Heike von Treichel, MBA Health Economy is Head of Drug Safety Germany for Merck Serono GmbH and Head of Drug Safety Support Center DACH. She is leading a team of scientists involved in all aspects of pharmacovigilance on a local and regional level. Heike von Treichel has about 11 years experience in Drug Safety. Prior to joining Merck Serono GmbH she was a Lead Pharmacovigilance Inspector at one of the german Federal High Authorities and was member of the EMA inspectors working group. During this period she had the opportunity to look into more than 50 different companies and different kind of pharmacovigilance set ups. Before that she held positions (Advanced Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Trial Project Manager) at large us-based pharmaceutical company as well as a University Hospital Study Center, in the area of Phase I to IV trials in various indications as well as Medical Devices. She graduated from the University of Cologne, and is the Merck nominated-member of the german association for research-based pharmaceutical companies (vfa).