International Programme Committee

Gerhard Bissels

Maurella Della Seta

Ana-Belen Escriva

Since 2007 I have worked as medical librarian at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) which is an international and governmental organisation from the European Union (EU). During the first years working at ECDC, I had the unique professional experience of setting up a medical library from scratch. Nowadays my duties correspond to the services coordination; budget and work plan implementation; contract handling; and manage a small team.

I am interested in research, evidence-based practice, expert searching and retrieval, metrics and alternative metrics, publication impact assessment, Open Access, information dissemination, library management, and professional roles and competences.

Louise Farragher 

Bob Gann

bobI am a digital health consultant, specialising in digital health strategy, partnerships & stakeholder engagement, and digital inclusion.

I currently work as Digital Inclusion Lead on NHS Digital’s Widening Digital Participation initiative, reducing inequalities in access to digital health. I am also a Specialist Advisor in Digital Health to the Care Quality Commission in England. Internationally I am consultant to the National Opinion Research Centre at the University of Chicago in the USA and member of the World Health Organization e-Health Advisory Group.

Previously in my career I qualified and worked as a healthcare librarian, and was Director of Strategy & Partnerships at NHS Choices and Director of New Media at NHS Direct.  I am Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at Plymouth University.

Twitter: @Bob_Gann

Lotta Haglund


Lotta Haglund is Head of Library and Archive at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden since 2012. She has a master degree in Library and Information Science, and has worked in health sciences libraries since 1992. She’s currently the Vice President of the European Association of Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL). Her professional interests include library management, professional development, marketing and communication, as well as evidence practice.

Tatyana Kaygorodova

Katri Larmo



Katri works as an information specialist at Terkko Health Hub, Medical Campus Library of the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is also a board member of the Journal of EAHIL Editorial Board, and in the board of Bibliotecharii Medicinae Fenniae BMF, an association for medical and health librarians in Finland.



Aoife Lawton

Timo Pilgram   

Ann Ritchie

Timo Pilgram

Guus Van den Brekel