How to Maximize your FDA Advisory Committee Preparation Team Regardless of Size
July 27, 2015
One of the most common questions we get when preparing a company for an FDA Advisory Committee (ADCOM) meeting is “How many people do I need for my preparation team?” The answer may surprise you. While many companies think they need large teams to adequately prepare, having a team that is too large is often as problematic as having one that is too small. Understanding how to appropriately staff a project will alleviate concerns about smaller teams and will prevent possible overstaffing for larger teams.
Tips for Medical Science Liaisons: It’s Not Only About How Much You Know
July 20, 2015
With a barrage of medical breakthroughs for complex conditions like cancer and AIDS, more complicated molecules and mechanisms of action, and less time for healthcare professionals to stay up to date, the role of Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) has never been more important. As the liaison between a pharmaceutical company and healthcare professionals for a specific therapy, MSLs are on the front lines. And while every pharmaceutical company has its own guidelines and expectations, a priority of all MSLs is to ensure that physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals receive important, credible, and timely information.
How to Identify and Organize a Winning Team for Your FDA ADCOM Meeting
July 13, 2015
Companies often underestimate the time and effort it takes to prepare for an FDA Advisory Committee (ADCOM) meeting. Resources are precious, and preparing for an FDA ADCOM meeting can take a lot of time and effort. A client recently said to me, “I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself once the Advisory Committee meeting is over. I’m going to have so much free time!” And it’s true. FDA ADCOM preparation often becomes a full time job, especially in the last months leading up to the meeting. People become stretched, and the team can get stressed. That’s why it is critical to understand up front what the individual roles of an FDA ADCOM prep team are and the commitment that is involved for each role.
Top 10 Tips for Successful Meeting Planning
July 6, 2015
Even in the age of virtual meetings, there is nothing as valuable as old-fashioned face-to-face interaction. In fact, it is becoming even more important as teams spend less time with each other in person. But making sure your meeting or event goes off without a hitch and is productive and enjoyable takes experience and a significant amount of planning. After planning hundreds of meetings, 3D Communications has learned the necessary steps to executing a successful meeting. These steps range from making sure you understand the company’s goals for the meeting so you can give them the experience they’re envisioning – to preventing common pitfalls that can unravel all of your hard work.