Propel Careers

Oct 16 FILS Event: Career Paths in Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, Market Access 

October 5, 2012 
by Lauren Celano 

Are you a current graduate student (MBA, MPH, JD, Eng, Ph.D., MD etc,) or post doctoral fellow who is interested in learning how pharmaceuticals are reimbursed, what factors affect this assessment, and how companies determine pricing. Are you interested in the economics of pharmaceuticals and understanding how companies use assessments such as cost-minimization analysis, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis. Are you looking to learn more about patient advocacy and what people in these exciting and growing roles do. Are you interested in market access and understanding how companies evaluate and plan strategies to ensure patients all over the world have access to live saving therapeutics.

If the answer to the above is yes, then join us on October 16th 2012 for the 7th event in our 2012 Futures in Life Science Series which will cover information about and career paths in the areas of Reimbursement, Pharmacoeconomics, Patient Advocacy, and Market Access. We expect between 80 - 100 graduate students, postdocs and medical residents to attend to hear about career paths and exciting opportunities in this area of the life sciences sector. This event will be held at the MassBio Offices located at 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor in Cambridge, MA 02139 from 5:30-8:00pm. To register for the event, click here: Below are more details about this series and event.

Meeting Agenda: 5:30pm-6:00pm – Registration and Open Networking; 6:00pm-6:10pm – Introductions, and Overview; 6:10pm-7:30pm – Panel Discussion: Moderator: Rob Lowrance, Sr. Recruiter, Life Sciences, Collaborative Consulting. Panelists: Mike Walsh, Advocacy Development, Medimmune; Amy Winnen, Sr. Director, Managed Markets, Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Susan Garfield, DrPH, Vice President, Market Access, Healthcare, GfK Bridgehead; 7:30pm-8:00pm – Open Networking

More Details about the FILS Event Series are below:

Propel Careers, MassBio, 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.

Upcoming Events in the Series:

November 20th: Finance, Legal, Operations Career Paths -

About the Organizers

MassBio - MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services. To learn more, visit: .

MassBioEd - The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation, founded in 2001, is a non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through school programs, workforce training, and lifelong learning. MassBioEd is closely affiliated with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and helps the Council in fulfilling its goals to nurture the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pipeline in Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

Propel Careers - Propel Careers is a Boston based life sciences search and career development firm founded in 2009 to foster entrepreneurship and to cultivate leaders in the life sciences industry. Propel recognizes the importance of job creation and career development opportunities to the success of the industry as well as to next generation of industry leaders. The mission of Propel Careers is to make connections that fuel innovation, and we do this through placement, networking, coaching and mentorship. To learn more, visit


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