do a Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship. Following this, he pursued further subspecialty training in Electrophysiology at Toronto&rsquo;s Hospital for Sick Children and St. Paul&rsquo;s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2001 and was the Director of the Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology Services at the Children&rsquo;s Heart Centre at B.C. Children&rsquo;s Hospital until he became Division Head in January of 2015.<br /><br />Dr. Sanatani has a clinical and research focus in electrophysiology. He has a special interest in supraventricular tachycardia, post-operative arrhythmias, and sudden death. He has numerous publications and holds several research grants investigating arrhythmias. Apart from his academic responsibilities, Dr Sanatani is a member of the Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Executive and is the current Vice-President of Research of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SAWYER_SUSAN_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><b><a id="SawyerSusan"></a>Susan Sawyer</b><br />Director, Centre for Adolescent Health, University of Melbourne<br />Australia<br /><br />Plenary Session<br />Plenary 3 -&nbsp;The Promise of Global Adolescent Health<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong>&nbsp;| 08:30 - 10:00<br />Ballroom A-B<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C22 - Chronic Diseases in Adolescent : Issues and Transitioning<br /><strong>Friday, August 19</strong> | 14:00 - 15:30<br />Room 217-219</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Professor Susan M Sawyer holds the Geoff and Helen Handbury Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she is the director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children&rsquo;s Hospital, a World Health Organisation collaborating centre on Adolescent Health. She is a Commissioner for the 2016 Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing and co-led the 1<sup>st</sup> and 2<sup>nd</sup> series on Adolescent Health for the Lancet. A paediatrician by training, she has published over 200 peer review publications, 35 book chapters and a recent textbook. Her clinical and research interests have largely focused on reorientating health services and health professionals to deliver higher quality care to adolescents and young adults.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SAYANI_SALEEM_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><strong>Saleem Sayani</strong><br />Director eHealth Resource Center, Aga Khan University<br />Pakistan<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C43 - Telemedicine<br /><strong>Sunday, August 21</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Saleem Sayani is an Information Technology executive, Programme/Product Manager and a Strategic Consultant with over 25 years of international experience in delivering innovative technology solutions that drive change and business success in cross-cultural environments.</p> <p>He is currently serving as the Director at the Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre (AKDN eHRC), where he leads and manages eHealth systems and a portfolio of innovative eHealth projects, programmes and solutions agreed by the AKDN health institutions. He provides leadership, strategic direction and guidance for the Centre to deliver health care services and learning programmes in South and Central Asia and Africa.</p> <p>He is currently pursuing his PhD in Management Information Systems from the North Central University, USA and is a Masters of Network and Communications Management (MNCM). He also completed the Innovative CIO course from the <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/stanford-university-graduate-school-of-business-17927?trk=ppro_sprof">Stanford University</a>.</p> <p>Prior to joining AKDN eHRC, Saleem served as the State Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland, USA. There, his division was responsible for providing support to 24 Counties with over 9000 business clients.</p> <p><a href="../speakerlibrary#backtotop">Back to Top</a></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="../images/SCHECHTER_NEIL_-_WEB.jpg" height="165" width="105" /></td> <td><a id="SchechterNeil"></a><strong>Neil Schechter</strong><br />Director, Chronic Pain Program, Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital/Harvard Medical School<br />USA<br /><br />Concurrent Session<br />C3 - Pain Management in Children and Adolescents<br /><strong>Thursday, August 18</strong> | 11:00 - 12:30<br />Room 220-222</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Dr. Neil Schechter is presently Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics) at Harvard Medical School and Senior Associate in Pain Medicine at the Children's Hospital Boston.&nbsp; He directs the Chronic Pain Clinic at Children&rsquo;s Hospital Boston and is an attending physician in the Functional Abdominal Pain Clinic&nbsp;&nbsp; He is board certified in pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Schechter has authored over 100 articles, both original research and reviews.&nbsp; He is the senior editor of Pain in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, a major multi-disciplinary textbook in the area of pediatric pain, and serves on a number of editorial boards.&nbsp; He has served on a number of expert and scientific committees at the national and international level including the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care and recently, the Rome Committee on Functional Gastrointestinal Pain Disorders.&nbsp; He serves as president of ChildKind, a global initiative to reduce pain in children&rsquo;s healthcare institutions.&nbsp; His contribution to the field has been recognized by his receipt of the Jeffrey Lawson Award of the American Pain Society in recognition of his effo