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. 

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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

Renu Juneja

Renu Juneja

Head, Scientific Evidence & Communications, Oncology Medical Affairs

Co-Lead

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Fatima Ahmad

Fatima Ahmad

Head of Medical Communications

Co-Lead

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Brian Falcone

Brian Falcone

Executive Vice President
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Wes Portegies

Wes Portegies

CEO & Co-Founder
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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
Sissy Easo-Joseph

Sissy Easo-Joseph

Director, Scientific Communications
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Paul O’Grady

Paul O’Grady

Global Scientific Communication Head Oncology
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Monicca Shanthanelson

Monicca Shanthanelson

Director, Scientific Services
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Elvira Dsousa

Elvira Dsousa

President
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Jennifer Schwinn

Jennifer Schwinn

Director, Worldwide Scientific Publications - Immunology
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Keith Gaddie

Keith Gaddie

Director, Global Medical Communications
Paula Soto

Paula Soto

Assoc. Director, Scientific Communications/Publications

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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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