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Evolving MSL Roles • KOL Engagement • Compliant Medical Communications

January 30-31, 2018
  • Philadelphia, PA

Agenda

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DAY ONE TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

7:30

Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Align and Optimize
Medical Affairs Strategies

8:45

Understand the New Role of Medical Affairs in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Alan Wright, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Roche Diagnostics

9:30

Implement Cross-Functional KOL Engagement Using Customer-Centric Approaches

Rachel Couchenour
Executive Director, Regional Medical Directors
AveXis

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

Establish Best Practices for Effective Advisory Boards
(The Key Elements for Success)

Kevin Appareti
Senior Director, Global Medical Science Liaison
Philips Healthcare

11:30

The Role of the MSL in Cultivating KOL Relationships and Managing the Risks of Collaborative Research

Darren R. Jones
Partner
Polaris Management Partners

12:15

Networking Luncheon

Practical Interpretation of Regulations
and Application of Technologies

1:30

How Digital Technology and Big Data is Impacting Medical Affairs Strategy and Execution

Usman Iqbal, MD, MPH, MBA
Senior Director, Medical Affairs & HEOR
Trevena, Inc

2:15

Keeping Pace with Regulatory and Enforcement Requirements for Medical Affairs

Jennifer Romanski, JD
Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance Services
Porzio Life Sciences LLC

3:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30

Examine Compliance Considerations for Medical Affairs

Brian Conner
Vice President, Head of Corporate Compliance
Strongbridge Biopharma plc

4:15

Unbranded Educational Campaigns — A Role for Medical Affairs

Leslie Bloom
Director, Scientific Education and Patient Advocacy
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

5:00

Discuss How to Quantify Internal Alignment and Field Medical Team Effectiveness

Dean McAlister
Senior Vice President
STEM Healthcare US

5:45

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chair’s Review of Day One

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Best Practices for MSL Cross-Functional Team Building and Training

8:45

Working Well Together in the Sandbox —
Using Medical Affairs as a Strategic Internal Partner

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

9:30

Optimize Your MSL Utilization with Tailored Training and Education

Sabine Teske, PhD
Manager, Global Medical Training
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

Building a Field Medical Affairs Team from the Ground Up

Deanna Colberg, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Director, Field Medical Affairs
Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.

11:30

Networking Luncheon

12:45

CO-PRESENTATION Structuring the Roles of Unconventional Medical Affairs Teams

CO-PRESENTERS:

Edmund Doherty, PharmD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Reata Pharmaceuticals

Michael Jablonski
Director, Medical Affairs
Assurex Health

1:30

Review Performance Measurement Metrics for Your MSL Team

Kevin Ryan
Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance
Novo Nordisk

2:15

Close of Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.
Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2018

7:30

Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Align and Optimize
Medical Affairs Strategies

8:45

Understand the New Role of Medical Affairs in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Alan Wright, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Roche Diagnostics

9:30

Implement Cross-Functional KOL Engagement Using Customer-Centric Approaches

Rachel Couchenour
Executive Director, Regional Medical Directors
AveXis

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

Establish Best Practices for Effective Advisory Boards
(The Key Elements for Success)

Kevin Appareti
Senior Director, Global Medical Science Liaison
Philips Healthcare

11:30

The Role of the MSL in Cultivating KOL Relationships and Managing the Risks of Collaborative Research

Darren R. Jones
Partner
Polaris Management Partners

12:15

Networking Luncheon

Practical Interpretation of Regulations
and Application of Technologies

1:30

How Digital Technology and Big Data is Impacting Medical Affairs Strategy and Execution

Usman Iqbal, MD, MPH, MBA
Senior Director, Medical Affairs & HEOR
Trevena, Inc

2:15

Keeping Pace with Regulatory and Enforcement Requirements for Medical Affairs

Jennifer Romanski, JD
Vice President, Regulatory and Compliance Services
Porzio Life Sciences LLC

3:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:30

Examine Compliance Considerations for Medical Affairs

Brian Conner
Vice President, Head of Corporate Compliance
Strongbridge Biopharma plc

4:15

Unbranded Educational Campaigns — A Role for Medical Affairs

Leslie Bloom
Director, Scientific Education and Patient Advocacy
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

5:00

Discuss How to Quantify Internal Alignment and Field Medical Team Effectiveness

Dean McAlister
Senior Vice President
STEM Healthcare US

5:45

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018

8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:30

Chair’s Review of Day One

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Best Practices for MSL Cross-Functional Team Building and Training

8:45

Working Well Together in the Sandbox —
Using Medical Affairs as a Strategic Internal Partner

Leslie Meltzer
Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

9:30

Optimize Your MSL Utilization with Tailored Training and Education

Sabine Teske, PhD
Manager, Global Medical Training
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:45

Building a Field Medical Affairs Team from the Ground Up

Deanna Colberg, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Director, Field Medical Affairs
Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.

11:30

Networking Luncheon

12:45

CO-PRESENTATION Structuring the Roles of Unconventional Medical Affairs Teams

CO-PRESENTERS:

Edmund Doherty, PharmD
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Reata Pharmaceuticals

Michael Jablonski
Director, Medical Affairs
Assurex Health

1:30

Review Performance Measurement Metrics for Your MSL Team

Kevin Ryan
Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance
Novo Nordisk

2:15

Close of Conference