Welcome from the Chair

About the speaker
Dorothee Bartels

Professor Dr. Dorothee Bartels is Head of Global Epidemiology at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany. She got her Masters degree in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and her PhD from Hannover Medical School (German) where she still holds a professorship. In addition she is adjunct professor at McGill University, Canada.

Nigel Hughes

Currently Global Director, Marketing and Health IT Strategy Leader, Janssen Diagnostics BVBA. A former UK NHS healthcare & voluntary sector professional working in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry with a 360° experience in the blood borne virus market based on a professional heritage in the viral hepatitis, liver disease & HIV fields [google “Nigel Hughes + hepatitis” or “Nigel Hughes + liver disease”] spanning thirty years. Formerly working for Roche, Gilead, Novartis, and now Janssen, he is focusing on strategic marketing for new diagnostic solutions for personalized medicine via bio-informatic tools, health information technologies and biomarkers in infectious or chronic diseases. In particular leading health information technology strategy for clinical registry and electronic health record implementation and expansion in the United States, Europe and wider, as well as working to develop overarching responses to the need for real world data in Pharma. Married with two adult siblings, he lives in Belgium, in the countryside with his wife and ten cats.

Stefano Viaggi

Stefano is Director of Marketing and Real World Data Solutions at MediData Observational Research, a company focused on observational research for the life sciences and specialized in the design and management of multicenter, international observational studies and patients registries. With a special talent for innovation and strategic thinking, Stefano has been working in the pharmaceutical sector for over 25 years, providing statistical/epidemiological consultancy and project design for multinational pharmaceutical companies, Clinical Research Organizations and CME providers. He holds a university degree in Statistics at the University of Padua, is co-author of several clinical research and epidemiologic papers and has a special interests in forecasting and collective intelligence.

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