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2020 Annual Conference - Virtual

Opening Remarks

  • CEO- MSL Society

The Interactions between KOLs and MSLs during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • CEO and Co-Founder, H1
  • National MSL Lead, AstraZeneca

Demonstrating Value: the impact of strategic engagement planning

  • VP Global Medical Strategy, Monocl

COVID-19 Challenges & Solutions for MSLs

  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Larvol
  • Executive Director, Medical Science Liaisons, Nektar Therapeutics
  • North America Regional Medical Director ‐ Neuroscience, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Engaging KOLs when there is no new data

  • Sr. Oncology MSL, Novartis
  • Executive Medical Science Liaison, Takeda Oncology

Hiring MSL Talent During the COVID 19 Pandemic…Has Anything Changed? Best Practices From over 70 Recent MSL Placements.

  • Managing Partner, The Carolan Group
  • National Field Medical Director, Alzheimers, Biogen

Emerging competencies for Interviewing, Training and Virtual Engagement for Next Gen Medical Affairs

  • Associate Director, Talent Acquisition, Syneos Health
  • Director, Consulting, Syneos Health
  • VP, Clinical Field Excellence, Syneos Health
  • VP of Medical Affairs, Syneos Health
  • VP of Medical Affairs Europe, Syneos Health

How to build KOL relationships digitally in the “New Normal

  • CEO and Co-Founder, Huma.AI
  • Scientific Engagement and Medical Digital Lead, Sanofi Genzyme

Leveraging A.I. Tools to Empower Operational Excellence in Medical Affairs

  • Executive Director of Medical Affairs, rMark Bio
  • VP of Medical Affairs, Forma Therapeutics

“The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Effective MSL/KOL Engagements During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

  • National Director, Oncology- Solid Tumor, US Field Medical, Sanofi Genzyme
  • Medical Science Liaison – Neurology, Novartis

I Know What You Did This Summer…..I Think: Evaluating MSL Performance During the Pandemic

  • Executive Director, Field Based Medicine, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Medical Excellence & Operations Lead, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

Do KOL’s care? How to incorporate HEOR into KOL Discussions

  • Director, Medical Outcomes Science Liaison, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Oncology Medical Care Team Lead, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Virtual Interviewing: How Hiring Managers and Candidates Can Succeed

  • SVP, Global Clinical & Medical Affairs/Managing Partner, TriNet Pharma
  • Director, Operations and Account Management, TriNet Pharma
  • Senior Director, National MSL Lead, Omeros Corporation
  • Medical Science Liaison, Pharmacosmos Therapeutics
  • Senior Director, National Medical Science Liaisons, Taiho Oncology

Global Survey Reveals Best Practices and Insights into How MSL are Engaging KOLs and Gathering Insights from Virtual Congresses

  • Vice President, North America Medical Affairs, Hospital Business, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group
  • CEO and Chairman, MSL Society

A Practical Guide for MSLs and MSL Leaders to Utilizing Ergonomics to Increase Productivity and Reduce Fatigue

  • Instructor and consultant for the UC Ergonomics Program, University of California, San Francisco – FMR. Principal Ergonomics Program Manager, Genentech
2019 Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV

Opening Remarks

CEO- MSL Society

Hit the Ground Running

Director, Scientific & Medical Affairs – Biodesix & MSL II – Bayer

Insight Creation

CEO – Voxx Analytics & MSL – uniQure

The Power of Personal Branding for Field Medical Professionals

Former Lead, National Managed Care Liaisons U.S. Medical Affairs – Genentech

Successfully Navigating the Medical Device World as an MSL 

MSL – Vericel Corporation & MSL – Vericel Corporation

Urgent Care for MSLs: Drop-in Clinic

US Head of Medical Affairs – Valneva

Learn the 10 Most Common Mistakes Candidates Make 

US Head of Medical Affairs – Valneva

How to Network and Prepare

Senior Director, Field Medical Affairs – Epizyme

Are You Brave Enough to Lead?

CEO – Panacea

Fostering Ethical Interactions Beyond Compliance Training

Field Medical Director – Biohaven Pharmaceuticals & MSL – Genentech, Inc

Let’s Discuss the Guidelines! What Are They and How Do We Use Them?

Field Medical Director – Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

Navigating the Entire MSL Hiring Process & What Salary to Expect as a New MSL

Field Medical Director – Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

Managing Your Time as a Busy MSL

Director, Medical Affairs Learning & Development – Kite, a Gilead Company

A Patient Success Story and the Impact of Medical Affairs

Inspirational Patient Speaker – Decide Success, LLC

New and Innovative Ways to Think about Key Opinion Leader Engagement for the 21st Century

Co-Founder & Partner – H1 Insights

Change Management: Maintaining Your Cool and Productivity in the Midst of Continual Change

Executive MSL, Associate Director, Medical Affairs – Takeda Oncology & VP of Medical Affairs – Syneos Health

An Interactive Panel Discussion on Mentoring: Uncovering the Future of You!

Executive MSL, Associate Director, Medical Affairs – Takeda Oncology

Interacting with Commercial Colleagues

MSL – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Improve Stakeholder Engagements

Director, Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

Understanding a Hiring Manager’s Perspective 

Director, Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

How Social Media is Super Charging Our Medical Affairs Team

Associate Director of Training, Operations, & Strategic Projects – Sanofi Genzyme

The Value of HEOR in MEdical Affairs: A Health Outcomes Liaison Perspective

Associate Director – Medical Outcomes Science Liaison – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

How to Address Lack of Experience in the MSL Role

VP, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Managing Virtual Field-Based Medical Teams – The Highs and Lows of Communication and Difficult Conversations

VP of Medical Affairs – Syneos Health

Breaking Into Your First MSL Role: Insights From a New MSL

MSL II – Organogenesis

Onboarding: Creating a Successful Start

Director, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis

Out on a Deserted Island? How to Become More Engaged as a Field-Based Employee

Sr. MSL – Janssen Medical Affairs

What Makes an Aspiring MSL Successful

Manager of Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Finding Your Strengths

Interim MSL Team Leader – Alimera Sciences

Create Value for the MSL Organization

CMO, Head of Medical Affairs – Ferring Pharmaceuticals

2018 Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV

Active Listening – How to Ensure Two-Way Dialogue

 Director of Medical Affairs Training– Kite, a Gilead Company

Effective Networking- Staying Connected (internally and externally)

 Senior Medical Science Liaison- Eisai INc.

Now What? Defining the Career path of a Seasoned MSL

Director of Medical Affairs – Bluebird Bio 

Stay Ahead of the Curve with Global MSL Guidelines 

Head of Medical Affairs – Alimera Sciences

An Interactive Panel Discussion on Mentoring: Uncovering the Future of You! 

Head of Medical Affairs – Navigate Biopharma Services, Inc., a Novartis Subsidiary

Effective Territory Management

Medical Science Liaison– Alcon, a Novartis Division

What is HEOR- Why Do I Care and How to Use It 

Associate Director, Managed Markets – Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence

Director, Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

Business Etiquette: Essentials for MSL Professionals

Medical Science Liaison, Associate Director – Novartis

Building Trust and a Productive Working Relationship Between Manager and MSLs

Director of MSLs – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Finding Your Strengths

Medical Science Liaison – Alimera Sciences

The Art of Probing Questions

Medical Science Liaison – Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Road Warriors: How to Effectively Use Technology in the Field ( iPad, iPhone, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, etc)

Associate Director of Clinical Science Liaison – Biogen

Virtual KoL Relationship building: What Works and What Doesn’t

Regional Medical Director, National Lead/ Manager – CardioDX

Challenging Conversations Between MSLs and MSL Managers

Vice President of Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Using Real Time Data and Insights to Optimize Your Interactions with Physicians

Senior Director – Medscape

How to Gather impactful and Meaningful Insights

Director, US Medical Science Liaison Head – Abbvie

Medical Science Liaison- Abbvie

Welcome and Opening Remarks

CEO- MSL Society

A Strategy- Driven Approach to MSL Team Size

Managing Partner – Acceleration Point

Senior Director Field Medical Affairs – Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Maximizing MSL Value Throughout The Products’s Lifecycle

Director, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis

How to Hit the Ground Running – Being Successful in Your First Year

Director of Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Medical Science Liaison II – Bayer


2018 Women's Summit - San Diego, CA

Building a Powerful Peer Support Network
Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Biodesix 

Lean In, Step Up, Say Yes! Leadership Lessons
Head of Medical Affairs – Alimera Sciences

2017 Global MSL Salary Survey: Is There a Gap in Pay Based on Gender?
CEO – MSL Society 

Are you a unicorn? How to stand out as an MSL
Head of Medical Affairs – Navigate Biopharma Services, Inc., a Novartis Subsidiary

The Complete Package- Identify Your Value, Create Your Story, Deliver it Persuasively 
Director, GMA Field Medical Center of Excellence – Merck

MSL Society Updates -MSL Certification
Director of Development – MSL Society

How To Stay Organized And Productive On-The-Go 
Director, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Leadership Presence -Reflections on the Principlies of ” Power & Influence”
Field Medical Team Director – CSL Behring

Welcome to the MSL Society’s 2nd Annual Women’
Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Biodesix
Director of Development – MSL Society

Longevity in a MSL Career- How to Stay Motivated
Field Medical Director – Pfizer, Inc.

Maternal Wall Bias
Medical Science Liaison III – Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals

Centered Leadership Workshop
Vice President & Head, Global Medical Affairs – Merz

Authentic Leadership for Women
Director, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis Pharmaceuticals

2017 Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV

Key Performance Indicators: Development and Implementation
Vaccines Field Medical Lead – Pfizer

KOL Interaction & Management
Director of MSLs – Spark Therapeutics 

Managing Partner – Acceleration Point

Is Key Opinion Leader (KOL) The Best/Most COMMON Term
CEO – MSL Society

Window Into the World of MSL management
Field Medical Team Director – CSL Behring

Using Storytelling Techniques to Establish Scientific Credibility and to Convey Scientific Data to KOLs
Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Training for MSL Excellence Across the Spectrum
Associate Director, MSL Training & Development – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Adding Value: The Role of the MSL in Supporting Company Sponsored Trials
Senior Director, Medical Science Liaisons – Array Biopharma

Supporting New MSLs Through MSL Mentoring Programs: Panel Session
Head, Medical Affairs – Navigate BioPharma, a Novartis subsidiary 

Senior Medical Science Liaison – GlaxoSmithKline

Real World Data to Deep Insights: A Medical Affairs Story of Value and Innovation
Sr. Director – Operational Excellence & Innovation – Takeda

MSL Excellence Study
Managing Partner – Acceleration Point

MSL Excellence Study Workshop
Managing Partner – Acceleration Point

Maximizing Your Time During Scientific Congresses
Director of MSLs – Sanofi-Genzyme

Maintaining Consistent Management and Communication Styles
Medical Science Liaison Director – Pacira Pharmaceuticals

In the Pursuit of Authenticity
Manager – Thought Leader Select
MSL Trainer – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Improving Emotional Intelligence: Key to MSL Success
Director, Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

Gathering Field Insights and Demonstrating the Value of the MSL to Stakeholders
Head of Medical Affairs – Abbvie

Effective Territory Management: Translation techniques
Associate Director, Field Medical – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

Building Effective Long-Term Relationships with KOLs
Associate Director, Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison – Novartis Pharmaceuticals 

A Satisfying Future….
Senior Director, Nevada Pharmacy  Health Plan of Nevada – UnitedHealthcare

Creating a Structure for Determining “What Good Looks Like” as an MSL
Deputy Director, USMA Training – Bayer

Poster: Are newly formed MSL teams receiving effective onboard training in the US?

Poster: Which Technology Platform is Best Suited for the MSL Role?

Poster: Medical Market Research: Blinded Insight Collection for Field Resource Development and the Role of the MSL

Poster: In Which Therapeutic Areas Do Most Medical Science Liaisons Work?

Poster: Training Requested by Medical Science Liaisons

Poster: Key Factors Influencing MSL Overall Job Satisfaction

Poster: Correlation of Gaps in Qualitative Measurement of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Key Performance Indicators and Satisfaction of MSL Performance Evaluation

Poster: Engaging The Medical Community Through Video Conferencing: Perceptions among Medical Science Liaisons and Healthcare Providers

2017 Candidate Career Conference - Raleigh, NC

The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Role
Head, Medical Affairs, Navigate BioPharma Services, Inc. – A Novartis Company

The MSL Hiring Process
CEO-MSL Society

MSL Success Stories
Medical Science Liaison, Neurology – Bayer

The Career Pivot
Medical Science Liaison – Seattle Genetics

Networking for Success
Medical Science Liaison – Bayer

What is a KOL Anyway?
President – Thought Leader Select

Understanding a Hiring Manager’s Perspective
Director, Oncology, Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

MSL Competencies
MSL – Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Mastering the MSL Interview
Director, Medical Excellence – EMD Serono

Optimizing Job Search Strategy
Medical Science Liaison – Women’s Health Valeant Pharmaceuticals

2017 Women's Summit - San Diego, CA

Origin of the word: “Scientist”
Development & Communications – MSL Society

Transferring Skills from a Big Pharmaceutical Company to a Small Biotech Firm
Vice President, Global Medical Affairs – Evofem

2016 Global MSL Salary Survey: Is There a Gap in Pay Based on Gender?
CEO-MSL Society 

Panel Session: Enriching Your Career Through Multilateral Career Paths
Senior Deputy Director & Field Manager – Sanofi-Pasteur
Medical Science Liaisons – AbbVie
Field Medical – CSL Behring
Medical Science Liaisons – AbbVie
Associate Director, Clinical Science & Head of Medical Information – Alimera Sciences

Balancing Family & The MSL Role
Director, Medical Science Liaisons – Fresenius Medical Care
Director, Field Medical Affairs – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Supporting New Medical Science Liaisons Through Effective Mentorship Programs
Medical Affairs – Navigate BioPharma, A Novartis Company
Senior Medical Science Liaison – GlaxoSmithKline

Traditional Career Paths, Non-Traditional Career Paths & Managing as a Female Manager
Vice President, Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Workshop: Communication Challenges, Pitfalls and Tips for Professional Women
Regional Director, MS MSLs – Sanofi Genzyme

Assessing Networking and Presentation Skills
Director, Global Oncology Medical Affairs – Merck
Assoc. Director, Global Oncology Medical Affairs – Merck

Dashboards, Analytics & Technological Change in The MSL Role
Director, Field Medical Affair – GlaxoSmithKline
Chief Executive Officer – Voxx Analytics

Understanding the Needs of Your KOL
Senior Medical Science Liaison – Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Senior Medical Science Liaison – Valeant Pharmaceuticals

2016 Annual Conference - Las Vegas, NV

Accelerating MSL Development & Adding Value to KOL Relationships
VP of Medical Affairs – Biofrontera

Acceleration Point Team

Using Technology to Collect Field Data and Generate Insights
Associate Director, Analytics – Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Senior Director, Medical Affairs – Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Relationship building starts with successful knowledge transfer
IMS Health

Establishing MSL Excellence Centers and Operational Models
Global Head of MSL Excellence – Sanofi Pasteur

MSL Mentoring: Accelerated Development
Sr. Medical Science Liaison – Genopitx, a Novartis company
Sr. Medical Science Liaison – GlaxoSmithKline

Building and Fostering Innovation in The MSL Department
Innovation Lead – Amgen

MSL: KOL Engagement – Redefining Value in a Changing Environment
Director External Medical Affairs – Teva Pharmaceuticals 
President – Thought Leader Select

KOLs and MSLs: Developing strong relationships and utilizing them as resources
Director, Medical science Liaisons – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Poster: A Snapshot of the Academic Backgrounds of Current Medical Science Liaisons

Poster: Utilization of Social Media Functions Within the MSL Role

Poster: Evaluation of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Mentorship Programs

Poster: The Optimal Number of Key Opinion Leaders that Medical Science Liaisons Should Maintain Relationships With

Poster: Understanding of Current Onboarding Process for Medical Science Liaisons

Poster: Use of Podcast Recordings for Educational Training of Field Medical Associates

2015 Annual Conference - Boston, MA

Leveraging MSL Insights from the Field to Advance Medicine
VP, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Johnson & Johnson, China

Understanding the Complexities of Launching a MSL Team at a Medical Device
Director of TTM Education and MSL Services – Bard Medical

Empowerment, Transformational Leadership, and Intention to Quit in a Medical
Regional MSL Director, Midwest – Genzyme Pharmaceuticals

MSL KPIs – How are they and how would they want to be measured?
Medical Affairs Centre of Excellence-Europe – Sanofi, UK

MSLs – The Double Doctorate Role. One in Science and One in Communication
Global Head, Immunology Medical Affairs – Baxalta

MSL Training: Tools & Skills for Impactful Engagement with KOLs
Field Medical (MSL) Coach – Novartis Oncology

The Evolution and Future of the Medical Science Liaison
Sr. Medical Science Liaison – AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Optimizing the MSL On-Boarding Process
Associate Director, CNS MSL Professional Development, External Medical Affairs, U.S. Field Medical Affairs – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Collaboration with Field Sales: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
Sr. Medical Science Liaison – PDI, Inc.

Scientific Affairs Initiatives in the Diagnostics Industry
Manager, Scientific Affairs – DiaSorin, Inc.

Poster: Navigating medical conferences with a purpose: Sanofi Oncology develops congress planners as a best practice

Poster: Tablet Computer Utilization and Satisfaction among Field Medical Personnel: Trends from 2011-2014

Poster: Current Practices and Perception of MSL On-Boarding Therapeutic Training in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Poster: Impact of Post-PharmD Fellows on Two National Medical Science Liaison Teams

Poster: An Analysis of Major Pharmaceutical Companies’ Social Media Interactions Pre- and Post-FDA Guidance on Social Media Platforms

Poster: Evaluation of the impact of pharmaceutical industry fellowship training on obtaining a field-based medical role

2014 Annual Conference - Boston, MA

Keynote Presentation
Senior Vice President, Head of Multiple Sclerosis Business – Genzyme

Global Medical Affairs Career Pathways: Opportunities for MSLs in GMA and Beyond 
VP, Head of North America Medical Affairs – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Building Highly Effective MSL Organizations in the Medical Device Sector 
Director, Medical Science Liaisons – GSK

Developing MSL Functional Capabilities Through Virtual Platform 
Scientific Operations Manager, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East Africa – Mundipharma

Shared Experiences: Establishment of a Medical Affairs Department within the Molecular Diagnostics Industry 
Sr. Director of Medical Affairs – Sequenom

MSL Coaching 
Group Medical Manager – Bayer Pharmaceuticals

The Debate Over Professional MSL Certification 
Vice President of Clinical Affairs – PDI

2013 European Conference - Paris, France

The MSL Society and the Growth of the MSL Role
CEO – MSL Society 

The MSL Function in Asia
Regional Scientific Operations Manager – Mundipharma 

3C Method For Building ‘Us’
Group Medical Manager, Turkey – Bayer 

MSL Training: Behind The Curtain
Director, MSL Training – Genzyme Corporation 

New MSL Team Launching
MSL Manager – Janssen Pharmaceuticals 

The Evolving Role of the Medical Science Liaison
Principal – GRS, LLC
CEO – LabioPharma LLC  

Developing a MSL Team Structure in a Therapeutic Area and What is the Future Impact
Director of Medical Science Liaisons – Bard Medical 

2013 Annual Conference - Philadelphia, PA

Measure What Matters: A New Slant on Metrics
Global Director, Medical Science Liaison – Philips Healthcare 

Medical Liaisons: Driving Efficiencies in Product Development
VP of Medical Affairs, Health Management Solutions – Quintiles 

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act and MSLs: What do MSLs Believe are the Implications for Industry?
Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships, Bristol-Myers Squibb