Event Schedule

Pre-conference

Sept 3rd, 2019

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Pre-conference Workshops

Stream 1

How to hit the ground running – Being successful in your first year

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Yishan Chuang, PhD, Director of Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Christiane Carney, PhD, Medical Science Liaison – Bayer

 

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Samuel Dyer, PhD, CEO – MSL Society

 

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Day 1

Sept 4th, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am

 

9:30 am – 10:00 am

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Samuel Dyer, PhD, CEO – MSL Society

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10:30 am – 11:15 am

Networking Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am

 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

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12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshops

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Mike Abbadessa, PharmD, CEO & Founder- Opx Insights Inc.

Jason Smith, CEO & Co-founder- rMark Bio

Stream 2

Urgent Care for MSLs: Drop-in Clinic

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Rita Zambelas, MSN, Associate Director of Medical Affairs – Amicus Therapeutics

Ellen Shannon, PhD, US Head of Medical Affairs – Valneva

Stream  3

Change Management: Maintaining your Cool and Productivity in the midst of Continual Change

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Anne VanBuskirk, PhD, MBA, Exec MSL, Associate Director, MSL Affairs – Takeda Oncology

Stream 4

Develop a Productive Working Relationship Between Managers and MSLs

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Danielle Imbeault, Training Manager

Novartis

Stream 5

Continued Success for Seasoned MSLs

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Victor Sastre, MS, Sr. MSL – Amgen

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Workshops

Stream 1

Fostering Ethical Interactions  Beyond Compliance Training

  • List, describe and discuss the basic principles of healthcare Ethics
  • Through team-based scenarios, apply Ethics principles and guidelines to the MSL role and KOL relationship development.
  • Discuss how MSLs can commit themselves to high ethical standards, elevating credibility with KOLs, while maintaining customer-focus and patient-centricity

Cherie Hyder, PharmD, US Head of Medical Affairs – Alimera Sciences


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Tony Page, MBA, CEO – Voxx

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The Impact of Change and Realignment of MSL Teams

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Larry Dollar, PharmD, MS, Senior Director, Field Medical Head – Takeda


Stream 4

What’s in a Name? Understanding the Similarities and Differences Between a HOL and MSL 

  • Describe the similarities/differences between and HOL/MSL(i.e. roles, customers, impact to company etc.)
  • Have a high level understanding of the Payer landscape/customer segment
  • Convey potential career development pathways to becoming an HOL
  • Debate whether HOLs, MSLs or both are needed within an organization

Mahesh Tawney, PharmDAssociate Director-Medical Outcomes Science Liaison – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Stream 5

Metrics: Quantitative and Qualitative Measurements for MSL Performance

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Cristina Arce, MSL – Amgen

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Samuel Dyer, Phd, CEO- MSL Society

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Awards Night Ceremony - MSL of the Year Awards

The MSL Society is proud to be recognizing excellence within the MSL profession during our 7th Annual Conference.  During the Awards Night Celebration, on September 5th at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, we will honor the finalists and as well as the winner of each category. 

We will have awards in 6 categories: MSL of The Year (US) MSL of The Year (outside the US) MSL Rookie of The Year (US) MSL Rookie of The Year (outside the US) MSL Manager of The Year (US) MSL Manager of The Year (outside the US)

Day 2

Sept 5th, 2019

9:00 am – 9:30 am

 

9:30 am – 10:00 am

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

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Panel Session: Points and Counterpoints
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Arthur Chan, PhD, MBA, Head of MSL Capabilities – Novartis

Panel Session: Mentorship
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Judi Vensak, RN, BSN, MBA, Field Medical Team Director – CSL Behring

10:30 am – 11:15 am

Networking Break

11:15 am – 11:45 am

 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

New and Innovative Ways to think about Key Opinion Leader Engagement for the 21st Century
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Ariel Katz, Co-Founder & Partner – H1 Insights

Create Value for the MSL Organization
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Ravi Tayi, MD, MPH, CMO, Head of Medical Affairs – Ferring Pharmaceuticals

 

 

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workshops

Stream 1

 

Let’s discuss the Guidelines! What are they and how do we us them?

  • Highlights of first ever global MSL Guidelines will be shared
  • Discuss how guidelines benefit MSL role, structure and understanding of appropriate boundaries
  • Interactive review and analysis of examples where Guidelines have been employed in the first year since Guidelines were published

Cherie Hyder, PharmD, US Head of Medical Affairs – Alimera Sciences

 

 

Stream 2

 

Enhancing Emotional intelligence

 

  • Understand why emotional intelligence is so important to the MSL job.
  • Learn the 4 key skills of EI and what it looks like for an MSL
  • Strategies to enhance your EQ to achieve success as an MSL or MSL Manager

Doug Yau, Ph.D, MBA, Director, Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

 

 

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Ryan Mcclellan, PharmD,Director MSL Excellence – Takeda

Stream 4

 

Finding Your Strengths

 

  • What are your strengths? Focus on what you have-not what you don’t have!
  • How do my strengths apply to my daily life? My work?  My team?
  • What strengths does your team have and how does that help you?

 

Joan Hester, MS, MSL – Alimera Sciences

Stream 5

Collection/Documentation of Insights

  • Insights, what do you mean? Defining a common understanding, a communication format and a review process
  • Information is power: from Insight collection to Intelligence optimization, is there a need for a tool?
  • Cross-functionality and Insights: putting Medical in the driver seat
  • Looping back and rewarding a hero: maintaining a virtuous cycle with the MSL

Sami Ali, MD MBA, Sr. Director Global Field Medical Excellence – Novartis

 

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Workshops

Stream 1

 

MSL Success in the Device World

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Shelley Brown, PhD, MDivMSL – Vericel

Andrew Kocher, MPT, CMPT, MSL – Vericel

 

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Stream 3

 

Effectively working with Commercial Colleagues

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Alyson Evans, DNP, MBA, 

Sr. MSL / MSL Trainer

Alimera Sciences

 

Stream 4

 

Onboarding; Creating a Successful Start

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Kevin Voelker, PhDDirector, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis

 

Stream 5

Personal Branding and Why it is Vital for Field Medical Professionals

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Susan Malecha PharmD, MBALead, National Managed Care Liaisons U.S. Medical Affairs – Genentech,Inc

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Samuel Dyer, PhD, CEO – MSL Society

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