Much of my consultancy is confidential to the Clients I work with, as you can probably expect. However, I also continue to volunteer and contribute 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.
Combining my two passions for Compliance and Medical Information, I was excited to be commissioned by MILE (Medical Information in Leaders Europe) to drive the writing and publication of a key position paper – The Critical Need to Build a European Governance Model for Online Access to Medical Information Services: A Position Paper. Highlighting the constraints of the current European regulations, coupled with the risks of poor quality information published online by unregulated third parties, there’s a compelling need to develop and implement a governance
model and quality framework to enable company Medical Information functions to better meet the online medical information needs of HCPs.
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. 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 Past-President for PIPA, the Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association, I continue to write for the PIPEline journal and run workshops within the Conference programme. Topics have included: Medical Information for Medical Devices (in light of the updated European directives), Medical Information Launch Readiness and Optimising MI and PV stakeholder management to drive value.
At a Regional level, 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.
Now in my fifteenth year as a member of the programme committee, it’s always a joy to shape and chair sessions with fantastic speakers. Most recently, we’ve flexed to a highly successful virtual format.
My favourite topics have included ‘Patient Centricity in Medical Information’, ‘Putting Theory into Practice’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Partnerships’, especially those which consider the factors influencing and shaping medical information services in the future. We’re already planning our next meeting in October 2022.
As part of the steering committee for the PharmaTimes Medical and Scientific Excellence Awards for Medical Information, it’s been a pleasure to help raise the profile of many of our up-and-coming industry professionals.