Testimonials From Business Acumen for MSLs

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 Pharma

Ine 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.


Johanna 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.


Manuela 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 Pasteur

Stefanie 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.


Liesbeth 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 Pharma

Bilal Khan, Medical Advisor - Belgium - December 2020 (live online course)
Attractive course for a junior MSL.


Rossella 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.


Gerardo 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.


Raminta 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!


Ingvild 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.


Chris 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.


Fanny Hergibo, Medical 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.


Nielsen 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 Healthcare

Mare 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.


Suzanne 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.


Valérie 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!


Veronique 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 Mar

Deborah Custers, Medical Science Liaison - Belgium - November 2019 (face-to-face course)
Great course for MSLs starting in this role. Ideal to share best practices.


Ingrid 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.


Ali 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 Sankyo

Ana Laura Matos, Medical Advisor Oncology - Denmark - October 2019 (face-to-face course)
Great course! Lots of practical tools for daily business improvement.


Martina 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 Sankyo

Vincent 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.


I. 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.


Laura Walrave, Medical Science Liaison - Belgium - May 2019 (face-to-face course)
Very valuable training, looking forward to sharing the knowledge with my colleagues.


Ursula 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 Berna

Danilo 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.


Joris 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.


Pleun 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!


Sofiane 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.


Leen 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.


Eleftherios 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 Pharma

Takaaki 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 Liverpool

Christopher 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 Pharma

Emily 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 Sankyo

Rainy 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.


Rebecca 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!


Ada 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!


Wineke Bakker, Medical Science Liaison - The Netherlands - November 2017 (face-to-face course)