May 29, 2014 (CHAPEL HILL, NC AND MIAMI, FL) Thought Leader Select, a research and consulting firm optimizing medical key opinion leader strategies for life sciences companies, has signed an annual sustaining sponsorship agreement with the Medical Science Liaison Society (MSL Society), a global organization aimed at supporting the MSL profession through education and networking opportunities.
The two organizations began working together in 2012, just after the formal launch of the MSL Society. Formed by a close-knit group of medical affairs executives from every corner of the globe, the MSL Society is the only 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated entirely to uplifting the MSL profession. Since its late-2012 launch, the organization has brought together thousands of medical affairs professionals worldwide through social media, newsletters, and global conferences in Philadelphia, Paris, and Boston.
The MSL Society recently launched two initiatives aimed at giving MSLs greater career development opportunities: 1) a global career center that includes MSL-related career articles and the only jobs board exclusively for MSL jobs and 2) the first MSL training program focused on experienced MSLs that includes both live and online learning opportunities.
Thought Leader Select, headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, provides research and consulting services to companies in the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics companies. These custom-tailored services support the necessary and critical industry outreach to and collaboration with key opinion leaders (KOLs), the health care professionals that advance treatment options and promote better public health at regional, national, and global levels.
As the MSL profession has grown over the last decade, Thought Leader Select’s work to support medical affairs professionals in their interactions with KOLs has grown concurrently. The company’s work supports commercial activities as well as medical science outreach for companies in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
“We are thrilled to announce that Thought Leader Select has stepped forward with a sustaining annual sponsorship of our growing organization,” stated Dr. Samuel Dyer, founder and Chairman of the MSL Society. “They’ve been with us from the very beginning, supporting all of our events and initiatives. Along the way, we’ve learned that they are a company with similar values to our own, and we are proud to call them a partner in our mission to support MSLs worldwide.”
“We appreciate the work of Dr. Dyer and all of the members of the MSL Society,” stated Paul Meade, founder and President of Thought Leader Select. “We continue our support of the MSL Society because we see passion and results. What the MSL Society team has achieved in the last few years is nothing short of incredible, and we want to be a part of helping Dr. Dyer build a sustainable center of resources for MSLs for generations to come.”
About the Medical Science Liaison Society
The Medical Science Liaison Society is the only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization exclusively dedicated to advancing the global MSL profession. The MSL Society provides multiple resources for those interested in the MSL role, as well as professional growth and development opportunities for current medical affairs managers and executives and individual MSLs.
Their services include live conferences featuring prominent speakers on relevant topics in global medical affairs, an online training portal for MSLs, a global career center, independent research, publications, educational materials, and industry-leading social media presence on LinkedIn to benefit MSLs worldwide.
About Thought Leader Select
Thought Leader Select is a Chapel Hill, NC-based private consulting firm serving the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics industries with strategies, in-house research, and a suite of engagement tools and support for collaborating with and reaching out to key opinion leaders and centers of excellence in medicine.
Thought Leader Select has supported companies as they develop effective treatments to promote better patient and public health across more than 18 therapeutic areas and 50 diseases and conditions. Thought Leader Select’s customized work strengthens medical marketing initiatives, medical affairs outreach, and payer marketing strategies to support market access, pricing, and reimbursement issues.
Dr. Samuel Dyer, Chairman
Thought Leader Select
Brian Castle, Director of Global Marketing and Client Relations