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What to Expect at MAPS 2018 Annual Meeting


What to expect at MAPS 2018

Collaborate with Medical Affairs experts and decision makers at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The Medical Affairs profession has never been in a better position to work with key stakeholders to support the development of and communication about therapies that will optimize patient care. In our role, we have increasingly new opportunities to expand and reinforce our importance in the following critical areas:

  • Data Generation: Addressing research questions in modern medical affairs
  • Data Dissemination: Addressing seminal trends in providing data to all stakeholders
  • Data Interpretation/Translation: Addressing opportunities and challenges for optimizing communication and engagement with specific audiences

 Don’t miss this opportunity to join your colleagues from around the globe in…

 Strengthening Medical Affairs Impact for Improved Patient Outcomes: Building Our Future Together

Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates to our program as faculty and topics are confirmed. To submit a topic or faculty member suggestion, please click here to fill out our form.

MAPS 2018 Faculty – Click Photos for Full Bios

Kirk Shepard, MD
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology (MAPS 2016-2017 President)
Robert J. Matheis PhD, MA
Executive Director, Head of Global Scientific Communications
Pamela Spence
Partner, Global Life Sciences Industry Leader
Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD
Director of Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs
Ben Cook
President
Stanislav Glezer, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Mary Holloway
President & Co-Founder
Carrie Rabbitt, JD
Legal Counsel
Raulo Frear, PharmD
Director, Medical Affairs Pacific NW
Therese McCall, MD
President & Founder
McCall Medical Strategies
Hemal Shah
President
Value Matters, LLC
Joyce Ryan
Former VP, Medical/Clinical Affairs
Jacob Runyan
Director, Scientific Communications
Kyle Kennedy
Managing Director
David Jencen
Principal
Annie Bell
Manager, Medical Affairs, Clinical Diagnostics & Biomarkers

MAPS 2018 Agenda

Sunday,
February 25, 2018
Session Title
16:00-18:00
Onsite Registration Open
19:00-20:00Pre-Gala Meet & Greet Networking Reception

Kick off the evening with this opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow Medical Affairs leaders prior to the start of the conference. Light refreshments and a cocktail hour provide the perfect lead-in to the evening’s main event.
20:00-22:00Medical Affairs Professional Development Fund-Raising Gala*

Don’t forget to pack your dress-to-impress attire as we officially kick off the conference with this exciting event featuring dinner, a motivational keynote address, and live entertainment. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the development of the Medical Affairs Professional Development Program. Visit the website for details.

*Gala tickets to be purchased separately.

Monday,
February 26, 2018
Session TitleFaculty
*Confirmed to date. MAPS 2018 will feature over 30 expert Faculty.
07:00Registration Desk Opens
07:00-08:00Breakfast and Solution Provider Exhibits

Attendee case-study and research posters, based on peer-reviewed accepted abstracts, will be available for viewing beginning Monday morning. Posters will remain available for viewing throughout the meeting, and attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite poster!
08:00-08:50Setting the Stage for Success!

Opening remarks from the MAPS President – key updates on our roadmap for Strengthening Medical Affairs Impact for Improved Patient Outcomes

An overview from the Annual Meeting Chair on the goals and expectations for the conference, and how this meeting and the society will help us build a bright future for Medical Affairs, together.
Kirk Shepard, MD
Sr VP, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology
Eisai


Robert J. Matheis, PhD, MA

Executive Director,
Head of Global Scientific Communications
Celgene Corporation
08:50-09:20Keynote Address: Medical Affairs 2025: A Brave New World

The 2018 Annual Meeting focuses on three key areas that involve product-related data: generation, dissemination, and translation. Once upon a time, we relied on efficacy and safety, but in today’s complex world of healthcare, what we look at, and how we communicate it, has changed vastly, with an emphasis on value. This keynote address will help us navigate today’s murky waters, and become acutely attuned to not only the importance of focusing on value, but also how best to communicate it and to whom.
Pamela Spence
Partner, Global Life Sciences Industry Leader
EY
09:20-10:00Expert Panel Session: Exploring the Dimensions of the Current Healthcare Environment and the Changing Role of Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs is rapidly evolving to meet the challenges of the new healthcare landscape. This session will explore and address the hottest issues--from the IHI Triple Aim to the explosion of Real World Data and everything in between, and help inform our strategic approaches to the challenges and opportunities that fill our new reality.
Stanislav Glezer, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Pamela Spence
Partner, Global Life Sciences Industry Leader
EY
Adocia


Additional panelists to be announced
10:00-10:30Morning Break and Solution Provider Exhibits
10:30-12:00Challenges & Solutions Workshop – Rotation #1

MAPS will be offering 10 timely and topical workshops—5 on day 1 and 5 on day 2.

This workshop series consists of small working groups that will provide you with an opportunity to challenge the status quo and leave with a new vision of how to approach the key issues that you, as Medical Affairs professionals, face each day. Each workshop will be led by a pair of key opinion leaders in the field. The format will be the presentation of one or more case-based scenarios where you, as workshop participants, will be asked to present the solutions. Be prepared for a lively Q&A as you embrace and/or critique your colleagues’ ideas!
Click the workshop titles below to view the description, learning objectives, and facilitators.

Let’s Get Digital. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Next Tech Program: Best Practices and Unmet Needs in Medical Affairs

Building a Medical Affairs Acumen Tool to Articulate Functional Value to Business Partners

Measuring the Impact of Medical Information: New Metrics for the Medical Affairs 2.0 Paradigm

OK, So What’s Next?: How MSLs Can Take Charge of Their Career Development

Payer Perspective in use of Real World Data (RWD)

Thinking Smarter: Multichannel Communications and Behavioral Science, The Perfect Partners for Smarter Communications
12:00-13:00Lunch and Solution Provider Exhibits
13:00-14:00Hot Topics Chat Groups – Rotation #1

Join your peers in small groups of 10 per table with a chance to focus on key issues that challenge Medical Affairs professionals. Each hour-long discussion will be led by a subject matter expert, and all participants will have a chance to discuss and debate critical topics, and share their pain points and solutions.

Click Here for Hot Topics
14:00-15:00Hot Topics Chat Groups – Rotation #2
See above list of hot topic groups
15:00-15:30Afternoon Break and Solution Provider Exhibits
View attendee posters
15:30-16:15Keynote Address: FDA Guidance on HCEI—Opportunities and Challenges for Implementation

Direct from one of the key AMCP directors with hands-on participation in shaping the interpretation of the FDA’s HCEI guidance, this compelling keynote address will provide an update on the recent changes in the communication of HCEI for approved products and pre-approval information exchange to payors.
Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD
Director of Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
16:15-17:00Expert Panel Session: Practical Approaches to Implementation of the FDA Guidance on HCEI

This interdisciplinary panel of industry, payer, and formulary decision makers will address key issues such as the classification of HCEI as promotional, the non-binding nature of the draft guidance, and the debate on which function should present the data.
Soumi Saha, PharmD, JD
Director of Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

Mary Holloway

President & Co-Founder
DMH BioPharm Advisors

Raulo Frear, PharmD

Director, Medical Affairs Pacific NW
Merck

Carrie Rabbitt, JD

Legal Counsel
Novo Nordisk

Hemal Shah, PharmD

President
Value Matters, LLC
17:00-17:05Day 1 Adjournment & Summary RemarksRobert J. Matheis, PhD, MA
Executive Director,
Head of Global Scientific Communications
Celgene Corporation
17:30-19:00MAPS Solutions Showcase Networking Reception

Unwind and link up with fellow conference-goers after a full day of invigorating discussion at our Solutions Showcase Networking Reception. Exhibits will be open, with solution providers conducting various raffles with exciting prizes and demonstrations.

Tuesday,
February 27, 2018
Session TitleFaculty
Confirmed to date
07:00-08:00Meet MAPS Leadership Breakfast

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for coffee and conversation with the thoughts leader members of the MAPS Executive Leadership Committee!
Learn about our Executive Leadership Committee
08:00-08:45Building Opportunities and Achieving Success—What Have We Learned?

We’ll start day 2 with a quick recap of the key learnings from day 1, and see how far we’ve come in strengthening our impact by identifying new opportunities for growth.

Building Our Future Together…Now!

Dr Shepard will share MAPS vision on how to keep the progress we’ve made moving forward as we forge new ground, and open new opportunities, for the continued growth and success of the Medical Affairs profession.
Therese McCall, MD
President & Founder
McCall Medical Strategies

Kirk Shepard, MD
Sr VP, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology
Eisai
08:45-10:15Challenges & Solutions Workshop – Rotation #2

The second set of timely and topical workshops are offered on day 2. The structure is similar to that of day I, where thought leaders from industry and solution providers present their challenges, and hands-on solutions, to help Medical Affairs professionals be better prepared to address their day-to-day activities, and ensure success in our ever-more challenging environment.
Click the workshop titles below to view the description, learning objectives, and facilitators.

Measuring the Impact of Medical Information: New Metrics for the Medical Affairs 2.0 Paradigm

Facilitating the Data Journey in Medical Affairs: Applying Analytics and Getting Answers

Global Alignment in an Era of Complex Therapeutic Portfolios: Is It Possible to Achieve a Borderless, Unified, Scientific Voice?

Global Alignment in an Era of Complex Therapeutic Portfolios: Is It Possible to Achieve a Borderless, Unified, Scientific Voice?

Maximizing MSL Value with Internal Customers – Executing Field Activities Aligned With Corporate Strategies
10:15-10:45Morning Break and Solution Provider Exhibits
View attendee posters
10:45-12:15Challenges & Solutions Workshop – Rotation #3

Following the break, you will have the opportunity to attend your third workshop, which promises to be as interactive and interesting as the first two!
12:15-13:15Lunch and Solution Provider Exhibits
MAPS Poster Walk

Visit with poster authors and discuss presentations with these topic experts.
13:15-14:30Hot Topics Chat Groups – Rotation #3

Join your peers in small groups of 10 per table with a chance to focus on key issues that challenge Medical Affairs professionals. Each hour-long discussion will be led by a subject matter expert, and all participants will have a chance to discuss and debate critical topics, and share their pain points and solutions.

Click Here for Hot Topics
14:30-15:20Keynote Address: Language Lessons: How Medical Affairs Professionals Can Speak “Business” to Achieve Maximum Success

“I’m a scientist; I talk data, not dollars. Right?” Wrong! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this world-renowned speaker and author share his vison on how to change the way your think—and talk—about the financial side of the business while maintaining your scientific integrity and KOLs’ respect.
Ben Cook
President
Acumen Learning
15:20-15:30Building our Future Together… Now!

Over the past 2 days, Medical Affairs professionals from around the world shared insights on strengthening our impact for improved patient outcomes. But don’t stop here! Kirk Shepard’s closing remarks will share MAPS vision on how to keep the progress we’ve made moving forward as we forge new ground, and open new opportunities, for the continued growth and success of the Medical Affairs profession.
Kirk Shepard, MD
Sr VP, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology
Eisai

Networking/Exhibits
Learning & Development

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PRELIMINARY AGENDA


 

MAPS 2018 Annual Meeting Member Categories & Rates

 Early-Bird
Oct. 2–Dec. 31
Late
Jan. 1–Feb. 25
Member$1595$1850
Member One-Day$850$975
Young Professional/Student Member$800$950

CLICK HERE AND REGISTER NOW!

 

Nonmember Rates

 Early-Bird
Oct. 2–Dec. 31
Late
Jan. 1–Feb. 25
Nonmember$1995$2250
Nonmember One-Day$1050$1175

CLICK HERE AND REGISTER NOW!

 

Gala Pricing (see below for details)

 Early-Bird
Oct. 2–Dec. 31
Late
Jan. 1–Feb. 25
Single Seat Individual Gala Ticket$160$200
Sponsor-a-table (6 people)$900$1,100
Sponsor-a-table (10 people)$1,500$1,800

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS! Individual gala tickets as low as $160.

MAPS 2018 Registration Fee Includes:

Pre-Gala* Meet & Greet Networking Reception  /  Sunday, February 25 from 7 PM–8 PM
All Plenary And Workshop Sessions  /  Monday, February 26–Tuesday, February 27
Access to Solution Provider Exhibits  /  Monday, February 26–Tuesday, February 27
MAPS Solutions Showcase Networking Reception  /  Monday, February 26 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Continental Breakfast  /  Monday, February 26–Tuesday, February 27
Buffet Lunch  /  Monday, February 26–Tuesday, February 27
Morning & Afternoon Refreshment Breaks  /  Monday, February 26–Tuesday, February 27

*Gala tickets to be purchased separately. See below for information.


Med Affairs Professional Development
Fundraising Gala –
Sunday, February 25 from 8-10 PM

Sign up for this exciting event featuring live entertainment during dinner, followed by dancing! The Gala will take place Sunday, February 25 from 8 PM – 10 PM and will raise funds to support the Medical Affairs Professional Development Program.

About the Medical Affairs Professional Development Program.  
MAPS is partnering with academic institutions and Life Sciences organizations to develop an educational program that bridges the gap between traditional clinical pathways and the additive skillset that Medical Affairs professionals need to become successful business leaders.

The Medical Affairs Professional Development Program combines an academic learning environment with hands-on experience to equip candidates with the business acumen, team leadership and program management skills, and other core competencies needed in addition to clinical qualifications to succeed in a Medical Affairs role.

100% of the proceeds from the Gala will go towards advancing this program.

See Highlights from MAPS 2017

Click here to download highlights and key learning from the 1st Annual Meeting.

Registration Changes and Cancellations

We realize last-minute changes happen. To cancel or change your Annual Meeting registration, please email maps2018@medicalaffairs.org.

Registration cancellation deadline: February 15, 2018, at 11:59 PM (MDT)                                  

  • Registration Cancellation Fee: $100
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after the February 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM (MDT) cancellation deadline.
  • Refunds will be processed after the meeting via check.

Registration substitutions must be sent via email to maps2018@medicalaffairs.org by either the person who paid for the registration or by the original attendee.

More Than an Exhibitor or Sponsor – You Are Our Partner!

Over 20 companies sponsored and/or exhibited at the 1st Annual Meeting in National Harbor, and we would like to thank them for their support of the conference and the profession.

MAPS believes strongly in the relationship between Solution Providers and Industry to ensure we meet the challenges that Medical Affairs organizations face across the globe. We therefore view exhibiting & sponsoring companies as true partners in achieving the Vision and Mission of the Society. We encourage our partners to engage with the Medical Affairs professionals not just at their exhibits, but also by attending the networking functions, and engaging in discourse during session and workshops.

We are expecting 250 attendees for MAPS 2018. Most of our Annual Meeting attendees are at the Director/Sr Director or VP level and are therefore key decision makers in their Medical Affairs organizations.

 

Click here to download the exhibitor kit.

 

 

Media Partners!

 

Thank You to Our 2018 Exhibitors & Sponsors!

 

  • SSI Strategy

 

  • Lockwood Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibiting Opportunities

 

CLICK HERE TO BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Mobile App

All conference material and networking is communicated through official MAPS 2018 Mobile App. The Sponsor’s logo appears on the app each time a person logs into or opens the mobile app.

Conference WiFi

Sponsor’s Logo to be featured on:

  • Wifi cards handed to all attendees
  • Mobile App
  • Plenary Opening Slide

Replacing standard advertising such as room drops and bag inserts, these alerts remain visible until attendee views and dismisses.

Worn throughout the conference, Sponsor’s logo on delegate badge lanyards

 

Coffee Break Sponsor’s information to be featured on all signage within break areas.

literature rackPlace your literature or brochure in our literature racks to be positioned through the exhibit and registration area. $500 per placement, maximum 2 placements per company.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR


Applications for non-MAPS Partner Circle members open on July 17, 2017 with a deadline of January 15, 2018. Last year, all exhibit space sold out early for the Annual Meeting, so early applications are encouraged.

Location & Housing

The meeting will take place in beautiful Miami, Florida at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd.

Online reservations for Hotel Accommodations are now available at the group rate of $259 USD per night plus tax. Please make reservations via the below link, and not directly with the hotel to ensure you receive our discounted rate.

Booking Link: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MIADTHF-MAP18-20180221/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Group Name: MAPS 2018


CONTACT US

Don’t see what you’re looking for, or still have questions? Contact Pedro Campa, Corporate Relations Manager, at pcampa@medicalaffairs.org or call +1 (303)-495-2073.

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