Medical Communications

Focus Area Working Group

The strategic mission and objectives of the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) Medical Communications 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 Medical Communications sector worldwide; to develop our Medical Communications community within MAPS to become the premier global destination of choice for Medical Communications MA Professionals; and to catalyze our individual personal leadership development and professional career advancement. 

Activities: 

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

Latest Podcast Episode

Description: In this third podcast episode in collaboration with Open Health, MAPS speaks with Jessica Ingram, Managing Director of Learning and Development at Open Health, and two of her team: Briony Frost, Learning Design and Development Specialist, and Jessamy Lowe, Senior Account Handler. Joining Jess, Jessie, and Briony is Seema Haider.

Members

Fatima Ahmad

Fatima Ahmad

Head of Medical Communications

Co-Lead

Renu Juneja

Renu Juneja

Head, Scientific Evidence & Communications, Oncology Medical Affairs

Co-Lead

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Clare Baker

Clare Baker

Director, Comm, Pub. Training: Medical Affairs Ophthalmology
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Raffy Dakessian

Raffy Dakessian

Head, Scientific Communications & Medical Information
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Elvira Dsousa

Elvira Dsousa

President
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Sissy Easo-Joseph

Sissy Easo-Joseph

Director, Scientific Communications
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Brian Falcone

Brian Falcone

Executive Vice President
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Keith Gaddie

Keith Gaddie

Director, Global Medical Communications
Paul O’Grady

Paul O’Grady

Global Scientific Communication Head Oncology
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Wes Portegies

Wes Portegies

CEO & Co-Founder
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Monicca Shanthanelson

Monicca Shanthanelson

Director, Scientific Services
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Jennifer Schwinn

Jennifer Schwinn

Director, Worldwide Scientific Publications - Immunology
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Paula Soto

Paula Soto

Assoc. Director, Scientific Communications/Publications

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Medical Communications Updates

Adapting to the Virtual Conference Experience P2
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Adapting to the Virtual Conference Experience P2

This MAPS podcast will explain how the in-person conference experience has changed and adapted to the virtual environment and discusses styles and formats that uniquely suit the online virtual conference experience
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The future is hybrid: why virtual events are here to stay

In this podcast sponsored by Impetus Digital, MAPS speaks about planning and delivering virtual and hybrid events with Impetus Digital Co-Founder and CEO, Natalie Yeadon.
Partnering for Today and Tomorrow - Episode 11 Clinical Operations
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Partnering for Today and Tomorrow – Episode 11 Clinical Operations

This MAPS podcast discusses the functions and activities of key internal partners and Identifies potential areas for compliant collaboration by MSLs.
4 Habits to Optimize the Impact & the Value of Medical Affairs (MedEvoke PC Webinar)
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4 Habits to Optimize the Impact & the Value of Medical Affairs

The definition of a habit is a settled tendency or usual manner of behavior. This webinar seeks to evolve legacy expectations and drive forward habits for the individual medical affairs professional that will positively influence the overall community
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Learnings from a practical experience of using NLP/ AI in Medical Affairs

Demonstrate the use of technology to automate part of the MLR Review and Approval process​ and learn how to provide details of a proof-of-concept to test AI-enabled technology in Medical Affairs.
Adapting to the Virtual Conference Experience P1
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Adapting to the Virtual Conference Experience P1

This MAPS podcast introduces listeners to social listening to gather insights and discusses implementation, value and technologies.
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