Category: Events

Online Course on Medicines in Health Systems Working Toward Universal Health Coverage

June 3rd, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

The free, self-paced version of the online Course on Medicines in Health Systems Working Toward Universal Health Coverage is available at the World Bank Open Learning Campus (OLC).

For a description of the course and to enroll, please see here:

For the user guide to OLC self-paced courses, please see here:

Webinar on Essentials Medicines Lists

June 3rd, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Webinar – June 8, 2016 10-11am, Boston time

The national Essential Medicines List (EML) is an important policy document that often dictates what the public health sector will procure for use in the health system. This webinar highlights a new database, EML Search, which provides national stakeholders with information on whether 13 new and/or underutilized reproductive and maternal health commodities are included on their country’s Essential Medicines List (EML). Developed by the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) and the FCI Program of Management Sciences for Health, with the support of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, the database can be searched by country to determine which commodities are included in any country’s EML; the database can also be searched by commodity for a list of countries that include it. The webinar will showcase country level advocacy efforts to include a range of essential lifesaving commodities in the national EML.

Presenters and Topics

  • Why EMLs Are Important for Ensuring Access – Shafia Rashid, FCI Program, Management Sciences for Health
  • Demonstrating the EML Search database – Elizabeth Westley, ICEC
  • Malawi’s Advocacy to Update the EML – Maziko Matemba, Health & Rights Education Programme (HREP Malawi)
  • What’s Next? How EML Search can support advocacy – Sarah Rich, ICEC

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Overview of Career Paths in Clinical, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

May 16th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

If you are a MA-based student interested in attending this event, financial assistance is available through the Stay in MA program.  Please visit


Location:  MassBio Offices, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

Time:   5:30-8:00pm

Propel CareersMassBio, and the MassBioEd have joined together to organize a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This Futures in Life Science program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.  Attendance for this program is open to current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry. A few tickets are available for early career professionals (graduated in the last 5 yrs)

This event will provide an overview of career paths in the clinical research, medical affairs, and regulatory areas.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking
6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions and Overview

6:10pm-7:15pm – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers


Jayati R. Vaidya, Life Sciences Strategic Advisor, Slalom Consulting

Jay Russak, Halloran Consulting Group, Consultant II

Begona Ruiz Perez, Ph.D., Associate Director, Medical Writing, Biogen  

7:15pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

The Futures in Life Science (FILS) Seminar Series is a year-long event series, created in 2011 by Propel Careers, MassBio, and the MassBioEd, to promote the variety of career paths ranging from research and development to marketing and commercialization that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry for individuals with graduate degrees.  We believe that the career paths that exist in the Massachusetts Life Science Industry are numerous, exciting, and rewarding and that it is imperative that students considering these careers be well informed regarding the areas that their education and training are relevant. The individual seminars are scheduled to accommodate the academic school year with a focus on the technical or scientific expertise that is relevant to each area and the typical work environment associated with common roles.


FILS 2016 Series Event Schedule: (All events are held at the MassBio office in Kendall Sq from 5:30-8:00pm)

Wed Jan 27th 2016: Overview of Career Paths in Life Sciences Industry –

Tues Feb 23rd 2016: Overview of Consulting Career Paths in the Life Sciences Industry

Tues March 22nd 2016: Commercialization 1 (i.e. Marketing, Alliance Management, Business Development, Product Management) Career Paths

Tues April 26th 2016: Career Paths in Research and Development I: (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology / Toxicology, Intellectual Property)

Tues May 17th 2016: Career Paths in Clinical, Regulatory, and Medical Affairs

Tues Sept 27th 2016: Career Paths in Big Data

Tues Oct 25th 2016: Commercialization II (Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, and Market Access) Career Paths

Tues Nov 15th 2016: Career Paths in Research and Development II (Preclinical Research, Clinical Biomarker Development, Research Operations / Finance, Project Management)


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

MassBio Offices are located just a five minute walk from the Kendall Square subway stop on the MBTA Red Line. After exiting the T station, walk 3 blocks west on Main St. (away from the river) and Technology Square will be on your right.

Additionally, several MBTA buses service the area (CT2, 64, 68, 85) and the EZRide Shuttle runs between Kendall Square and North Station.

Parking is available in the Technology Square Garage, off of Portland Street or Tech Square Drive. MassBio does not validate parking.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Lauren Celano (lauren@propelcareers) with any questions

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, this can be arranged through the registration site. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Please save paper and do not print the ticket.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund or registration transfer is offered if you cannot make the event. 

When Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Add to Calendar Where MassBio – 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139 – View Map

Work in Progress: Evaluation of Novartis Access

May 9th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Come learn about Boston University researcher’s evaluation of Novartis Access, an initiative developed by the pharmaceutical company Novartis/Sandoz to increase access to medications for non-communicable diseases. Boston University researchers are conducting a rigorous evaluation to assess the impact of this program, which will first be rolled out in Kenya in 2016. Principal investigator Richard Laing will present on the evaluation at the World Health Assembly in May. Please come and give your feedback on this draft presentation.

May 16th, CT 386  12:00 -1:00

Join Dean’s Advisory Board Member Philip Reilly at MassBio on May 23

May 9th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Join us for a conversation with Phil Reilly, a doctor, lawyer, and venture partner at Third Rock Ventures. Dr. Reilly recently authored Orphan: The Quest to Save Children with Rare Genetic Disorders, about the struggle to save the lives of children who – because of an unlucky roll of the genetic dice – are born with any one of several thousand rare and debilitating genetic disorders. Orphan is more than a book about disease and research; it gives voice to thousands of people who, all too often, have endured terrible illnesses, bravely faced arduous clinical trials, and, sometimes, have gained victories. Dr. Reilly will share his experiences researching and writing the book—which features a number of Massachusetts companies, executives, and patients—and his view of the future of innovation and the industry.

Copies of Orphan will be available for purchase and for Dr. Reilly to sign. 

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Delivering Scientific Innovations to Critical Medical Needs hosted by the BU Alumni Association

April 19th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

The BU Alumni Association is hosting Delivering Scientific Innovations to Critical Medical Needs at the Marriott in Kendall Square on May 2nd.

This discussion features BU Distinguished Professor of Translational Research, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Medicine, Mark Grinstaff, as well as Dean of BU’s College of Arts and Sciences, Ann Cudd.

You can follow the link below to learn more about the program and register.

When: Monday, May 2, 2016
6:30PM | Networking Reception
7:00PM | Program
Where: Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142
Price: $20

HPM Concentrator Meeting Open to Pharm Students

April 19th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Dr. Arup Pramanik

Wednesday, April 20th – 5:00-5:50pm

School of Medicine room L-109 A/B/C

We are excited to welcome to our campus Dr. Arup Pramanik,  a motivated and resourceful business leader with significant market access, health economics outcomes research and pricing leadership. As the Patient Access and Advocacy Global Head of Baxalta, Dr. Pramanik leads a world class team of talented individuals across multiple regions and countries striving to challenge status quo, driving patient access solutions in diverse health care environments. He comes to us with 15 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical business environment, commercial R&D, medical affairs and strategy functions across multiple therapeutic franchises in both developed and emerging markets. We hope you will join us for this exciting event! Light snacks will be provided.


The Global Significance of Clinical Engineering in Health Care Delivery

April 11th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

The BU School of Education is hosting an event on “The Global Significance of Clinical Engineering in Health Care Delivery” featuring Adriana Velazquez Berumen of the World Health Organization (WHO) this Friday, April 15 from 12-1pm in SED room 130 located at 2 Silber Way, Boston, MA. Those interested in attending must contact Dr. Herbert Voigt at

Seminar – Antibiotic Prescription Patterns for Children with Fever in Zambia

April 11th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

Seminar opportunity – This week’s Pharmaceutical Policy Research Seminar (PPRS) will be streamed live on April 13 from 12-1pm from Crosstown room 305 for all students interested in attending. The topic is “Antibiotic Prescription Patterns for Children with Fever in Zambia” featuring BUSPH Professor David Hamer.

Free Negotiation Workshops for Women in the Boston Area

March 28th, 2016 in Events, News, Postings, and Announcements

FREE negotiation workshops for women are happening in the Boston area. This is an effort by Boston Mayor Walsh to close the Wage Gap. BUSPH alum Sandra Butler teaches Tuesday night April 12th! Sign up today!

Register for the Tuesday April 12, 6pm workshop at Young Ed Professional in Back Bay at