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Dr Eddie Power is currently the VP, North America Medical Affairs, Hospital Business, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his career in the pharmaceutical industry. He started at Pfizer in September 2010 as the Team Leader, US Medical Affairs Infectious Diseases in SCBU, before assuming the position of Group Leader, US Medical Affairs, Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in 2012 and Head, US Medical Affairs, Vaccines in 2014.
Before joining Pfizer, Eddie served as the Global Medical Director for Cubist Pharmaceuticals since 2008, working internationally with alliance partners to develop Medical Affairs strategies for Cubist’s anti-infective portfolio. Previously, Eddie was the Therapy Area head at Schering-Plough leading the Anti-Infectives/Virology/ Addiction Medicine portfolio in Global Medical Affairs.
He was also with Bayer Healthcare, where he was Director of Global Scientific Affairs, responsible for global opinion leader interactions, scientific communications and overseeing a corporate antimicrobial stewardship program. Prior to joining Bayer in 2002, Eddie was Director, Strategic Microbiology at GlaxoSmithKline supporting GSK’s Infectious Disease portfolio. Eddie held a faculty position at United Medical and Dental Schools, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK.
He holds a PhD degree from the Welsh School of Pharmacy, University of Wales and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK, and is a past recipient of the WH Pierce Memorial Prize (UK) for an outstanding contribution to microbiology. He is married with three children and enjoys sport and cycling in his spare time.
IFAPP Academy provides an online, continuing professional development course, Medical Affairs in Medicines Development, resulting in the Professional Certification, Certified Medicines Development (CMD).