The MSL serves to advance science and standards of care for patients, healthcare providers and payers, and ensure they can access all the practical and clinically relevant information and solutions they need to use AbbVie's products efficiently and safely. Collectively, as members of GMA, they work to make a remarkableimpact on patient care around the world.
Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs)(see Note 1 below)are key members of the affiliate medical department. These field-based roles focus on medical and scientific engagement with AbbVie stakeholders (including research and healthcare professionals, payers, and providers). The focus of this role is on interacting with, and supporting the needs of, Tier 1 and 2 thought leaders(see Note 2, below), but also tier 3 and 4 when requested because scientific needs have been identified on those stakeholders. MSLswork to communicate information and facilitate dialogue about AbbVie's marketed products, and compounds in development, in a strictly scientific, non-promotional manner, and in full compliance with applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie's policies and procedures(see Note 3, below)and accepted standards of best practice.
The MSL serves to enhance the scientific credibility of the Company with established and emerging National and Regional thought leaders, by supporting scientific dialogue and collaborations in the areas of research, medical and scientific exchange, including facilitation of requests for scientific and medical information. MSLs also participate in the initiation, oversight and follow-up of clinical studies and medical projects initiated within the Medical Department, ensuring that activities are carried out in accordance with relevant processes and procedures and closely collaborating with the ClinicalOperations and SM&M teams. They also interface with other key members of the affiliate medical department - for example: Medical Managers, Medical Advisers, Clinical Research Managers and functions such as Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Market Access and others as appropriate - relevant to the therapeutic area for which the MSL has responsibility, and work collaboratively and cross-functionally with other in-field members (such as district/regional managers, KAMs and value proposition managers) while retaining functional independence. They maintain a high level of scientific knowledge to ensure credible dissemination of scientific information and informed scientific dialogue with thought leaders, healthcare providers and payers.