Medical Affairs Event Calendar

August 2018

August 10, 2018

Medical Affairs and Patient Support – Leveraging Core Capabilities to Enhance Programme Design and Outcomes


Increasing consumerism and patient empowerment has driven a change in how the healthcare industry engages with patients to provide therapeutic solutions. Medical Affairs plays a pivotal role and strategic in the development of patient support services to improve patient health outcomes. Medical Affairs professionals can act as credible curators and connectors of information and enable better decisions at the point of care.

August 14-15, 2018

Publication Planning 2018

Philadelphia, PA

CBI’s 14th Annual Publication Planning is the life science industry’s leading event for benchmarking with peers at all experience levels and understanding how to overcome process challenges as well as develop advanced publication strategies. This conference provides an intimate forum for executives to discuss data transparency guidelines, hear perspectives from editors and authors and discover innovative approaches for information dissemination.

September 2018

September 13-14, 2018

16th Annual Independent Medical Education and Grants Breakthrough Summit

Philadelphia, PA

CBI’s 16th Annual Independent Medical Education & Grants Breakthrough Summit convenes commercial supporters, CME providers and other key healthcare stakeholders to address leading industry issues centered around translating the value of CME, improving and standardizing outcome reporting formats as well as linking CME to patient and healthcare impact. This year’s program examines how CME fits into the broader healthcare landscape, how the CME model may need to shift to ensure sustainability as well as how to develop and operationalize global CME capabilities.

September 19, 2018

Global Clinical Trials Transparency Conference

London, UK

Disclosure and transparency of clinical trial information is taking on new dimensions, resulting in trial sponsors and research organisations facing a host of new requirements in the EU, US, and other places in the world. This 2018 Conference builds on prior conference discussions and leverages learnings from International experts, providing the opportunity to gain insights on how to meet the new challenges and opportunities.

September 24-26, 2018

Medical Affairs Strategic Summit (MASS) West 2018

San Diego, CA

Develop a unified scientific voice and ultimately help position your Medical Affairs group as a strategic, customer-facing function

September 24-25, 2018

3rd Annual Lay Summaries Summit

Philadelphia, PA

At CBI’s 3rd Annual Lay Summaries Summit, learn innovative ways to implement lay summaries into your organization, new distribution techniques and how others are translating lay summaries into various languages and dialects. Listen to case studies to understand the best practices for writing non-promotional, accurate lay summaries.

PharmaTimes Medical & Scientific Excellence Awards

London, England

New from PharmaTimes Media is the Medical & Scientific Excellence Awards.

Highlighting this important area of work within the pharmaceutical industry, the awards are designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of medical and scientific professionals.

With entry options for New, Experienced and Senior Medical Science Liaisons, Medical Information Professionals and Medical/Scientific Advisors – wherever you are in your career, there is a category for you!

The competition is free to enter and competitors will have the chance to test themselves against the best-of-the-best and gain invaluable insights and feedback from judges.

More than a competition, it’s also a unique training and development opportunity, with on-the-day workshops and training sessions from industry experts.

So don’t delay, talk to your line-manager and get your entry in now! Closing date October 1st, 2018.

The assessment day will take place on Thursday 6 December in London and will be followed by the awards ceremony in the evening.

October 2018

October 10-11, 2018

Comprehensive Strategies for Managing HCP Interactions

Philadelphia, PA

CBI’s 2nd Annual Comprehensive Strategies for Managing HCP Interactions is solely focused on streamlining the communication, engagement and management between the life sciences industry and HCPs. This must-attend meeting provides open discussions and proven strategies to improve the effectiveness and compliance of healthcare provider interactions.

October 21-23, 2018


Berlin, Germany

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. This year’s inaugural meeting in the EMEA region, with anticipated attendance of 150+ leaders in Medical Affairs, along with a dedicated MSL track, will have the following themes at the core of the agenda:

Monday’s Theme: Centering on the Voice of the Patient – Strengthening Our Impact on Improved Patient Outcomes

Tuesday’s Theme: Medical Affairs in the Evolving Healthcare Landscape – Transforming to Meet the Challenges Ahead

November 2018

November 13, 2018

Medical Information and Communications Training

Vienna, Austria

This training workshop has been created based on a strong level of interest from European Medical Information and Communications Conference attendees to provide a hands-on deeper-dive into current and future developments in automation and innovation in day-to-day medical information processes.

November, 14-15 2018

12th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference and Exhibition

Vienna, Austria

The only European forum dedicated to medical information and communications, organised by medical information and communications professionals.

November 27, 2018

Bio/Pharma Summit on Nurse Educator Programs

Philadelphia, PA

Join your Compliance, Market Access and Medical Affairs counterparts this November at CBI’s Inaugural Bio/Pharma Summit on Nurse Educator Programs. Did you know that 50% of what is recalled by patients after leaving the doctor is incorrect? The need for Nurse Educator Programs is critical in supporting patient adherence and outcomes. During a time with advanced therapy regimes and complex reimbursement models—Nurse Educators are there to address the knowledge gap and simplify the path forward for patients.

December 2018

December 5-6, 2018

The Medical Writers Summit

Philadelphia, PA

CBI’s 2nd Annual Medical Writers Summit is the go-to event to connect with fellow medical writers and industry thought leaders in an unmatched educational setting to dive into the high-level and specific challenges that the medical writing community faces. Featuring a diverse and highly experienced speaking faculty, participants at this summit walk away with fresh insight on best practices, whether you are a new or a veteran writer.

January 2019

January 29-30, 2019

4th Annual Medical Affairs Excellence Forum

Philadelphia, PA

Join us for CBI’s 4th Annual Medical Affairs Excellence Forum to learn more about the evolving role of medical affairs. New demands for scientific information, coupled with compliance pressures and requests for data, contribute to an exciting era.

January 29-30, 2019

18th Annual Bio/Pharma Contact Centers

Philadelphia, PA

Join your colleagues to hear more about how to enrich the customer experience by leveraging call center capabilities. CBI’s 18th Annual Contact Centers serves as the gold standard event for those responsible for bio/pharma call center strategy and management. This program provides a unique opportunity to benchmark with colleagues in the life sciences and learn more about innovative approaches for utilizing digital tools to build relationships with HCPs and patients.

January 30-31, 2019

Patient Registries and Real World Evidence Summit

Miami, FL

Patient Registries and Real World Evidence Summit is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, combining two events to provide you with customized knowledge on how to disrupt the future of Patient Registries and investigate how to use Real World Evidence for drug development, FDA approval and payer reimbursement.

February 2019

February 5-7, 2019


Vienna, Austria

DIA convenes our "Annual Meeting" platforms around the globe, from the DIA Global Annual Meeting in the US to regional annual meetings in China, Europe, and Japan, to provide a neutral forum where you can discuss current issues with the goal of uncovering new ways of working and new solutions for patients. We welcome participants from across the entire drug development spectrum, from discovery to marketed use, to facilitate open collaboration by incorporating representatives from the full life sciences landscape. DIA ensures that industry, payers, patients, and regulators all have an equal voice.

March 2019

March 5-6, 2019

DIA Singapore Annual Meeting 2019


March 10-12, 2019

MAPS 2019 Annual Meeting

New Orleans, LA

Collaborate with over 400 Medical Affairs experts and decision makers at the 2019 Annual Meeting

MAPS is the premier global non-profit organization FOR Medical Affairs BY Medical Affairs and supports the whole function across all different levels of experience/specialty to engage, empower and educate.

Tapping into the collective intelligence of the MAPS community gives you the opportunity to connect with leaders in Medical Affairs, experience share with peers in a safe environment and join us as we build cross-industry standards and guidance.

March 27-28, 2019

Expanded Access
Programs 2019

Washington, D.C.

CBI’s Expanded Access Programs 2019 focuses on the design, development and practical implementation of early access programs. The summit convenes top industry stakeholders and regulators to examine current approaches in providing investigational, pre-launch or end-of-lifecycle drugs to patients for treatment purposes. A multi-stakeholder faculty will address key issues affecting EAPs and review the potential impact of the shifting legislative landscape.

April 2019

April 16 - 17, 2019

eyeforpharma Medical Affairs USA 2019

Philadelphia, PA

Medical Affairs as the change agent: bring data, authenticity and patient insight to the forefront of every decision your company makes.

eyeforpharma Medical Affairs USA 2019 will bring together medical leaders and other key stakeholders from across the industry, to aid the evolution of medical in becoming the ‘home’ of value within the organization. Catalysts create change. The reason why the medical department is the fastest-growing department in nearly every company is because change in every other team is essential. The need for more open, science-based dialog with HCPs has never been greater; patient voices are necessarily louder and more impactful than ever; and payers require far more real world, value-based evidence.

May 2019

May 15-16, 2019

Managed Access Programmes and Accelerated Pathways

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CBI’s 4th Annual Managed Access Programmes and Accelerated Pathways is dedicated to the nuances and complexities of designing and implementing early access programmes. Focused on global considerations for a variety of access management programmes, including, but not limited to: Expanded Access Programmes, Early Access Programmes, Compassionate Use Programmes, Named Patient Programmes and Managed Access Programmes.

June 2019

June 23- 27, 2019

DIA 2019 Global Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

The DIA 2019 Global Annual Meeting brings together thousands of innovators from around the globe.

Designed to drive insights into action by connecting key policy discussions to real-world knowledge that you need to do your job every day, your attendance will accelerate your growth and your organization's performance in the development ecosystem. Sessions will include distinguished speakers and expert panelists from regulatory, industry, patient advocacy, and academia. Engage with global decision-makers and influencers that you would not otherwise have access to. Advance healthcare product development globally and grow your career while doing so.

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