Experience

  • Executive Medical Director

    at Syneos Health

    August 2017 - December 2019

    Walloon Region

    - Therapeutic area consulting, providing medical inputs into clinical programs, drug development and protocol design for the Cardiovascular/General Medicine Business Unit. - Participation to customer consultations, proposals, bids, bid-defenses and capability meetings. - Subject Matter Expert for the proposal team and internal departments regarding study medical soundness, protocol feasibility, projected enrollment rate and relevance of the proposed operational strategy. - Oversight of the scientific integrity and operational delivery of cardiovascular projects in collaboration with operational staff such as Project Directors, Projects Managers and Monitoring teams. - Role of Customer Relationship Executive and member of governance committees. - Company representation at scientific and industry meetings, including presentations.

  • Senior Medical Director

    at IQVIA

    October 2013 - April 2017

    Walloon Region

    - Global Head of Medical Science for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases within the Therapeutic Strategy & Medical Delivery unit. - Expert consultation and support for due diligence research of select compounds and/or companies. - Line management of global staff of Medical Advisors and Medical (Sr) Directors of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Strategy and Delivery Unit. - Senior medical oversight for program/study portfolio and customer point of contact at senior levels. - Strategic guidance for optimal study delivery including protocol review for feasibility, guidance as to anticipated enrollment, and general advice as to the various risks associated with running a particular study. - Awareness of industry developments, participation to professional meetings and contribution to though leadership activities such as white papers and publications.

  • Medical Director

    at Quintiles Inc.

    November 2005 - October 2013

    Walloon Region

    - Medical Director, Global or Regional Medical Director on select projects. - Business development activities including presentations to prospective clients and during professional meetings. - Proposal development support including, protocol review, feasibility and general advice as to the various risks associated with running a particular study. - Development of Medical portion of client proposals including budgeting process. - Support of investigative sites and project staff for protocol-related medical issues including protocol clarifications, inclusion/exclusion, and issues of patient safety - Scientific guidance to project team on the medical and scientific aspects of assigned projects, including therapeutic area/indication training. - Medical review of the protocol, Investigator Brochure, Case Report Forms and/or Clinical Study Report. - Review and clarification of trial-related Adverse Events. - Investigator meeting attendance and protocol presentation.

  • Clinical Research Manager

    at Medtronic Inc

    September 2000 - November 2005

    Provincie Limburg

    - Design and Management of international multicenter studies: definition of clinical strategy, design of protocol and case report forms, training and coordination of clinical study team, investigator selection, reports on study progress and compliance, coordination of field activities, development and support of publications. - Line Management of project teams.

  • Assistant Professor

    at University of Liège

    July 1991 - December 2000

    Walloon Region

    - Head of pacemaker clinic - Clinical evaluation of pacemakers and new indications for pacing: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure,.... - Medical practice (private and hospital) including investigator activities in international clinical trials (arrhythmias, pacing, inotropes). - Education and supervision of fellowship programs. - Organization of scientific & educational symposia in rhythmology-related areas. - Basic research projects: application of digital signal analysis to pacemaker input signals, advising programmer system for pacemakers, timing intervals in four chamber stimulation, circadian stimulation threshold variations, automatic optimized output setting, lead polarization, computerized monitoring of heart transplant recipients.

Education

  • Testam NASPE 'Xam

    at NASPE

    1993 - at Present (27 years)

  • PhD Medical Sciences

    at University of Liège

    1991 - 1994 (3 years) Walloon Region

  • Board certified cardiologist

    at University of Liège

    1986 - 1991 (5 years) Walloon Region

  • Medical Doctor

    at University of Liège

    1979 - 1986 (7 years) Walloon Region

Languages

  • French Native

  • English Negotiation

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