Herbert Eskötter MD, PhD, MSc studied chemistry and medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany until 1989. He made two theses in biophysical chemistry and experimental surgery. After additional training at the Battelle Institute e.V. in Frankfurt he received his license as a physician. Additionally he has a diploma in sports medicine. His career in the pharmaceutical industry started with Sandoz AG (Nuremberg) in 1991. After this he held various positions in clinical research and medical affairs within the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co KG as Head of Hospital group) and CROs (e.g. Omnicare Clinical Research GmbH & Co KG as Senior Medical Director). Since 2015 he is working as a medical consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and a member of the Scientific Board of the LS Academy for the German ePharma Day. Dr. Eskötter has more than 25 years experience in clinical research and performed national and international studies (Phase I-IV) across various therapeutic areas including paediatric trials.