Speakers Doctors 2.0 & You 2015
Confirmed speakers for June 2015 will be regularly announced, as we continue to review applications and work on a brand-new program.
Liza Bernstein - ePatientLiza Bernstein is a three time cancer survivor, a Stanford MedicineX patient scholar and a top 10 influencer on the Breast Cancer Social Media #BCSM tweetchat, contributing to a global community. Born in South Africa, educated at Sciences-Po Paris and USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, Liza is quadrilingual. She began her career developing pioneering interactive media properties in LA as a researcher, writer, and producer. She has worked for leading edge design, production, and internet firms, and now consults for start-ups, helping them master the art of engagement and advocacy via social media. In her spare time, Liza sculpts with clay and volunteerswith African refugees.
Jean-Paul Berthomé - ExpanscienceJean-Paul Berthomé, a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion Business School, joined Expanscience, a business founded by his father in 1950, and became its CEO, as of 1992. Beginning In 1997, he implemented a new international development strategy favoring innovation synergies between the dermo-cosmetic activities (Mustela) and Rheumatology (Piascledine 300). Jean-Paul has led his company on a pioneering process of sustainable development, adhered to the United Nations Global Compact since 2004 and makes CSR and digital development an important part of the business strategy. Jean-Paul Berthomé aims to double the turnover by 2020 with over 75% of sales being produced outside of France.
Nathalie Beslay - Law Firm ownerAs a lawyer since 1996 in France, Nathalie Beslay has developed a legal expertise in electronic health , advising institutions, pharmaceuticals, service industry, technical operators, insurance companies on the dematerialization of health data and services. Attorney Beslay established her own law firm dedicated to health in 2003. Her expertise is based on a deep knowledge and experience of regulatory and legal constraints, on the understanding of administrative procedures, of health care professions, their challenge and risks and the understanding of applied technologies. Nathalie Beslay is a regular speaker on the subject of eHealth and legal constraints. At Doctors 2.0, she will be prepared to answer questions about regulatory constraints on health care, social media, and web 2.0 tools.
Christine Bienvenu - ePatient - seinplement-romandes.chChristine Bienvenu is a two time warrior and survivor of TNBC (triple negative breast cancer), based in French-speaking Switzerland. She is also the proud founder of Seinplement Romand(e)s, the online community she founded in 2012 to reach out to local, younger women and their families going through the same challenges (treatments, logistics, etc) as she faced. A Canadian born bilingual Social Media consultant, Christine launched a Facebook Group in 2008, called Aspie Romandie, for people concerned with Asperger Syndrome in French-speaking Switzerland, when her eldest son was diagnosed.
Veronica Bluguermann - Living Labs GlobalVeronica Bluguermann is a Service Designer at Living Labs Global and researcher at DESMA, a European Network of Design Management funded by Marie Curie Actions. Veronica is passionate about transforming the public sector’s ability to meet the needs of citizens and society. She will bring to this session her experience in co-design methodology, which places emphasis on the important role of collaboration throughout the innovation process.
Andrea Borondy Kitts - Lung Cancer AdvocateAndrea Borondy Kitts is a retired engineering executive with 32 years of experience in Aerospace. She lost her husband to lung cancer in April 2013 and is now a lung cancer advocate. She is a consultant to the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center helping provide a patient advocacy focus to lung cancer screening. She is also a volunteer for the American Lung Association, for Free to Breathe and for Hartford Hospital. Andrea has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UVM, a MS in Management from MIT and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health degree at UConn.
Carlo Caballero - Universidad del NorteDr. Carlo Caballero is an internist and rheumatologist and holds a PhD in communication. He is an associate professor at Universidad del Norte in Columbia and president elect of Panlar 2016-2018, as well as a medical columnist, and a fan of healthcare social media in Latin America.
Vanessa Carter - Patient Advocacy: Facial DifferenceVanessa Carter is a facial difference patient advocate and digital health activist, with her own blog. She is also the founder of @hcsmSA (#hcsmSA) and has been in advertising for 19 years. Her vision is to promote the development of better patient-centered websites, patient education, searchability and online access to treatmen. Vanessa is director of Artext Medical Websites (www.medicalwebsites.co.za) who specialize in medical website design as well as health care social media. Artext was nominated as top 25 entrepreneur at the NSBC awards in 2013 and is a member of the Hello Healthcare Network. She is also an ambassador for various other international institutes.
Catherine Cerisey - Patients & WebAfter 20 years in the art business, Catherine Cerisey was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and it reappeared in 2002. In 2009, she created her blog in French regarding her breast cancer. The blog became very popular and she was called upon to participate in another editorial site and in CancerContribution, a collaborative Francophone site and in Rose magazine, a twice a year magazine for women with cancer. In late 2012, she created with Giovanna Marsico, Patients & Web, a consultancy for patient-related health projects.
Larry Chu - Stanford Medicine xDr. Larry Chu is a practicing physician who runs the Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab at Stanford University. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chu is the Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a conference that explores how emerging technologies advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. Stanford Medicine X is a "sister" conference to Doctors 2.0 & You. Dr. Chu also studies how information technologies can be used to improve medical education; he collaborates with researchers in simulation and computer science at Stanford regarding cognitive aids to health care outcomes. Dr. Chu has an NIH-funded clinical research laboratory where he studies opioid analgesic tolerance and physical dependence.
Ella Cooper - Living Labs GlobalElla Cooper is a researcher at Living Labs Global. She is currently a master’s student in Applied Cultural Analysis at the University of Copenhagen. She is a graduate from the American University of Paris in Global Communications (Honours, BA). Ella is trained in qualitative research, with a particular focus on ethnography. In the framework of social-technological alignment, Ella is currently writing her master’s thesis on the notion of the “future-self” in the context of imagined futures of aging populations in the European healthcare sector.
Norrie Daroga - Gepetto AvatarsNorrie Daroga is the Co-Founder and CEO of Geppetto Avatars, a company that builds conversational avatars to serve as a human interface for automated systems. A senior executive and attorney with more than 30 years of diverse experience in leading and operating businesses, Norrie had a successful career in both private enterprise and publicly-held companies. Norrie was CEO of Tailored Care Enterprises, LLC, an evidence-based care management support system. Norrie’s success can be attributed to the way he looks at companies – as interconnected ecosystems. Norrie has a law degree from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Mette Dyhrberg - MyMeeMette is a serial entrepreneur with a Masters in Economics and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In her twenties, Mette went from top grades to being unable to read a book, from working as a model to being overweight and medicated like an elderly person. With a constantly changing and ever-expanding array of diagnoses she felt like she had been shelved. To try to find patterns and gain insights, she started tracking her own condition. Having felt the powerlessness of being an unsolvable case, Mette wants to help empower others in similar situations.
Emmanuel Fort - AXA-ESPCIEmmanuel Fort is the AXA - ESPCI Chair holder in biomedical imaging. Its research activities are at the crossroads of fundamental physics research and technological innovation. He joined the Langevin Institute at ESPCI ParisTech in 2010. He is interested in imaging techniques and innovative optical sensing techniques for biomedical applications in diagnosis and therapy (from optics to photonics, including ultrasound and fluorescence). Another part of his activities is more fundamental and focuses on the analogies between quantum and classical systems. Emmanuel will speak of telehealth in India.
Seth Ginsberg - CreakyjointsSeth Ginsberg is America's Health Advocate and a thought leader in the global health innovation and access-to-care conversation for the past 15 years. Ginsberg was diagnosed at age 13 with Spondylarthritis, and, at 18, pioneered the world's first Online Patient Community for the millions of people worldwide suffering from arthritis, called CreakyJoints. CreakyJoints sustains thousands of engagements a day through its social media channels, serving as a model for interactive delivery of patient education, support services, advocacy efforts and research opportunities. CreakyJoints is the flagship of its parent Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization, co-founded by Ginsberg and entrepreneur Louis Tharp in 1999.
Tal Givoly - medivizor.comTal Givoly is Medivizor’s co-founder and CEO and has over 25 years of systems and software development experience. Until recently, he served as Chief Scientist of Amdocs (DOX), where he headed up innovation activities across the $3B company. Before that he held leadership positions in product management, software product development, technology and innovation, and more. Tal has been “realizing visions,” both in startups from inception and in multinational corporations. Tal is also a prolific inventor with over 25 granted patents and more pending and a frequent public speaker and contributor to a variety of industry forums and standard bodies.
Thibaud Guymard - MSD (Univadis)Thibaud Guymard manages Univadis in France, a leading online service for healthcare professionals provided by MSD. With the global team, Thibaud launched the first version of the new Univadis website and developed a social network for healthcare professionals called Comuniti. Thibaud started his career, after doing a dual master in Biology and Business at University of Rennes and IAE in France. His first job was at Saatchi & Saatchi, a global healthcare communication agency of Publicis group in Paris, before moving to the UK as Digital Strategist for Creation Healthcare, a global strategy consultancy. Thibaud is also actively involved in the French Digital Health Think Tank, "Club Digital Santé" (#hcsmeufr).
Leslie Harris - Cancer Research UKLeslie Harris is the Product Manager for Cancer Research UK’s Citizen Science team – a world-leading initiative that harnesses the power of the public to help scientists analyse real cancer data, accelerating their research to beat cancer sooner. Cancer Research UK has launched three products – Cell Slider, Genes in Space, the world’s first mobile game to incorporate the analysis of genomics data, and Reverse The Odds.Prior to working on Citizen Science, Leslie led digital and change projects in the welfare-to-work industry. She has a particular interest in the use of new technologies to empower people.
John Hixson - VA Medical Center (SFO) and UCSFJohn Hixson serves as clinical director for Patient-Facing health technology under the Health Informatics Initiative of the US Veterans Health Administration. He is also the Principal Investigator for a VHA-based clinical study examining the use of online communities and social media to improve the self-management abilities of patients suffering from seizures. Dr. Hixson is a neurologist with expertise in the field of epilepsy, and he is currently on the faculty of the University of California San Francisco. His prior medical training was at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Evert Hoogendoorn - IJsfonteinEvert Hoogendoorn is a strategist and game designer at IJsfontein Interactive Media. After studying "writing for performance" and developing a focus on storytelling, Evert joined the game industry fifteen years ago and was co-founder of the first game design program in Europe at the Utrecht School of the Arts. With IJsfontein he develops games with a focus on education, communication and behavioral change. Since 2009 he has worked on many health-games for training professionals, treatment of patients and prevention, including abcdeSIM, which is the first accredited serious game for education of medical specialists in the Netherlands.
Iris Thiele Isip Tan - #HealthXPH + University of the Philippines Medical Informatics UnitDr. Iris Thiele Isip Tan is a practicing internist-endocrinologist and an associate professor of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Medicine. She is Chief of the UP Medical Informatics Unit, which spearheads elearning initiatives in medical education. Dr. Isip Tan is director of the MS Health Informatics (medical informatics track) graduate program in the university. She co-founded #HealthXPh tweet chat, a weekly tweet chat on technology and Philippine healthcare. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Social Media Advocacy by the Philippine College of Physicians and of the first UP system Gawad Pangulo award, a grant for progressive teaching and learning.
Jean Gabriel JeannotDr. Jean Gabriel Jeannot is a Swiss internist who has acquired medical computing expertise, with a particular interest in theh Internet and social media use for medicine. Jeannot is the creator and manager of websites such as Medicalinfo.ch, CabinetMedical.ch, Moteur-de-recherche-medical.org and The-best-medical-search-engine.org, all widely used to assist health care professionals and patients in their Internet use as well as for general public health awareness. He is also chief manager for Internet and social media projects at the Lausanne University Medical Clinic.
Anna Kamenskaya - Living Labs GlobalAnna Kamenskaya, MSc is a Director of Operations at Living Labs Global, a non-profit company based in Copenhagen. She has previously been involved in clinical trials of innovative drugs and devices in multiple therapeutic areas. Anna has also participated in the evaluation of social and economic impact of personalized medicine in the UK. During her engagement with a venture capital consultancy, Anna has contributed to the success of several projects focused on R&D and commercialization of innovative biomedical products in Europe and North America. Anna is a graduate from the London School of Economics and the University of Toronto.
Bernadette KeefeDr.Bernadette Keefe practiced Academic Radiology at UNC Hospitals-Chapel Hill, NC USA from 1987 until 2000 specializing in endocavitary and transplant sonography. She received medical training in New York City from 1977-1986 at Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons and New York Presbyterian & Weil Cornell Medical Centers. Since launching @nxtstop1 on Twitter, Bernadette has been involved in myriad activities: moderating with two others the #HCLDR tweet chat, participating in numerous other health chats, attending online global medical conferences (curating the hashtag of a dozen), and writing on healthcare technology, healthcare delivery, aging issues and role of social media in healthcare delivery.
Martin Kelly, - Health XLWhile HealthXL catalyses collaboration between some of the leading healthcare companies, Martin Kelly is the catalyser for HealthXL itself. He has always been passionate about entrepreneurship. Prior to HealthXL he was a Partner at IBM Venture Capital and helped it getting established in EMEA in 2007. In 2010, he co-led the development and global rollout of IBM SmartCamp supporting early stage entrepreneurs with 400 of the best mentors in the world.
Elie LOBEL - ASIPElie LOBEL is in charge of the eHealth projects department at ASIP Santé, the government agency, promoting and developing e-Health standards and infrastructure in France. Elie studied engineering in France at Ecole Centrale Paris and in the US at Cornell University, and holds a PhD in neuroimaging from University Paris Pierre et Marie Curie. Elie has been working in eHealth for fifteen years, initially taking part in the development of start-ups (Doctissimo, e(ye)Brain), and since 2009 at ASIP Santé. Elie is working on new, secure mobile applications for healthcare professionals and will present results in an avant-premiere to participants at Doctors 2.0 & You.
Jan-Christoph Loh - MedexoDr. Jan-Christoph Loh is Medexo’s CEO. He holds an M.D. degree from the University Clinic of Ulm. After finishing his diploma in Medicine at University of Ulm, Jan worked as general and abdominal surgeon for Charité Berlin (2008 – 2011). Subsequently, he became a vascular and plastic surgeon at Vivantes Clinics in Berlin Friedrichshain. Drawn by the vision to improve patients’ medical decision-making, Jan left his position at Vivantes in 2012 and took up his current role at Medexo.
Aniruddha Malpani - Health LibraryDr Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist and his clinic at DrMalpani.com attracts patients from all over the world. He has founded the world’s largest free patient education library, HELP at www.healthlibrary.com. He has authored 5 books and his passion is patient empowerment; he believes that using Information Technology to deliver Information Therapy to patients can heal a sick healthcare system ( www.puttingpatientsfirst.in). He has pioneered the use of innovative technology to educate infertile couples, using cartoon films , comic books and e-learning on his website, www.ivfindia.com. He is an angel investor in many startups in India.
Giovanna Marsico - Cancer ContributionA former lawyer in Milan, Italy and representative to the European Commission in Brussels for various associations, Giovanna is responsible for the citizen pole of Cancer Campus, a permanent laboratory for innovative practices in healthcare. The citizen pole analyzes and anticipates in the cancer experience for the individual and Society. Cancer Contribution was the first Doctors 2.0 & You cause in 2011! Giovanna is also our Ambassador from Italy in France ! In late 2012, she created with Catherine Cerisey, Patients & Web, a consultancy for patient-related health projects.
Didier Mennecier - Hepatoweb.comDidier Mennecier is a hepato-gastroenterologist and addictologist at the French Army hospital of Saint-Mandé, and a member of the association of Francophone Medical Webmasters. Thanks to his military career, Didier was able to develop his passion not only as a doctor but also as a geek. Seeing the Internet as an indispensable third actor in the relationship between the physician and the patient, Didier uses his site HepatoWeb.com, to complement his consultations and is also developing new digital applications in support of patient information therapy. Didier's main mobile app has received awards.
Bertalan Mesko - WebicinaBertalan Meskó or Berci is one of the most influential physicians on Social Media. On Twitter, he describes himself as a Medical futurist, geek medical doctor with PhD in genomics, founder of http://Webicina.com , speaker, blogger, university lecturer, author, consultant. An advisor to Doctors 2.0 & You and Keynote speaker extraordinaire, Berci will provide a not to be missed masterclass at Doctors 2.0 & You.
Marie Ennis-O’ConnorMarie Ennis-O’Connor is a PR consultant with a passionate interest in healthcare social media. She is a board member and social media manager for Europa Donna Ireland - The Irish Breast Cancer Campaign, an advocacy group that is one of 46 EUROPA DONNA member countries across Europe. Marie is a regular contributor to Health Works Collective, partner of Doctors 2.0 & You. She is a featured blogger on Berci Mesko's Webicina, also a partner of Doctors 2.0 & You, and has been awarded a top blogger accolade by Empowered Doctor.com and most inspiring writer by WegoHealth. Most recently she won the best health and wellness award in the Irish Blog Awards for her blog Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer. Marie is co-founder of #BCCEU, Europe's first breast cancer social media chat, and a committee member of Health 2.0 Dublin.
Thierry Oquidam - Enabling the FutureThierry Oquidam is an entrepreneur in France with a background in Information Technology. Thierry is also a volunteer in the international network called e-Nable. e-Nable provides 3D printer-produced assistive devices, free of charge, to people around the world. Thierry contributes to the network with his own 3D printer. He will tell us the fascinating and moving story of how the community helps people. e-Nable demonstrates the impact of 3D printers and the strength of the online community.
Didier Pittet - University of Geneva HospitalsProfessor Didier Pittet, MD, MS, is the Hospital Epidemiologist and the Director of the Infection Control Programme at the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland. He is also Honorary Professor, London, UK; Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK, SAR) et 1st Medical School of the Fu (Shanghai). Professor Pittet serves on several editorial boards and is editorial consultant of the Lancet. Professor Pittet currently leads the First Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care” for the WHO. He was awarded the CBE in 2007 by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II for services to the prevention of healthcare-associated infection in the UK. Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE
Delia Rahal Lofskog - CNILDelia Rahal-Lofskog has a degree in bioethics and in health law from the University of Paris, a doctorate from the EHESS, concerning the individual in law, and is authorized to practice law. She began her career in 2003 at the ONIAM, or National Office of Medical Accidents, as a lawyer. In 2009, she joined the CNIL where she currently is head of the healthcare department. Delia is also the author of several publications regarding health law.
Jurriaan van Rijswijk - Games for Health EuropeJurriaan van Rijswijk is an independent producer of more than 300 (serious) games and he is a serial entrepreneur. He’s a board member of the Dutch Games Association. In 2010 he founded the Games for Health Europe Foundation, of which he is the chairman, and he is responsible for organizing the Games for Health Europe Conferences. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Monpellier Venture a company specialized in the development of corporate game strategies and the production of applied games.
Laurent Schmoll - NemoHealthDr Laurent Schmoll, trained at the University Hospital of Strasburg in France. He has been an ENT surgeon operating in private clinics for the past 25 years. President of NeMo Health, a start-up he founded, Dr Schmoll won the Fond’Action Alsace contest in the fall of 2014 for his multi-lens optical system called i-Nside Pro, the smallest endoscopic column in the world.
Franck Schneider - University Hospitals of GenevaFranck Schneider, born in Paris and graduate of the National School Louis Lumière, is today the MultiMedia and AudioVisual expert at the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG). In 1989, Franck created HUIT, a production company and laboratory to support the digital development of documentaries. He has produced and directed over 30 films for this company. In 2006, he joined the University hospitals of Geneva where he makes patient informative videos for the WebTV of HUG. Franck develops quality Social Media content for the Geneva Hospitals, particularly patient information, with some great successes.
Andrew Schorr - Patient PowerAndrew Schorr is Board Chair of the Patient Empowerment Network. An American and medical journalist living in Barcelona, he has been in remission from CLL since 2001 after participating in a successful phase II clinical trial. In 2012, he was diagnosed with a second cancer, myelofibrosis, and leads a normal life thanks to a new, targeted oral therapy. Andrew, a co-founder of Healthtalk.com and PatientPower.info, has been a leader in patient education since 1984. He is passionate in his belief that online programs, produced with integrity, can bring the latest information to the most remote cancer patients to help them feel part of a community and to gain access to treatments that will greatly improve their cancer journey.
Michael Seres - ePatientA healthcare social media speaker, adviser, and author born in London, Michael was diagnosed at 12 with Crohn's Disease. He studied law & politics at LSE before surgery interrupted his studies. After 20 operations and intestinal failure, Michael underwent a rare small bowel transplant in the UK. Prior to transplant, Michael started blogging. His blog is now the official patient blog of the Intestinal Transplant Association. Michael serves on the executive committee of Oxford Transplant Foundation. He is the patient spokesperson for national quality food standards in NHS hospitals. Michael builds online patient communities through social media. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/bdoneglobalfamily/) and launched the #IBDChat. He's a patient ambassador for The Patient Association, runs the patient strand of NHSSM, is a patient scholar at Stanford Medicine X and a UK Ambassador for Doctors 2.0 & You!
Denise Silber - Doctors 2.0 & YouDenise Silber, founder of Doctors 2.0 & You conferences, is an international digital health expert with a mission to improve life for patients. Denise created some of the earliest medical web sites and internet training courses in Europe. She participated in working groups regarding ethics and quality on several continents. Basil Strategies, the company she founded in 2001, co-launched the first Health 2.0 conference outside the U.S., in Paris in 2010. A Smith College graduate and Harvard MBA, Denise was named to the Legion of Honor, France's highest civil decoration, for her work in advancing international eHealth. Denise also teaches Digital Health at Essec Business School. Her publications are listed on Google Scholar and she is a Healthcare Social Media influencer.
Brandi Sinkfield - Stanford Anesthesia, Informatics, and Media LabBrandi Sinkfield enjoys practicing anesthesiology and is the 2014-2015 Stanford Fellow in digital health sponsored by the Anesthesia, Informatics, and Media Lab. Under the advisement of Drs. Larry Chu and Bassam Kadry, she shares the Medicine X vision of exploring healthcare innovation through collaboration and empowerment of patients. She has seen Silicon Valley’s new trends in digital health while assessing their use in healthcare ecosystems with unique needs. Additionally, she has had hands-on experience in the innovation process through her coursework at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where key survival steps applicable to all early stage ventures are taught.
Nicolas Terry, LLM - McKinney School of LawNicolas Terry is the Hall Render Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he serves as Director of the Hall Center for Law and Health. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Terry’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of medicine, law, and information technology. He serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Health IT Policy Committee’s Consumer Workgroup. One of the permanent bloggers at Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health, his recent publications are available at http://ssrn.com/author=183691
Rémy Teston - SanofiRémy Teston is in digital marketing at Sanofi France, working on multichannel deployment. He accompanies marketing teams in their digital initiatives. He is also invested in digital health and eHealth with his personal blog Buzz-eSante.com and the co-management of the Club Digital Santé Think Tank #hcsmeufr.
Alan Thomas - ePatient Advocate AtaxiaAlan Thomas hails from Carmarthenshire in West Wales. He is an ePatient advocate for Ataxia, a rare disease, meaning "lack of order". People with Ataxia have issues with movement, balance, speech. That hasn't stopped the amazing Alan from being an active organizer and our most active Tweeter during Doctors 2.0 & You 2014. He will be back with us in 2015, as a speaker, to talk about the use of social media by patients to further engage and develop their expertise. Alan is coordinating the establishment of a patient led organization in Wales.
Paul Tunnah - PharmaphorumPaul Tunnah is the CEO and Founder of pharmaphorum media. He received both an MA in Biochemistry and DPhil in Biological Sciences from Oxford University. Prior to founding pharmaphorum media, Paul has a strong background in early research, commercial pharmaceutical consulting, digital media and content marketing. He has written and produced numerous articles and reports / white papers during his career, is regarded as a key industry advisor on social media communication and has developed pharmaphorum media into a globally recognized industry brand, engaging with senior industry executives on key issues and connecting them with external thought leaders.
Margot Vanfleteren - MarjoreMargot Vanfleteren started her journey as patient advocate and entrepreneur when she was two and a half years old. She got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes made her clear that change depends on only one person, yourself. The healthcare industry and this serendipitous occurrence had a deep influence on her vision for healthcare practice. When she won the Lions Young Ambassador Award she got the chance to take a stand for diabetes and support change. Her aim is to improve patient’s healthcare experience and the social awareness of diabetes. Margot is Lions Young Ambassador, Young Leader in diabetes and Founder of Marjore.
Vincent Varlet - Novartis + UDA + IsidoreEmergency Doctor and MBA graduate, Vincent Varlet is both Executive Director for Marketing and Communication at Novartis Pharma in France, and a volunteer for causes relating to children with chronic conditions. Vincent promotes innovative communication that will enhance the dissemination of information regarding the quality of life and physician-patient relationships. Since the mid-90s, he became involved in new technologies in multi-channel communication, paving the way for innovation in a conservative pharmaceutical industry.