Dr. Mayada Alkhakany has more than 15 years of experience working within various sectors of the pharmaceutical industry having worked across a range of key areas including clinical operation, medical affairs, and pharmacovigilance functions. She was the head of pharmacovigilance in Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (2014-2019) in Boehringer Ingelheim. She was an associate director of pharmacovigilance in Merck Sharp & Dome (2010-2014). She’s pharmacovigilance, policy making and leadership consultant. Dr. Mayada is a member of ISoP (International Society of Pharmacovigilance), founder and co leader of ISoP patient engagement group. Co-founder and ex-president of ISoP Middle East chapter (2015-2020). She was the chair of local organizing committee of the annual meeting of ISoP 2021. She conducted many training programs under the umbrella of ISoP Middle East Chapter and in collaboration with Arab Health Authorities. She has been invited as a speaker in many conferences both international and regional.