Sep 21, 2017
Envision Pharma Group’s Joseph Kohles Joins the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) Executive Leadership Committee
The Envision Pharma Group’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Kohles has joined the Executive Leadership Committee for the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS).
MAPS is the premier non-profit global society of Medical Affairs professionals across a spectrum of fields, experience, and locations. Joe’s appointment to the Committee will support the society as it transforms the Medical Affairs industry and increases its value to companies and, ultimately, benefits patients and consumers.
Speaking about MAPS, Joe said, “MAPS serves a critical need in the industry by uniting medical affairs professionals to share best practices, functional education, and generally promoting the value of the med affairs unit”.
Joe has been instrumental towards driving Envision’s strategic direction since joining the Group 2 years ago, and has more than 20 years of research and industry-side pharmaceutical experience, both in medical affairs and clinical research.
His previous industry experience included leading the oncology medical affairs team for a large Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in the USA. In this capacity, he guided the overall medical strategy and led the team in execution of clinical trials, data analyses, publications plans, and overall medical support.
Joe has a broad range of experience across multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, osteoporosis, pain and diabetes, and he has written and published more than 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 60 abstracts and posters spanning basic research, preclinical, clinical, health outcomes, and pharmaco-economic analysis.
MAPS has a mission to advance the Medical Affairs profession and increase its impact across the Life Sciences industry by promoting excellence across Medical Affairs functions; developing guidelines to support industry standards and best practices; fostering advocacy for Medical Affairs position; and providing education and encouraging professional collaborations that support the practice of Medical Affairs.
With a non-profit status, MAPS is able to reinvest all revenue back into the society, which gives it the ability to create valuable programs and resources that support the Medical Affairs community.
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