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Special Guests

EU

Isidro Laso Ballesteros

Cabinet Expert Commissioner Gabriel for Innovation, research, Education, culture and Youth
European Commission

Speakers, 24 September

United Kingdom

Dr. Virginia Acha

Associate Vice President – Global Lead, Global Regulatory Policy
Merck

Belgium

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems
EFPIA

Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Radka Argirova

Virologist, Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital
Chairperson of the Bulgarian Association for Medical Virology

USA

Jonathan Arnold

Vice President, Head of Oncology and Precision Diagnostics (OPDx)
QIAGEN

United Kingdom

Gary Ashford

Partner
Harbottle and Lewis LLP, Chartered Tax Adviser

USA

Ella Balasa

Patient Advocate, Speaker, Writer, and Microbiology Lab Manager

Germany

Michael Byczkowski

Vice president and Global Lead of the Industry Business Unit Healthcare Providers
SAP SE

France

Dr. Nadia Cheaib

Global Health Social & Philanthropist Entrepreneur / Chairwoman, President and CEO of Clingroup / President Hope MCF / President Health Commission, French Chamber Egypt / Ambassador at Egypt International Health Congress

The Netherlands

Jonathan Clark

Independent advisor on strategy and innovation
Founder at Jonathan Clark & Partners B.V.

Bulgaria

Vladimir Danailov

Executive Director, Member of the Management Board
Fund of Funds in Bulgaria (FMFIB)

Bulgaria

Deyan Denev

Director
Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPHARM Bulgaria)

Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Asen Dudov

President of the Bulgarian Cancer Scientific Society (BCSS)
Medical Director and Head of Medical Oncology Department, Acibadem City Clinic Mladost

Denmark

Bogi Eliasen

Director of Healt
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Head of Denmark Unit at International Network of UNESCO Chair in Bioetics

United Arab Emirates

Paul Epping

Serial Enterpreneur, Co-founder and Chairman
XPONENTIALEQ AND FUTURIST

Bulgaria

Dr. Evgeni Evgeniev

Research Attaché
Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union

Bulgaria, The Netherlands

Liliya Evtimova-Tichev

Validation/Qualification Engineer for Quality Assurance
Lonza, Netherlands

France

Nico Forraz, Dr.

Founding Director and CEO
CTI-Biotech Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France

United Kingdom

Andrew Fried

Healthcare and Life Sciences, Industry Leader
IBM Europe

Bulgaria

Dr. Stanimir Hasardzhiev

Secretary General - Patient Access Partnership (PACT) / Secretary General - CEE4HEALTH / Chairperson - National Patient Organisation (NPO) / Chairperson - Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED)

United Kingdom

Clare Huntington

Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
PharmaLex

United Kingdom

Paul Jones

Global Lead for Population Genomics
Illumina, UK

Bulgaria

Prof. Radka Kaneva, PhD

Executive Manager of Molecular Medicine Center at Medical University of Sofia
Member of BAPEMED Executive Board

Belgium

Elli Karagianni

SNE/ Scientific Project Officer
Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 JU

Singapore

Alexander Lezhava, PhD

Associate Director, Office of Strategic Alliances & Knowledge Management, Genome Institute of Singapore
Senior Group Leader, Translational Research Group, Genome Institute of Singapore

Bulgaria / USA

Dr. Lazar Mandinov

Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular
Parexel International

France

Colin McGuckin, Prof. Dr.

Founding Director, Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
CTI-Biotech Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France

Canada

Prof. Daniel Mueller, MD, PhD

Head, Pharmacogenetics Research Clinic and Staff Psychiatrist, Genaral Adult Psychiatry, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
Professor at Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology , University of Toronto

Germany

Ilja Nothnagel

Member of the executive board
Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce

Bulgaria

Plamen Peev

Co-Founder of Synerhub London
Business Development Manager at EnterCRM

Bulgaria

Аli Pirzada, MD

Head of Forensic and Integrity Services in Bulgaria, N. Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo
EY

Germany

Martin Pohle

Branch Manager
AmerisourceBergen – World Courier

USA

Daryl Pritchard

Senior Vice President of Science Policy
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC)

Bulgaria

George Robev

Executive Director
Strategic Center for Artificial Intelligence

Israel

Lena Rogovin

Senior Digital Health Analyst and Sector Lead
Start-Up Nation Central

Turkey

Osman Ugur Sezerman

Head of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department
Acibadem Mehme Ali Aydinlar Universitesi

Korea

Jae-Gook Shin, MD, PhD

Chair / Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology
Inje University College of Medicine and Inje University Busan Paik Hospital

Bulgaria

Peter Shopov

Scientific Liaison/Human Genetics
NM Genomix

The Netherlands

Erik Steinfelder

Biobanking Market Development Director
Thermo Fisher Scintific

Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Dobrin Svinarov, MD. PhD, Dr. Med Sc

Head of Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Pharmacology at Alexandrovska University Hospital / Chairman of the Department of Clinical Laboratory and at the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia / President of the Bulgarian Society of Clinical laboratory

Germany

Angela Velkova

Director of Communities and Strategic Relations, EMEA
HIMSS

Mexico / Germany

Diego Zavala

Regional Senior Manager LATAM
PharmaLex

Lithuania

Arunas Zebrauskas

Head of Project Management department
State Research Institute for Innovative Medicine, Lithuania

Bulgaria

Maya Zlatanova

CEO of FindMeCure
Product Master Mind @ TrialHub at FindMeCure

Speakers, 25 September

United Kingdom

Adeyemi Afuwape

Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs CMC
PharmaLex UK

United Kingdom

Alex Blakoe

Chief Operating Office
Cievert

Belgium

Magda Chlebus

Executive Director Science policy & Regulatory affairs
EFPIA

The Netherlands

Jonathan Clark

Independent advisor on strategy and innovation
Founder at Jonathan Clark & Partners B.V.

United Kingdom

Sarah Cooper

Business Development Manager (Commercial)
National Institute for Health Research – Clinical Research Network

United Kingdom

Ann Daly

Professor of Pharmacogenetics at the Faculty of Medical Sciences
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Bulgaria

Kamen Doxev, MD

Country Manager/Regional Director for Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Israel
PSI-CRO

Denmark

Bogi Eliasen

Director of Healt
Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, Head of Denmark Unit at International Network of UNESCO Chair in Bioetics

Germany

Prof. Dr. Alisdair Fernie

Group Leader Central Metabolism
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Romania

Dr. Marius Geanta

Co-Founder & President
InnoMed center for Innovation in Medicine

Bulgaria

Boryana Gerasimova

Healthcare entrepreneur, patient advocate, motivational speaker
Founder of Re:Gena

Bulgaria / Belgium

Violeta Georgieva

Manager Legal Affairs
EuropaBio – the European Association for Bioindustries

Sweden

Fredrik Johansson

Assistant professor
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Germany

Prof. Dr. Astrid Junker

Group Leader 'Acclimation Dynamics and Phenotyping'
Local Coordinator of the German Plant Phenotyping Network

Bulgaria

Prof. Radka Kaneva, PhD

Executive Manager of Molecular Medicine Center at Medical University of Sofia
Member of BAPEMED Executive Board

Sweden

Prof. Graham Kemp

Professor in the Data Science and AI Division
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Austria

Norbert Kreuzinger

Assistant Professor
TU Vienna-Austria, Institute for Water Quality and Resources Management

Bulgaria

Todor Kunchev, MD

Neurologist
Department of Neurology at University Hospital Alexandrovska, Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Gergana Kyosovska-Peshtenska

Project Manager “Personalized Medicine”, Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
Expert “Patient Support Programmes” and Patient Advocate, BAPEMED

Romania

Acad. Prof. Dr. Constantin Mircioiu

Vice-President of National Commission of Bioethics of Drugs and Medical Devices
President of Pharmaceutical Dept. Academy of Medical Sciences, Romania

Germany

Michael Oellerich

Research Professor
George-August University, University Medical Center Goettingen (UMG)

Bulgaria

Assist. Prof. Dr. Veselin Petrov

Chief assistant professor at the Department of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetic
Agricultural University, Plovdiv

United Kingdom

Prof David Rowbotham

Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, University of Leicester
Clinical Director, NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands

Bulgaria

Rado Russev

Water Utility Manager, Entrepreneur and Advisor

Romania

Dr Catalina Sarbu

Director Clinical Operations, Parexel International Romania
Head of the CRO Association in Romania (ACCSCR)

Romania

Cristian Sas

CEO
Sfanta Maria Clinics & Laboratory’s, MedLife Group

Bulgaria

Prof. Ivan Staikov

Head of the Clinic of Neurology and Sleep Medicine
Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital

Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Dobrin Svinarov, MD. PhD, Dr. Med Sc

Head of Clinical Laboratory and Clinical Pharmacology at Alexandrovska University Hospital / Chairman of the Department of Clinical Laboratory and at the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Sofia / President of the Bulgarian Society of Clinical laboratory

Bulgaria / USA

Ivan Ivanov

Clinical Professor at the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

United Kingdom

Naho Yamazaki

Director of Policy and Engagement
Health Research Authority

United Kingdom

Zeb Younes

Director, Regulatory Affairs
PharmaLex UK

Bulgaria

Maya Zlatanova

CEO of FindMeCure
Product Master Mind @ TrialHub at FindMeCure
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