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Tuesday, September 20
 

9:00am PDT

Morning Workshop: How to Create Fun and Engaging Training Programs for Highly Effective Teams
In our dynamic industry, excellence in medical training can provide a competitive advantage for MSLs as they engage with health care practitioners.  Developing a rigorous and engaging medical training plan enhances MSL performance, making the MSLs a true partner with providers.  In this workshop, come learn about different ways to engage your field team in scientific content and communication/ presentation skills (and perhaps have a little fun during your medical training). 
  • Learn techniques to blend scientific content training with communication skills  
  • Discuss ways to onboard field team members and ensure field readiness  
  • Explore ways to enhance engagement skills that are critical for a successful MSL 
 

Speakers
avatar for Ian Casci, PhD

Ian Casci, PhD

Associate Director, US Medical Training, US Medical Affairs – Neurology and Immunology, EMD Serono
Ian Casci earned his PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh where he studied genetic modifiers of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in fruit fly models. After receiving his doctorate, he joined EMD Serono as a Medical Science Liaison in neurology and immunology.Next... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Colton

Shannon Colton

Former Director, North America Medical Excellence and Training, EMD Serono
Shannon Colton is a biologist by training and a passionate trainer by experience. Shannon has spent her professional career growing within the space of science education and communication. From teaching courses at a university to modeling proteins with 3D printers, Shannon has worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Afternoon Workshop:  Developing a Medical Affairs Action Plan and Strategies for Building out Medical Affairs Teams While Preparing for Commercialization
Speakers
avatar for Mirta Grifman

Mirta Grifman

Vice President, Medical Affairs, Biosplice, Inc.
avatar for Jeymi Tambiah

Jeymi Tambiah

Senior VP Medical Affairs, Biosplice Therapeutics
Dr. Tambiah is a physician with pharmaceutical industry expertise across medical affairs, clinical development, translational medicine, and health outcomes research. Prior to joining Biosplice, he worked for UCB Pharma holding medical affairs leadership roles in the UK and US. Before... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

End of Workshop Day
Tuesday September 20, 2022 4:00pm - 4:05pm PDT
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

7:30am PDT

Attendee Registration & Networking Breakfast  
Wednesday September 21, 2022 7:30am - 8:30am PDT

8:30am PDT

Conference Co-Chairperson's Opening Remarks  
Speakers
avatar for Rutvi Doshi, OD

Rutvi Doshi, OD

Medical Director, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
avatar for Arthur Chan

Arthur Chan

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
Arthur Chan has nearly twenty years of pharmaceutical and medical device experience. He currently serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for unmet needs beginning with Demodex blepharitis.Prior... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am PDT

8:45am PDT

Identify Potential Success Factors in Developing an Impactful Medical Plan that Compliments Cross Functional Team Plans
Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeMaria

Jamie DeMaria

Head of Center for Innovations and Medical Excellence, US Oncology Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca
Jamie DeMaria is the Head of Innovations and Medical Excellence for US Medical Affairs Oncology at AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Jamie has worked in clinical development, medical affairs, and marketing in the oncology, cardiovascular medicine, and vaccine spaces. Prior... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:45am - 9:15am PDT

9:15am PDT

Measuring the Immeasurable: Data-driven Value and Impact Measurement of Medical Affairs
Speakers
avatar for Arshi Gupta

Arshi Gupta

Managing Director, Medical Affairs Consulting, Syneos Health
Arshi Gupta has 12+ years of experience in the healthcare and life sciences industry. She is at the helm of global and regional efforts leading to transform Clinical, Medical Affairs and Commercial activities, with the last few years focused on evolution of Medical Affairs. Arshi... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:15am - 9:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

Panel:  How to Demonstrate the Internal and External Value of Medical Affairs Through Cross-Functional Collaboration
  • Define best strategies on how to connect with internal collaborators in safety, risk management, commercial, and market access to increase medical clarity, project efficiency, and improve internal review cycles
  • Understand how medical affairs can initiate and foster internal and external collaborations to improve patient and clinician experiences
  • Leverage collaborative relationships to further demonstrate to senior leadership the value medical affairs can bring to an organization

Moderators
avatar for Barbara Troupin

Barbara Troupin

Independent Director, Equillium
Barbara Troupin, M.D., MBA, has served as a member of the Equillium (NASDAQ:EQ) Board and Nominating and Governance committee of the board since February 2022. Prior, Dr. Troupin was the Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs at MyoKardia, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →
avatar for Mandeep Kaur MD, MS

Mandeep Kaur MD, MS

Physician-Scientist, Executive Leader, CMO, Investor, Board Member, Mentor, Digital Innovation, CHIEF, Inclusion and Diversity, Former Arena Pharmaceuticals
avatar for Rutvi Doshi, OD

Rutvi Doshi, OD

Medical Director, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
avatar for Lynn Bass

Lynn Bass

Senior Director & Head, Medical Science Directors, Medexus Pharmaceuticals


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:45am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Networking Break
Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

 Explain How Real-World Data and AI Analytics Can Inform Product Development  
Speakers
avatar for Eddie Power PhD MBA

Eddie Power PhD MBA

VP, North America Medical Affairs, Hospital Business, Pfizer
Eddie Power PhD MBA is currently the VP, North America Medical Affairs, Hospital Business at Pfizer and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his career in the pharmaceutical industry.He started at Pfizer in September 2010 leading US teams in Vaccines and Infectious... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

Discover the Four Technologies Disrupting Insights Management for Medical Affairs
Medical affairs teams rely on insights to drive strategy and enable business decisions with far-reaching implications for their organizations, and for consumers who rely on life-changing treatments and devices. But the processes surrounding insight-gathering are varied, complex, and time-consuming.
Fortunately, technology companies have identified solutions for these challenges. Medical affairs organizations have an opportunity to fundamentally change their approach to insight gathering by using digital tools to rethink these formerly siloed activities as a single, strategic process that underpins insights management across the organization, all year long.

In this presentation, you will learn about the basics of the four primary technologies that are disrupting insights management for medical affairs teams.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie DiMambro

Natalie DiMambro

Vice President, Product Commercialization and Training, Within3
In this role, she develops and facilitates virtual, live, and on-demand training programs for Within3 team members. She also supports clients with strategic guidance and training to maximize effectiveness with the Within3 technology solutions offered.


Wednesday September 21, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Wednesday September 21, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Medical Affairs Strategy Track Chair Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Medical Communications Track Chair Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Cheri Osteen

Cheri Osteen

Executive Director, Medical Communications, Amgen
Cheri heads Medical Communications at Amgen, leading a team of strategic communication experts who create scientific content across all therapeutic areas and product lifecycle stages and execute various other Medical Affairs activities (e.g., medical review, congress activities, digital... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

MSL Best Practices Track Chair Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Richard Swank

Richard Swank

Head, Global and US Field Medical, Amgen
Rich heads Global Field Medical at Amgen, encompassing medical science liaisons across all therapeutic areas as well as Global Field Medical Excellence.  He has 20+ years of Biotech and Pharma experience ranging from discovery research to product launches and has spent most of his... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

Demonstrate Field Medical’s Value to Leadership Teams
  • Discuss the challenges field teams face in presenting their impact on a brand’s overall success
  • Understanding the types of metrics used to quantify MSL success
  • How valuable are quantifiable metrics in measuring MSL success?

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Campagna

Jennifer Campagna

Director, MSL Field Team, Agios
Jennifer Campagna has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years with the majority of her time focused on Medical Affairs. She became an MSL in 2003 and has spent her time until now as an MSL for both small and large companies. Jennifer has a breadth of experience from... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

PANEL: Breakdown the Challenges of a Global to Local Content Model
Moderators
avatar for Stacey Fung

Stacey Fung

Head, Global Medical Information, Gilead Sciences
Stacey M. Fung, PharmD is Head, Global Medical Information at Gilead Sciences. Her team is responsible for the development and delivery of medical information content across multiple regions.  In addition, she joined the Board of Directors of PhactMI (pharma collaboration for transparent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kari Johnson

Kari Johnson

Director, Medical Information, Alkermes
Kari Johnson is the Director of Medical Information at Alkermes, Inc. She leads medical information for the addiction and immuno-oncology therapeutic areas. Kari also oversees the relationship with the medical information call center including activities with the medical information... Read More →
avatar for Cheri Osteen

Cheri Osteen

Executive Director, Medical Communications, Amgen
Cheri heads Medical Communications at Amgen, leading a team of strategic communication experts who create scientific content across all therapeutic areas and product lifecycle stages and execute various other Medical Affairs activities (e.g., medical review, congress activities, digital... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

Influence and Impact: Data Science for Effective HCP Engagement Med Affairs Strategy
  • How Medical Affairs/MSLs can use AI, technology and data insights to find and prioritize KOLs
  • How to use data to prepare for engagements and keep KOLs up to date on pharma developments
  • How to use data to “get smart” on a KOLs history, digital presence and recent publications

Speakers
avatar for Ian Bailey

Ian Bailey

Senior Account Executive, H1
Ian is a Senior Global Account Executive at H1 with more than 9 years of experience in SaaS technology, enterprise process transformation, and SaaS software evaluation. A problem-solver at heart, he currently leads business growth for H1 where he partners with the Medical Affairs... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

Driving KOL Engagement on a Strategic Continuum Using Insights and Outcomes
Speakers
avatar for Manish Sharma

Manish Sharma

CEO and Cofounder, Tika Mobile
An entrepreneur, and a seasoned Business Intelligence expert•Passion for leveraging mobility and advanced analytics to create technology solutions that enhance productivity and drive sales•Assisted in the launch or 7 biotech and 12 medical device
avatar for Rick Jarecke

Rick Jarecke

Sr. Dir, Medical Science Liaisons, Urovant Sciences, Inc.
Rick Jarecke, PharmD is a pharmaceutical industry veteran who has seen the Medical Affairs function evolve over the past 27 years. He is currently the Executive Director of Medical Affairs at Urovant Sciences overseeing the field Medical Affairs function and is passionate about helping... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

PANEL: Finding the Right Metrics to Accurately Exhibit the True Value of Medical Affairs Engagement   
Moderators
avatar for Richard Swank

Richard Swank

Head, Global and US Field Medical, Amgen
Rich heads Global Field Medical at Amgen, encompassing medical science liaisons across all therapeutic areas as well as Global Field Medical Excellence.  He has 20+ years of Biotech and Pharma experience ranging from discovery research to product launches and has spent most of his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Avery Ince

Avery Ince

Vice President, Medical Affairs - Cardiovascular & Metabolism Franchise, Janssen
avatar for Peter Gin-Fu Chen, PhD

Peter Gin-Fu Chen, PhD

VP, Head of US Medical Rare Blood Disorders, Sanofi
Peter brings over a decade of industry experience largely focused on rare disease. He has held roles or increasing responsibility as a MSL, Medical Director, Clinical Development, and Medical Affairs leadership. Peter currently serves as Head of US Medical Affairs, Rare Blood, at... Read More →
avatar for Sarica Klein

Sarica Klein

National Director Field Medical Affairs, Hematology, Sobi North America
Sarica Klein earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in 2006.  She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry ever since gaining experiences in home office roles, medical science liaison positions and field management.  Sarica currently works at Sobi North America... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

PANEL: How the Changing Digital Environment Allows for Flexibility in Your Digital Content Strategy
Moderators
avatar for Sherry Siegert

Sherry Siegert

Senior Director, Medical Affairs, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company
Sherry Siegert is an experienced medical affairs leader with an extensive breadth and depth of experience spanning key functions of medical affairs. With 13+ years of diverse experience across managed care, commercial, and medical affairs, this broad exposure encompasses large, medium... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Vassilakis

Maria Vassilakis

Director, Medical Affairs Operations, Mirati Therapeutics
avatar for Avni Patel

Avni Patel

Sr. Director, US Medical Affairs, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Avni Patel is a versatile, innovative, and goal-oriented senior biopharmaceutical leader with over 14 years of progressive and diverse experience in various therapeutic areas. Currently, she is a Senior Director, US Medical Affairs leading the Training and Field Excellence team and... Read More →
avatar for John Harris

John Harris

Associate Director, Medical Communications & Training, EQRx
John is a Medical Affairs leader with 7+ years of experience specializing in medical communications, medical training, medical information, and digital platforms while working at a variety of companies including Deciphera, John enjoyed roles at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Flexion Therapeutics... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

PANEL: Review How to Motivate and Nurture Your MSL Team to Inspire Career Growth
  • Connect with your MSL team to assess their overall drive and desire to excel
  • How to attract new MSL team members without a product on the market
  • Challenge team members to assist them grow their skills
  • Mentor team members on career opportunities and how to move forward within your organization

Moderators
avatar for Susan Malecha

Susan Malecha

Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Puma Biotechnology
Susan Malecha is a results-driven versatile medical professional with a proven track record for achievement in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. An accomplished author, she has lectured extensively and is called upon to present the latest developments in the areas of medical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Jacobson

Kimberly Jacobson

West MSL Director, Hemophilia Team, Sanofi
Kimberly Jacobson is the West MSL Director for the hemophilia team at Sanofi. She is a pediatric Nurse Practitioner by training and spent about 17 years in practice prior to coming to the pharmaceutical industry in 2017.  She joined Biogen in 2017 as a MSL in hemophilia and continued... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Campagna

Jennifer Campagna

Director, MSL Field Team, Agios
Jennifer Campagna has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years with the majority of her time focused on Medical Affairs. She became an MSL in 2003 and has spent her time until now as an MSL for both small and large companies. Jennifer has a breadth of experience from... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Jacobsen

Vanessa Jacobsen

Senior Director, Global Medical Engagement Center of Excellence, Gilead
Vanessa Jacobsen is a Senior Director of the Global Medical Engagement Center of Excellence at Gilead. In her role, Vanessa is responsible for building and expanding medical science liaison (MSL) engagement standards and best practices, collaborating to advance the learning and development... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Networking Break
Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

Measuring and Optimizing Medical Affairs Impact with Share of Scientific Voice™
Pharmaspectra leverages the world's largest scientific data lake to deliver the most accurate KOL identifications, profiling and measurement of Medical affairs impact through Share of Scientific Voice™. Over the last 18 years Pharmaspectra has partnered with the Medical Affairs, R&D and Commercial teams across 18 of the top 25 pharma companies to improve their strategic planning, decision-making and impact.  
In August 2022, Pharmaspectra became a part of IQVIA, a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services, further strengthening and widening the data and capabilities available to our clients. 

Speakers
avatar for Matt Rogers

Matt Rogers

Director of Business Development, Pharmaspectra, an IQVIA Business 
Matt joined Pharmaspectra 2.5 years ago as National Director of Business Development, and has spent the last 6 years in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, most recently withThomson Reuters and Stryker Spine.
avatar for Allyson Metcalf

Allyson Metcalf

Director, Business Development, Pharmaspectra, an IQVIA Business
Allyson joined Pharmaspectra over a year ago as the Director of Business Development covering the West Coast, USA. She has over two decades of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years with Merck and Co.


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

Align Messaging Across Functions Through the Development of a Scientific Platform
  • Understand the importance of having more cohesive messaging across company teams
  • Utilize digital components in platform development to create a more interactive and user-friendly tool
  • Updating Scientific Platforms

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Lacasia

Andrea Lacasia

Senior Director, Global Medical Information, Medical Communications, and Medical Education, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.
Andrea Lacasia, PharmD, is an accomplished medical professional, with almost 20 years biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience, including extensive Global Medical Affairs, Medical Information, Scientific Communications, Scientific Platforms, Medical Education, Medical Writing, Congress... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

The Future is Now: How Customized MSL Education Can Shape a Product Launch
  • How to leverage a digital approach 
  • Understand the key differences between a KPI vs a  real outcome 
  • Combining soft skills and knowledge in MSL education 

Speakers
avatar for Tunde Smith

Tunde Smith

Scientific Director, US, MphaR
Tunde Smith is a Biological Sciences Ph.D. candidate at Meharry Medical College with abiochemistry and cancer biology concentration. Tunde’s desire to address disparities within hiscommunity drives his passion for Oncology. As the Scientific Director US of MphaR, Tundebelieves that... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

Medical Affairs Strategy Interactive Activity
  • A collaborative group activity that will allow attendees to work together to answer a set of questions highlighting major aspects of medical affairs strategy development.  
  • Questions to be shared on the conference date

Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

PANEL: Leverage Medical Communications to Reach a Brand’s Overall Medical Goal
Moderators
avatar for Cheri Osteen

Cheri Osteen

Executive Director, Medical Communications, Amgen
Cheri heads Medical Communications at Amgen, leading a team of strategic communication experts who create scientific content across all therapeutic areas and product lifecycle stages and execute various other Medical Affairs activities (e.g., medical review, congress activities, digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Noelle Griffin

Noelle Griffin

Vice President, Medical Affairs, Global Blood Therapeutics
avatar for Lorena Griparic

Lorena Griparic

Director, Medical Affairs, ManKind Corporation
Lorena is an experienced Medical Affairs professional, bringing to the discussion table 15 years of biotech/pharmaceutical/device industry experience in various therapeutic areas, including diabetes, bone health, nephology, rare disease, ophthalmology. She is currently the Director... Read More →
avatar for Dannis Chang

Dannis Chang

Executive Director and Head of Medical Affairs Capabilities, Mirati Therapeutics
With nearly 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Dannis has held various roles of increasing responsibility within the areas of Medical Affairs in terms of planning, shaping, and delivering scientific and medical communications, and strategic operations... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT

4:45pm PDT

PANEL: Utilize Digital Tools to Enhance Your Virtual KOL Engagement
Moderators
avatar for Lynn Bass

Lynn Bass

Senior Director & Head, Medical Science Directors, Medexus Pharmaceuticals

Speakers
avatar for Laura Benthale, PharmD

Laura Benthale, PharmD

National MSL Director, West, Alnylam
Laura Benthale is the National Director, West Medical Science Liaisons at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of RNA interference therapeutics for genetically defined diseases.After graduating with her PharmD... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Freiman

Catherine Freiman

Senior Director, Field Medical Affairs, Cerevel Therapeutics
Catherine Freiman, Ph.D, is Senior Director, Field Medical Affairs, at Cerevel Therapeutics, a clinical stage, all neuroscience, biotech company based in Cambridge, MADr. Freiman brings to the discussion table more than 2 decades of pharma and biotech experience including 19 years... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Medical Affairs Strategy Track Chair Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 5:30pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Medical Communications Track Chair Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Cheri Osteen

Cheri Osteen

Executive Director, Medical Communications, Amgen
Cheri heads Medical Communications at Amgen, leading a team of strategic communication experts who create scientific content across all therapeutic areas and product lifecycle stages and execute various other Medical Affairs activities (e.g., medical review, congress activities, digital... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 5:30pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

MSL Best Practices Track Chair Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Richard Swank

Richard Swank

Head, Global and US Field Medical, Amgen
Rich heads Global Field Medical at Amgen, encompassing medical science liaisons across all therapeutic areas as well as Global Field Medical Excellence.  He has 20+ years of Biotech and Pharma experience ranging from discovery research to product launches and has spent most of his... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 5:30pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Networking Cocktail Reception
Wednesday September 21, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT

6:30pm PDT

End of Day One
Wednesday September 21, 2022 6:30pm - 6:35pm PDT
 
Thursday, September 22
 

8:00am PDT

Attendee Registration & Networking Breakfast  
Thursday September 22, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Conference Co-Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Rutvi Doshi, OD

Rutvi Doshi, OD

Medical Director, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
avatar for Arthur Chan

Arthur Chan

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
Arthur Chan has nearly twenty years of pharmaceutical and medical device experience. He currently serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for unmet needs beginning with Demodex blepharitis.Prior... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 9:00am - 9:15am PDT

9:15am PDT

Strengthening Partnerships for Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and R&D to Optimize Product Development and Launch
  • Clarify the roles of medical affairs, clinical development, and R&D in the development of products 
  • Define by "stage gate" what should be accomplished in each phase of development 
  • Provide suggestions for developing stronger partnerships 

Speakers
avatar for Kirk Shepard

Kirk Shepard

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology, Eisai Inc.
Dr. Kirk Shepard is a US board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist physician. He is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology at Eisai Inc Pharmaceutical Company.Dr. Shepard’s experience in multiple therapeutic areas... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 9:15am - 9:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

Utilize Enterprise-Wide Integrated Evidence Planning to Support a Product Life Cycle
Speakers
avatar for Richard Haubrich, MD

Richard Haubrich, MD

Vice President, Medical Affairs Research, Gilead Sciences
He oversees phase 3b and 4 Medical Affairs research across therapeutic areas including working with teams on Gilead sponsored studies and overseeing the portfolio of Investigator Sponsored and Collaborative studies. Dr. Haubrich is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Infectious... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 9:45am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Networking Break
Thursday September 22, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Panel: Collaborate Across Medical Affairs and Clinical Development Teams Throughout a Product’s Life Cycle
Moderators
avatar for Jeymi Tambiah

Jeymi Tambiah

Senior VP Medical Affairs, Biosplice Therapeutics
Dr. Tambiah is a physician with pharmaceutical industry expertise across medical affairs, clinical development, translational medicine, and health outcomes research. Prior to joining Biosplice, he worked for UCB Pharma holding medical affairs leadership roles in the UK and US. Before... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Siegert

Scott Siegert

Executive Director, Team Leader [Tardive Dyskinesia] - Clinical and Medical Affairs, Neurocrine Biosciences
Scott Siegert is a pharmacist by training and has served in various Medical Affairs and Clinical Development roles throughout his career at dynamic small- to mid-size biopharma companies. He has held leadership positions in Medical Information, Medical Communications, Field Medical... Read More →
avatar for Mandeep Kaur MD, MS

Mandeep Kaur MD, MS

Physician-Scientist, Executive Leader, CMO, Investor, Board Member, Mentor, Digital Innovation, CHIEF, Inclusion and Diversity, Former Arena Pharmaceuticals
avatar for Ken Wilhelm

Ken Wilhelm

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Lead, BeiGene
Ken is a physician with 15 years of Medical Affairs experience focused on Hematology.  He is currently Global Medical Affairs Lead for Hematology at Beigene where he joined in 2022.  Prior to Beigene he worked in Global and US Medical Affairs roles working on new therapeutic launches... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Networking Lunch
Thursday September 22, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Medical Affairs Strategy Track Chair Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

MSL Best Practices Track Chair Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Richard Swank

Richard Swank

Head, Global and US Field Medical, Amgen
Rich heads Global Field Medical at Amgen, encompassing medical science liaisons across all therapeutic areas as well as Global Field Medical Excellence.  He has 20+ years of Biotech and Pharma experience ranging from discovery research to product launches and has spent most of his... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

The Evolution of Medical Affairs: Playing a Leading Role in the Product Lifecycle Within the Healthcare Ecosystem
  • Be a key strategic team player with clinical research, development, commercial and compliance teams
  • Leading innovation through data generation & medical information/communication \

Speakers
avatar for Blake Morrison, PharmD

Blake Morrison, PharmD

Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Turning Point Therapeutics
Blake brings over 30 years of clinical practice and industry experience with a therapeutic area emphasis on hematology/oncology. Blake’s functional area of expertise is medical affairs and includes extensive experience in building and leading oncology-focused medical affairs teams... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

Engage KOLs and Thought Leaders without a Commercial Product
  • How to get a KOL excited about your science
  • Engagement through preclinical work and clinical trials
  • Engagement outside of clinical trial participation
  • How to leverage past relationships into new opportunities

Speakers
avatar for Heather Paprstein

Heather Paprstein

Senior Director, Lead MSL, Jounce Therapeutics
Heather Paprstein started her career as an oncology nurse at University of Chicago Hospitals (UCH). She was a staff nurse, case manager, and a research nurse during her 8 years there. She earned her oncology nurse certification (OCN) in 1999 and has maintained it for over 20 years... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

Publication Strategy: Driving Data to Reach Across Channels and Audiences



Speakers
avatar for Eric Jen

Eric Jen

Publications Strategy and Medical Education, Neurocrine


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

Explore MSLs Role in Investigator-Initiated Trial Management
  • Assess if an investigator-initiated trial aligns with company goals
  • Include insights from the field on data gaps in study selection decisions
  • How to connect with sites in the current hybrid landscape


Speakers
avatar for Gail Rosen Spahn, PharmD

Gail Rosen Spahn, PharmD

Vice President, Medical Affairs, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Gail Rosen Spahn, PharmD is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with extensive experience building Medical Affairs infrastructure, developing resources, and hiring committed team members to successfully transition organizations from an R & D to a commercialization focus. Gail excels... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

Discuss How to Successfully Identify and Engage with External Experts in a Rare Disease Setting
  • Learn how to identify engagement opportunities and develop new key opinion leader specialists
  • Discuss strategies for engaging key opinion leaders during meetings, including techniques for building rapport and asking powerful questions
  • Share ideas on building collaborative, effective relationships by developing trust using knowledge competency, critical thinking, problem solving, and timely follow-ups

Speakers
avatar for Staci Cohen

Staci Cohen

West MSL Director, Sanofi Genzyme
Staci Cohen is the West MSL Director with Sanofi Genzyme.  She has her MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. She has her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley.  After college at UC Berkeley, Staci did cardiovascular... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT

2:15pm PDT

PANEL: Find the Best Study Option for New Data Procurement
Moderators
avatar for Oscar Segurado

Oscar Segurado

Chief Medical Officer, ASC Therapeuti
Oscar Segurado, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer for ASC Therapeutics, responsible for translational science into clinical development and global regulatory filings.ASC Therapeutics is a fast-growing biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene- and cell-based therapies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Kennedy, PhD

Sarah Kennedy, PhD

Executive Director, Medical Affairs, Biosplice Therapeutics
Sarah Kennedy, PhD, is the executive director of medical affairs at Biosplice Therapeutics. Her current role encompasses the breadth of medical affairs, ranging from field strategy and publication planning to clinical and commercial support.
avatar for Hao Zhang

Hao Zhang

Executive Director, Statistical Science - Head of Post-Approval Statistical Science, BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Hao Zhang, PhD, is an experienced and passionate data and evidence generation professional with 28+ years' experience in bio-pharmaceutical industry. Hao earned his PhD in Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has served in very diversified roles... Read More →
avatar for James Mun, PhD

James Mun, PhD

Director of Scientific and Medical Communications, Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Thursday September 22, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

MSL Best Practices Track Chair Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Richard Swank

Richard Swank

Head, Global and US Field Medical, Amgen
Rich heads Global Field Medical at Amgen, encompassing medical science liaisons across all therapeutic areas as well as Global Field Medical Excellence.  He has 20+ years of Biotech and Pharma experience ranging from discovery research to product launches and has spent most of his... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2022 2:45pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

End of MSL Best Practices Track
Thursday September 22, 2022 3:00pm - 3:05pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

End of Conference
Thursday September 22, 2022 3:15pm - 3:20pm PDT
 
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