Carlo Giaquinto, MD graduated in Medicine (1982) and specialised in Pediatrics (1986) at the University of Padova, he is full time paediatrician at the Department of Paediatric of Padova and Head of the Paediatric AIDS and Clinical Research Unit. He is President of Fondazione Penta and Fondazione C.A.R.A.P. and Scientific Responsible and Vice President of Fondazione Moschino and chair of the Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of Aids. His main interest has always been the research in the field of Paediatric Infections. Dr. Giaquinto was founder of the European Collaborative Study on the natural history of HIV infections in childhood and is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London. He was Member of the National Committee for the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases of the Italian Ministry of Health and Member of Comite Restreint del Fonds de Solidaritè Terapeutique International.
Dr. Giaquinto is one of the most important expert of Paediatric Rotavirus Infection and vaccination. He is Primary Investigator of the REVEAL study (European Rotavirus Epidemiology), Member of the ECDC working group for Rotavirus vaccination, Member of the European Paediatric Vaccine Advisory Board. He is the coordinator of several International research projects, among which: TEDDY, PENTA/ECS, ACTIVATE, PENTA/LABNET, NEOMERO, GRIP. He is reviewer of several international journals including The Lancet, AIDS, PIDJ, HIV Medicine, Paediatrics, and Member of the editorial board of the research journal “Infectious Diseases". He is Author/co-author of more than 190 publications published in peer-reviewed and invited as speaker at about 400 conferences and international workshops across the world.