Speakers
 


Bent Høie

The Norwegian Minister of Health and Care

Norway

Bent Høie represents the Conservative Party and has been part of the Ministry since 2013. The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care is responsible for policy related to hospitals, health care in municipalities, prevention, mental health and substance abuse.

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Gunnar Sæter

Head of the Institute for Cancer Research
Oslo University Hospital

Norway

Professor Gunnar Saeter is the Head of the Institute for Cancer Research Oslo University Hospital where he leads the basic and translational cancer research.

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Alexander Eggermont

General Director
Gustave Roussy

France

Professor Alexander Eggermont, the General Director of Gustave Roussy since 2010, was appointed as the head of the Institute renewed by the French Minister of Health for 5 years starting October 1st, 2015.

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Per Eystein Lønning

MD and PhD, Professor
Haukeland University Hospital

Norway

Per Eystein Lønning is a Professor at the Section of Oncology, Institute of Medicine at University of Bergen and a Head of the Section of Breast Cancer at Haukeland University Hospital. 

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Hege Russnes

Postdoc, MD
Section for Molecular Pathology
Oslo University Hospital

Norway

Hege Russnes is a specialist in patology and holds also a 50% position as senior consultant in the Department of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital. She is a member of the steering committee of Oslo Breast Cancer Research Consortium, OSBREAC and in the K. G. Jebsen Center for Breast Cancer Research.

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Ulrik Lassen

Professor
Department of Oncology
Rigshospitalet

Denmark

Ulrik Lassen, MD, Ph.D., has specialised in internal medicine and medical oncology at the Department of Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark. He had been a member of the Danish Oncological Lung Cancer Group since it was founded in the mid-1990s, until he established the Phase I Unit at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen in 2005.

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Edwin Cuppen

Professor of Human Genetics
University Medical Center Utrecht

The Netherlands

Edwin Cuppen is an expert in DNA sequencing and a pioneer in personalized genomics. He applies next-generation sequencing for both research and diagnostic purposes.

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Alison Campbell

CEO
Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI)

Ireland

Dr Alison Campbell,  OBE RTTP, is Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), based at Enterprise Ireland. KTI is the national office, responsible for the promotion, development and management of Ireland’s knowledge transfer system. 

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Anders Haugland

Managing Director
Bergen Technology Transfer Office (BTO)

Norway

Anders Haugland is the managing director of Bergen Teknologioverføring AS (BTO). He is also a member of the steering group of Nordic Network for Tech Transfer and Health (NORTTH). Previously, Anders Haugland has been the Research Director and Researcher at SINTEF Energy Research in Trondheim, Norway.

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Siri Kolle

Vice President Clinical
Invent2

Norway

Siri Kolle is Vice President Clinical at Inven2 AS. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from University of California, Berkeley. During the 10th NRI-Conference in 2015 she is going to discuss in depth why Norway is a good option for clinical research in order to strengthen the Nordic position.

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Åsa Muntlin Athlin

Head of Research
Department of Emergency Care and Internal Medicine
Uppsala University Hospital

Sweden

Dr Åsa Muntlin Athlin is currently the Head of Research at the Department of Emergency Care and Internal Medicine at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. She has specialist training in emergency care and has long and ongoing clinical experience in ED nursing. 

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Bibi Hølge-Hazelton

Head of Nursing and Allied Health Research
University Hospital Sjælland

Denmark

Bibi Hølge-Hazelton holds a PhD degree and she is the Head of Nursing and Allied Health Research at the University Hospital Sjælland. Her work is concentrated in the fields of Nursing Science, Primary Care and Public Health. She is associated professor at the Research Unit for General Practice at Department of Public Health in the University of Copenhagen.

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Susanne Salmela

Director of Nursing Development
Vaasa Central Hospital

Finland

Dr Susanne Salmela PhD, MLT is the Director of Nursing Development at Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland. A joint publication from 2015 in the Open Journal of Nursing is under the title “Clinical Nurses’ Research Capacity Building in Practice—A Systematic Review”.

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Tone Rustøen

Professor II
Senior Researcher
Department for research and development
Oslo University Hospital

Norway

Tone Rustøen is Senior Researcher at the Oslo University Hospital since 2006. She has also been Professor II at the University of Oslo since 2013. Rustøen holds a PhD degree in Nursing from University of Bergen since 1998.

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Melvin Samsom

CEO
Karolinska University Hospital

Sweden

Mr. Melvin Samsom has been the Chief Executive Officer of Karolinska University Hospital since October 1, 2014. Karolinska is one of Europe's largest university hospitals and together with Karolinska Institutet the hospital has a leading role within the field of medical breakthroughs.

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Erlend Smeland

Research Director
Oslo University Hospital

Norway

Erlend Bremertun Smeland is an award-winning Norwegian cancer researcher and expert in lymphoma. He has been Director of the Institute for Cancer Research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. 

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Dagfinn Hallseth

Partner
Europe, Middle East and Africa Healthcare Consulting Leader
PwC

Norway

Dagfinn Hallseth is Europe, Middle East and Africa Healthcare Consulting Leader in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC is a leading internatinal consultancy and professional services firm.

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Kristin Braa

Professor
Vice Head of the Department of Informatics
University of Oslo

Norway

Dr Kristin Braa is professor and Vice Head of the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. She is also Head of the Information Systems Group and she is the project manager for the Health Information System Programme (HISP) at the Department of Informatics. 

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Pierre Lafolie

Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet

Sweden

Pierre Lafolie is the Project Manager for Nordic Trial Alliance from 2013. He is trained as physician at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and a specialist in Clinical Pharmacology. At present, Lafolie works as a Senior Consultant at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna and as an Associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Institution of Internal Medicine.

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Peter Allebeck

Secretary General
Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Sweden

Peter Allebeck is Secretary General of FORTE, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, and board member of the Nordic Programme on Helth and Welfare. He is also professor of Social Medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institutet. He has been involved in several Nordic collaborative organizations and projects in the public health field.

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Samantha Scarlett

Project Manager
Haukeland University Hospital

Norway & UK

Samantha has a background in clinical research management working in the UK.

She has worked in the central coordinating centre of NIHR, the local research networks and a busy Research and Development office.

Currently she is a Project Manager at Haukeland University Hospital.

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Keiji Fukuda

Assistant Director-General
Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance
WHO

USA

Dr Keiji Fukuda is Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance in the office of the Director-General at the World Health Organization. Dr Fukuda has extensive public health and research experience working on influenza.

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