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Medical Affairs Strategic Summit (MASS) West 2019

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 2:15 pm



Medical Affairs Strategic Summit (MASS) West 2019

The Medical Affairs Strategic Summit (MASS) West 2019 serves as an opportunity for biotech and big pharma leadership to share insights on how home office and field medical teams can collaborate more effectively and develop a strategy that aligns with business objectives. The conference is also designed to provide attendees with a holistic view of medical affairs and scientific communications, providing a deep dive into the specialized challenges faced by each group through two educational tracks.

Featured Speakers

Blake Mobley

Blake Mobley, Ph.D.,
Chief Information Officer, SAMUMED

Johan Baeck

Johan Baeck,
Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, JOUNCE THERAPEUTICS

Michael J. Breen

Michael J. Breen, O.D.,
Head, Medical Science Surgical and Vision Care, ALCON

Matthew D. Bryant

Matthew D. Bryant, Pharm.D.,
Deputy Director, Data Generation and Observational Studies, BAYER

Cristina Costantino

Cristina Costantino, Ph.D., MBA,
Senior Global Scientific Director, GENENTECH

Roy Palmer

Roy Palmer,
Medical Innovation and Effectiveness Lead, PFIZER

>Matthew J. Maneen

Matthew J. Maneen, Ph.D.,
Senior Director and Head of U.S. Field Medical, AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS

Jose Ricardo Perez

Jose Ricardo Perez,
Executive Medical Director, EXELIXIS

Leslie Meltzer

Leslie Meltzer, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Medical Affairs, ORCHARD THERAPEUTICS

Jodi Smith

Jodi Smith, Ph.D.,
Medical Director, EMD SERONO

Diana Stefani-Hunyady

Carol Hoang, Pharm.D., MBA,
Vice President, Medical Affairs,, ADVERTUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Jefferson Tea

Jefferson Tea,
Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS


With two distinct tracks and four workshops to choose from, MASS West 2019 provides the ideal team building opportunity, allowing you and your colleagues to tailor your educational experience and network with 150+ pharmaceutical and biotech leaders responsible for medical strategy, scientific communications and field operations.

Register your team today and take advantage of our special Early Bird discount, which expires August 19, 2019. Be sure to mention Priority Code 7005EM4 when signing up.

Panel Discussions
and Case Studies,

  • DOJ Keynote Address: Enforcement Viewpoints and Priorities for the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Medical Affairs Powering Up for an Effective Product Launch
  • Appreciate the Evolution of the MSL and Pharma/Payer Trends That Offer Optimal Impactful Communication Tactics
  • Panel: How to Set Up Compliance Firewalls That Balance SOPs With Practical Needs
  • Panel: Develop a Streamlined Process for Gathering Clinical and Field Insights and Translate That Data Internally to Shape Medical Strategy
  • Successfully Operationalizing a Franchise-Level Scientific Communication Platform


Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for representatives from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Medical Affairs/Field Medical Affairs
  • Clinical/Scientific Affairs
  • Medical Science Liaisons/MSLs
  • Medical Strategy/Communications
  • Medical/Clinical Operations
  • KOL/Thought Leader Relations/Engagement
  • Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR)
  • Investigator-Initiated Studies (IIS)
  • Investigator-Initiated Trials (IIT)
  • Investigator-Sponsored Trials (IST)
  • Research Collaborations
  • Medical/Scientific/Patient Communications
  • Medical Information
  • Medical Education
  • Publication Planning
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research/HEOR
  • Compliance/Legal
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research Grants
  • Call Center Management
  • Patient Services
  • Clinical Outcomes and Publications

This conference is also designed for:

  • KOL and Thought Leader Mapping Organizations
  • Data Management Vendors
  • Clinical Trial Service Providers
  • Scientific and Technology Solutions Providers
  • Medical Affairs Service Organizations
  • Medical and Scientific Communication Vendors
  • Talent Acquisition Service Providers
  • Call Center Vendors
  • Companion Diagnostics
  • Data Management Solution Providers
  • Clinical Outcomes and Publications


To register, please click here



September 23 @ 8:00 am
September 25 @ 2:15 pm


San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, 92130 92130 United States
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For information on speaking opportunities, please contact Warren Drysdale at or 917-258-5162.
For information on sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact Jayson Mercado at or 212-400-6236.