Biopartnering Seminar Series - Transitioning to Industry: Medical Affairs. An Emerging Area, and the role of a Medical Science Liaison

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 6:30pm.
Room 120, Instructional Building.

Guest Speaker: Ronan Rogers, Medical Science Liaison, Biogen

Transitioning to Industry: Medical Affairs. An Emerging Area, and the role of a Medical Science Liaison

Making the next steps to join industry can be challenging, overwhelming, and frustrating. In this lecture, the path that was taken to get there and the difficulties that were encountered will be discussed, as well as best practices. Transitioning to the Medical Affairs department was a primary goal of the speaker and with that came its own challenges, specifically, within many organizations this is a relatively new area and as such is continuing to define itself. In this presentation we will look at the current state of this department and specifically the role of a Medical Science Liaison and its importance to enhancing the medical dialog and between pharma, physicians, academia and patients.

About the Speaker: Ronan Rogers completed his undergraduate degree, Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. He continued his academic career by completing his Master of Science at the University of Waterloo, and his PhD at the University of Toronto in the department of Medical Science. Following his graduation, he began his career as a project coordinator at Therapure Biopharma, located in Mississauga, ON. Moving into a Project Manager and eventually a Manager position, Ronan led a team of researchers in the monoclonal antibody program focused on the development of novel drugs for Chemotherapy Induced Anemia and Liver Cancer. In 2015, Ronan  joined Biogen as a Medical Science Liaison, supporting their Neurology program, primarily supporting the area of Multiple Sclerosis.

These and related questions will be explored. All welcome! Light refreshments served at 6:00pm.

This seminar is part of the Biopartnering Seminar Series, offered by the Master of Biotechnology Program.