Dr. Samuel Dyer
CEO and Chairman of the Board Medical Science Liaison Society
He has had over 17 years experience within the International MSL community while working for a number of top global companies. During his career, he has led MSL / Medical Teams in multiple TA’s in over 60 countries throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia and Asia.
His management experience includes small (2+) to large (240+) MSL teams across multiple TA’s. Throughout his career, Dr. Dyer has worked on MSL and Medical Affairs strategy and has extensive experience in creating strategic MSL utilization and medical communication plans. He has designed, and created global MSL training programs that have included: on-boarding programs, KOL Medical communication plans, strategic assessments, planning, and execution in geographical locations with diverse cultures /languages. Dr. Dyer has successfully launched of both pharmaceutical and medical device MSL teams both in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Dyer has also written extensively on the Medical Science Liaison role, including numerous published articles, benchmark studies, and reports. Dr. Dyer is well recognized within the global MSL community and has developed an extensive international network within the Pharmaceutical, CRO, Medical Device, and Biotechnology industries. He is the owner of the largest group on LinkedIn for MSLs and Medical Affairs with over 25,000 members. He has spoken and moderated several international conferences on various MSL topics including KOL management, creating MSL teams, MSL training, international MSL teams, and the value of the MSL role and Medical Affairs. Dr. Dyer is consistently sought out as a resource and consultant for MSL projects that have included diverse companies such as McKinsey Consulting and Bain & Company.
Dr. Dyer has a Ph.D. in Health Sciences and did his medical training in Chicago. He has a Master’s Degree in Tropical Biology (where he studied in the Amazon) and has a B.S. in Biology. Dr. Dyer also completed a certificate program for Executive Leadership and Strategy in Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology at the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Dyer is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller “The Medical Science Liaison Career Guide: How to Break into Your First Role” (www.themslbook.com) which is the first book published on how to break into the role.
Director of Development and Communications Medical Science Liaison Society
Over the last several years, she has been very involved within the global MSL community. In her role as the Director of Development and Communication for the MSL Society, she leads the strategic development and management of annual conferences, webinars, training, and other educational materials. She also leads the implementation of the communication plan for the society. This includes public relations, press releases and social media outreach. She is also an active voice within the global MSL community and serves as the manager for the largest group on LinkedIn for MSLs with over 25,000 active members.
In partnership with the Chairman of the Board and the Director of Resources, Heliana has spearheaded the creation of the new MSL Society Presentation & Communications Skills Program offered by the MSL Society. Her MSL training experience has included a 5 day MSL training in Seoul, South Korea and a 2-day MSL training and has helped facilitate all live MSL Presentation and Communication Training programs offered by the MSL Society in multiple countries. In addition, to her role at the MSL Society, she serves as a Medical Affairs consultant for a Biotechnology company and led the development of training programs and a patient adherence program. She is well known within the MSL community and has attended several international MSL and Medical Affairs conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Heliana has a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) from Florida State University. Prior to earning her degree in the U.S., she studied Law at the University of Tetovo in the country of Macedonia.
Director of Resources Medical Science Liaison Society
For the last several years, Jeff has been very involved within the MSL community. He is a founding board member and was an advisor for the creation and launch of the MSL Society. In addition to this role as a board member, as the Director of Online Resources for the MSL Society, he manages the live webinar training programs and he has been involved in the creation of numerous educational materials for the Medical Science Liaison role. Jeff has also been heavily involved in the creation of the new MSL Society Presentation & Communications Skills Program offered by the MSL Society and has helped facilitate all live MSL Presentation and Communication Training programs offered by the MSL Society in multiple countries. He has recently attended several MSL conferences as an advisor and facilitator. He also recently co-authored an article on MSL training that was published in PM360.
He has given presentations at scientific meetings and in addition to his role with the MSL Society; Jeff also serves as a college adjunct professor and has extensive experience in teaching and developing training materials/programs.
Jeff has a M.S. (Master of Science) in Molecular Biology from Southern Illinois University. He also has a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in Biology from Eastern Illinois University.
Marnix manages all marketing channels for the MSL Society and shares the numerous resources we provide to the global MSL community. His goal is to provide all those interested in the MSL role with all the information they need to become employed in this complicated but fulfilling profession. He also helps current MSLs and MSL leaders keep their knowledge up-to-date, become more successful, and connect them with other MSLs.
Prior to joining the MSL Society, Marnix worked on various advertising and SEO projects with LinkedIn, Dropbox, among others. His focus is on building relationships with the community by providing enormous value.
Marnix is passionate about working with aspiring MSLs, experienced MSLs, MSL Managers/Leaders, and all our members to meet the needs and achieve the goals of our community.
Reach out to him directly if you have any questions or ideas related to the resources we provide: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karolina manages various projects and programs within the Medical Science Liaison Society,including The MSL Journal, The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, The Mentor Program, the MSL-BC®Certification.
She has a passion for management and working with people. Asa Project Manager, she helps develop the best community experience by coordinating and maintaining projects and relationships with members and assisting themin achieving their career goals.
Before joining the MSL Society, Karolinaworked in HR, project management at a feworganizations during her career.
Karolina has a Bachelor’sDegree in Social and Work Psychology from Comenius University in Slovakia and is currently pursuing a Master’sDegree in the same field.
Connect with Karolina with any questions regarding The MSL Journal, The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, The Mentor Program, or the MSL-BC® Certification: email@example.com
Linda Andrew Ness
Erlina(who prefers to be called Nina ) manages the Member Services for the Medical Science Liaison Societyand works closely with current members, including aspiring MSLs, experienced MSLs, and MSL leaders. She is 100% dedicated in supporting all the members and membership activities of the MSL Society. She has a passion for customer service and in her role as Member Services, shehelps develop the best member experience by building and maintaining relationships with members and assisting them in achieving their career goals. Just prior to joining the MSL Society, Nina was a pharmaceutical sales rep for 1.5 years and has previously worked at several other organizations in customer service roles during her 11 year career. Nina has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Easter College in the Philippines. Connect with Nina with any questions regarding membership or member resources: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie develops and manages the marketing and communication initiatives for the MSL Society, including strategies for training programs, events and, the MSL-BC® Certification. She has a passion for communication and human behavior. Through her role as communications manager, she helps build brand awareness to ensure both current and aspiring MSLs can take advantage of all the various resources the MSL Society offers. Previously, Marie has helped build and optimize brands through effective marketing strategies for various companies. She has a Bachelor’s Degree as a Pedagogue from Absalon University College in Denmark. Reach out directly to Marie for any questions or ideas related to the MSL Society resources: email@example.com.
Erik de la Sena
Before joining the MSL team, Erik worked as a Content Project Leader in a digital marketing company, and has 8 years of experience as a Psychology professor and research adviser. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.
Connect with Erik with any questions and information about the MSL Society programs: firstname.lastname@example.org