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APPA TO MAPA HISTORY

APPA was established in the 1980’s as an association for physicians who had moved into in the pharmaceutical industry in Australia. It has since expanded to represent all professionals working in Medical Affairs across Australia and New Zealand. This includes field medical, medical advisors/managers and medical directors/leaders.

 

Collectively, our membership base of over 630 people represents over 90% of all Australian Medical Affairs professionals. Our members are committed to bringing innovative medicines to Australian patients by supporting the development, licensing, monitoring and marketing of these medicines. They also build relationships with the medical community to promote the pharmaceutical industry.

As APPA transitions to MAPA we hope to continue to represent and support our members to drive the professional standards of Medical Affairs in Australia and New Zealand. 

MAPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2024

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Lauren Pasfield

President

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Jodi Tainton

Vice President

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Jan Lewis

Secretary

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Marina van der Merwe

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Bevan Sweerts

Treasurer

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Executive Committee Member

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Amit Lalwani

Executive Committee Member

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Krishan Thiru

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Debra Bourke

Executive Committee Member

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Executive Committee Member

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Dan Mellor

Executive Committee Member

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Matthew Britland

Past President

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Gisela Mautner

Past President (till 2023)

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MAPA's MISSION & VALUES

 

 

 

 

 

MAPA is the representative association for Australasian Medical Affairs Professionals dedicated to promoting Medical Affairs as an integrated strategic partner within the Australasian pharmaceutical sector through governance, networking, professional development  and advocacy.

The mission of MAPA is to provide a forum for Australasian Medical Affairs Professionals that are actively working to translate science into clinical practice, ensure the quality use of medicines and to help enable access to innovate therapies in collaboration with the wider health care community to ultimately improve outcomes for Australasian patients.

MAPA are committed to collaborating with stakeholders akin to our missions and values.  MAPA work with Medicines Australia, UNSW, USYD, IFAPP (The International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Pharmaceutical Medicine), MAPS (Medical Affairs Professional Society), ARCS and other groups to drive our common missions forward.

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NETWORKING

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DEVELOPMENT

GOVERNANCE

ADVOCACY

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