Personal Career Development

Thursday 30 May 2019 What can I do with my science degree? The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Thursday 30th May 2019
13:00 - 17:00


The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 0AE

 

This event is free to attend

Email to reserve your place now

What can I do with my science degree?

A guide to careers outside the lab in the pharmaceutical and healthcare agency sector.

 

A FREE half day meeting for science students and graduates.

 

The PM Society is pleased to be hosting a FREE event for science students and graduates who are interested in finding out more about careers in pharmaceutical marketing and healthcare communications. There are a set of jobs within this sector that are not widely understood by science students looking at options following graduation. We will highlight a variety of roles available that combine science with creativity and innovation while also helping people living with disease.

Speakers from pharmaceutical companies and a variety of healthcare communications agencies will discuss how excellent communications strategies and programmes help new medicines reach the patients that need them. They will explain the different roles involved whether in a pharma company or a supporting agency and how to get into one of these careers.

The event is free but you will need to complete a registration form and will receive reminders as the event approaches. You will need to reconfirm your intention to attend in the week prior to the event as we will release places to those on the waiting list if you are no longer able to attend.

Agenda
Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. There will be a waiting list.
12.30pm

Registration and Networking

1.20pm

Opening remarks from the Chair
Rachel Farrow, Director, PM Society

1.30pm

The changing world of drug development
Lynne Hughes, Vice President & Head of Medical Strategy CNS Project Leadership, IQVIA

What you will learn: Lynne Hughes discusses the drug development process and how it is changing, the rise of science–led novel therapies, new hope in neurology and why working in the industry is so rewarding.

1.55pm

Why I love being in pharmaceutical Sales & Marketing and how I got here
James Holah, Director, JRH Pharma Services

What you will learn: James Holah talks about how he started his career, what it’s like to work in pharmaceutical sales and marketing and some of the highlights of his career in helping bring new products to patients that need them.

2.20pm

Panel Q&A session
Lynne Hughes, Vice President & Head of Medical Strategy CNS Project Leadership, IQVIA
James Holah, Director, JRH Pharma Services
Lindsay Burbridge, Owner & Director, Impetus Pharma Ltd
Reena Rajdev, Senior Marketing Manager – Oncology, Takeda UK

You will have a chance to ask questions of individuals working within the industry to find out more about their careers in pharmaceutical sales and marketing as well as the wider drug development and commercialisation industry.

2.40pm

Coffee break and networking

Take 20 minutes and be sure to visit the companies exhibiting next to the coffee and tea stations.

3pm

How technology is changing healthcare
James Harper, Founder, twentyeightb ltd

What you will learn: James Harper talks about what the big 4 technology companies are doing in healthcare, how the NHS is going to be utilising new technologies to improve its services and where technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual reality are being used in healthcare in the UK. James will also be looking at technologies in Pharma sales & marketing and the impact they are having on traditional in house and agency roles.

3.25pm

Two digital health solutions
Case Study 1: Wayne Page, precisioneffect
Case Study 2: Chloe Partikas and Emma Curley, Ogilvy

What you will learn: Two agencies will present different projects they have worked on covering where the idea came from, how the pharmaceutical companies partnered with their agencies to develop the projects, what was involved as well as the data that proves these projects have made a difference.

3.55pm

Coffee break and networking

Take 15 minutes and be sure to visit the companies exhibiting next to the coffee and tea stations.

4.10pm

A 360 degree view of the healthcare agency landscape
Steeve Lamontagne, Director, Account Management Skills

What you will learn:
What you will learn: Steeve Lamontagne talks about the different types of healthcare agencies that support the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. What is the career path within an agency and how should you approach applying?

4.35pm

A day in a life of an Agency Account Manager
Rob Mackichan, Senior Account Manager, emotive

What you will learn: Rob Mackichan will talk about what it’s like to be in this role, what he does day to day, some key highlights from his time as an account manager and why it’s such an exciting career.

4.55pm

Navigating Graduate Applications
Daniel Laghaney, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, OPEN Health

What you will learn: Daniel Laghaney will give some useful tips when applying for graduate schemes or roles within the industry.

5.15pm

Panel Q&A on roles within agencies
Steeve Lamontagne, Director, Account Management Skills
Rob Mackichan, Senior Account Manager, emotive
Daniel Laghaney, Global Talent Acquisition Manager, OPEN Health
Rosie Humphreys, Account Director, Radical Departures
Ann Gillat, Medical Writer, emotive

You will have a chance to ask questions of a panel of people working in healthcare agencies. They will be able to tell you more about the different roles available, from medical writing to client services and how to get into an agency role.

5.30pm

Closing remarks
Nibbles and Networking

7pm

Event close

 

Email to reserve your place now