Mini-Networking Night on Healthcare Consulting

Event details
Mini-Networking Reception on Healthcare Consulting will feature a special event, in collaboration with GMCA, with guests from VIVOVII, IQVIA(QuintilesIMS) and Shift Health on March 27th, 2018. To complete your registration please submit a business style one page Resume/CV to [email protected] Due to limited space, only candidates that complete registration will be selected to participate; selected candidates will be notified by March 22.
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration: Opens on March 12th, 2018
Location: 2nd floor of Prenup Pub (191 College St, Toronto), near Queen’s Park Subway Station
Event program
6:00 – 6:10 p.m. Registration
6:10 – 6:20 p.m. Welcome remarks & Guest introduction
6:20 – 7:20 p.m. Structured Networking (students are organized into groups, which 3x rotate every 20 minutes)
7:20 – 8:00 p.m. Open Networking
*Appetizers & cash bar are provided.
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Very limited space available. Registered individuals who do not show up will be prevented from registering for future events.

The Mini Networking Series is free for all students, post-docs and other research trainees at the University of Toronto or the affiliated research institutions. External participants must pay a $5 fee to register.

Have more questions about registration? Visit our FAQ page.

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Amir Naseri , Ph.D.

Engagement Manager, VIVOVII

Amir Naseri is an Engagement Manager at VIVOVII, a tech start-up whose mission is to combine modern technology and leading research to help people make better decisions and live happier and more fulfilling lives. At VIVOVII, Amir is responsible for running consulting engagements, helping his clients understand the value proposition of the VIVOVII product, and supporting the product development team. Prior to joining VIVOVII, Amir spent 4 years at KPMG Canada’s Strategy & Operations team where he mostly focused on health & life sciences engagements. His areas of interest in healthcare are health system funding and health data analytics.

Ritesh Daya, Ph.D.

Analyst, Shift Health

Ritesh Daya is an Analyst at Shift Health with experience supporting clients from across the spectrum of HealthSphere stakeholders, including academic, government, multinational investment, non-profit and pharmaceutical organizations. Prior to joining Shift Health, Ritesh completed his PhD at McMaster University where he worked on the discovery and development of novel drug candidates for Parkinson’s Disease and schizophrenia. During his tenure at McMaster University, Ritesh was awarded the Canada Vanier Graduate award and the Canada Charles Best and Fredrick Banting scholarship.

Natasha Malik, PhD
Analyst, Shift Health

Natasha is an Analyst at Shift Health where she is responsible for conducting and synthesizing primary and secondary research and producing high-level analytics for multi-faceted projects. During her time at Shift Health, Natasha has supported a wide variety of projects which include conducting an economic impact assessment of a major pharmaceutical company’s Canadian investments; supporting an international HIV vaccine public-private partnership in developing an access strategy; and developing an investment framework for a major Canadian funding agency. Prior to joining Shift Health, Natasha was member of the business development team of a management consulting firm where she identified opportunities for the firm, devised strategies and developed proposals for prospective Health Care and Not-for-Profit clients. Natasha graduated with a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Toronto.

Tamer Ismail, MTIM

Consultant, IQVIA

Tamer is a Consultant on the Commercial Effectiveness Services team at IQVIA, helping Canadian pharmaceutical companies deliver enhanced performance. Prior to joining IQVIA, he worked as an international energy analyst across the Middle East, Asia and Caribbean.

He obtained a Master in Technology & Innovation Management from the University of Queensland, where he developed a keen interest in the business side of life sciences and became involved in technology transfer. He also holds a Bachelor of Life Science from the University of Toronto.

Tamer enjoys experiencing other cultures, reading about business and geopolitics, and Latin dancing.

Dorian Murariu, MSc

Consultant, IQVIA

Dorian Murariu is a Consultant in the Health Access and Outcomes (HA&O) unit of IQVIA, a global healthcare data and technology company, in Toronto, Canada. He currently engages pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients using big data and modern analytics to bring high-quality, actionable, real-world insights to support the business decisions. Prior to this role Dorian was an Epidemiologist working closely with teams of oncologists to managing the design and execution of dozens of pharmacoepidemiologic studies focused on patient outcomes. His experience in pharmaceutical and clinical research spans several other therapeutic areas, including applications in cardiology, head-and-neck surgery and emergency medicine. Dorian completed a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Western Ontario, and was awarded CIHR and OGS funding during his tenure there.

Arjun Sehgal, MSc

Business Transformation Consultant at IBM Global Business Services

Arjun Sehgal is a Business Transformation Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, working within the Cognitive practice. He has over five years of experience in project and change management in the healthcare and higher education sectors; as well as being highly skilled in business process improvement within technology start-ups. With a proven ability to plan, develop, execute and evaluate projects from start to finish. Arjun has completed his Masters of Sciences in Health Informatics (eHealth) at McMaster University and he holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Health & Political Sciences) from the University of Toronto.

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