MAPS 2023 EMEA Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

The MAPS 2023 EMEA Annual Meeting is taking place in Lisbon, Portgual, May 14-16, 2023. We invite you to be part of THE defining moment for Medical Affairs as we fully realize our place as a strategic pillar in the biopharmaceutical and MedTech industries.

The theme of the 2023 MAPS Global Annual Meeting is Expanding the Horizons of Medical Affairs: Unlocking Your Potential. This theme reflects the expanding realm and influence of Medical Affairs and the opportunities for individuals to grow within the field.

The overall objective of the conference is to develop, refine, and enhance the core capabilities and competencies of medical affairs, to share best practices across the industry, and to ensure that participants take home actionable insights and tools that will fuel the capabilities of their Medical Affairs teams. All proposal submissions should take into account the meeting theme, and place an emphasis on innovation and leadership.

Proposal Guidelines

MAPS is Accepting Proposals for 90-minute Interactive Workshop Sessions 

Each workshop can have up to 3 speakers and it is highly recommended that a majority of the speakers are from Industry. You can have additional facilitators, if needed. 

Important Workshop Proposal Dates: 

  • December 14, 2022 – Proposal Deadline 
  • Early February 2023 – Notification of acceptance/rejection of proposal 

Participant Demographics: 

MAPS 2023 participants will come from a variety of backgrounds and experience, with most having worked at both large and smaller companies across biopharma and MedTech. However, one of the unique facets of MAPS conferences are they are designed to create a confluence of MA professionals from those at peak of their careers, those who are on the rise in their career, to those just starting on their journey. Conference participant demographics are closely aligned with MAPS membership demographics and are reflected in the below figures. In your proposal submission, you will be asked to select the key demographics for which your proposed session would be best suited. 

Geographic Responsibility

Primary Function/Role

Years Experience in Medical Affairs

Please note that submissions designed for Field Medical professionals/MSLs or Med Tech  will be included in the Field Medical or MedTech program. 

Proposal Submission Process: 

All submissions should be made via our online portal at no later than December 14, 2022. Each organizer should submit only one (1) proposal. If you are submitting a proposal for the Field Medical Sunday, May 14, you may also submit a proposal for the main program, taking place May 15-16. 

Proposed speakers should also be included in proposal submissions and may be a key factor in the acceptance of proposals, particularly in the case of deciding between similar proposals. The experience level, subject matter expertise of proposed speakers, and inclusion of speakers from different companies will carry equal weight to the proposed session objectives. We encourage you to check the availability of proposed speakers prior to listing them in your proposal.
All proposals should consider the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds of participants and their potential differences in experience level and employment type (i.e., small companies vs big companies; biotech vs pharma vs MedTech). 

For more information and resources for creating a successful proposal and workshop, please see the Keys to A Successful Proposal and Building a Culture of Learning: Workshop Planning Tips.

Proposal Selection Process: 

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by the MAPS 2023 EMEA Annual Meeting Core Planning Team with possible input from the MAPS Focus Area Working Groups. Final decisions for all proposals will be communicated to the corresponding organizer contact by early February 2023. You may be contacted prior to this for additional information or clarification.

For pre-proposal submission inquiries, please contact us at 

Thank you in advance – we look forward to reviewing your proposal and to your participation in the MAPS 2023 EMEA Annual Meeting in Lisbon! 

Exhibiting & Sponsorship Opportunities

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