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Adrian Aldcroft

Editor
BMJ Open


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

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 seven medical communication agencies (Articulate Science, Cognito Medical, Health Interactions, Medical Expressions, Meditech Media, Meditech Media China & 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.

Duncan Currie

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.

Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals
Springer Nature


Type of Company:
Publisher
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MBA

Bio: Martin Delahunty is Global Director of Nature Partner Journals based in Springer Natures London Campus. Martin has responsibility across five global office locations to develop Nature Partner Journals (NPJs), a new series of online-only, open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned partners. Martin has a Degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and a Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. He is also Secretary and Trustee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.

Beatrix Dorr

Clinical Research Consultant
CORIUVAR


Bio: Beatrix originally trained as a veterinarian. She subsequently moved into clinical research where she held increasingly senior positions at leading institutions across Europe. Her focus was on the successful development of transcatheter heart valves. A love of medical writing, training and an interest in medical devices led Beatrix in 2011 to start her own consultancy. She can successfully navigate the new regulatory guidelines and offers real expertise across some of the more complex device areas. Since 2015, she is a member of EMWA's executive committee and recently became a member of the Medical Device Special Interest Group. In 2011 Beatrix established her own company, CORIUVAR consulting, which focuses on clinical research consulting and medical writing for medical devices. More recently, Beatrix was elected as an executive committee member of EMWA and took up the role of public relations officer. Among her many responsibilities, Beatrix and her team look after social media, promotion and advertisement, cross-functional relationships and the Internship Forum for new writers.

Paul Farrow

Communications Director
Oxford PharmaGenesis


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

Bio: Paul Farrow is a Communications Director at Oxford PharmaGenesis, an independent HealthScience communications consultancy. With over 12 years of experience in medical communications, Paul has worked on the full range of activities in multiple therapy areas. He has expertise in strategic publication planning and leads the Publication Ethics, Planning and Research Group at Oxford PharmaGenesis. He provided input into the GPP3 guidelines and for 3 years worked as contract Global Publications Lead for a major pharmaceutical company. Paul is a longstanding member of ISMPP and became a Certified Medical Publication Professional in 2012. He is also member of the European Program Committee for the 2018 European meeting of ISMPP. Paul also lectures on medical communications and good publication practice at the University of Oxford, UK. Before joining Oxford PharmaGenesis, Paul completed BSc and MSc degrees at the University of Birmingham, UK, and then trained for a DPhil in Molecular Medicine in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, UK.

Anna-Lisa Fisher

Portfolio Lead, Envision Technology Solutions
Envision Pharma Group


Type of Company:
Technology Provider
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA

Bio: With 20 years scientific communication experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Anna-Lisa has worked with many pharma companies on both country and global accounts implementing Datavision and providing expertise in change and project management ensuring successful adoption of software. Anna-Lisa is part of the Technology Solution Team at Envision Pharma Group where she is responsible for supporting her clients in the effective and efficient use of technology solutions to meet their business needs. Previously she was Director, Publications Management Team at Pfizer responsible for the direct operational management and monitoring of regional and global publication programmes. She also spent a period of time as a freelance consultant specialising in publication strategy, planning and management; developing and implementing publication policies, standard operating procedures and training; developing and implementing processes to enable CIA compliance; providing training in publication best practice, technologies and standards (GPP, ICMJE, CONSORT). Anna-Lisa has served as a member of the European Program Committee since 2012 and is currently a member of the ISMPP Board of trustees serving as the European Trustee. The communication of science in all its forms has been the underlying passion that has driven her career. Anna-Lisa has had a varied career including: management of a science communication department; science website development; overseeing independent research grants; setting up multinational clinical research collaborations; information services; scientific advisor; and teaching medical students. Anna-Lisa received a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK and studied for a DPhil in Neuroscience at the Experimental Psychology Department, Oxford University, UK.

Philip Ford

Managing Director, U.K.
InVentiv Health


John Gonzalez

Director
Solanum Medical Communications Ltd


Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
Other Degrees*: B Pharm
CMPP Certified: (9/2011)

Bio: John is a UK registered pharmacist who spent the first part of his career in academia, completing his PhD in neuroscience and subsequently lecturing in pharmacology. For the past 30 years he has worked in the publishing, healthcare agency and pharmaceutical industry sectors. He started in healthcare communications and publishing by joining Adis International (now part of the Springer Group) where he held several roles including General Manager (Germany), Business Development Director and Editorial Director. John then joined AstraZeneca in 2000 as a Global Publications Manager working in the neurology, pain, anaesthesia and psychiatry areas. He then moved into Global Professional Relations at AstraZeneca in the psychiatry field - a position he held for 3 years. From 2008 to 2016 John was in leadership roles in the Global Publications Group at AstraZeneca Medical Affairs at Alderley Park, UK. He was responsible for publications skills development and was Director of Publications Policy until August 2013.Thereafter he became Therapy Area Publications Director for the CNS, GI and Infection franchise. John has been a member of the Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP) Initiative Steering Committee Secretary on the ISMPP Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of the CMPP Board of Trustees. John has set up Solanum Medical Communications Ltd which is based at the BioHub at Alderley Park in Macclesfield, UK. Solanum provides consultancy to the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries on medical publications policy, strategy, planning, guidelines and ethics.

Trish Groves

Editor-in-Chief
BMJ Publishing


Bio: Trish Groves (MBBS, MRCPsych) has worked at BMJ since 1989. She is now director of academic outreach, BMJ; honorary deputy editor, The BMJ; and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open. Through various initiatives Trish aims to champion science that is open and transparent and reduces research waste. She spends about a quarter of her time travelling and speaking, directly supporting health researchers through outreach, and focusing on capability building - particularly in relation to the BMJ Research to Publication (http://rtop.bmj.com/) eLearning programme. She has published widely, particularly as a coauthor of research reporting guidelines such as the CONSORT 2010 statement on clinical trials https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OMJJMOEAAAAJ&hl=en

Susan Hasmall

Medical writer and consultant
Freelance


Type of Company:
Consultant/Freelance
Other Degrees*: MSc

Bio: Susan Hasmall is a freelance medical writer and communications specialist with a strong scientific background and 15 years' experience in medical communications. Susan has a degree in Biological Sciences and after a year of post-graduate research was awarded an MSc for her thesis. She became a research scientist at Zeneca (formerly ICI), where her research interests included cancer biology, cell signalling, hepatic biochemistry and endocrine function. Susan has authored many research articles and meeting abstracts. Susan took her first step toward becoming a medical communications professional in 2001, when she joined Gardiner-Caldwell Communications as a medical writer. She developed within the Gardiner-Caldwell Communications and GeoMed agencies to become VP, Medical and Scientific Services at GeoMed. A position she held for five years. Susan held similar positions at other agencies in the KnowledgePoint360 group (now Ashfield Healthcare) prior to commencing her current freelance role.

Anne-Sophie Henry-Eude

Head of Documents Access and Publication Service
European Medicines Agency


Rachel Jones

Petunia Health Ltd


Helene Karcher

Vice-President and Global Head, Real-World Modeling
Analytica LA-SER


Bio: Helene has 15 years of experience in quantitative methods applied to impact decisions in health care as an academic, a drug developer and a consultant. She develops and coordinates Analytica Laser's offer in modeling and simulation, and heads a global team of project managers, data scientists and modelers in 5 countries. Helene has hands-on project experience with the whole drug development process from drug discovery, pre-clinical and clinical development to market access and reimbursement. Her modeling skills similarly span a wide range from systems biology and differential equation modeling to longitudinal mixed-effects models and Bayesian statistics. Helene has led the strategy for several submissions, prepared meetings and interacted with a range of regulatory and HTA agencies. Prior to joining Analytica Laser, Helene contributed to the creation and expansion of the Novartis Modeling & Simulation group in the USA and in Switzerland. She received for this work the Pierre Faurre award for significant, innovative contributions to science and its translation in industry. During her 6 years at Novartis, Helene also acted as scientific expert and project manager for the preclinical and clinical development of 14 new compounds in multiple indications. Helene holds a physics & engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France and a PhD in systems biology from MIT, USA.

Robert Kiley

Head of Open Research
Wellcome Trust


Bio: Robert Kiley is Head of Open Research at the Wellcome Trust where he is responsible for developing and implementing an open research strategy. The overarching aim is to help ensure that researchers are equipped, empowered and motivated to make research outputs findable, accessible and usable and to use these outputs to accelerate research and improve health. Over the past decade Robert has played a leading role in the implementation of Wellcome's open access policy and overseeing the development of the Europe PubMed Central repository. Robert also acts as the point of contact for eLife, the open-access research journal, launched in 2012 with the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust, and more recently championed the work to create a new open publishing platform for Wellcome researchers - Wellcome Open Research. Robert is a qualified librarian and an Associate Member of CILIP. Robert also sits as a Director on the ORCID Board.

Elizabeth Knowles

Associate Editorial Director, Medicine & Health
Taylor & Francis Group


Type of Company:
Publisher
Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Liz is Associate Editorial Director for the Medicine & Health journals at Taylor & Francis and has worked on medical journals for the last 10 years. She currently works on the rapid publication journals CMRO and Postgraduate Medicine as well as with the in house Expert Collection commissioning team. Her role is to find the most relevant journal for content being submitted to Taylor & Francis by medical communication and pharmaceutical companies, as well as academics.
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