Please note that the below faculty is subject to change.
Prof dr Karel Allegaert, MD, PhD is pediatrician-neonatologist and clinical pharmacologist. He is Professor at KU Leuven and Consultant at Erasmus MC Rotterdam.
Daniel Annequin, MD, PHD.
Professor Daniel Annequin created and directed the Child and Adolescent Pain and Migraine Centre at Trousseau Hospital (APHP) Paris for 25 years.
He has three specialties: anesthesiologist, psychiatrist and pain physician.
Amy Baxter, MD.
Amy Baxter MD is an Associate Clinical Professor at Augusta University, and CEO of Pain Care Labs, founded in 2006 to eliminate unnecessary pain.
Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, PhD.
Neurophysiology and Human Physiology
University Turin Medical School
Turin - Italy
Director of Medicine and Physiology of Hypoxia
Plateau Rosà - Switzerland
Maala Bhatt, MD, MSc.
Maala is a pediatric emergency physician and the Director of Emergency Research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Ottawa in Canada.
Michael BRACKHAHN, MD.
Since 2010 Michael Brackhahn is Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Department at the Pediatric Hospital “Auf der Bult”, Hanover, Germany.
Pediatric emergency specialist trained in Geneva, hypnotherapist and fond of non-pharmacological pain and anxiety management. He now works in a secondary-level emergency center and strives to bring the core concepts of therapeutical communication to medical and EMT students as well as fully-trained healtcare professionals.
Lucy Bray has worked within acute children’s nursing for over twenty five years, specialising in children’s procedures and surgery. She works as a Professor in Child Health Literacy in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University.
SILVIA BRESSAN, MD.
Dr. Silvia Bressan is a pediatric emergency physician and assistant professor at the University of Padova.
Gabriele Cont, MD.
Gabriele Cont is a 45 years old neonatologist, originally from Gorizia [Italy].
Giorgio COZZI, MD.
Pediatrician at the Emergency Department of the Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo of Trieste, Italy (2014-2018).
Residency and Certified Specialization in Pediatrics at the University of Trieste (2009-2014).
Sara DEBULPAEP, MD.
Pediatrician, Medical coordinator of the pediatrics department
Ghent University Hospital since November 2015
University Medical Centre Sint Pieters, Brussels
Pediatrician in charge of emergency and pediatrics department.
Agnes Dommerholt started her career at SEIN, Centre for Epilepsy, before making a switch to OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam in 2017.
Marga van Eck-Smaling
Since 2011 I am working as nurse anesthetist in het Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Cinzia Favara Scacco
ŞÜKRÜ GENCO, MD.
Sukru Genco (Turkey 1968) is a pediatrician OLVG hospital Amsterdam.
Conference director PROSA2020
Chairman foundation pediatric sedation NL, Chairman Pediatric department OLVG.
Broad clinical experience with pediatric procedural sedations (>1000 a year).
Jurgen de Graaff, PHD.
Jurgen is an anesthesiologist (2008) and epidemiologist (2004). He studied Medicine at the University of Maastricht (1996) and obtained his PhD at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam (2003) on the thesis entitled: “The use of microcirculatory techniques in the assessment of pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of critical limb ischemia”.
Judith Hall, MSc, PhD.
Judith A. Hall is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Emerita, at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA. She is a social psychologist who studies interpersonal interaction, with a focus on person perception and nonverbal communication. For many years, she has applied these interests in the context of provider-patient interactions. With Debra Roter, she authored "Doctors Talking with Patients/Patients Talking with Doctors: Improving Communication in Medical Care (2006)". Solo or co-authored nonclinical books include "Sensitivity to Nonverbal Communication (1979)", "Nonverbal Sex Differences: Communication Accuracy and Expressive Style (1983)", and "Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction (9th edition, 2021)". Her co-edited volumes include "Interpersonal Sensitivity: Theory and Measurement (2001)", "The Social Psychology of Perceiving Others Accurately (2016)", and "Emotion in the Clinical Encounter (2021)".
Julia Hoffe, MD.
Born in Germany, raised in Switzerland
Pediatrician, Specialisation in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Montreal/Canada
Since 2016, Deputy Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department, Inselspital Bern.
Annick DE JAEGER, MD.
Annick De Jaeger (1963) is paediatrician since 1994 and former pediatric critical care fellow of St Justine Hospital in Montréal (1994-1996). She is since 2000 senior consultant in pediatric critical care(1996) and clinical director at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Ghent University Hospital (Belgium).
Annemieke trained as a pediatric anesthesiologist and worked at Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht for some years. In 2019 she decided to leave the hospital setting after 15 years.
Robert Kennedy, MD.
Robert (Bo) Kennedy began his practice of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. in 1983. He recognized many children were undergoing painful and frightening procedures such as fracture reduction, burn debridement, laceration repair or venous catheter insertion during which their pain and anxiety were poorly addressed.
Linda Kersten, MSC.
Linda Kersten started her career of teaching children with special needs. Wanting to do more in the field of psychology, she started to at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. After graduation in 2009, she is working as a health care psychologist (GZ-psycholoog) and cognitive behavioural therapist at ‘Maasziekenhuis Pantein’, the Netherlands.
Zita Kolder, Ms, ROH.
As a dedicated certified occupational hygienist Zita identifies risks in the workplace which may affect the health of employees. With a positive attitude she creates awareness to encourage management to improve working conditions and to motivate employees towards safe behavior.
Baruch KRAUSS, MD, EdM.
Baruch S. Krauss is a pediatrician and emergency physician at Boston Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Felix KREIER, MD, PhD.
Felix Kreier MD/PhD (Germany, 1967) is a pediatrician at OLVG hospital Amsterdam, with special interest in Emergency Pediatric Medicine. He graduated in Medicine 2012 at Amsterdam Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam.
Felix is instructor for procedural sedation at the Foundation for Pediatric Sedation NL.
PIET LEROY, MD, PHD, MSC.
Piet Leroy (Belgium 1969), MD, PhD, MSc is a senior consultant in paediatric critical care and director of the Paediatric Procedural Sedation Unit at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is an associate professor (domain of medical teaching) at the Faculty of Health, Life Sciences and medicine at Maastricht University and graduated in 2017as a Master in Health Professions Education at the Maastricht School of Health Professions Education.
Doctor in Philosophy, Pediatric Nurse and Researcher in Nursing Sciences at 'lHôpital Armand Trousseau (Paris).
Evelyn Maes, MD.
Pediatrician, Medical coordinator of the pediatric department
Ghent University Hospital since September 2018.
Medical coordinator of the pediatric pain policy in Ghent University Hospital.
Mohamed MAHMOUD, MD.
He has held a faculty position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for the past 14 years, serving as Director of Radiology Anesthesia and Sedation for 7 years. This section delivers over 4000 -5000 anesthetic or sedation cases each year and consists of 12 faculty.
Rick van DER PAS, dds.
Rick studied dentistry at the Radboud University at Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has a postgraduate degree in special care dentistry. Since 2001 he works as a dentist at the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery and special care dentistry at the University Medical Centre of Utrecht.
Mark Roback, MD.
Mark G. Roback, MD, is Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Section Head of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Roback oversees the clinical and academic work of 180 faculty who care for over 200,00 ill and injured children each year in 7 emergency departments (ED) and urgent care sites across central Colorado; serving children in Colorado and the 7-state region.
Cyril SAHYOUN, MD.
Cyril Sahyoun is an attending physician at the Children's Hospital of Geneva. He attended medical school at Georgetown University, Residency at Columbia Presbyterian and Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.
Eva SCHAFFRATH, MD.
Specialists in Europe have developed a variety of solutions to deal with similar problems in effective ways in the care for our smallest patients.
Linda Schuiten, MSc.
She works as a nurse practitioner at the pediatric ward in a teaching hospital in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Here job is to take care of children who are anxious, are in pain or need procedural sedation.
Grant Stuart, MD, MSc.
Dr Grant Stuart MBChB, FRCA is a consultant paediatric anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation trust.
Anna Taddio, MSc, PhD.
Dr. Anna Taddio is a Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and Senior Associate Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Vera Tomassen is the proud mom of 2 daughters. Her youngest is a special needs child but remains undiagnosed. Vera is also a freelance (copy)writer, blogger and public speaker. She is the founder of ‘Mantelmama’, a Dutch online platform for families with special needs children.
Paolo G. Valerio, MD.
2010-2018: Pediatrician, emergency department, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam
Member “Taskforce on procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in children”, Dutch Pediatric Association.
Chairman “Committee on pain management in children”, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam.
Koen Vanhonsebrouck, Msc.
Koen Vanhonsebrouck finished nursing school in 1997 and started his career at the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Sophie Verbeek, MSc.
Sophie Verbeek (the Netherlands, 1981), MSc has been working in the field of child psychology since 2007, currently working as a pediatric psychologist at the Emma Children's hospital in Amsterdam
Marjolein Verly, MSc, PhD.
I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University Hospitals Leuven with a twofold purpose.
Arine Vlieger, MD, PhD.
Arine Vlieger was trained as pediatrician in Utrecht, the Netherlands. After her registration as a pediatrician in 1998, she started her fellowship in pediatric immunology/ rheumatology in Utrecht, and it was there that she got interested in the body-mind connection.
Inge de Vlieger, MSc.
Inge de Vlieger has worked as a psychologist (GZ-psycholoog) in Amsterdam OLVG Hospital since 2009.
Michèle VRANKEN, MSc.
Here whole career she have been working with children and since 2015 as nurse practitioner for the pediatric sedation and analgesia team.
Here mission is to create an environment where children and their beloved ones can feel safe and even relaxed, in order to reduce their stress and anxiety levels as much as possible. Children coming back for treatment with a smile on their face make me feel happy.
Laszlo VUTSKITS, MD, PhD.
Dr. Vutskits received his medical degree from the Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest Hungary. He then completed a PhD in the ﬁeld of developmental neurobiology at the University of Geneva Medical School followed by an anesthesiology residency at the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Intensive Care at the University Hospitals of Geneva.
SØREN WALTHER-LARSEN, MD.
Staff member in the department of anesthesiology, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
For many years part time pediatric anesthesia and part time pediatric pain and palliative care.