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Tuesday, June 26 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
#283: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities for Medical Affairs Professionals

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-18-611-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will discuss how with the recent changes of regulatory and marketing practices, safety surveillance, cost, and delivery of information, the traditional medical affairs paradigm has certainly evolved from a supportive entity to the central focal point with new emerging roles and responsibilities that will continue to evolve in the coming years to communicate more effectively both internally and externally with healthcare providers to better demonstrate the value of their medicines.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the current and future state of medical affair and how different roles within the organization can support advancements patient care; Assess new emerging roles that are implemented within medical affairs; Evaluate innovative new strategies that could empower Medical Affairs professionals to meet future challenges and opportunities in healthcare; Identify areas to develop skill sets for new opportunities in medical affairs.


Dannis Chang, PharmD


Suzanne Soliman

Ketra Bouvier, BSN, RN

Sotirios G. Stergiopoulos, MD, FACP


Ketra Bouvier

Manager, Global Medical Information, Eli Lilly and Company
I am currently a Manager at Eli Lilly and Company leading a Global Medical Information team that supports launch products in the BioMedicines portfolio. During my 18 years at Lilly, I have supported products in Diabetes, Critical Care and BioMedicines and have held a variety of roles... Read More →
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Dannis Chang

Senior Director, Global Medical Information and Scientific Communications, Halozyme Therapeutics Inc.
Dannis Chang is currently Senior Director of Global Medical Information and Scientific Communications at Halozyme Therapeutics, where is he responsible for leading strategic efforts for implementation of Medical Information and scientific communication services, overall infrastructure... Read More →
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Suzanne Soliman

Chief Academic Officer, Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs
Dr. Soliman was a clinical pharmacist, MSL and national trainer before becoming an Asst/Assoc Dean at top pharmacy schools. She is a Rufus A. Lyman award recipient with >75 publications. She serves as a medical expert and was quoted in "Crain's Magazine" and "Time Out Chicago". She... Read More →

Sotirios Stergiopoulos

Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President and Head of Global Medical Affairs, IPSEN Biosciences
Sotirios G. Stergiopoulos, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer, SVP and Head of GMA for Ipsen Biosciences. Dr. Stergiopoulos is a physician executive with significant experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry, especially in Oncology. He holds a Masters in Biotechnology Enterprise... Read More →

Tuesday June 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT
Room 210C Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
  04: MedAffairs-SciComm, Forum