Penta Aperitivo Webinars

The Penta Aperitivo webinars are an excellent resource for anyone interested in staying informed on the latest developments in the field of infectious diseases in children. These webinars cover a wide range of topics, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and management. You’ll learn about the latest research findings, as well as innovative new treatments and therapies that are helping to improve outcomes for children living with infectious diseases. Moreover, the webinars are also a great opportunity to know more about Penta’s initiatives, projects and studies and the benefits of being a member of the Penta ID-Network

Who should attend?

Whether you’re a healthcare professional or simply someone who wants to stay informed on paediatric infectious diseases, these webinars are an invaluable resource. They’re also a great way to connect with other professionals in the field, share ideas and best practices, and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. So why not sign up today and start learning more about this critical area of healthcare?

Join the next Aperitivo webinar!

Improving childhood Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis

Date and time: Thursday, 13 June, 18:00 CET – 19:15 CET

Chair: Alfredo Tagarro and Tisungane Knox Titus Mvalo

To join, please register here


18:00 – 18:30: Improving childhood TB diagnosis through Treatment Decision Algorithms combininb clinical, radiological and laboratory data (20min talk and 10min Q&A)

Olivier Marcy, University of Bordeaux, France

18:30 – 19:30: Child-TB-Omics and TB-STARS (studies from the Spanish Pediatric TB Research Network) (20min talk and 10min Q&A)

Begonya Santiago García, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Spain 

19:00 – 19:15: Penta Network Breaking News

Previous Aperitivo webinars


May 2024: Empower your research through citizen science: Introducing Science4PandemicsInnovative solutions for public health challenges affecting adolescents


  • Quique Bassat, Director General, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)
  • Begonya Nafria, Coordinator for Patient Engagement in Research Area, Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain 

March 2024: The Future of Research in Penta: Insights from the ECR Working


  • John Kopsidas (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
  • Costanza Di Chiara (Università di Padova)
  • Tom Jacobs (Radboud UMC, the Netherlands)

February 2024: Innovating paediatric care – implementation science in paediatric infectious diseases


  • Eleanor Namusoke Magongo (Ministry of Health, AIDS Control Program, Uganda)
  • Maggie Nyirenda Nyang’wa (UCL,UK)


November 2023: Severe Bacterial Infections and AMR


  • Kieran O’Brien, UCSF, US
  • Jay Berkley, University of Oxford & KEMRI/Wellcome Trust, Kenya

June 2023: The WHO fungal priority pathogens list


  • Brendan McMullan, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Sithembiso Velaphi, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

March 2023: Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection in children     


  • Jesús Saavedra-Lozano, Hospital General Universitario G. Marañón, Madrid, Spain
  • Nina van Sorge, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


November 2022: The monkeypox outbreak: what’s the risk for children? 


  • David Aguilera Alonso, Hospital Universitario G. Marañón, Madrid, Spain
  • Elizabeth Whittaker, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

October 2022: The 2022 acute hepatitis outbreak in children: searching for the causes 


  • Giuseppe Indolfi, Meyer Children’s Hospital, Florence, Italy
  • Eleni Nastouli, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London UK 

June 2022: Care and management of Ukrainian children living with HIV 


  • Marta Vasylyev, Medical Centre “Astar”, Lviv, Ukraine Ukraine 
  • Alla Volokha, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine

February 2022: Penta paediatric ARV trials and next clinical trials in CMV 

Speakers:  Pablo Rojo Conejo, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain 

  • Hermione Lyall, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK 
  • Daniel Blazquez Gamero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain