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. 
  • 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.  
  • William Cragg, UK

    William Cragg, UK

    William (Will) has nearly 10 years’ experience in clinical trial research, in a variety of operational and research roles. In his current role, he generates evidence to inform best practice in conduct of randomised controlled trials. This has included significant contribution to the TEMPER triggered monitoring study, which Will has helped manage and for which Will was involved in carrying out over 50 on-site monitoring visits as a Clinical Trial Monitor.
  • 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.
  • Sharon Goldfarb, Israel

    Sharon Goldfarb, Israel

    Sharon Goldfarb has been working in the medical device fields of regulatory affairs, clinical trials, quality assurance and marketing since the turn of the century.  With 18 years of experience, Sharon has worked with medical devices from several different disciplines of medicine helping various companies build and implement studies from the pre-clinical phase through the full blown clinical investigations and subsequent regulatory processes.
  • 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.
  • Theresa A. Laneve, USA

    Theresa A. Laneve, USA

    The last 20 years Theresa has been the Director of Clinical Trials for PAB Clinical Research Inc., a Private Practice –Stand-alone Clinical Trial Site, responsible for all site activities, training and staffing with main focus on Contract and Budget Negotiations.  To date, Theresa has been responsible for successfully Negotiating Budgets and Contracts for close to 225 Phase I –IV Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials with an array of Sponsors and Clinical Research Organizations.  
  • 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. 
  • Matthias Lendner, Germany

    Matthias Lendner, Germany

    Dr. Matthias Lendner is a doctor in Biology with a Ph in Natural Sciences from Humboldt -University of Berlin. Working as senior CRA at Meditrial Europe, a successful international CRO, Mr. Lendner collaborates with an enthusiastic team of regulatory experts and clinical specialists committed to project success and customer satisfaction. His daily job spans clinical trial submissions, conduct site initiations, routine monitoring and safety notifications. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Chen Sirkis, Israel

    Chen Sirkis, Israel

    Chen helps life sciences companies around the world to communicate effectively. His medical-focused consultancy, CadenSee, helps companies speak to physicians, investors, and patients in a voice that can be heard above the noise of the marketplace because it’s clear, relevant, and persuasive. 
  • 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. 
  • Daniele Zago, Italy

    Daniele Zago, Italy

    Eng. Daniele Zago leads the Meditrial Europe quality and technology teams. He coordinates and promotes applied design to ensure the competitiveness and innovation of Meditrial’s software products and clinical processes. He leads the implementation of strategic decisions and assessment of new solutions, and ensures the proper execution of training, operational and development programs.