Christian P. Speer, MD, FRCPE

University Children's Hospital, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Prof. Christian P. Speer, MD, FRCPE is Chairman and Director of the University Children’s Hospital in Würzburg, Germany. He was selected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin) in 1996 and Honorary Member of the American Pediatric Society for his major and internationally recognized contributions to pediatrics in 2013.

Prof. Speer’s main areas of research interest include host defense mechanisms in neonates, early detection of neonatal systemic infections, clinical surfactant trials, basic surfactant research and inflammatory mechanisms in acute and chronic lung diseases of preterm infants.

He has published more than 300 scientific articles in international and national journals and is author of many book chapters on acute and chronic pulmonary diseases in neonates. Together will Prof. H.L. Halliday, Belfast, he is editor-in-chief of Neonatology and Past-President of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine.