Insights

Focus Area Working Group

The strategic mission and objectives of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) Insights Focus Area Working Group are to create a community that advances our role as fully integrated strategic business partners to promote the growth of Medical Affairs Professionals within the MA insights sector worldwide; to develop our Insights FAWG community within MAPS to become the premier global destination of choice for Insights MA Professionals; and to catalyze our individual personal leadership development and professional career advancement.

Activities: 

We will organize insights 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 insights sector for the MAPS publication, Elevate magazine. Most importantly, we will provide a supportive resource for all insights Medical Affairs Professionals. 

Strategic Objectives

#1 Develop value-based insights framework for Medical Affairs:

  • Highlight how Insights-related activities add value to the overall MA activities
  • Highlight interconnectedness of all insights-related activities across organization
  • Provide guidance on foundational requirements for insights activities in MA  

#2 Create awareness around insights-related activities in MA:

  • Establish continuity in insights-related activities during the MAPS meetings, and between the meeting
  • Develop supporting materials to communicate the impact and value of insights-related activities  to internal stakeholders 

#3 Develop  Subject Matter Experts  for insights function within Medical Affairs (MA):

  • Ensure continuous education on insights  at the MAPS level  and encourage participation of MAPS members
  • Develop understanding and initiate implementation of appropriate metrics and analytics ​for MA generated insights 

​#4 Monitor development in the  technology area focusing on insights collection, metrics and analytics​: Proactively follow up developments in the digital area (eg, solution providers as well as technologies that enable virtual communications, processing of information, genuine AI to assimilate)  and inform MAPS membership on new developments

#5 Monitor developments pertinent to insights activities post COVID 19: Identify and share with MAPS membership new trends in insights activities that have emerged during the COVID 19 pandemic

Members

Milana Zivkov

Milana Zivkov

Senior Director, Insights and Training Global Lead Medical Communications

Co-Lead

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April Adams

April Adams

Senior Director for US CV Field Teams

Co-Lead

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Sanaz Cardoza

Sanaz Cardoza

Senior Director, Medical Affairs
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Josh Corriveau

Josh Corriveau

Senior Director, Global Field Medical Excellence
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Alex Derchak

Alex Derchak

Executive Director - External Engagement
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Christine Farkas

Christine Farkas

Regional Director
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Canna Ghia

Canna Ghia

Therapy Lead, Vaccines
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Andrea Heaberlin

Andrea Heaberlin

Regional Liaison Director
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Brant Jarrett

Brant Jarrett

Sr. Director, Field Medical
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Marieke Jonkman

Marieke Jonkman

Medical Science Liaison
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Enric Sabata Junyent

Enric Sabata Junyent

Global Process Owner for Medical Insights Management
Anthony Page

Anthony Page

Senior Vice President, Insight Analytics
Frank Saracco

Frank Saracco

Associate Director, Insights & Training
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Sonya Schmitt

Sonya Schmitt

Head of Medical Affairs Excellence
Sanjay Singhvi

Sanjay Singhvi

Director
 Brad Tumminello

Brad Tumminello

Senior Director, US Medical Science Liaison Lead

FAWG Overview

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How to Tell the Difference Between Insights and Observations in Medical Affairs
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