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Guest Speakers

The guest speakers at the conference have received international recognition for their work. They come from every discipline and every background to cast new interdisciplinary light on the field of medical drugs.

John Abraham

Professor of Sociology, University of Sussex, England. Dr. John Abraham is co-director of the University’s Centre for Research in Health and Medicine. His many publications include Regulating Medicines in Europe: Competition, Expertise & Public Health (2000). His studies in sociology have led him to focus mainly on analysis of the world pharmaceutical industry.

Bernard Bégaud

Clinical pharmacologist, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Studies, President of Victor Segalen University, Bordeaux 2, France. Dr. Bernard Bégaud is a professor of pharmacology and holds the position of Director of the Drug Monitoring Laboratory of the University of Bordeaux. As one of France’s foremost experts on drug surveillance, he is a member and vice-chair of the national drug-monitoring committee of the French Agency for the Security of Health Products.

Richard Béliveau

As director of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine at Sainte-Justine Hospital and the University of Quebec in Montreal, Dr. Richard Béliveau heads innovative research projects on the development of molecules to treat cancer. Among other subjects, his work deals with the pharmacological value of foods in the prevention and treatment of cancerous tumours.

Jorge Alberto Costa e Silva

Professor of psychiatry and Director of the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Research at New York University in the United States. He has also served as president of the World Psychiatric Association and international director of the Division of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse of the World Health Organization.

Pierre-Yves Crémieux

Managing Principal, Analysis Group, United States, and professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Crémieux’s main achievements are in the fields of health and labour economics, health-service quality and performance, the evaluation of collective agreements and worker income in the wake of restructuring of the healthcare sector, optimizing drug consumption, and medical and professional costs.

Silvio Garattini

MD, Professor of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy at the University of Milan; founder and director of the Mario Negri Institute in Milan; founder of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Italy. His work deals with the issues faced by healthcare systems, national health policies and their impact on public health, and  the state of pharmacological research in Italy and Europe, particularly in the light of the relationships between European countries dealing with heterogeneous laws and regulations in the different states.

Pavel Hamet

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal; Canada Research Chair in Predictive Genomics; Chief of Gene Medicine Services, CHUM; Member, Endocrinology Services; Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine; Adjunct Professor , Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Visiting Professor at the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author and co-author of more than 400 scientific publications and holds several international patents. His multidisciplinary approach draws on molecular biology, epidemiology and genomics.

David Healy

Psychiatrist, researcher and director, Psychology Department, University Hospital of Wales, United Kingdom.

Claude Jasmin

Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Paris-Sud; member of the French Government Cancer Plan, France. He is credited with more than 350 articles in such major scientific journals as Science, Nature Medicine, Nature, P.N.A.S., Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Research, J.N.C.I., Blood, etc.

Claude Le Pen

Health economist Claude Le Pen is a Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine where he directs the graduate program in the Economics and Management of Healthcare Organizations. He is also the scientific director of CLP-Santé, a health economics consultancy. He has served as a member of the board of trustees of France’s national health insurance fund and as an expert for the Interministerial Public Policy Evaluation Mission in France.

Saajk van der Geest

Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, dean of the Amsterdam Master’s in Medical Anthropology (AMMA), head of the Medical Anthropology and Sociology Unit, and editor-in-chief of the journal Medische Antropologie. He has done fieldwork in Ghana and Cameroon.

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