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Lisa Baker

Medical Writer
Lisa Baker, PhD, LLC

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Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2017)

Bio: Lisa Baker, PhD, CMPP, is an experienced publications professional who previously worked at leading agencies including inScience Communications, Springer Healthcare (Medical Director, 2015-17) and Envision Pharma Group (Principal Medical Writer/Team Lead, 2010-2015). Lisa is now a freelance medical writer developing publications, strategic publication deliverables and educational materials for pharmaceutical and medical communications clients.

Andrew Berrie

Head of Compliance and Ethics, Senior Management
McCann Health Medical Communications

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

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Gary Burd

SVP, Global Medical Director

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2017)

Bio: Gary has 15 years of medical communications and scientific publishing experience. He joined McCann Complete Medical in 2006, and is now SVP, Global Medical Director for Caudex, based in their New York office. Gary has led communication planning and publication planning activities in several therapy areas and has collaborated with teams in many European and US pharmaceutical companies, including Bayer Schering, Roche, Lundbeck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, AstraZeneca, BMS, Merck Serono, EMD Serono, Pfizer, Chugai and Mitsubishi Tanabe. Prior to his medical communications career he gained valuable editorial experience in journal publishing with Portland Press. Gary obtained his PhD from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London working on a monoclonal antibody therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Thomas Chmielewski

Director, Disclosure & Transparency
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Tom has more than 7 years of experience in Clinical Trial Disclosure & Transparency, working across all aspects of Disclosure, Transparency, and Data Sharing. Currently, Tom is the Director of Disclosure & Transparency for Jazz Pharmaceuticals where he oversees Jazz's global Clinical Trial Disclosure and Transparency portfolio.

Alice Choi

Chief Operating Officer
McCann Health Medical Communications

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, MPH, MS, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2011)

Bio: Alice Choi is currently the Executive Director of McCann Health's Scientific Council and also Global Head of Complete Medical Communications (CMC), a division of McCann Health. Alice has an honours degree in Pharmacology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Pharmacology, a Masters in Public Health and a doctorate in cancer epidemiology. Pre CMC, Alice began her career in academia as a researcher before moving on to a number of healthcare agencies, working in medical communications, market research and health outcomes. Since joining CMC in 2002, Alice has held a number of different roles, including account director and commercial director, before taking up her current position in 2006. In this role, she oversees a multidisciplinary team based in offices across the UK and the US. Alongside her broader operational responsibilities, Alice continues to work with several clients. Having 20+ years of experience in a range of different therapy areas, she assists clients with a variety of projects including communication planning, Phase IIIB/IV planning, stakeholder services and general consultancy - in particular, publication planning and best practice scientific exchange are important areas for Alice and the wider CMC team. Alice is a Certified Medical Publication Professional and has contributed to several ISMPP committees over the years. She is a Past Chair of the Board of Trustees for ISMPP and led the 2018 strategic vision work stream for the organization. She also serves as a Governor for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe's leading cancer centres and is a mentor for the Women of Influence initiative at Cancer Research UK.

Juli Clark


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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 planners, and assuming accountability for ethical, compliant publications processes and practices. 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 retired from Amgen in September 2018, and while completing her current term on the BOT, plans to stay active in ISMPP, pursue travel, and explore new opportunities.