Congress 2017

International Faculty


Professor David Durrheim (Australia)
Professor Stephan Harbarth (Switzerland)
Professor Larry Madoff (USA)
Professor Edward Nardell(USA)
Professor Jesus Rodriquez-Bano(Spain)
Professor Mike Sharland(UK)


Professor David Durrheim (Australia)
David Durrheim is the Director of Health Protection, Hunter New England, Australia and Professor of Public Health Medicine at Newcastle University. Originally from South Africa where he obtained his first degrees from the Universities of Pretoria and Witwatersrand, Professor Durrheim trained in Public Health Medicine in England and Australia, has a Doctorate in Public Health and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He is the author of nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles and has published several scientific monographs and book chapters.

Professor Durrheim serves as an expert advisor to the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office on the implementation of the International Health Regulations in Pacific Island Countries and Territories and the Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. He has served on the World Health Organisation’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunisation. Current chair of the Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella in the Western Pacific Region he and serves on the SAGE Measles and Rubella Working Group. Professor Durrheim’s vision is for a world where no child dies of measles.

Stephan Harbarth (Switzerland)
Stephan Harbarth obtained his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, in 1993 and completed his residency in internal medicine and tropical medicine at Munich University Hospitals. After serving as a clinical fellow in the Infectious Diseases Division and Infection Control Program in the Department of Internal Medicine at Geneva University Hospitals, Dr Harbarth completed his master’s degree in epidemiology at Harvard University in Boston, USA. He is board certified in infectious diseases and was appointed associate professor at the University of Geneva in 2010. Dr Harbarth’s work has garnered several awards, including the ICAAC Young Investigator Award from ASM (2003), the Young Investigator Award from ESCMID (2006), the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases Award for epidemiological research (2008 & 2011) and the SHEA Investigator Award in 2011. Dr Harbarth has published over 80 peer-reviewed orginal research articles and has been cited 11,951 times without self-citations.

His research group is currently conducting several clinical and epidemiological studies to evaluate key questions related to the control of the acquisition, transmission and infection by multidrug-resistant microorganisms and participate in several ongoing large-scale EU-funded studies.

Larry Madoff (USA)
Larry Madoff is an infectious disease physician specialising in the epidemiology of emerging pathogens, bacterial pathogenesis and international health. He is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr Madoff serves as the Director of Epidemiology and Immunisation and Deputy State Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has directed ProMED, the Programme for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, since 2002.

His memberships include the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, the Massachusetts Medical Society, past President of the U.S. Lancefield Streptococcal Research Society, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A graduate of Yale College and Tufts Medical School, Dr Madoff performed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-Longwood programme.

Professor Edward Nardell

Professor Jesus Rodriquez-Bano

Professor Mike Sharland

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