John Kopsidas, MD, PhD (c)

Γιάννης Κοψιδάς, MD, Υποψήφιος Διδάκτωρ

Pediatrician, Senior Infection Preventionist, Senior Researcher

He's a pediatrician with training in pediatric infectious diseases in Greece, Europe and the United States. He has been involved in the development and implementation of surveillance systems for hospital associated infections and the use of antibiotics in Greek hospitals and the design and implementation of interventions in these areas. He has been involved in the training of healthcare workers in the HAI surveillance, infection prevention and control, as well as in judicial antibiotic use. He applied this experience on a European level with the establishment of the RANIN KIDS (Reduction Antimicrobial use and Nosocomial INfections in KIDS: A European Network). He has published more than 20 articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and participated in numerous local and international conferences. He is a PhD candidate with a thesis on Antibiotic Stewardship.

The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases awarded him the 2020 Distinguished Award for Communication for his work in promoting public communication of science in relation to paediatric infectious diseases to the general public. For his work he was selected by SHEA - Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America as SHEA International Ambassador for the year 2018. In 2017, his work to increase seasonal influenza vaccination uptake was selected as a candidate for the European Commission's "EU NGO Health Award".