INMAS 2014

2014 INMAS (First Indian Medical Affairs Summit)

Date and Time: 22 February, 2014 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Convener: Dr. Amit Dang
Venue: The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 059, India
Theme: Know Medical, Know Business! No Medical, No Business!
Most pharmaceutical companies have a rhythmic unison of three cross functional teams namely research / development, medical affairs and marketing.

While R & D defines the scientific direction and early stage development, medical affairs creates value and competitive advantage by engaging providers and managed care, and expanding development. It provides scientific support for late stage development and post market support for drugs and devices.

Medical Affairs functions in the pharmaceutical industry often lack defined goals, cross-functional communication, and measurable return on investment because of various reasons such as limited resources, personnel turnover, and a rigorous regulatory environment.

In such a scenario, several issues that should deal with Medical Affairs should be addressed such as:

  • Ensuring Medical Affairs directives come from top
  • Differentiating the function and showing value
  • Improving alignment and relationships internally
  • Increasing impact of Medical Science Liaisons and health outcomes
  • Avoiding compliance and regulatory crisis

Indian Medical Affairs Summit (INMAS) is first of its kind initiative that has been undertaken in India for the cause of Medical Affairs personnel to interact, learn, share new ideas, best practices, and case studies amongst this evolving community.

It holds the following key objectives:

  • To understand and learn the art of balancing science with marketing
  • To understand what it means to be a business manager first and then a medical advisor
  • To demonstrate the value of Medical Affairs to the business especially in external expert engagements
  • To understand that the future is Field Medical and External Medical Affairs
  • To get the understanding of changing dynamics in the regulatory scenario in India
  • To co-conceptualize brand plans with local clinical development projects and medical research to plug gaps and meet unmet medical needs of
    the market

This conference will be of interest to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Specialty, Medical Device, CRO and Service Providers with responsibilities in:

  • Medical Advisors/ Medical Manager Services/ Medical Science Managers
  • Medical and Scientific Affairs/ Field Medical Affairs/ Clinical and regulatory operations
  • Medical Heads/ Directors/ Strategy
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Pharmaceutical Physicians
  • Clinical Research/ Marketing/ Sales/ Business/ R&D/ Commercial and Cluster Heads
  • Compliance and regulatory teams working in close association with medical and marketing colleagues
  • Post Graduate Students doing MD Pharmacology

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