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International MSL Day - March 27


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 MSL Day Logo-Background_300x250 - BlueIn 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.

National Joe Day - March 27


National Joe Day on March 27th encourages everyone to enjoy a cup of joe with all your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, and Josephine. While you’re at it, don’t forget Joette, Jody, Johanna, Jodie or any other variant of the name Joe. If you didn’t know it, quite a few nicknames can be created from this one name. 

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Joseph was ranked No. 6 from 1893 to 1899 behind John, William, James, George, and Charles.  In 1910, it moved to No. 5.  From 1911 to 2005 it was ranked No. 12 or lower. Famous Joes, Jos and Jo Anns populate the world. They fill many roles, too. So their name does not define them. Just check out the variety of hats they wear!

Famous Joes:
  • American football player and coach – Joe Montana 
  • Politician – Jo Ann Emerson
  • Comedian, musician, and actor – Joe Pesci 
  • Politician and lawyer – Joe Biden 
  • Musician, singer, dancer -Josephine Baker
  • Theatrical producer, entrepreneur, film producer – Joseph Gordon
  • American football player – Joe Namath 
  • Opera singer – Dame Josephine Barstow
  • Formula one endurance driver – Jo Gartner
  • Politician, soldier – Joseph Stalin 
  • Songwriter, musician, singer – Joey Ramone 
  • Journalist – Jo Coburn
  • Baseball player – Shoeless Joe Jackson
  • Olympic medalist, swimmer – Josephine McKim
  • American football player – Joe Green
  • Actress – Jodie Foster
  • Musician – Joe Jonas
  • Businesswoman, politician – Jo Ann Davis
  • Baseball player, actor – Joe DiMaggio
  • Author – Josephine Cox
  • Musician – Joe Cocker
  • Boxer – Joe Frazier
  • Athlete, sprinter – Joanne Cuddihy
  • Baseball player – Joe Mauer
  • Journalist, author – Josephine Lawrence
  • Press Secretary – Jody Powell
  • Musician – Joe Walsh

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalJoeDay

During our research, we found this day has a few different versions as to how it is celebrated.

1.  Honor all people with the name “Joe.”
2.  For the day, change your name to a name of your choice.
3.  Everyone changes their name to a version of “Joe” or “Jo” of your choice. 

Another way to celebrate the day is by telling familiar stories about friends and family named Joe. We all know someone from our past or present who have made our lives just a little bit better just by being the Joe or Jo that they are.

Use #NationalJoeDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this day. In the meantime, you can call us Joe, and we’ll call you Joe, too. It’s a great way to create confusion while avoiding it.



National Scribble Day on March 27 inspires children to kindness through art.

Each of us starts out as a little colorful, wrinkled up human being with eyes, nose and sometimes a shock of hair. Our personality develops as we go. We’re a bit like a scribble.

Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Somehow a personality leaps onto the page and with it, encouragement for children to grow and express themselves. The positive result looking back at them spreads a surge of joy that is infectious.

That’s what’s so wonderful about scribbles – anyone can make them no matter their ability. This means everyone from Grandpa to the smallest family member can join in the day.  Gather up the crayons in every color and scribble up smiles for everyone!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScribbleDay

Scribble with a child on National Scribble Day.  Whether it laughs, dances or grins, it doesn’t really matter. The child can laugh, dance and grin, too!  Educators, visit new.dianealber.com/scribbleday/ for resources and to sign up for stickers.

Families, you can participate at home by bringing out the crayons and art supplies. Let the kids of all ages get creative with their scribbles. Art is an excellent way to relieve anxiety and there are no lines to stay between here! Here are some fun ways to enjoy creating scribbles:

  • Challenge your household to scribble sudsy scribbles – you know, ones that use the right amount of soap when they wash their hands.
  • Have fun naming your scribbles.
  • Turn your final scribbles into a game of who’s who. For example, whose scribble looks most like Mick Jagger or Marilyn Monroe?

Educators, also visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects and ways to celebrate the day with your students.

Use #NationalScribbleDay to share your scribbles on social media.


Diane Alber, author of I’m NOT Just a Scribble, founded National Scribble Day in 2019 to share a message of kindness and acceptance and to encourage children to create art no matter their ability. Every artist started with a scribble!

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Scribble Day to be observed annually on March 27th.

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    March 27th is the annual observance of National Spanish Paella Day.  A rice dish from Spain, paella has become very popular and is known around the world.  It originated in its modern form in the mid-19th century in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.

    At lunchtime, workers in the fields would make the rice dish in a flat pan over a fire. They mixed in whatever they could find – such as rabbits, snails, and vegetables. Later, for special occasions, chicken was added. Paella has spread to every region of Spain, as well as worldwide, using almost any type of ingredient that goes well with rice.

    There are many versions of recipes of paella.  Key ingredients are saffron and olive oil. Saffron is an essential spice that also turns the rice a beautiful golden color.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #SpanishPaellaDay

    Master this Spanish rice dish and share it with family and friends. We’ve provided a few versions for you to try, too!

    Vegetarian Paella
    Classic Seafood Paella
    Easy Paella

    Use #SpanishPaellaDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday.

On Deck for March 28, 2020

Recipe of the Day

Name: Walking Taco

Total Prep: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 6
Walking Taco







1 can of Frito Lay bean dip
1 to 1/12 cup of sour cream
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
2 avocados
2-3 Tbsp. chopped onions
2-3 Tbsp. chopped tomatoes
1 jalapeno
Red pepper flakes (2 or 3 shakes from the bottle).
1 to 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend).
1 small can of sliced black olives.

Inspiration: Trisha Heitkamp


Take one can of the SPICY Frito Lay bean dip, spread onto a plate, in a circle shape, this will be the bottom layer of the dip.
Then take about 1 cup to 1 ½ cup of sour cream and mix in a 1/2 of a package of taco seasoning, I like to use the spicy taco seasoning packet, but if I don’t have any on hand, the regular taco seasoning is fine, too. Layer this on top of the bean dip.
Take one or two avocados to make the guacamole.

**To make the guacamole take 2 avocados and scoop them out onto a plate (Easier to smash them), cut a lime in half and squeeze some lime juice over the avocados (this helps to keep it from browning, too). Add salt, pepper to taste, and the dashes of red pepper flakes. Add some of the chopped onions, jalapeno and tomatoes to the mixture.

Spread the guacamole mixture on top of the sour cream mixture and cover this with saran wrap, it is best to press the saran wrap flat onto the guacamole; this helps to prevent it from getting brown (the air will make it brown). Place this in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld and set up.

When ready to serve the dip, add the remaining onions and tomatoes on top of the guacamole (I like lots of tomatoes, so add whatever amount you like). Then add the shredded cheese, black olives and remaining jalapenos on top of the cheese. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!!

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