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

  • Identify the core value added as an MSL for your organization 
  • Develop productive relationships with your managers and key stakeholders
  • Execute the key objectives through managing your time, travel and interaction

Yishan Chuang, PhD, Director of Medical Affairs – Biodesix

Christiane Carney, PhD, Medical Science Liaison II – Bayer

 

Stream 2

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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

Stream 1

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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, Pompe Program, Clinical Science Liaison– 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

  • Understand Change Management as it pertains to the MSL role
  • Critical role of managing yourself through change
  • Opportunities in continual change

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

Stream 4

Are you Brave Enough to Lead?

  • It starts with you; Because who we are is how we lead
  • It continues with others: Because courage is contagious
  • And it circles back to you: Because great leaders create leaders, not followers

Danielle Imbeault, Training Manager – Novartis

Stream 5

Continued Success for Seasoned MSLs

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Victor Sastre, MS, Sr. MSL – Amgen

Stream 6

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

  • Explore the differing challenges and needs of field-based and office-based teams
  • Participate in fun and effective engagement activities
  • Discover ways to enhance culture and increase engagement in the workplace

Heather Seashore, PharmD, Senior Medical Science Liaison – Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

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

Mitch D’Rozario, PhD, MSL – Genentech/ Roche


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Tony Page, MBA, CEO – Voxx

 

Stream 3

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

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

  • 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, PharmD, MBA, MSPharmAssociate 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

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

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Martin Marciniak, RPh, MPP, PhD, Vice-President, U.S. Medical Affairs – GSK

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 use 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

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence to Improve Stakeholder Engagements

  • Understanding the five key skills of Emotional Intelligence 
  • Specific Tools for MSLs to Enhance Emotional Intelligence Skills
  • Role of Emotional Intelligence in Stakeholder Engagement

Doug Yau, PhD, MBA, Director, Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme

 

 

Stream 3

Effectively working  with Commercial Colleagues

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Alyson Evans, DNP, MBAHM, Sr. MSL / MSL Trainer –Alimera Sciences

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

Successfully Navigating the Medical Device World as an MSL

  • Explore strategic ways to be a successful MSL in an environment where new devices are introduced into the field at a rapid rate
  • Discover how to effectively communicate knowledge about medical device technology, utilization, and data in a clinical setting
  • Interact with and serve as a value added medical resource for KOL and other key stakeholders

Shelley Brown, PhD, MDivMSL – Vericel

Andrew Kocher, MPT, CMPT, MSL – Vericel

 

Stream 2

Effective Networking

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Prashant Desai, PharmD, Sr. MSL – AbbVie

Stream 3

Creating Your Own Development Plan

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Ryan Mcclellan, PharmD, Director Field Medical Excellence – Takeda

Stream 4

Onboarding; Creating a Successful Start

  • Demonstrate the purpose of quickly integrating new hires into team and company culture
  • Discuss opinions about the role of a mentor during onboarding
  • Explore onboarding plans to help all MSL’s have a successful start in the field

Kevin Voelker, PhDDirector, Field Medical Capabilities – Novartis

Stream 5

The Power of Personal Branding for Field Medical Professionals

  • Discover branding strategies to communicate who you are and what you do
  • Explore Social Media to communicate your brand
  • Identify distribution channels to convey your brand

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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