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Tuesday, February 5 • 14:00 - 15:15
#SAT1: WHO Signature Session: Putting Reliance into Practice: WHO’s Activities on Regulatory Systems Strengthening

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Emer Cooke, MBA, MSc


Opening Keynote
Mike Ward

Experience from European System – A Model for LMICs
Thomas Senderovitz, DrMed, MD

Virginia Lee Acha, PhD, MSc

Petra Doerr, PharmD, RPh

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Virginia Acha

Global Lead, Global Regulatory Policy, MSD, United Kingdom
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 recently joined MSD to lead regulatory policy efforts for innovation that will lead to better... Read More →
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Emer Cooke

Director of Regulation of Medicines and other Health Technologies, World Health Organization (WHO)
Emer Cooke was appointed as Head of Regulation of Medicines and other Health Technologies with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in Nov. 2016. In this role, Ms. Cooke is responsible for leading WHO's global work on regulation of health technologies (medicines, vaccines... Read More →
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Petra Doerr

Deputy Executive Director, Swissmedic
Since January 2014 Head of Communication and Networking and Deputy Executive Director at Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products. Oversees the international cooperation with other agencies and international organisations. Member of the ICH Management Committee & Vice-chair... Read More →
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Thomas Senderovitz

Chair of HMA Management Group; Director General, Danish Medicines Agency
Thomas Senderovitz took over as Director General of the Danish Medicines Agency on 1 April 2016. His career includes more than 20 years working with medicinal products and he has held several senior positions in international biopharmaceutical Companies. He previously worked at the... Read More →
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Mike Ward

Coordinator, Regulatory Systems Strengthening, EMP, World Health Organization (WHO)
Mike Ward is Coordinator of the Regulatory System Strengthening Team, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Technologies, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, WHO Headquarters; he joined WHO as the Coordinator, Prequalification Team, in this same Department. He previously... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 CET
DIAlogue Space Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 1220 Vienna Austria
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