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Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

CEO
Patients Know Best

Bio: Mohammad is founder and CEO of Patients Know Best. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; and was a management consultant to US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company. Mohammad is the author of seven books, including Personal health records: A guide for clinicians and Streamlining Hospital-Patient Communication: Developing High Impact Patient Portals. He is also an honorary senior research associate at UCL medical school for his research on patient-controlled medical records. In 2012 he was elected an Ashoka Fellow as a social entrepreneur for the contributions he has made to patient care.

Adrian Aldcroft

Editor
BMJ

Bio: Adrian Aldcroft is the Editor of BMJ Open, an open access general medical journal that promotes transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of the manuscript alongside the published article. Adrian has also worked as a staff editor on PLOS ONE and as a Senior Executive Editor on the BMC Series. Prior to working in publishing, Adrian spent several years at The University of Western Ontario conducting research using fMRI to map the functional areas of the visual cortex.

Lise Baltzer

Director Global Publications, Global Medical Affairs
Novo Nordisk A/S

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: MBA

Bio: Lise Baltzer, MBA. 15+ years as a publication professional, currently Director Global Publications at Novo Nordisk HQ in Copenhagen. Previously held various positions at Blackwell Publishing both in Copenhagen and Melbourne. GPP3 steering committee member and co-author of the GPP3 guidelines published in Annals of Internal Medicine 2015.

Patrice Becker

Global Scientific Communications Director
Medtronic

Bio: Patrice is a medical device industry expert with 25 years of experience in Clinical and Medical Affairs. He holds a Masters Degree in Pharmacology and a Masters Degree in Business Administration for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Companies. After he joined Sofradim/Medtronic in 1998, he took the lead and established the clinical research department. Since 2012, he is the Leader of the Scientific Communication for Abdominal and Robotic Surgery. Prior to joining Medtronic, he spent almost 5 years as a clinical research manager at Biomatech, a consulting and testing company focused on medical devices. In addition, Patrice is an expert in numerous standards including ISO 14155, EUCOMED, and is a member of several task forces.

Theodora Bloom

Executive Editor
The BMJ

Bio: Theodora Bloom is executive editor of The BMJ, where her responsibilities include operations in print and online, as well as budgetary, ethical and policy matters. She has worked in biomedical publishing since 1992, initially as an editor on the biology team at Nature, and then on the founding team of Current Biology. After a number of years helping to develop Current Biology and its siblings Structure and Chemistry & Biology, Theo joined the beginnings of the open access movement. As the founding editor of Genome Biology she was closely involved in the birth of the commercial open access publisher BioMed Central, where she remained for several years, ultimately as Editorial Director for Biology. After a spell as a freelance publishing consultant working with a variety of clients, including a medical communications agency, she joined the non-profit open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) in 2008, first as chief editor of PLOS Biology and later as Biology Editorial Director with additional responsibility for PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS Genetics. She also took the lead for PLOS on issues around data access and availability. She chairs the scientific advisory board for EMBL-EBI Literature Services (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/services/literature). Until recently she served on the boards of NAM Publications (www.aidsmap.com) and the Dryad digital repository (www.datadryad.org), and on the Genome Canada Data Sharing Policies Advisory Committee. Theo has a bachelor¿s degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in developmental cell biology from the University of Cambridge and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, researching cell-cycle regulation, before moving into publishing.

Daniel Bridges

Regional Director - Europe & China
Nucleus Global

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

Bio: Dan is currently the Regional Director for Europe and China at Nucleus Global, where he is responsible for the 9 medical communication agencies (Articulate Science, Clinical Thinking, Cognito Medical, Health Interactions, Medical Expressions, Meditech Media, Meditech Media China, Scientific Pathways & Scimentum) that support clients across these regions and globally. In his 13 years in medical communications, Dan has specialised in building integrated publication planning offerings in both the clinical and HEOR fields and has led global and affiliate publication plans across multiple therapeutic areas and all stages of the product lifecycle. He has also provided extensive consultancy support to clients in the development of publication SOPs and integration of best practice guidelines. He currently serves on the ISMPP Board of Trustees and was an author on both GPP2 and GPP3. Prior to his medical communications career, Dan gained an MSC in Biochemistry from the University of Bath, UK and a PhD on the clinical use of cannabinoids for neuropathic pain from Imperial College London, UK (in collaboration with Novartis).

Antonio Ciaglia

Policy Manager
International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)

Bio: Dr. Antonio Ciaglia is Policy Manager at the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) where he leads policy development and research activities. Antonio holds a PhD in Political Science and has worked as a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of Portsmouth. He specialises in policy research, health policy, patient information, and the role of civil society actors in policy making. Antonio represents IAPO in international, multi-stakeholder fora within which he collaborates with other patients' organizations, the WHO, regulators, HTA bodies and industry. In IMI-funded research projects, such as IMI-GetReal and IMI-PREFER, Antonio carries out primary and secondary research activities aimed at collecting and providing evidence-based patient perspectives around various aspects related to healthcare decision-making. Antonio's work has appeared on various academic journals with a focus on policy and political science.

Juli Clark

Consultant, Global Publications
Formerly of Amgen

Type of Company:
Biotechnology
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, PharmD

Bio: Juli Clark is the current Past Chair of the ISMPP Board of Trustees (BOT). During her 20-plus years of experience in biopharma industry, she has led Medical Information and Medical Communications teams, but the focus of her career has been leading and managing teams of publication writers and managing ethical, compliant publications processes. Most recently, she served as Director, Global Publications, at Amgen, Inc, where she has held various positions over the last 17 years, including leading the Global Medical Writing Department, and the Medical Information Department. Prior to joining Amgen, Juli led Medical Information and Medical Communication groups in smaller companies as well (Immunex, Pathogenesis, and Otsuka). Before entering the biopharma industry, Juli practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in several different health care settings, including managed care, the Indian Health Service, and both private and large University Hospitals. Juli has been an active ISMPP and BOT member, has served as committee member and participant/presenter in the Medical Publishing Insights and Practices Initiative (MPIP), as well as presenting at AMWA and DIA professional society meetings. Earning her B.S. Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at University of Iowa, Juli also completed both General Hospital Pharmacy Residency program, and a Fellowship in Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy. Juli plans to retire from Amgen at the end of September 2018, and while completing her current term on the BOT, will happily stay active in ISMPP, pursue travel, and explore new opportunities.

Sophie Cook

UK research editor
The BMJ

Bio: Sophie is a general practitioner who joined The BMJ in 2009 as editorial registrar. She initially worked on research before becoming an assistant editor on the education team for 6 years, running the clinical reviews section and later acting as joint head of education for The BMJ. In January 2017 she became UK research editor, working with the international research team to handle the 4000 research submissions we receive annually and undertaking outreach visits in the UK. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and holds a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her clinical and editorial interests include women and children¿s health, palliative care in the community, shared decision making in practice, conflicts of interest in publishing , co-producing content with patients and quality improvement.

Duncan Currie

Freelance Medical Writer
Maze House Medical Ltd

Bio: Duncan is a medical writer with 22 years experience in large pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer and Lundbeck) and Contract Research Organisations (PRA, Quanticate, and PPD) with a track record of delivering a range of high quality documents within tight deadlines and budgets. He has an academic background with a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology and has conducted research on the effects of drugs of psychomotor function at Dundee and Surrey Universities. Duncan has been working freelance as a medical writer for 6 years and his company, Maze House Medical Ltd, provides predominantly regulatory medical writing services to the pharmaceutical industry. Duncan specialises in authoring and quality control of clinical study reports and serious adverse event narratives but also has experience in writing clinical study protocols, investigator brochures, and other regulatory documents. Duncan also has some medical communications experience having compiled advisory board minutes and also produced a variety of scientific publications over many years.