Emer Cooke is the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency, based in Amsterdam. She also holds the role of Chair of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA). Previously, she was the Director responsible for all medical product-related regulatory activities at the World Health Organization in Geneva between November 2016 and November 2020. Ms. Cooke is a pharmacist with Masters degrees in Science and Business Administration from Trinity College Dublin. She has over 30 years' experience in international regulatory affairs and held management positions at the European Medicines Agency as Head of Inspections and Head of International Affairs respectively from 2002 until 2016. From September 1998 to July 2002, she worked in the Pharmaceuticals unit of the European Commission, where intra-alia, she was responsible for international collaboration, EU enlargement and the orphan medicines regulation.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU.
Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten studied medicine in Frankfurt am Main/Germany. He received his doctoral degree in 2003 with a thesis on high-throughput testing of blood donors for HBV and HIV-1. From June 2000, Drosten joined the virology department at Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. His group focused on virus discovery and molecular diagnostics of tropical viral diseases. From 2007, Drosten became full professor and chair at the Institute of Virology at University of Bonn Medical Center. In 2017, he moved to Charité University Medicine in Berlin, where he is currently the Director of the Institute of Virology. He was a member of the German Ministry of Health's International Advisory Board on Global Health from 2017-2019. Drosten co-discovered the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV), for which he developed the first diagnostic tests in 2003. He worked on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) for which he resolved many aspects of the natural history of disease in humans and animals. In January 2020, his team developed the first SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test that was approved by the WHO and globally applied. His subsequent work focused on characterizing essential disease traits and diagnostic approaches in COVID-19. During the pandemic, he has been consulting German federal and state authorities and was appointed to the European Commission's advisory panel on Covid-19.
First Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine
Born on May 16, 1978 in Hrebinka, Poltava region.
Doctor of Medicine (2013), Professor (2015) Master of Public Administration in Healthcare (2013) Master of Medicine with a degree in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (2002) Medical specialization in anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, emergency medicine.
1994-2000 - Bogomolets National Medical University (medical care).
2000-2002 - internship and master's degree at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the Shupik National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.
2003-2006 - postgraduate studies at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of Bogomolets National Medical University.
2006 - defense of thesis for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences.
2013 - graduated with honors from the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine with a Master of Public Administration degree.
2013 - defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences.
2003 - present - anesthesiologist at the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (part-time).
2006-2008 - assistant, 2008-2013 - associate professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Bogomolets National Medical University.
2013-2015 - Dean for Internship and Advanced Training of Doctors at Bogomolets National Medical University.
2015-2020 - Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Bogomolets National Medical University.
2020-2023 - Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Bogomolets National Medical University.
Author of more than 200 scientific works, including 4 textbooks, 2 monographs, 9 patents, has 9 publications in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Scince.
2016-2023 - President of the Public Organization "Association of Anesthesiologists of Ukraine"
2014-2023 - President of the Public Organization "Ukrainian Union of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition"
since 2015 - Member of the Council of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (Council Member of the European Society for Parenteral, Enteral Nutrition and Metabolism)
since 2017 - Representative of the National Committee of Societies of Anesthesiologists in the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (NASC Member of the European Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care)
Completed professional internships in France, Japan, the USA, and the Netherlands.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is the main healthcare body in the system of Government of Ukraine (Cabinet of the Ministers of Ukraine)