Much of my consultancy is confidential to the Clients I work with, as you can probably expect. However, I continue to volunteer across a range of Medical Affairs related communities. I am a great believer in the value of collaboration – supporting and learning from each other to advance practice.
As a Medical Signatory since 2006, I have lead various Compliance initiatives within Pharma, finding solutions to challenging situations, training teams and raising the profile of Promotional Compliance as an ethical, professional competitive advantage. Recently, I was privileged to be invited to join the MedComms Networking Community forum and contribute a couple of training videos to their fantastic global online NetworkPharma.TV resource (confess it felt quite odd being videoed and it’s unusual for me to stay behind the podium!).
As the immediate Past-President of PIPA, the Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association, I like to write for the PIPEline journal and run workshops within the Conference programme. Here are just a few examples…
- PIPEline article – Medical Information for Medical Devices – Understanding Requirements | Anticipating Needs | Delivering Services
- PIPEline article – Launching the PIPA Guidelines for Medical Information
- Optimising MI and PV Stakeholder Management to Drive Value (2017 conference workshop) – PIPA Conference Programme
- Medical Information Launch Readiness (2018 conference workshop) – sample slides on PIPA site
It’s always inspiring to work alongside global and regional Pharma Medical Information leaders as we scope and deliver the annual DIA European Medical Information and Communications Conference.
For the twelfth year running, I continued as a member of the programme committee. Most recently, I chaired the session considering factors influencing and shaping medical information services – it was a pleasure to work with Ian Hamilton launching the MILE (Medical Information Leaders Europe) MI-Gateway portal and Jayne Packham updating on Promotional Compliance learns for Medical Information. We’re already starting to plan the next meeting in November 2020.
As part of the steering committee for the PharmaTimes Medical and Scientific Excellence Awards for Medical Information, it’s a pleasure to help raise the profile of many of our industry professionals.