Guest Speakers

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Clinical Trials In Africa – Towards Priority Reviews For Essential Medicines


    Mr Eugene Liebenberg

    Associate Director, Clinical Monitoring, Africa, PPD South Africa

    Eugene has more than 20 years of experience in Community pharmacy and has been working in Clinical Research

      Ms Bisola Ashiru Filchak

      MPH - Head of Regulatory Affairs, Africa at Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

      Bisola Ashiru Filchak is a Global Regulatory Affairs Professional with almost 20 years of expertise.

        Ms Delese Mimi Darko

        Ag. Deputy Chief Executive, Safety Monitoring and Clinical Trials Division, Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.

        Ms Delese Mimi Darko is currently the Acting Deputy Chief Executive responsible for Clinical Trials.

          Mr Vinny Naidoo

          Deputy Dean Research: Research, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

          Vinny is a specialist veterinary pharmacologist. He qualified as a veterinarian from the Medical University of Southern Africa and completed

            Mr Deon Bezuidenhout

            RN, CAPM, MAP - Site Relationship & Ops Lead & Clinical Study Manager for Merck South East Africa

            Deon Bezuidenhout has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 11 years and served various roles.


            Regulatory Harmonization Or Convergence?


              Mr Celestine Kumire

              Programme Director, The Southern Africa Regional Programme on Access to Medicines and Diagnostics (SARPAM)

              Celestine Kumire is a pharmacist by profession and holder of B Pharm (Hons); MA Strategic Studies and MBA degrees.

                Ms Merce Caturla

                PhD - Global Access Regulatory Lead / Regulatory Policy (Africa & WHO) Lead at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies

                Mercè Caturla is the Global Access Regulatory Lead/Regulatory Policy Lead at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

                  Mr Mwesigye John Patrick

                  Senior Health Officer at the East African Community Secretariat, responsible for Medicines Regulation Harmonization Project

                  Currently a Senior Health Officer at the East African Community Secretariat, responsible for Medicines Regulation Harmonization Project.

                    Ms Lesley Wentworth

                    Programme Manager - NEPAD Business Foundation’s Southern Africa Business Forum

                    Lesley Wentworth is programme manager for NEPAD Business Foundation’s Southern Africa Business Forum


                    Education And Training


                      Prof David Katerere

                      PhD - Tshwane University of Technology

                      David Katerere holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has previously worked at Parexel CRO and South African Medical Research Council.

                        Prof Norman Nyazema

                        Prof of Pharmacology- University of Limpopo

                        Norman Nyazema is currently a professor of Pharmacology at the University of Limpopo and visiting professor Department of Clinical Pharmacol

                          Prof Gill Enslin

                          DTech - Tshwane University of Technology

                          Professor Gill Enslin is currently Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She was

                            Dr. Lloyd Matowe

                            Director of the Organization Pharmaceutical Systems Africa (PSA)

                            Dr. Lloyd Matowe is the Director of the Organization Pharmaceutical Systems Africa (PSA)

                              Mr David Woo

                              Technical Office, Programme for Local Production, World Health Organization (WHO)

                              David Woo recently joined the WHO Programme for Local Production for the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products under


                              Local Manufacturing For Local Needs


                                Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana

                                MBChB, M.Med (Pharm), MBA, KiaraHealth, South Africa

                                Dr Ngozwana is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Kiara Health.

                                  Juergen Reinhardt

                                  Senior Industrial Development Officer, Investment Promotion Division

                                  Juergen Reinhardt, a Senior Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO, has been responsible for an array of technical cooperation intervention

                                    Dr Eugenia Barros

                                    PhD - CSIR Biosciences South Africa

                                    Dr Eugenia Barros graduated with a PhD degree in Microbiology from the University of Cape Town.

                                      Abraham Gebregiorgis Kahsay

                                      Technical officer, World Health Organization (WHO)

                                      A pharmacist by training with MSC in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control, University of Bradford, UK.


                                      Information Session


                                        Mr Fred Makgato

                                        Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs ASASA

                                        Fred Makgato, Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, has been with ASASA since 2008

                                          Mr Wayne McDuling

                                          Chairman of Marketing Code Authority (MCA)

                                          Chairman of Marketing Code Authority (MCA). 25 years with FirstRand Group – Asset based Finance Lending