Congress Organizers and Planners

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Advisory Board

Congress Directors

John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc
Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
Stanford, California, USA

Michael Berkwits, MD, MSCE
JAMA and the JAMA Network
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Congress Executive Director

Annette Flanagin, RN, MA
JAMA and the JAMA Network
Chicago, Illinois, USA

European Director

Theodora Bloom, PhD
London, UK

Associate Directors

Steve Goodman, MD, MHS, PhD
Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
Stanford, California, USA

Véronique Kiermer, PhD
San Francisco, California, USA

David Moher, MSc, PhD
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Director Emeritus

Drummond Rennie, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA

Kamran Abassi, MBChB
London, UK

Dianne Babski, MIM
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Vivienne Bachelet, MD, MSc
Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Albert-László Barabási, PhD
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Howard Bauchner, MD
Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lisa A. Bero, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado, USA

Patrick M. Bossuyt, PhD
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lex Bouter, PhD
Vrije University
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Isabelle Boutron, MD, PhD
Université de Paris
Paris, France

An-Wen Chan, MD, DPhil
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kay Dickersin, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dan Evanko, PhD
American Association for Cancer Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

James Evans, PhD
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Fiona Godlee, MBBChir
London, UK

R. Brian Haynes, MD, PhD
McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

James Kigera, MBChB MMed
Annals of African Surgery
Nairobi, Kenya

Sabine Kleinert, MD
The Lancet
London, UK

Christine Laine, MD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

José Florencio F. Lapeña Jr, MA, MD
University of the Philippines
Manila, Philippines

Malcolm MacLeod, MBChB, PhD
The University of Edinburgh
Edindburgh, UK

Emilie Marcus, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Ana Marušić, MD, PhD
Journal of Global Health
Split, Croatia

Bahar Mehmani, PhD
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Frank Miedema, PhD
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands

Jigisha Patel, MRCP, PhD
London, UK

Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD
New England Journal of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

David Schriger, MD, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, USA

Emily Sena, PhD
BMJ Open Science
Edinburgh, UK

Magdalena Skipper, PhD
Nature and Nature Research
London, UK

Victoria Stodden, PhD
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, USA

Deborah Sweet, PhD
Cell Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sarah Tegen, PhD
American Chemical Society
Washington DC, USA

Martin R. Tramèr, MD, DPhil
Geneva University Hospitals
Geneva, Switzerland

Valda Vinson, PhD
Washington DC, USA

Erik Von Elm, MD
Cochrane Switzerland
Lausanne, Switzerland

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, PhD
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jasmine Wallace, MPS
American Society for Microbiology
Washington, DC, USA