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Xavier Saez-Llorens

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

Xavier Sáez Llorens obtained his medical degree at the University of Panama School of Medicine, and subsequently completed postdoctoral specialisation in Paediatrics (Panama) and infectious diseases (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA). Professor Sáez Llorens has been given multiple awards from national and international paediatric societies. Notably, he was distinguished in 1991 (ICAAC, Chicago) by the American Society for Microbiology, as one of the best young investigators in the USA in the field of infectious disease, in 2013 by the National Agency of Science and Technology (Senacyt), as the Panamanian scientist with more international publications, and in 2017, by the Gorgas Memorial Institute, as recipient of the William Gorgas medal for outstanding contribution to public health based on numerous high-impact vaccine trials in children.  He has published more than 180 articles in foreign and local scientific journals and 45 chapters in reputed infectious disease textbooks.