Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum
Highlights & Features
What is happening at MASC 2020
- Three educational tracks: Medical Communications, Medical Science Liasons, and Medical Writing
- One full day Preconference Primer: The Fundamentals of Medical Communications *Additional fee required
- Five half day Preconference Short Courses *Additional fee required
- Cross-functional General Sessions dedicated to integrating work areas, addressing regulatory, policy, and medicine updates
- Podium Pearls – poster presentations on best practices
- Two Poster Sessions highlighting original research from fellows, residents in training, and professionals
- Exhibit Hall with 30+ exhibiting companies
- Two Networking receptions
- DIA Fit - Start your mornings off with light instructed exercise to prepare for a full day of learning
- DIA Mobile App - receive all need to know information, build your agenda, and network with attendees
Medical Communications Track
Medical Information/Communications departments are evolving to meet customers' needs. Hear how some of these functions have evolved. Gain tangible insights on how to improve customers' experience while they engage with pharma/biotech companies via various touchpoints, when and how to successfully partner with suppliers. Explore the patient journey and how to communicate with patients and/or their caregivers. Further understand how real world evidence may be used in communications with customers based on recent guidances. Apply these learnings to refine content creation and dissemination to meet our evolving customer needs. The last session will weave in all three tracks to highlight change management and how to successfully navigate change.
Medical Science Liaison Track
This track is appropriate for current or prospective Field Medical Professionals, including: Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs), MSL Supervisors, MSL Operations, HEOR Liaisons and anyone else with interest in learning more about the issues impacting the Field Medical role. You will find a comprehensive and cohesive agenda that has been curated and peer-reviewed by recognized thought leaders from the global MSL and Field Medical community. The theme will be: Future-Proofing Your Role in Medical Affairs. The content is high-quality and non-biased – developed by Field Medical professionals for Field Medical professionals in the setting of DIA’s neutral, global forum. This is your opportunity to network with – and be – a Medical thought leader!
Medical Writing Track
Network and learn from your Medical Writing and Communications colleagues. Independent industry experts will share the latest approaches in medical regulatory and publication writing. The topics on tap include the scientific theory behind new therapies, empowering tactics for medical writers, the evolution of medical writing into the future, the process and practice of breakthrough and expedited drug approvals, regulatory submission writing in China, planning a series of submissions, and how automation in medical writing is the path to the future of our craft. Attend the Medical Writing track for an exciting and informational look into the challenges and emerging opportunities in Medical Writing.
Preconference Primer and Short Courses
March 22 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
March 23 | 8:30AM-12:00PM
- Short Course 1: Medical Communications: Compliance in 2020
- Short Course 2: Advertising and Promotional Content Review: A Medical Information Perspective
- Short Course 3: Pubs Planning
- Short Course 4: Lean Authoring
- Short Course 5: MSL 101
Preconference Short Courses
The Patient’s Most Engaging Question: Why?