Congress Speakers

  • Shoshana Friedman, USA I Chairperson

    Shoshana Friedman, USA I Chairperson

    Shosh has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of regulatory affairs, clinical trials, and quality assurance of medical devices and biotechnology. Shosh is a highly respected expert and speaker in international regulatory affairs, clinical trials and quality assurances and is considered a pioneer in the regulatory affairs community. 
  • Sunil Aggarwal, USA

    Sunil Aggarwal, USA

    Dr. Sunil Aggarwal is a Board certified Radiologist and specializes in multimodality, clinical imaging research in drugs and device development. Apart from being an approved reader from various drugs and device development companies, he has more than 15 years of hands on expertise in design, development, and execution of clinical trials, with special emphasis on quality management in trials. 
  • Vladimir Andrianov, Russia

    Vladimir Andrianov, Russia

  • Valentina Boni, Italy

    Valentina Boni, Italy

  • Liora Bosch, Israel

    Liora Bosch, Israel

    Liora Bosch, has been working at Omrix as a biostatistician for the past 4 years and has broad-based experience in study design and data analysis. In her former role, Liora filled the position of a clinical data manager, overseeing multisite clinical trials across the US and EU. In that capacity, Liora worked with leading and cutting edge EDC systems and conducted training for system users. 
  • Nesil Coskunfirat, Turkey

    Nesil Coskunfirat, Turkey

    Akdeniz University Hospital. After gaining specific experience on ENTsurgery anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia and  bariatric surgery and  transplant anaesthesia,  since 2012 she is mostly dealing with ortopedic anesthesia and trauma patients. She has special interest in ‘Severe bleeding’  and  ‘Patient Blood Management’.  She was the natianal coordinator and site coordinator of two multicenter international studies of European Society of Anaesthesiology.  
  • Martin Gibson, UK

    Martin Gibson, UK

    Martin Gibson is Chief Executive of Northwest EHealth, Director of the NIHR Clinical Research for Greater Manchester.  He is a consultant physician specialising in diabetes and lipid disorders at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.  Martin is an active clinical trialist and has had a long-term interest in the use of electronic clinical data systems to improve healthcare and facilitate research.
  • Corilynn B Hughes, USA

    Corilynn B Hughes, USA

    Earned Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1998 and has maintained National Certification in Oncology Nursing since 2002.  Her 20 year career has been focused in Oncology care and research. Currently serves a dual role within the LifeBridge Health System as the Oncology Research Program Manager for the LifeBridge Health System (3 hospital health system) and as the Clinical Manager at the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center.
  • Irina Kozulina, Russia

    Irina Kozulina, Russia

  • Olivier Lantrès, France

    Olivier Lantrès, France

    Olivier specializes in the area of regulatory issues and has developed significant expertise in the life sciences and healthcare sectors, in particular as concerns medical devices, pharmaceutical and phytopharmaceutical products, and cosmetics. For over 15 years, he has assisted his clients in the sector with regulatory issues and environmental questions. 
  • Hubert Lesur, France

    Hubert Lesur, France

    Hubert LESUR is 15 year experienced professional in Clinical Research, former COO of a private Site Management Organization, and President of HL Health Support, dedicated to assist clinical sites and Investigators in need of a CRC. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and participated in various amount of working groups, including the Quality Review of Documents at the EMA. 
  • Andrew Meltzer, USA

    Andrew Meltzer, USA

  • Suzanne Pozsonyi, The Netherlands

    Suzanne Pozsonyi, The Netherlands

    Originally from Hungary, Suzanne obtained her post graduate training in Higher Health Care Systems at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam , the Netherlands.
    She was instrumental setting up the local organisations of large CROs in the Central and Eastern European and the Latin American region. She served as director of clinical operation , combined with business development .
  • Luigi Silvestro, Germany

    Luigi Silvestro, Germany

    Dr. Luigi Silvestro graduated in Medicine and Surgery  in Torino (Italy) in 1980 and specialized in Clinical Oncology in 1984, at the same University. In addition to this, in 1988 Dr. Silvestro completed a second speciality,  he specialized indeed in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Florence.
  • Yossi Tal, Israel

    Yossi Tal, Israel

    Yossi earned his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in the US, and was a statistician at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is currently president of TechnoSTAT Ltd. (, a bio-statistical and data management consultancy, and regularly represents device and pharma companies at FDA European Authorities.