Mieke Borgs – Global Head Clinical Document Governance and Management, GDO Trial Management
Mieke has over 20 years of experience in global clinical trial management. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. She started her career in 1996 at Janssen Research Foundation (J&J) in Beerse, Belgium, as a CRA. She then moved to Novartis Switzerland in 1998 to take on the role of Clinical Research Scientist. In 2001, Mieke joined F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Basel where she held various roles with increasing responsibilities in the field of Clinical Operations. Mieke re-joined Novartis Basel in 2010 and has since then been working in various roles in Trial Management. As of 2017, Mieke has taken on the role of Global Head Clinical Document Governance and Management.
Martina Duevel – Systems Excellence Project Leader
Martina Duevel has almost 20 years of pharma experience. In her current role as Systems Excellence Project Leader at Bayer she is responsible for eTMF Innovation and its integration into the R&D system landscape and involved in other projects driving digitisation. In 2015 she lead the implementation of Bayer's eTMF and subsequently headed the maturation program.
Martina has started her Industry career in Clinical Quality Assurance where she worked as an auditor for studies, vendors, and systems, as trainer of auditors and as internal GCP consultant for process changes, inspections, and SOP development. In 2008 she moved into Clinical Project Management were she was overseeing operations for clinical development projects in oncology and diagnostic imaging from early planning through submission and inspection. In 2014/15 she led a group of clinical trial coordinators and clinical records coordinators managing study TMFs.
Martina has studied Biochemistry and earned a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) from Free University Berlin and worked in several research institutions were she gained her first GxP experience. She is a certified Project Manager as well. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, singing in a choir, and gardening.
Director, Medicines Quality Organisation – International- ELI LILLY
Lucy Hampshire – Director, Medicines Quality Organisation – International
Lucy has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 2001 and is a Quality Director in the Medicines Quality Organisation division of Eli Lilly and Company Limited. Lucy leads teams providing country level quality oversight for activities relating to medical, regulatory and safety across EMEA, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Lucy started her career in industry in pharmacovigilance before moving into a quality oversight role. Lucy provides leadership and expertise in medical and pharmacovigilance quality systems, ensuring the update of processes impacted by EU GvP and GCP. Lucy has a vast experience in GvP inspections and since the beginning of 2015 took on quality oversight responsibilities for clinical activities, hosting a recent MHRA Sponsor and Site GCP inspection as well as providing leadership for other European GCP inspections.
Lucy has a BSc in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) and obtained an MSc Clinical Microbiology from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Lucy previously trained as a clinical scientist researching antimicrobial resistance before moving into the pharmaceutical industry.
Wendy Koç is Senior Manager at Gilead Sciences International, based in the UK. She has 23 years of experience in pharma GCP compliance. During this time she has covered every aspect of clinical trials, worked in both Pharma, CRO and as a consultant.
Karen Roy has been responsible for the development of the TMF business at Phlexglobal since 2007, with a focus on creating solutions for our Clients’ TMF challenges. She started in Business Development, moving to Client Solutions, and now her focus is on strategy. In her role as CSO, she leads all Phlexglobal partnering across the clinical space, has key strategic input into the development of our eTMF, PhlexEview and serves as a Board member.
Karen was also responsible for the development of the TMF Reference Model, an industry driven initiative to standardize the content, naming and structure of Trial Master Files. She still chairs the management of the Model – a Model used by the vast majority of Pharmaceutical companies and CROs.
Karen graduated as a Pharmacist in South Africa and entered the Pharmaceutical Industry working for Eli Lilly in Sales. In 1992, she moved into Clinical Research in the UK with Chiltern International, initially managing the Clinical Development Department. Latterly she started up and globally managed a novel group, EDC Solutions, before joining Phlexglobal.
Vittoria Sparacio – Head, Clinical Documentation Operations, R&D Projects, Clinical Platforms and Sciences
Vittoria Sparacio heads up the Clinical Documentation group at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals R&D and leads the electronic Trial Master Files implementation program. In her role, she provides strategic direction for evolving the clinical document management space in GSK Pharmaceuticals R&D.
Vittoria previously held clinical research and document management roles at GSK Biologicals, Novartis, Chiron, MSD, and ICON beginning in 2001.
Vittoria established the electronic TMF system and set new processes and standards that transformed document management and archiving capabilities for Novartis Vaccines clinical development. She also led inspection readiness program, clinical operational excellence initiatives and was an early member of the TMF Reference Model working group.
Vittoria is a speaker and advisory board member for TMF conferences and seminars and is a faculty member of the Master Program in Vaccinology & Pharmaceutical Clinical Development from the University of Siena, Italy since 2009. Vittoria holds a master’s in biochemistry & molecular biology from the University of Pisa and had basic research experience in molecular genetics and immunology at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute of Stockholm, Sweden.
Head of Clinical Operations and Data Management- CANCER RESEARCH UK
Stephen Nabarro – Head of Clinical Operations and Data Management
CANCER RESEARCH UK
Stephen Nabarro has 15 years experience in oncology research and drug development. He completed a PhD in paediatric oncology at University College London, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. In 2007 Steve joined Cancer Research UK, the largest funder of cancer research in Europe. In his role as Head of Clinical Operations and Data Management in the CRUK Centre for Drug Development his team have successfully adopted a risk based monitoring approach, implemented EDC and eTMF systems to improve quality and operational efficiency, and they are currently exploring novel approaches to patient involvement in clinical trials.
Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations- BIOGEN
Jane Twitchen – Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations
Jane is currently Associate Director, Systems and Operations for Biogen Idec’s Knowledge, Records and Information Strategies team. In this role, Jane is responsible for the implementation, enhancements and oversight of Biogen’s eTMF repositories and manages associated, peripheral operations. Jane is currently focussed on the successful integration of Biogen’s eTMF with their Strategic Partner’s system.
Jane holds a BSc in medical physics and a postgraduate certificate in management. Her 17+ year career has involved the delivery of complex global technology solutions, and has included stops at Covance, SAS and several software companies that provided services to the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Biogen Idec, Jane worked for six years at Phlexglobal, initially leading the Project Management team implementing eTMF solutions and overseeing the delivery of a range of TMF QC, Remediation and Migration Projects. Her most recent role at Phlexglobal was Head of Quality, where she focused on optimizing Phlexglobal’s eTMF quality processes and workflows. Jane also remains an active member of the TMF Reference Model Quality and Metrics subcommittee.
Principal Competency Development Specialist- NOVO NORDISK
Anne-Mette Varney – Principal Competency Development Specialist
Anne-Mette Varney is working as a Principal Competency Development Specialist and TMF Process Manager within Trial Management Anchor, Clinical Operations at Novo Nordisk A/S where she is responsible for building the TMF maintenance organisation in a global environment and for driving the TMF strategy and collaborate cross functional. Since 2012 she has been LoB PM in TMF Improvement Project optimising the TMF process and Inspection Readiness, supported a TMF IT Project as TMF process expert, conducted pilot on centralised QC and oversight, and leading the change process implementation in the global organisation. As background Anne-Mette holds a bachelor in Nursing and worked as a nurse for several years before moving to Pharmaceutical industry in 2000. During the past 18 years she has been working within Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Project and Program Management in CRO, and Clinical Operations as Senior International Trial Manager and TMF Process Manager.
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