Head of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research
Hospital del Niño Dr José Renán Esquivel
Xavier Sáez Llorens obtained his medical degree at the University of Panama School of Medicine, and subsequently completed postdoctoral specialization in Pediatrics (Panama) and infectious diseases (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA).
Professor Sáez Llorens has been given multiple awards from national and international pediatric societies. Notably, he was distinguished in 1991 (ICAAC, Chicago) by the American Society for Microbiology, as one of the best young investigators in the USA in the field of infectious disease, in 2013 by the National Agency of Science and Technology (Senacyt), as the Panamanian physician with more international publications, and in 2017, by the Gorgas Memorial Institute, as recipient of the William Gorgas medal for outstanding contribution to public health based on numerous high-impact vaccine trials in children. Professor Sáez Llorens is member of many academic associations in pediatrics, infectious disease and clinical research within Panama, Latin America, the USA and Spain. He has published 191 articles in foreign and local scientific journals (114 in medline) and 45 chapters in reputed infectious disease textbooks. In addition, he is the main editor of 8 medical books, 3 philosophical books and more than 900 newspaper columns on social and political matters. Professor Sáez Llorens is an international consultant of several scientific journals, including The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal and the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Currently, Xavier Sáez Llorens is Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Infectious Disease Department, and Director of Clinical Research at the Hospital del Niño, Distinguished Investigator of the National Research System (Senacyt), member of the National Ethics Committee on Clinical Research in Panama City, Panama, and honorary member of the Catalonian Institute of Biological Sciences.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
7:35pm – 7:40pm EDT