V.P. Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Paul Dick and Associates

Lauren Carde MSc, Hon.BSc has 15 years of experience in the animal health industry with product development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, business development and market research. She began her career as the Project Coordinator for the Natural Health Product Apollo Team at Elanco Animal Health where she was responsible for coordinating all aspects of product development and regulatory affairs for a number of small start-up companies partnered with Elanco. In 2009 she became the Research Coordinator for Chemaphor, a small Canadian biotechnology company. She successfully worked with a number of governmental agencies on the preparation of strategic grant applications and played a key role in the development of regulatory and commercialization strategies for the company.

She currently serves as the Director of Scientific Affairs for Paul Dick & Associates (PDA) and is involved with all aspects of product development, strategic business strategies and regulatory affairs for Canadian and international clients. She has extensive experience and expertise all along the product development spectrum. She is responsible for project management, the preparation of market assessments, strategic business plans and product life plans, proof of concept studies, pivotal safety and efficacy trials, product development, regulatory strategies, pre-submission meetings with Canadian regulators, grant applications, technical writing, and, the preparation of regulatory dossiers. 

She has also co-authored numerous scientific reports for a variety of audiences, including Health Canada, the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), and major animal health companies (Elanco, Zoetis, Merck). Regulatory experience includes the preparation of scientific dossiers and product applications for Health Canada’s Low Risk Veterinary Health Products Program and the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate, pre-submission meetings with the Veterinary Drugs Directorate and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and, the preparation of regulatory submissions for both the Veterinary Drugs Directorate and Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

She has had the pleasure of working with start-up biotechnology companies, medium-sized enterprises, and, large multinational corporations to successfully develop and register low risk veterinary health products, veterinary biologics and veterinary drugs for both food and companion animals in Canada. In addition, she has experience working with the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) for the registration of human natural health products. Lauren completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Guelph in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and has an in depth understanding of the Canadian regulatory requirements for natural health products. 

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Hans Nauwynck - Panelist Professor University of Ghent
Michael Hemprich - Moderator
Stefaan Wera Chief Operating Officer/Co-founder Virovet
Joris Vandeputte - Moderator President and Founder VacciM
Klaus Hellmann - Moderator Chief Veterinary Officer Argenta
Vladimir Pucovsky Scientific Administrator EMA Europa
Jose Carlos Mancera - panelist Senior Clinical Manager Zoetis
Liesbeth Ceelen - Moderator CEO BioLizard
Stein Aerts - panelist Scientific Director & Group Leader VIB
Daniel Jameson - panelist CEO Biorelate
Johannes Charlier Managing Director Kreavet
Jan Wauters Science & Technology Counselor Flanders Investment & Trade
Roxane Feller Secretary General Animal Health Europe
Hans Van Der Weken Postdoctoral Researcher Ghent University
Niels Vander Elst Postdoctoral Researcher Ghent University & KULeuven
Jeroen De Buck Professor Veterinary Microbiology University of Calgary
Kathleen Marchal Professor Bioinformatics University of Ghent
Paul Hodgson Director of Operations VIDO
Nathalie Vanderheijden Coordinator fot the EUP AH&W University of Ghent
Ann Martens Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Ghent University
Lionel Malbec Product Manager Quantoom Biosciences
Lucas Decuypere CEO Allegro
Jelena Suran CEO Apiotix Technologies
Paul Dick Founder and President Paul Dick and Associates
Laetitia Cicchelero Cross-Health platform coordinator - Provaxs University of Ghent
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Sanjay Vashee Professor and Rockville Campus Director J. Craig Venter Institute
Lucy Davidson Professor of Veterinary Clinical Genetics and MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow Royal Veterinary College
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Annelies Bogaerts CDO Benno Therapeutics
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Thomas Demeester Assistant Professor University of Ghent
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