Speakers Doctors 2.0 & You 2015

Very proud of our 2015 speakers: all digital health innovators — patients, physicians, start-ups, corporate, government…

Carole Avril - Fédération Française des Diabétiques

Carole Avril is managing director of the Fédération Française des Diabétiques, serving nearly 4 millions persons with diabetes and including 104 local associations in France. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families and to prevent the risk of diabetes and its complications.  Carole Avril managed the "AllôDiabète" platform and was Project manager for the Federation's peer to peer program led by Expert Patients.  Carole feels strongly that patients and the Fédération Française des Diabétiques have a role to play in the digital health revolution and thus co-organized the first Diabète 2.0 morning conference with Doctors 2.0 & You. She also participates in thought groups on telemedicine and eHealth.


Ellis Bartholomeus - Wonderland

Ellis Bartholomeus started her career as a industrial designer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Via signage design, graphic, web and interaction design she became a game designer and created serious games for ten years with Laika.nl. Gaming appeared to be the ultimate medium for clients to get a message to their users. In 2010 she became  a member of the G-motiv team at TU Delft,  involved in  behaviour research  using game elements. This year Ellis is involved with The Dutch Creative Industries knowledge and innovation network Click|NL for building bridges between science and the game industry. She works fulltime in Wonderland, learning about play and motivation.


Samantha Beneyto - Expanscience

Samantha Beneyto worked for 12 years in major web agencies, defining  global on-line brand strategies. She joined Laboratoires Expanscience in 2008 to lead the digital transformation of the company and its portfolio. As its International Digital Director, Samantha built the team that helps her define and deploy the digital strategy and services regarding osteoathrtis; the most recent service is Arthrocoach.com. She also heads up Mustela  e-marketing and e-commerce for headquarters, subsidiairies and distributors.



Twitter: @itsthebunk

Liza Bernstein - ePatient

Liza 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 - Expanscience

Jean-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.


BESLAY Nathalie

Nathalie Beslay - Law Firm owner

As 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.


Christine photo prof 2

Twitter: @Tinaburger

Christine Bienvenu - ePatient - seinplement-romandes.ch

Christine Bienvenu is a two time TNBC (triple negative breast cancer) survivor ePatient, based in French-speaking Switzerland. She is 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 breast cancer. Canadian born bilingual, she is a social media and online community consultant. Christine launched the Facebook group Aspie Romandie in 2008 for French speaking Switzerland, after her eldest son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.



Twitter: @DhBismuth

David-Henri Bismuth - Glass Camp

David-Henri Bismuth is in charge of Lab innovation at Nijii agency and president of the GlassCamp association. The association, specialized in Wearable Computing, organizes Meetups and other activities with a growing community of tech addicts. An adept of digital health, David-Henri does research with hospitals on the use of these digital tools for patients and physicians. He and his colleague will be demoing objects including the Apple Watch.


Veronica Bluguermann - Living Labs Global

Veronica 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.


BOCAS Joao 2015

Twitter: @SelfCareGuru

Joao Bocas - The SelfCare People

Joao Bocas is the Chief Wellness Officer at The SelfCare People, has more than 20 years of experience in sport, health and wellness industry. His passion for wellness and SelfCare is contagious. He also possesses a wide range of academic, professional and vocational sports and wellness qualifications to reinforce his commitment to others. From mental health to community resilience, he has led projects with a hands on approach. He has been invited to join the Management Board of Brighton YMCA, a housing association charity caring about community wellbeing.


Isabelle Bocher-Pianka - Ipsen

Isabelle Bocher-Pianka has over 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries, leading crossfunctional and country teams across the globe. As Senior Vice President Global Neurology Franchise, her role is to drive the Neurology franchise portfolio and brand strategies and to guide their execution to better serve unmet medical needs.


Andrea Borondy Kitts - Lung Cancer Advocate

Andrea 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.
Eric de Branche

Twitter: @leemfrance

Eric de Branche - LEEM

A graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP) and the Centre de Formation des Journalistes (CFJ), Eric de Branche began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, before specializing in communication. Eric has acquired a very diverse and rich experience, thanks to management positions at Strategies, Hewlett Packard, Compagnie Général de Bâtiment et de Construction,  Stade de France for the launch of the new stadium in time for the 1998 World Cup, Cegetel, SFR,  and the French Association of Mobile Operators, before joining the LEEM, French pharma trade association in 2010. The LEEM regroups 270 members who employ 100 000 people in France.  


Carlo Caballero, MD

Twitter: @carvicab

Carlo Caballero-Uribe - Universidad del Norte

Dr. Carlo Caballero-Uribe 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.



Twitter: @Renalooo

Yvanie Caillé - Renaloo

Yvanie Caillé founded Renaloo.com in 2002, an online community of patients and their relatives devoted to kidney disease, transplants, dialysis. Renaloo is now a patient association attached to quality of care issues, including “health democracy” with the aim of bettering the care and lives of patients concerned by kidney disease. In 2009, Yvanie and colleagues began to bring together doctors, patients and public health stakeholders through the think tank "A Transplant Tomorrow.” Renaloo has impacted changes in bioethic laws and other important aspects of public health and policy, such as the living donor. Yvanie is also author or co-author of articles and books.



Twitter: @face_sa

Vanessa Carter - Patient Advocacy: Facial Difference

Vanessa 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.  


Chu Larry 2015

Twitter: @LarryChu

Larry Chu - Stanford Medicine x

Dr. 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.



Twitter: @andreasdam

Andreas Dam - Daman

After studies in Computer Science at the Technical University of Denmark, Andreas spent 6 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Novartis and Sandoz. Alongside he founded Daman, a digital agency specialized in health. As CEO of Daman, he is leading a team working on a broad range of innovative digital marketing and health services. Recognized as one of the pioneers in digital health in the Nordic countries, Andreas is passionate about leveraging the opportunities with digital technologies to improve health. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and taking mindfulness sessions.


DARMON Andre 2015

André Darmon - Strategik + Numerik

André Darmon is owner and CEO of Strategik and Numerik. He is partner and co-founder of Indigenus HealthCare Communication Network.


Norrie Dargo, Gepetto Avatars

Twitter: @ndaroga

Norrie Daroga - Gepetto Avatars

Norrie 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.  


delavault patrick

Twitter: @IpsenGroupFR

Patrick Delavault - Ipsen

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Global Medical & Regulatory Sciences at Ipsen, Patrick Delavault is a Medical Doctor (MD-Summa Cum Laude) with a degree from ESSEC business school. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry since 1991, holding various clinical and translational research leadership positions. Patrick Delavault joined Ipsen in 2003 and was promoted Chief Medical Officer in 2011. His responsibilities now cover the Global Medical Community, Global Regulatory Affairs, Global Pharmacovigilance and Publications groups. Patrick is a Member of: the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Drug International Association, and the National Academy of Pharmacy in France.


DILLHYON Michael 2015

Twitter: @swissgator

Michael Dillhyon - VitalConnect

Prior to joining Vital Connect as President, Vital Connect Europe, Michael Dillhyon was the Founder/CEO of Geneva-based healthbank, a citizen-owned, global open health data cooperative.  In 2013, Michael was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for SystemsX, Switzerland’s largest (800M CHF) early stage life sciences fund, and served as a mentor for the ETH Entrepreneurship Lab. Prior to 2013, Michael served as Chairman of Genebio, a bioinformatics software firm, and sat on the Strategic Advisory Committee for HealthTIES, an EU-backed consortium of four of Europe’s top regions in biosciences, medical technology and health entrepreneurship.  Before moving to Switzerland in 2004, Michael co-founded two US-based firms: Netelligent Corporation and ActiveObjects, where he held the roles of President, Chairman and CEO respectively.


Mette Dyhrberg - MyMee

Mette 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.



Twitter: @jbbc

Marie Ennis-O’Connor

Marie 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.


François Germain-Lacour - Glass Camp

Innovation consultant at Niji agency for the past six years, François Germain-Lacour is an officer at Glass Camp organization, organizing events regarding connected glasses and virtual reality. His passion for these new interfaces leads him to accompany new projects, and to host meetings that explain and help promote the use of these new tools.



Twitter: @creakyjoints

Seth Ginsberg - Creakyjoints

Seth 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

Twitter: @givoly

Tal Givoly - medivizor.com

Tal  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.



Twitter: @infosegs

Jose M Guerrero - infoseg

Jose M Guerrero is the founder and CEO of Infoseg, a company dedicated to research and development of mind mapping automation applications. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the IQS Spain and a BSc in Mathematics from The Open University UK. He has a background in biostatistics, medical diagnosis by computer, and software development in the Insurance, Banking, Pharma and Healthcare industries. Jose has authored the book “Introduction to the Applications of Mind Mapping in Medicine” http://amzn.to/1FJEDHw. He is pioneering the use of mind mapping automation in Healthcare.


Alexane Gurwic Testimonial

Twitter: @Roche_com

Alexane Gurwic - Roche

Pharmacist by training, Alexane Gurwic has 10 years' experience in Digital Marketing in Pharma first in France and now with Roche in Basel where is on an international team. Alexane is an accomplished fencer.

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 UK

Leslie 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.



Erard de Hemricourt - Esperity

Erard de Hemricourt is a specialist in Nuclear Medicine from the University of Brussels. After a short passage through the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in 1994, he graduated from Nuclear Medicine in 2000. Through his practice he has gained experience with cancer patients understanding their needs. Erard is also a medical writer for the broad public.


Hixson photo

John Hixson - VA Medical Center (SFO) and UCSF

John 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

Twitter: @EvertH

Evert Hoogendoorn - IJsfontein

Evert 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.


Sami Junnah

Twitter: @_Junnah

Sami Al hussayen - Junnah

Eng. Sami Alhussayen is a Saudi Engineer and serial IT entrepreneur,  with a Computer Engineering B.S. from King Saud University in 1992, a Masters in Computer Science from Paul State University in 1997 and was an all-but disseration PhD candidate in Information Security at University of Idaho in 2002. Sami has been a General Manager and CIO for IT Infrastructure and Information Security at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in Saudi Arabia. Sami has started a series of successful IT startups, including an electronic book store (Almawrid), the Arabic MOOC platforms Rwaq and Maharah, and recently an online health and wellness platform (Junnah).


Iris Thiele Isip Tan - #HealthXPH + University of the Philippines Medical Informatics Unit

Dr. 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.



Twitter: @EsanumFrance

El Mehdi Jadoual - Esanum

Graduate of the Paris I Sorbonne University in 2009, El Mehdi moved to Berlin where he started work as a PR and social marketing consultant. El Mehdi worked on paneuropean projects with such clients as the European Commission, various international institutions and diverse political organizations. In 2010 he started his collaboration with Esanum as consultant for all their communication matters. Subsequently, he joined Esanum in 2011, with the objective of making Esanum’s French subsidiary, esanum.fr, as successful as esanum.de


Jeannot 2 Couleur

Twitter: @jgjeannot

Jean Gabriel Jeannot

Dr. 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.chCabinetMedical.chMoteur-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.


Claire Kamoun - MedClinik

Claire Kamoun has a background in public health intervention design. She has extensive experience in patient-centered behavioral interventions in patient associations, international NGOs and in the healthcare setting. Her specialty is in harnessing the eHealth opportunity to deliver interventions creating a sustainable shift in health behavior.  She is leading the launch and ongoing research and development efforts behind TAVIERX, VirtualNurseTM Platform for treatment adherence,  She was formerly international product manager in virology diagnostics and business development manager France-Switzerland at the France-Swiss Chamber of Commerce. Claire's degrees are: B.Sc. MA, Public Health Communication Master


Bernadette Keefe

Twitter: @nxtstop1

Bernadette Keefe

Dr.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 XL

Twitter: @health_xl

Martin Kelly, - Health XL

While 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.


Peter Kirk

Twitter: @sermo

Peter Kirk - Sermo

Peter Kirk is the CEO of SERMO. Since launching the company in 2000, Peter has grown the organization into an enterprise with close to 300 employees in 10 global offices and a global network of close to two million healthcare professionals.  Under Peter’s leadership, SERMO membership has increased 100 percent year over year, and the social community now has over 343,000 physicians from over 90 different specialties and sub-specialties—approximately 40% of all U.S. physicians.  Peter holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School.



Twitter: @yvesir

Yves Lavail - Bristol-Myers Squibb

MBA and a graduate of the General Management Program at INSEAD, Yves Lavail has more than 25 years experience in the Pharma Industry in France, Germany, Europe and International (BMS, Takeda,...). He has worked across different franchises ( Oncology, Virology, Immunology, CNS, ... ) and has been a member of large management teams. As Executive Director for Commercial Operations Europe at BMS, Yves has been in charge of driving customer experience, digital strategy and multi-channel as well as CRM and Insight generation. He is the director of the YvesLavail.com blog and member of different ThinkTanks (IES-MEDEF, ...).



Twitter: @umanlife

Aymeric Legrand - umanlife

After legal and business management studies (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University/EDHEC Business School), Aymeric started work as a financial analyst and a consultant.
Attracted to entrepreneurship and operational work, he joined the  Umanlife  team as a Project Manager at the beginning of 2014. He is now Umanlife's Chief Operating Officer.



Elie Lobel - ASIP

Elie 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.

http:// www.esante.gouv.fr

Jan Loh

Twitter: @Medexo_GmbH

Jan-Christoph Loh - Medexo

Dr. 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.


Meg Maley - Can Surround

Meg is an oncology nurse whose career has been devoted to improving cancer care. A serial entrepreneur, she has founded, owned, operated and sold oncology health care companies. Meg’s first company, OncologyCare Home Health delivered hands on care for almost 17 years and now helps other home health providers to implement cancer specialty programs. Passionate about guiding people toward healing choices, Meg currently serves as a Co-Founder and CEO of CanSurround, a technology startup solely focused on reducing emotional distress and building resilience during the cancer journey.


MALPANI Dr Aniruddha - 2015

Twitter: @malpani

Aniruddha Malpani - Health Library

Dr 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.


Laurence Marchal - Expanscience

After her doctorate in parasitology in 2000 at Institut Pasteur, Laurence Marchal worked in both internal and digital communication at the Institut. Since 2012, she is Digital Manager in the e-Strategy Department at Laboratoires Expanscience, where she works on both professional and patient services. Laurence also managers social media for Arthrolink and Expanscience. The latest digital service she manages is Arthrocoach.com for patients with osteoarthritis.



Twitter: @GioMarsi

Giovanna Marsico - Cancer Contribution

A 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.



Twitter: @hepatoweb

Didier Mennecier - Hepatoweb.com

A hospital Gastroenterologist and specialist in addiction therapy, Dr Mennecier left clinical pratice in 2014 to work in IT. A pioneer in eHealth and mHealth, he developed in 2000, Hepatoweb, a health literacy tool to compliment the consultation and the patient, physician, internet relationship. As of 2013, he created iPhone and iPad applications that have won various prizes in France. Didier is a member of various prestigious health and medical organizations. His blog is MedecinGeek.com



Twitter: @doctolib

Julien Meraud - doctolib

Julien Meraud, Director of Marketing, 29 years old, has a multidisciplinary background in retention marketing, user experience and data analysis, and previous experiences in Tesco, eBay, P & G and Rakuten in London and Paris. He has a bachelor's degree in statistics and a masters degree in marketing from ESSEC.


Merret Geraldine 2015

Géraldine Merret - Mutualité

Geraldine Merret works in digital communication at the  French Mutualité. Details to come
Berci Mesko

Twitter: @Berci

Bertalan Mesko - Webicina

Bertalan 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.


Moyne Arnould 2015

Twitter: @linkfluence

Arnould Moyne - Linkfluence

Chief product officer at Linkfluence. After 15 years of experience as Marketing Director for digital products, he has also been associate Chairman for The Financial Markets Network, FinRoad.com.



Thierry Ondet - HRA

Thierry Ondet is  Global Director for Endocrinology/Rare Diseases Business Unit at HRA Pharma. He focuses on developing specific business models, leading innovation and driving product development with the ambition to make meaningful health solutions (including digital) broadly accessible to rare disease patients, doctors and carers. THierry previously worked at FERRING where he championed the global launch of a prostate cancer treatment while strengthening the uro-oncology portfolio. He also spent several years at BMS EMEA where he lead the Oncology, Virology and Anti-infective portfolios for the Africa Division before launching an innovative HIV-AIDS treatment in Europe. Thierry has a B.S. in Pharmacy  and an Executive MBA from EMLYON Business School.


Thierry Oquidam - Enabling the Future

Thierry 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.


Fabrice Pakin

Twitter: @ignilife

Fabrice Pakin - Ignilife

Fabrice is the founder of Ignilife a web and mobile health prevention platform made to empower and engage people to make healthier lifestyle choices. Fabrice also created in his previous experience at GFI an innovation Lab focused in mobile and contactless technologies. The Lab has been selected to deploy the first NFC museum visit in France (MAMAC in Nice). Previously, Fabrice successfully started and sold a software publishing company named Magellan Multimidia in Brazil.



Twitter: @nicopeju

Nicolas Peju - ARS ile-de-France

Nicolas Péju is the cabinet director to the head of the Paris region Health Agency (ARS Ile-de-France), former Minister Claude Evin. Nicolas has the title of “hospital director” and was the former communications director of the French Federation of Hospitals as well as strategic advisor to the head of the Paris hospital system. Nicolas is a graduate of France’s Public Health School, EHESP and has a law degree.



Twitter: @360_medical

Clothilde Petit - 360 Medical

Clothilde Petit is COO of 360 Medical. Grégoire PIGNÉ, étudiant en médecine, pose le diagnostic après ses 35 stages : les médecins sont surchargés, et perdent du temps à rechercher l’information disséminée sur de multiples supports. Il leur manque un outil unique pour rendre accessible simplement les contenus et outils de référence favorisant les bonnes pratiques.Clotilde PETIT, sa soeur diplômée en Management à l’EM Lyon, rejoint ensuite le projet pour sa mise en œuvre ainsi que Romain BRUCKERT, le geek de la bande, sur la partie technique.


Eric Phélippeau - La FNIM

Eric Phelippeau, President of FNIM. After a diploma in applied arts at the Boulle School in France, Eric spent two years as a designer at Carré Noir and Raison Pure before creating Duetto in 1989, now known as BY AGENCY Design. Since 1992, he teaches brand marketing and communication in various Health Communication and Marketing MBA programs. In 2003, he combined brands, marketing and music to create a sound communication agency called By Music with Aurelien Sooukian. In 2004, Alexandre Bruere, strategic planner, joined him to found the BY AGENCY Group, an independent communications group.



Twitter: @didierpittet

Didier Pittet - University of Geneva Hospitals

Professor 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

Twitter: @pointofcare

Sandeep Pulim - AtPointofCare

Sandeep Pulim, MD is the CMIO at @PointofCare which is an IBM Watson Health partner. He is also tEntrepreneur in Residence at Health for America, and Venture partner/Co-Founder of LiftOff Health. He most recently co-founded Health Recovery Solutions, a venture backed startup which created a unique mobile platform to engage patients and their families and connect them with providers in hospitals to reduce CHF readmissions. Sandeep is a mentor at XLerate Health incubator and an advisor at the Blueprint Health accelerator. He has an intimate understanding of how new technologies, mobile apps, and social media are changing the healthcare landscape for patients, providers, payers, and pharma.


Delia Rahal-Lofskog

Delia Rahal Lofskog - CNIL

Delia 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 2015

Twitter: @jurriaanvr

Jurriaan van Rijswijk - Games for Health Europe

Jurriaan van Rijswijk has been an Applied Game Architect for 20 years. He has developed more than 800 applied games and concepts for healthcare professionals,  patients with chronic illnesses, mental and emotional health therapies, lifestyle interventions and rehabilitation.  Many of his games have won awards and/or are clinically validated. Jurriaan is founder and chairman of the Games for Health Europe Foundation, the largest worldwide networking ecosystem of people, companies and institutes for research, development and implementation of games within the health ecosystem. In 2014 Jurriaan won the ICT Personality of the Year Award.


Laurent Schmoll

Laurent Schmoll - NemoHealth

Dr 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.


F. Schneider

Twitter: @fksc_

Franck Schneider - University Hospitals of Geneva

Franck 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.  



Twitter: @andrewschorr

Andrew Schorr - Patient Power

Andrew 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.



Twitter: @mjseres

Michael Seres - ePatient

A 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 & You

Strategic advisor and coach and motivational keynote speaker, Denise Silber is president of Basil Strategies consultants, and founder of the acclaimed patient-included Doctors 2.0 & You conferences. Denise is a rare international digital health expert with a truly global vision and network. A Smith College graduate and Harvard MBA, Denise is a former US Foreign Service Officer and Vice-President in pharma and technology industries. She was named in 2011 to the Legion of Honor, France's highest civil decoration, for her work in advancing international eHealth. Her publications are listed on Google Scholar and she is a Healthcare Social Media influencer.


Brandi Sinkfield - Stanford Anesthesia, Informatics, and Media Lab

Brandi 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.


andrew spong

Twitter: @andrewspong

Andrew Spong - StWem

Andrew Spong, PhD is MD of STweM, a developer of socially enabled healthcare communications. The first UK member of The Walking Gallery and co-author and founding signatory of the Patients Included charter, Andrew is closely associated with the promotion of patient interests. Andrew works to connect all stakeholders in the health conversation as equals in the belief that only when we collectively understand our existing unmet needs will we able to design and deliver better healthcare for all.



Twitter: @jf_suelves

Jean-François Suelves - Novartis

Head of Digital at Novartis France, Digital Marketer and experienced Project Manager with a background in consulting and change management in the pharmaceutical industry. Developer, promoter and implementer of new service areas aligned with core business needs like eDetailing, Mobile and Websites, Social Media and Virtual Meetings (webcasts, webconferencing). Focused on developing specific relationship with healthcare professionals and patients online.


Nicolas Terry

Twitter: @nicolasterry

Nicolas Terry, LLM - McKinney School of Law

Nicolas 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

http:// http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/faculty-staff/profile.cfm?Id=528


Twitter: @rteston

Rémy Teston - Sanofi

Rémy 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

Twitter: @alanroygbiv

Alan Thomas - ePatient Advocate Ataxia

Alan 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

Paul Tunnah - Pharmaphorum

Paul 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.


Pr Guy Vallancien

Twitter: @gvallancien

Guy Vallancien - EEC

Urologist and surgeon,  professor at  Université Paris Descartes, cancer specialist, consultant at Institut  Montsouris. Member of the French National Academy of Surgery, correspondent of the French National Academy of Medicine, former general secretary of the French Urology Association, former treasurer of the International Urology Society. Author  of 300 scientific publications. Founder and president of the European School of Surgery  (2001), of the Convention on Health Analysis and Management (CHAM) 2009. Founder and member of the Cercle Santé Société (2006). Chargé de mission and rapporteur at the French Ministry of Health (2002-2012).
Margot Vanfleteren

Twitter: @MargotVF

Margot Vanfleteren - Marjore

Margot 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.

Twitter: @DrVarlet

Vincent Varlet - Novartis + UDA + Isidore

Emergency 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.

Michael A. Weiss - HospitalPatient.com

Michael A. Weiss, Esq., MBA is a “Professional Patient,” by virtue of his 30-year battle with the chronic, auto-immune and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), “Crohn’s Disease.”  He is a Crohn’s Disease/chronic illness patient expert, author of the critically-acclaimed book, “Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient” and a globally featured multi-media medical/healthcare journalist as demonstrated by his popular Blog located at HospitalPatient.com. Mr. Weiss recently created a Charitable Foundation, the “Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol,” which is a global Patient-to-Patient “Support” network for people struggling with various forms of IBD. At Doctors 2.0 & You 2015, Michael will record video-interviews from the patient perspective.


Zuniga Nuria 2015

Twitter: @tulupus

Nuria Zuniga - Blogger + Patient Advocate

A blogger since 2012, Nuria, a lupus advocate is always willing to contribute to patient engagement with government organizations, patient associations, the medical community and Society. By writing about what lupus is, how it is treated and how she lives with a chronic disease, she helps other patients and their relatives cope with everyday life. Her articles and public speaking in patient forums and other organization events help put a face on lupus, a disease that affects around 5 million people in the world Nuria speaks up about any issue. Chronic patients need to break stigma and know that they may have an illness but it does not define who they are.  


3 Responses to “Speakers Doctors 2.0 & You 2015”

  1. January 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm, Thomas Schulz said:

    Dear all, is there still a possibility to join the conference as a speaker? Best, Thomas


    • February 01, 2015 at 11:09 pm, Denise Silber said:

      Yes, speaker applications still open.


  2. May 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm, #Doctors20: La relación de las farmas con el paciente | Inicio said:

    […] 5 de junio, tendré el honor de compartir opiniones, puntos de vista y necesidades del paciente con este equipazo de personas que trabajan día a día por el […]


Speak Your Mind