Medical Affairs departments structure the many key functions in a variety of different ways. Often times, different functions are combined under a single leadership model. In this presentation, we will explore the benefits and risks of combining the Medical Information function with the MSL function under a single leadership model. Med Info and MSLs have regulatory guidance in common, engage in scientific exchange with external clinicians, and have unique perspectives on clinician insights. However, there are also potential conflicts we need to mitigate before implementing this structure. The future growth of both functions can also benefit one another, especially as it pertains to emerging technology.
The goal of this webinar is to help new professionals in Medical Affairs better understand how Medical Information and MSLs can have harmonized activities, benefit from one another working more closely together, but also understand where being too close may increase risk. This webinar will present alternate leadership modeling perspectives for critical Medical Affairs functions and show how to Improve collaboration between functions with similar interests and practices.