What is Medical Affairs?

Medical Affairs and its role and remit has changed inexorably in the last ten years, expanding in influence with an associated broadening of the capabilities required of its professionals.

MAPS has sought to redefine the new Medical Affairs, to bring it into line with current expectations.


Medical Affairs is a team of externally facing medical/scientific professionals representing the voice of patients and decision makers, translating science to value to enhance patient outcomes. This is achieved through leading a medical strategy that includes generating value evidence, engaging in scientific communication, collecting insights and educating and partnering with stakeholders.