Bert Verheyen (BSN, RN, Ghent) started his professional career in Intensive Care and Coronary Care units (UCL-10 years). After that, he changed for the Pharmaceutical sector (13 years), working successively as sales rep (Astra), Product Manager (Astra, Beecham) and Marketing Manager (Bayer). Finally he moved to Clinical Research Center of a major device company (Medtronic-17 years) where he was managing Clinical Operations and Monitoring.
Among his main tasks in this latter position, he had to hire, train and coach a group of 12 CRAs. With this group he was co-ordinating monitoring activities for 15+ studies running simultaneously in 20+ countries (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Far East). Among his activities featured also providing training on SOPs, GCP, ISO 14155 and monitoring techniques. Bert Verheyen holds a 10 year uninterrupted certification as CRA (CCRA) with the worldwide professional organization ACRP for which he also presented several times on monitoring topics at their world congresses.