Medical Affairs Training: A Focus on Science and Skills

  • Scott Payton, Axiom,
  • Mary Costanzo, Axiom,
  • Terri Harchar, Axiom

With an everchanging and dynamic competitive marketplace, we recognize that organizations and training teams need to generate efficiencies in curriculum development and deployment. This promotes the development of scientific training and skills-based training for a medical affairs audience that can easily be adapted for commercial training utilization. Core foundational elements within a training curriculum are the tenants for what both medical affairs and commercial teams need to achieve and maintain leadership in an evolving, competitive landscape.

During this interactive discussion, you will have the opportunity to discuss challenges you may currently face in designing impactful medical affairs training and to also share and learn best practices from each other in overcoming these challenges.

A relevant case study will be presented and discussed. We will share with you the strategies employed in the design of this case study curriculum that allowed for the adaptability of assets for both a commercial focused training and a high science medical affairs training curriculum. We will look at the differences and similarities in creating and executing a curriculum for both audiences.

Throughout the workshop, we will answer key questions such as what do you need to consider when designing for a medical affairs audience and how do their needs differ from a commercial audience.

  • Date:Tuesday, June 4
  • Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:Austin 4
  • Location:Austin 4
  • Session Type:Case Study
  • Submitter Name: Robbins, Jared
  • Submission Date (CST): 09/01/2019 18:55
  • Session Level: Advanced
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  • Session Length: 60 Minute Workshop
  • How are you planning on keeping the learners engaged during this presentation?: An interactive discussion and case study review will engage learners in the sharing of best practices in medical affairs training
  • Learning Objective 1: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in executing the ideal training curriculum for both a medical affairs and commercial audience
  • Learning Objective 2: Develop strategies that utilize and optimize efficiencies in the creation of a medical affairs training curriculum
  • Learning Objective 3: Discuss ways to design an optimal training journey to empower a medical affairs team to establish and maintain leadership in a competitive landscape
  • What is the topic your workshop will cover and how is it relevant to the industry?: Strategies for designing a best-in-class medical affairs curriculum leveraging efficiencies for both commercial and medical affairs training
Scott Payton
Mary Costanzo
Terri Harchar