External Education

Focus Area Working Group

External Education, led by Medical Affairs is critical in order to provide unbiased education to enhance healthcare professionals’ (HCP) knowledge, skills and competencies through funding for independent medical education or industry-led medical education that addresses identified knowledge or competency  and performance gaps. The goals of the External Education FAWG are as follows:

  • Ensure understanding of the current state of external medical education as it relates to the Medical Affairs function, and the needs of Medical Affairs professionals
  • Raise awareness among Medical Affairs professionals of the value of external medical education in the biopharmaceutical/device industry
  • Facilitate the evolving role of Medical Affairs professionals in external medical education in response to the changing landscape
  • Provide tools and solutions to Medical Affairs professionals to help design and execute compliant and impactful external medical education programs

Activities: 

We organize External Education workshops for MAPS meetings in the North America, APAC (Asia Pacific – China/Japan), and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Asia) regions. We develop original content for webinars, podcasts, eLearning courses and white papers. In addition, the working group will periodically contribute cogent and timely content on the External Education sector for the MAPS publication, Elevate magazine. Most importantly, we will provide a supportive resource for all External Education Medical Affairs Professionals. 

Latest Podcast Episode

Description: In partnership with Medical Communications and Educational Design experts from Open Health, this episode of the MAPS podcast series Elevate details how to position patients as priority in designing and refining internal training.

Members

Kirtida Pandya

Kirtida Pandya

Executive Director, Medical Services and Operations

Lead

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Sarah Funderburk

Sarah Funderburk

Medical Insights Director
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Marc Sirockman

Marc Sirockman

President
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Maria Grazia Cali

Maria Grazia Cali

VP Global Medical Education & External Relations
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Deirdre Jordan

Deirdre Jordan

Global Medical Affairs Lead

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Ogun Sazova

Ogun Sazova

Country Medical Director UK & Ireland
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Riaz Abbas

Riaz Abbas

Senior Manager Global Medical Learning & Performance
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Ivan Desviat

Ivan Desviat

Director Medical Education and Outcomes Excellence
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Patricia Jassack

Patricia Jassack

Director, IME & Medical External Affairs
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Tim Mikhelashvili

Tim Mikhelashvili

CEO
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Maria Vassilakis

Maria Vassilakis

Director, Medical Affairs Operations
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Jacqueline Waldrop

Jacqueline Waldrop

Director, Oncology Grant Officer
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Olga Salvidio

Olga Salvidio

Director Global Medical Education & Academic Organization Relations, Head of Neurology & Immunology, Global Scientific Exchange & Communication
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FAWG Overview

External Education Updates

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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External Medical Education: Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19 and Planning for the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the External Education landscape for healthcare stakeholders and creating new challenges for the future. Join an expert panel of industry leaders as they examine the current impact of COVID-19 on External Education programs and review considerations for future planning.