ederico Martinón-Torres is pediatrician and clinical researcher, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1995, getting his PhD in 2005. Coordinator and head of Pediatrics and Director of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Hospital Clínico Universitario and Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Santiago, he’s also member of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Galicia. He runs the Genetics, Vaccines, Infections and Pediatrics Research Group on vaccines and infectious diseases at the Healthcare Research Institute of Santiago. He has received the Best-in-Class award for infectious diseases unit (2018, 2019 and 2020) and Zendal international research award (2020). Member of the WHO European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, he coordinates the WHO Collaborating Centre in Spain for vaccine safety. He authored over 300 articles, seven books and 160 book chapters and is coordinator or lead investigator in 40 ongoing trials and research projects and member of over 20 international societies. He currently coordinates the Spanish Network of Pediatric Clinical Trials and co-coordinates the Translational Research Network in Infectious Diseases.

Moderator Of 1 Session

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Session Description
Keeping our guard up: Addressing the global burden of Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) – current and future directions - Symposium Supported by SanofiSession Description:This Sanofi Pasteur sponsored session aims to raise awareness of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) as a rare but highly unpredictable and potentially devastating disease and global public health concern. It will highlight the global challenges in preventing disease, including progress in the WHO goals to defeat meningitis and ensuring appropriate prevention approaches. It will also focus on the current and future epidemiology of IMD in the context of COVID-19 and introduce the current status and future directions in potentially reducing the impact of disease globally.

Presenter Of 4 Presentations

Question & Answer Session

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
09:50 AM - 10:00 AM

Welcome & Introduction

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
08:30 AM - 08:35 AM

Round table discussion and expert perspectives on current and future challenges in preventing meningitis and beyond

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

IMD vaccination today

Session Type
Industry Sponsored Symposium
Date
Mon, 21.02.2022
Session Time
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room
Sala A
Lecture Time
09:30 AM - 09:50 AM