Become a MAPS Chapter Lead! Advance the Medical Affairs Profession in Your Region - Canada
MAPS’ vision is to transform the Medical Affairs profession globally to increase its value to patients, healthcare professionals, and other decision makers. We’ve made great progress since our formation in 2016, with over 4,000 members from 200+ companies globally joining together to promote excellence across all Medical Affairs functions and experience levels.
We are now pleased to launch a new initiative to provide even greater connectivity for the Medical Affairs Community, with the formation of MAPS Chapters. The Chapters are an extension of the MAPS Community, with no additional membership fee, aimed at better understanding the needs of members (e.g. professional development and educational needs), and providing more opportunities for members to actively participate and engage with one another in mentorship, learning and development, networking, and other activities.
Apply today to become a MAPS Chapter Lead!
The Chapter Lead is: A recognized Industry leader with significant years of direct Medical Affairs leadership experience at life sciences companies, with responsibilities for the country/region, and currently physically based in the country of the Chapter assignment.
A Chapter Lead may also select a Co-Lead (either from industry or a solution provider) to support planning and execution of activities.
Estimated time commitment for Chapter Lead participation: between 2-3 hours per month, including preparation time, participation in Chapter conference calls, participation in quarterly Region Leadership Committee calls with other Chapter Leads, and participation in local activities (face-to-face or virtual)
Responsibilities: Ensure alignment, integration, and implementation of the MAPS strategic plan and Membership Committee remit within the country/region of the Chapter, including, but not limited to:
Organize local networking meet-ups to attract new members and engage existing members
Convene Chapter educational sessions/symposia as appropriate
Participate in quarterly Region Leadership Committee calls with other MAPS Chapter Leads
Engage with members on the Community portal (e.g. in local language, about local/regional issues, etc.)
“Localize” existing Webinars or develop new Webinars that discuss local/regional issues in more detail than MAPS Global Webinars, if needed
Identify existing content that should be translated into local language, if applicable
Co-Lead Position also available
All activities will be supported by the MAPS home office / Operations team.
Recommended to have at least 4 years of direct Medical Affairs practice in pharmaceutical, life sciences or MedTech companies, and ideally will have responsibilities for the country/region, and currently physically based in the country of the Chapter assignment
If an Independent Consultant or solution provider, have significant leadership role and career in biopharma prior to going independent/joining solution provider company; ex-pharm exec; minimum 5 years senior role or VP in industry
Be a current MAPS member in good standing
Serve a one-year term from appointment, with the option of renewal, at the discretion of the MAPS Region President
Proactively engage potential future MAPS members and volunteers to ensure a sustainable membership base in the country/region
As with all other MAPS committees or volunteer groups, Chapter Leads/Co-Leads are volunteers and are not compensated for their time. They should be active ambassadors for the society by posting/sharing regularly on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and should be ambassadors at their companies, raising awareness about the society to their colleagues and encouraging participation in society and Chapter initiatives.
Applicants can reside in any country within the region.
Internal Number: Canada
About Medical Affairs Professional Society - MAPS
MEDICAL AFFAIRS PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY
MAPS is the premier non-profit global Medical Affairs organization FOR Medical Affairs professionals BY Medical Affairs professionals across all different levels of experience/specialty to engage, empower and educate. Together with nearly 4,000 Medical Affairs members from over 200 companies globally, MAPS is transforming the Medical Affairs profession to increase its value to patients, HCPs and other decision makers.