About WE! are the clinical research

"WE are the clinical research!- each of us creates them, each of us participates in them, each of us is a part of them! It is not only our job but also our mission to bring the drug to the market so that every patient has a chance to use the best, most effective, and safest therapy.

 

The year 2020 has certainly been an exceptional year in many respects. One of them is the 25th edition of studies in the field of Conducting and Monitoring Clinical Research celebrated by the Kozminski University and the opening of a new educational path in the field of Project Management in Clinical Research. The development of studies related to our industry at Kozminski University and the many successes it inspired, have become the driving force for further activities.

 

As a result of the dynamic partnerships and the constantly growing needs and interest in clinical research, we have decided to create a specific movement. A movement that would bring together the clinical trial community both in Poland and around the world. A place where each of us could feel even more connected not only with the clinical trials but with people – who are an inseparable element of them.

We create an international platform for sharing experiences and knowledge about the latest solutions, discoveries, and working methods in clinical trials. Our initiatives are directed at people working in the field of clinical trials and everyone interested in the development of medicine.

Our activities include:

  • Lectures / Webinars, 

  • Seminars, 

  • Training, 

  • Conferences,

  • Consulting.

 

The topics we cover include the development of science and building its future. We invite outstanding specialists from around the world to partner with us, to share their professional achievements and the latest knowledge in the field and inspire us to develop, learn and adapt.

The aim of our movement is both the substantive and personal development of each of us as individuals and a reminder of what our daily work is for.

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Events
  • January 18th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar AI in the Clinical TrialsMore details
  • February 11th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar Patients in the center of the clinical trialsMore details
  • March 11th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar Clinical trials on a pregnant womanMore details
  • April 15th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar Project management methods in clinical trialsMore details
  • May 20th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar Future of the Clinical ResearchMore details
  • June 24th, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar Rare Disease in the Clinical TrialsMore details
  • July 22nd, 2021, at 6 pm CET – Webinar About patients, for patients but not only - event in Polish onlyMore details

 

  • September 18th, 2021, all-day event – I International Conference WE! are the Clinical ResearchMore details

 

News

July 22nd, 2021

About patients, for patients but not only!

On July 22, 2021, we invite you to the next webinar organized by the WE! are the Clinical Research movement. It will take the form of a discussion panel with the participation of: Aneta Sitarska-Haber - vice president of the Association for Good Clinical Practice GCPpl, which has experience in creating the platform "Patient in clinical trials"; Hanna Durbajło-Grądziel - director and member of the LexMedica Clinical Research Center in Wrocław.

The discussion panel aims to show patients that clinical trials are needed, and the way they are conducted is subject to numerous restrictions, thanks to which the patient can feel safe. We want to dispel myths and fears that pop up in your mind, often as a result of materials or programs available in the media that do not reflect reality.

April 6th, 2021

Are changes to the methods of managing clinical trials possible?

On April 15, 2021, we invite you to the next webinar organized by the WE! are the clinical research movement! This time we will approach research in a more systemic and process-based manner, and the topic of the meeting will be Project Management in the Clinical Trials. The slogan Agile management is heard more and more, but is this "agile management" possible in the clinical research environment? In such large and complex environments and projects, are we able to apply a methodology that is mainly associated with the IT sector? During the meeting, we will get to know two different perspectives presented by Katarina Pavlović (SRB) and Raj Kumar (UK).

Link to the registration for the event: https://www.kozminski.edu.pl/en/events/webinar-project-management-clinical-trials-we-are-clinical-research

March 19th, 2021

INFARMA has joined as our new patron!

To the group of patrons of the Movement "WE! are the Clinical Research" The Employers' Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Companies, INFARMA, joined, representing 25 leading companies in the pharmaceutical sector, conducting research and development activities and producing innovative drugs. The goal of INFARMA is to undertake initiatives positively influencing the creation of systemic solutions in the field of healthcare in Poland, including solutions that should enable Polish patients to use modern and most effective therapies, so that Polish treatment standards correspond to the global standards. One of the areas of activity of companies associated with INFARMA is conducting clinical trials, which is why INFARMA supports the initiative aimed at sharing experience and knowledge about the latest solutions in clinical trials and which is a platform for expanding knowledge, education, and integration of the community involved in clinical trials.

 

March 3rd, 2021

Welcome, Polcro!

From February 11, 2021, the WE! Are the Clinical Research can boast of a new patron, the Polish Association of Employers of Companies Conducting Clinical Research Organizations POLCRO (http://polcro.pl/).

The Polish Association of Employers of Companies Conducting Clinical Research Organization (POLCRO) brings together people for whom clinical trials are an everyday reality and very often a passion. Not only monitors and administrators of clinical trials work and cooperate with us but also clinical team leaders, project managers, medical monitors, regulatory specialists, safety specialists for investigated medicinal products, and many other people involved in the entire process of drug development and registration. We are extremely eager to share our experience, especially in conducting international projects, so that clinical trials develop in Poland and that our patients have the widest possible access to modern, safe, and effective therapies. We also trust that we can pass on our knowledge and experience to people who would like to join the extremely interesting and dynamic world of clinical trials. - as they said.

February 12th, 2021

Patient in the center of the Clinical Research

Yesterday, the second webinar of the WE! are the Clinical Research Movement took place! This time we raised the subject of the Patient in the Clinical Research Center.

We would like to thank the wonderful lecturers - Piotr Sawicki and Kasia Maksym, for their lectures and participation in the discussion. Ladies and Gentlemen - our participants, also foreign ones, thank you very much for active listening and excellent questions.

Mr. Sawicki in his speech gave us an excellent summary of the sources from which Patients can obtain reliable information on participation in clinical trials. He also invited to support the activities of the Medical Research Agency and the Association for Good Clinical Research Practice in Poland, which take great initiatives to improve access to knowledge about clinical trials for patients. It is especially worth paying attention to the GCPpl Clinical Research Ambassadors project - we invite you to follow and participate in this initiative!

From Dr. Kasia Maksym's lecture, we could learn a lot about the approach to conducting a clinical trial in a British academic hospital, the relationship between the patient and the researcher, and the impact of these two attitudes on a measurable clinical trial result. The observations confirmed by numerous results of scientific research give much food for thought about the impact of our daily work on its hard result. The extremely interesting result of one of the cited studies shows, inter alia, that hospitals, where the area of ​​clinical trials is large and integrated with the hospital's activities, also achieve better results in meeting the standards and implementation of guidelines also in the field of "registered" treatment. It is amazing how the worlds of experiment and treatment intertwine and interdependent!

See you in a month's time at the meeting on the participation of pregnant women in clinical trials. It promises to be very interesting!

February 03rd, 2021

The success of the first event!

It's been two weeks since the first Webinar under our movement. We are honored and happy that we met with you in such a large group. As many as 50 people listened to the speeches of our guests. During the discussion, you asked questions in great numbers. It was great!

Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska, prof. KU showed us during her speech how complex the world of AI is, and how many more questions lie ahead of it that are to shape the path of AI in our world. The positive news is that we are able to take better advantage of the opportunities arising from the use of technology, also, and maybe especially in the field of R&D. Artificial Intelligence in various forms is already around us!

Karen Taylor, Head of the Center for Health Solutions at Deloitte UK, summed up her message:

The need for a new model of pharma R&D is clear, as is the need to make better use of the massive amounts of health data that are collected in research libraries, past clinical trials, patient records, other real-world data sources including patient feedback, which means that the use of AI-enabled technologies to derive insights from these data provides the perfect opportunity to optimize the cost-effective of R&D processes.

Thank you for this time spent together. Thanks to your participation and support for the Koźmiński Foundation, we have already collected the amount needed to fund half of the scholarship. The Foundation has been operating continuously since 2004. During this time, over 300 scholarships with a total value of PLN 1,000,000 were awarded. And this is only one of the Foundation's fields of activity!

January 12th, 2021

Artificial Intelligence in clinical trials? The first event coming soon!

At the beginning of 2020, an investigational product designed by artificial intelligence entered the clinical trials for the first time. For the first time, but definitely not the last time! What does this mean for our industry? How will clinical trial planning change? Does this mean that it won't take long for medicines to get to your patients faster?

These and many other questions we ask ourselves before our first event, which will take place on January 18, 2021 at 6 pm CET. We will host dr hab. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska, prof. KU - an expert in his field who will introduce us to the world of artificial intelligence and Karen Taylor with Maria João Cruz - representatives of Deloitte UK who will refer to clinical trials and comment on the 2020 report: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights /industry/life-sciences/artificial-intelligence-in-clinical-trials.html

January 8th, 2021

The British Embassy is the patron of movement! Honorary Patronage over the event has been granted by the British Embassy in Warsaw, who have been supporting development of research and innovation in Poland for years, sharing UK expertise and experience as well as creating new collaborative links with the UK.

The topic of the event – clinical trials, could not be more timely, taking into account the global Covid 19 pandemic and international efforts to tackle it, where the UK has been playing a leading role.

Nowadays, we are witnessing a biotechnological revolution, where more and more governments and businesses are investing in this field. UK government and life sciences industry have signed two Life Sciences Sector Deals, joint commitments to invest in the United Kingdom’s life sciences landscape, in line with the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy. One of the objectives of those Sector Deals is to strengthen the UK environment for clinical research, by improving the speed and efficiency of clinical trials and delivering novel, innovative trials. This will further strengthen the UK’s international leadership in clinical research. Over the last decade, an average of 28% of EU clinical trial applications have come from the UK. The UK ranks first in Europe for the number of clinical trials, with 18,949 studies.

“We welcome “WE! are the Clinical Research” initiative that will create a useful platform for countries to share experience and expertise, and in the long run, help improve patient lives and drive economic growth worldwide”   - said Anna Clunes, British Ambassador to Poland.

December 17th, 2020 The Association for Good Clinical Research Practice in Poland - GCPpl has recently become one of the Patrons of "WE are the clinical research!" movement. In addition, our media patron is the Polish journal "Badania Kliniczne". We are very pleased with this development! Together, we will develop knowledge about modern solutions in clinical trials and make discoveries that change the world! 

December 10th, 2020 We act and support! Every activity of the "WE are the clinical research!" will be associated with the support of the Koźmiski Foundation, whose goals are, among others, activities for the development of science, education, and supporting the development of gifted youth. You can read about the Foundation's activities on the website.

December 6th, 2020 The establishment of the Movement coincided with a great educational celebration at the Koźminski University. A long history of contributions by many people, a great team of lecturers and professional support of the educational process allowed us to reach the point where we simultaneously launched the 25th (TWENTY-FIFTH!) Edition of postgraduate studies Conducting and Monitoring Clinical Trials and at the same time also the 1st  Edition of a new field of study - Project Management in Clinical Trials. This means a total of over 1,300 people have trusted their professional development in the field of clinical trials with the experience of our university. Thank you for placing this trust in us. We promise even more interesting opportunities for development in the future. 

 

Collaboration​

If you, like us, value personal development, are eager to act on diverse initiatives and have an original way of thinking about the clinical trials – JOIN US! We are eager to find out about new and original perspectives. 

Or maybe you are part of a large organization that would like to support our activities as a partner? 

Or maybe there are other ways you’d like to be involved! If you can see the value of what we do and you would like to become a patron of these activities together with your organization… 

We look forward to hearing from you!

badaniaklinicznetomy@kozminski.edu.pl

Patrons and partners​
GCP
Polish Association for Good Clinical Practice
Czasopismo Badania Kliniczne
Journal "Badania Kliniczne"
British Embassy Warsaw
British Embassy Warsaw
Polcro
PolCRO - Polish Employers' Association of Companies CROs
INFARMA
INFARMA
We are working with:
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Marzena Nelken

Board member of the European Patients Forum EPF and the Polish Association of Patients with Phenylketonuria and Rare Diseases Ars Vivendi. Expert of the Federation of Polish Patients (FPP) for the evaluation, management, and implementation of projects financed from EU and national funds.

Expert of the European Institute of Technology (EIT) at the European Parliament. A graduate of the European Patients' Academy EUPATI and the coordinator of the Polish EUPATI Platform, aimed at spreading knowledge about clinical trials from the patient's point of view. Experienced trainer and educator.

Co-organizer of numerous conferences, webinars, events for patients and other stakeholders of the health care system. Propagator of "patient involvement" and "patient centricity" - an approach that takes into account the patient's perspective, his welfare, individual preferences and enabling him to co-decide in all procedures and medical activities. Co-author of patient information booklets on selected rare diseases.

Involved in the development of European programs for the creation, storage, sharing, and protection of sensitive patients' data. Member of the Patient Group Committee in the Data Saves Lifes initiative led by EPF and the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data i-HD.
 

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Hanna Durbajło-Grądziel

Director and member of the research team of the LexMedica Clinical Research Center in Wrocław. Associated with the medical industry for over 20 years. In her work, she was already responsible for several dozen research projects, mainly in the area of chronic intestinal diseases, urological and rheumatological diseases. She collaborates with many leaders in the clinical research industry. She graduated from the Medical University with a specialization in Medical Analytics and Management at the University of Economics in Wrocław. She also gained her experience in well-known companies from the pharmacological industry.
For two years she has been conducting educational activities for chronically ill patients. She has direct contact with the patient, which distinguishes her from the owners of large medical centers. She knows the Patient's problems and therefore knows how to talk to them.

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Aneta Sitarska-Haber

Clinical research enthusiast associated with the industry since 1998. She is a graduate of the Second Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Warsaw. In her professional career to date, working in CRO companies, she has developed skills in the field of monitoring and management of clinical trials of phases I-IV, in many therapeutic indications.
Since 2005, she has been working for PPD Poland, a global company in the CRO sector, currently as the Deputy Director for Clinical Operations. Responsible for supervising and managing the clinical trial monitors team, training the clinical team, developing the network of partner centers, and cooperating with patient organizations. Vice-president of the GCPpl Association, involved in the activities of the Association since 2002. Co-organizer of statutory activities such as training and industry meetings, including annual conferences on the occasion of the International Day of Clinical Research and the educational program for patients, Clinical Research Ambassadors.
She has many years of experience as a lecturer in postgraduate studies and as a speaker at industry conferences in the field of clinical trials. Author and co-author of articles and books on clinical trials. She is a member of the Polish EUPATI Platform (European Patients' Academy). She supports the activities of patient organizations by participating in meetings and training sessions for patients. She cooperates with the Medical Research Agency, including in creating the portal "Patient in clinical trials". 

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Daniel Lewi

Dan Lewi is Head of Business Development and Patient Advocacy at Pulse Infoframe, is the founder of the rare disease charity The Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs (CATS) Foundation in the UK and is also the chairman of the European Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Charity Consortium (ETSCC). His unique experience in the MedTech sector is combined with over 10 years in the advocacy sector meaning that Dan is fully aware of the patient voice and is able to always put them at the forefront of the discussion in relation to the development of clinical studies. 
Having set up The CATS Foundation in 2011 after his daughter Amélie was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, Dan has been instrumental in driving forward the research for the disease. In 10 years, he has helped bring various gene therapy, drug repurposing and small molecule programmes for the disease into the clinic.
 

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Magdalena Margasińska-Brach

A graduate of the Warsaw University (Faculty of Chemistry), the Medical University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development (Clinical Research Management).
For 21 years associated with the pharmaceutical industry, and 19 years within clinical research. Responsible for the management, organization and conduct of clinical trials in different specialist, managerial and director positions in pharmaceutical and global CRO companies. Currently, for over four years professionally associated with Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), where as a Project Director and Oversight Director is responsible for managing global programs and clinical projects as well as relationships with key clients.
Perfectly understands the clinical research field. Has almost two decades of extensive professional experience in managing multidisciplinary research teams in various therapeutic indications. Subject Matter Expert in the field of pediatric research and rare diseases. Currently, co-creates a global training program for pediatric and rare disease studies. Is passionate about modern and innovative methods of patient recruitment and cooperation with global patient organizations. An Expert of the Medical Research Agency in Poland.
A long-time educator in the field related to the management of clinical trials, recruitment strategies, clinical trials in pediatrics and rare diseases. Speaker at local and international industry conferences and courses. Member of GCP PL, ACRP, PMI and PIPMG.
Like Steve Jobs believes that "The only way to do a good job is to love what you do"

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Marta Chodorek

Since 2009 Marta Chodorek has covered various Business Development roles, including technology and consultancy within the Life Science sector. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about  driving the new generation of clinical trial processes to improve human health and save lives.
Using her vast experience across the sector she is very happy to get involved in knowledge sharing and bringing like-minded people together to support Research in Human health. For the past 3 years, she has been working for TriNetX, a leading global patient data network that supports data driven feasibility, design & recruitment as well as other scientific research. Within her role she engages healthcare organisations for this network and supports RWE (Real World Evidence) projects together with Scientists to facilitate their day to day research and to help them gain better insides as well as enabling faster decision making

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dr Agnieszka Szymczakiewicz-Multanowska

25 lat doświadczenia w praktyce klinicznej, dyplomowany specjalista chorób wewnętrznych i farmakologii klinicznej z tytułem doktora w dziedzinie transplantacji nerek. Tytuł MBA zdobyty na University of Wales.
19 lat doświadczenia w badaniach klinicznych, od badań wczesnych faz do fazy IIIb. Główny badacz w 40 badaniach klinicznych. Dyrektor medyczny i lider w globalnych firmach CRO.
Uznany wykładowca na polskich uczelniach, ekspert zewnętrzny w European Research Council, Directorate General, European Commission.

 

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Dr. Raj Kumar

ex-GSK and CEO of MeRaD pharmaceuticals

Dr. Raj Kumar is the Chief Medical officer and Founder of MeRaD Pharmaceuticals and co-founder of PharmaCambridge, Camnord and ArcezaPharma. 
He is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the Universities of Dundee (M.B. ChB), and a graduate of University of London (BSc.) and obtained his post-graduate diploma in psychiatry and neurology from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. (D.P.M)
Following a successful academic and clinical career, Raj joined SmithKline Beecham's Department of Human Pharmacology gaining experience in early phase drug development and experimental medicine including first in man studies. Subsequently, he joined the International Clinical Development Team as Director of Psychiatry and focused upon late-stage drug development, culminating in his role as VP and Director for US NeuroSciences and Gastroenterology, Clinical Development and Medical affairs. During this time, his team focused on the life-cycle management of Paxil resulting in its emergence as a billion-dollar product. Post-merger with Glaxo, Raj became VP and Global Head of Psychiatry.  This included experience with biomarkers and surrogate markers, including EEG and MRI and psychometric batteries.
Raj has extensive experience of regulatory affairs, in Japan, India, Africa, Europe and North America, having successfully submitted a number of NDA’s, ANDA, CTA’s and IND as well face to face interaction with these agencies on scientific advice and both pre-IND and pre-NDA meetings.
On a move to Ranbaxy Laboratories, Raj served as President of R&D. Followed by President of Research and Development and Commercialization for NCE’s at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad India.  Raj has extensive experience in drug development, regulatory affairs, project management, Quality Management Systems and commercial strategy in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia.
Dr Kumar is a Fellow of the Royal Society of medicine and was a Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK. He was a visiting Professor at the University of Hyderabad. He has published extensively and has presented clinical and scientific research at both international and national forums He also served as a committee member for The Wellcome Trust for affordable health care fund for three years.  Raj is a guest lecturer for the MBE/ MPhil course at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge.  Raj also serves as a Trustee for Multiple-Sclerosis- Shift UK, as well as a Governor at Cambridge Regional College.

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Katarina Pavlovic, PhD

Katarina Pavlovic is assistant professor at the Faculty for project and innovation management in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a graduated biochemist with PhD in Quality management. She is especially attached to pharmaceutical sector as she started her career in a big pharmaceutical company in Serbia where she acquired knowledge and experience giving her the opportunity for advancement later on. 
With over 20 years now of industrial experience and four years of experience in academia, she connects science with her expertise in business topics reaching targeted results. 
Dr Pavlovic teaches introductory and upper-level courses in General Management, Contemporary Management, Project Management, Risks in Project Management, Knowledge and Innovation Management and Change Management with profound emphasis on fostering students’ commitment to learning and contribution to different aspects of business activities. Her major scientific research interests are in specificities of Agile transformation of businesses, application of methodologies of Knowledge and Innovation management, contribution of different aspects of leadership to overall business objectives and more.  
She has thorough experience with strategy and business development along with innovation as a parameter for development and competitiveness. In consulting services, she addresses the issues of corporate growth, changing market conditions, capital requirements and investment options, risk mitigation, agile and business model transformation, learning and leadership. Her portfolio of consulting services includes 39 companies.

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prof. Anna David

Professor Anna David is consultant in obstetrics and maternal/fetal medicine at UCLH. Joining University College London (UCL) in 2000 from Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Professor David was awarded a PhD for her work on fetal gene therapy for treatment of early onset genetic disease in 2005. She then trained in maternal fetal medicine at UCLH under professor Charles Rodeck. In 2008 she was awarded a prestigious UK HEFCE/Department of Health funded senior clinical lectureship in women’s health at UCL and UCLH when she took up a consultant post. 
Anna offers a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the fetal medicine unit at UCLH. She specialises in cases where the baby has a structural anomaly, a genetic condition or when the baby’s growth is poor (fetal growth restriction). She has close links with the talented UCLH neonatal team that are expert in caring for the smallest preterm infants. 
Professor David set up the preterm birth clinical service at UCLH in 2008, which is now one of the busiest in the UK, providing continuity of care in a nurturing environment. The comprehensive service offers pre-conceptual counselling, a wide range of cerclage and other treatments and predictive tests. She is research lead at the Centre for Prenatal Therapy, the team who performed the first fetal surgery for spina bifida in the UK in 2018. 
Professor David is director of the EGA Institute for Women's Health, UCL. Her team are developing new treatments for fetal growth restriction using maternal gene therapy, and is pioneering the first clinical trial of in utero stem cell transplantation for brittle bone disease. She has won awards for her mentorship of academic trainees and colleagues, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
 

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dr hab. n. o zdr. Aleksandra Wesołowska

Researcher at the Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, head of the University Laboratory of Research on Feminine Milk and Lactation at the Regional Milk Bank at the Specialist Hospital. St. Families in Warsaw.
Associate of the Medical Research Agency, Secretary of the Scientific Working Group at the President of ABM. A graduate of Kozminski University in the field of Conducting and Organization of clinical trials. President and co-founder of the Foundation of the Bank of Women's Milk, established in 2010, acting as an expert and patient organization popularizing knowledge about human milk banks and the way such institutions operate in Poland and abroad.
Winner of the prestigious award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education (2019) for outstanding scientific and scientific and technical achievements in the category of research for the benefit of society (2018).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, together with a nationwide team, she undertook research on the risk of infection of a child from a mother suffering from COVID-19 and the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in the perinatal period.
 

Katarzyna Maksym
Katarzyna Maksym

MRCOG

Born in Warsaw, attended Warsaw Medical University which graduated Physician in 1999. Soon after completing internship started her specialty training in the Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Duchess Anna Mazowiecka Hospital in Warsaw with special interest in Maternal and Fetal medicine. 

After moving to UK spent some time as Research Fellow in Harris Birthright Centre at Kings College Hospital mastering her ultrasound skills. Appointed as Specialty Doctor at University College London Hospital in 2014 in their Maternal and Fetal Assessment Unit, became active in audit and research studies addressing high risk pregnancy management. Presented her work on several conferences and professional meetings. Teaching, in form of lectures and seminars as well as everyday bedside practical work with students, is prominent part of her professional activity.

Since 2017 took a role of Maternal and Fetal Medicine Research Fellow in Fetal Medicine Unit of University College London Hospital with special interest in Intrauterine growth restriction. Is member of EVERREST Consortium, international group developing treatment for fetuses affected by early onset severe intrauterine growth restriction. Currently PhD student at University College London concentrating on biophysical and molecular changes of the maternal-placental-fetal circulation and placentation in pregnancies affected by intrauterine growth restriction. Member of multidisciplinary research team.

Piotr Sawicki
Piotr Sawicki

A three-time graduate and lecturer at Kozminski University.
He has been associated with the research market since the nineties. It deals with the activities of Research Centers as well as recruitment and retention centers. Co-founder of the Osteomed Medical Center and the Lambda Clinical Research Center. An expert in planning and implementing campaigns of candidates in the recruitment with an understandable understanding of the correction and correctness of the language. In the years 2012 - 2019, the Head of Patient Engagement at Synexus and currently the Head of the Clinical Research Department at the CMP Medical Center.

Multiple speakers at international recruitment conferences.

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Maria João Cruz

Deloitte UK’s Centre for Health Solutions

Maria João Cruz is an Assistant Research Manager for The UK Centre for Health Solutions, the independent research hub of Deloitte’s Health Care and Life Sciences teams. At the Centre, she conducts rigorous analysis and research to generate insights that support the practice across life sciences and health care. 

Maria João has co-authored reports that explore the role of artificial intelligence in the digital transformation of biopharma’s value chain, including Intelligent clinical trials and Intelligent drug supply chains. Since joining the team, Maria João has also contributed to the series of annual reports, Measuring the return from pharmaceutical innovation, which tracks the productivity of late-stage clinical development of various biopharma companies and identifies key solutions that can help ensure a sustainable future for biopharma R&D. 

Maria João has a PhD in Bioengineering and over 10 years of experience in scientific research.

Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor

Deloitte UK’s Centre for Health Solutions

Karen established Deloitte UK’s Centre for Health Solutions in November 2011. The Centre is the independent research arm of Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Health Care (LSHC) practices, providing a trusted source of relevant, timely and reliable insights on emerging trends, challenges, and solutions. The Centre combines creative thinking, robust research, and industry experience to develop evidence-based perspectives on some of the biggest and most challenging issues facing our life sciences and healthcare clients to help them to improve their efficiency and cost-effectiveness and, importantly, benefit the patient. 

Recent reports with a life sciences focus include our series of reports on how AI is transforming the biopharma value chain, with separate reports on Intelligent drug discovery, Intelligent clinical trials, and Intelligent drug supply chains. All these reports focus on how innovation and advanced technologies are transforming care delivery and people’s experience of care. Her recent healthcare reports include: Digital Transformation: Shaping the future of European healthcare, Realising digital first primary care and Closing the digital gap: Shaping the future of UK healthcare. Over the past few weeks Karen has launched series of predictions from her team’s report ‘The future unmasked: Predicting the future of healthcare and life sciences in 2025’; the full report is available from the 9th December 2020.

In addition to reports, Karen presents her research at numerous sector and client conferences and events and publishes a weekly blog which since March has been focused on various issues relating to the impact of COVID-19 on LSHC (https://blogs.deloitte.co.uk/health/). She also provides a weekly update on public health on Deloitte’s COVID-19 fortnightly webinar.   

Karen is a member of the Institute of Chartered Public Finance and Accountants and has extensive experience in leading research into healthcare and life-science issues in the UK and internationally.  In 2002, Karen received an OBE for her work on Health Value for Money Audit work. Since 2011, Karen has been a Non-Executive Director at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust where she chairs the Audit Committee.

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Prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska

Aleksandra Przegalińska-Skierkowska received her PhD in the philosophy of artificial intelligence at the Department of Cultural Philosophy of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces at the Kozminski University. Currently, she conducts research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. A graduate of The New School for Social Research in New York, where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life. She is interested in the development of new technologies, especially green and sustainable technologies, humanoid artificial intelligence, social robots, and wearable technologies.

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KATARZYNA PIEŃCZUK

Katarzyna has been associated with the clinical trials industry since 2015. She has collaborated with both CRO and pharmaceutical companies. She highly values personal development and puts 100% into everything she does, which makes her a valued member of project teams. She has experience in therapeutic areas such as neurology, oncology, immunology, cardiology, diabetology, ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopedics. She participated in IMP and medical device projects at all stages.

 

She is always happy to participate in all kinds of training, lectures, or meetings of the clinical research industry. This helps her to gain new experience and broaden her knowledge, which she can then use in her daily work as a project specialist.

 

From 2019, she took on an additional role of Coordinator and Programme Support at Kozminski University’s Management and Healthcare Studies department. Katarzyna was inspired to join the team after completing postgraduate studies in Conducting and Monitoring Clinical Research. She is an alumna of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in the fields of Molecular biology and Environmental protection.

 

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ŁUKASZ WIĘCH

Lukasz is an alumnus of Kozminski University, having completed an MBA for Medical Staff and the Faculty of Medicine of the Medical University of Warsaw. He is a Physycian, specialising in public health. An educator by passion and experience.

 

For many years, he has been professionally involved in the sector of clinical research of new drugs. As Associate Director at Synexus Polska Sp. z o. o., he is constantly expanding his extensive practical professional experience, especially in the field of investigations as well as the organization and international management of a clinical research sites.

 

He specialises in creating innovative business solutions and partnerships in line with the win-win philosophy. Member of the Association for Good Clinical Research Practice in Poland - GCPpl. Lecturer at Kozminski University and the Medical University of Warsaw.

 

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Kozminski University

Kozminski University has been a holder of three prestigious accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA – for many years.

KU has also been awarded numerous certificates by many international organizations and is recognized by professional associations operating in the areas of management, HR, and CSR.

The fields of study offered at KU are regularly awarded by the Polish Accreditation Committee.

 
The “Triple Crown of accreditation” for Kozminski University
 

There are three most important accreditations in the world awarded to business schools:

  • EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System
  • AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • AMBA - Association of MBAs

They form the so-called ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditation, something that the best higher education institutions aspire to attain. There are only 100 business schools in the world that hold all three accreditations, with our university being one of them.