Steffen Glismann of GSK Vaccines is a Medical Doctor and has specialized in Public Health Medicine with a particular interest in child health. He has spent most of his professional career as a clinician in various Danish Hospitals and also worked for two years as District Medical Officer under the Ministry of Health in Zambia and one year with Integrated Management of Childhood Illness for WHO in Uganda. From 1998 to 2011, He was a senior public health physician at the Danish Statens Serum Institute with National responsibility of risk assessment and prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases. During the same period he also lectured in vaccinology at three Danish faculties and was an invited speaker about childhood vaccinations at international conferences. From his assignments and collaboration with WHO Europe, the EU commission and the European Centre for Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (ECDC), Steffen Glismann has gained a wide range of international experiences in vaccinology; in particular he was the founder of EUVAC.NET, a surveillance network of vaccine preventable diseases in Europe, which is now integrated with the ECDC infectious disease surveillance programme in Europe. Steffen Glismann was appointed Regional Director Scientific Affairs & Public Health, Europe at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines In 2011.