Welcome To The

The Professional Body for MSL's in the UK and Ireland

Medical Professional

For the field-based medical affairs professional, working within the pharmaceutical industry, in the UK or Ireland



Created by MSLs, for MSLs…

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

Setting Standards

Define and leverage standards of practice to ensure compliance with ABPI Code and other relevant regulatory frameworks

Our Mission

Building Credibility

Demonstrate and grow the value and credibility of the MSL role both within the industry and with external stakeholders

Creating a common platform

Establish a common platform across industry to share & drive best practice

Join Us

As a member you can enjoy the following privileges:

Be part of and help shape The MSLA, whose primary aim is to support, leverage and promote the role of medical science liaison


Free access to our MSL Webinar Programme

Exclusive discount to our Annual Conference


Opportunity to network with other MSLA members from across the industry to share ideas and seek advice


Access to our resource library

... and help shape an association whose primary aim is to support, leverage and promote the role of medical science liaison

  • Critical Appraisal Skills for MSLs
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Critical Appraisal Skills for MSL
    08 Jun, 13:00 – 14:00
    Critical Appraisal Skills for MSL
    Critical Appraisal Skills for MSLs. A basic critical appraisal overview brought to life with examples
  • MSLA Conference 2022 - Shining a spotlight on the evolving role of the MSL
    05 Oct, 10:00 – 17:00
    Hilton Birmingham Metrople, National Exhibition Centre, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP, UK
    The future direction of field based Medical Affairs - exploring the MSL role from the perspective of big and small Pharma
  • Statistics for MSLs with Prof Allan Hackshaw
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 13 Oct
    Statistics for MSLs w/ Prof Allan Hackshaw
    13 Oct, 13:00 – 14:00
    Statistics for MSLs w/ Prof Allan Hackshaw
    Prof Allan Hackshaw, Director of Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trial Centre returns to host another excellent Statistics workshop! Registration and the topic for the workshop will be confirmed nearer the time
Upcoming Events
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Social & Corporate Responsibility

As part of it’s Social & Corporate responsibility, The MSLA has decided to offer support to The Friends of the Orphanage of Hearts, Burundi. This support was originally agreed at the MSLA 2014 AGM and again at the MSLA 2015 AGM. The support is financial; currently a one-time single financial donation in any given year.  


Also, as part of the MSLA 2019 conference, we supported Ian Lee-Bennett’s chosen charity, Bamboozle Theatre Company, who create theatre experiences for disabled children. You can read more about this charity here.