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Margaret Haugh

President
MediCom Consult

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, PhD
CMPP Certified: (2/2009)

Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine
University of Oxford

Rachel Jones

Patient Engagement Consultant
admedicum Business for Patients GmbH & Co KG

Bio: Rachel Jones started her career as a Community Pharmacist in the UK Healthcare system and she quickly realised that her role was most valuable when she equipped people with the information and tools to understand their own health and the medicines that were needed as part of their care. In her most recent role within AstraZeneca, Rachel has been charged with inputting the patient centric strategy as a Global, companywide initiative. One of her key land mark projects has been to facilitate a consumer charter for the company which was led by patients and their families to add insight and direction to the way in which a large corporate body conducts its business. She is also mid way through her masters in Behavioural Change and is the senior author on a peer reviewed manuscript which was published in the BMJ in 2016 in relation to patient centricity.

Kay Koyander

Global Publications Leader, Global Medical Affairs
AstraZeneca

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS
CMPP Certified: 3/2015

Paul Lane

Associate Director Medical Communications
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc

Type of Company:
Biotechnology
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2010)

Bio: Paul conducted his Doctoral research into the physiological roles of nitric oxide at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. After serving on the faculty at Weill, Paul worked as a freelance consultant specializing in start-up grants for biotechnology companies, before transitioning full-time to medical publications. He has been a publications professional for over 10 years and has worked on programs spanning all stages of drug development in a variety of therapeutic areas. Until recently, Paul was responsible for Digital and Social Media strategy at Envision Pharma Group, but has now moved on to run publication programs for various rare diseases at Biomarin. The shift from print to web-based publications has been an area of interest since Paul authored a review in one of the first online journals (Science:STKE) in 2001. Much has changed since then, with journals and congresses now offering a plethora of enhancements and the rise of social media as a channel for information dissemination. These additions not only change the way in which medical information is consumed, but also the methods we use to assess the impact of a publication.

Asa Lommele

PhD, Scientific Communications
Alexion Pharma GmbH

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Asa's background includes many years of experience in research, with a PhD in molecular microbiology from Uppsala University (Sweden) in 1996. She performed post doctorate work at Centre de Recheche Scientifique (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), was Chief Scientific Officer of the start-up VitiGen AG (Germany), and technology transfer consultant (Sweden). Currently, Asa is Associate Director in Scientific Communications at Alexion Pharma International (Switzerland). She has extensive experience in publication planning in the ultra-orphan disease environment. She earned her CMPP credential in 2015.

Jackie Marchington

Director of Global Operations, Scientific Services
Caudex

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2010)

Bio: Jackie Marchington joined Caudex in 1990 as a medical editor/writer following a period of post-doctoral research. Since then, she has developed within the company in a range of roles culminating in her current position of Director of Global Operations. During her 25+ years in healthcare communications, she has used her logical approach to problem-solving and project development to evolve the current operating, quality and ethical standards for which Caudex is known. She develops and delivers both internal and external training on all aspects of medical publications, including publication ethics, compliance and copyright, and works with all Caudex offices to ensure understanding of and adherence to quality control protocols, as well as processes that contribute to the smooth and efficient development of projects. Jackie is a CMPP, co-chair of the ISMPP Advocacy and Outreach Committee and a member of the Global Alliance of Publication Professionals (GAPP) team.

Laura McGovern

Senior Portfolio Director
ApotheCom

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP
CMPP Certified: (9/2009)

Bio: Laura is Senior Portfolio Director at ApotheCom, based in London, UK. Laura has 15 years of medical communications experience across a range of therapy areas, working in collaboration with global and regional clients, and with expertise spanning early phase, pre- and post-launch publication planning, medical education and clinical trial support, including feasibility and access to patients. Laura has been a Certified Medical Publications Professional (CMPP) and a member of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) European Meeting Program Committee member since 2010, serving as chair of the 2015 European Meeting of ISMPP and a range of other roles at, including as a presenter, moderator and abstract reviewer. Laura is also currently a member of the ISMPP Advocacy and Outreach Committee, with a particular focus on outreach within Europe. Prior to joining medical communications, Laura was a Commissioning Editor at Future Science Group, an independent medical publishing company. Laura holds a BSc in Biochemistry from University of Leeds, UK, including a 1-year research placement in genomics at AstraZeneca. She has also completed a short course in the Economic Evaluation of Medicines from University of York, UK.

Valerie Moss

Editorial and Scientific Executive Director
Prime Global People

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2016)

Bio: Valerie has 20 years of medical communications experience. She joined the Prime Global group in 2002 as a senior medical writer, and has taken on a succession of increasingly more senior roles over the last 15 years. Currently, she is Group Editorial and Scientific Director, overseeing Prime Global's strong editorial/scientific team and supporting large Global Pharma clients across franchises on a wide range of communication programmes. With a long-standing background in medical writing, Valerie remains 'hands on', providing scientific and writing support across accounts, as well as guiding the team on compliance matters and providing strategic insights across a broad range of therapeutic areas and projects. Valerie's scientific background, leadership, positivity and support are valued by all who work with her and she is much-respected by clients and colleagues alike. Before starting her career in medical communications, Valerie undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmacology from the University of Bath and a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Pharmacy from the University of Portsmouth.

Santosh Mysore

Senior Lead Publication Manager, Medical Governance
GlaxoSmithKline

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: PhD

Bio: Santosh holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the medicine faculty of KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. After a brief post-doctoral stint at KU Leuven, Santosh is currently working as Senior Publications Lead at GSK, Wavre, Belgium.

Anne Ozog

Consultant Publication Planning and Medical Director

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, MS, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2012)

Bio: Anne is currently Publications Lead Europe and Medical Director at ApotheCom. Her 10+ years of experience in publication planning and communication strategies covers a range of therapeutic areas including rare diseases, throughout the development stages of drugs and devices, and covers clinical, HEOR, and patient engagement aspects. Prior to medical communications, Anne obtained a MSc in biochemistry and a PhD in the cardiovascular field from the University Paris-VI and Paris-XI, France, and worked in academia in France and the USA. A member of ISMPP since 2009, she received her CMPP certification in 2012 and is currently serving on the European Programme Committee.

Simon Page

Managing Scientific Director
Cambridge Medical Communication Ltd

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, PhD
Other Degrees*: MSci

Bio: Simon is Managing Scientific Director at Cambridge Medical Communication, a small, well-established agency based near Cambridge, UK. In his current role, Simon has a range of responsibilities including team management, recruitment, business development and company finance, as well as providing management support to the company's client accounts. He has a wealth of experience in medical publications, having previously led a medical writing division for a number of years, and is currently a member of the ISMPP Ethics Committee and a section editor for EMWA's Medical Writing magazine. Simon holds a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and a Master's degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Marie-Claire Pickaert

Deputy Director General
EFPIA

Bio: Ms Pickaert is the Deputy Director General of EFPIA, member of EFPIA's General Management. Since 2008, Ms Pickaert is coordinating EFPIA's ethics and compliance activities. Following the adoption of the 2010 Leadership Statement calling for greater transparency, accountability and ethical behaviour within and industry framework of self-regulation, she took the lead of activities including the creation of the EFPIA e4ethics platform and the development of the EFPIA Disclosure Code. She is acting as the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at EFPIA. In 2015, she was asked to take the role of Ambassador to the Medical Communities, coordinating EFPIA's relationships with medical & scientific societies, including learned societies, also through professional communities within the pharmaceutical companies that interact with medical communities.

Andrea Plant

Director of Scientific Services (UK), Scientific Services
Caudex

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Andrea has over 12 years of experience in medical communications. During this time, she has worked across wide range of medical communications offerings from congress presentations to full strategic publication plans, satellite symposia and standalone CME meetings. After gaining a strong grounding in the varied aspects of medical communications, Andrea chose to specialise in publications. As a publications specialist, Andrea now advises her clients on strategic planning, tactical delivery and best practice. Andrea also provides scientific guidance and support to clients to ensure effective implementation of publication plans. As a CMPP, Andrea also advises clients, healthcare professionals and colleagues to ensure medical publications are developed in accordance with the highest ethical standards. At Caudex, Andrea leads a team of medical writers on a large publications account, where she is responsible for overseeing scientific accuracy and editorial excellence of all written materials. In addition to her account-specific responsibilities, Andrea is passionate about ensuring the continued professional development of the wider Scientific Services team at Caudex. Andrea has worked across a wide range of therapy areas including oncology, autoimmune diseases, hypercholesterolemia and thrombosis. She has a BSc (Hons) in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Bristol, a PhD in Rheumatology from the same institution and is CMPP qualified.

Fiona Plunkett

Director, Client Services
Articulate Science

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2011)

Bio: Fiona Plunkett has been Director of Client Services for Articulate Science for the past year after spending nine years in various client services positions for Health Interactions. She holds a PhD from the University of Bristol and received her CMPP certification in 2011. Fiona has chaired the European Programme Committee for the past two years and has served on the faculty for ISMPP's European and Annual Meetings.

Christopher Rains

VP, Global Medical Affairs
Shire

Type of Company:
Biotechnology
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PharmD
CMPP Certified: (9/2010)

Bio: Chris is Head of the Global Medical Affairs - Medical Shared Services group at Shire, which includes the Global Publications Group. Shire continues to be a leader in navigating a path through the changing and challenging environment, and in shaping publication practices for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Chris Rapier

Director, Global Medical Communications
Merck KGAA

Bio: Chris Rapier is an experienced Medical Communications professional. He is currently Global Medical Director of Medical Communications at Merck KGAA in Germany, with responsibility for oncology publications. He has a strong agency background, having worked in the industry since 2005, including senior roles at GeoMed and Gardiner-Caldwell Communications. Chris has extensive experience of strategic publication planning and delivery, specializing in oncology and immunotherapy. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology.

Nicole Rapior

Global Head Medical Communications, Medical Affairs Operations
Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: MS, PhD

Bio: Nicole has headed since 2012 the Global Scientific Communications Team at Boehringer Ingelheim which is responsible for the planning and development of all global scientific publications for Boehringer Ingelheim's main therapeutic areas, respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases as well as oncology, immunology and CNS. In total, she has 8 years of experience within the field of scientific publications having also worked as Global Publications Strategy Manager in prior roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. Nicole holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and a Master degree in Advanced Oncology.

Susan Scott

Director
Dr

Type of Company:
Consultant/Freelance
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (2/2009)

Bio: Since 2014, Susan Scott has been a director of Scott Pharma Solutions Ltd, providing consultancy in the arena of disclosure of clinical trials as scientific publications and on clinical trial registries. For a decade before that, she was the Director of Publications & Communications for Ipsen, a mid-size European pharmaceutical company. Responsible for establishing and building their global publication management function, she also created and led the group managing clinical trial registration and results posting. With a PhD in biochemistry from University of London, she previously worked for GSK as a project leader in neurology having gained extensive experience in clinical study management in several therapeutic areas for its heritage companies. She is accredited with the Certificate of Medical Publication Professionals (CMPP), and is now on the ISMPP Recertification committee. She has presented or chaired sessions at numerous ISMPP, DIA and CBI Publication conferences in Europe and the US.

Gavin Sharrock

Business Development Director, Society Services
Wiley

Type of Company:
Publisher
Professional Degrees: CMPP
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Gavin Sharrock is Business Development Director, Society Services Team, Wiley. Gavin started his career at Wiley (formerly Blackwell Publishing) as a Production Editor in Content Management, before moving on to become a Journal Publishing Manager and then a Publisher in Editorial, and then moving into business development in a Business Innovations group. He has considerable experience in digital product development in a publishing environment, and in working with corporate clients, particularly in the Pharma industry. He now works in the Society Services Team and is responsible for working with societies to generate more revenue from industry, principally through their publications. This includes looking at new content-driven products and services for corporate clients, as well as making sure that the partnerships that we facilitate between industry and societies promote and strengthen the brand of the journal and society and provide value to the end users. He believes that sustainable corporate revenues can only be attained if the primary driver is not money, but value to the society member or journal reader.
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