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Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

Medical Communication, MSL, and Medical Writing.


Session 11 Track 1: Global Warming: Conserve Energy and Unify Partners

    Session Chair(s)
      Anne  Arvizu, PharmD

      Anne Arvizu, PharmD

      • CEO & Medical Affairs Advisor
      • RxER Communications, United States
    A fresh, tactical, and strategic approach to globalizing your MI Team. From the start up biotech prior to launch, to the global giant going through another re-org and acquiring new therapy areas, or companies. Change is always a factor to juggle in the global world. In the past, globalization sessions have focused on large pharma breakthroughs leaving many companies saying, “well, I’d like to do that in five years” or “that’s the goal” if I could get the budget. With the influx of small biotech companies and mid-sized pharma companies, together making up the majority of the industry and the new face of medical information, this year’s session focuses on practical take a ways for making a shift and gaining the right partnership and advocacy, no matter the size of the organization.
    Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
    • Identify practical approaches to enable globalization process within an MI team
    • Work with partners and stakeholders to rally and ratify your cause
    • Select regulatory and compliance tactics to apply to globalizing an MI team
    Speaker(s)
      Heather  Sun, PharmD

      Success at the Core: A Team Approach for Launching Global Medical Information

      Heather Sun, PharmD

      • Director, Global Medical Information
      • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States
      Tim  Fish, MBA

      Don’t Globe it Alone: Expanding Awareness, and Country Capabilities in MI

      Tim Fish, MBA

      • Director, Global Medical Information
      • Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., United States
      Michele  Simon

      Making Contact: An Instant Globalization Footprint

      Michele Simon

      • Director of Operations
      • PPD, Inc., United Kingdom