Event Overview

The MedAffairs Leaders Forum is widely-recognized as the place where medical affairs professionals obtain actionable insights to transform medical affairs into a function that truly adds-value to healthcare systems and especially patients. Attendees will network with experts and thought-leaders to understand issues like:

  1. Patient-centricity: How to change culture, add-value and put the patient at the center of the organization in practice
  2. Digital: Realizing the potential and the power that technology provides, whether it’s tapping unique external data sources, understanding patient needs through online patient communities, or enhancing R&D intelligence through Artificial Intelligence or Big Data.
  3. Communications: Leveraging both classical communications channels, such as publications or symposia, as well as social media, to ethically communicate evidence-based messages with key stakeholders.
  4. Real-world evidence and IITs: Working with External Experts, academic networks, registries or payers to achieve a more granular-level understanding of how a therapy works in the real world.
  5. Strategy and capabilities: Transforming medical affairs into a function that facilities the entire organization to be focused on satisfying stakeholder needs and enhancing the quality of evidence to truly add-value.

Speakers List

Large Pharma

Vice President, North America Medical Affairs Hospital Business
Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

Vice President, Medical Lead, North America
Research, Development and Medical
Upjohn, a Pfizer Division

Vice President, Field Medical Affairs
EMD Serono

Global Head, Real World Evidence Strategy
Biogen

Medical Director, Respiratory Franchise Lead, Global Medical Immunology
Sanofi Genzyme

Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Rare Disease
Pfizer

Senior Director, Group Lead PEH HEOR
Patient and Health Impact
Pfizer

Cardiovascular Metabolic Lead, US Medical Director
Pfizer

Field Analytics & Operations - Medical Affairs & Pipeline Teams
Genentech

 

Director, Epidemiology, Worldwide Safety
Pfizer

Small & Medium Pharma & Biotech

Chief Medical Officer
X4 Pharmaceuticals

Vice President Medical Affairs
Vertex

Vice President Medical Sciences
Ovid Therapeutics

Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Products & Exogen
Bioventus

Head, Medical Science Liaisons and HEOR Liaisons Clinical Research and Medical Affairs
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Medical Director
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Director, Clinical & Medical Affairs
Allena Pharma

MedTech & Diagnostics

Senior Vice President Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy
Advamed

Head Medical Affairs Global Medical and Scientific Affairs CPS
Roche Diagnostics International

Vice President Medical Affairs
Helius Medical 

Vice President Medical Affairs
Foundation Medicine

Staff Data Scientist and Technical Fellow
Medtronic CRHF Clinical Research

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
Cloud DX

Medical Director, Regulatory & Clinical Studies Manager
Clinical Diagnostics Division/Biomarkers North America
Thermo Fisher Diagnostics
 

Director, Market Access and Reimbursement Affairs
Luminex Corporation

Chief Medical Officer
Byteflies

Patient Groups & External Stakeholders

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Jefferson Health, USA

President and Founder, Endo4Life
University of Memphis

Vice President of Products
Inspire (Online Patient Communities)

Biobank Project Manager
T1D Exchange (non-profit research organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes)

Experienced Solution Providers

Senior Vice President Real World and Late Phase
Syneos Health

Regional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

Vice President - Global Medical/KAM Strategy
Veeva Systems

Event Structure

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Event Overview

MEDAFFAIRS: Strategic Capability Development

Day 1 - 13th August, 2019

Stream Overview

This session focuses on Strategic Medical Affairs Management, specifically how Medical Affairs as a function can be at the forefront of offering added-value to key external and internal stakeholders. Furthermore, how Medical Affairs can become a strategic enabler for the entire organization by facilitating strong evidence and engagement that creates clear ROI. The issue of patient-centricity in practice will also be examined with perspectives, approaches and case studies presented. This will provide participants with actionable insights to help implement more patient-beneficial and focused activities that put the patient at the center of everything we do.

Speakers

Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Rare Disease
Pfizer

Cardiovascular Metabolic Lead, US Medical Director
Pfizer

Chief Medical Officer
X4 Pharmaceuticals

Vice President Medical Affairs
Vertex

Head, Medical Science Liaisons and HEOR Liaisons Clinical Research and Medical Affairs
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Alkermes

Vice President Medical Affairs
Foundation Medicine

Senior Vice President Real World and Late Phase
Syneos Health

Vice President, Field Medical Affairs
EMD Serono

Regional Vice President, Business Partnerships
Within3

18.30 Networking Dinner: Sponsored by Syneos Health

MEDAFFAIRS: Real-World Evidence & IIR

Day 2 - Stream 1 - 14th August, 2019

Stream Overview

Generating real-world evidence via observational studies, the use of patient registries or Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) 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 effectiveness from a clinical perspective, yet payers are also demanding evidence of economic value. 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 enable the communication of a compelling “value” argument to all external stakeholders.

Speakers

Global Head, Real World Evidence Strategy
Biogen

Senior Director, Group Lead PEH HEOR
Patient and Health Impact
Pfizer

Director, Epidemiology, Worldwide Safety
Pfizer

Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Products & Exogen
Bioventus

Medical Director
Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Staff Data Scientist and Technical Fellow
Medtronic CRHF Clinical Research

Chief Medical Officer
Byteflies

Vice President of Products
Inspire (Online Patient Communities)

Biobank Project Manager
T1D Exchange (non-profit research organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes)

MEDAFFAIRS: Medical Communications & MSL

Day 2 - Stream 2 - 14th August, 2019

Stream Overview

Medical Affairs and MSL teams are increasingly looking to implement next generation medical communication practices. They need 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 three key aspects of medical communication. Firstly, issues such as:
Protocol writing for internal late-phase studies and research initiatives; working with External Experts (KOLs) to enhance publications, abstracts & posters and receiving proposals for investigator-initiated studies. The second section of this day will focus on medical/scientific communications, including the review process, compliance issues, ensuring the claims made by marketing colleagues are justified and appropriately communicated and also effectively localized from global-level to country-level market requirements. The third area is looking at how the MSL can best be at the forefront of communicating the value message and engaging KOLs and other stakeholders.

 

Speakers

Vice President, North America Medical Affairs Hospital Business
Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group

Vice President, Medical Lead, North America
Research, Development and Medical
Upjohn, a Pfizer Division

Medical Director, Respiratory Franchise Lead, Global Medical Immunology
Sanofi Genzyme

Field Analytics & Operations - Medical Affairs & Pipeline Teams
Genentech

 

Vice President Medical Sciences
Ovid Therapeutics

Director, Clinical & Medical Affairs
Allena Pharma

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Jefferson Health, USA

President and Founder, Endo4Life
University of Memphis

MEDAFFAIRS: MedTech

Day 3 - Stream A - 15th August, 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

Senior Vice President Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy
Advamed

Head Medical Affairs Global Medical and Scientific Affairs CPS
Roche Diagnostics International

Vice President Medical Affairs
Helius Medical 

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer
Cloud DX

Medical Director, Regulatory & Clinical Studies Manager
Clinical Diagnostics Division/Biomarkers North America
Thermo Fisher Diagnostics
 

Director, Market Access and Reimbursement Affairs
Luminex Corporation

Training Workshop: Persuasion & Negotiation Skills for Medical, Scientific & Technical Professionals

Day 3 - Stream B - 15th August, 2019

Stream Overview

Essential tactics to engage and understand stakeholders, influence them and communicate value-adding solutions

This is a unique, 1-day training course specifically tailored towards life science professionals, who are motivated to engage more colleagues, external stakeholders (KOLs/Patients), stand out from the competition, overcome objections and better "sell" the true value of their solutions.​

What's the unmet need?

We at NextLevel Life Sciences, have a unique perspective on how life science professionals can dramatically and immediately improve their influence & persuasiveness. At our industry events, we constantly observe our clients’ successful interactions, but also missed opportunities. For example, many executives in life sciences companies are true subject-matter or technical experts. Often, however, they haven't received any structured training on negotiation, influence and persuasion, so are not maximising their chances of ensuring the most from each customer interaction.

We have recognised a strong need for a structured and interactive course which will definitely help life sciences professionals to engage stakeholders, appreciate their needs, positively influence them, demonstrate true value and forge lasting business relationships.

Who are your trainers?

Geoff Cable                               
CEO & co-Founder                         
NextLevel Life Sciences
 

Luke Rogers
CEO & co-Founder
NextLevel Life Sciences


"We believe that sales isn't a job, it's a life skill"

Geoff and Luke are experts in soft skills, negotiation, business development, management & entrepreneurship. They have a strong track record of growing their successful company organically, through sales and marketing. Both are Australians and also CEOs and co-founders of NextLevel Life Sciences, a leading event organiser and business intelligence provider for the Biopharma and Medtech industries. Over the last 12 years, Luke and Geoff have developed, promoted and delivered hundreds of industry events, focused on cutting-edge or critical themes. These have involved thousands of senior-level attendees from all the major pharma, medtech, biotech and diagnostics companies, as well as a broad range of service providers and key industry stakeholders. NextLevel Life Sciences has a strong value proposition, an effective process, but especially a customer-centric sales philosophy.

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Medical Affairs, Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Education, Health Outcomes & Liaison, Medical Communications, Marketing, KOL & Stakeholder Engagement, Late Phase & Real-World Research, Investigator-Initiated Research, Field HEOR, Field Medical, Scientific Affairs, Medical Advisors and Patient-Centricity.

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Page part title: Previous Attendees at MedAffairs Leaders Forum - Boston, USA, 2018

Company
Job Title
Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
President & CEO
Adelphi Communications
Business Development Director
Adelphi Communications
Scientific Projects Leader
Agios Pharmaceuticals
Sr. Director, Medical Affairs, Rare Genetic Diseases
Akebia Therapeutics
Director, Medical Communications
AmeriHealth Caritas
Sr. VP & Corporate CMO
BCBSNC
Senior Medical Director
Boston Scientific
Medical Affairs Manager
BTG
Medical Research Manager
BTG
Director, Medical Affairs Operations
BTG
Medical Affairs Operations
BTG International
Senior Vice President, Head of Clinical Development
CDRH/FDA
General Health Scientist Senior Scientific Program Manager
Celgene
National Director, Regional Medical Liaisons
Clara Health/Clinsytes
Patient Recruitment Director/CEO
Collegium
VP, Medical Affairs
Compass Medical
Chief Medical Officer
Compass Medical
Data Scientist
CQuentia
President & Chief Medical Officer
E=MC2, no limits...
CEO and Cofounder
E=MC2, no limits...
Integrative Therapies Project Manager
Flexion Therapeutics
Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Galderma
Medical Affairs Manager
Haemonetics
Associate Director of Medical Affairs
Haemonetics
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Inspire
Senior Director Product
Instrumentation Laboratory
Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Instrumentation Laboratory
Manager, Medical Science Liaison
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Head, Global Medical Scientific Affairs
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Senior Director, Medical Scientific Affairs
Keryx
Medical Director, Medical Affairs
Keryx
Sr. National Field Director of Medical Affairs
Leadiant Biosciences
Vice President, North America Medical Affairs Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Leadiant Biosciences
Senior Medical Science Liaison
Luminex Corporation
Senior Director Global Scientific Affairs
Lyfebulb
Founder and CEO
Medscape
Global Marketing Communications
Medscape
Global Account Manager
Medscape LLC
Senior Director, Medical Affairs Strategic Solutions
Merck
Associate Director, Lung Strategy. Oncology Global Medical Affairs
Merck
Associate Director, Medical Affairs Strategy
Merck
Deputy Chief Patient Officer
MERZ
Strategic Medical Communications
MMJ Labs Pain Relief
CEO
Neurofibromatosis Northeast
Member of the Board of Directors
Norgine
Medical Director - International and Partnerships
Norgine
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Novartis
Global Brand Medical Director, RCC & Sarcoma
Patient Power
Founder
Patient Power
Co-Founder
PatientLink Enterprises
Founder and CEO
Pfizer
Cardiovascular Metabolic Lead, US Medical Director
Pinnacle Wellbeing 247
CEO, Executive Coach & Psychologist
PRA Health Sciences
Trade Show and Event Specialist
PRA Health Sciences
Executive Director of Scientific Affairs
QPHARMA
Managing Director, KOL & Targeting
QPHARMA
Director, Marketing & PR
QPHARMA
EVP of Sales
Roche Diagnostic Corporation
Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs
Royal Philips
Senior Director, Global Medical Science Liaison
Sanofi
Global/US Field Medical Data Analytics Lead, Diabetes and Cardiovascular
Sanofi
Senior Director
Sanofi
Director, Scientific Communications and Publications Established Products and Emerging Markets
Sanofi Genzyme
Head, Global Field Based Medical Excellence & Insights Global Medical Operations
Society for Participatory Medicine
President
Teleflex Medical
Vice President Clinical and Medical Affairs
Terumo BCT
Medical Science Liaison
Terumo BCT
Senior Medical Science Liaison
The Carolan Group
MSL Recruiter - Managing Partner
Tufts University
Director of Research
Tufts University
Professor of Medicine Director, GI Oncology Program & Leader, Experimental Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center
Assistant Director, Clinical Data Management and Quality Controls, Auditing and Training
Varian Medical
Manager, Clinical Collaborations
Voxx Analytics
CEO
Voxx Analytics
Director, Business Development
Within3
Senior Director, Business Partnerships
Within3
Vice President, Business Partnerships
Zimmer Biomet
Associate Director Medical Affairs

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