Speakers

  • Adi Ickowicz, USA/Israel/Belgium | Congress Chairperson

    Adi Ickowicz, USA/Israel/Belgium | Congress Chairperson

    Adi Ickowicz BSc, ME is the co Founder and CEO of MedicSense Ltd., a Clinical and Regulatory Affairs consultancy firm that specializes in assisting companies to navigate through the international clinical and regulatory maze. 
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  • Erez Adiv, USA/Israel/Belgium

    Erez Adiv, USA/Israel/Belgium

    Mr. Adiv is the Co-Founder and co-CEO of MedicSense Ltd., a leading consulting company providing Regulatory, Clinical and QA services to the medical device industry for over 20 years.
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  • Susan Alpert, USA

    Susan Alpert, USA

    Susan Alpert, Ph.D., M.D.is currently the principle of SFA Consulting LLC, a one person firm focused on the strategies needed to place medical devices into the global market. Dr. Alpert joined Medtronic in July 2003 as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. 
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  • Oren Bar-Ilan, Israel

    Oren Bar-Ilan, Israel

    In 1987, Oren began his professional career as a statistician and statistical methods manager in a semiconductor company. From 1996, Oren has been working as an independent consultant in statistics and bio-statistics and involved in a variety of projects, with growing interest in the pharmaceutical development, biotechnology and medical devices.  Since 2011 Oren holds a position at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. as Head of Global Non-Clinical Statistics and Head of Clin-Pharm Statistics.
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  • Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, Denmark

    Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, Denmark

    Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, M.Sc. BIOMED ENG, is the co-founder and CTO of SMART-TRIAL and MEDEI ApS. He graduated from the Biomedical Engineering department at Aalborg University in Denmark, where he specialised in medical software development and informatics.
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  • Divya Chadha Manek, UK

    Divya Chadha Manek, UK

    Divya Chadha Manek is the Industry Business Development Manager for the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN). Divya’s role is to maintain strategic relationships with Global and UK life sciences companies. Divya facilitates key discussions between industry and the Clinical Research Network and is the point of contact for the life sciences companies engaging with the Clinical Research Network. 
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  • Giovanni Di Rienzo, UK

    Giovanni Di Rienzo, UK

    Giovanni Di Rienzo is the Global Director of the Cardiovascular Focus Team at TÜV SÜD since early 2017.  He has more than 17 years of experience in the medical devices field: approximately half of those were spent working as a cardiovascular product expert, auditor and team leader for BSI, another major Notified Body. 
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  • Shoshana (Shosh) Friedman, USA

    Shoshana (Shosh) Friedman, USA

    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.
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  • Les Kalman, Canada

    Les Kalman, Canada

    Les Kalman is an assistant professor and Chair of the Dental Outreach Community Service (DOCS) program at Western University.  Kalman’s research focuses on medical devices & technologies relevant to clinical dentistry, with the intent of short-term industry translation. 
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  • James Nolan, USA

    James Nolan, USA

    Mr. Nolan has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, representing numerous major pharmaceutical companies. 
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  • Wiebe Postma, The Netherlands

    Wiebe Postma, The Netherlands

    Wiebe is part of the Clinical Affairs team, his area of expertise is in Clinical Strategy development, Clinical Evaluation, and Clinical Investigation.

    His main activities are setting up international clinical operations and study management for all device classes under the Medical Device Regulation, with a focus on non-active high-risk devices.
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  • Andrea Saud Martinez, USA/Brazil

    Andrea Saud Martinez, USA/Brazil

    Andrea Saud Martinez, brings more than 23 years of international management and clinical research experience.
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  • Wei Zhang, Germany

    Wei Zhang, Germany

    5-year licensed physician, 5-year licensed cardiologist in China.
    Then obtained the doctor title from the University Heidelberg, Germany
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