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DIA-CoRE Singapore Annual Meeting 2020

This event is now offered in an entirely new virtual format and will take place on July 6-7 and July 13-14, 2020.


  • Audrey  Ooi, MSc

    Audrey Ooi, MSc

    • Head- Business Development
    • Clinical Research Malaysia, Malaysia

    Audrey Ooi is Head of Business Development at Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM). In this role, Audrey grows new business opportunities and collaborations with local and global clinical research industry players to attract international clinical trials into the country, besides networking with local regulators, agencies and ministries to advocate for a robust clinical research ecosystem in Malaysia.

  • Grimald  Grimald, PharmD

    Grimald Grimald, PharmD

    • Director, Global Regulatory Policy
    • Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Germany

    Dorothee Grimald has been leading the Regulatory Policy activities for Asia Pacific at MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme) for the past 7.5 years. She held this position in Singapore, while she has now relocated to Europe. Mrs Grimald has over 20 years of experience in the Life Science Industry, mainly in the Regulatory Affairs and Policy fields. She is an active representative in several regional and international industry collaboration platforms, including the DIA Singapore Annual Meeting since its launch 5 years ago. Before moving back to Europe, Dorothee worked in Singapore, China, France and in the UK. Dorothee Grimald is French and Pharmacist by training with a degree in Business Management.

  • John CW Lim, MD, MSc

    John CW Lim, MD, MSc

    • Executive Director, Centre of Regulatory Excellence, Duke-NUS Medical School,
    • Singapore; Chairman, Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation Singapore, Singapore

    Professor John CW Lim is founding Executive Director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS) Medical School and inaugural Chairman of the Consortium for Clinical Research & Innovation Singapore. He is a medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health from NUS and Health Policy & Management from Harvard University, Professor of Practice at Duke-NUS and the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Senior Advisor at Singapore's Ministry of Health, and Policy Lead at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. He was formerly CEO of Singapore's Health Sciences Authority. In 2018, Professor Lim received the Drug Information Associations Global Connector Inspire Award.

  • Finny  Liu, MSc, RPh

    Finny Liu, MSc, RPh

    • APAC Regional Regulatory Policy Lead
    • Roche, Singapore

    Finny Liu is the APAC Regional Regulatory Policy Lead, Product Development Regulatory, at Roche based in Singapore, responsible for leading regional Regulatory Policy activities, developing and executing a regional policy roadmap and associated Roche positions to drive global regulatory convergence in APAC. Previously, she was the Head of APAC International Operations at Roche located in Singapore responsible for Asia Pacific regional management of life-cycle submissions for Roche products to ensure right first-time submissions to Health Authorities during Aug. 2013 to Jun. 2016. She holds a Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, both from the National Taiwan University, Medical College.

  • Rie  Matsui, RPh

    Rie Matsui, RPh

    • Senior Director, Regional Labeling Head for APAC
    • Japan

    Rie Matsui is Senior Director, Regional Labeling Head for APAC, International Labeling Group(ILG), Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Japan. She is also the Head, External Engagements for ILG. She is the founder of Asia Labeling Hub at Pfizer that has created various local label updates for more than 25 countries in Asia. She was a member of the Advisory Council of DIA Japan until 2020 and won the DIA Japan regional award in 2015. She has been actively involved in a number of conferences in Japan, China, Singapore, and the U.S., both as a session chair and speaker. Her papers were published in scientific journals such as Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. She is the vice chair of the 2021 DIA Japan Annual Meeting Program Committee.

  • Ross  Rothmeier

    Ross Rothmeier

    • Vice President, Technology
    • Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, United States

    Ross Rothmeier, VP Technology, Medidata Since 2013, Ross’ role at Medidata has specialized in thought leadership and trends in the world of clinical trials. He brings both technical and business perspectives to the solutions and processes needed to conduct clinical trials and works with clients to develop roadmaps that maximize the value of their investments and build for the future. With experience in the pharmaceutical industry since 1993 and a software developer since 1972, he has been responsible for strategy, implementation and the operation of EDC, EHR, and e-clinical systems at large and medium pharmaceutical companies and CROs.

  • Jing Ping  Yeo, PhD

    Jing Ping Yeo, PhD

    • Vice President- Asia Pacific head
    • Cytel International , Singapore

    Dr Yeo Jing Ping has more than 20 years of experience in Clinical Research in the Pharmaceutical and CRO industries. Dr Yeo has recently joined Cytel International as the Vice President - head for Asia Pacific. Prior to this, she was the Director for Research Integrity, Compliance and Ethics in Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, responsible for all research integrity matters, and ensure all research activities conducted at the institutions/hospitals were according to legislative requirements, ethical principles and standards. She was previously the Corporate Vice President for PAREXEL International CRO, responsible for leading the global biopharmaceutical unit in project delivery and for providing the strategic consultancy.

  • Paula  Underhill

    Paula Underhill

    • Director, Clinical Clinical Engagement
    • TriNetX, United Kingdom

  • Agnes  Chan

    Agnes Chan

    • Regulatory Consultant with the Pharmaceuticals & Biologics Branch
    • Health Sciences Authority Singapore, Singapore

  • Shun  Jin, MBA

    Shun Jin, MBA

    • Head, Regulatory Affairs, APMA
    • Sandoz Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Pte., Ltd., Singapore

    Mr. Jin is currently Head, Regulatory Competency Center Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMA) at Sandoz Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Pte. Ltd. He is responsible for all regulatory related activities in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMA). Mr. Jin has been working in regulatory affairs field in pharmaceutical industry for more than 20 years. He has extensive expertise in regulatory affairs and in the drug development in the region. Prior to joining Sandoz, he worked in Abbott, AbbVie, Takeda, Parexel and GE Healthcare. Mr. Jin is trained as a pharmacist with business degree.

  • Snehal  Patel

    Snehal Patel

    • CEO and Co-founder
    • MyDoc , Singapore

  • Keren  Priyadarshini

    Keren Priyadarshini

    • Regional Business Leader
    • Microsoft Asia, Singapore

    As Regional Business Lead of Worldwide Health for Microsoft Asia, Dr. Keren Priyadarshini leads the company’s healthcare business segment across 17 markets in Asia Pacific. Dr. Priyadarshini is responsible for driving and implementing Microsoft’s healthcare initiatives across the region as well as developing solution offerings and strategies that meet the needs of healthcare and life science customers. She also plays a leading role in establishing thought leadership by defining and articulating the company’s vision for the future of healthcare and sharing how Microsoft technologies and partner solutions are making it a reality.

  • Rajakanth  R

    Rajakanth R

    • Principal Consultant
    • Manifeste LLP, Singapore

    Raj has 20 years of experience in healthcare advocacy, policy and governance. As Executive Director of Rainbow Across Borders, he has created and led specific illness patient access programmes and campaigns. He has also initiated and built an extensive network comprising policy makers, industry players, healthcare professionals and patients with regional and loca platforms. As Principal Consultant at Manifeste LLP, Raj has been creating solutions for multiple stakeholders in economically and culturally diverse countries in the Asia Pacific region. He has been able to revitalise strategies to overcome a multitude of challenges in the healthcare sector.

  • Junko  Sato, PhD

    Junko Sato, PhD

    • Director, Office of International Programs
    • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan

    Dr. Sato joined the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in 1998, and she is currently the Office Director for the Office of International Programs. She has work experiences in new drug review for 11 yrs, risk management for 3 yrs, and international area for 6 yrs. She also worked in U.S. FDA as a guest reviewer from 2002-2003, and in EMA as the Japan Liaison Officer from 2012-2014. She is actively involved in many academic societies, and contribute them as counselor, committee member, and a board member.

  • Steven   Bell

    Steven Bell

    • Senior Vice-President Diagnostic Imaging Asia-Pacific
    • Siemens Healthineers, Singapore

  • Marc  Engelhardt, DrMed

    Marc Engelhardt, DrMed

    • Manager Regulatory/Clinical Affairs
    • Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG , Germany

  • Simon  Gordon

    Simon Gordon

    • Deputy Director
    • SGINNOVATE, Singapore

  • Lisa  Kim, MS

    Lisa Kim, MS

    • Program Director / Lecturer
    • Rutgers School of Health Professions, United States

    Lisa Palladino Kim, is the Director of Capstone (Field Mentorship) and a Lecturer at Rutgers School of Health Professions MS in Clinical Research Management Program. Lisa has 15 yrs of Pharmaceutical expertise, concentrated in Clinical Ops (Pt Recruitment, Data Mgt, and Project Mgt), which allowed her to gain experience leading career, policy, and process development initiatives. She received several Awards of Excellence, a Special Achievement Award, and was nominated for 2 Excellence in Teaching awards. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree from Drexel University.

  • Fabio  LaMola

    Fabio LaMola

    • Partner, Global Healthcare Co-Head
    • L.E.K Consulting , Singapore

    Fabio has over 20 years of experience working with clients to diagnose, design and implement strategies and organizations in Life Sciences in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas.He co-leads the Healthcare practice globally for L.E.K., and serves as Executive Director of the L.E.K. APAC Life Sciences Centre of Excellence.In addition, Fabio serves as expert advisor Central Gap Fund for Biotech for the National Research Foundation, Singapore office of the Prime Minister, and as Member of the SME Innovation Committee for the Singapore Business Federation.He earned his MBA at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Business Administration Degree from Bocconi University in Milan.

  • Sethuraman  Rama, PhD, RAC

    Sethuraman Rama, PhD, RAC

    • Director, Medical Devices Branch
    • Health Sciences Authority, Singapore

    Dr Rama is the Director, Medical Devices Branch, Health Sciences Authority (HSA). She oversees the pre-market registration and the post-market controls for medical devices in Singapore. She also oversees the device development consultation that aims to support safe innovation in medical technologies locally. She has been working in the area of Medical Device Regulations for over 11 years now. Prior to joining the HSA, she was involved in Research on chronic pain and neuropathic pain at the National University of Singapore, identifying novel biomarkers and developing novel diagnostic methods. Dr Rama currently represents Singapore as a member of the Management Committee of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF).

  • Devmanyu   Singh

    Devmanyu Singh

    • Transformation Lead, Foundation Medicine Pharma International,
    • Roche Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Miang  Tanakasemsub

    Miang Tanakasemsub

    • Regulatory Affairs - Med Devices
    • Alcon , Singapore

  • Daniel   Ting

    Daniel Ting

    • Assistant Professor- Ophthalmology
    • SingHealth, Singapore

  • Po-Wen  Yang, MPharm

    Po-Wen Yang, MPharm

    • TFDA, Taiwan

  • Samvel  Azatyan, MD, PhD

    Samvel Azatyan, MD, PhD

    • Team Lead, Regulatory Convergence and Networks (RCN/REG)
    • World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

    Dr Samvel Azatyan is a Paediatrician with a PhD in clinical pharmacology and medical products regulation. Over his more than 20 years at WHO, he has had a wide range of leadership roles associated with the regulation of medical products, including supporting regulatory collaboration, convergence and harmonization, as well as regulatory capacity building and facilitation of products introduction in the countries. Dr Azatyan has also led various projects aiming at development of national regulatory systems, as well as the development and implementation of the concept of reliance in regulation of medical products. Dr Azatyan is currently leading the Regulatory Convergence and Networks Team at the WHO's Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Claire  Chin

    Claire Chin

    • Regulatory Affairs Director
    • Allergan Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore

  • Tan Wee  Kiat

    Tan Wee Kiat

    • Chief Operating Officer
    • Cytomed, Singapore

  • Hideyuki  Kondo

    Hideyuki Kondo

    • Japan Program Head, Development Division
    • Novartis Pharma K.K., Japan

  • Jeffry  Mann

    Jeffry Mann

    • Partner
    • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Singapore

  • Aimad  Torqui

    Aimad Torqui

    • Exec Dir, Regional Regulatory Policy
    • MSD, Netherlands

    Aimad Torqui is Director of Global Regulatory Policy at MSD. Previous employment. He has worked with governments, regulators, trade bodies and other external stakeholders to shape robust science-based regulatory policy.

  • Mark  Chong

    Mark Chong

    • Nanyang Technological University Senior Lecturer
    • Singapore Biodesign - Curriculum Co-head , Singapore

  • Siti Hidayah binti  Kasbon

    Siti Hidayah binti Kasbon

    • Senior Principal Assistant Director
    • The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Malaysia

  • Fredrik  Nyberg

    Fredrik Nyberg

    • Managing Director, Asia Pacific
    • MedTech Innovator, Singapore

    Dr. Fredrik Nyberg is the Managing Director Asia Pacific at MedTech Innovator, based in Singapore. He was most recently the Founding CEO of Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). Fredrik brings over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, 25 of which were spent in Asia-Pacific. He has held senior sales/ marketing, general management and strategic consulting positions. Fredrik serves as Board Member and advisor to several healthcare startup ventures and is a frequent speaker on the healthcare industry in Asia-Pacific. He holds a BSc from Gothenburg University, Sweden, and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.”

  • Chris Leo Pashos, PhD

    Chris Leo Pashos, PhD

    • Independent Consultant , United States

    Dr. Pashos oversees AbbVie’s Real-World Evidence Generation and Patient Centric Research Center of Excellence, demonstrating the value of medicines in addressing needs perceived by regulators, health technology assessment agencies & payers, the medical community and patients. He began his RWE & HEOR career at Harvard Medical School, where he managed the AMI Patient Outcomes Research Team. Subsequently, he founded and led a consultancy that served most of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, and then led Takeda’s Global Outcomes & Epidemiology Research team. His work has appeared in >100 journal articles and >250 presentations. He served as President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

  • Yee Liang  Thian

    Yee Liang Thian

    • Senior Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
    • National University Hospital , Singapore

  • Wai Ming  Yap

    Wai Ming Yap

    • Director
    • Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC, Singapore

  • Jesusa Joyce  N Cirunay

    Jesusa Joyce N Cirunay

    • Director IV , Center for Drug Regulation and Research (CDRR)
    • Food and Drug Administration Philippines, Philippines

    JESUSA JOYCE N. CIRUNAY is a Registered Pharmacist (cum laude). She is currently the Director IV of the Center for Drug Regulation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration Philippines. Her government service began at the Product Services Division (PSD) covering Marketing Authorizations as Pharmaceutical Researcher then as Senior Drug Evaluator including New Drug Applications and Vaccines. Before her current post, she was assigned to head several key offices of the Agency at various timelines, i.e., Field Cluster Director in various parts of the Philippines, as Head of the GMP Inspectorate; as Head of the Distribution Inspectorate and as Head of the Marketing Authorization.

  • Jean-Christophe  Delumeau, MD, PhD

    Jean-Christophe Delumeau, MD, PhD

    • Senior Expert
    • Institute of Pharmacovigilance, Czech Republic

    Jean-Christophe Delumeau graduated in medicine (MD), molecular pharmacology (PhD), toxicology and psychiatry in France. Then he joined a research program on intracellular signaling at Inserm. In 1991, he re-oriented to clinical research in neurology in France, Switzerland and Japan. In 2002 he was appointed by Bayer to lead pharmacovigilance organisations in Japan (until 2009) then in Asia-Pacific. He is a founding member and coordinator of ISoP’s Special Interest Group on Risk Minimisation Methods for Asian Countries. His focus is to create and facilitate the deployment of novel risk minimization methods applicable to a wide array of countries and health care systems, especially in developing countries.

  • Yasha  Huang

    Yasha Huang

    • Head of Regulatory Policy Asia Pacific, Global Regulatory Policy & Intelligence
    • Roche Diagnostics, Singapore

    Yasha Huang is currently the Head of Regulatory Policy Asia Pacific at Roche Diagnostics. She was most recently the Regulatory Affairs Director at APACMed, the region’s first and only MedTech industry association. Yasha also worked as a regulator for 7+ years with the China FDA, where she was actively involved in global governance and stakeholder engagement, with international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, etc. She authored papers on regulatory competency framework, acceptance of overseas clinical performance evaluation, regulatory agility during pandemic, IVDR impact on Asia Pacific markets, etc. She is currently Chair of IVD Working Group within APACMed RA Committee.

  • Nathan Allen Carrington, PhD

    Nathan Allen Carrington, PhD

    • Head of Digital Health and Innovation, Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence
    • Roche Diagnostics, United States

    Nathan A. Carrington (Nate) is the Head of Digital Health and Innovation for the Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence team at Roche Diagnostics, located in Indianapolis, USA. In this role, Nate collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute strategies related to a number of regulatory policy initiatives. His current areas of focus include Digital Health-related topics such as software qualification, SaMD classification, software clinical evidence requirements, requirements for AI-Based SaMD products, and Real World Evidence. Nate received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Tennessee and began work at Roche Diagnostics in 2007 as a Principal Scientist.

  • Adelheid  Schneider

    Adelheid Schneider

    • Head of Quality and Regulatory Asia Pacific
    • Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore

  • Thean Soo  Lo

    Thean Soo Lo

    • Regulatory Affairs Management Consultant, Singapore

    Thean Soo Lo is a Regulatory Affairs Management Consultant specializing in the design and development of a robust, efficient, forward looking regulatory department within the organization to provide optimal support to the business, through optimal and expeditious product registration and product license maintenance within the organization. Thean Soo Lo is a pharmacist by training, with a B. Pharmacy (Hons) degree, and a MSc degree on comparative analytical methodology and pharmacokinetics of drugs in biological fluids. Prior to his current role, Thean Soo Lo had prior experience as the AP Lead for regulatory policy & intelligence, and AP Regulatory Affairs Head in Janssen Pharmaceuticals, J&J.

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