Arno W. Hoes, MD, PhD is professor of clinical epidemiology and primary care and chair of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at the University Medical Center Utrecht. He was trained in medicine at the Radboud University, Nijmegen and in Clinical Epidemiology at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research activities focus around cardiovascular disease (mainly heart failure) and infectious diseases (mainly respiratory infections). Teaching activities included courses and lectures on clinical epidemiology, case-control studies, randomized trials and diagnostic research. He (co-)authored more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals and his current H-index is 58. Together with a colleague he authored the textbook: Clinical Epidemiology; Principles, Methods and Applications for Clinical Research (2nd Ed, Jones&Bartlett Learning, Boston, 2015).
Jan Kluytmans did his medical training as well as specialization in Clinical Microbiology at Erasmus Medical University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specialized in epidemiology and prevention of nosocomial infections and antimicrobial resistance.
He is currently the head of infection control in the Amphia Hospital in Breda and holds a position as a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the VUmc medical university, Amsterdam.
Marjolein Kluytmans did her medical training at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She did her training in Clinical Microbiology at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, and St. Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She obtained an MSc degree in Epidemiology at the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She specialised in the epidemiology and prevention of nosocomial infections and antimicrobial resistance.
She holds a position as researcher at the Amphia Academy Infectious Disease Foundation, Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands. She is currently finishing her PhD project on isolation strategies for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae at the Julius Center, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Leonard A Mermel
Leonard Mermel, DO, ScM, AM (Hon), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, Medical Director, Epidemiology & Infection Control Department, Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Mermel was 2005 SHEA President and 2014 SHEA Mentor Scholar Award recipient.
Maaike van Mourik
Maaike van Mourik is a medical doctor and epidemiologist by training who recently completed her PhD on methods of automating the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections. She currently works as a postdoctoral researcher on implementing these methods in practice and takes particular interest in study methodology and data analysis.
Eli Perencevich is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is currently Director of CADRE (Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation) at the Iowa City VA. Research in his group focuses on preventing and treating infections in the healthcare environment.
Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls is Professor, and Head of Department Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at VU University Medical Center (Amsterdam). Her field of interest is Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Her scientific research focuses on the (molecular) epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), and ESBL-producing Gram negative microorganisms.
Dr Voss trained in Germany and the USA and served on many international, professional boards (i.e. ESCMID, SHEA, ISC), is a former program director of ECCMID, a member of the WHO core-group on hand hygiene, Editor-in-Chief of ARIC-journal and Co-chair of the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control. His main work interests are the prevention and epidemiology of HAIs (including those caused by MDROs), hand hygiene, and behavioural change.
Andreas F Widmer
Prof. Widmer is deputy head of the division of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology, and head of infection control at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. He is President of Swissnoso, the National surveillance project for surgical site infections. He is board member of SHEA and ESGNI.