Advisors

The Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board (VHPB) consists of advisors, honorary members, and an executive secretariat.

The VHPB Executive Secretariat is part of VAXINFECTIO, the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.

The advisory members are internationally recognized experts in viral hepatitis from international organizations, academia, and national health authorities. The VHPB Executive Secretariat, in consultation with these advisory members, sets the strategy, defines actions, and prepares VHPB meetings. Advisory members are appointed for three-year terms, which can be renewed.

The VHPB holds at least two advisory meetings annually to discuss and approve strategy, prepare for meetings, and evaluate outcomes. Sponsors are not invited to or involved in these advisory meetings. Besides these formal meetings, there are numerous ad hoc interactions with the advisors.

International organisations

Prof. dr. Maria Buti

Public Health Councillor

European Assocation for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Spain

 

Dr. Ivana Dragojević

Director

European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA)

Serbia

 

Dr. Erika Duffell

Epidemiologist and public health physician

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Sweden

 

Dr. Rania Tohme

Associate Director for Global Health

Office for Global Health at the Division of Viral Hepatitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

USA

 

Dr. Liudmila Mosina

Medical Epidemiologist

WHO Regional Office for Europe

Denmark

 

Dr. Antons Mozalevskis

Technical Officer

Key Populations @ Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI Programmes

WHO Global

Switzerland

 

Dr. Marcelo Naveira

Medical Officer

WHO Regional Office for Europe

Denmark

 

Dr. John Ward

Director

Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination

Task Force for Global Health

USA

 

Public Health

Prof. dr. David Goldberg

Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health

Glasgow Caledonian University

Scotland, UK

 

Prof. dr. Mira Kojouharova

Professor of Epidemiology

National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Bulgaria

 

Prof. dr. Silvia Bino

Head of Department of Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Disease

Institute of Public Health

Albania

 

Dr. Sema Mandal

Medical consultant Epidemiologist

National Infection Service

Public Health England

UK

 

Dr. Sandra Dudareva

Senior Epidemiologist

Robert Koch Institute

Germany

 

Academic/University

Prof. dr. Paolo Bonanni

Full Professor of Hygiene and Public Health

University of Florence

Italy

 

Prof. dr. Vladimir Chulanov

Professor at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis

Russia

 

Prof. dr. Angela Dominguez

Full professor

Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases

University of Barcelona

Spain

 

Dr. Vana Papaevangelou

Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

University of Athens, School of Medicine

Greece

 

Prof. dr. Mojca Matičič

Professor in the field of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology 

Head of the Viral Hepatitis Unit

University Medical Centre Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

 

Prof. dr. Rui Tato Marinho

Medical Director

University Hospital Santa Maria

Portugal

 

Prof. dr. Pierre Van Damme

Epidemiologist

Head of Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Antwerp

Belgium

 

Prof. Dr. Thomas Vanwolleghem

Hepatologist

University Hospital Antwerp

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Belgium

The VHPB wishes to express its gratitude to the following core members and advisers who have been exceptionally active and supportive over the years. Their commitment has helped the VHPB achieve its objectives by leveraging their influential positions in national and international organizations and sharing their outstanding expertise. These honorary members are elected for a lifelong term and are invited to VHPB meetings on an ad hoc basis.

Prof. dr. Selim Badur

Former professor

 

Dr. Hans Blystad

Deputy director

Department of Tuberculosis, Blood Borne Inf. And STIs

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

 

Dr. Claire Cameron

Strategic Lead, Vaccine Preventable Diseases

HNHS National Services Scotland, Health Protection Scotland

 

Prof. dr. Pietro Crovari

Director

Department of Health Sciences – University of Genova

 

Prof. dr. Alain Goudeau

Bacteriology, Virology and Hygiene – Universitaire Bretonneau

 

Prof. dr. Peter Grob

 

Dr. Nicole Guérin

conseiller en vaccinologie – Infovac

 

Dr. Nedret Emiroglu

Deputy Director, Division of Communicable diseases, Health Security and Environment

World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe

 

Priv.-Doz. dr. med. habil. Johannes F. Hallauer †

Chefarzt

Zentralinstitut für Krankenhaushygiene

Paracelsus-KIiniken Deutschland GmbH & Co.KgaA

 

Prof. dr. med. Wolfgang Jilg

Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene

Universität Regensburg

 

Dr. Mark Kane

Consultant

 

Dr. Daniel Lavanchy

 

Dr. Harold Margolis †

Centres for disease Control and Prevention – Chief, Dengue Branch

 

Dr. Eric Mast

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Hepatitis Branch

 

Dr. Elisabeth McCloy

 

Prof. dr. André Meheus †

Department Epidemiology and Social Medicine

University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

 

Dr. Helene Norder

Senior Microbiologist

Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Sweden

 

MSc. Tatjana Reic

 

Prof. dr. Lars Rombo

Infectious Diseases

Infectionskliniken

 

Dr. Françoise Roudot-Thoraval

Department of Hepatology

Hôpital Henri Mondor

 

Dr. Colette Roure

Direction Générale de la Santé/SD7

 

Dr. Craig Shapiro

Health and Human Services (HHS) Liaison

Avian Influenza Action Group

 

Prof. dr. Daniel Shouval

Attending Physician

Liver Unit and Liver Research Lab

Hadassah University Medical Center

Israel

 

Dr. Steven Wiersma

Resident Advisor

Tanzania Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme (TFELTP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tanzania

 

Dr. Alessandro Zanetti

Professor emeritus of Hygiene

Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health

University of Milan

 

Since January 1995, the VHPB Executive Secretariat has been based at the Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination (CEV, VAXINFECTIO) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Prof. Dr. Pierre Van Damme
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

pierre.vandamme@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 25 38 

Greet Hendrickx
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

greet.hendrickx@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 26 64 

Dr. Sara Valckx
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

sara.valckx@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 91 45

Brenda Janssens
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

brenda. janssens@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein, 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 25 23 

Xenia Mikulla
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

xenia.mikulla@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 25 23 

Prof. Alex Vorsters
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute
University of Antwerpen – Campus Drie Eiken

alex.vorsters@uantwerpen.be
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Antwerp
Belgium
tel: +32 3 265 26 64