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Martin Delahunty

Director and Owner
Inspiring STEM Consulting

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Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MBA

Bio: Martin Delahunty is Director and Owner of Inspiring STEM, an independent science communications agency and consultancy supporting institutional clients focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For over 25 years, he has held senior global roles with science publishers, most recently as Global Director with Springer Nature where he designed and launched the Nature Partner Journals. He is past ISMPP Secretary and remains an enthusiastic supporter and regular presenter. 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.

Emma Dennett

Managing Editor
Cochrane Airways

Bio: Emma Dennett (nee Welsh) is the Managing Editor of the Cochrane Airways Group. She supports authors from around the globe to write Cochrane Reviews and disseminates Cochrane Evidence. Emma manages the editorial process from the initiation of review titles through peer review and publication. Emma critically comments on each Cochrane Review after submission to the editorial process and oversees the collation and incorporation of editorial comments ensuring that the reviews are ready for sign-off and publication. Emma has authored eight Cochrane Reviews on asthma, COPD and bronchiectasis, including one overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Reviews contribute to healthcare decision- making and are frequently used to support international clinical guidelines. Emma's background is in organic chemistry and she gained her PhD for the total synthesis of aphanorphine. A postdoctoral fellowship in medicinal chemistry followed at the Institute of Cancer Research before side-stepping into a research assistant role writing Cochrane Reviews. Emma has worked with Sense About Science and Cochrane UK on a guide on Making Sense of Allergies which responded to misconceptions that people have about allergies.

Dr. PJ Devereaux

Perioperative Medicine and Surgical Research Unit
McMaster University

Bio: Dr. Devereaux obtained his MD from McMaster University. After medical school he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Calgary and a residency in cardiology at Dalhousie University. He then completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University. He is the Director of the Division of Cardiology at McMaster University. He is also the Scientific Leader of the Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery. He is undertaking several large international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. Dr. Devereaux is a full Professor and University Scholar in the Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine at McMaster University.

Monica Dias

Scientific Administrator

Beatrix Dorr

Clinical Research Consultant

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.

Anna-Lisa Fisher

Client Engagement, Envision Technology Solutions
Envision Pharma Group

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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.

Simon Foulcer

Sr. Medical Writer
Costello Medical Consulting

Bio: Simon Foulcer is a Senior Medical Writer at Costello Medical Consulting. Before joining Costello in 2015, Simon completed a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester, undertook a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic USA, and completed a 1-year teaching fellowship at Keele Medical School. In his role as Senior Medical Writer, Simon manages a range of publication types, including manuscript and congress publications.