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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Katherine Capperella

Katherine Capperella is Global Head, Patient Engagement Leader at Janssen. In this role, Katherine leads a cross-functional team responsible for developing and driving patient engagement strategy and measuring progress over time. She and her team are focused on leading Janssen to incorporate direct patient voice early and throughout the entire product lifecycle, beginning with disease area strategies and including target product profiles, formulations, clinical trials and post-marketing activities. Katherine has more than 20 years of experience at Johnson & Johnson in roles of increasing responsibility. Previously, Katherine served as global commercial vice president for Janssen’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) business developing pharmaceutical ingredients for pain. Prior to that, Katherine led a cross-functional team responsible for commercial assessments of licensing and acquisition opportunities for Janssen neuroscience. Katherine began her career in women’s health and has demonstrated success in launch, turnaround and mature businesses in a variety of disease areas. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing from the Kelley School of Business.

Speaking in:
Plenary session: Patients as teachers – a deep dive into professional education


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mark Pearson
Learn more about Carina Pittens

Carina Pittens

Assistant Professor of Patient involvement in health research, policy-making and care practice at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Carina Pittens

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Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

Master of Ceremonies

Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.

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