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Jude D'Souza

Manager, Presentation Support
McCann Health

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

Bio: Jude D'Souza has worked in Medical Communications for over 12 years, specializing in presentation design for pharmaceutical clients across a wide range of therapy areas including oncology, depression and rare diseases. He is based in the UK, where he leads a dedicated international team of Presentation Specialists for the medical communications division of McCann Health. A writer and poet in his spare time, Jude applies storytelling principles to presentation development and has delivered several workshops on building and delivering more effective presentations to both agency staff and international HCPs. He is the co-organizer and a speaker consultant for TEDx Macclesfield, where he has helped develop presentations on topics including astrophysics, economics and mental health.

Ann Davis

Independent Publications Consultant

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Professional Degrees: CMPP, MPH
CMPP Certified: (3/2012)

Bio: Ann Davis is currently an independent consultant in medical publications writing and management. She has more than 30 years of experience in the medical communications field, including her most recent role as Manager of Global Scientific and Medical Communications at Pfizer, where she supported execution of publication plans for the vaccines portfolio. Ann has also held content development roles at Centocor Ortho Biotech (now Janssen Pharmaceuticals), Strongbridge Biopharma, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. At BMS, she also served as a Global Publication Advisor, developing publications policies and practices, as well as advising and training internal stakeholders and agency partners. An ISMPP-certified medical publication professional, she has served as workshop leader for ISMPP and the American Medical Writers Association, author of multiple ISMPP poster presentations, faculty for the ISMPP U webinars, and a member of various ISMPP committees. She has been an invited speaker at TIPPA and other publication planning seminars, Ann completed her graduate studies at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center.

Lisa DeTora

Associate Professor/Director STEM Writing, Writing Studies and Rhetoric
Hofstra University

Type of Company:
Academic Institution
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, MS, PhD

Brian Falcone

Executive Vice President
Oxford PharmaGenesis

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

Bio: Brian Falcone, PhD, is the Executive Vice President of Oxford PharmaGenesis, Inc., which is the US arm of Oxford PharmaGenesis Ltd. Since joining the company in 2013, Brian has been deeply involved with the strategic and tactical planning of publications for a range of new and established products, including those in which patient engagement and involvement are critical for success of the brands. Activities involving patients have included patient advisory boards, patient-written publications, lay summaries of clinical trials, and educational materials. Brian has over 16 years of experience in medical communications, working on a range of services, including scientific narrative and platform development, rigorous thought-leader engagement activities, and non-traditional, bespoke solutions to specific communications challenges. Prior to his career in medical communications, Brian received his PhD in organic chemistry from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, followed by careers as both a professor of chemistry at The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, and a research fellow for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Spring House, PA.

Amy Foreman

Director, Global Publications, Global Medical Writing
Amgen, Inc.

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Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, MS, PhD
CMPP Certified: 3/2015

Bio: Amy Foreman-Wykert, PhD, CMPP is a Director in Global Publications for the Cardiovascular and Neuroscience TA at Amgen. Amy has extensive experience in medical writing, having served as a medical writer at Kendle International and has overseen medical writing and publications at Amgen for over 10 years. Additionally, Amy serves on the steering committee of Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP) and is an active member of AMWA and ISMPP.

Dana Fox

Scientific Division Lead, Scientific Services

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: CMPP, PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2010)

Bio: Dana has 10 years of medical communications and scientific publishing experience. She joined Caudex in 2008, and is now Scientific Division Lead for Caudex, based in their New York office. In this role, she provides expert scientific guidance and support in best-practice medical communications for clients, relevant external organizations and Caudex scientific teams and scientific operations. She has led communication and publication planning activities in several therapy areas including cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, immunology, oncology, virology, and metabolism. Dana obtained her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts and Virginia Tech. She is a Certified Medical Publication Professional and currently serves as chair of the Recertification Committee.