MAPS is the premier non-profit global society of Medical Affairs professionals across a spectrum of fields, experience, and locales. With our non-profit status, MAPS is able to reinvest all revenue back into the society, which ensures our ability to create valuable programs and resources that support the Medical Affairs community. By partnering with members like you, MAPS is transforming the Medical Affairs industry to increase its value to companies and, ultimately, benefit patients and consumers.

How Medical Affairs Has Evolved into A Strategic Partner

Kirk Shepard, former Global President of MAPS and Senior VP, Head of Global Medical Affairs Oncology, Eisai on how Medical Affairs has evolved from a supportive function to a strategic partner with R&D and Commercial.

Medical Affairs as the Interface Between Clinical & Patients

Pamela Spence, Partner Global Life Sciences Industry Leader on the essential role of Medical Affairs as the interface between clinical and patients.

Mission & Vision

MAPS Mission
Our mission is to advance the Medical Affairs profession and increase its impact across the Life Sciences industry by

  • Promoting excellence across Medical Affairs functions
  • Developing guidelines to support industry standards and best practices
  • Fostering advocacy for the Medical Affairs position
  • Building capabilities and provide a platform that supports the practice of Medical Affairs


MAPS Vision

Elevate the role of Medical Affairs to be a partner with its Commercial and R&D colleagues, and lead the industry in scientific dialogue and the education of stakeholders on the safe and appropriate use of products and to accelerate access to medicine for the benefit of patients.

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The Power of MAPS

Ben Cook, President Acumen Learning on the power of MAPS being a global community that allows it to have broader impact.


The Importance of MAPS to Medical Affairs

Simon Mason, Chief Commercial Officer, Medmeme on why they are supportive of MAPS efforts.

Articulating the Value of Medical Affairs

Thérèse McCall, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Depomed on the challenge of articulating the value that Medical Affairs brings to cross-functional colleagues.

The Role of MAPS in Elevating the Patient Voice

Victoria Elegant, MAPS JAPAC President & VP & Region Head, Medical, JAPAC, at Amgen on the vital role Medical Affairs plays in integrating the patient voice within organizations and how MAPS can play an instrumental part in elevating the patient voice.

Committed to promoting excellence and growth in the profession by:

  • Fostering the highest standards of practice
  • Creating a peer-to-peer forum for information sharing and networking
  • Increasing the value and relevance of Medical Affairs within the industry

Building credibility and value for the MA profession by addressing concerns of external stakeholders (e.g., Healthcare Professionals and patients), such as:

  • Optimizing medical services and technology
  • Increasing transparency through data and communication
  • Cultivating talent and competencies to keep up with changes and advancements in the field

A comprehensive provider of innovative educational and informative resources, training and events

  • Covers all aspects of medical affairs, not just Medical Science Liaisons, publications or grant funding.

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