The Bill Marshall Lecture:
Pertussis – a never ending story?
will be presented by awardee,
Prof.Dr. Ulrich Heininger
Friday, May 15, 2015
Hall 1, 16:00-17:00.
Ulrich Heininger has been in charge of the Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the University Children's Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, since 1998.
He is a professor of paediatrics at the University of Basel and his research is focused on vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccines, and vaccine safety. He is one of the founding members of „The Brighton Collaboration", an international collaboration of volunteers aiming at standardization of adverse events following immunization. Currently, Ulrich Heininger serves a member of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) of the World Health Organization.
He is one of 8 scientists and founding member running the INFOVAC service, a Swiss nationwide information network for vaccine related questions raised by physicians in private practice.
Ulrich Heininger has been appointed to the National Immunization Recommendation Boards of Germany in 2001 and of Switzerland in 2004, respectively, and has been a member of these committees ever since; further, he has been board member (treasurer) of ESPID from 1999 to 2005 and was president of ESPID from 2009 to 2012.
He serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (Chief Associate Editor) and Archives of Disease in Childhood, and has published more than 250 scientific publications in the field of paediatric infectious diseases and vaccines. Ulrich Heininger is editor and co-editor of several standard textbooks in the field of vaccinology and paediatric infectious diseases and has written numerous chapters in national and international paediatric textbooks.