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Medical Science Liaison Society!
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization exclusively
dedicated to advancing the global MSL career!


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Upcoming events

    • 24 Apr 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Orlando, FL

    This program is for NEW HIRED MSLs from any company regardless of therapeutic area or years of experience.


    Onboarding and training Medical Science Liaisons can be stressful,

    time consuming, and expensive. Many companies do not have the

    internal resources or the adequate time needed to fully onboard new


    In fact, 72% of MSLs globally report that their initial onboard training

    consisted of only being given a set of journal articles related to the

    product or disease state for at home self-study!

    Our comprehensive program changes this and is designed for any new

    hire regardless of the number of years of prior MSL experience.


    Live 5 Day MSL Onboard Training: A comprehensive training program

    covering the essentials an MSL needs to succeed at any company.

    Topics covered include:

    • Industry Overview
    • The MSL role
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Proactive versus Reactive Discussions
    • KOL Relationship Development
    • On-Label versus Off-Label
    • How to Critically Evaluate
    • Research Papers
    • Overview of Statistics
    • Clinical Pharmacology
    • Presentation Skills


    Facilitated by multiple current MSL managers and trainers from top
    pharmaceutical companies

    7 Reasons to Attend

    1. Industry Experts - MSLs will learn from current MSL leaders and trainers from top companies

    2. Save Time - Eliminate the need to create training programs from scratch or constantly update materials
    3. Save Money - Reduce the amount of time the manger and or mentor needs to spend with a new hire, freeing them to focus on their own responsibilities
    4. Consistent Training - A single cogent training program for all MSLs utilizing blended learning methods/materials
    5. Expedited Onboarding - Reduce the time required to onboard an MSL
    6. Ensure Compliance - Ensure MSLs know all relevant laws, industry guidelines, and regulations
    7. Easily Tracked - Ensure training has been fully completed and is clearly documented

    • 10 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 11:45 AM (EDT)
    • Raleigh

    MSL Society Candidate Conference

    Raleigh - North Carolina 

    June 10 - 11, 2017

    The MSL Society Candidate Conference is part of the highly acclaimed MSL Society Conference series. 

    Entering the MSL profession is a challenge. As well as needing the relevant therapeutic expertise, you need to demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence. You also need to prove your ability to connect with KOLs and senior medical thought leaders and deliver a highly engaging academic presentation. 

    This conference offers a unique opportunity to address these challenges. Most importantly the event offers a unique opportunity to meet MSL hiring managers, and learn from those who have recently broken in. 

    Join us in Raleigh, and identify your path into the MSL arena. 

    Group Discounts Available

    • If you and 2 friends or colleagues want to attend the conference, we can arrange a 10% group discount for you. 
    • Contact Matthew Eddison at matthew.eddison@themsls.org to request your discounted group passes. 

    Accommodation Information

    The conference will be held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel.

    Conference attendees can stay at this venue for just $129 per night.  

    You can also arrange accommodation by clicking here. 

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Raleigh, North Carolina

    MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program

    Learn how to effectively present and communicate like an MSL!

    One of the most important skills necessary to be successful in the MSL role is the ability to effectively present scientific information to an audience. However the presentation skills needed for an effective MSL presentation is a unique combination of skills. As a result, delivering a scientific PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate this ability is commonly required during the interview process when trying to break into the MSL role.

    During the presentation, those in the audience will be evaluating both your presentation skills and how you engage with the audience. Having strong communication and presentation skills is crucial to the success of candidates and experienced MSLs. However, most candidates FAIL during this stage of the interview process simply due to poor presentation skills!

    The Presentation and Communications Skills Training is the only program certified by the Medical Science Liaison Society and is recognized by MSL leaders all over the world. 

    The skills gained in the program will not only provide participants effective techniques to successfully present a PowerPoint presentation during the interview process but also provide a strong foundation of communications skills to be successful in your first MSL role. 

    Each participant will gain:

    * A clear understanding of the MSL role
    * A clear understanding of KOLs
    * Effective communication skills to be successful
    * Personalized In-depth one-on-one MSL PowerPoint presentation skills training
    * MSL Phone Interview Skills
    * A Globally recognized Certificate from the MSL Society

    Highlights of the 3-day program include:

    * Individual Power-Point presentation skills training with each participant presenting to the group multiple times (each will be videotaped for later review)
    * Defining a KOL and how to effectively engage with them
    * Impromptu Presentation skills training
    * Individualized MSL Phone Interview preparation techniques and skills
    * MSL Communication techniques crucial to building KOL relationships and successful interview skills
    * Engage with multiple MSL hiring managers

    Extra benefits will be included in the 3-day program.

    Venue and Hotel Accommodation:

    Our training will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint hotel in Durham, NC. Please visit the website for more information about the hotel, including maps, and local area. 

    For those interested in staying at this hotel, accommodation is NOT covered by the program, however, we will secure a discounted rate at the same hotel.  

    Upon registration, you will receive a link to make a reservation with the group discounted rates. 

    Cut-Off date: TBD


    The hotel is just a 15-minute taxi ride from the RDU (Raleigh/Durham) airport. We also recommend using Uber as it is very easy to get from the airport (they have a pick up spot) - is hassle free and less expensive. A great feature of North Hills, is once you’re there, you will not need a car again as there is shopping, restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance.


    The itinerary and agenda includes proprietary information and will be provided to all registrants 2 weeks before the start of the program along with a “Preparation & Pre-assignment” document.

    Also, there are surprise exercises and activities designed to give you the most real-life scenarios and by limiting the amount of information we give you upfront, we can get a baseline so we can then determine your progress.

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain the skills necessary to excel during an MSL interview!

    Register as soon as possible to secure your place in the program as seats are very limited due to the nature of the highly personalized training structure.

    It’s going to be a great learning and networking opportunity! 

    Cancellation Policies

    Training Event Schedules

    MSL Communication Training schedules are subject to change without notice based on minimum attendance requirements. Please check session’s schedules frequently at. The MSL Society may cancel scheduled classes up to ten (10) days prior to the scheduled start of the event if certain attendance minimums aren't met. In most instances, a minimum of six (6) attendees per class is required for a class to be held.

    Participant Travel Costs

    The MSL Society will not be responsible for reimbursing prepaid participant travel costs. It is recommended that participants who elect to incur travel costs for a training session, schedule and purchase airfare and hotel accommodations with this in mind.

    Refund Policy

    A cancellation or postponement of a scheduled onsite training date made within ten (10) days prior to the first day of the scheduled onsite training will be refunded 100% of the registration fee.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Las Vegas

    5th Annual MSL Society Las Vegas Conference

    The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

    September 5 - 7, 2017

    The MSL Society Las Vegas Conference is the flagship conference of the MSL Society. Over 200 MSLs and MSL Leaders will descend on Las Vegas for two days of thought provoking discussions and peer-led networking. 

    With the rapid growth of the MSL profession being driven by Hospital Opinion Leaders (KOLs), the conference will explore how MSLs can improve and add value to KOL relationships. We will also explore other challenges that are pertinent to the industry, such as creative effective on-boarding programs, MSL mentoring and creating excellence centers to support MSLs.

    The conference combines industry led presentations with breakout workshops. This format provides the opportunity to learn about the latest trends shaping the industry, whilst developing the soft skills that are essential for success in the profession.

    Join us in Las Vegas, and position yourself for success in the field. 

    Team Discounts Available

Past events

09 Mar 2017 MSL Society Women's Summit
29 Nov 2016 UNC & MSL Society Social Networking Event
14 Oct 2016 MSL CANDIDATE Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
03 Oct 2016 MSL Society 2016 Las Vegas Conference
29 Aug 2016 MSL Society Social Networking Event
08 Jul 2016 MSL CANDIDATE Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
18 Jun 2016 MSL Candidate Career Conference - Atlanta 2016
01 Apr 2016 MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
04 Dec 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
29 Sep 2015 MSL Society 2015 Boston Conference
18 Sep 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
24 Apr 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
04 Apr 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
24 Mar 2015 MSL Society 2015 Asia-Pac Conference
20 Feb 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
06 Feb 2015 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
14 Nov 2014 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
25 Sep 2014 MSL Candidate Presentation and Communication Skills Certificate Program
25 Jul 2014 Live MSL Candidate Training
20 May 2014 MSL Society 2014 Boston Conference
28 Oct 2013 MSL Society 2013 Paris Conference
01 Apr 2013 MSL Society 2013 Conference & Gala
10 Oct 2012 1st MSL Society Webinar

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