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Kris Sterkens

Kris Sterkens

Company Groups Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Janssen

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Since starting his career at Janssen in Belgium almost 30 years ago, Kris Sterkens has been part of many teams across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the United States.

Moving on from his latest role as the Company Group Chairman of Janssen Asia Pacific, Kris was appointed Company Group Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa in June 2017. He was excited to return to his home country, Belgium, after spending over three years in Singapore since February 2014 for the Asia Pacific business.

Under Kris’ stewardship, Janssen Asia Pacific achieved notable milestones, including a return to growth in China and a successful business transformation in Japan. Kris also led teams in Korea, Australia, and New Zealand and successfully competed against new biosimilar entrant, in addition to achieving industry-leading growth in India. Throughout his career, Kris has demonstrated exceptional leadership and an ability to identify and develop talent. For instance, in Asia Pacific, he introduced Company Group Chairman’s Dialogue, a talent development programme which has engaged more than 100 emerging leaders.

Prior to that, Kris was leading the EMEA Strategy Organisation, alongside his role as Managing Director of the region’s Mid-Sized Markets. He was also the Managing Director for Janssen the Netherlands, the Benelux countries, and then Germany from 2007–2012.

Before his transition into General Management, Kris was Vice President, Finance and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Janssen EMEA.

Kris holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, a Master's degree in Financial Management from the Flemish Institute of Management, and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. Kris is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and French and has been a frequent speaker at business schools, medical and patient group events, and industry meetings.

Sebastian Guth

Sebastian Guth

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

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Sebastian Guth is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he is responsible for the P&L and entire operations of Bayer's global Radiology Business Unit. Mr. Guth is a member of the Pharmaceuticals Executive Committee and Global Pharmaceuticals Development Committee.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Mr. Guth oversees global product strategy, marketing, market access and marketing operations for Bayer’s prescription pharmaceuticals portfolio. Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ portfolio focuses on highly innovative new launches and a broad range of established products for cardiology and women’s healthcare as well as for specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. The Radiology Business Unit develops and commercializes diagnostic imaging equipment together with the necessary contrast agents.

Before assuming his current role at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in October 2015, Mr. Guth was Chief Marketing Officer for Bayer’s General Medicine Business. Previously he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Yakuhin Ltd., Osaka, leading Bayer’s healthcare business in Japan.

Sebastian Guth’s professional career in the pharmaceuticals industry started in 2001 with Schering where he was Special Projects Leader for Asia and the Middle East. This led to his transfer to Schering Singapore Pte. as Managing Director for Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam the following year. Returning to Berlin in 2005, Mr. Guth was appointed Head of Strategy and Business Development for Schering’s European business. Following Bayer’s acquisition of Schering in 2006, he acted as Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Turk, Istanbul, and was Senior Representative of the Bayer Group in Turkey from 2007, until his transfer to Japan in early 2011.

Born in 1974, Sebastian Guth is married and has three children.

Christi Shaw

Christi Shaw

Senior Vice President & President
Lilly Bio Medicines

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Paul Perreault

Paul Perreault

CEO
CSL Limited

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Giles Platford

Giles Platford

President, Europe and Canada Business Unit
Takeda

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Andrin Oswald

Director – Life Sciences Partnerships, Global Health
Gates Foundation

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Julie Gerberding

EVP & Chief Patient Officer
MSD

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Shreeram Aradhye

Shreeram Aradhye

Chief Medical Officer, Global Head of Medical Affairs
Novartis

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Nathalie Moll

Director General
EFPIA

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Milind Kamkolkar

Milind Kamkolkar

Chief Data Officer
Sanofi

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Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli

Managing Director, Health & Life Science EMEA
Microsoft

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Mark Mallon

Mark Mallon

Executive Vice President, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs & Corporate Affairs
AstraZeneca

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Alistair Grenfell

Alistair Grenfell

President, Northern Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Africa
IQVIA

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Andrew Baum

Andrew Baum

Managing Director Global Head of Healthcare Research
Citi

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Bahija Jallal

Bahija Jallal

Executive Vice-President
MedImmune

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Alfredo Barón de Juan

Alfredo Barón de Juan

EVP Global Commercial Operations
Almirall

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Colin Sims

Colin Sims

SVP, Head, Transversal Corporate Strategy
Sanofi

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Dr. Cary Adams

Dr. Cary Adams

CEO
UICC

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Jean-Luc Eiselé

CEO
World Heart Federation

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Bryon Matthews

Bryon Matthews

President and CEO
Miller Heiman Group

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Steven Hildemann

Steven Hildemann

Global Chief Medical Officer
Merck

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Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller

Vice President and Global Head of Innovation Accelerator CoE
UCB

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Nolan Townsend

Nolan Townsend

Regional President, International Developed Markets
Pfizer

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Ryan Olohan

Ryan Olohan

Managing Director, Healthcare
Google

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As the Managing Director for Healthcare at Google, Ryan Olohan leads the teams responsible for developing and managing Google's relationships with pharmaceutical and consumer health companies. Ryan and his teams partner with the largest companies in the world to leverage Google's consumer platforms while connecting the vast health resources and innovation at Google in an effort to push the industry forward. His relentless push is why he was selected by MM&M as a “Top 40 Healthcare Transformer of 2016”, PRWeek’s 2017 Top 50 Healthcare Influencer, and the 2017 Irish America Top Business 100.

Before Healthcare, Ryan spent the first half of his 11 years at Google overseeing the CPG industry as the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods. Prior to Google, Ryan was a consultant for Hewitt Associates and a Vice President at Bank of NY Mellon before getting the itch to lead Business Development at two prominent startups. Outside of his day job, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a Board member for the Chopra Foundation, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Foundation, and the Digital Health Coalition. He is also the founder of the Google Healthcare Advisory Board and the co-author of the widely acclaimed "Pharma 3D" (www.Pharma3D.com) in partnership with Google, McKinsey, and Wharton. When not at Google, Ryan "relaxes" at home in New Jersey with his wife and seven children.

Lutz Bonacker

Lutz Bonacker

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Operations Europe
CSL Behring

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Patrik Grandits

Patrik Grandits

Head Commercial Operations Oncology Europe
Daiichi Sankyo

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Ulrich Betz

Ulrich Betz

Vice President Innovation
Merck

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre

Head of Operations, Northern Europe
UCB

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Carlos Sosa

Carlos Sosa

Director Global Sales Operations Excellence
Almirall

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Paul Rice

Paul Rice

Chief Operating Officer
M3

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Markus Kosch

Markus Kosch

Vice President Oncology Portfolio, Europe, Japan & Developed Asia
Pfizer

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Lars Joensson

Lars Joensson

Vice President and Head of Patient Engagement
Grünenthal Innovation Unit Pain

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Rafael Ramon

Rafael Ramon

Customer Engagement Excellence Leader EEMEA
Roche

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Mark Milton Edwards

Mark Milton Edwards

Global Commercial Senior Director
TEVA

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Lisa Huse

Lisa Huse

General Manager, Spain
Roche Diabetes Care

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Tim Cave

Tim Cave

VP, Medical Affairs Strategic Planning & Digital Practices
GSK

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Tim Cave is VP, Medical Affairs Strategic Planning & Digital Practices at GSK, where he has been leading the Medical digital transformation. He trained in medicine at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School and then after working in surgery in the UK he completed a Fellowship at Boston University USA. He has 25 years experience in pharmaceutical medical affairs. Before taking up his current position, he was UK Medical Director for Novartis and has been a Medical Assessor at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (Dept of Health). He represents the pharmaceutical industry on the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Board which is led by the Chief Medical Officer and aims to improve the UK clinical research environment.

Begonya Nafría

Begonya Nafría

Patient Advocacy Manager
Barcelona Children’s Hospital

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Ms. Begonya Nafría (F), MsC, Patient Engagement in Research Coordinator at Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and Fundació Sant Joan de Déu. Experience in coordinating and managing projects in clinical research on rare diseases. Coordinator of YPAG (Young Persons’ Advisory Group)-KIDS Barcelona and RareCommons platform. Ms. Nafría is the Coordinator of eYPAGnet (European YPAG network – accredited by EnprEMA), Member of the Course Committee of Eupati (European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) and Chair of the Educational Committee of ICAN (International Children Advisory Network).

Joana Claverol

Joana Claverol

Clinical Research Unit Manager
Barcelona Children’s Hospital

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Joana Claverol, is the Clinical Research Unit Manager at Barcelona Children’s Hospital, Spain, where she leads the clinical trials office since 2012 and coordinates the European Network of Young Scientific Advisors (eYPAGnet). The Clinical Research Unit is a reference unit for pediatric patients nationally and internationally, specializing in innovative treatments for highly complex patients with rare pediatric diseases. She has more than 13 years of experience in medical and clinical research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, with special knowledge and experience in drug development and clinical trial design, and all regulatory and methodological aspects related to clinical research.

Amy Nicole Nayar

Amy Nicole Nayar

Head Of Global Patient Relations
Abbvie

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Ben Greenberg

Ben Greenberg

Vice President of Product & User Experience
WebMD / Medscape

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As Vice President of Product & User Experience for WebMD / Medscape, Ben Greenberg builds software that promotes patient wellness and provides decision support to physicians at the point of care. He recently led the design and development of WebMD’s groundbreaking new voice-assistant products, WebMD for Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Some of Ben’s most popular products include Medscape: Drugs and Diseases and the award-winning news and perspective app Medscape MedPulse, which won The Web Marketing Association’s Best Healthcare Provider Mobile Application in 2014.

Before starting his career, Ben received a degree in Network Multimedia, with a focus on computer science and visual design, from Oberlin College.

Dr. R Sukumar

Dr. R Sukumar

CEO
OSG

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Dr. Sukumar is CEO and founder of OSG. He works with clients across verticals to provide strategic guidance and has assisted with developing research methodologies to solve their unique problems. Till date, he has led the delivery of over 800 engagements in over 25 countries, resulting in $80 billion in incremental revenue for our clients. He has spent over 25 years in academia and has worked with various global corporations over the course of his extensive career.

Sukumar taught Marketing Strategy and Marketing Research in MBA and Executive MBA programs at top U.S. academic institutions including Rutgers Business School, the Garvin School of International Management at Thunderbird, the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, the Jones School of Management at Rice University and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. In addition, he served as Associate Dean at the Indian School of Business.

During the span of his academic career, Dr. Sukumar provided consulting services to companies in the Consumer-Packaged Goods, Financial Services, Hospitality and Pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career, he has worked with market research firms such as The NPD Group and IPSOS. In addition, he has co-founded two companies in the areas of software development and marketing consulting.

Dr. Sukumar completed his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Marketing and Business Administration. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Laurie Cooke

Laurie Cooke

CEO
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

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Jacob Sunol

Jacob Suñol

Digital CTO & Digital Ecosystem
Roche Diabetes Care

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Mads Lacoppidan

Mads Lacoppidan

General Manager & Head of Consumer Division
Pharmaceuticals ALK

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Javier Rodríguez Hernández

Javier Rodríguez Hernández

Medical Director Hospital La Fuenfría
SERMAS-Madrilenian Health Service

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Emilie Bugeat-Toussaint

Emilie Bugeat-Toussaint

Senior Director Commercial Operations
Pfizer

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Emilie is a leader of transformational projects in the Pfizer Europe Commercial Operations Organization with long experience of building high performing teams and new operating models. Currently, she runs two important initiatives at regional and local level in France focusing on developing organizational agility & capabilities for evolving commercial needs. Emilie has been for the last 12 years at Pfizer, where she has held various roles at local and regional level in Business and Commercial Operations organizations. Alongside of her regional commitments, she leads a team of 20 senior colleagues in Digital, Training, Sales Force Effectiveness and Compliance.

Mathias Berg

Mathias Berg

Vice President Digital Experience & Solutions, Epsilon

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Mathias is a thought leader and experienced professional with a focus on Digital. He currently runs the digital transformation and technology consulting practice at Epsilon. This includes digital strategy, marketing technology consulting, and solution design of large-scale enterprise transformation engagements across multiple industries. He also helps clients to identify breakthrough opportunities for their brands and businesses leveraging global enterprise IT and Business solutions.

Prior to joining Epsilon, Mathias had several roles in digital enterprise sales and consulting, and he also led large-scale digital B2B and B2C programs on the corporate side. Mathias earned his Master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Raj More

Raj More

Chief Architect & CEO
RxLogix Corporation

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Raj started his career in PV about 20 years ago at Relsys, the company that developed Argus Safety suite, and was one of the key persons in building Relsys. He started in QA, grew through the ranks and was VP of Services & Strategy at the time of Oracle acquisition of Relsys in 2009.

At Relsys, he was involved with most of major implementations of Argus. He led Argus projects for more than 50 companies including Pfizer, Amgen, Quintiles, Astellas, Schering, Chugai, Genentech, Actelion, CVT and several smaller biotech companies.

After a year at Oracle, he left and started RxLogix Corporation, now a 7-year old, 200-person company specialized in developing and implementing Drug Safety solutions globally. Today, RxLogix PV products have been selected by 10 of the top 50 global pharmaceutical & biotech companies.

Beatriz Faro

Beatriz Faro

Regional President, Intentional Developed Markets
Pfizer Internal Medicine

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Jim O'Donoghue

Jim O'Donoghue

Vice President
S3 Connected Health

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Florent Edouard

Florent Edouard

SVP, Global Head of Commercial Excellence and Customer Engagement
Grunenthal Group

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Tommy Kok Annfeldt

Tommy Kok Annfeldt

Senior Manager Digital 3rd Party Media and Innovation EU and Canada
Biogen

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Tommy Kok Annfeldt started his professional career as first lieutenant in the armored infantry. He later left the armed forces to attend his pharmaceutical sciences studies. While doing that he also created a social media platform for his fellow pharmacy students. In 2009 he earned his MSc Pharm from the University of Copenhagen. Tommy holds experience from the pharmacy, basic research, sales, e-Capabilities, Marketing and Leadership. During his career Tommy has always focused on adding value to his customers as his raison d'être, and believes that by doing so, he can help them help their patients and thus contribute to making the world a better place to be. At present Tommy is responsible for digital 3rd party medias and innovation in Biogen throughout Europe and Canada.

Brian McGee

Brian McGee

Principal
Novasecta

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Ed Corbett

Ed Corbett

Principal
Novasecta

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Sean Morgan-Jones

Sean Morgan-Jones

VP Global Business Development
Morgan Prestwich

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Sean Morgan-Jones is the Vice President of Business Development at Morgan Prestwich, Europe’s leading independent Executive Search and Advisory firm.

He founded the Life Sciences Academy Ltd, a specialist market access consultancy, focused on helping life sciences organizations to increase access for patients to new and innovative medicines. Prior to that, he spent 12 years on the board of media and publishing group, PharmaTimes where he developed a global network of industry, government, patient and regulatory contacts.

A graduate from University College Swansea, he started his career in various commercial roles within Pharma as well as a period in clinical operations on the main board of a CRO.

He has an MBA from Kingston University where he specialized in growth strategies for Small Medium Enterprises.

Sean is married with three children, all grown up now thank goodness and is a keen cyclist – a regular MAMIL!

Dr. António Pregueiro

Dr. António Pregueiro

Vice President of Life Sciences, HighPoint Solutions

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António is a Vice President of Life Sciences and Commercial Excellence solution lead in Europe. António’s experience spans both biotech and pharma, having worked in strategic marketing, commercial operations and analytics.

Most recently António was the head of a Gastroenterology business unit at Takeda, launching the IBD biologic Entyvio and before that was the head of the Business Operations and Implementation group for Europe and Canada. He received a double honors BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield in the UK and a PhD in Genetics from Dartmouth in the US.

Nataliya Andreychuk

Nataliya Andreychuk

CEO
Viseven Group

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Nataliya possesses a rare level of proficiency in establishing connections between the different aspects of digital communications, while also remaining keenly perceptive of the special needs of life sciences sector. By finding the optimal ways to combine CLM expertise and content management with specific tech solutions, Nataliya works to enable a perfectly coordinated system following eDetailing and other content types from initial to final implementation stages. This integrated approach, called Digital Content Factory, is tailored by Nataliya to the individual peculiarities of each customer enterprise.

Markus Leyck Dieken

Markus Leyck Dieken

Former SVP – Global Head of CNS at Teva

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Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Global Head of Patient Advocacy
Teva

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During the last two years, within her current role as Global Head of Patient Advocacy for Teva Pharmaceuticals, she has been have been building a centralised patient strategy and advocacy capability; managing a diverse cross functional team; and delivering commercially aligned advocacy to both Teva’s R&D, Generics and Speciality business priorities.

Ruth’s experience has been gained within public health, social welfare and patient advocacy, local and central government, the not-for-profit sector and the pharmaceutical industry – at domestic, pan-European and Global levels.

Holding posts within Pfizer, and playing a significant with the public engagement and support for smoke-free legislation in the UK. Ruth is passionate and committed to the community voice, as well as being a vocal advocate for the pharmaceutical industry, the value it brings and its license to operate in patient partnerships.

Kelly Franchetti

Kelly Franchetti RN,CCRN,CEN

Vice President, Patient Insights and Engagement, Commercialisation & Outcomes
ICON plc

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Kelly Franchetti has nearly two decades of direct patient experience, gained in both hospital and industry settings including CROs, healthcare technology, patient research, and hands-on patient care across multiple therapeutic areas.

Kelly Franchetti has been involved in the development and moderation of both advisory boards and patient, HCP and KOL forums. She also has experience collaborating with Patient and Clinical Advocacy groups. Her experience allows her to provide significant insights into how patients regard their treatment options and how to best approach patient recruitment and retention strategies.

Houda Kamoun

Houda Kamoun

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Aptus Health

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Houda has 12+ years of experience in strategy and management consulting, with a focus on helping clients’ c-suite executives develop digital and multichannel strategies.

Houda has worked primarily with life sciences, wireless telecommunications and industrial equipment companies. Over the last 6 years, she has specialized in helping global biopharmaceutical companies define their digital and multichannel strategy, leverage advanced analytics to better allocate resources across channels and embrace digital tools to enhance customer experience.

Christina Busmalis

Christina Busmalis

Director
IBM Watson Health, Global Life Sciences

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Christina Busmalis is responsible for Go to Market in Europe and Asia Pacific for IBM Watson Health, Global Life Sciences. Prior to this role Christina was the Global Director of Technology for the IBM account team working with Novartis since 2006 where she focused on on identifying and leveraging disruptive technologies to address complex business challenges across the Life Sciences value chain. Since 2009 Christina is the global Industry Technical Leader for Life Sciences within IBM where she has created a thriving technical community to identify and drive strategic solutions into the industry. She is also a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology. She has over 20 years of consulting , business development and project management expertise across Europe, US, and Asian markets and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Adrian Steventon-Hill

Adrian Steventon-Hill

Global Franchise Head
Kyowa Kirin

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Simon Lem

Simon Lem

Vice President, Regional General Manager Northern Europe
Vertex Pharma

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Adrian Haigh

Adrian Haigh

SVP & GM EMEA & Asia Pac
PTC Therapeutics

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Adrian is currently employed as Senior Vice President and Director at PTC International. Based in Dublin, he joined PTC in 2014 to establish the company's International operations and to launch Translarna, the first treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is currently responsible for the company's activities in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Japan. Adrian also serves on the boards of Fennec Pharmaceuticals and Arch Biopartners. Prior to joining PTC Adrian worked as Chief Operating Officer at Gentium and has also spent time in senior leadership positions at Biogen and Amgen.

Dr Deepak Jadon

Dr Deepak Jadon

Consultant Rheumatologist & Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit
Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT

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Dr Michael Bangemann

Dr. Michael Bangemann

Chairman of Physicians Network in Nuremberg-South

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Victoria Guyatt

Victoria Guyatt

Head of Ethnography
Ipsos Healthcare

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Björn Van Loy (PhD)

Björn Van Loy (PhD)

Competence Center Lead Advanced Analytics
Trilations

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Jeff Greene

Jeff Greene

VP Digital Strategy & Insights
DRG Digital | Manhattan Research

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Jeff Greene's digital journey began with a Texas Instruments 99/4A and a subscription to CompuServe. He's never looked back. A strategist, writer, speaker, and marketing innovator, Jeff has spent more than 20 years guiding clients into the digital age. For the past 8 years, he's worked with pharmaceutical manufacturers to evolve their multichannel approaches, harnessing the power of customer data to make programs and teams more effective. In his new role at DRG Digital, Jeff gets to dive headlong into several terabytes-worth of digital insights and real-world evidence. He plans to emerge with powerful opportunities for life sciences companies to accelerate their digital transformation.

Davidek Herron

Davidek Herron

Head of Human Channels, Customer Experience
TEVA

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I am a Pharma executive with over 10+ years of experience in sales, customer experience, digital marketing and healthcare technology. I have a passion for creating and launching solutions that provide better commercial access to life-changing drugs. I am a people person who likes to build high-performing global teams and create rich customer experiences for large and small brands. I am currently living in Europe and when I not traveling with the family, I am building and executing Teva’s new digital strategy.

Kate Pasterfield

Kate Pasterfield

Head of Innovation
Sponge UK

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Kate Pasterfield is a multi-disciplined thinker who pushes forward new ideas to enable organisations to make the most effective use of learning technologies. Her focus on user experience, coupled with her ability to get to the heart of the business requirement, is achieving measurable results for a wide range of global clients. Kate leads a team in research and development and she has pioneered virtual reality for learning, interactive 360° video, multi-device games and immersive simulations. She is a gold winner of Learning Designer of the Year at the Learning Technologies Awards.

Callum Caldwell

Callum Caldwell

Managing Consultant
PA Consulting Group

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Callum leads PA Consulting’s life sciences work in helping global pharma, life sciences and med tech companies navigate a value-based healthcare world. We identify and develop tailored solutions which go beyond product, to deliver new sources of value for payers, providers and patients through the use of technology / healthcare services and solutions. Callum has led numerous technology strategy assessments to support identification of novel approaches for disease detection, monitoring and measurement of outcomes. In addition, he has led the design and development of a number healthcare services, including - service architecture, commercial model, integration with care pathways, set up of KPIs and outcome based frameworks, as well as advising companies on how to develop their organisational capability. Callum has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Lars U. Diemer

Lars U. Diemer

Chief Executive Officer, agnitio

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Louise Gargan

Louise Gargan

European Sales Director,
Mavens

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Kay Wesley

Kay Wesley

Chief Executive
Kanga Health Ltd.

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Kay is known as a thought leader in healthcare digital communications with 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry as well as non-pharma digital business leadership experience as a 'dot com' leader in the 1990s.

Kay has broad cross-industry experience in brand and product management, business and digital strategy and marketing strategy and communications. She has developed international digital strategies, platforms, programs, campaigns and best practices that have been rolled out and implemented across the world.

Today Kay acts as principal digital strategist for a number of pharma clients including chairing internal digital events, running leadership digital workshops and leading centres of excellence.

Maja Cimpric

Maja Cimpric

Instructional Design Lead, Europe
Eagle Productivity Solutions

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As Instructional Design Lead, Maja helps Eagle's European clients translate their business needs and objectives into robust training solutions that will help their teams navigate successfully through the transitions to new software tools and work processes. Her background in content development and training delivery allows her to envisage the training architecture with implementation in mind, making sure that people get the support they need when they need it most. Maja has been with Eagle for 4 years, working with European and global clients in the life sciences industry, and supporting cloud-software deployments in several languages. Prior to her time with Eagle, Maja worked as a teacher and language expert in international organisations.

John Procter

John Procter

Head of Global Service & Solution Development Patient Engagement & Medical Affairs
IQVIA

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Kris Bruynseels

Kris Bruynseels

Senior Principal, Technology Solutions
IQVIA

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Siva Nadarajah

Siva Nadarajah

General Manager
IQVIA

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Sarah Rickwood

Sarah Rickwood

Vice President, European Thought Leadership
IQVIA

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Michal Komorniczak

Michal Komorniczak

Global Sales Director
Connectmedica

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Michal Komorniczak, Global Sales Director at Connectmedica. Graduate of Minnesota State University with MBA in International Business.

Michal, father of two lovable children, started his career in the global Pharmaceutical CRM Industry. Michael held number of successful regional roles including global position in IMS Health. Michael joined Connectmedica, to transform the idea of digital relationship marketing into the leading Global platform. Since his arrival company expanded its geographical footprint to nearly 30 countries across Europe, Middle East and Americas.

Igor Gnot

Igor Gnot

Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Connectmedica

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Igor Gnot is a fierce traveler, loving husband, doctor, and innovator focused on new communication technologies.

Among many successful projects, he is the founder of Highp – a fast-growing digital relationship marketing platform - focused on customer engagement and experience.

Igor was awarded multiple times for his innovative approach to successful business including “EY Entrepreneur of the year”. Passionate about the impact of emerging technologies as a partner in Connectmedica, he is fully committed to supporting the implementation of the new strategies in the global life science organizations.

Sari Carter

Sari Carter

Digital Strategist
Anthill Agency A/S

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Before coming to Anthill, Sari previously worked as a Global Brand Manager at LEO Pharma. She has hands on experience in the development and execution of launch and post-launch marketing plans and building a portfolio strategy. Her experience within pharma has helped her understand the very real challenges and opportunities faced within the industry. She has taken this mindset into her work at Anthill. Before beginning to work in pharma she worked in consulting with a focus on digital tactics.

Sabien Kuhn

Sabien Kuhn

Chief Commercial Officer
Anthill Agency A/S

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Sabien has more than 15 years of experience in the digital area - with a core focus on strategy and multi-channel marketing. At Anthill, Sabien leads the Customer Engagement & Customer Success teams. He is responsible for ensuring that our service lines are meeting the needs of our customers and that we consistently deliver value in every interaction.

Prior to joining Anthill Sabien lead the Strategy & Insights division of a global digital healthcare agency and previously worked for Microsoft UK in a sales strategy role.

Domenico Zilioli

Domenico Zilioli

Commercial Director, Spanish Headquarters
Alfasigma

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Domenico is a Pharma manager over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and commercial excellence. He is a leader of new operating models and successful business transformation both at national and global level. Currently he runs an exciting challenge at Spanish Headquarters as Commercial Director focusing on developing organizational agility and people capabilities

Jerome Stevens

Jerome Stevens

Co-founder and General Manager
Direct Medica

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Miranda Wheatley Price

Miranda Wheatley Price

Director of Organisational Change & Excellence
Rubica

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Caroline Gosling

Director of Culture & Engagement
Rubica

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Bernd Haas

Vice President, Technology Solutions
IQVIA

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Sebastian Kölsch

Chief Solution Officer
Anthill

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Sebastian has been with Anthill for almost seven years, following his role as European Head of New Media at Grey Healthcare and heading his own consultancy on closed loop marketing. With 10+ years of experience in the digital pharma marketing ecosystem, he has worked in a variety of areas within digital communications including consulting, creative direction and strategy. As Chief Solutions Officer, he is currently responsible for Anthill's digital excellence department and the Anthill Academy. Sebastian is passionate about building knowledge and bringing digital transformation to life in pharma.

Daniel Spacie

Daniel Spacie

President Selling Solutions – Europe
Syneos Health

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  • Over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles
  • Significant experience building novel solutions to launch scenarios
  • Significant experience building the organizational structure for biotech organizations
Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Patient Consultant, UCB
Patient Ambassador, The Epilepsy Society

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Ramona Kanters-Burgmans

Ramona Kanters-Burgmans

Director
OPEN

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Astrid Wijngaarden

Astrid Wijngaarden

Patient

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Monique van Bekkum

Mentor Coach
365 Dagen Succesvol

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Julian Noji

Julian Noji

Patient

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Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker

Executive Director
EUFAMI

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Margaret Walker joined EUFAMI as Executive Director in January 2017. A committed public affairs and association management professional, Margaret has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and has worked with both scientific and patient umbrella associations, at European and international level. Margaret has a Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities, a BA (Hons) in Humanities, as well as a Diploma in Gender and Development. She is a member of the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health. At EUFAMI Margaret oversees the day to day operation of the network and works to ensure its mission, to represent all family members of persons affected by severe mental ill health at European level so that their rights and interests are recognised and protected, is fulfilled.

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Miguel Bernabeu

Head of Global Market Access
Shire Pharmaceuticals

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Miguel Bernabeu, MD joined Novartis group (then Sandoz) in 1987 after working as a physician for two years. From 1992 to 1998, Dr Bernabeu was Head of Global Immunology during which time he was also responsible for new product development and collaboration with biotech companies. From 1998 onwards, Dr Bernabeu took increasing senior roles of responsibilities in a diversity of countries (Turkey, Argentina, Italy, and Switzerland).

Dr Bernabeu has been involved in market access for the last twelve years, first In Novartis Pharma, then in Alcon as Head of Market Access and Government Affairs based in Forth  Worth, Texas. He has been a member of the board and chairman of the ophthalmology sector at EucoMed (European Trade Association for Medical Devices),  member of the AdvaMed International Affair Committee as well as  a member of the board of National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR). Dr Bernabeu has had direct accountability for reimbursement strategy and execution of numerous pharmaceutical products in Novartis and Alcon.

Since October, Dr Bernabeu is VP Global Head of Market Access in Shire Pharmaceuticals, based in Zug., with responsibilities for numerous orphan drugs in development and in the market. In his opinion, access has become the key challenge for pharmaceutical companies. He believes that a real understanding of the diverse national  health care organizations and  working with all stakeholders involved in health care provision, including patients,   is fundamental to allow innovation and access to orphan drugs. 

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Sonia Hawkins

Patient Advocate

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Health and Patient advocate, ambassador, for all things related to chronic /invisible illnesses, carer, volunteer, Founding Five member and FibroFlutters HQ Volunteer Admin on Facebook.

My voluntary work helps:

  • Fibro Flutters to communicate as an and off and online support group & support/advice across the globe through varying social media platforms.
  • Fibro Flutters meet its aim to share as much up to date information for those that need it
  • Fibro Flutters support, advise, advocate and campaign with/for people with Fibromyalgia, Me/CFS, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, EDS/HMS, Mental Health & other invisible illnesses.
  • Personally, having Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Degenerative Discs makes working difficult, but I still work as a Contact Support Advisor part-time for a housing association. In between work & health issues whilst caring for my disabled daughter I still enjoy socialising, reading, theatre & travelling.

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Carole Sian Scrafton MBS, BA (hons)

Patient Advocate

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  • Health and Patient advocate, ambassador, for all things related to chronic /invisible illnesses, volunteer
  • Co-founder and Founding Five member of Fibro Flutters
  • Fibro Flutters Group Co-ordinator and social media & events co-ordinator Volunteer Admin helping to share as much up to date information via varying social media platforms while supporting people with Fibromyalgia, Me/CFS, Chronic illness, Chronic Pain, EDS/HMS, Mental Health & other invisible illness.
  • Studied Global, Corporate and General Business Management | MBS | University of Sunderland
  • Studied Glass & Ceramics at University of Sunderland | BA (hons)
  • I love socialising, theatre & travelling, gaming and messing with art, photography, 3D Paint and phototastic
Teresa Ferreiro

Teresa Ferreiro

Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) (ACC)

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Teresa is a certified professional coach, cancer survivor, business facilitator and speaker. From her breast cancer experience (36), she learned that patients need to be empowered so they can take control of their lives. Health care professionals are a key entry point to achieve this goal. She applies coaching and personal development training with them and with patients for this purpose.

Author of the award-winning book “I have breast cancer – What Now?”, Teresa also works as a coach at IMD business school. In 2015, she founded the NGO Baby Beatles, to help women become mothers after breast cancer. She is also patient advocate at the POSITIVE trial. 

Birgit Beger

Birgit Beger

Chief Executive Officer
ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation

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Birgit Beger is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation, the only multidisciplinary organisation that connects and responds to all stakeholders in oncology Europe-wide.

Birgit Beger has more fifteen years of public affairs experience in Brussels and an impressive track record in European health policy and federation management.

She was Secretary General of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) for over 5 years. Before her post as CPME Secretary General, she was Senior Legal advisor at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) responsible inter alia for Information Technology Law and European Contract Law. Birgit Beger is a registered lawyer in Berlin and holds masters in law and political science from the Freie Universität Berlin. She is fluent in German, English and French and lives near Brussels with her husband and their eight-year-old son.

Jan van den Burg

Jan van den Burg

Vice President, Commercial Strategy
Veeva Europe

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Jan is responsible for strategy of Veeva Commercial Suite of Applications, focusing on the European market. He has over 20 years' experience in the software and services industry, mostly dedicated to Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Jan was leading the Life Sciences Sales & Marketing group in IBM Global Business Services, engaging at strategic level with top 20 Pharmaceutical companies on Customer Relationship Management, Closed Loop Marketing, Multi-Channel and Digital Marketing as well as Digital Asset Management. Prior to IBM, Jan set up and ran the European business for Proscape Technologies, the then leader in Closed Loop Marketing, successfully developing the market from inception, establishing the concept and leading the early implementations. With a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, Jan began his career at Cap Gemini, followed by a move to the UK where he worked with PWC Consulting.

Nick Bartlett

Nick Bartlett

Managing Director
Patient-ly, part of the Bionical Group

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Gavin Birchnall

Gavin Birchnall

Director, Digital Patient Solutions
ERT

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Alex Butler

Alex Butler

Co-Founder
Foundry3

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Alex is one of the worlds leading experts at the intersection of health and technology.

For the last 15 years he has lead the digital transformation of healthcare, both from within the industry at Johnson & Johnson and servicing the industry by founding and leading the multiple award winning agencies. Most recently he co-founded Foundry3 which houses the world's first digital health innovation Lab focused on the pharmaceutical industry the Innovation Foundry.

Alex pioneered the application and integration of new philosophies and technologies within pharma, launching the first digital only marketing campaign supporting a pharmaceutical brand, he was the first to utilise social media and he commissioned and designed mobile health applications before the advent of the app store.

This led to numerous digital marketing and communications awards, the inaugural recipient of the Global Social Media Pioneer award in Philadelphia in 2010 followed by the James E Burke Marketing Award for Uncommon Courage in 2011, the first pharma professional recipient. He has won over 30 PM Digital awards including the prestigious AXA PPP Global Health Technology Award 2017 with his work displayed in the Design Museum in London.

Alex has been the brain child of ground breaking digital health solutions in respiratory disease, in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, transplantation, opioid addiction, MS, diabetes and psoriasis among others.

He is also an invited member of the Wharton Global Advisory Board on the Future of Advertising and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM).

Sandra Silvestri

Sandra Silvestri

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, General Medicine & Emerging Market Business Unit
Sanofi

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Antonio Tataranni

Antonio Tataranni

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Business Unit
Sanofi

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Pam Bacon

Pam Bacon

Executive Director Medical Affairs
Celgene

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Martina Muttke

Martina Muttke

Head of International Medical Affairs
Shire

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Mike Spencer

Mike Spencer

Head of Real-World Evidence EMEA
Janssen

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Adam Hill

Adam Hill

Chief Medical Officer
McLaren Applied Technologies

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Thomas D’Hooghe

Thomas D’Hooghe

Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs Fertility
Merck

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Victoria Ho

Worldwide Field Medical & Communications Lead
Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Mauricio Silva de Lima

Mauricio Silva de Lima

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs, Region Europe
Roche

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Emma Booth

Emma Booth

European Medical Head of Strategy and Operations
Amgen

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Hubert Bland

Hubert Bland

Country Medical Chair and Medical Head Diabetes and Cardiovascular
Sanofi

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Ludovic Hacopian

Ludovic Hacopian

Worldwide MSL and Field Effectiveness Head
BMS

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Sinead Tuite

Patient Programmes Manager, Immunology,
MSD

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Kris Sterkens

Kris Sterkens

Company Groups Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Janssen

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Since starting his career at Janssen in Belgium almost 30 years ago, Kris Sterkens has been part of many teams across EMEA, Asia Pacific, and the United States.

Moving on from his latest role as the Company Group Chairman of Janssen Asia Pacific, Kris was appointed Company Group Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa in June 2017. He was excited to return to his home country, Belgium, after spending over three years in Singapore since February 2014 for the Asia Pacific business.

Under Kris’ stewardship, Janssen Asia Pacific achieved notable milestones, including a return to growth in China and a successful business transformation in Japan. Kris also led teams in Korea, Australia, and New Zealand and successfully competed against new biosimilar entrant, in addition to achieving industry-leading growth in India. Throughout his career, Kris has demonstrated exceptional leadership and an ability to identify and develop talent. For instance, in Asia Pacific, he introduced Company Group Chairman’s Dialogue, a talent development programme which has engaged more than 100 emerging leaders.

Prior to that, Kris was leading the EMEA Strategy Organisation, alongside his role as Managing Director of the region’s Mid-Sized Markets. He was also the Managing Director for Janssen the Netherlands, the Benelux countries, and then Germany from 2007–2012.

Before his transition into General Management, Kris was Vice President, Finance and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for Janssen EMEA.

Kris holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp, a Master's degree in Financial Management from the Flemish Institute of Management, and an MBA from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. Kris is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and French and has been a frequent speaker at business schools, medical and patient group events, and industry meetings.

Sebastian Guth

Sebastian Guth

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Bayer Pharmaceuticals

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Sebastian Guth is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he is responsible for the P&L and entire operations of Bayer's global Radiology Business Unit. Mr. Guth is a member of the Pharmaceuticals Executive Committee and Global Pharmaceuticals Development Committee.

Based in Berlin, Germany, Mr. Guth oversees global product strategy, marketing, market access and marketing operations for Bayer’s prescription pharmaceuticals portfolio. Bayer Pharmaceuticals’ portfolio focuses on highly innovative new launches and a broad range of established products for cardiology and women’s healthcare as well as for specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. The Radiology Business Unit develops and commercializes diagnostic imaging equipment together with the necessary contrast agents.

Before assuming his current role at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in October 2015, Mr. Guth was Chief Marketing Officer for Bayer’s General Medicine Business. Previously he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Yakuhin Ltd., Osaka, leading Bayer’s healthcare business in Japan.

Sebastian Guth’s professional career in the pharmaceuticals industry started in 2001 with Schering where he was Special Projects Leader for Asia and the Middle East. This led to his transfer to Schering Singapore Pte. as Managing Director for Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam the following year. Returning to Berlin in 2005, Mr. Guth was appointed Head of Strategy and Business Development for Schering’s European business. Following Bayer’s acquisition of Schering in 2006, he acted as Chief Executive Officer of Bayer Turk, Istanbul, and was Senior Representative of the Bayer Group in Turkey from 2007, until his transfer to Japan in early 2011.

Born in 1974, Sebastian Guth is married and has three children.

Christi Shaw

Christi Shaw

Senior Vice President & President
Lilly Bio Medicines

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Paul Perreault

CEO
CSL Limited

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Giles Platford

Giles Platford

President, Europe and Canada Business Unit
Takeda

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Andrin Oswald

Director – Life Sciences Partnerships, Global Health
Gates Foundation

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Julie Gerberding

EVP & Chief Patient Officer
MSD

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Shreeram Aradhye

Shreeram Aradhye

Chief Medical Officer, Global Head of Medical Affairs
Novartis

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Nathalie Moll

Director General
EFPIA

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Milind Kamkolkar

Milind Kamkolkar

Chief Data Officer
Sanofi

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Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli

Managing Director, Health & Life Science EMEA
Microsoft

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Mark Mallon

Mark Mallon

Executive Vice President, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy, Global Medical Affairs & Corporate Affairs
AstraZeneca

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Alistair Grenfell

Alistair Grenfell

President, Northern Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Africa
IQVIA

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Andrew Baum

Andrew Baum

Managing Director Global Head of Healthcare Research
Citi

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Bahija Jallal

Executive Vice-President
MedImmune

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Alfredo Barón de Juan

Alfredo Barón de Juan

EVP Global Commercial Operations
Almirall

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Colin Sims

Colin Sims

SVP, Head, Transversal Corporate Strategy
Sanofi

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Dr. Cary Adams

CEO
UICC

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Jean-Luc Eiselé

CEO
World Heart Federation

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Bryon Matthews

President and CEO
Miller Heiman Group

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Steven Hildemann

Steven Hildemann

Global Chief Medical Officer
Merck

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Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller

Vice President and Global Head of Innovation Accelerator CoE
UCB

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Nolan Townsend

Nolan Townsend

Regional President, International Developed Markets
Pfizer

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Ryan Olohan

Ryan Olohan

Managing Director, Healthcare
Google

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As the Managing Director for Healthcare at Google, Ryan Olohan leads the teams responsible for developing and managing Google's relationships with pharmaceutical and consumer health companies. Ryan and his teams partner with the largest companies in the world to leverage Google's consumer platforms while connecting the vast health resources and innovation at Google in an effort to push the industry forward. His relentless push is why he was selected by MM&M as a “Top 40 Healthcare Transformer of 2016”, PRWeek’s 2017 Top 50 Healthcare Influencer, and the 2017 Irish America Top Business 100.

Before Healthcare, Ryan spent the first half of his 11 years at Google overseeing the CPG industry as the Head of Consumer Packaged Goods. Prior to Google, Ryan was a consultant for Hewitt Associates and a Vice President at Bank of NY Mellon before getting the itch to lead Business Development at two prominent startups. Outside of his day job, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a Board member for the Chopra Foundation, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Foundation, and the Digital Health Coalition. He is also the founder of the Google Healthcare Advisory Board and the co-author of the widely acclaimed "Pharma 3D" (www.Pharma3D.com) in partnership with Google, McKinsey, and Wharton. When not at Google, Ryan "relaxes" at home in New Jersey with his wife and seven children.

Lutz Bonacker

Lutz Bonacker

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Operations Europe
CSL Behring

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Patrik Grandits

Patrik Grandits

Head Commercial Operations Oncology Europe
Daiichi Sankyo

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Ulrich Betz

Ulrich Betz

Vice President Innovation
Merck

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre

Head of Operations, Northern Europe
UCB

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Carlos Sosa

Carlos Sosa

Director Global Sales Operations Excellence
Almirall

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Paul Rice

Paul Rice

Chief Operating Officer
M3

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Markus Kosch

Markus Kosch

Vice President Oncology Portfolio, Europe, Japan & Developed Asia
Pfizer

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Lars Joensson

Lars Joensson

Vice President and Head of Patient Engagement
Grünenthal Innovation Unit Pain

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Rafael Ramon

Rafael Ramon

Customer Engagement Excellence Leader EEMEA
Roche

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Mark Milton Edwards

Mark Milton Edwards

Global Commercial Senior Director
TEVA

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Lisa Huse

Lisa Huse

General Manager, Spain
Roche Diabetes Care

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Tim Cave

Tim Cave

VP, Medical Affairs Strategic Planning & Digital Practices
GSK

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Tim Cave is VP, Medical Affairs Strategic Planning & Digital Practices at GSK, where he has been leading the Medical digital transformation. He trained in medicine at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School and then after working in surgery in the UK he completed a Fellowship at Boston University USA. He has 25 years experience in pharmaceutical medical affairs. Before taking up his current position, he was UK Medical Director for Novartis and has been a Medical Assessor at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (Dept of Health). He represents the pharmaceutical industry on the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Board which is led by the Chief Medical Officer and aims to improve the UK clinical research environment.

Begonya Nafría

Begonya Nafría

Patient Advocacy Manager
Barcelona Children’s Hospital

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Ms. Begonya Nafría (F), MsC, Patient Engagement in Research Coordinator at Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and Fundació Sant Joan de Déu. Experience in coordinating and managing projects in clinical research on rare diseases. Coordinator of YPAG (Young Persons’ Advisory Group)-KIDS Barcelona and RareCommons platform. Ms. Nafría is the Coordinator of eYPAGnet (European YPAG network – accredited by EnprEMA), Member of the Course Committee of Eupati (European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) and Chair of the Educational Committee of ICAN (International Children Advisory Network).

Joana Claverol

Joana Claverol

Clinical Research Unit Manager
Barcelona Children’s Hospital

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Joana Claverol, is the Clinical Research Unit Manager at Barcelona Children’s Hospital, Spain, where she leads the clinical trials office since 2012 and coordinates the European Network of Young Scientific Advisors (eYPAGnet). The Clinical Research Unit is a reference unit for pediatric patients nationally and internationally, specializing in innovative treatments for highly complex patients with rare pediatric diseases. She has more than 13 years of experience in medical and clinical research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, with special knowledge and experience in drug development and clinical trial design, and all regulatory and methodological aspects related to clinical research.

Amy Nicole Nayar

Amy Nicole Nayar

Head Of Global Patient Relations
Abbvie

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Ben Greenberg

Ben Greenberg

Vice President of Product & User Experience
WebMD / Medscape

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As Vice President of Product & User Experience for WebMD / Medscape, Ben Greenberg builds software that promotes patient wellness and provides decision support to physicians at the point of care. He recently led the design and development of WebMD’s groundbreaking new voice-assistant products, WebMD for Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Some of Ben’s most popular products include Medscape: Drugs and Diseases and the award-winning news and perspective app Medscape MedPulse, which won The Web Marketing Association’s Best Healthcare Provider Mobile Application in 2014.

Before starting his career, Ben received a degree in Network Multimedia, with a focus on computer science and visual design, from Oberlin College.

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Dr. R Sukumar

CEO
OSG

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Dr. Sukumar is CEO and founder of OSG. He works with clients across verticals to provide strategic guidance and has assisted with developing research methodologies to solve their unique problems. Till date, he has led the delivery of over 800 engagements in over 25 countries, resulting in $80 billion in incremental revenue for our clients. He has spent over 25 years in academia and has worked with various global corporations over the course of his extensive career.

Sukumar taught Marketing Strategy and Marketing Research in MBA and Executive MBA programs at top U.S. academic institutions including Rutgers Business School, the Garvin School of International Management at Thunderbird, the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, the Jones School of Management at Rice University and the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. In addition, he served as Associate Dean at the Indian School of Business.

During the span of his academic career, Dr. Sukumar provided consulting services to companies in the Consumer-Packaged Goods, Financial Services, Hospitality and Pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his career, he has worked with market research firms such as The NPD Group and IPSOS. In addition, he has co-founded two companies in the areas of software development and marketing consulting.

Dr. Sukumar completed his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Marketing and Business Administration. He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Laurie Cooke

Laurie Cooke

CEO
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association

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Jacob Sunol

Jacob Suñol

Digital CTO & Digital Ecosystem
Roche Diabetes Care

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Mads Lacoppidan

Mads Lacoppidan

General Manager & Head of Consumer Division
Pharmaceuticals ALK

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Javier Rodríguez Hernández

Javier Rodríguez Hernández

Medical Director Hospital La Fuenfría
SERMAS-Madrilenian Health Service

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Emilie Bugeat-Toussaint

Emilie Bugeat-Toussaint

Senior Director Commercial Operations
Pfizer

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Emilie is a leader of transformational projects in the Pfizer Europe Commercial Operations Organization with long experience of building high performing teams and new operating models. Currently, she runs two important initiatives at regional and local level in France focusing on developing organizational agility & capabilities for evolving commercial needs. Emilie has been for the last 12 years at Pfizer, where she has held various roles at local and regional level in Business and Commercial Operations organizations. Alongside of her regional commitments, she leads a team of 20 senior colleagues in Digital, Training, Sales Force Effectiveness and Compliance.

Mathias Berg

Mathias Berg

Vice President Digital Experience & Solutions, Epsilon

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Mathias is a thought leader and experienced professional with a focus on Digital. He currently runs the digital transformation and technology consulting practice at Epsilon. This includes digital strategy, marketing technology consulting, and solution design of large-scale enterprise transformation engagements across multiple industries. He also helps clients to identify breakthrough opportunities for their brands and businesses leveraging global enterprise IT and Business solutions.

Prior to joining Epsilon, Mathias had several roles in digital enterprise sales and consulting, and he also led large-scale digital B2B and B2C programs on the corporate side. Mathias earned his Master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Raj More

Raj More

Chief Architect & CEO
RxLogix Corporation

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Raj started his career in PV about 20 years ago at Relsys, the company that developed Argus Safety suite, and was one of the key persons in building Relsys. He started in QA, grew through the ranks and was VP of Services & Strategy at the time of Oracle acquisition of Relsys in 2009.

At Relsys, he was involved with most of major implementations of Argus. He led Argus projects for more than 50 companies including Pfizer, Amgen, Quintiles, Astellas, Schering, Chugai, Genentech, Actelion, CVT and several smaller biotech companies.

After a year at Oracle, he left and started RxLogix Corporation, now a 7-year old, 200-person company specialized in developing and implementing Drug Safety solutions globally. Today, RxLogix PV products have been selected by 10 of the top 50 global pharmaceutical & biotech companies.

Beatriz Faro

Beatriz Faro

Regional President, Intentional Developed Markets
Pfizer Internal Medicine

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Jim O'Donoghue

Jim O'Donoghue

Vice President
S3 Connected Health

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Florent Edouard

Florent Edouard

SVP, Global Head of Commercial Excellence and Customer Engagement
Grunenthal Group

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Tommy Kok Annfeldt

Tommy Kok Annfeldt

Senior Manager Digital 3rd Party Media and Innovation EU and Canada
Biogen

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Tommy Kok Annfeldt started his professional career as first lieutenant in the armored infantry. He later left the armed forces to attend his pharmaceutical sciences studies. While doing that he also created a social media platform for his fellow pharmacy students. In 2009 he earned his MSc Pharm from the University of Copenhagen. Tommy holds experience from the pharmacy, basic research, sales, e-Capabilities, Marketing and Leadership. During his career Tommy has always focused on adding value to his customers as his raison d'être, and believes that by doing so, he can help them help their patients and thus contribute to making the world a better place to be. At present Tommy is responsible for digital 3rd party medias and innovation in Biogen throughout Europe and Canada.

Brian McGee

Brian McGee

Principal
Novasecta

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Ed Corbett

Principal
Novasecta

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Sean Morgan-Jones

Sean Morgan-Jones

VP Global Business Development
Morgan Prestwich

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Sean Morgan-Jones is the Vice President of Business Development at Morgan Prestwich, Europe’s leading independent Executive Search and Advisory firm.

He founded the Life Sciences Academy Ltd, a specialist market access consultancy, focused on helping life sciences organizations to increase access for patients to new and innovative medicines. Prior to that, he spent 12 years on the board of media and publishing group, PharmaTimes where he developed a global network of industry, government, patient and regulatory contacts.

A graduate from University College Swansea, he started his career in various commercial roles within Pharma as well as a period in clinical operations on the main board of a CRO.

He has an MBA from Kingston University where he specialized in growth strategies for Small Medium Enterprises.

Sean is married with three children, all grown up now thank goodness and is a keen cyclist – a regular MAMIL!

Dr. António Pregueiro

Dr. António Pregueiro

Vice President of Life Sciences, HighPoint Solutions

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António is a Vice President of Life Sciences and Commercial Excellence solution lead in Europe. António’s experience spans both biotech and pharma, having worked in strategic marketing, commercial operations and analytics.

Most recently António was the head of a Gastroenterology business unit at Takeda, launching the IBD biologic Entyvio and before that was the head of the Business Operations and Implementation group for Europe and Canada. He received a double honors BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Sheffield in the UK and a PhD in Genetics from Dartmouth in the US.

Nataliya Andreychuk

Nataliya Andreychuk

CEO
Viseven Group

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Nataliya possesses a rare level of proficiency in establishing connections between the different aspects of digital communications, while also remaining keenly perceptive of the special needs of life sciences sector. By finding the optimal ways to combine CLM expertise and content management with specific tech solutions, Nataliya works to enable a perfectly coordinated system following eDetailing and other content types from initial to final implementation stages. This integrated approach, called Digital Content Factory, is tailored by Nataliya to the individual peculiarities of each customer enterprise.

Markus Leyck Dieken

Markus Leyck Dieken

Former SVP – Global Head of CNS at Teva

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Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Global Head of Patient Advocacy
Teva

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During the last two years, within her current role as Global Head of Patient Advocacy for Teva Pharmaceuticals, she has been have been building a centralised patient strategy and advocacy capability; managing a diverse cross functional team; and delivering commercially aligned advocacy to both Teva’s R&D, Generics and Speciality business priorities.

Ruth’s experience has been gained within public health, social welfare and patient advocacy, local and central government, the not-for-profit sector and the pharmaceutical industry – at domestic, pan-European and Global levels.

Holding posts within Pfizer, and playing a significant with the public engagement and support for smoke-free legislation in the UK. Ruth is passionate and committed to the community voice, as well as being a vocal advocate for the pharmaceutical industry, the value it brings and its license to operate in patient partnerships.

Kelly Franchetti

Kelly Franchetti RN,CCRN,CEN

Vice President, Patient Insights and Engagement, Commercialisation & Outcomes
ICON plc

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Kelly Franchetti has nearly two decades of direct patient experience, gained in both hospital and industry settings including CROs, healthcare technology, patient research, and hands-on patient care across multiple therapeutic areas.

Kelly Franchetti has been involved in the development and moderation of both advisory boards and patient, HCP and KOL forums. She also has experience collaborating with Patient and Clinical Advocacy groups. Her experience allows her to provide significant insights into how patients regard their treatment options and how to best approach patient recruitment and retention strategies.

Houda Kamoun

Houda Kamoun

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Aptus Health

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Houda has 12+ years of experience in strategy and management consulting, with a focus on helping clients’ c-suite executives develop digital and multichannel strategies.

Houda has worked primarily with life sciences, wireless telecommunications and industrial equipment companies. Over the last 6 years, she has specialized in helping global biopharmaceutical companies define their digital and multichannel strategy, leverage advanced analytics to better allocate resources across channels and embrace digital tools to enhance customer experience.

Christina Busmalis

Christina Busmalis

Director
IBM Watson Health, Global Life Sciences

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Christina Busmalis is responsible for Go to Market in Europe and Asia Pacific for IBM Watson Health, Global Life Sciences. Prior to this role Christina was the Global Director of Technology for the IBM account team working with Novartis since 2006 where she focused on on identifying and leveraging disruptive technologies to address complex business challenges across the Life Sciences value chain. Since 2009 Christina is the global Industry Technical Leader for Life Sciences within IBM where she has created a thriving technical community to identify and drive strategic solutions into the industry. She is also a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology. She has over 20 years of consulting , business development and project management expertise across Europe, US, and Asian markets and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Adrian Steventon-Hill

Adrian Steventon-Hill

Global Franchise Head
Kyowa Kirin

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Simon Lem

Simon Lem

Vice President, Regional General Manager Northern Europe
Vertex Pharma

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Adrian Haigh

Adrian Haigh

SVP & GM EMEA & Asia Pac
PTC Therapeutics

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Adrian is currently employed as Senior Vice President and Director at PTC International. Based in Dublin, he joined PTC in 2014 to establish the company's International operations and to launch Translarna, the first treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is currently responsible for the company's activities in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Japan. Adrian also serves on the boards of Fennec Pharmaceuticals and Arch Biopartners. Prior to joining PTC Adrian worked as Chief Operating Officer at Gentium and has also spent time in senior leadership positions at Biogen and Amgen.

Dr Deepak Jadon

Dr Deepak Jadon

Consultant Rheumatologist & Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit
Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT

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Dr Michael Bangemann

Dr. Michael Bangemann

Chairman of Physicians Network in Nuremberg-South

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Victoria Guyatt

Victoria Guyatt

Head of Ethnography
Ipsos Healthcare

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Björn Van Loy (PhD)

Björn Van Loy (PhD)

Competence Center Lead Advanced Analytics
Trilations

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Jeff Greene

Jeff Greene

VP Digital Strategy & Insights
DRG Digital | Manhattan Research

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Jeff Greene's digital journey began with a Texas Instruments 99/4A and a subscription to CompuServe. He's never looked back. A strategist, writer, speaker, and marketing innovator, Jeff has spent more than 20 years guiding clients into the digital age. For the past 8 years, he's worked with pharmaceutical manufacturers to evolve their multichannel approaches, harnessing the power of customer data to make programs and teams more effective. In his new role at DRG Digital, Jeff gets to dive headlong into several terabytes-worth of digital insights and real-world evidence. He plans to emerge with powerful opportunities for life sciences companies to accelerate their digital transformation.

Davidek Herron

Davidek Herron

Head of Human Channels, Customer Experience
TEVA

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I am a Pharma executive with over 10+ years of experience in sales, customer experience, digital marketing and healthcare technology. I have a passion for creating and launching solutions that provide better commercial access to life-changing drugs. I am a people person who likes to build high-performing global teams and create rich customer experiences for large and small brands. I am currently living in Europe and when I not traveling with the family, I am building and executing Teva’s new digital strategy.

Kate Pasterfield

Kate Pasterfield

Head of Innovation
Sponge UK

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Kate Pasterfield is a multi-disciplined thinker who pushes forward new ideas to enable organisations to make the most effective use of learning technologies. Her focus on user experience, coupled with her ability to get to the heart of the business requirement, is achieving measurable results for a wide range of global clients. Kate leads a team in research and development and she has pioneered virtual reality for learning, interactive 360° video, multi-device games and immersive simulations. She is a gold winner of Learning Designer of the Year at the Learning Technologies Awards.

Callum Caldwell

Callum Caldwell

Managing Consultant
PA Consulting Group

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Callum leads PA Consulting’s life sciences work in helping global pharma, life sciences and med tech companies navigate a value-based healthcare world. We identify and develop tailored solutions which go beyond product, to deliver new sources of value for payers, providers and patients through the use of technology / healthcare services and solutions. Callum has led numerous technology strategy assessments to support identification of novel approaches for disease detection, monitoring and measurement of outcomes. In addition, he has led the design and development of a number healthcare services, including - service architecture, commercial model, integration with care pathways, set up of KPIs and outcome based frameworks, as well as advising companies on how to develop their organisational capability. Callum has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Lars U. Diemer

Lars U. Diemer

Chief Executive Officer, agnitio

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Louise Gargan

Louise Gargan

European Sales Director,
Mavens

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Kay Wesley

Kay Wesley

Chief Executive
Kanga Health Ltd.

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Kay is known as a thought leader in healthcare digital communications with 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry as well as non-pharma digital business leadership experience as a 'dot com' leader in the 1990s.

Kay has broad cross-industry experience in brand and product management, business and digital strategy and marketing strategy and communications. She has developed international digital strategies, platforms, programs, campaigns and best practices that have been rolled out and implemented across the world.

Today Kay acts as principal digital strategist for a number of pharma clients including chairing internal digital events, running leadership digital workshops and leading centres of excellence.

Maja Cimpric

Maja Cimpric

Instructional Design Lead, Europe
Eagle Productivity Solutions

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As Instructional Design Lead, Maja helps Eagle's European clients translate their business needs and objectives into robust training solutions that will help their teams navigate successfully through the transitions to new software tools and work processes. Her background in content development and training delivery allows her to envisage the training architecture with implementation in mind, making sure that people get the support they need when they need it most. Maja has been with Eagle for 4 years, working with European and global clients in the life sciences industry, and supporting cloud-software deployments in several languages. Prior to her time with Eagle, Maja worked as a teacher and language expert in international organisations.

John Procter

John Procter

Head of Global Service & Solution Development Patient Engagement & Medical Affairs
IQVIA

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Kris Bruynseels

Kris Bruynseels

Senior Principal, Technology Solutions
IQVIA

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Siva Nadarajah

Siva Nadarajah

General Manager
IQVIA

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Sarah Rickwood

Sarah Rickwood

Vice President, European Thought Leadership
IQVIA

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Michal Komorniczak

Michal Komorniczak

Global Sales Director
Connectmedica

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Michal Komorniczak, Global Sales Director at Connectmedica. Graduate of Minnesota State University with MBA in International Business.

Michal, father of two lovable children, started his career in the global Pharmaceutical CRM Industry. Michael held number of successful regional roles including global position in IMS Health. Michael joined Connectmedica, to transform the idea of digital relationship marketing into the leading Global platform. Since his arrival company expanded its geographical footprint to nearly 30 countries across Europe, Middle East and Americas.

Igor Gnot

Igor Gnot

Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Connectmedica

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Igor Gnot is a fierce traveler, loving husband, doctor, and innovator focused on new communication technologies.

Among many successful projects, he is the founder of Highp – a fast-growing digital relationship marketing platform - focused on customer engagement and experience.

Igor was awarded multiple times for his innovative approach to successful business including “EY Entrepreneur of the year”. Passionate about the impact of emerging technologies as a partner in Connectmedica, he is fully committed to supporting the implementation of the new strategies in the global life science organizations.

Sari Carter

Sari Carter

Digital Strategist
Anthill Agency A/S

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Before coming to Anthill, Sari previously worked as a Global Brand Manager at LEO Pharma. She has hands on experience in the development and execution of launch and post-launch marketing plans and building a portfolio strategy. Her experience within pharma has helped her understand the very real challenges and opportunities faced within the industry. She has taken this mindset into her work at Anthill. Before beginning to work in pharma she worked in consulting with a focus on digital tactics.

Sabien Kuhn

Sabien Kuhn

Chief Commercial Officer
Anthill Agency A/S

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Sabien has more than 15 years of experience in the digital area - with a core focus on strategy and multi-channel marketing. At Anthill, Sabien leads the Customer Engagement & Customer Success teams. He is responsible for ensuring that our service lines are meeting the needs of our customers and that we consistently deliver value in every interaction.

Prior to joining Anthill Sabien lead the Strategy & Insights division of a global digital healthcare agency and previously worked for Microsoft UK in a sales strategy role.

Domenico Zilioli

Domenico Zilioli

Commercial Director, Spanish Headquarters
Alfasigma

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Domenico is a Pharma manager over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and commercial excellence. He is a leader of new operating models and successful business transformation both at national and global level. Currently he runs an exciting challenge at Spanish Headquarters as Commercial Director focusing on developing organizational agility and people capabilities

Jerome Stevens

Jerome Stevens

Co-founder and General Manager
Direct Medica

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Miranda Wheatley Price

Miranda Wheatley Price

Director of Organisational Change & Excellence
Rubica

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Caroline Gosling

Caroline Gosling

Director of Culture & Engagement
Rubica

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Bernd Haas

Bernd Haas

Vice President, Technology Solutions
IQVIA

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Sebastian Kölsch

Sebastian Kölsch

Chief Solution Officer
Anthill

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Sebastian has been with Anthill for almost seven years, following his role as European Head of New Media at Grey Healthcare and heading his own consultancy on closed loop marketing. With 10+ years of experience in the digital pharma marketing ecosystem, he has worked in a variety of areas within digital communications including consulting, creative direction and strategy. As Chief Solutions Officer, he is currently responsible for Anthill's digital excellence department and the Anthill Academy. Sebastian is passionate about building knowledge and bringing digital transformation to life in pharma.

Daniel Spacie

Daniel Spacie

President Selling Solutions – Europe
Syneos Health

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  • Over 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles
  • Significant experience building novel solutions to launch scenarios
  • Significant experience building the organizational structure for biotech organizations
Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Patient Consultant, UCB
Patient Ambassador, The Epilepsy Society

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Ramona Kanters-Burgmans

Ramona Kanters-Burgmans

Director
OPEN

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Astrid Wijngaarden

Astrid Wijngaarden

Patient

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Monique van Bekkum

Monique van Bekkum

Mentor Coach
365 Dagen Succesvol

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Julian Noji

Julian Noji

Patient

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Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker

Executive Director
EUFAMI

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Margaret Walker joined EUFAMI as Executive Director in January 2017. A committed public affairs and association management professional, Margaret has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and has worked with both scientific and patient umbrella associations, at European and international level. Margaret has a Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities, a BA (Hons) in Humanities, as well as a Diploma in Gender and Development. She is a member of the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health. At EUFAMI Margaret oversees the day to day operation of the network and works to ensure its mission, to represent all family members of persons affected by severe mental ill health at European level so that their rights and interests are recognised and protected, is fulfilled.

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Miguel Bernabeu

Head of Global Market Access
Shire Pharmaceuticals

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Miguel Bernabeu, MD joined Novartis group (then Sandoz) in 1987 after working as a physician for two years. From 1992 to 1998, Dr Bernabeu was Head of Global Immunology during which time he was also responsible for new product development and collaboration with biotech companies. From 1998 onwards, Dr Bernabeu took increasing senior roles of responsibilities in a diversity of countries (Turkey, Argentina, Italy, and Switzerland).

Dr Bernabeu has been involved in market access for the last twelve years, first In Novartis Pharma, then in Alcon as Head of Market Access and Government Affairs based in Forth  Worth, Texas. He has been a member of the board and chairman of the ophthalmology sector at EucoMed (European Trade Association for Medical Devices),  member of the AdvaMed International Affair Committee as well as  a member of the board of National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)/Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR). Dr Bernabeu has had direct accountability for reimbursement strategy and execution of numerous pharmaceutical products in Novartis and Alcon.

Since October, Dr Bernabeu is VP Global Head of Market Access in Shire Pharmaceuticals, based in Zug., with responsibilities for numerous orphan drugs in development and in the market. In his opinion, access has become the key challenge for pharmaceutical companies. He believes that a real understanding of the diverse national  health care organizations and  working with all stakeholders involved in health care provision, including patients,   is fundamental to allow innovation and access to orphan drugs. 

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Sonia Hawkins

Patient Advocate

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Health and Patient advocate, ambassador, for all things related to chronic /invisible illnesses, carer, volunteer, Founding Five member and FibroFlutters HQ Volunteer Admin on Facebook.

My voluntary work helps:

  • Fibro Flutters to communicate as an and off and online support group & support/advice across the globe through varying social media platforms.
  • Fibro Flutters meet its aim to share as much up to date information for those that need it
  • Fibro Flutters support, advise, advocate and campaign with/for people with Fibromyalgia, Me/CFS, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, EDS/HMS, Mental Health & other invisible illnesses.
  • Personally, having Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and Degenerative Discs makes working difficult, but I still work as a Contact Support Advisor part-time for a housing association. In between work & health issues whilst caring for my disabled daughter I still enjoy socialising, reading, theatre & travelling.

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Carole Sian Scrafton MBS, BA (hons)

Patient Advocate

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  • Disabled
  • Health and Patient advocate, ambassador, for all things related to chronic /invisible illnesses, volunteer
  • Co-founder and Founding Five member of Fibro Flutters
  • Fibro Flutters Group Co-ordinator and social media & events co-ordinator Volunteer Admin helping to share as much up to date information via varying social media platforms while supporting people with Fibromyalgia, Me/CFS, Chronic illness, Chronic Pain, EDS/HMS, Mental Health & other invisible illness.
  • Studied Global, Corporate and General Business Management | MBS | University of Sunderland
  • Studied Glass & Ceramics at University of Sunderland | BA (hons)
  • I love socialising, theatre & travelling, gaming and messing with art, photography, 3D Paint and phototastic
Teresa Ferreiro

Teresa Ferreiro

Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) (ACC)

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Teresa is a certified professional coach, cancer survivor, business facilitator and speaker. From her breast cancer experience (36), she learned that patients need to be empowered so they can take control of their lives. Health care professionals are a key entry point to achieve this goal. She applies coaching and personal development training with them and with patients for this purpose.

Author of the award-winning book “I have breast cancer – What Now?”, Teresa also works as a coach at IMD business school. In 2015, she founded the NGO Baby Beatles, to help women become mothers after breast cancer. She is also patient advocate at the POSITIVE trial. 

Birgit Beger

Birgit Beger

Chief Executive Officer
ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation

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Birgit Beger is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation, the only multidisciplinary organisation that connects and responds to all stakeholders in oncology Europe-wide.

Birgit Beger has more fifteen years of public affairs experience in Brussels and an impressive track record in European health policy and federation management.

She was Secretary General of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) for over 5 years. Before her post as CPME Secretary General, she was Senior Legal advisor at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) responsible inter alia for Information Technology Law and European Contract Law. Birgit Beger is a registered lawyer in Berlin and holds masters in law and political science from the Freie Universität Berlin. She is fluent in German, English and French and lives near Brussels with her husband and their eight-year-old son.

Jan van den Burg

Jan van den Burg

Vice President, Commercial Strategy
Veeva Europe

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Jan is responsible for strategy of Veeva Commercial Suite of Applications, focusing on the European market. He has over 20 years' experience in the software and services industry, mostly dedicated to Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Jan was leading the Life Sciences Sales & Marketing group in IBM Global Business Services, engaging at strategic level with top 20 Pharmaceutical companies on Customer Relationship Management, Closed Loop Marketing, Multi-Channel and Digital Marketing as well as Digital Asset Management. Prior to IBM, Jan set up and ran the European business for Proscape Technologies, the then leader in Closed Loop Marketing, successfully developing the market from inception, establishing the concept and leading the early implementations. With a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Business Administration from the University of Twente, in the Netherlands, Jan began his career at Cap Gemini, followed by a move to the UK where he worked with PWC Consulting.

Nick Bartlett

Nick Bartlett

Managing Director
Patient-ly, part of the Bionical Group

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Gavin Birchnall

Gavin Birchnall

Director, Digital Patient Solutions
ERT

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Alex Butler

Alex Butler

Co-Founder
Foundry3

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Alex is one of the worlds leading experts at the intersection of health and technology.

For the last 15 years he has lead the digital transformation of healthcare, both from within the industry at Johnson & Johnson and servicing the industry by founding and leading the multiple award winning agencies. Most recently he co-founded Foundry3 which houses the world's first digital health innovation Lab focused on the pharmaceutical industry the Innovation Foundry.

Alex pioneered the application and integration of new philosophies and technologies within pharma, launching the first digital only marketing campaign supporting a pharmaceutical brand, he was the first to utilise social media and he commissioned and designed mobile health applications before the advent of the app store.

This led to numerous digital marketing and communications awards, the inaugural recipient of the Global Social Media Pioneer award in Philadelphia in 2010 followed by the James E Burke Marketing Award for Uncommon Courage in 2011, the first pharma professional recipient. He has won over 30 PM Digital awards including the prestigious AXA PPP Global Health Technology Award 2017 with his work displayed in the Design Museum in London.

Alex has been the brain child of ground breaking digital health solutions in respiratory disease, in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, transplantation, opioid addiction, MS, diabetes and psoriasis among others.

He is also an invited member of the Wharton Global Advisory Board on the Future of Advertising and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM).

Sandra Silvestri

Sandra Silvestri

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, General Medicine & Emerging Market Business Unit
Sanofi

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Antonio Tataranni

Antonio Tataranni

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Business Unit
Sanofi

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Pam Bacon

Pam Bacon

Executive Director Medical Affairs
Celgene

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Martina Muttke

Martina Muttke

Head of International Medical Affairs
Shire

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Mike Spencer

Mike Spencer

Head of Real-World Evidence EMEA
Janssen

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Adam Hill

Adam Hill

Chief Medical Officer
McLaren Applied Technologies

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Thomas D’Hooghe

Thomas D’Hooghe

Vice-President and Head Global Medical Affairs Fertility
Merck

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Victoria Ho

Victoria Ho

Worldwide Field Medical & Communications Lead
Bristol-Myers Squibb

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Mauricio Silva de Lima

Mauricio Silva de Lima

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs, Region Europe
Roche

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Emma Booth

Emma Booth

European Medical Head of Strategy and Operations
Amgen

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Hubert Bland

Hubert Bland

Country Medical Chair and Medical Head Diabetes and Cardiovascular
Sanofi

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Ludovic Hacopian

Ludovic Hacopian

Worldwide MSL and Field Effectiveness Head
BMS

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Sinead Tuite

Sinead Tuite

Patient Programmes Manager, Immunology,
MSD

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