Testimonials From Business Acumen for MSLs
I got some very valuable information, tips and hints of the MSL role from attending this course. It really increased my confidence as a new MSL. I feel a lot more comfortable to enter the field after these two days compared to before. Many thanks!
IndiviorHeidi Holmström Larm, Medical Science Liaison - Sweden - December 2022 (live online course)
I received a lot of practical tips and insights relevant to my job role from Maaike during the course and also learned a lot from discussions with the other people who attended. It really was a great course, thanks a lot!
JanssenMelissa Lo Monaco, Medical Science Liaison Dermatology - Belgium - December 2022 (live online course)
So many actions and thoughts have fallen into place after following this course. I'm super happy with all the strategy and structures that Maaike has discussed and I can't wait to put them into practice as I feel they will make my work more efficient and impactful. Next to that, it was so great to meet up and discuss with MSLs from other companies and therapeutic fields!
Boehringer IngelheimXanthe van Dierendonck, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - December 2022 (live online course)
This course has given me a lot of new ideas and useful tools to optimise my daily work as an MSL.
LundbeckChristel Baert, Medical Science Liaison - Belgium - December 2022 (live online course)
Excellent course for anyone working in medical affairs regardless of experience. Maaike has in-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects covering the role and a friendly approach to presenting which all made for lots of fruitful discussions. Also, the opportunity to hear other MSL colleagues' experiences and feedback was very valuable for me. Thank you!
IndiviorOlof Landelius Torper, Medical Advisor - Sweden - December 2022 (live online course)
The course helped me a lot in understanding my role and which tools to use to best achieve our medical goals. It offers the chance to discuss challenges and opportunities with an expert speaker as well as with colleagues from all over the world.
SanofiAnne Seifert, Medical Scientific Liaison Neurology - Germany - September 2022 (live online course)
I can strongly recommend this course to everybody who wants to understand what the MSL role entails – both from a macro perspective as well as in-depth understanding of the responsibilities and daily tasks. Maaike is a super competent lecturer who brings top-level information and knows how to engage the audience, even in an online environment. After the course, I am feeling confident about my own responsibilities, as well as my role in the organisation. In addition, I enjoyed the discussions with colleagues from other companies and all my compliments to CELforPharma for being super professional in the registration and coordination process.
Abacus MedicineMads Ødum, Medical Advisor - Denmark - September 2022 (live online course)
This course was very informative. The instructor is very clear, structured, to the point, and answered all questions effectively. The organisers were also very helpful and quick to provide information and respond to any queries. I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues, and I am looking forward to signing up to other courses with CELforPharma.
GileadLina Mostafa, Senior Therapeutic Specialist - United Arab Emirates - September 2022 (live online course)
I really appreciate Business Acumen for MSLs and I would like to compliment Dr Maaike Addicks for the terrific presentations over this 2-day course: she is a very effective speaker and educator by any measure. Thank you very much to CELforPharma and all the participants for the fruitful discussions.
ChiesiLivia Tomasso, Medical Advisor Rare Diseases, EU & Emerging Markets - Italy - September 2022 (live online course)
Highly professional, top-class course for personal growth and development early in the MSL role! I give my warmest recommendations for this excellent course lectured and supervised by the experienced Dr Maaike Addicks. Compliments also to the administrative team at CELforPharma, who are outstandingly professional through the whole journey. It’s a WOW experience!Roosi Verendel Nyberg, Medical Scientific Liaison - Sweden - September 2022 (live online course)
This course is very relevant for people who have been in the MSL role for a short time. It helps to better understand the position, gives you tips on KOL management and the organisation of events. I enjoyed being able to see other points of view.
HRA Pharma Rare DiseasesAnna Sole Ferre, Medical Scientific Liaison France & Benelux - France - March 2022 (live online course)
Very useful information, in a very well-structured presentation from a real experienced professional in this Medical Affairs domain.
AbbVieCristina Ungureanu, Field Medical Advisor South East Europe - Romania - March 2022 (live online course)
This live online course was really practical. The trainer Maaike Addicks gave us a lot of tools to improve our daily activity. I will treasure every advice!
ItalfarmacoStefania De Marco, Medical Science Liaison - Italy - March 2022 (live online course)
This course gave me a lot of insights on the MSL role, and which tools can be used to have most impact.
JanssenAlice Muggen, Medical Scientific Liaison - Hematology - The Netherlands - November 2021 (live online course)
I highly recommend this course for all medical teams working in the pharma industry. 13 years ago it already would have helped me and even now in a leading position, the course gives me some guidelines on how to better support our medical teams from the regional perspective. Thanks a lot for the very valuable 2 days training.
Berlin-Chemie International DivisionMonica Martinez, Scientific Service Manager and MSL Coordinator - Germany - November 2021 (live online course)
With this course you can start using things you learn from Maaike right away in your everyday life. It was valuable for me to speak with an experienced expert and also with other people in my field who have the same challenges and get some tips on how to manage KOLs and different MAF tactics. I would definitely recommend this course to someone who is starting off as a field based medical employee. 10/10!
JanssenAlja Mezgec, Medical Lead - Slovenia - November 2021 (live online course)
Great course with high quality content, a lot of practical tips and very to-the-point topics. There was very good interaction and learning from the other participants. Top marks to Maaike for her expertise and top marks to CELforPharma for their excellent service before and during the course.
JanssenMichiel Vanmeert, Medical Science Liaison Pulmonary Hypertension BeLux - Belgium - November 2021 (live online course)
I would recommend this course for all MSLs to attend at least once as it gives a nice summary of the basics that you can fall back on later in your job role. Maaike left plenty of room for questions and discussions. The group consisted of multiple companies and career roles with multiple ways of thinking, which was nice as we got to learn from each other as well as the trainer.
Janssen-CilagBob Sukel, Medical Science Liaison Oncology - The Netherlands - October 2021 (live online course)
I really enjoyed this training, thank you CELforPharma. It had a great mix of theory, tips and tools for planning. I now understand better how to measure the impact of an MSL. Not only did I get some great ideas from the trainer Maaike but also from the other participants during some really nice interactions and group exercises.
MedelaBirgit Müller, Global Medical Affairs Manager - Switzerland - October 2021 (live online course)
If you want to know how to get more out of your MSL job role, this course is for you. Very useful information and a complete overview of where you can make the difference as MSL in your company. Thank you Maaike and CELforPharma for this great training.
LundbeckKathleen Mafranckx, Medical Science Liaison Manager - Belgium - October 2021 (live online course)
As a recent graduate and new MSL, this training was an absolute must. The chosen topics were very relevant to my daily practice. The personal experiences and examples, but also the offered templates and other learning materials were very useful tools to get started. After this training, I feel much more confident to improve and expand my MSL activities myself and I am very motivated to work with the acquired knowledge and insights.
AREGA PharmaIne Peetroons, Medical Advisor - Belgium - June 2021 (live online course)
I liked Maaike’s stepwise approach to this course and found it very practical. We were given lots of useful tools to become a more strategic MSL. I enjoyed the nice discussion and interaction with the group. Thanks Maaike, thanks CELforPharma.
LundbeckJohanna Zeevat, MSL - The Netherlands - June 2021 (live online course)
The course gives a very good overview of the activities of an MSL and their impact on the company and physicians. It is especially suitable for MSLs with little experience.
NovartisManuela Felder, MSc, MSL - Switzerland - June 2021 (live online course)
This course was a good chance to get a clear overview on all aspects of being an MSL and how to improve your daily work and increase success. The discussions within the group were great and very helpful. Maaike did a wonderful job at presenting the course and the CELforPharma coordinator did an excellent job at supporting Maaike and the group, thanks to you both!
Sanofi PasteurStefanie Lang, Medical Scientific Liaison Vaccines - Germany - June 2021 (live online course)
Very relevant content for a (starting) MSL. It was very complete and very interactive. Nice overview of the work field of an MSL. Maaike has a lot of experience in the medical field and she can explain and reflect very well.
AmgenLiesbeth Janssen, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - December 2020 (live online course)
Almost a year ago, I decided to make a career switch into the medical advisor-MSL role. As a recent medical advisor this course really helped me understand the medical affairs world better and also helped me in building new networks with KOLs and how to implement and improve the medical plan. I really recommend this course to all the people who are new to the medical advisor/MSL role or who want to make a career switch to this role.
AREGA PharmaBilal Khan, Medical Advisor - Belgium - December 2020 (live online course)
Attractive course for a junior MSL.
AlmirallRossella Brusa, Medical Advisor and MSL Manager - Italy - December 2020 (live online course)
I think this course has to be taken by every MSL. Here you learn the functions of the MSL and how to carry them out.
ChiesiGerardo Flores Ramírez, Medical Science Liaison - Mexico - October 2020 (live online course)
Great course with important and compact information. Very good expert, and the interaction with the other participants was really useful.
ServierRaminta Januskaitiene, Medical Scientific Leader - Lithuania - October 2020 (live online course)
I highly recommend this course. It provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the role of the MSL/MA in pharma companies. Excellent presenter and very well organised!
ChiesiIngvild Bjellmo Johnsen, Medical Advisor - Norway - October 2020 (live online course)
Maaike has a wealth of knowledge around Medical Affairs, I would recommend this course to those who are new to the MSL role as well as those who want to understand how they can provide added value as an MSL and manage their role much more effectively. The course provides lots of practical tips and resources that can be used.
UCBChris McCabe, Medical Science Liaison - United Kingdom - September 2020 (live online course)
Excellent interactive course with interesting discussions and useful advice integrated to a strong theoretical background. Maaike was flexible and adaptable in providing extra information following our questions. I would definitely apply some advice to my daily work. I feel this course is of added value when already having a small experience in the field.
TevaMedical Science Liaison - Belgium - September 2020 (live online course)
Having the opportunity to learn from Maaike was excellent. One could notice from the beginning how experienced she is. Maaike can convey messages in a very clear and enjoyable way. For me it was very useful to attend the course. Now I feel empowered and inspired to put what I learned into practice within my company. For MSLs new to the role, this course is definitively a must, but also for those with a bit more experience there is something for sure to take home and improve your practices.
BiotestNielsen Lagumersindez Denis, Medical Science Liaison Manager - Germany - September 2020 (live online course)
Really happy with the type and level of information. The online side of the course worked well, which is also good to experience. It also works well for discussions with peers and the information/tips & tricks from them, thanks to the extra exercises like the polling, break-out rooms and a white board option.
Truvion HealthcareMare Phillips - de Graaf, Scientific Medical Manager - The Netherlands - July 2020 (live online course)
Excellent course, very educational and enjoyable, I thoroughly recommend this course for MSLs/medical affairs professionals.
GalenSuzanne McFarlane, Medical Science Liaison Manager - United Kingdom - July 2020 (live online course)
Very professional and very enriching training due to the experience of the trainer and the exchanges with my peers.
ServierValérie Van Der Linden, Medical Advisor Oncology - Belgium - July 2020 (live online course)
Two aspects of this MSL Business Acumen course were much appreciated: 1) I stopped the rat race and could reflect on my MSL role and activities 2) I saw and used new tools to enhance my MSL effectiveness. The topics, course and materials were well-presented and useful for my daily practice. Thanks!
AdrONalineVeronique Le Ray, Medical Science Liaison Consultant - Belgium - July 2020 (live online course)
Very detailed course about all aspects of the MSL profile. The course provided a lot of tips & tricks that I can use in my daily activities.
Pharma MarDeborah Custers, Medical Science Liaison - Belgium - November 2019 (face-to-face course)
Great course for MSLs starting in this role. Ideal to share best practices.
PfizerIngrid Van Steenberge, Medical Scientific Relations Manager - Belgium - November 2019 (face-to-face course)
This course is really suitable for anyone interested in becoming an MSL. It breaks down the MSL role in the broadest sense possible.
JanssenAli Amghar, Pharmaceutical Quality Officer Junior - The Netherlands - October 2019 (face-to-face course)
This was my first and I am sure not the last course I want to do with you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and all your patience.
Daiichi SankyoAna Laura Matos, Medical Advisor Oncology - Denmark - October 2019 (face-to-face course)
Great course! Lots of practical tools for daily business improvement.
EisaiMartina Heidemann, Medical Science Liaison - Switzerland - October 2019 (face-to-face course)
The course helped me to better understand the role and the relevance of the MSL, and to improve my personal skills for my daily work.
Daiichi SankyoVincent Tchang, Medical Science Liaison - Switzerland - October 2019 (face-to-face course)
Very interactive course on the diverse role of MSLs with an excellent trainer, 2 days well spent.
BiogenI. Verlinden, Sr. Medical Liaison Manager - Belgium - May 2019 (face-to-face course)
Fantastic course! You get many practical tips and tricks for MSLs. The module on how the MSL can add value was very inspiring. New ideas came up. Thanks.
MylanLaura Walrave, Medical Science Liaison - Belgium - May 2019 (face-to-face course)
Very valuable training, looking forward to sharing the knowledge with my colleagues.
LillyUrsula Collins, Medical Information Scientist and Project Specialist - Ireland - May 2019 (face-to-face course)
The course was well organised, and it allowed inexperienced people to discover the world of MSLs. I believe this course could be useful for experienced MSLs too (as a refresher).
PaxVax BernaDanilo Presotto, Medical Communication Specialist - Switzerland - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
Great course for a beginner MSL! Perfect to learn more about the MSL position and what options/actions we can take to do our job. Interactions and discussion very much appreciated.
ChiesiJoris Trommelen, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
A training that gives you more insights in the function/role of the MSL.
ALKPleun van der Plank, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
I would like to thank the expert. She was very good and spoke fluent, clear English. We learned a lot during the two days!
FerringSofiane Baghou, Medical Manager for Maghreb Region (Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco) - Algeria - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
Great course on the role of the MSL with a lot of useful tips and tricks, even for the more experienced MSL.
ChiesiLeen de Jong, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - December 2018 (face-to-face course)
It is a very useful training which organises the MSL role today in an exceptional manner. Maaike Addicks has deep knowledge of the role, both in theory and in a practical manner. The whole course was very well organized.
AstellasEleftherios Siasakos, Medical Science Liaison - Greece - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
This training was really well organised. All attendees can actively join every session and share their opinion positively. Also, this is a good opportunity to make a new network in the MSL field, which was really important for me. Thank you, Maaike and Sarah, for your organisation.
ONO PharmaTakaaki Nakamura, Clinical Science Manager - United Kingdom - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
As someone looking to get into the MSL field, this course gives an excellent overview of the role, practical methods and effective tactics. This information is hard to find elsewhere and I feel I now have a much more complete knowledge of the MSL role.
University of LiverpoolChristopher Clarke, Postdoctoral Research Associate - United Kingdom - June 2018 (face-to-face course)
Really well-organized training. Interesting topics, useful with a nice audience. Nice to share different points of view. I leave the training knowing precisely what is my function!
LEO PharmaEmily Triffaux, Medical Science Liaison Thrombosis Benelux - Belgium - November 2017 (face-to-face course)
An excellent course, informative & engaging! It was also a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge, and to network.
Daiichi SankyoRainy Marsh, Medical Science Liaison - United Kingdom - November 2017 (face-to-face course)
Anyone starting their career in medical affairs or MSLs should come to this course! It will provide you with an in-depth understanding of ways of working in the commercial sector and how to be effective and show your added value to your company.
AbbottRebecca Stevenson, Medical Director - United Kingdom - November 2017 (face-to-face course)
As Charles Darwin said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Thank you for keeping us alive in the ever-changing environment of the pharma industry!
MedisAda Adela Ostovic, Medical Science Liaison - Croatia - November 2017 (face-to-face course)
As a starting MSL, new in medical affairs, this course was highly valuable for me: the background on medical affairs, the role as MSL, interactions with internal and external stakeholders, as well as the interaction with the attendees on the course. I can highly recommend this course!