INMAS 2018

2018 INMAS (Second Indian Medical Affairs Summit)

Date and Time: 10th March 2018 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Convener: Dr. Amit Dang
Supported by: ISPOR Mumbai, MedicinMan and IMPA
Venue: Meluha The Fern, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076
Theme: Preparing Next Generation Medical Affairs Personnel!
Most pharmaceutical companies have a rhythmic unison of three cross functional teams namely research / development, medical affairs and marketing.

While R & D defines the scientific direction and early stage development, medical affairs creates value and competitive advantage by engaging providers and managed care, and expanding development. It provides scientific support for late stage development and post market support for drugs and devices.

Medical Affairs functions in the pharmaceutical industry often lack defined goals, cross-functional communication, and measurable return on investment because of various reasons such as limited resources, personnel turnover, and a rigorous regulatory environment.

In such a scenario, several issues that should deal with Medical Affairs should be addressed such as:

  • Ensuring Medical Affairs directives come from top
  • Differentiating the function and showing value
  • Improving alignment and relationships internally
  • Increasing impact of Medical Science Liaisons and health outcomes
  • Avoiding compliance and regulatory crisis

Indian Medical Affairs Summit (INMAS) is first of its kind initiative that has been undertaken in India for the cause of Medical Affairs personnel to interact, learn, share new ideas, best practices, and case studies amongst this evolving community.

It holds the following key objectives:

  • To understand and learn the art of balancing science with marketing
  • To understand what it means to be a business manager first and then a medical advisor
  • To demonstrate the value of Medical Affairs to the business especially in external expert engagements
  • To understand that the future is Field Medical and External Medical Affairs
  • To get the understanding of changing dynamics in the regulatory scenario in India
  • To co-conceptualize brand plans with local clinical development projects and medical research to plug gaps and meet unmet medical needs of
    the market

This conference will be of interest to the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Specialty, Medical Device, CRO and Service Providers with responsibilities in:

  • Medical Advisors/ Medical Manager Services/ Medical Science Managers
  • Medical and Scientific Affairs/ Field Medical Affairs/ Clinical and regulatory operations
  • Medical Heads/ Directors/ Strategy
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Pharmaceutical Physicians
  • Clinical Research/ Marketing/ Sales/ Business/ R&D/ Commercial and Cluster Heads
  • Compliance and regulatory teams working in close association with medical and marketing colleagues
  • Post Graduate Students doing MD Pharmacology

INMAS Speakers: 2018


Topic Time Speaker and Designation
Welcome Address and Setting the Context 9:00-9:05 AM Ms. Dimple Dang – Cluster Head, MarksMan Healthcare Communications
The Evolving Role of Medical Affairs: Key Note Address 9:05-9:25 AM Dr. Aamir Shaikh – Founder, Assansa
Impact of Medical Affairs Pre-Commercial Support on Post-Launch Success 9:30-9:50 AM Dr. Bhavesh Kotak -Executive Vice President – Medical Affairs, GSK, India
Value of Medical Affairs to HEOR 10:00-10:20 AM Dr. Amit Dang, Founder and CEO, MarksMan Healthcare Communications
Networking Break: Duration 30 min
Co-conceptualizing the Integrated Brand/Customer Plan 11:00-11:20 AM Dr. Srirupa Das – Associate Director – Medical Affairs, Abbott
Medical Research – Better Than Market Research? 11:30-11:50 AM Dr. Rahul Rathod – Director – Medical Affairs, Mitra Biotech, Inc
Justifying the Value Proposition – Local Value Dossiers 12:00-12:20 PM Mr. Mahendra Rai – Head – R&D Commercial Solutions & RWI, IQVIA (QuintilesIMS)
Digital Medical Affairs 12:30-12:50 PM Dr. Dhara Shah – Medical Lead, Digital and Efficiency, Pfizer Ltd.
Lunch break: Duration 45 min
Building Trust Through Credibility (Panel Discussion) 1:45-2:30 PM Dr. Pratik Shah – Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant
Dr. Prashant Dongre – Medical Director, UCB India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Anil Kukreja – Medical Director, Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Prashant Desai – Director – Regulatory Affairs & Business Quality, Janssen India
Dr. Ganesh Kadhe – Associate Director – Medical & Scientific Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
Dr. Varsha Narayanan, DGM – Head Medico-marketing, Medical Services, Lupin Ltd.
The Evolution of Publication Strategies and Tactics Across the Product Life Cycle 2:40-3:00 PM Dr. Rishi Jain – Vice President, India and Emerging Markets, Wockhardt Ltd.
Networking Break: Duration 30 min
Medical Access Strategy 3:30-3:50 PM Dr. Anil Kukreja – Medical Director, Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The “Medical” Representative – Representing What Medical Stands for! 4:00-4:20 PM Mr. Anup Soans – Editor, MedicinMan
Summit Summary 4:30-4:50 PM Dr. Mubarak Naqvi – Senior Director – Medical & Regulatory Affairs at Sanofi India
Closing Remarks: 5:00 PM


On/before 5th Mar' 2018 After 5th Mar' 2018/SPOT Registration
CATEGORY Fee GST 18% Fee Total Fee GST 18% Fee Total
Students/Academia* 4000 720 4720 5000 900 5900
Industry Professionals 6000 1080 7080 7500 1350 8850
Service Providers 8000 1440 9440 10000 1800 11800
“Register in group & avail 15% discount. Group discounts available on minimum 5 registrations”
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Tel. No.:+91-9160467576

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