MSLA 2016 Conference

2016 MSLA Annual Conference - SOLD OUT

 

Tuesday 22nd March

The 2016 Annual MSLA Conference: Meet Share Learn 

The 2016 Annual MSLA Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd March, 2016. The Annual Conference will follow after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will commence at 9.00AM sharp. All MSLA members are encouraged to attend the AGM as it is your chance to help shape the MSLA moving forwards. There is no need to register to attend the AGM and the agenda will be emailed to all members in due course.

Annual Conference registration will take place between 10 - 10:30am and the main Conference session will start promptly at 10:30am. 

Conference Agenda: Please click here


The MSLA Annual Conference is regarded as excellent value for money and the 2015 event was highly successful with over 120 delegates (mostly MSLs, Managers & Medical Directors) from across the industry attending. We received 70 completed feedback forms 2015 Conference delegates and below are some verbatim responses to the question, ‘What impact will the 2015 MSLA Annual Conference have on your future delivery of the MSL/MSL lead role?’:

Fantastic impact on my entry into the role. Thank you.

Confidence in what I am doing, I know even more than before that we are moving in the right direction as a Company

I will share with…rest of my team / my Manager/ Medical Director

Greater awareness of MSL responsibilities and roles

I will ask for more specific MSL training and a guidance document / I will raise with the Medical Director the need for ongoing training and development, Journal Clubs, upskilling/ today has helped me to consider my personal development and training needs

To re-analyse the MSL aspect of my role and to develop a system to demonstrate value within my organisation / to measure outcomes and consider value / to consider improving the recording of our contacts

I will challenge my Company to deliver more for MSLs / I learned a lot from today to take back to my organisation for development of the MSL role

We also asked delegates to state the best aspect of the 2015 MSLA Annual Conference and a selection of responses are provided below:

The opportunity to discuss / share issues with peers in a safe environment 

All of it!

The excellent breakout sessions, informative & well run

Recognising that everyone has the same issues

Extremely interactive – much appreciated

Understanding how others define the role

To hear how other MSLs are trained, managed and measured

Meeting a wide variety of people

An excellent forum for discussion

The paper which will follow – this will be very useful

Good to hear how others work and know that I am not way out of line

New contacts for networking

Gave me ideas for proactive activities

 






Conference Agenda: Please click here

The title of the 2016 MSLA Annual Conference is ‘Meet, Share, Learn (MSL)’ and we have a very exciting agenda planned as outlined below: 

Mr Michael Blastland is a writer, broadcaster and world expert in risk, author of ‘The Norm Chronicles - a guide to personal risk and the statistics that represent it’, and presenter of Radio 4’s ‘The Human Zoo’. He will give a very thought provoking and insightful perspective into the communication of data, something that as MSLs we do every single day.  

 

Prof Allan Hackshaw is Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the CRUK Cancer Trials Centre, UCL. He will lead a session specifically designed to demystify statistics with practical considerations and principles for MSLs when discussing and presenting clinical data. 

 

Dr Rina Newton is Managing Director of CompliMed Ltd, the UK’s leading Healthcare Compliance Consultancy specialising in the ABPI Code of Practice. Rina will be running an interactive and lively two hour workshop on three core MSL-related Code topics. Following registration you will be sent a Survey Monkey which will ask you to rank MSL related Code topics in order of preference. Rina will focus the workshop on the three most popular topics from the Survey Monkey. 30 minutes will be reserved at the end of the workshop to give the opportunity for discussion of any other burning MSL related Code topics/ scenarios.  

 

Prof Raymond Fitzpatrick is Clinical Director of Pharmacy at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University. He has a special interest in medicines optimisation and pharmacy practice research and over 100 publications, including full papers, conference presentations and book chapters, to his name. He has been advisor to NHS and government bodies on medicines management and prescribing issues and as such is exceptionally well placed to give an insightful update on the evolving NHS landscape and what it means to the pharmaceutical industry and us as MSLs. 

As with all MSLA meetings we encourage you to register for the 2016 MSLA Annual Conference ASAP to avoid disappointment. Places will be limited.       



Conference Agenda: Please click here

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016

Time: 

AGM prompt start at 9am

Annual Conference Registration 10 - 10:30am

Annual Conference prompt start at 10:30am

Venue: Park Inn Heathrow, Bath Road, Heathrow Airport, Middlesex, UB7 0DU

Hotel parking:  Free! (Submit your car registration when you come to the MSLA desk)

Hotel Stay: The MSLA is trying to negotiate a heavily discounted MSLA-delegate hotel B&B special rate (which is subject to availability) for anyone wanting to come the night before. We will advise you once when this is done.

Registration cost: £150 Members / £200 Non-members  (cost of membership is £40: it pays to join!)

 

Conference Agenda: Please click here

 

MSLA Registration Cancellation Policy, administration and liability:

Please make every effort to pass on your place to a colleague and inform us of their details in the event you wish to not attend.

Up to four weeks before the meeting:  100% of the registration fees (less 10% PayPal fees & administration costs).

Up to two weeks before the meeting:  50% of the registration fees (less 10% PayPal fees & administration costs).

There are no additional concessions and reimbursement will be considered on an individual basis.

Please note that the MSLA will not be responsible for you or your possession whilst you attend the conference. It is your duty to be vigilant with your own safety and in securing your valuables. Report any issue to the MSLA & the hotel immediately.

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