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Keith J. Gaddie

Publication Lead, Hematology, Global Scientific Publications

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Professional Degrees: PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2018)

Bio: Keith is a Medical Communications professional and Lean Six Sigma practitioner with expertise in Scientific Communication Platforms and Global Publication Planning during all stages of the product lifecycle. Throughout his career, Keith has worked across multiple therapeutic areas with an emphasis in Hematology/Oncology and was a medical and regulatory writer. Prior to his Medical Communications career, Keith obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology at The University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Keith also completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics from The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Currently, he is the Publication Lead for Bleeding Disorders at Shire, Plc.

Fiona Godlee


Bio: Fiona Godlee has been Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining the BMJ in 1990 she has written on a broad range of issues, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organisation, the ethics of academic publication, and the problems of editorial peer review. In 1994 she spent a year at Harvard University as a Harkness Fellow evaluating efforts to bridge the gap between medical research and practice. On returning to the UK, she led the development of BMJ Clinical Evidence, which evaluates the best available evidence on the benefits and harms of treatments and is now provided worldwide to over a million clinicians in 9 languages. In 2000 she moved to Current Science Group to establish the open access online publisher BioMed Central as Editorial Director for Medicine. In 2003 she returned to the BMJ Group to head up its new Knowledge division. She has served as President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences.

John Gonzalez

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 over 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 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 and a member of the CMPP Board of Trustees. John set up Solanum Medical Communications to provide consultancy to the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries, and agencies on medical publications policy, strategy, planning, guidelines, writing, training and ethics.

Caroline Halford

Digital Publishing Manager
Adis, Springer Healthcare

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Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Caroline is the Digital Publishing Manager for Springer Healthcare (part of Springer Nature), Chester, UK. Caroline represents the Adis portfolio of journals, including Advances in Therapy, Diabetes Therapy, CNS Drugs and PharmacoEconomics. In recent times, she has been involved in the launch and success of the Adis Rapid+ open access journals, which specialise in publishing digital features such as video abstracts, audioslides, and animations. Her role involves speaking to pharmaceutical and medical communications professionals and identifying suitable Adis journal targets for their research and reviews. Most recently, Caroline has expanded her role to represent the Springer Healthcare digital education team. Caroline collaborates with industry to address their unmet educational needs through creating independent educational resources for the healthcare community. Caroline started her career in medical communications by joining GCC (now part of Ashfield Healthcare Communications) as an Editorial Assistant for several of their key accounts. She then joined Prime Medica (now Prime Global), providing editorial support for their main publication planning account. Caroline made the move into the STM publishing world of Springer in 2007.

Susan Hasmall

Medical writer and consultant
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.

Margaret Haugh

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