Dr. Virginia Acha

Associate Vice President – Global Lead, Global Regulatory Policy

Merck

Virginia (Ginny) has worked in industry and academia throughout her career, combining interests in science policy research and innovation performance within and across organizations.  She joined MSD in 2017 to lead regulatory policy efforts for innovation that will lead to better treatment for patients globally.  Before joining MSD, Ginny was the senior spokesman for the industry in the UK for research, medical and innovation policy (including BREXIT).  Previously, Ginny worked for Amgen in global regulatory policy and for Pfizer working on policy development in science and innovation in healthcare.

Other speakers in 2020

Germany

Michael Byczkowski

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

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

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
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