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Anne-Sophie Henry-Eude

Head of Documents Access and Publication Service
European Medicines Agency

Bio: Anne-Sophie Henry-Eude is a French Doctor in Pharmacy with post-graduate degrees in Regulatory affairs and Pharmacovigilance & Pharmacoepidemiology. After working for several years in the pharmaceutical industry, she joined the EMA in 2001 where she worked in the field of Immunology and Anti-infective medicines. In 2013, she became Head of Documents Access and Publication Service at EMA.

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.

Sajan Khosla

Head of Real World Evidence ¿ Centre of Excellence
AstraZeneca

Bio: Sajan Khosla is the Head, Real World Evidence Centre of Excellence (RWE CoE). In this capacity Sajan leads a global team accountable for; execution of the RWE strategy, including maximizing data assets through innovative analytics, key collaborations with RWE research partners, delivery of RWE studies, and driving AZ's medical evidence capability globally as well as in partnership with local countries. Sajan has been with AZ for over 10 years, working his way through the pipeline from early discovery research, following his passion for clinical research in the phase II to phase III trial design to his current role in Global Medical Affairs. Sajan lead teams within AstraZeneca to deliver innovations in generating evidence for Global Medical Affairs and he has been a key driver of the cross fertilisation of Real World Evidence for clinical development. While in clinical development Sajan also led a strategic initiative to develop Pragmatic Clinical Trials (PCTs) for indication seeking studies which has delivered guidance to clinical teams on PCTs and more recently worked with product teams to develop a pilot PCT study to be reviewed by US and EU regulators. Sajan has also found time to disperse his AZ career with time outside the industry in the National Health Service where he established the first Clinical Informatics team within the NHS. Here Sajan worked alongside the Medical Director for University Hospitals Birmingham to design and deliver a new analytics platform used to monitor and predict patient safety observations. Additionally, Sajan worked in a Silicon Valley data science start-up where he developed a Health Data Science unit which enabled many top 10 pharma companies deliver a data science strategy using machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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. In addition, Liz has recently begun working on the Dove Medical Press journals that were recently acquired by Taylor & Francis. 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.

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.

Rebecca Lawrence

Managing Director
F1000

Bio: Rebecca Lawrence is Managing Director of F1000, providers of a series of tools and services to support the research community in writing, publishing, discovering and evaluating new scientific findings. She was responsible for the launch of the novel open science publishing platform F1000Research. She has subsequently led the initiative behind the recent launch of Wellcome Open Research, Gates Open Research, and many other funder- and institution-based publishing platforms that aim to start a new trajectory in the way scientific findings and data are communicated and ultimately research and researchers are evaluated. She is a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for the EU's Open Science Policy Platform, and has been co-Chair of a number working groups focussing on data and peer review, for organisations including the Research Data Alliance (RDA), CASRAI and ORCID. She has worked in STM publishing for 15 years, originally trained and qualified as a pharmacist, and holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

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.

Karen Mittleman

Retired

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, PhD

Bio: Karen has recently retired following nearly 15 years with the Sanofi Group. Her final position was the Head of Publications within Medical Governance and Ethics, Chief Medical Office. She will continue her support of ISMPP and currently serves on the Board of Trustees and on the Global Transparency Committee.

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.

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.

Valerie Philippon

Head, Scientific Publications, Global Medical Affairs
Shire

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: PhD

Bio: Valerie Philippon is the Head of Global Publications at Shire, a leading global biotech in rare diseases with medicines in over 100 countries. She leads the publications teams responsible for publications related to all company therapeutic areas (hematology, immunology, oncology, gastrointestinal/internal medicine, neuroscience, ophthalmics, genetic diseases) across various geographies. Valrie has over 20 years of experience in Research, Development, and Medical Communications. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University Denis Diderot Paris, France and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health. She has held various Publications and Scientific Communication roles with increasing responsibilities at Idenix, Vertex, AVEO Oncology, and Cubist before joining Shire.

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.

Andy Powrie-Smith

Director of Communications
EFPIA

Bio: Mr. Powrie-Smith joined EFPIA in 2015, and has been responsible for the creation and delivery of EFPIA's communication strategy. He has also served as Co-chair of the EFPIA Patient Think Tank and Chair of the EFPIA Communications Network. Prior to EFPIA, Mr. Powrie-Smith worked at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), serving as Director of ABPI Scotland and managing ABPI's Reputation Strategy group.

Nigel Praities

Editor
Pulse

Bio: Nigel was appointed editor of Pulse in 2014, after being deputy editor for two years. He started out freelancing for the Guardian newspaper and as a reporter at Research Fortnight magazine before joining Pulse in 2007. As a reporter, he specialised in clinical news and broke a number of exclusive stories that made national newspaper headlines. He was named 'Editor of the Year' two years running in the Business category at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards in 2015 and 2016 and 'Publication Editor of the Year' by the Medical Journalists' Association Awards in 2014 and once again in 2017. Under his editorship, Pulse was named 'Business Magazine of the Year' by the Professional Publishers Association in 2016 and twice at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards, picking up the prize in 2014 and 2015. He has a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London and a BSc in Physiology from University College London.

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.

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.

Jan Seal-Roberts

Publishing Director
Adis, Springer Healthcare

Type of Company:
Publisher
Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Jan Seal-Roberts is a medical publisher with more than 20 years' experience, and has worked with several global companies including Blackwell Science (now part of Wiley), Wolters Kluwer and Springer Nature. Jan is currently Publishing Director for Adis (part of Springer Healthcare) which publishes around 35 journals exclusively in the area of drugs and disease management. All Adis journals welcome plain-language summaries as a means of allowing non-expert readers to understand more readily the scientific content of an article and its implications. These are peer-reviewed alongside the article, and are intended to provide a further way of ensuring transparency and information accessibility for our readers.

Danielle Sheard

Head of Publications, Publications
Costello Medical

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Danielle is Head of Publications at Costello Medical, a consultancy that provides scientific support to the healthcare sector in the analysis, interpretation and communication of clinical and health economic data. Danielle started her career in medical communications after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences. She developed her writing and project management skills at the specialist healthcare publishing company MGP Ltd, through work on a variety of educational projects for healthcare professionals including working party guidelines and eLearning materials. Since joining Costello Medical, Danielle has managed and delivered global publications plans, manuscripts and congress publications across a range of disease areas. She is a member of ISMPP and has submitted her own research to the European meeting since 2015. Danielle is now responsible for managing the Publications Division at Costello, which involves overseeing all the ongoing publications work, continually improving processes and developing the team. She particularly enjoys advising clients and finding innovative solutions to publications challenges.
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