Event Overview

This 3-day forum is the “must attend” event for those senior decision-makers looking to drive their Medical Affairsteams and departments and enhance their KOL & stakeholder engagement at all levels.

Along with our exclusive networking dinner for all participants, the event will feature excellent networking opportunities and the chance to strengthen your contacts within the Medical Affairs community. The 2018 event was a sell-out so please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to meeting you in Zurich!

Speakers List

Pharma Industry

VP, Europe Area Medical Director
GSK, UK

Chief Scientific and Medical Office- Chief of Staff
ViiV Healthcare, UK

Head of Medical Affairs Oncology Region Europe
Novartis, Switzerland

Chief Scientific Officer
Novartis, Russia

Deputy Chief Patient Officer
Merck, USA

Executive Director, Global Medical Affairs Communications and Operations
Celgene, Switzerland

Oncology Medical Executive Director for Biosimilars, Diagnostics and Supportive Care
Amgen

European Medical Head
BMS, UK

Medical Head, Bone
UCB Pharma, Italy

Head of Medical Affairs
Servier, Hungary

Global Associate Director Rheumatology
AbbVie, Switzerland

Clinical Lead CNS Europe, post-marketing solutions/RWE
UCB, Germany

Medical Education and Digital Manager
Novartis, Italy

Medical Manager Oncology
Astellas, UK

Senior Central Medical Affairs Executive
Norgine, UK

Global Digital Marketing Lead
Norgine, UK

Vaccines Innovative Medical Engagement Lead
Sanofi

MedTech & Diagnostics

Head of Global Medical Marketing
Straumann, Switzerland

Global Clinical Strategy Manager
Smith & Nephew, Switzerland

Chief Medical Officer
Getinge Acute Care Therapies, Germany

Manager Global Medical Affairs
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Germany

Senior Clinical Affairs Manager
Orthofix, Italy

Senior Global Business Manager, eBusiness and Strategic Initiatives
Fujirebio, Belgium

Business Development Director
Xstrahl Group, Russia

Director of Medical Affairs & Professional Education
Carl Zeiss Meditec

Patient Groups & External Stakeholders

Former Alternate Patient member of the
EMA Committee on Advanced Therapies (CAT)
Patient Advocate, Belgium

Executive Director
Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD), Belgium

Consumer and Patient Advocate
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), UK

Managing Director Centre for Clinical Trials
Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Vice President of Products
Inspire (Online Patient Communities)

Founder
Suis(s)ePatiente, Switzerland

Associate professor of Epidemiology
Université de Paris- Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), France

Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey

Technology Companies

Data Analytics Specialist
Google Cloud, Switzerland

Experienced Solution Providers

Director, Consulting
Syneos Health

Senior Project Director, Real World & Late Phase
Syneos Health, UK

Head of Digital Communications
Open Health

Client Partnerships Lead,
Open Health

Digital Communications Director
Open Health

Consultant
Kinapse (A Syneos Company)

Senior Scientific Director
Complete HealthVizion

Account Director
Complete HealthVizion

Managing Director
Within3

Event Structure

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Event Overview

MEDAFFAIRS: Digital Strategy & Patient Centricity

Day 1 - 5th November, 2019

Stream Overview

The first day will feature several keynote presentations from VP-Level thought leaders on shaping and leading the Medical Affairs departments, justifying Medical Affairs performance through innovative metrics and implementing forward-looking and value-driving policies as a critical function. They will be discussing the strategic drivers for Medical Affairs, and share examples of embedding value-added functions in real life.

Speakers

VP, Europe Area Medical Director
GSK, UK

Chief Scientific and Medical Office- Chief of Staff
ViiV Healthcare, UK

Head of Medical Affairs Oncology Region Europe
Novartis, Switzerland

Deputy Chief Patient Officer
Merck, USA

Former Alternate Patient member of the
EMA Committee on Advanced Therapies (CAT)
Patient Advocate, Belgium

Director, Consulting
Syneos Health

Senior Project Director, Real World & Late Phase
Syneos Health, UK

Vaccines Innovative Medical Engagement Lead
Sanofi

Managing Director
Within3

18.30 Networking Dinner: Sponsored by Syneos Health

MEDAFFAIRS: Best Practices in RWE Generation

Day 2 - Stream 1 - 6th November, 2019

Stream Overview

Generating real world evidence via observational studies and the use of patient registries is one of the fastest growing areas of pharmaceutical R&D. Such post-marketing studies are becoming increasingly important as regulatory agencies demand more long-term data which demonstrates efficacy, safety and quality. The Medical Affairs unit plays a decisive role in generating this vital evidence and this stream will present solutions to the challenges companies face in generating high-quality evidence which will communicate a compelling value argument to all necessary stakeholders.

Speakers

Chief Scientific Officer
Novartis, Russia

Executive Director, Global Medical Affairs Communications and Operations
Celgene, Switzerland

Medical Head, Bone
UCB Pharma, Italy

Global Associate Director Rheumatology
AbbVie, Switzerland

Clinical Lead CNS Europe, post-marketing solutions/RWE
UCB, Germany

Managing Director Centre for Clinical Trials
Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

Vice President of Products
Inspire (Online Patient Communities)

Associate professor of Epidemiology
Université de Paris- Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), France

Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey

MEDAFFAIRS: Digital Medical Communications

Day 2 - Stream 2 - 6th November, 2019

Stream Overview

Medical Affairs departments are increasingly looking to implement next generation medical communication practices, to offer essential evidence-based information to stakeholders on demand, through a variety of classical, yet also increasingly digital channels. This stream will focus on how medical departments can improve their digital communications strategies to better engage with new and more key stakeholders with learnings from both medical and external perspectives.

Speakers

Medical Education and Digital Manager
Novartis, Italy

Senior Central Medical Affairs Executive
Norgine, UK

Global Digital Marketing Lead
Norgine, UK

Executive Director
Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD), Belgium

Founder
Suis(s)ePatiente, Switzerland

Data Analytics Specialist
Google Cloud, Switzerland

Head of Digital Communications
Open Health

Head of Global Medical Marketing
Straumann, Switzerland

Global Clinical Strategy Manager
Smith & Nephew, Switzerland

MEDAFFAIRS: Oncology

Day 3 - Stream A - 7th November, 2019

Stream Overview

Oncology as a therapeutic area has many unique nuances and challenges for Medical Affairs teams when it comes to stakeholder engagement, evidence generation and patient-centric approaches. Oncology requires additional clinical endpoints, KOL engagement and MSL capability strategies to successfully overcome these obstacles. This stream will allow oncology-focused Medical Affairs professionals the chance to discuss best practices to enhance effectiveness and maximize patient benefit specifically in cancer .

Speakers

European Medical Head
BMS, UK

Head of Medical Affairs
Servier, Hungary

Medical Manager Oncology
Astellas, UK

Consumer and Patient Advocate
National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), UK

Oncology Medical Executive Director for Biosimilars, Diagnostics and Supportive Care
Amgen

MEDAFFAIRS: MedTech

Day 3 - Stream B - 7th November, 2019

Stream Overview

This session focuses on the fast-evolving role of Medical Affairs specifically for MedTech companies and the increasingly important need for this function which facilitates overall corporate performance. The different business model of MedTech vs Pharma, necessitates an adjustment in the way KOLs, external experts & patients are engaged with and communicated to. This highly popular, 1-day stream is back and with new speakers, will enable the MedTech community to get the most out of their Medical Affairs teams and develop a more patient-centric business model.

Speakers

Chief Medical Officer
Getinge Acute Care Therapies, Germany

Manager Global Medical Affairs
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Germany

Senior Clinical Affairs Manager
Orthofix, Italy

Senior Global Business Manager, eBusiness and Strategic Initiatives
Fujirebio, Belgium

Business Development Director
Xstrahl Group, Russia

Director of Medical Affairs & Professional Education
Carl Zeiss Meditec

Interactive Workshop: Digital Medical Communications

Day 3 - 7th November, 2019
Best practice in building impactful digital medical communications: Digital strategy, meaningful tactics and measuring success (or failure)

Stream Overview

Speakers

Head of Digital Communications
Open Health

Client Partnerships Lead,
Open Health

Digital Communications Director
Open Health

This event will enable you to:

1) Understand how taking Medical Affairs digital will create new opportunities to demonstrate value to internal and external stakeholders and drive patient centricity.

2) Discover which are the most intelligent digital pathways to map and engage with KOLs and other prescribers, payers, patient groups, pharmacies and tomorrow’s stakeholders.

3) Hear firsthand how external stakeholders such as patient advocacy groups, patient platforms, KOLs and digital technology companies (Google Cloud) are engaging with Medical Affairs teams today.

4) Measure the performance of your Medical Affairs team and individuals.

5) Benchmark with experts to find out the best practices in late phase research, especially observational studies, patient registries and investigator-initiated studies.

6) Understand the environment and stakeholder ecosystem in oncology and how Medical Affairs can best add value in this high impact market.

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Previous Attendees at MedAffairs Leaders Forum - Zurich, Switzerland, 2018

Company
Job Title
Abbvie
TA Lead, Gastroenterology, US Medical Affairs
Alcon
Medical Affairs Manager, EMEA
Amgen
Senior Manager Medical Communications
Amgen
Sr. Associate Scientific Communications
Amgen NV
Medical Director
aparito
Founder & CEO
Biogen
Head Medical Affairs
Boston Scientific
Medical Affairs Manager/Venous
Celgene
Associate Director, Medical Affairs Operations
Chiesi
Medical Advisor
Chiesi
Global Medical Affairs Manager, Region Emerging Countries and IMDD
Chiesi
MSL Manager
Cisiv Ltd
Real World Studies Director
Cisiv Ltd
Study Designer
Cisiv Ltd
Business Development Director
Cochlear
Senior Clinical Advisor
Complete HealthVizion
Scientific Services Director
Complete HealthVizion
Business Development Director
Cook Medical
Director Medical Affairs
D2L Pharma Research Solutions
Vice President Global Sales
EMA
Member, Committee for Advanced Therapies
European AIDS Treatment Group
Patient Advocate
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Senior Project Manager
Ferring
Global Medical Director
formerly MSD
Independent expert; formerly Director Medical Affairs - Global Med. Strategic Acute care
Geneva University Hospitals
Digital Communication Manager
GSK
Head of Global Medical Affairs Excellence
Health Care Social Media Monitor
Director
HealthUnlocked
Commercial Director
Highfield Communication
Director
ICTA PM
Business Development
IMEC (International Medical Executive Consultants)
Consultant
Inspire2Live
President and Patient Advocate
Kantar Health
Director Real World Research Consulting
Kantar Health
Managing Director, Clinical & Real-World Evidence
Kantar Health
Client Consultant RWE
Kantar Health
Director, Late Phase
Karger Publishers
Strategic Competence Lead, Industry Services
Karger Publishers
Head of Clinical & Patient Markets
KCI Medizinprodukte GMBH
Senior Manager Scientific Affairs
L.E.K. Consulting
Partner
LINK Medical Research
Business Development Manager
LINK Medical Research, Norway
General Manager
Lundbeck
Director & Head of Otsuka Alliance Team, MA Psychiatry
McKinsey & Company
Partner
Medac GmbH
VP Medical & Safety
Medicinisto
Head of Business Growth
Medicinisto
CEO
Medscape
Sr Director, Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions
Medtronic
Global Scientific Communications Director, Medical Affairs
Medtronic
Medical Director
Medtronic
Senior Medical Science advisor Obesity and metabolic Health
Medtronic
Director Medical Affairs MITG Europe, Middle East and Africa
Merz Pharmaceuticals
Head of Global Medical Affairs Aesthetics
MSD
Medical Affairs Lead
Nestle Nutrition
Head of Medical Affairs
Nobel Biocare
Project Manager Medical Writing
Nobel Biocare
Scientific Communications Manager
Nordic Nanovector
Head of Medical Affairs
Norgine
Global Digital Marketing Lead
Norgine
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Novartis
Field Medical Excellence Head, Spain
Novartis
Medical Director, Spain
Patient Information Forum
Founder
pH Associates
Partnerships Manager
pH Associates
Managing Director
Pinnacle Wellbeing 247
CEO, Head of Clinical Services, Senior Executive Coach
PRA Health Sciences
Marketing Specialist – Global Marketing
PRA Health Sciences
Account Manager
PRA Health Sciences
Scientific Affairs Director, Real World Solutions
PRA Health Sciences
Associate Director, Global Marketing
PrecisionMedicine4Me
President and Co-Founder
Roche
Head Medical Affairs Excellence
Roche
Head Medical Compliance & Medical Excellence Region Europe
Roche
Global MSL Capability Lead
SaySo Medical
Founder and CEO
Servier
Global Clinical Projects & Data Generation Manager
Shire
Head of International Field Medical Effectiveness
Smith & Nephew
Vice President, Head Global Clinical Strategy
Straumann
Medical Marketing Manager
Straumann
Head of Medical Marketing
Succinct Medical Communications
Client Partnerships Lead
Succinct Medical Communications
Senior Digital Communications Lead
Succinct Medical Communications
Senior Account Manager
Syneos Health
Director Client Engagement Solutions, Real World & Late Phase
Syneos Health
Principal, Real-World & Late Phase
Terumo BCT
Global Sr. Medical Affairs Manager
Teva
Associate Director Medical Affairs, Russia & Eurasia
Tonic App
Founder & CEO
Tonic App
COO
Ultragenyx
Head of Medical Affairs & Patient Advocacy
University of Oxford
Lecturer of Medicine
Virdis Pharma
CEO
Within3
CEO
Within3
Senior Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3
Senior Director, Business Partnerships
Within3
Senior Vice President, Client Success
ZOLL Services LLC
Clinical operations manager EMEA
ZOLL Services LLC
VP Medical affairs

EVENT TESTIMONIALS

"Highly recommended for both starters in Medical Affairs and more experienced Medical Affairs colleagues to learn about new developments in Excellence and taking Leadership in Medical Affairs roles"
Head Medical Affairs, Global Medical and Scientific Affairs CPS
Roche Diagnostics
 

“The MedAffairs Leaders Forum brought together managers from pharma/biotech and representatives from patient organizations, regulators, and service providers. In a professional, yet informal setting, valuable insights and best practices shared. Anticipating future trends was highly inspirational facilitating innovative thinking. I took important learnings, ideas, and contacts from the meeting allowing me to put new approaches into practice.”
Senior Manager, Medical Communications,
Amgen

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