Ivan Desviat

Designation: Director Global Medical Education Excellence

Ivan Desviat, MBA, CHCP is Director Medical Education Excellence for AbbVie biotech overseeing company led Medical Education strategic planning, implementation approach, and program impact measures for Medical Affairs across all company’s Therapeutic Areas at Global HQ and affiliates. He brings more than 20 years of documented success across a variety of Affiliate, EU Regional, US and Global assignments in Medical Affairs organization, Commercial teams and Continuous Performance roles.   Ivan is recognized for enhancing Medical Affairs internal capabilities such as scientific platforms, KOL engagement, insights, internal training and delivering educational engagement strategies with innovative programs in different local, regional, and global roles.   He has author several congresses oral, and posters related to medical education research and was granted in 2017 the prestigious GAME Medical Education international award for a PI program in collaboration with the health agency in Spain.   He recently accepted the role of Co-Chair of the MAPS External Education Focus Area Working Group. In this effort he will be working to enhance the value of Medical Affairs education within the industry while providing visibility to new approaches and solutions recently created in response to the changing landscape.    Ivan received the bachelor’s degree in industrial chemistry (M.Sc.) from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain), and was recipient of an Erasmus study grant to complete the Chemical Engineering degree (ChE) from the Ecole européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Materieu at Strasburg (France). He completed his MBA at Instituto de Empresa (IE), and holds a six sigma black belt and CHCP certification.

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