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Summary

Medical Affairs Manager with expertise in neurosciences and haemodynamics. Previous nine-year direct patient care provider experience as General Practitioner.

Driven by integrity and performance excellence. Incisive analytic and exploratory thinking in creative mode while task-focused, firm and practical in decisive mode.

Has proven to be capable to operate in multidisciplinary teams covering a large range of products in varying scientific areas including neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, immunology, dermatology and urology.

Specialties: Medical Affairs, Market Access, Product Launch, Medical Information, Clinical Development, Medical Need Program, Drug safety, Pharmacovigilance.

Experiences

Past Experience

  • Medical Affairs Manager Neuropathic pain, Urology & Haemodynamics
    December 2009 --- December 2014

    Urology: Vesomni® (solifenacin, tamsulosin) Neuropathic Pain: Qutenza® (capsaicin) Atopic Dermatitis: Protopic® (tacrolimus) Acute hypertension: Rydene I.V.® (nicardipine) Essential hypertension: Vasexten® (barnidipine)

  • Medical Advisor Neurology
    April 2009 --- August 2009

    Alzheimer: Ebixa® (memantine). Parkinson: Azilect® (rasagiline).

  • Medical Advisor Rheumatology
    January 2008 --- December 2008

    Medical Advisor Rheumatology & Inflammation: Enbrel® (etanercept).

  • Medical Advisor Neurosciences
    July 2003 --- December 2007
    Medical Advisor Neurosciences: Psychiatry (depression, bipolar & mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia), Neurology (epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson, restless legs syndrome, multiple sclerosis) and Anaesthesia. Marketed products: Seroxat®/Aropax® (paroxetine), Lamictal®-Lambipol®(lamotrigine), Wellbutrin XR® (bupropion), Imitrex® (sumatriptan), Naramig® (naratriptan), Requip®(ropinirole), Ultiva® (remifentanil), Nimbex® (cisatracurium), Tracrium® (atracurium) and Mivacron® (mivacurium).

  • Medical Manager Cardiology
    February 2002 --- January 2003
    Medical Manager Cardiology: hypercholesterolaemia and hypertension. Zocor® (simvastatine), Cozaar® (losartan), Cozaar-Plus® (losartan-hydrochlorothiazide) and Ezetrol®-Zetia® (ezetimibe).

Personality

Self Assessment :
Creative thinkingCollaborationProactivityProblem solvingStrategic thinkingFlexibilityCoordinationEfficiencyIndependenceAssertivenessInnovative thinkingAttention to detailSelf-disciplineOrganizationAdaptabilityAnalytical thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
ProtocolGood Clinical Practice (GCP) Scientific writingClinical study reportsPhase IVClinical Development R&DPsychiatryPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Clinical trial designClinical trial managementDrug Safety and PharmacovigilanceDrug regulatory authoritiesMedicineMedical writingDrug safety assessmentActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesBiopharmaceuticalsPhase IIPhase IIINeuropharmacologyKOL managementPharmaceutical SciencesNeurologyClinical monitoringPharmaceutical IndustryEfficacy trialsClinical Study DesignClinical trial budgetingNeuroscienceInterpret clinical trial resultsMSL management
LinkedIn Assessment :
Medical affairsMarket accessHealthcare ReimbursementProduct launchClinical DevelopmentProject ManagementMedical ComplianceMedical InformationPharmacovigilanceNeurosciencePsychiatryNeurologyUrologyCardiologyRheumatologyImmunologyClinical trialsClinical researchNamed patient program

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Assure medical qualitydepressionCreate clinical documentsCommunicate with investigator Search literature on clinical trialsmedicineneuropharmacologyParkinsonMultiple sclerosisbipolar disorderschizophreniapsychotic disorderParticipate in medical reviewProvide medical insightsDevelop clinical strategyIndentify clinicians to conduct clinical trialsAlzheimerManage clinical trial files/documents Interact with physiciansstrokemigraineepilepsy Monitor a clinical studyDesign case record formsDesign, conduct and evaluates post-marketing surveillance and other studiesDiscuss the results of testing with medical statisticiansgenerate Clinical Trial Report and manuscript for publicationIdentify and provide training to trial team and associated staffIndentify, meet, interview and persuade investigators to conduct clinical trialsLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredConduct literature searches.attend Investigator meetings requiring travel and report pertinent information back to research team members.Coach and provide guidance to clinical staff. Develop clinical trial protocolsReview marketing adevertisments and promotional materialsbudgeting of R&D activitiesSupport oral and written presentations of clinical results by study investigators.Collaborate with medical teamInteract with CROsManuscript preparation and reviewApprove suitability of patient information and consent documentsAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorProvide scientific inputProvide support to internal and external partiesLaunch new products

Education

  • Doctor in Medicine from Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1993

Training and Certification

  • Medical doctor in 1993 Certification
  • Responsible for Pharmaceutical Information Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Full Proficiency
Dutch
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 3 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Belgique

Others

Driving License
  • Yes