October 19, 2021
Matters 21
A virtual one-day summit for the literature review community


11:00 – 11:10am EST

Opening Remarks

Peter O’Blenis, Chief Executive Officer, Evidence Partners

11:15 – 11:50am EST

Fighting an Infodemic in the Post-Covid World
Gunther Eysenbach, Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria
Founder & CEO, JMIR Publications

Noon – 12:50pm EST

Industry Best Practices Track Breakouts

Medical Devices
Managing CERs and PERs Programmatically to Meet EU Regulatory Requirements

Maria Fontanazza

Editor-in-Chief, MedTech Intelligence

Dr. Bassil Akra

Founder & CEO, AKRA Team GMBh

Dr. Sara Paquette

PhD, Manager, Medical Writing Medtronic

Dr. David A. Chalyan

Associate Director of Clinical Development – Evidence Transformation,

Dr. Julien Senac

Global Director – IVD Focus Team, TÜV SÜD


Applying Systematic Reviews to Real-World Evidence Study Design

Dr. Patti Peeples

PhD, Vice President, Evidence & Content, HealthEconomics.com

Michael Broder

President, Partnership for Health Analytic Research (PHAR)

Jesse Ortendahl

Director of Health Economics Partnership for Health Analytic Research (PHAR)

Public Sector

The Importance of Evidence-Based Research for the Public Sector Ecosystem

Katy McFee

Executive Vice-President, Evidence Partners

Dr. Kristina Thayer

Director, Integrated Risk Information System Division, Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Katya Tsaioun

PhD, Director, Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Michelle Fleetwood

PhD, Solutions Consultant, Clarivate

1:00 – 1:50pm EST

How Covid-19 Has Shifted Our Understanding and Application of Scientific Evidence

Dr. David Nash, Founding Dean Emeritus, Jefferson College of Population Health is interviewed by Peter O’Blenis, CEO, Evidence Partners

2:00 – 2:50pm EST

Innovation Track Breakouts

Get to the Finish Line Faster and with Less Effort Using Simplified Workflows

Nicole LeDrew

Solution Engineer, Evidence Partners

Automation Can Be Your Best Friend: Streamlining Every Stage of Your Reviews

Ian Stefanison

Chief Technology Officer & ISO in Software Development, Evidence Partners

The Essentials of Transparency Through Automated Tracking

Joanna Lansche

Product Marketing Manager, Evidence Partners

3:00 – 3:15pm EST

Closing Remarks

Peter O’Blenis, Chief Executive Officer, Evidence Partners