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March 2, 2021

Typical Challenges with Moving Digitalization Initiatives Forward for Medical Affairs – Episode 2

This MAPS podcast discusses common challenges Medical Affairs organizations face in offering best-in-class digital capabilities to its customers.

February 24, 2021

Aligning Healthcare Professional and Patient Education: Challenges and Risks

Join this session to understand aligned HCP and patient education activities from the perspective of the current landscape, Medical Affairs support for aligned medical education and risk mitigation ensuring transparency, fairness and lawfulness.

February 24, 2021

Field Medical Stakeholders: Partnering for Today and Tomorrow – Episode 6 Medical Information

This 6th episode of the MAPS Field Medical podcast series explores Medical Information.

February 19, 2021

Launch Excellence Best Practices for Medical Affairs

In this module you will: review the changing role of Medical Affairs and how it has become a strong strategic partner in product launch excellence (LE); gain insights into the components of LE; identify processes, systems, and tools to support LE; utilize templates to support LE planning.

February 19, 2021

COVID-19 Has Changed Live Events Forever!

This MAPS webinar with Impetus Digital defines best practices, benefits of, and barriers to virtualizing events in the life science industry.

February 18, 2021

Keeping and Growing Field Medical Talent Now and for the Future

This MAPS webinar offers strategies for MSL retention and skill development within Medical Affairs.

February 16, 2021

Typical Challenges with Moving Digitalization Initiatives Forward for Medical Affairs

This MAPS podcast discusses common challenges Medical Affairs organizations face in offering best-in-class digital capabilities to its customers.

February 11, 2021

Audience Amplification

This Medical Affairs webinar will increase your understanding of how to use digital tools to enhance the impact of scientific communications.

February 8, 2021

Field Medical Stakeholders: Partnering for Today and Tomorrow – Episode 5 Government Affairs

This 5th episode of the MAPS Field Medical podcast series details key issues for Medical Science Liaisons in the context of government affairs.

February 4, 2021

Serving as a Trusted Advisor for Cross-Functional Partners to Achieve Synergies

After completing this Webinar, participants will be better able to recognize and avoid pre-launch pitfalls from the perspective of cross-functional partners from Commercial, Market Access, and R&D.

February 1, 2021

Developing Publication PLS: The Patient Perspective

This MAPS podcast describes publication plain-language summaries and how patients find them useful.

January 28, 2021

Highlighting Project ECHO: A model to improve patient care & build health system capacity

Join this session to understand how an effective digital tele-mentoring program builds local capacity in rural and underserved areas by empowering healthcare professionals to treat complex diseases that have historically only been treated by specialists.

January 26, 2021

Field Medical Stakeholders Partnering for Today and Tomorrow — Episode 4: Market Access

This podcast from the MAPS Field Medical Focus Area Working Group identifies areas for compliant collaboration by MSLs with key internal partners.

January 21, 2021

How COVID-19 Accelerates Orthopedic Opportunities in Ambulatory Surgery – episode 2

This MAPS podcast explores ways medical device companies can capitalize on the shift from inpatient surgical settings to hospital outpatient departments.

January 21, 2021

Communicating the Value and Measuring Impact of Medical Affairs Functions – Medical Dashboards and KPIs

This MAPS webinar reviews examples of well-designed metrics/KPI* dashboards – cadence, content and audience to ensure impactful and empowered Medical Affairs functions

January 19, 2021

Developing Publication Plain Language Summaries: The Pharma Perspective

This MAPS podcast explores the value and challenges of publication plain-language (PLS) summaries in the pharmaceutical industry.

January 14, 2021

Make Communications, Not War: Best Practices for Medical, Legal and Regulatory Review

This MAPS webinar details potential hurdles of the MLR review process​, function alignment, and our changing MLR environment and possible solutions.

January 12, 2021

Essentials of Real World Evidence (RWE)

This Powerpoint offers a comprehensive overview of Real World Evidence (RWE) and its evolving use in the biopharmaceutical industry.

January 11, 2021

Creating an HEOR Function Within Medical Affairs

MAPS explores Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR): Why a Medical Affairs organization needs an HEOR function and how to build this capability.

January 6, 2021

Enforcement and Compliance ​ in Current Times

This MAPS webinar details enforcement trends, key risks associated with the shift from in-person to virtual activities due to the pandemic and compliance considerations for conducting promotional and educational activities virtually.

January 5, 2021

Field Medical Stakeholders: Partnering for Today and Tomorrow – Episode 3 Medical Affairs

The third episode of the MAPS podcast series exploring Field Medical collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.

December 16, 2020

Do’s and Don’ts of Visual Communication and Data Visualization

In this Medical Affairs webinar, founder and CEO of Killer Visual Strategies, Amy Balliett, helps you master data visualization best practices.

December 15, 2020

The Role of Data and Analytics in Leading and Managing Field Medical Teams

This episode of the MAPS podcast series, Elevate, explores the differing approaches applied in the pharmaceutical and device industries to understand the impact and approach to acquired and internally generated data, analytics, and insights play in delivering value.

December 15, 2020

Medical Affairs Launch Excellence Standards & Guidance + Templates

Standards & Guidance plus downloadable templates for Medical Affairs Launch Excellence

December 15, 2020

The Role of Plain Language Summaries in Communicating Clinical Trial Data

A plain-language summary (PLS) can play a key role in communicating clinical research more broadly to patients.

December 14, 2020

Medical Affairs Plans: From Strategic Planning to Measuring Impact – Episode 4

This MAPS podcast describes how cross-functional teams within Medical Affairs can use strategic plans to inform decision making and assess impact of efforts.

December 10, 2020

How can effective internal training lead to better patient outcomes?

This case study-based webinar discusses how to connect the dots between internal training and improve patient outcomes, specifically focusing on Medical Affairs teams.

December 9, 2020

A Pandemic Silver Lining? Optimizing Internal Collaboration Between Medical Affairs, Compliance, Legal, Regulatory and Market Access Roles in a Post-Pandemic MedTech World

This MAPS webinar features MedTech Medical Affairs professionals on the post-pandemic future and how we can advance innovation, improve patient care and minimize risk.

December 8, 2020

The Power of Mentorship

When Robin Winter-Sperry started in the pharmaceutical industry, her mentor, Evelyn was one of the few female managers.

December 7, 2020

Medical Affairs Plans: From Strategic Planning to Measuring Impact — Episode 3

Listeners will understand how the Medical Affairs strategic planning process can drive decision making throughout the year.

December 4, 2020

Building a Framework to Manage MSL Insights

This Medical Affairs webinar teaches attendees to build a framework that enables MSL insights to inform Medical strategy at both the local and global level.

December 1, 2020

EMEA 2020 Virtual Q&A

Questions submitted during EMEA 2020 sessions, answered by our speakers and panelists.

November 30, 2020

Field Medical Stakeholders: Partnering for Today and Tomorrow – Episode 2 Global Product Strategy

Participants will learn the functions and activities of key internal partners and will identify potential areas for compliant collaboration with these partners.

November 23, 2020

Reimagining Scientific Engagements During COVID-19

Amgen Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) Medical Affairs team shares MSL survey results to explore innovative new ways of working to serve as a model for reimagining scientific engagement during and post-COVID-19.

November 23, 2020

Metrics Matter! Measuring the Impact of Internal Training

Experts from Open Health offer insights into metrics and how to measure the impact of internal Medical Affairs training.

November 19, 2020

Digitally Transforming Your Medical Affairs Organization—Why and How to Do It!

This Medical Affairs webinar assembles leading biopharma industry experts to discuss preparing your organization for digital transformation.

November 18, 2020

Mónica de Abadal Elected Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) EMEA Region President

Congratulations to Mónica de Abadal on her appointment as EMEA President of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS)

November 18, 2020

What’s in it for me? Engaging, Motivating, and Supporting Staff with Internal Training Virtually and Face-to-Face

This MAPS podcast in partnership with Open Health explores the development and delivery of internal training for Medical Affairs professionals.

November 17, 2020

Patient as Priority: Designing and Refining Internal Medical Affairs Training to Support Patient Outcomes

In partnership with experts from Open Health and Janssen EMEA, this episode of the MAPS podcast series Elevate details how to position patients as priority in designing and refining internal training.

November 16, 2020

History of Real-World Evidence Prior to the 21st Century Cures Act

Medical Affairs thought leaders discuss the Pre-21st Century Cures Act uses of Real World Evidence (RWE) in regulatory decision-making.

November 9, 2020

Medical Affairs Plans: From Strategic Planning to Measuring Impact – Episode 2

The Series Podcast Objectives are:
Podcast objectives include understanding how the medical affairs strategic planning process can drive decision making throughout the year

November 4, 2020

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Joins Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) Industry Partnership Program

The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) is honored to announce the inclusion of Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals (JNJ) in the MAPS Industry Partnership Program

November 3, 2020

Medical Affairs Lessons from a 2-Month Pandemic Preview

Amgen’s Victoria Elegant and Ka Weng Mah had front row seats to the start of COVID-19 in Asia. Here is what they learned about the future of Medical Affairs.

November 2, 2020

Field Medical Stakeholders: Partnering for Today and Tomorrow (Episode 1 — Global Communications)

Medical Affairs thought leaders discuss the function, activities and opportunities for compliant collaboration with key internal partners.

November 2, 2020

MAPS Global Town Hall Series Q&A: Digital Innovation in Medical Affairs and the Evolution of Field Medical During the Pandemic and Beyond

Q&A with Medical Affairs thought leaders describing changes in Digital and Field Medical during the pandemic and beyond

October 29, 2020

How to succeed in cross-functional collaboration: the SCARF model for Medical Affairs

This webinar describes the NeuroLeadership Institute’s SCARF model (Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, Fairness) and its application to the practice of Medical Affairs

October 26, 2020

PODCAST: How COVID-19 Accelerates Orthopedic Opportunities in Ambulatory Surgery

John Pracyk, MD, PhD, MBA speaks with Patrick Vega of Vizient Advisory Solutions about ways that device companies can capitalize on the shift from inpatient surgical settings to hospital outpatient departments.

October 21, 2020

Joseph Eid: From Childhood in Civil War Lebanon to Medical Affairs Leader

Nothing could stand between Joseph Eid and his dream of becoming a doctor—not even gunfire.

October 20, 2020

The Application of Real-World Evidence in Regulatory Decision Making

Cerise James, MD, moderates this podcast in which Neil Belson, JD, discusses Real World Evidence and its impact to the biopharmaceutical industry.

October 20, 2020

Contemporary Applications of Real-World Evidence in Regulatory Decision Making: A Case Series Review

Real-World Evidence can show safety and effectiveness per FDA’s “totality of evidence approach” for evaluating regulatory submissions.

October 19, 2020

PODCAST: Medical Affairs Plans — From Strategic Planning to Measuring Impact

This Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) podcast features medical affairs thought leaders offering insights into the Medical Affairs strategic planning process

October 15, 2020

MAPS Global Town Hall: Digital Innovation in Medical Affairs and the Evolution of Field Medical During the Pandemic and Beyond

This special 75-minute MAPS Global Town Hall focuses on the challenges that are arising from the global Covid-19 pandemic and the emerging opportunity for Medical Affairs to provide strategic leadership.

October 15, 2020

Why Good Science is Good Business: A Conversation with Murali Gopal, MD

Murali Gopal, MD, discusses the power of Integrated Brand Planning to transform the Medical Affairs function within the biopharmaceutical industry

October 13, 2020

MAPS Board Chair, Charlotte Kremer: Why The Strategic Rise of Medical Affairs Is Central to Pharma’s Future Success

Medical Affairs leaders need to be ready to interact with the C-Suite to make smarter decisions and focus performance measures on patient-centric outcomes.

October 12, 2020

PODCAST: Expert Engagement — Driving the Strategic Impact of Medical Affairs

MAPS in conversation with Robert Groebel, VP Global Strategy, MONOCL, and Danie du Plessis, VP Medical Affaris, Kyowa Kirin

October 6, 2020

Eileen Sawyer: Big Reader, Science Nerd and Medical Affairs Leader in Gene Therapy

Sawyer is making it her life’s work to focus on the patient—the most important stakeholder in drug development.

October 5, 2020

PODCAST: Executive Leadership Perspectives on MA Strategic Planning – Episode 2

In this second of two podcast episodes, Pete Piliero moderates a discussion on contributions Medical Affairs makes to Asset Strategic Plans and Resourcing of a Medical Affairs Plan.

October 1, 2020

The Future of Medical Affairs: A Conversation with Beat Sümegi, SVP Medical, Sanofi

MAPS speaks with Beat Sümegi, SVP Medical with Sanofi, about major areas of change and the need to help Medical Affairs professionals build new skills to succeed in this world of increased responsibility and opportunity.

September 28, 2020

Disruption to Opportunity: The Next Digital Frontier for Medical Affairs and Healthcare with the New Normal

This Webinar features Medical Affairs and leading technology thought leaders exploring emerging trends and viewpoints on the next frontier for digital in Medical Affairs and the broader healthcare environment with the “New Normal”.

September 28, 2020

PODCAST: Executive Leadership Perspectives on Medical Affairs Strategic Planning – Episode 1

Pete Piliero, MD, moderates a discussion on contributions Medical Affairs makes to Asset Strategic Plans.

September 23, 2020

Global Town Hall: An Opportunity for Medical Affairs Strategic Leadership During the Pandemic and Beyond

Medical Affairs thought leaders Q&A on topics including virtual congresses, digital platforms, and pre-print scientific publications.

September 22, 2020

Training Needs for Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) in Evolving Pharmaceutical and MedTech Industries

This article formalizes learnings from the MAPS Annual Conference 2020, providing best practices for MSLs in the context of the ongoing pandemic and beyond.

September 21, 2020

Amgen Europe Medical Affairs Survey: Post-COVID Healthcare Provider Preferences for MSL Interactions

MAPS speaks with Vice President of Amgen Europe Medical Affairs, Isma Benattia, about changes in the way MSLs work with their HCP peers during the pandemic and beyond.

September 21, 2020

Medical Affairs Improves Patient Outcomes Through External Medical Education

External medical education demands are continuously evolving, and MA needs to continue to evolve with these changes to establish effective education strategies.

September 18, 2020

Medical Affairs 2.0: Innovating Medical Affairs for Digital Therapeutics

This MAPS webinar presents an overview of the current and near term Digital Therapeutics landscape and details real-world applications of Digital Therapeutics to illustrate potential in driving transformation of clinical practices to improve patient outcomes.

September 16, 2020

Company-Led Education…What is in the Name?

What is company and medical affairs led education and how it is perceived by audience? What are the different perspectives existing among regulators, Pharma and agencies? What is the potential for disease state medical education by medical affairs?

September 11, 2020

Future-Proofing Your Medical Affairs Organization

OBJECTIVES: Identify the major trends and drivers towards digital transformation and drive Medical Affairs towards a digital future.

September 9, 2020

A Pandemic Silver Lining for the MedTech Industry? Part 1

During this moderated interactive discussion our distinguished panelists will provide their on-the-ground observations about the pandemic’s current impact on patient care and the medical device industry.

September 3, 2020

A Compelling Strategic Role for Medical Affairs in the Context of the new EU MedTech Regulations

This article provides an overview of the new MedTech European regulatory environment and opportunities for the Medical Affairs function to evolve and bring value to the respective organizations.

August 19, 2020

Field Medical Centers of Excellence

‘What does best in class look like?’. This report shares key insights from a MAPS Annual Meeting workshop in March 2019, and provides further context with interviews and case studies from Medical Affairs colleagues who have first-hand experience of setting up and progressing a Field Medical Center of Excellence (CoE).

August 19, 2020

Communicating the Value of Medical Affairs

This white paper explores the role and value of MA, backed up with commentary from industry leaders, as we define clear pillars of MA that communicate its true value.

August 12, 2020

Audience Amplification and Digital Scientific Exchange

Disseminating research data and clinical concepts to the right audience has demonstrated significant value, not only to biopharmaceutical organizations, but across the research and healthcare industries. 

July 23, 2020

Digital MSL Insights in the Time of COVID-19

This Webinar demonstrates how to generate insights through digitally-based interactions without directly engaging HCPs. We discuss and share various ways that MSLs can generate insights through digital mechanisms, from attending “live” virtually-broadcast panel sessions to following influential KOLs on Twitter.

July 16, 2020

Thinking Forward: The Long-Term Impact of 2020 on the World of Medical Affairs

As we consider the wider changes seen across our communities, we explore how Medical Affairs needs to continue to evolve in how it thinks, acts and engages to drive further improvements in healthcare outcomes, as well as to ensure that our teams are equipped and empowered to adapt and excel in our new reality.

July 13, 2020

Rethinking HCP Engagement During and Post-Pandemic

As a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak, field teams are no longer able to visit HCPs face-to-face. During this Webinar, we will explore the skills and challenges around effective remote engagement and share hints and tips to help you access, engage and follow-up with HCPs remotely.