Elvira Schmidt has more than 15 years of experience in research for the pharmaceutical industry. She spent several years with primary research, including monitoring of health economic companion trials, and development and management of a disease registry and non-interventional study. She participated actively or led a variety of product launch activities, value and reimbursement dossier development and health technology assessments (HTA). She has more than 10 years of experience in managing systematic literature reviews on clinical data, economics/cost, HRQoL/patient-reported outcomes and epidemiology, for HTA submissions, regulatory updates, and to inform product development. Further she specialized on market access strategy and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals in Germany, including the AMNOG process and all services around the development of benefit dossiers. Elvira holds a master’s degree in nutritional science from the Justus Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany. Prior to joining Analytica Laser (now Certara) she worked in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition of the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.