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Patricia J Becker, MS, RDN, CSP, CNSC, FAND

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MAURO FISBERG, MD, PHD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Federal University of Sao Paulo
Coordinator, Feeding Difficulties Center – Pensi Institute
Sabará Children’s Hospital
Jarinu, Brazil
Dr Mauro Fisberg is a Pediatrician and Nutrologist and Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Escola Paulista de Medicina at Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. He received his medical degree from the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. Dr Fisberg is currently Coordinator of the Excellence Center for Nutrition and Feeding Difficulties – PENSI Institute – Jose Luiz E. Setubal Foundation – Sabara Children’s Hospital; Scientific Coordinator of the Healthy Life Style Task Froce, ILSI Brazil; PI (Chair) of Estudio Latino Americano de Nutricion y Salud (ELANS) and Estudo Brasileiro de Nutricao e Saude (EBANS) (Latin American and Brazilian study of nutrition and health); member of the Department of Nutrology of the Brazilian Pediatric Society; and Coordinator of the Feeding Difficulties Task Force of the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Gastroenterologia Hepatologia y Nutricion Pediatrica (SLAGHNP). He is also an alumnus of the United Nations University’s World Hunger Program and the Kellogg Foundation’s Partners of the Americas Leadership Program. Dr Fisberg specializes in adolescent nutrition, childhood obesity, food intake and consumption, anemia, and nutritional intervention.
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Sanja Kolaček, MD, MSc, PhD

Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Children's Hospital Zagreb
Croatia
Sanja Kolaček finished University of Zagreb Medical School, where she also received her MSc and PhD degrees. Following her training in Paediatrics, she was trained in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at various institutions, among which were also the Children's Hospital Birmingham, Liver Unit at the King's College Hospital London and the Endoscopy Unit of the Gastroenterology Department at the Academish Medisch Centrum Amsterdam. In 2008 she was appointed as Professor of Paediatrics at the Zagreb University Medical School. Within ESPGHAN, prof. Kolaček is the current ESPGHAN President, elected in 2018. Previously, she served as the Secretary General, was/is an active member of the Working groups for IBD, Acute diarrhea, and Pre/Probiotics, and for two terms was member of the Committee of Nutrition. She is/was also serving in different ruling and educational bodies of the ECCO, ESPEN, UEG and in various Croatian medical associations. Her editorial activities include being Associate Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (JPGN), and membership of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. Her main clinical interests include chronic enteropathies and chronic intestinal failure, clinical nutrition and nutrition of healthy infants, while her present research activities are in the field of IBD, Coeliac disease, Probiotics and Disease-related malnutrition. Professor Kolaček has published more than 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has written many book chapters and edited several textbooks, mainly in the field of paediatric nutrition and gastroenterology. 
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Dan Nemet, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Dan Nemet is professor of pediatrics at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he also serves as associate dean. Dr Nemet is the cofounder and director of the Child Health and Sports Center at the Meir Medical Center, a multidisciplinary center focused on research and clinical aspects of the interaction between child development, nutrition, growth, and physical activity.

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