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Jason DeGoes

Jason DeGoes

Senior Vice President Global Patient Solutions
Teva

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Jason DeGoes is the Senior Vice President of Global Patient Solutions for Teva Pharmaceuticals and a member of the Executive Team for Teva Global Specialty Medicines. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing Support Programs, Services and Engagement Strategies for patients using Teva medicines.  He also currently serves as a member of the Patient Expert Committee for the EGA.  Mr. DeGoes previously served as Vice President of Business Planning and Intelligence for Teva Europe, a role in which he was responsible for the Market Research, Competitive Intelligence, Commercial Excellence and Strategic Business Planning functions.

Prior to joining Teva in 2012, Mr. DeGoes was Vice President of Market Strategy and Development for Medco International where he was responsible for implementing Patient Centric Specialty Pharmacy services for both Payors and Pharmaceutical companies in the European marketplace.  In a career of over twenty years in regulated healthcare, Mr. DeGoes has held senior roles at several small to midsize biopharmaceutical companies including Vion Pharmaceuticals and Alpha Therapeutic Corporation and has also served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in both North America in Europe.

Guy Yeoman

Guy Yeoman

Vice President, Patient Centricity
AstraZeneca

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Isabelle Bocher Pianka

Isabelle Bocher Pianka

Chief Patient Officer
Ipsen

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Isabelle Bocher -pianka has over 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, leading cross-functional and country teams across the globe. From her previous  Senior Vice President role , leading the Global Neurociences franchise at Ipsen , she was appointed to the new  transformation role of Chief Patient Affairs Officer reporting to Global medical affairs  in March 2016

Her mission at Ipsen is to ensure that “the people we care about are at the center of the decisions we make.” She is the internal and external reference patient ambassador, responsible for driving and promoting the patient centricity vision and strategy along the entire value chain of Ipsen’s therapeutic areas (Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare diseases) and across all divisions and geographies. In developing patient centricity within the company, Isabelle supports the sourcing and internal dissemination of patient’s insights, needs and priorities in order to shape Ipsen’s business to positively impact patient outcomes.

Analia de la Fuente

Analia de la Fuente

Vice President & Global Head of Patient Ecosystem Insights Practice
UCB

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Robert Gallo

Robert Gallo

Head of Corporate Communications Europe/Canada
Takeda

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Rob Gallo is corporate communications director for Europe/Canada at Takeda with 18+years combined experience in both consumer and corporate communications.

Rob believes that his profession is uniquely placed to earn insights that enable organisations to connect to their audience in a personal and meaningful way. His passion for digital innovation is what inspires him to explore the full potential of tech and design while also encouraging authenticity, brand trust, and employee engagement across Takeda.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Global Head of Patient Advocacy
Teva

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Jan Liska

Jan Liska

Global Head of Patient Business Strategy
Sanofi

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Jan enables and coordinates integration of patient behavioral segmentations and big data powered predictive analyses into Sanofi’s direct-to-patient unbranded and branded activities, to optimize the end customer value proposition, experience and positive impact on patient health outcomes and quality of life. Previously, he has served as Global Patient Strategy Lead in Diabetes & Cardio-vascular chronic condition management, delivering projects to optimize patients’ disease awareness, medication acceptance and adherence.

Jan joined Sanofi in 2011 as Global Brand Director in Consumer Healthcare team, bringing more than 10 years of consumer business experience from hi-level global and regional roles at L’Oréal and Shiseido. Jan holds a M.Sc. European Masters in Management and Diplom Kaufmann degrees from ESCP Europe business school – Paris | Oxford | Berlin.

Thomas Kerscher

Thomas Kerscher

Global Head Patient & Customer Excellence
Shire

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Fiona Olivier

Fiona Olivier

Director of Public Affairs, Western Europe & Canada
AbbVie

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Peter Verwaijen

Peter Verwaijen

International Product Manager 
Roche

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Carla van de Guchte

Carla van de Guchte

Director European Operations, Patient Solutions
Teva

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Carla Van De Guchte is Director of European Operations, Patient Solutions at Teva. Overseeing Patient Program operations in MS, Severe Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis (across 10 countries) With over 9 years’ experience in patient and nurse support programs, Carla has managed various patient support programs multiple therapy areas.

Carla has a very enthusiastic personality with a passion for care and highly committed to patient centricity. Individualized focused care tailored to the needs of the patients is an important source of inspiration. She is passionate to create more value to patients, customers and stakeholders. Through her engaging leadership, she brings people together and gets things done.

Dr Oleksandr Gorbenko

Dr Oleksandr Gorbenko

Global Patient Affairs Medical Lead
ViiV Healthcare

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Cristina Ferragut

Cristina Ferragut

Project Leader of Health Ecosystem Solution
UCB

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Tom Stenson

Tom Stenson

Product Owner TREAT
LEO Innovation Lab

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Tom is a technologist with over 15 years experience working in tech, and combines degrees in both biology and IT. Tom cut his teeth designing high traffic ecommerce funnels, and has a keen interest in how design patterns can influence behaviour.

A firm believer in a simple data-led approach, Tom oversees the product vision and day to day operations of TREAT.

Cathy Emmas

Cathy Emmas

PaCe Partnership Director
AstraZeneca

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Cathy is the Partnership Director in AstraZeneca’s global Patient Centricity team where she leads a 5-year strategic collaboration with the PatientsLikeMe online health network. This alliance was established to accelerate our ability to generate the right patient insight that enables informed decision making within our R&D programs and shape healthcare delivery. In the first two years, the collaboration has linked the experiences of over 70,000 patients into our lifecycle teams and patients have helped shape 12 clinical studies across 7 diseases.

Paul Wicks

Dr. Paul Wicks

Vice President of Innovation
PatientsLikeMe

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Kyla Newcombe DipION, BSc, MSc

Kyla Newcombe DipION, BSc, MSc

Lead Nutrition Coach TREAT
LEO Innovation Lab

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Kyla is a clinical nutritionist with a master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine, and has been practicing in London since 2010. Kyla has extensive experience advising individuals on the practicalities of improving eating habits for a range of health issues, ranging from skin disorders to weight management. Kyla’s focus on nutritional advice is based on a strong scientific foundation.

Kyla has contributed to several leading health magazines, and has worked alongside chefs and mixologists developing menus. Currently, Kyla leads a team of nutritionists advising clients using app technology.

Emma Sutcliffe

Emma Sutcliffe

Consultant, Patient Engagement
Grünenthal

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Emma Sutcliffe is a Medical Biochemist, currently completing PhD research about the impact of social media on medicine and also researching about the psychological adaptation to long-term illness.

During a highly successful 21 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Emma has lobbied relentlessly about the patient voice – infact she is our resident ‘Patient Polemic’ columnist at EFP.

Emma is extensively published on the importance of good industry-patient relationships and more recently is credited for being the first leader to describe the era of Citizen Health. Emma works as an independent consultant in pharma companies – she is drafted in to audit and integrate patient-generated evidence into 360 degree support systems. Having done this for many companies, Emma recently published a 10-point patient-centricity checklist for healthcare companies. I’ve previously described Emma as ‘relentless’ in pushing pharma companies around … that’s in her DNA!

At NexGen Healthcare, Emma heads up the Patient Services division and works alongside the medical communication and strategy teams to drive insightful, incisive and innovative ways to improve patient care.

Patients & Advocates


Jose Manuel Sesmero

Jose Manuel Sesmero

Innovation Manager
Spanish Pharmacy National Society

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Andrew Miles

Andrew Miles

Senior Vice President & Secretary General
European Society for Person Centered Healthcare

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Sheila Khawaja

Sheila Khawaja

Vice-Chair
The World Alliance Of Pituitary Organisations (Wapo)

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Alex Wyke

Alex Wyke

CEO
Patient View

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Alex Wyke is CEO and founder of PatientView, a UK-based research, publishing and consultancy group. PatientView has worked to build bridges worldwide with the health NGOs that comprise the patient movement, to help define and support one of the most important phenomenon changing healthcare in the 21st Century. (For more on PatientView, see: www.patient-view.com). PatientView is the publisher and owner of the series Corporate Reputation of Pharma – from a patient perspective, Benchmarking the patient Movement as well as the online mhealth resource for public and patients, myhealthapps.net.

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Member of Trustee Board
Epilepsy Society UK

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Jasmine Smith was 17 years-old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour triggering epileptic seizures.  She had hoped to become a ballet dancer but was asked to leave the university where she was studying dancing due to having epilepsy – which also happened with several jobs. Jasmine, now 26, is living seizure free following extensive surgery, and as a result of her experiences works within Cardiothoracic Critical Care at Harefield Hospital, with an on-going interest in epilepsy. She is also an epilepsy patient ambassador working with the UK’s Epilepsy Society since 2011; and started working with UCB in 2012, beginning as a patient ambassador, speaking with their medical teams and giving a patient insight into living with epilepsy. For the past year she has been working with the UCB European research team as a patient consultant. 

Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke

Chief Executive
PFMD

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Nizar Asadi

Nizar Asadi

Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery
Harefield Hospital, UK

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All Speakers


Jason DeGoes

Jason DeGoes

Senior Vice President Global Patient Solutions
Teva

Read more

Jason DeGoes is the Senior Vice President of Global Patient Solutions for Teva Pharmaceuticals and a member of the Executive Team for Teva Global Specialty Medicines. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing Support Programs, Services and Engagement Strategies for patients using Teva medicines.  He also currently serves as a member of the Patient Expert Committee for the EGA.  Mr. DeGoes previously served as Vice President of Business Planning and Intelligence for Teva Europe, a role in which he was responsible for the Market Research, Competitive Intelligence, Commercial Excellence and Strategic Business Planning functions.

Prior to joining Teva in 2012, Mr. DeGoes was Vice President of Market Strategy and Development for Medco International where he was responsible for implementing Patient Centric Specialty Pharmacy services for both Payors and Pharmaceutical companies in the European marketplace.  In a career of over twenty years in regulated healthcare, Mr. DeGoes has held senior roles at several small to midsize biopharmaceutical companies including Vion Pharmaceuticals and Alpha Therapeutic Corporation and has also served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in both North America in Europe.

Guy Yeoman

Guy Yeoman

Vice President, Patient Centricity
AstraZeneca

Read more

More information coming soon...

Isabelle Bocher Pianka

Isabelle Bocher Pianka

Chief Patient Officer
Ipsen

Read more

Isabelle Bocher -pianka has over 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, leading cross-functional and country teams across the globe. From her previous  Senior Vice President role , leading the Global Neurociences franchise at Ipsen , she was appointed to the new  transformation role of Chief Patient Affairs Officer reporting to Global medical affairs  in March 2016

Her mission at Ipsen is to ensure that “the people we care about are at the center of the decisions we make.” She is the internal and external reference patient ambassador, responsible for driving and promoting the patient centricity vision and strategy along the entire value chain of Ipsen’s therapeutic areas (Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare diseases) and across all divisions and geographies. In developing patient centricity within the company, Isabelle supports the sourcing and internal dissemination of patient’s insights, needs and priorities in order to shape Ipsen’s business to positively impact patient outcomes.

Analia de la Fuente

Analia de la Fuente

Vice President & Global Head of Patient Ecosystem Insights Practice
UCB

Read more

More information coming soon...

Robert Gallo

Robert Gallo

Head of Corporate Communications Europe/Canada
Takeda

Read more

Rob Gallo is corporate communications director for Europe/Canada at Takeda with 18+years combined experience in both consumer and corporate communications.

Rob believes that his profession is uniquely placed to earn insights that enable organisations to connect to their audience in a personal and meaningful way. His passion for digital innovation is what inspires him to explore the full potential of tech and design while also encouraging authenticity, brand trust, and employee engagement across Takeda.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Global Head of Patient Advocacy
Teva

Read more

More information coming soon...

Jan Liska

Jan Liska

Global Head of Patient Business Strategy
Sanofi

Read more

Jan enables and coordinates integration of patient behavioral segmentations and big data powered predictive analyses into Sanofi’s direct-to-patient unbranded and branded activities, to optimize the end customer value proposition, experience and positive impact on patient health outcomes and quality of life. Previously, he has served as Global Patient Strategy Lead in Diabetes & Cardio-vascular chronic condition management, delivering projects to optimize patients’ disease awareness, medication acceptance and adherence.

Jan joined Sanofi in 2011 as Global Brand Director in Consumer Healthcare team, bringing more than 10 years of consumer business experience from hi-level global and regional roles at L’Oréal and Shiseido. Jan holds a M.Sc. European Masters in Management and Diplom Kaufmann degrees from ESCP Europe business school – Paris | Oxford | Berlin.

Thomas Kerscher

Thomas Kerscher

Global Head Patient & Customer Excellence
Shire

Read more

More information coming soon...

Fiona Olivier

Fiona Olivier

Director of Public Affairs, Western Europe & Canada
AbbVie

Read more

More information coming soon...

Peter Verwaijen

Peter Verwaijen

International Product Manager 
Roche

Read more

More information coming soon...

Carla van de Guchte

Carla van de Guchte

Director European Operations, Patient Solutions
Teva

Read more

Carla Van De Guchte is Director of European Operations, Patient Solutions at Teva. Overseeing Patient Program operations in MS, Severe Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis (across 10 countries) With over 9 years’ experience in patient and nurse support programs, Carla has managed various patient support programs multiple therapy areas.

Carla has a very enthusiastic personality with a passion for care and highly committed to patient centricity. Individualized focused care tailored to the needs of the patients is an important source of inspiration. She is passionate to create more value to patients, customers and stakeholders. Through her engaging leadership, she brings people together and gets things done.

Dr Oleksandr Gorbenko

Dr Oleksandr Gorbenko

Global Patient Affairs Medical Lead
ViiV Healthcare

Read more

More information coming soon...

Cristina Ferragut

Cristina Ferragut

Project Leader of Health Ecosystem Solution
UCB

Read more

More information coming soon...

Tom Stenson

Tom Stenson

Product Owner TREAT
LEO Innovation Lab

Read more

Tom is a technologist with over 15 years experience working in tech, and combines degrees in both biology and IT. Tom cut his teeth designing high traffic ecommerce funnels, and has a keen interest in how design patterns can influence behaviour.

A firm believer in a simple data-led approach, Tom oversees the product vision and day to day operations of TREAT.

Cathy Emmas

Cathy Emmas

PaCe Partnership Director
AstraZeneca

Read more

Cathy is the Partnership Director in AstraZeneca’s global Patient Centricity team where she leads a 5-year strategic collaboration with the PatientsLikeMe online health network. This alliance was established to accelerate our ability to generate the right patient insight that enables informed decision making within our R&D programs and shape healthcare delivery. In the first two years, the collaboration has linked the experiences of over 70,000 patients into our lifecycle teams and patients have helped shape 12 clinical studies across 7 diseases.

Paul Wicks

Dr. Paul Wicks

Vice President of Innovation
PatientsLikeMe

Read more

More information coming soon...

Kyla Newcombe DipION, BSc, MSc

Kyla Newcombe DipION, BSc, MSc

Lead Nutrition Coach TREAT
LEO Innovation Lab

Read more

Kyla is a clinical nutritionist with a master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine, and has been practicing in London since 2010. Kyla has extensive experience advising individuals on the practicalities of improving eating habits for a range of health issues, ranging from skin disorders to weight management. Kyla’s focus on nutritional advice is based on a strong scientific foundation.

Kyla has contributed to several leading health magazines, and has worked alongside chefs and mixologists developing menus. Currently, Kyla leads a team of nutritionists advising clients using app technology.

Emma Sutcliffe

Emma Sutcliffe

Consultant, Patient Engagement
Grünenthal

Read more

Emma Sutcliffe is a Medical Biochemist, currently completing PhD research about the impact of social media on medicine and also researching about the psychological adaptation to long-term illness.

During a highly successful 21 year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Emma has lobbied relentlessly about the patient voice – infact she is our resident ‘Patient Polemic’ columnist at EFP.

Emma is extensively published on the importance of good industry-patient relationships and more recently is credited for being the first leader to describe the era of Citizen Health. Emma works as an independent consultant in pharma companies – she is drafted in to audit and integrate patient-generated evidence into 360 degree support systems. Having done this for many companies, Emma recently published a 10-point patient-centricity checklist for healthcare companies. I’ve previously described Emma as ‘relentless’ in pushing pharma companies around … that’s in her DNA!

At NexGen Healthcare, Emma heads up the Patient Services division and works alongside the medical communication and strategy teams to drive insightful, incisive and innovative ways to improve patient care.

Jose Manuel Sesmero

Jose Manuel Sesmero

Innovation Manager
Spanish Pharmacy National Society

Read more

More information coming soon...

Andrew Miles

Andrew Miles

Senior Vice President & Secretary General
European Society for Person Centered Healthcare

Read more

More information coming soon...

Sheila Khawaja

Sheila Khawaja

Vice-Chair
The World Alliance Of Pituitary Organisations (Wapo)

Read more

More information coming soon...

Alex Wyke

Alex Wyke

CEO
Patient View

Read more

Alex Wyke is CEO and founder of PatientView, a UK-based research, publishing and consultancy group. PatientView has worked to build bridges worldwide with the health NGOs that comprise the patient movement, to help define and support one of the most important phenomenon changing healthcare in the 21st Century. (For more on PatientView, see: www.patient-view.com). PatientView is the publisher and owner of the series Corporate Reputation of Pharma – from a patient perspective, Benchmarking the patient Movement as well as the online mhealth resource for public and patients, myhealthapps.net.

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Member of Trustee Board
Epilepsy Society UK

Read more

Jasmine Smith was 17 years-old when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour triggering epileptic seizures.  She had hoped to become a ballet dancer but was asked to leave the university where she was studying dancing due to having epilepsy – which also happened with several jobs. Jasmine, now 26, is living seizure free following extensive surgery, and as a result of her experiences works within Cardiothoracic Critical Care at Harefield Hospital, with an on-going interest in epilepsy. She is also an epilepsy patient ambassador working with the UK’s Epilepsy Society since 2011; and started working with UCB in 2012, beginning as a patient ambassador, speaking with their medical teams and giving a patient insight into living with epilepsy. For the past year she has been working with the UCB European research team as a patient consultant. 

Nicholas Brooke

Nicholas Brooke

Chief Executive
PFMD

Read more

More information coming soon...

Nizar Asadi

Nizar Asadi

Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery
Harefield Hospital, UK

Read more

More information coming soon...

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