Young ESPID

Young ESPID is a group of members who are in training and early career, generally under 40 years and/or who are in training / have completed training to become a paediatric infectious disease specialist <3 years ago.

Welcome message
 
Welcome to “Young ESPID”, the next generation of Paediatric Infectious Diseases experts in Europe and beyond. As a group of under-40s we have been actively involved in the ESPID Board and its committees since December 2010. “Young ESPID” was founded as a result of ESPID’s strategic plan 2010-2015. Young ESPID members were stimulated to develop a forum to strengthen PID in Europe and act as a think tank for ESPID.
 
We currently participate in all ESPID committees where we focus on:
•    Improvement of the ESPID website 
•    Communication between ESPID members (forum format) 
•    Improved visibility of ESPID through social media
•    Participation in the organisation of the Walter Marget workshop and the Research Master Class
•    Review of the PID training portfolio in Europe
•    Training possibilities and job opportunities 
•    Development of educational material and guidelines
•    Stimulation of and increased participation in research consortia
•    Initiation of research projects by Young ESPID 
•    Active involvement of Young ESPID in the organisation of ESPID Annual Meetings
•    Two of our members represent our ideas and provide feedback into the board
 
We cordially invite you to become an active member of Young ESPID and help us shape the future of PID in Europe and beyond. New ideas are always welcome!
 
If you are interested in contributing to any of these activities and would like to be kept up-to-date on the activities of Young ESPID you can contact us through youngespid@espid.org
 
With kind regards,
 
Lilly Verhagen and Raluca Lixandru
Young ESPID representatives 
 
 
 
Who’s involved in Young ESPID?
   
  
Country
Representative
Email
Afghanistan
Bilal Ahmad Rahimi
drbilal77@yahoo.com
Austria
Daniela Klobassa
daniela.kohlfuerst@medunigraz.at
Australia
Hazel Dobinson
 
Argentina
Martin   Eduardo Brizuela
 martin.brizuela1984@gmail.com
Armenia
Hrachuhi   Ghazaryan
 
Brasil
Daniel Jarovsky
daniel@jarovsky.com.br
Bangladesh
K M Shahunja
 
Belgium
Christina Karastathi
 
Canada
Bahaa Abu Raya
 
Cambodia
SAM LYVANNAK
vannak_samly@yahoo.com
Côte d’Ivoire.
Nassirou Faïssal
nfaissal@yahoo.fr
Croatia
Vedran Stevanović
vedran.stevanovic@gmail.com
Denmark
Lotte Jensen
 
Estonia
Piia Jogi
 
Finland
Lauri Ivaska
 
France
Gaud Cath
 
Gambia
ESIN NKEREUWEM
 
Greece
Maria Tsirigotaki
mariatsirigot@yahoo.gr
Germany
Cihan Papan
 
Hungary
Szofia Hajosi-Kalcakosz
 
Iran
Reza Yazdani
 
Indonesia
Inke Nadia
 
Ireland
Anna Stanzelova
 
Israel 
Dana Danino
 
India
Govind Benakatti
 
Italy
Danilo Buonsenso
 
Mexico
Irina Berlock
 
Nepal
Suraj   Bhattarai
 
New Zealand
Hannah   Hayley CHISHOLM
 
Japan
Nobuaki Matsunaga
 
Nigeria
Olajumoke Aladenola
jumoke.aladenola@yahoo.com
Oman
Abdullah Alqayoudhi
 
Pakistan
Muhammad Faheem Afzal
 
Poland
Kacper Toczylowski
kacper.toczylowski@umb.edu.pl
Portugal
Jorge Rodrigues
jorgefcrodrigues@gmail.com
Romania
Bettina Boeriu
 
Russia
Kirill Evdokimov
 
Slovenia
Keti Vincek
katarina.vincek@kclj.si
Spain
Belen Hernandez Ruperez
bel24es@yahoo.es
Sri-Lanka
Yasindu Waniganayake
 
Sudan
Αrwa Othman
 
Switzerland
Julia Bielicki
 
Sweeden
Katerina Mougkou
 
The Netherlands
Lilly Verhagen
 
Turkey
Benhur Çetin
 
Uganda
Clara   Komuhangi
 
Ukraine
Oleksandr   Mazulov
avmazulov@gmail.com
United Kingdom
Charlene Rodrigues
paediatriciid@gmail.com
United States
Anton Gonz
 
 
 
Young ESPID representatives on the ESPID Board:  Lilly Verhagen (2020-2023) and Raluca Lixandru (2021-2024)
Committee for Education: Eleni Vergadi (2019-2022) and Cihan Papan (2020-2023)  
Research Networking Committee: Lauri Ivaska (2020-2023) and Henriette Rudolph (2021-2024)
Committee for Scientific Affairs & Awards: Virginia Ramos Martin (2019-2022) and Charlene Rodrigues (2020-2023)
Young ESPID Social Media: Suraj Bhattarai and John Kopsidas
 
You can find recent updates on the activities in the committees in our newsletters.
Are you interested in one of the activities, please do contact us!
 
Young ESPID country representatives aim to represent their country and be a liaison between Young ESPID board representatives and Young ESPID members.
The above Young ESPID members represent their countries for 2 years, after which new applicants may come forward. If no-one comes forward then the current representative remains in place.
Interested in becoming a country representative and your country is not listed above? Please contact us at youngespid@espid.org and we will send you the information about how to apply.