Els Hollanders has a master in hospital pharmacy, toxicology and an MBA. Moved after an initial job in a hospital in Ghent into Pharma. Had a number of different roles in marketing- both local and International-, Business management and Medical. In her latest role as medical director covering a large part of Europe, she was successful in the responsibilities of the job and also included capability and coaching, market access support, delivering weekly presentations in different countries and symposia, and medical writing. Therapy areas covered are Virology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Pain management. Els has been a volunteer for patient organizations over the past 20 years. This activity has helped her a lot in bringing the patient closer to the heart of care in her daily job.