Ron Dagan
Ron Dagan, Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Ben-Gurion University, Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, President of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) (2004-6) and President of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) (2006-9). Currently, chair of the board of the International Symposia on Pneumococcus and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD).

Dagan serves on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals; received many grants and awards; contributed >450 original articles, reviews and book chapters; presented over 400 papers at national and international scientific meetings. Dagan’s research focuses on pneumococcal vaccines. epidemiology and introduction of hepatitis A vaccines, the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases, the pathology of otitis media, and prediction of its bacteriological and clinical response to various antibiotics, and the epidemiology and prevention of enteric and invasive infections in young children