1st Virtual Session


Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. She is the Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health and Past President of the European Association of Science Editors. She chairs the Research Committee of The World Association of Medical Editors. Prof. Marušić is also the Co-Chair of the Cochrane Scientific Committee. Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Cochrane Croatia and takes responsibility for Research as its Research Coordinator. She also founded the Croatian Centre for Global Health at the University of Split School of Medicine. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR (Enhancing the Quality And Transparency Of Health Research) Network. She has a number of significant academic achievements including authorship of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and was heavily involved with creating the policy of mandatory registration of clinical trials in public registries, which helped change the legal regulation of clinical trials worldwide. She has received a number of awards for her research, most recently a Meritorious Award from the Council of Science Editors in 2016.


An epidemiologist who has spent most of her career working in both the public and private healthcare sectors; both within government as well as in the non- governmental sectors. This has given her an excellent understanding of working with multiple stakeholders and navigating the interface between science and policy. She played a key role in controlling the SARS outbreak in 2003 in Singapore. Since then she has worked with multiple public health organizations and guideline panels in evidence-based policymaking. In her current position at the VUmc, she is leading the development of one of the largest nation-wide surveys to study research integrity in academia, namely what factors help or hinder responsible conduct of research among scientists in The Netherlands.


Co-founder of Retraction Watch, vice president of editorial at Medscape, and distinguished writer in residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute, United States.  He also serves as president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. Ivan previously was global editorial director of MedPage. Today, executive editor of Reuters Health, and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Medal for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association, and in 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil laws from The University of the South (Sewanee).