Kirtida Pandya holds the position of Executive Director and Head of Medical Services and Operations within the Sandoz US Policy, Medical and External Engagement team. In this role, she has proactively facilitated the growth and transformation of this team. As a key executive member of the US Medical Affairs team, she has built and led a best in-class Medical Services and Operations organization with oversight of Operations, Program Management, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Training, Medical Compliance, Material Approval Process, Medical Education Grants, IITs, Managed Access Programs and Medical Compliance areas.
Deirdre joined Sandoz in July 2018 as a Medical Affairs Lead in the Global Medical Affairs team in Small Molecules. She is responsible for leading Excellence in Medical Affairs specifically focusing on innovation and excellence in medical education and external engagement, understanding current trends and benchmarking, providing strategic direction for KPIs, metrics and analytics and establishing appropriate engagement and collaboration with country, regional and global medical associates (Sandoz and Novartis).
Since entering the medical communications field in 2010, Sarah has worked with and managed scientific writing teams for multiple pre- and post-launch brands and therapeutic areas including immunology, cardiology, diabetes, neurology, mood disorders, pain and virology/vaccines. Sarah has provided scientific consultancy in publications, medical affairs and marketing.
William is a Director, Quality and Risk Management, Global Medical and Safety Governance, with wide experience working across Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Commonwealth Independent States at GlaxoSmithKline. In his role, William he is responsible for providing technical support to Country Medical Teams across 80+ distinct countries in Medical Affairs, governance, pharmacovigilance, medical information and human subject research.
With more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr de Abadal has experience in multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, endocrinology and movement disorders as well as operational and strategic Medical Affairs experience in diverse disciplines of medical affairs and product commercialization, at local and global roles, leading compliance and SOP/policy efforts, quality management systems, data generation, medical information, field-based medical teams (MSLs), safety, medical communication & publications.