Ann-Marie Kirby is a Senior Manager within the department of Clinical and Medical Quality at the headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Belgium. She has 17 years of experience in Quality Assurance, ranging across GMP, GLP, GVP and GCP. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in 2001, Ann-Marie has worked in Consumer Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines industries in a variety of roles including Quality Auditing, Quality Control Laboratory Management, Lean Manufacturing Transformation and Pharmacovigilance Management.
Claire Pope is currently Director, Global Head of Clinical Quality Assurance for Seqirus based in the UK. Her responsibilities include design and execution of global audit programmes and quality oversight of Seqirus’s clinical development pipeline. She has spent her career in clinical quality compliance roles within the pharmaceutical industry having previously worked for ICON Clinical Research, AstraZeneca and SmithKline Beecham. Claire has a degree in Physiology from the University of Sheffield.
Jaime Ballester is the General Manager and Founder of EXPERIOR CRO & SMO. He graduated in Pharmacy by Universidad de Valencia and he is a Doctor in Research and Development. His training in this sector was completed with a graduate diploma in clinical research methodology and a master’s degree in clinical trials. He started his professional career in the field of quality management and held different control and quality management positions. In 1997, he started working in the clinical research field for the Pharmaceutical Industry until 2002 when he founded Experior S.L., a leading national clinical research company which he manages in combination with his other passion: teaching in postgraduate degrees in clinical trials.
Nathalie Lavis is a Project manager within Medical Operations department of Sanofi Pasteur. She leads and provides medical oversight of clinical trials for influenza vaccines and contributes to pharmacoepidemiological and epidemiological studies worldwide for which she has coauthored around 10 publications. She co leads cross functional team with the Influenza Global Medical Expert to establish integrated Evidence Generation Plan and articulate the medical strategy into medical plans aligned with the Influenza vaccines strategy of the company. She holds a Project management Professtional (PMP) certification.