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Carol Sanes-Miller

Consultant, Global Medical Affairs
TBD

Type of Company:
Biotechnology
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, MS
CMPP Certified: (2/2009)

Bio: Carol Sanes-Miller has been active in biomedical communications for more than 30 years, and has been involved in publication planning since 1992. In late 2014, Carol joined Baxter Healthcare in Deerfield, IL as Senior Manager, Global Medical Communications. Following a corporate split (Baxalta) and purchase by Shire, Carol was promoted to Associate Director and Publications Lead (Immunology) within Global Medical Affairs. Following relocation of her position at the end of 2017, Carol has been consulting and actively investigating new opportunities. Prior to Baxter, Carol spent 2 years as Director of Scientific Content at Vision2Voice, a small marketing communications agency based in Deerfield, IL. She also worked for 4 years as a Global Publications Manager, commuting weekly to AstraZeneca in Wilmington, Delaware, where she managed publications and symposia for diabetes and cardiovascular products. From 2000 to 2008, Carol worked for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America in Deerfield, IL, where she held various positions from Senior Medical Writer to Manager of Strategic Publications, development compounds, gastroenterology and cardiovascular science, and managed publication plans in the therapy areas of sleep, oncology, sepsis, endometriosis, gastroenterology and lipid-lowering. Before joining Takeda, Carol spent 8 years as Managing Medical Editor with Discovery International, a medical communications company then located in Deerfield. While at DI, she developed publication strategies and plans, promotional and CME materials, publications and presentations for pharmaceutical company clients. Her professional experience also includes nearly ten years as in-house editor at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, where she supported academic publication development in the departments of pathology, surgical nursing, internal medicine, and the Office of the Dean. For 3 years, Carol was Managing Medical Editor at Publications International, publishers of Consumer Guide, where she developed consumer-targeted books and magazines on topics including family health, fitness, exercise, diet and prescription drugs. Carol has been an active member of ISMPP since its inception, serving on the Best Practices Committee, co-chairing the subcommittee on publication strategy development, and as a member of the CMPP Board (2010-2014), including 2 years on the executive committee and as Board Chair from 2013-2014. Carol is a co-author of GPP2 and GPP3. She holds a BS in Biology from Northwestern University and an MS in Biology from Northeastern Illinois University. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, youngest son, and favorite canine, Izzy.

Sonia Schweers

Global Publication Practices Lead - Associate Director, Medical Capabilities
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, CMPP, PharmD
Other Degrees*: RPh
CMPP Certified: (9/2010)

Bio: Sonia A. Schweers is a publication professional with 20+ years of expertise in Medical Affairs and Publishing. She is responsible for incorporating compliance into publication standards and process improvement efforts while monitoring adherence to good publication practices (GPP) at Bristol-Myers Squibb,. Previously, Sonia's responsibilities at Sanofi included development and implementation of publication standards, training and monitoring adherence to GPP in addition to publication planning & execution in allergy. During her tenure with Elsevier, Sonia served as accepting editor for several clinical journals. Sonia holds Bachelor and Doctorate degrees in Pharmacy from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Bachelor in Biology from Saint Peter's University in NJ. Sonia is an ISMPP member and Certified Medical Publication Professional who serves in the Global Transparency and Author Algorithm Taskforces. Sonia is married to Greg, an actor and former prosecuting attorney, and they enjoy traveling with their daughter Sofia.

Boyd Scott

Director, GSMP
Merck

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Boyd Scott is a Director of Scientific Affairs in the Global Medical and Scientific Publications group at Merck & Co. Inc. Boyd has been at Merck for 10 years where he has worked as a medical writer and a publication manager supporting products from multiple therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Merck, Boyd worked in discovery as a cell and molecular biologist at GlaxoSmithKline, in both Italy and the US, and Vitae Pharmaceuticals. Boyd obtained his undergraduate degree and PhD in Edinburgh Scotland.

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 33 journals exclusively in the area of drugs and disease management.

Richard Shader

Editor-in-Chief
Clinical Therapeutics

Type of Company:
Other
Professional Degrees: MD

Bio: Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Therapeutics; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology; Professor Emeritus, Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine; Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry. Tufts University School of Medicine;

Gavin Sharrock

Senior Director, Operations & Business Development, Corporate Solutions
Wiley

Type of Company:
Publisher
Professional Degrees: CMPP
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Gavin Sharrock, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development, Corporate Solutions, Wiley Gavin started his career at Wiley (formerly Blackwell Publishing) as a Production Editor in Content Management, before moving on to become a Journal Publishing Manager and then a Publisher in Editorial, and then moving into business development in a Business Innovations group. Gavin has worked at Wiley for over 20 years and has considerable experience in working with medical societies and corporate clients, particularly in the Pharma and medical device industries. He currently works in the Corporate Solutions team and is responsible for working with societies and industry to generate more revenue from industry, principally although not exclusively through their publications. This includes looking at new content-driven products and services for corporate clients, as well as making sure that the partnerships that we facilitate between industry and societies promote and strengthen the brand of the journal and society and provide value to the end users.

Jody Shollenberger

Director, Global Professional Relations and Independent Medical Education
Merck

Type of Company:
Other
Professional Degrees: MBA, *Other

Bio: Jody is a registered Pharmacist who has worked at Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corporation since graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science. His career includes ten years in manufacturing, ten years in vaccines with half of that working with public health agencies, several years in sales and marketing, and the last ten years in medical affairs focused on the education of health care professionals.

Adelaida Sian

Associate Director, Medical Effectiveness
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS

Bio: Dino is a Medical Communications Execution Lead (MCEL) for Bristol-Myers Squibb. She has nearly 20 years of experience in Medical Communications, having worked, firstly with agencies, and for the last 8 years, with the pharmaceutical industry. In her earlier career, Dino worked in Marketing and New Product Development with Mattel Toys, and in Advertising, with McCann-Erickson, Philippines. Dino enjoys the dual perspective of having worked both on the client and agency side. Dino graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from Maryknoll College, Philippines, where she minored in Film Production.

Donna Simcoe

Medical Publication Consultant
Simcoe Consultants, Inc.

Type of Company:
Consultant/Freelance
Professional Degrees: CMPP, MBA, MS
CMPP Certified: (2/2009)

Bio: Donna Simcoe has managed publications at Cadence, AstraZeneca, Wyeth and Cephalon. Donna holds 3 Master degrees in Biomedical Writing, Biotechnology and an MBA, and is a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP). She is an active member in AMWA, ISMPP and TIPPA. Donna has served on a number of ISMPP Committees and is the Past President of the AMWA Pacific Southwest Chapter (2016-2017). Donna is a Medical Publications consultant and principal at Simcoe Consultants, Inc., a biomedical consulting company focusing on medical publication strategy and medical writing.

Catherine Skobe

Senior Director, Publications Management Team
Pfizer, Inc.

Type of Company:
Pharmaceutical
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MPH
Other Degrees*: MT(ASCP)

Bio: Catherine Skobe is a Senior Director and Team Leader of Pfizer's Publications Management Team. She has been at Pfizer since 2007 working in medical publications across Pfizer's portfolio in various therapeutic areas supporting assets in every stage of the product development life cycle. She sits on the steering committee for Pfizer's digital strategy initiative. Prior to Pfizer, Catherine worked in publications at IntraMed, in clinical research at Becton Dickinson, and earlier in her career at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory. Catherine has been an active member of ISMPP since 2005. She is currently Chair-Elect. She served on the Ethics committee for 7 years and co-founded the Social Media and Web-based Metrics Working Group.

Ken Truman

VP, Insights & Connections
MedThink SciCom

Type of Company:
Communications Agency

Bio: Ken's role at MedThink SciCom is focused on the development of novel solutions to client challenges. He oversees multiple disciplines, including teams responsible for insight generation, as well as the digital team responsible for developing MedThink SciCom's proprietary tools. In his career he has a developed a range of resources, from automated bid management platforms to digital signal processing algorithms. Ken has 10 years of experience in healthcare and medical communications.