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Clinical Trials Europe

Isabelle Naeije
Clinical Operations Learning Manager (Program & Study) at Novartis


Isabelle Naëije has a Master in Sciences degree in bio-engineering (Free University of Brussels, Belgium). She started working for Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland in 2015, as Clinical Trial Head, overseeing clinical trials phase I-IV in oncology – hematology. In July 2023, she became Clinical Operations Learning Manager (Program & Study). In parallel, she is a patient engagement champion, bringing the voice of the patients at each step of the clinical development. Before Novartis, she worked at Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Switzerland in the Clinical Pharmacology department. She came to Switzerland in 2011 after 5 years spent as Global Study Manager at Glaxo SmithKline Biologicals, Belgium. Prior to moving to the pharmaceutical industry, she worked as on-site clinical Research Assistant at the Erasmus University Hospital, Belgium. She is speaker/panelist at several clinical operational events every year since 2013.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: Patient Involvement & Engagement - Is it a Conversation or an Obligation??