My special guest Steve Royle, founder of My Medical Affairs (MyMA), a media partner of the upcoming #MAIO2023 Innovation Olympics event and I provide an insider's look at the experience you can expect as a competitor or attendee. We discuss what makes this event unique and why you should sign up for a chance to win $10,000 for the gold, $5,000 for the silver, or $3,000 for the bronze medal if you compete and exclusive career, personal, professional, economic and learning opportunities through private access to global executives and innovators if you sign up as an attendee. Link to register: https://whova.com/portal/registration/maid_202309/
The latest episode on the Alloutcoach podcast (link to the audio version on your favorite podcast platform: https://bit.ly/rashadmassoudpodcast) features a critical discussion with a globally recognized leader in improving healthcare and strengthening systems to deliver better outcomes, efficiency, and sustainability, Dr. Rashad Massoud, about improving global healthcare quality by focusing on the personal elements of delivery of equity of care. Dr. Massoud, MD, MPH, FACP is visiting faculty at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is an inaugural Member of the Quality & Safety Academy of the International Society for Quality (ISQua), Advisory Board Member of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Report on Quality and Safety.
In our discussion, he provides his commentary on the latest U.S. healthcare spending trends in relation to the rest of the world, defines healthcare quality as well as his personal lessons on improving care based on his vast experience, shares an international case study demonstrating improved quality and equity of care, contrasts preventive with rescue care and emphasizes the vital factor of delivery of care to complement drug, device or diagnostic development and innovation.
I was honored to be one of the panelists along with the distinguished Christine F. Castro PharmD, BCPP Ghazwan Shimoun Sagar Shah Tommaso Poggioli, Ph.D. and moderator Garth Sundem at a timely discussion of a new 2023 Medical Affairs Metrics Benchmark Study (full report: https://medicalaffairs.org/medical-affairs-metrics-benchmarking/) which included over 50 different pharma and biotech companies and highlighted their current rationale and approaches to measuring Medical Affairs activities, outcomes and communicating them.
The session included critical insights on expanding the ultimate role of Medical Affairs on the healthcare system at large and the potential of improving the scientific rigor of our current approaches to KPIs with data science principles and AI to ultimately save, prolong, and improve patient lives.
Enjoy the expert panel session and share it with your friends!
I am excited to announce on behalf of Amedea Pharma that the registration for the 2023 Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics is now open! We will carry the torch across the globe in pharma and biotech to advance access, continuity, and quality of healthcare over 16 days for the second year in a row September 18 - October 4.
Register today as Competitors for a chance to win $10,000 for the gold, $5,000 for the silver, and $3,000 for the bronze medal overall, or as Attendees to become a part of an exclusive community of independent thinkers, innovators, and Olympians across the life sciences and share this event with your friends! Use the hashtag #MAIO2023
This year's event will feature special guests such as Olympic gold medal champion patient advocates, global experts in healthcare quality, and a wide variety of mentors, innovators across pharma and biotech throughout the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and 16 days of competition.
Click here to register, participate and get ready to take the excitement and opportunities we created last year to the next dimension!!!
I am honored to be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Globalize NYC Conference being held at the Webster Hall on May 26 from 3:30 pm ET which culminates with a concert celebration at 8 pm - 10 pm!
I will be highlighting some of the latest trends, advances and critical gaps in the healthcare sector, its impact on the economy, and sharing a glimpse into the 2023 Innovation Olympics to be held by Amedea Pharma!
The event features renowned international leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, seasoned startup founders and officials from the government so register now to attend - see you soon!
In this latest Alloutcoach podcast episode Stefano Puntoni, Wharton Professor in Marketing, Behavioral Scientist, and a renowned, award-winning expert in Data Analytics, Economics, Brand Management, and Consumer Research, reveals his lessons and views on making stronger decisions as humans alone as well as together with AI and technology or data with purpose in an unpredictable world.
He deconstructs the decision making process and explains why outcomes alone are irrelevant, providing real world examples from the perspectives of an individual business executive, organization, and a consumer.
Most of his ongoing research investigates how new technology is changing consumption and society - a very timely subject today, and he speaks about the role of decision driven science in radically innovative companies as well as an exciting new research initiative at The Wharton School which will stimulate more insights on the relationship between new technology and consumer behaviors.
Do not miss this episode, connect with Stefano, subscribe to Alloutcoach available on all your favorite podcast platforms and share it with your friends!
There has never been a more appropriate time than today to reinvigorate and add life to our workplace. To discuss why inspiring a certain company culture as well as innovation can increase engagement and performance, I interviewed Rebecca Friese, co-founder of FLYN, leading management consultant, keynote speaker and author of "The Good Culture: The Leader's Guide to Creating a Workplace that Doesn't Suck". By identifying outdated practices from the ground floor to the boardroom, Rebecca helps a wide range of organizations from Fortune 500 behemoths to hopeful start-ups, build the capacity to implement market-leading cultural changes.
In our informal and candid conversation, we discuss how company culture becomes visible or invisible in a typical organization, why it influences performance, how we can keep ourselves accountable with KPIs or performance metrics for performance as well as behaviors or culture, growing culture over time despite successes and failures, why engagement and innovation is so relevant to all of us today, and real world case studies of leadership approaches to implement the environment or culture with intentionality that delivers innovation.
Look at this image closely - it shows Healthcare Innovators, Medical Affairs Leaders in Pharma and now Olympians with gold medals proudly wearing blue "award winner" prize ribbons under their badges.
The 6 names of the first Competitors at the upcoming 2023 Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics taking place soon in September (registration to open in June) are now known as they automatically qualified this week!
Meet the 2023 Innovation Olympic Trials Winners from the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) Conference that just took place in Nashville, TN.
Congratulations Christi Marsh, PharmD Thang Trieu Scott Fultineer Niki A. Georgiou, PhD Dixil Francis Desiree Goodson, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C - what a strong performance edging out the first place leaders after the first round in the final!
Let the Medical Affairs Olympic Trials begin! Get ready to combine sportsmanship with your scientific curiosity and expertise at this session! You will learn, share, and compete live at the 2023 Medical Affairs Innovation Olympic Trials at this unique workshop & contest in six categories: Field Medical, Evidence Generation, Medical Operations, Insights, Scientific Communication, Medical Strategy and Launch that we have planned for you!
This workshop will 1) review key lessons and winning ideas from this new annual Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics event to explore why an ideation event within or across Medical Affairs teams may be a valuable strategy to improve performance and engagement. It will also 2) highlight a new data science application to inspiring and measuring performance called the Medical Productivity Index (MPI), 3) incorporate latest reports highlighting greatest areas of need in improving Patient and Employee Experience into new solutions in Medical Affairs, and 4) feature an ideation competition live at MAPS at the end of which the winning team will receive special awards and receive free registration to the 2023 Innovation Olympics in the fall!
Friends and Colleagues, I personally invite you to join an exciting and timely discussion we have planned for you along with my distinguished expert panelists Chris Scott Denove, MBA and Jeff New about inspiring innovation, performance and engagement in Medical Affairs across pharma and biotech!
Let's share ideas about communicating and quantifying the true impact of Medical Affairs during our Age of Information on the healthcare community, patients, and our own colleagues as well.
Watch the webinar REPLAY ON-DEMAND by clicking below!
A lifelong fan of the Olympics, I recently interviewed Sharon Hannan, an Olympic Gold Medal winning coach in 100 m hurdles and Australian athletics veteran who had coached Sally Pearson to victory at the 2012 games in London. Listen to this truly personal conversation to learn Sharon's scientific approach to building curiosity, drive, confidence through small steps, innovative methods, and successes to winning in sports, business and life.
This Medical Affairs Professional Society's INNOVATE article is a brief summary of the highlights the winners and finalists across the event categories of Field Medical Affairs, Evidence Generation, Operations, and Scientific Communication of the First Ever Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics. They presented critical new solutions for Medical Affairs to:
Exclusive Full On-Demand Access to #MAIO2022 Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics + Bonus Presentation Slides, Notes, Innovative Concepts, Case Studies, and Poll results from the event.
Amedea Pharma is hosting a new series of podcasts for the Medical Affairs Professional Society's Elevate Medical Affairs Podcast to explore the best new formats of Medical Education and their outcomes on the quality of healthcare. In this episode you will hear Shelby Englert, Vice President of Education at the AUA (American Urological Association) describe in detail her organization's journey to success through its own podcast.
Tune into this new episode with some of the winners, Vinay Tharayill of Discreedly.com and Ben Weintraub of InPhronesis.com from the first-ever Medical Affairs Innovation Olympics on the MAPS (Medical Affairs Professional Society) Elevate Medical Affairs Podcast. We discuss their innovative platforms to stimulate more meaningful and smarter interactions between pharma/biotech and healthcare providers.
Whether you are in life sciences or a different industry, I am excited to share with you the hottest, most timely and critical collection of cutting edge developments and controversial issues across pharma and biotech in this update from a recent Global Pharma and Biotech Summit recently organized by Financial Times in London.
This issue of our "InWeekend" LinkedIn Newsletter highlights some of the most critical gaps as well as promising opportunities in drug development, ground breaking advances, specific case studies across the spectrum of competition, collaboration and innovation in life sciences.
It provides a latest update on the intersection between healthcare and advanced analytics, AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain technologies which many of our leaders in healthcare will find valuable and consider as they think ahead along the entire life sciences value chain that begins with patient engagement and health equity and ends with investments in innovation.
Only a small proportion of databases used by pharmaceutical manufacturers describe the structure-activity relationship between molecules and their biological functions. Deep learning approaches that employ machine learning such as generative adversarial networks (GANs) close this gap to accelerate drug design, repurpose old drugs, and improve drug target prediction accuracy compared to all other tested methods. GANs have led to the first AI-discovered compounds in human clinical trials, earlier cancer detection or treatment response, multi-drug bacterial resistance and benefit on longevity, yet their success depends on benchmarking the quality of data collected. Request a copy of the abstract we submitted to the 6th Annual International Conference on Drug Delivery and Formulations in Scotland that provides a systematic review of the metrics and benchmarks used in drug discovery for latest state of the art AI, Deep Learning, GANs approaches in drug discovery.
My long-awaited conversation is finally published on the latest @Alloutcoach podcast of which I am particularly proud for many reasons. It began my friendship with a tremendous leader, a two-time British Olympian swimmer, global keynote speaker and executive coach, Chris Cook. It was a reflective in-depth conversation rather than an interview which is absolutely inspiring regardless of your sports interests or current ambitions in business!
He explains why we should experiment, dare to share with our competitors who as he says "are our greatest assets at times", spend more time reflecting internally, train and practice more rather than perform alone to improve recovery from setbacks in business, and inspires us to keep things simple in order to make the dreams of reaching the Olympics a reality in life and in business.
Listen to the Audio Podcast in which I was interviewed by an Emmy nominated, award winning TV journalist Jill Nicolini from PBN Podcasts (Podcast Business News network). I shared my views on transforming the bottom line business today in life sciences and beyond by inspiring and measuring both performance and engagement using our formulas and 3 strategies that focus on 1) changing the culture of communication by innovative Medical/Business Insights Systems and Analytics; Workflow case studies; Culture and Values Initiatives 2) designing performance metrics and contests that matter in which employees and competitors believe or want to participate voluntarily; and 3) creating learning and development (L&D) communities to advance healthcare continuity, quality, and innovation.
This is a memorable conversation I recently had with Peter High, President at Metis Strategy, a premier advisory firm in business strategy, data transformation, international growth, mergers & acquisitions. Peter is the host of the first, longest-running technology podcast called "Technovation", keynote speaker, regular Forbes columnist, and author of the book "Getting to Nimble". The audio podcast is available across all platforms (click button below) and the video version on my YouTube Channel - make sure to watch and subscribe! In our discussion, he shares his lessons on the real world role and reality of competition, innovation, and culture in business today, as well as his insights on redefining productivity, performance metrics, and the legacy of information technology and modern enterprise executives in general.
In 2018 I underwent a critical transformation in search of more mentorship, learning and development. So I received an MIT certification in Leading Organizations and Change based on a course taught by Melissa Norcross which paved the way for the growth of my network, business, and this podcast I would later start. As a former Chief Strategy Officer and veteran operations and strategy consultant for firms including McKinsey & Co., Melissa’s work spans industries and the globe.
She has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits as well as private-equity funded turn-arounds. Melissa facilitates peer networks of senior executives in the digital and technology space through Collaborative Gain’s Councils. She holds a BS in Engineering from MIT, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in Values-Driven Leadership from Benedictine University.
I am excited to share this "podcast in a course" type of discussion she and I prepared for you so follow and share the episode if you find it valuable!
I am excited about attending the #DIA2022 Global Meeting in Chicago for the first time to learn, present, and network with my colleagues, so let's connect. Visit me at my poster June 20 @12:00 pm - 1:15 pm CT. I will be presenting the results from the first-ever prospective study that tested a relationship between the number of virtual meetings and duration of breaks between them and the self-reported deep, uninterrupted work, energy, attention, and productivity among Medical Affairs employees across the globe. My co-authors of the study are Terry Mashtare Joel Cavallo Kyle Householder, PhD Irina Mikhelashvili, MD. Hope to see you there!
We just returned from a Medical Affairs Professional Society EMEA meeting in Paris, France where we addressed and debated many of the most critical case studies, issues and forward-looking approaches to growing Medical Affairs across Europe and the globe. Tune in via LinkedIn Live (link below) on May 26, 2022 @8:30 am ET to hear our personal highlights from the sessions and workshops. The time for Medical to lead in pharma and devices is now, so let's build on our conversations with those who attended or who may have missed this meeting. I will be joined by two incredible global Medical Affairs Leaders, Marc Sirockman, Global Chief Executive Officer @Medevoke and Chief Commercial Officer @Medistrava, Marcus West, CEO and Founder @60Seconds; Meg Heim, President and Founder of Heim Global Consulting, and Viorica Braniste, Medical Excellence and Patient Engagement Director, Kyowa Kirin - ask questions, share your comments live!
What happens when you add the role and duty of "inspiring people" to your title of a leader whether or not it is in your job description? It becomes a secret ingredient to your team's success, your legacy, high team engagement, recognition and awards.
Larry Freedman, an award winning pharma executive is the type of inspirational leader I had the fortune of working with at a global pharma company, AstraZeneca, who personifies success. He has authored a new article called "The Sequence of Success" based on his determination to make inspiring others his duty. In our introspective reflection of his career and philosophy, he explains how he led "two levels deep" to turn around a slow launch of a global cardiovascular product and earn the company's most prestigious CEO Award and SIX Circle of Excellence awards for leading the number one team in the nation to go on to become one of the most decorated award winning leaders in his organization.
At the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) EMEA meeting May 15-17, 2022, we deconstructed the individual parts of the cycle of generating, capturing, and communicating Medical Insights that can inform and transform Business Strategy across a #pharma or #medicaldevice company. And we debated, and critically evaluated the potential role of #Advanced #dataanalytics #AI #naturallanguageprocessing with Robin Winter-Sperry, MD João Dias Richard Graves.
Thank you panelists and attendees for the candid discussion - there are many issues still to solve and more sessions to come at future MAPS meetings!
A big part of the reason my latest podcast guest, Rohit Sood, has become a successful and recognized leader, mentor and growth advisor in the pharma industry, is because he has been able to build successful teams. This is how his colleagues describe his unique success story as a recognized pharmaceutical industry scholar, Rutgers Business School lecturer, expert in organizational change, investor, and senior executive in life sciences who currently serves as Executive Vice President of Global Commercialization at EVERSANA.
Rohit prefers to make deep and deliberate connections in business and he shares some truly unique, practical case studies and solutions on performance metrics, hiring, team dynamics, mentorship, growth mindset, and execution in this episode.
Dear Friends and Colleagues in Pharma and Medical Devices - we have a truly unique opportunity to ask questions about a complex yet dynamic topic of how to use and update our social media and digital communication policies with social and healthcare responsibility while improving our impact on the quality and timeliness of medical decisions! Darshan Kulkarni, PharmD, MS, Esq is an absolute expert educator in this field, life sciences counselor, speaker, author, board member, and host of the DarshanTalks podcast.
Johnny Knatt is a long-time friend and mentor with whom every single conversation is stitched in my memory as a highlight so it was time to capture and share one more memorable lesson for all of you, Alloutcoach fans and listeners (the audio podcast is available at https://bit.ly/johnnyknattpodcast) He is currently the Chief People Whisperer at JJK Workplace (www.jjkworkplace.com), a senior executive with over 32 years of experience at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in sales, manufacturing, HR; at General Mills; as Deputy HR Director for the State of Georgia (GA) Law Enforcement Office of Public Safety Mentor; and HR Director of GA Community Supervision, GENOS certified in Emotional Intelligence, and a recognized expert in Organizational Development, Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion. Johnny takes us through the most critical moments in his journey across his workplace lifecycle during which he provides practical lessons that have allowed him to uncover the secrets of how things work and decisions that impact our career, performance, job engagement, and advancement are made.
Listen to this absolutely inspiring conversation with Ruth Gotian, Ed.D., M.S. Chief Learning Officer at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Professor of Education, Anesthesiology. She speaks about her latest book "Success Factor" in which she interviewed Olympic Champions Apolo Ohno Bonnie Blair Nobel Prize Laureates Fortune 500 Executives Astronauts and Senior Government Officials on my Alloutcoach podcast.
MAPS (Medical Affairs Professional Society) speaks with Tim Mikhelashvili on the Elevate Podcast Channel about metrics to communicate the strategic value of Medical Affairs activities, and specifically about the Medical Productivity Index (MPI), which seeks to quantify aspects of Medical Affairs including the MSL/HCP relationship and an individual’s impact on patient outcomes. To learn more about the MPI and to add your voice to further development of this important metric, join Tim and co-presenters Peter Piliero, MD (Vice President and Head, Medical Affairs for the Americas, Consumer Health, GSK) and Suzanne Giordano, PhD (Vice President and Head, Medical Affairs, Sunovion) on March 21 @10:45-12:15 pm at the MAPS Global Annual Meeting in New Orleans!
Join me along with distinguished expert panelists, Richard Graves, Chief Commercial Officer at Sorcero and Matt Lewis Global Chief of Data Analytics and Innovation at Medistrava for a forward looking critical discussion about some of the latest advances and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, pharma industry, medical devices and some of the promising future developments to anticipate!
Sometimes you have to address critical topics such as performance metrics we always think about yet avoid for fear of debate or perceptions in Medical Affairs. Join me as I will moderate an incredible expert panel with Peter Piliero, MD - Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Americas in Consumer Health at GSK, and Riaz Abbas - Global Learning & Performance Lead, JAPAC region at Amgen. When you register, you will be able to download a Medical Affairs Metrics Workbook full of detailed steps, case studies, proof of principle Medical Productivity Index, and survey questions examples to assess performance + organizational behavior. Do NOT MISS this event to kick off your 2022!
This is a recording of the type of critical, candid, yet fun conversation that is also a hands-on expert lesson on how to think creatively with purpose in a distracted world with one of the brightest and creative individuals I have met. I sat down with Jonah Sachs, a true original thinker, marketing executive, speaker, philanthropist, and author of "Unsafe Thinking" and “Winning the Story Wars” who shared his personal perspectives on unlocking creativity with social responsibility and purpose to spread the ideas the matter when and to whom they matter the most!
This past summer I recorded one of my most candid and intriguing conversations with a personal mentor, friend, teammate, and former colleague who happens to be a global physician executive, leader in the pharmaceutical industry and certified high-performance coach Leon Rozen. We tested and reflected on various inspirational thought-provoking statements and observations to closely examine the different languages and meanings of leadership, competition, company culture, performance, and success. And Leon shared memorable, practical tips and real world stories you can use to guide yourself and the teams you hire in the meaning and momentum you create using communication and language to perform at the next level!
I was interviewed by Elizabeth Venafro at Sorcero, an innovative Natural Language Intelligence company focused on building next generation deep understanding of scientific literature to make smarter healthcare decisions. I spoke about my personal inspiration, lifelong focus on healthcare quality, involvement in the MAPS organization of global Medical Affairs professionals, current gaps in Medical Affairs, why I found partnering with Sorcero exciting, and how I see Medical Affairs evolve in the future.
This summer I sat down with one of the most outspoken and passionate guests I have ever hosted at Alloutcoach and recorded a truly "AllOut", candid and colorful conversation that will leave you with calls to action to use Data and Technology not only to Count but to truly Connect in Healthcare.
In this episode Warren J. Wexelman M.D., a cardiologist, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Maimonides Hospital, renowned global keynote speaker, and lecturer addresses the latest trends, statistics, and publications in 1) virtual healthcare & telehealth and 2) interactions of healthcare professionals with pharma, biotech, and medical device companies to provide hands-on, real world case studies and recommendations to improve healthcare quality, access to care, technology, and health equity.
Dear Friends, make sure to mark your calendars for October 20 @ 1 pm EST / 10 am PST to attend this upcoming Alloutcoach Podcast Live Event! I will be sitting down to speak with Tiffani Bova, a truly gifted innovator, chief growth evangelist at Salesforce, dynamic personality and speaker, author of the best-selling book "Growth IQ", and host of the Top Sales podcast called "What's Next". We will be discussing some of the latest approaches to business as well as healthcare consumer experiences today. Email me with questions you would like her to answer in advance. Make sure to join, invite your friends, and bring your questions and comments live!