Mr Fabio Offredi

Mr. Fabio Offredi,
Innovation Consultant and Lecturer at the FH Campus University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Mr. Offredi has an extensive background in the Consumer Electronics industry. During over 30 years of international career he was responsible for Business Creation and Innovation management  in several Business units of Philips Electronics. Born, raised and educated in Milan, Italy Mr. Offredi  managed product and innovation multicultural and multidisciplinary teams in Italy, Holland, Austria, France, Hong Kong, USA and Singapore. His experience includes the creation and launching of successful innovative products in the Audio Video and Home Control businesses.


Ms Elizabeth Ronk Nelson

President, Senior Consultant
Regulatory Risk Management, LLC

Ms Elizabeth Nelson has more than 21 years of experience in the Clinical Research Industry, specialising in compliance and Quality Assurance. Elizabeth was the Compliance Director with Norton Audit in 2005 and subsequently a Quality Assurance Specialist with West Virginia University in 2008.


Dr John Kapeleris

Deputy CEO,
Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC)

Dr Kapeleris has a strong background in biotechnology and commercialisation. He has over 16 years experience in product development, commercialisation, business development and executive management. Early in his early career he was responsible for designing and developing a number of medical products that achieved international market success.


Ms Trish Parry

BSc (Hons), MRQA, CSCI

Trish Parry is an independent training and clinical research consultant with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 23 years of experience in clinical research. 

Trish has extensive experience in global monitoring and International clinical project management as a result of working in multi-national pharmaceutical companies including Genzyme, US Bioscience and Allergan and clinical research organisations including Quintiles.  


Mr Alexander Gissler

Principal Consultant ,
Director ProjectPharm Ltd.

(Mr) Alexander Gissler has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Having joined the industry in 1992, he held various project management and senior management positions in different international site management and contract research organizations (BRI International, Quintiles, Intercern, Biomit, Medpace, Pharma Projekthaus), where he was responsible for their Project Management Departments as well as developing and managing the European Operations. He was the Project Director and Office Head for Quntilies Munich in 2001 and Managing Director for Medpace from 2003-2007


Ms Lee Truax Bellows

President and CEO ,
Norwich Clinical Research Associates

Lee Truax-Bellows has an extensive background in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, having worked for both industries and a CRO as a Regulatory Consultant Monitor, Medical Communications Associate, Senior Quality Auditor, Senior Trainer, Project Manager and Director of Clinical Operations and Data Manage- ment. Lee has been involved in regulated research for over 20+ years and specializes in product development, GCP auditing, and training on regulated research and Good Clinical Practice, for Clinical Research Managers and Associates.


Dr Lisa H Butler

D.Phil,  BSc (Hons), FICR, CSci

Dr Butler has over 17 years of experience in the clinical research industry.  She has extensive expertise in the fields of Project Management, Ethics and Regulatory Submissions (UK and Republic of Ireland). Therapeutic area expertise includes oncology, haematology, immunology, GI, renal and metabolic storage disorders. Dr Butler obtained her PhD in Clinical Medicine from Oxford University in 1997.