Hermione Lyall, MD is a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases and chief of service for paediatrics at ImperialCollege, London. As an infectious diseases paeditrician, she is particularly interested in viral infections and their interactions with their hosts. Prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to infant, and the management of HIV infected children and young people are her main areas of work. She is also interested in other congenital infections (syphilis, toxoplasmosis, CMV etc) and their prevention.
Hermione Lyall is a member of the steering committee of PENTA (Paediatric European Network for the Treatment of AIDS) and participate in international treatment trials for HIV infected children. She is PI on the PENTA 18 trial (KONCERT), a trial of once versus twice daily Kaletra in children fully suppressed on therapy (www.pentatrials.org). She is a paediatric author on the British HIV Association Guidelines for the management of HIV in Pregnancy ( www.bhiva.org/ClinicalGuidelines) and passionate about training and chair the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) training committee. She led the development of the Tr@inforPedHIV course, a unique online and residential course for paediatric HIV (www.pentatrials.org), set up in 2005. This course has so far trained more than 1000 healthcare workers around the world about the detailed management of paediatric HIV.