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IPA2019 SPeakers/Chairs

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Natalia Kanem

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Executive Director
USA
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Basim Al-Zoubi

Prince Hamzah Hospital
General Director
Jordan
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Errol Alden

International Pediatric Association (IPA)
President - elect
USA
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Carlos Alonso-Rivera

ALAPE
Vice President
Mexico
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Madeleine Amorissani-Folquet

UNAPSA
President of UNAPSA
Ivory Coast
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Robert Armstrong

Aga Khan University
Dean, Medical College for East Africa
Kenya
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Linda Arnold

Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
USA
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Per Ashorn

University of Tampere
Professor of Paediatrics
Finland
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Robert Bandsma

Hospital for Sick Children
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Canada
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Alcibiades Batista

Ministry of Health
Medical Director of Chiriqui Health Department
Panama
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Howard Bauchner

American Medical Association
Editor in Chief, JAMA
USA
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Jay Berkelhamer

International Pediatric Association (IPA)
Treasurer
USA
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Theresa Betancourt

Boston College School of Social Work
Salem Professor in Global Practice
USA
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Zulfiqar Bhutta

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health
Co-Director
Canada
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Alberto Bissot

Panamanian Pediatric Society
President
Panama
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Maureen Black

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Growth & Nutrition
USA
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Robert Black

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor, Director
USA
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Lars Bode

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor and Center Director
USA
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Jaime Boyd

Pediatric Hospital of the Social Security
Physician
Panama
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Jose Brea Del Castillo

Latin American Association of Pediatricians (ALAPE)
Adviser
Dominican Republic
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Alexandra Brentani

Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de São Paulo
Faculty member
Brazil
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Nick Brown

International Maternal and Child Health Department, KBH, Uppsala University
Editor in Chief, Archives of Disease in Childhood
Sweden
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Henri (han) Brunner

Radbound University Nijmegen Medical Center and Maastricht University Medical Centre
MD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics
The Netherlands
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Angel Carrasco-Sanz

European Confederation of Primary Care Paediatricians (ECPCP)
President
Spain
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Vanessa Cavallera

World Health Organization
Consultant
Italy
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Christine Chambers

Dalhousie University
Killam Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair
Canada
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Ira Cheifetz

Duke Children's
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer
USA
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Jocalyn Clark

The Lancet
Executive Editor
UK
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Ronald Cohn

The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatrician-in-Chief
Canada
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Fügen Çullu Çokugras

Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
Prof Of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Turkey
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Bernadette Daelmans

World Health Organization
Coordinator Policy, Planning, Programmes, Dpt Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adol. Health
Switzerland
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Rajeshwar Dayal

S.N. Medical College Agra
Head of the Department of Pediatrics
India
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Susana De Leon

The Bridge Center
MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Panama
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Diva De Leon - Crutchlow

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
USA
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Peter de Winter

Spaarne Gasthuis
Pediatrician, Dean and Visiting Professor
The Netherlands
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Ashok Deorari

All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Head Department of Paediatrics
India
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Mohamed Douagi

Military Hospital
Chairman
Tunisia
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David Edwards

King's College London
Professor of Paediatrics & Neonatal Medicine
UK
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Dorothy Esangbedo

Providence Hospital, Lagos
Director, Division of Paediatrics
Nigeria
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Dora Estripeaut

Hospital del Niño Doctor José Renán Esquivel
Pediatric infectious diseases attending
Panama
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Mychelle Farmer

NCD Child
Chair
USA
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Margaret Fisher

Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
Medical Director
USA
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Soyolgerel Gochoo

Mongolian Pediatric Society
Head
Mongolia
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Jane Godsland

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Editor in Chief
UK
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Benjamin (Ben) Gold

Children's Center for Digestive Healthcare, LLC
Attending Physician, Pediatric Gastroenterology
USA
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Adenike Grange

Nike-ALife-learner Senior
Past IPA President
USA
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Gagan Gupta

UNICEF
Chief of Health
India
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Jean-Michel Guys

Children's Timone Hospital
Surgeon in Chief
France
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Jena Hamadani

icddr, b
Scientist
Bangladesh
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Enver Hasanoglu

Turkish National Pediatric Society
General Secretary
Turkey
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David Hill

AAP Council on Communications and Media
Chair
USA
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Shinichi Hirose

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Chief Professor
Japan
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Reynaldo Holder

Pan American Health Organization
Consultant
Panama
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Nobuaki Inoue

National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Chief Advisor
Japan
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Zulkifli Ismail

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (APPA)
Secretary General
Malaysia
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Pramod Jog

D.Y. Patil Med.College-Pune/ Intl Pediatric Association/ GAVI (CSO)
Professor/Standing Committee Member/ Steering Committee Member
India
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William Keenan

International Pediatric Association (IPA)
IPA Ex Director
USA
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Katayoun Khatami Ghazvini

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran
Ass. Prof., Ped. Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Research Institute for Children's Health
Iran
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Camilla Kingdon

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Vice President for Education and Professional Development
UK
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Stephen Kingsmore

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine
President / CEO
USA
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Mary Kinney

Save the Children
Senior Specialist
South Africa
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Salman Kirmani

Aga Khan University, Karachi
Chair, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
Pakistan
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Jonathan Klein

University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor of Pediatrics
USA
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Berthold Koletzko

LMU Univ of Munich, Dr von Hauner Children's Hospital
Professor of Paediatrics
Germany
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Andreas Konstantopoulos

International Pediatric Association (IPA)
Professor of Pediatrics, Immediate Past President
Greece
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Colleen Kraft

The American Academy of Pediatrics
Immediate Past President
USA
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Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

Ghana Health Service
Director, Family Health
Ghana
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Francisco Lagrutta

Hospital del Niño
Academic Director
Panama
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Ikeolu Lagunju

University of Ibadan and University College Hospital
Professor & Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Nigeria
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Zohra Lassi

University of Adelaide
NHMRC ECR Fellow
Australia
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Joy Lawn

London School of Hygene & Tropical Medicine
Director, MARCH Centre
UK
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Ramanan Laxminarayan

CDDEP / Princeton University
Director / Senior Research Scholar
India
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Ornella Lincetto

World Health Organization
Medical Officer Newborn Health
Switzerland
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Mariana Lopez

International Pediatric Association / Sociedad Panamena de Pediatria
Executive Committee Member
Panama
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Mercedes Macias-Parra

Instituto Nacional de Pediatria
MD, Medical Director
Mexico
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Jose-Armando Madrazo

LASPGHAN
Past President
Mexico
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Oliver Ombeva Malande

Makerere University
Lecturer / Paediatric ID Specialist
Uganda
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Doug McMillan

Dalhousie University
Professor (post retirement)
Canada
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Ariel Melamud

Argentine Society of Pediatrics
Information and Communication Technologies Member Committee
Argentina
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Rafael Mena

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
USA
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Mohamad Mikati

Duke University
Davison Prof. of Pediatrics, Prof. of Neurobiology, Chief of Ped. Neurology & Developmental Medicine
USA
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Kate Milner

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Paediatrician
Australia
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Rintaro Mori

National Center for Child Health and Development
Director, Department of Health Policy
Japan
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Yasuhide Nakamura

Konan Women's University
Professor
Japan
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Leyla Namazova-Baranova

Russian National Research Medical University
Prof. Head of the Department of Pediatrics
Russian Federation
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Javier Nieto Guevara

GSK
Regional Medical Affairs Manager
Panama
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Somashekhar Nimbalkar

Pramukhswami Medical College
Head, Department of Pediatrics
India
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Geraldine Norte

Neogroup
Pediatrician / Neonatologist
Panama
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Miguel O'Ryan

University of Chile
Full Professor Microbiology & Mycology Program/Director for Intl Affairs Faculty Medicine
Chile
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Angela Okolo

Federal Medical Center, Asaba
Consultant Paediatrician
Nigeria
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Karen Olness

Case Western Reserve University
Professor of Pediatrics Emerita
USA
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Elif Özmert

Hacettewpe University / Turkish National Pediatric Society
Head, Department of Pediatrics / Faculty of Medicine / Deputy Secretary General
Turkey
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Juan Pascale

Gorgas Memorial Institute
Deputy Director
Panama
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Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Yale School of Public Health
Professor
USA
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Ronald Perez-Escobar

Latinamerican Pediatrics Associattion Adolescence Health Committee
President
El Salvador
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Stefan Peterson

UNICEF
Associate Director, Health
USA
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David Prado

GSK Latin America/Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Guatemala
Scientific Affairs and Public Health Director / Professor of Microbiology
Guatemala
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Sue Prullage

Council of International Neonatal Nurses
DNP, APN, NNP / PPCNP - BC, IBCLC
USA
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Aman Pulungan

APPA and IPS
MD, PhD FAAP, President
Indonesia
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Shanti Raman

South Western Sydney Local Health District
Director - Community Paediatrics
Australia
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Jose T. Ramos

SERMAS
Head of Paediatrics
Spain
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Oswaldo Revelo

ALAPE
President
El Salvador
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Jo Revill

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Chief Executive Officer
UK
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Linda Richter

University of the Witwatersrand
Distinguished Professor
South Africa
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Nigel Rollins

World Health Organization
Scientist
Switzerland
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Xavier Saez-Llorens

Hospital del Niño Dr. José Renán Esquivel
Head of Infectious Diseases
Panama
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Yoichi Sakakihara

Ochanomizu University
Professor Emeritus
Japan
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T.Alafia Samuels

University of the West Indies
Director, George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre
Barbados
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Susan Sawyer

Royal Children's Hospital, Centre for Adolescent Health
Director
Australia
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Olle Söder

Karolinska Institutet
MD, PhD, Professor, Head of Department, Department of Women's and Children's Health
Sweden
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Bonnie Stevens

The Hospital for Sick Children / University of Toronto
RN PhD, Associate Chief, Nursing Research, Senior Scientist / Professor
Canada
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Johan Svensson

Astrid Lindgren Childrens Hospital Karolinska University Hospita
MD, PhD, Consultant, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Sweden
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Naveen Thacker

Deep Children Hospital & Research Centre
Director
India
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Usa Thisyakorn

Chulalongkorn University
Executive Director, Tropical Medicine Clusters
Thailand
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Maya Vandenent

UNICEF Bangladesh
Chief Health
Bangladesh
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Pedro Vargas

Centro Médico Paitilla
Neonatologist
Panama
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Cesar Victora

Federal University of Pelotas
Emeritus Professor
Brazil
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Russell Viner

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
President
UK
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Ivan Wilson

Caja de Seguro Social
General Pediatrician
Panama
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Priscilla Wobil

UNICEF
Health & Nutrition Specialist/Paediatrician
Ghana
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Amha Mekasha Wondimagegnehu

Addis Ababa University
Head, Health Sciences Education Center
Ethiopia
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Anita Zaidi

Bill Melinda Gates Foundation
Director, Global Health
USA