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To provide a common platform in the UK to drive compliance value, credibility and sustainability of the Medical and Scientific Liaison (MSL) role.

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You are a field - based medical scientific professional working within the pharmaceutical industry in the UK or Ireland.

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"The MSLA is a truly independent, not-for-profit, professional body for field-based medical scientific colleagues working within the pharmaceutical industry in the UK or Ireland. We are not funded, supported or endorsed by any third party company."



2018 Annual MSLA  Conference

MSLA event will kick off with our Annual Conference on Thursday 22 March. As for the highly successful 2017 conference we will using the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, which as a UK central venue, proved excellent. Again like last year will have a FREE for delegates Networking Event preceding the conference on the Wednesday evening however, for 2018 we have included a FREE for delegates 2 hour interactive workshop around demonstrating the value of click here for more

2017 MSLA 'How To...' Statistics for MSLs

This educational workshop will show participants how to interpret results from randomised clinical trials and assume that participants will have a basic understanding of statistics.

Professor Allan Hackshaw will lead the training session.  He is Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics at University College London, and Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre, one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK. 

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2017 MSLA 'How To...' Aspiring MSL Workshop-2, 12th July Helen Kane, PIVOT MSL

Wednesday 12th July: A workshop for Aspiring MSLs who ARE CURRENTLY WORKING IN the Pharma / Biotech sectors and have an interest in becoming a MSL.

Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the role & value of the MSL / medical team within the organisation, promotional vs. non-promotional activities & metrics, compliant cross -functional working, impactful scientific engagement & development planning.

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 2017 MSLA 'How To...' Aspiring MSL Workshop-1, 11th July Helen Kane, PIVOT MSL

11th July Helen Kane, PIVOT MSL

A workshop for Aspiring MSLs who may currently be in academia or the NHS and who have NO EXPERIENCE of working in the Pharma / biotech sectors.

Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the purpose & structure of the Pharma / Biotech organisation, the role of the MSL: who they are, what they do & how they do it, knowledge, skills & expertise, CVs, interviews & assessment centres.

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 2017 - MSLA Annual Conference Report

On Thursday 18th March 2017, we hosted our Annual Conference at a new and improved venue of the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. You can see pictures from this event here.

The first thing to say is that this was a record breaking conference and for the first time was preceded by the MSLA Networking Event. The conference attracted a record number of delegates, 137 in total (excluding our expert panel of speakers), which was an incredible example of the growing strength and depth of MSLA awareness, Click here to continue

 2017 MSLA Annual Conference

The 2017 MSLA annual conference will be held on Thursday 16th March. The conference will follow after the annual genral meeting(AGM) which will commence at 9.00AM sharp. All MSLA member are encouraged to attend, click here for full details.

2016 MSLA Annual Conference MSL Code 'Hot topics' session additional materials

As MSLA members and especially for those of you that attended the 2016 MSLA Annual Conference in March, you will remember the MSL Code 'Hot Topics' session led by Dr Rina Newton. The audience feedback from the session was excellent. During the session Dr Newton promised to follow-up with additional points to consider for each of the 3 scenarios. 




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