INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON DAY
International Medical Science Liaison Day, on March 27th, recognizes the vital role Medical Science Liaisons (MSL) play in the success of a company.
Since being first established by Upjohn Pharmaceuticals in 1967, MSLs have become increasingly more important to the success of the companies that employ them. According to the MSL Society website “Today, MSLs are scientific experts to internal colleagues at their companies, they help to ensure that the drug or product they support are utilized effectively by physicians, and serve as scientific peers and resources within the medical community.”
HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalMSLDay
There are multiple ways to celebrate International MSL Day by showing pride in our profession! Share The International MSL Day logo on social media. Share your story of how you became an MSL or why you love the MSL career. Or, take a photo where you are showing off your MSL pride! To learn more about how to get involved visit: https://www.themsls.org/international-msl-day/
Give a shout out to an MSL you know whose dedication to the job is outstanding by using #InternationalMSLDay to share on social media.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE LIAISON DAY HISTORY
In 2020, The Medical Science Liaison Society established International Medical Science Liaison Day to raise awareness of the importance of the MSL role at pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other companies that employ them, which ultimately improves patients’ lives.
Dr. Samuel Dyer, CEO of the MSL Society commented: “Establishing International Medical Science Liaison Day is a way to celebrate our profession, and demonstrate our commitment to the profession on a global scale. MSLs make important contributions in helping to advance science and medicine, which ultimately improves the quality of life for patients dealing with various diseases and conditions. Having an official day dedicated to MSLs is a unique way to recognize the profession, and raise awareness of the importance of the global MSL profession.”
Paul Q. Ward, National MSL Lead, AstraZeneca commented “I’m very excited to have March 27th mark the first-ever International MSL Day and have this day set aside to recognize MSLs around the world for the incredible work they do. MSLs play an important part of educating prescribers on the disease state, safety, efficacy and appropriate use of medications that ultimately lead to improvements in the care of patients. More and more, MSLs are being turned to for their scientific and clinical skills as a trusted source of information by health care providers. I am proud to be a part of the MSL Society and the work it does to grow, develop and recognize the contributions of MSLs around the world for all they do. Congratulations and thank you MSLs!”
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed International Medical Science Liaison Day to be observed on March 27th, annually.
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. Serving as a voice for the profession, the organization builds further awareness of the important contributions that MSLs make in advancing science, which ultimately improves the quality of life for patients dealing with various diseases and conditions. Additionally, The Medical Science Liaison Society provides numerous resources for those interested in the MSL career, as well as professional growth and development opportunities for current MSL Managers and individual MSLs.
The MSL Career has exploded in growth over the last several years, and the MSL has become vital to the success of pharmaceutical companies. As the MSL role continues to grow and evolve, The Medical Science Liaison Society will provide resources to members to increase their industry knowledge, connect them to the global MSL community, and give them the tools and resources they need to advance in their careers.
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