The International Publication Planning Association (TIPPA) is an industry-led association. Our mission is to foster excellence in medical publications and communications by providing a foundation from which the industry can exchange thought-leadership, present ethical guidance, and develop best practices. In addition, TIPPA provides practical strategies for developing, implementing and executing an effective publication and communication plan as a critical component of the clinical development process. Our aim is to help biopharmaceutical communication executives and their agencies produce ethical and targeted publications and clinical data throughout the product lifecycle.
TIPPA’s goals are to:
TIPPA is continuously working to help its members meet the challenges of pharmaceutical publication planning. We are open to your suggestions and strive for new ways to meet your educational needs. Member input is our most valuable asset – please keep it coming!
- Serve industry educational needs associated with publication planning and other related activities in the biopharmaceutical industry
- Foster excellence in medical publications and communications within the biopharmaceutical industry by providing a foundation on which industry can stand together
- Provide ethical guidance
- Provide practical strategies for developing, implementing and executing an effective publication and communication plan as a critical component of the clinical development process
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TIPPA Advisory Board Members
Jay Magrann most recently was VP & Publisher, Custom Publishing at Informa Healthcare, where he provided global strategic direction and development for new products. In that role, Jay led the launch of and served as Publisher for the Journal of European CME and the online CME podcast website, CMEcast. He is the former Publisher of the CMRO Series journals (Current Medical Research & Opinion, Journal of Medical Economics and Journal of Drug Assessment) at Informa Healthcareand has over 25 years of experience in global healthcare publishing and continuing education for healthcare professionals.
Prior to his work at Informa, Jay served as Executive Director of the Lippincott CME Institute, Inc. as well as Publisher of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins’ Sponsored Periodicals. Jay was one of the co-authors of the MPIP Authors’ Submission Toolkit and of an abstract on a survey regarding publication of negative trial results at the 2011 European ISMPP meeting and the 8th Annual Meeting of ISMPP (2012).
Jodie Sherman Gillon
Jodie Sherman Gillon has served as a Director with Pfizer's WW Publications Management Team for over six years. She is responsible for compliance and planning within the Rheumatology, Inflammation, Anti-bacterial, Tropical disease and Respiratory TAs as well as the lead for publications within the Emerging Markets Business Unit. In addition, Jodie leads a group focused on External Collaborations with a focus on publishing companies.
For over four years prior to that, Jodie was the Global Communications Lead for the Gastroenterology and Urology franchises at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. She had been recognized throughout Novartis for achieving the largest number of publications in the company with the smallest budget and led a steering committee to implement best practices for publications companywide. While at Novartis, Jodie also managed Phase IV clinical trials and investigator initiated research studies.
Prior to joining Novartis, Jodie served as the Director of Medical Education for Oridion Medical and as a Health Economist with the Israeli Center for Disease Control and Ministry of Health. Jodie holds a Master’s of Public Health with a dual degree in Health Economics and Epidemiology and a BSFS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. Jodie is currently serving on the advisory board of TIPPA, ISMPP Programming committee and is a member of COPE.
Elizabeth Crane, M.A.
Elizabeth Crane is currently an Associate Director, Publications at Astellas, located in Northbrook, IL In this role, she develops and executes publication strategies in key therapeutic areas. Previously she was Assistant Director, Publications at TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. In addition to publication management, Elizabeth has held positions in clinical development, project management and medical writing and has over 15 years of industry experience. Elizabeth is a member of TIPPA, ISMPP and AMWA. She holds a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Communication from Aurora University.
Liz Wager, Managing Director of Sideview, is an authority on publication strategy and ethics. She is a member of the BMJ’s Ethics Committee and chaired the Committee On Publication Ethics from 2009-2012. After studying zoology at the Universities of Oxford and Reading, she joined Blackwell Scientific Publications as an editor of medical and scientific books. She has 20 years experience of working with the pharmaceutical industry, first with Janssen-Cilag, then as the UK Head of Medical Publications at Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline) and since 2001 as a freelance trainer and consultant. Liz helped develop the Good Publication Practice and European Medical Writers Association guidelines and is the author of ‘Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy’. She has run training courses and given talks on six continents for doctors, journal editors, professional writers and drug company personnel. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Split, Croatia.
Art joined Beardsworth Consulting Group in 2001 and serves as VP, Strategic Regulatory Consulting, Medical Writing, and QA. Previously, he was Senior Director, Clinical Trial Services at iKnowMed, contributing to the development of their web-based electronic data capture software to support pharmaceutical clinical trials. As Executive Director of the Advanced Phase Solutions Group of Quintiles, he had responsibility for the oversight of the Project and Portfolio Management disciplines associated with peri- and post-approval clinical trials. For 11 years, Art was Director, Medical Communications at Schering-Plough, where he oversaw the preparation of clinical documentation filed in support of new drug registrations, worldwide. Previous Medical Writing responsibilities included Management of the Medical & Scientific Communications Department at Hoffmann-La Roche, Managing the Medical Writing Department at Revlon Health Care Group, and Supervising Preclinical Report Writing at Schering-Plough. Art is Past President of AMWA and a Fellow of both AMWA and EMWA, continuing to serve on committees and lead workshops and plenary sessions. He has also been active in the establishment of standards of authorship for AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP, as well as data transformation standards for protocols, registries, and health records, under the auspices of CDISC. He has a strong interest in Biomedical Ethics and has participated in many panel discussions on that topic. Art’s educational history includes undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, graduate work in Neurophysiology and Behavioral Medicine at New York Medical College, and in Pharmaceutics at Temple University.
Lisa DeTora leads the publication subteam of the ISMPP ethics committee and is a student of bioethics at Albany Medical College. Her publications experience spans pharmaceuticals, vaccines, clinical, nonclinical, basic research, epidemiology, outcomes research and health economics. In addition, Lisa is an experienced writer and manager of regulatory documentation in all areas. Following some early work editing grants and publications in molecular biology and biophysics as a graduate student, Lisa’s professional career in writing and publications began at Merck and Co., Inc. She has also held positions at Galderma, Novartis Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur, Scientific Connexions, and Vertex, thus spanning large, small, and mid-sized corporate environments as well as agency work. In the early part of her career as a writer, Lisa had oversight and direct responsibility for clinical, nonclinical and CMC regulatory documentation. While a Medical Lead in Regulatory Affairs, Lisa did Common Technical Document implementation across more than a dozen clinical teams in pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Subsequent to this, Lisa held positions of increasing degrees of responsibility in Medical and Scientific Affairs, encompassing primary responsibility for publications as well as meeting ad-hoc internal communications and medical information needs. Additionally, Lisa has taught scientific writing, most recently as an assistant professor at Lafayette College, where she also advised faculty on the teaching of writing in the sciences. Lisa’s scientific and intellectual engagement in recent years has included authorship of publications in various fields, including epidemiology, chemistry, assay methods, clinical development, the rhetoric of science, and medical humanities.