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October 9-10, 2023 | Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

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The TLL role continues to grow in the Pharma industry, more companies are adding the role and also they are expanding on different medical specialties. There are some trailblazers but not much consistency across the industry when it comes to describing and preparing TLLs

The 2022 event provided the opportunity to unify ideas and consolidate processes unleashing to the fullest extent the TLL role both internally and externally. Attendees learned from the people that created the role from scratch on their companies as to how to maximize the time, role and the experience for everyone involved, how to select the ideal TLLs for theirs team, the needs to start a new TLL team,  how to promote the role internally to build successful relationships with theirs peers, how to focus on the constant education of the role and more!


“Thank you for hosting the TLL topic as this is one of the FIRST times I have heard a conference dedicated to this critical area. I greatly enjoyed the speakers, the content, and the networking opportunity.”

Director, TL COE and Medical Affairs Central Capability Strategy
Eli Lilly and Company

“Very informative and relevant. The Speakers were very knowledgeable and the platform was easy to navigate and networking was fun. I will take back tactics to use in the field. Thank you.”

Key Customer Engagement Manager
Janssen Pulmonary Hypertension

“As a sales representative with TLL on my career plan, this has been incredibly insightful!”

Immunology Medical Specialist II

2022 Speakers Highlights

Renick Blosser
Renick Blosser
Director of Business Operations


Lauren DeRienzo
Lauren DeRienzo
Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs


Bill Friedrich
Bill Friedrich
Associate Director, Compliance


Priya Kartik
Priya Kartik
Founder and CEO


Owen Muir
Owen Muir


Susan Naboychik
Susan Naboychik
Coagulation Thought Leader Liaison Director


Jessica Outterson
Jessica Outterson
Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison


Deborah Penza
Deborah Penza
Group Chief Compliance Officer


Jason Plant
Jason Plant
Regional Sales Manager, Mid Atlantic


Penny Sekerak
Penny Sekerak
Vice President, Clinical Affairs, Prof. ED, and Demand Generation


Badal Shah
Badal Shah
Managing Director


Angie Simpson
Angie Simpson
Rare Blood TLL Field Development Manager


Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson


Saru Wade
Saru Wade
Executive Director, Thought Leader Engagement Marketing


Wayne Winegarden
Wayne Winegarden
Senior Fellow and Director Center for Medical Economics and Innovation


Top Reasons to Attend

  • Promote the right people to your TLL team find out which skills are needed to thrive on the role, the importance of the soft skills and the willingness to gather insight
  • Stay in compliance with regulations while engaging with KOLs and External Experts Learn about the OIG Fraud Alert and the Sunshine Act that have direct impact on the TLL role and the HCP interactions
  • Collaborate compliantly with Medical and with Commercial to leave a great impression on the HCPs and also to lower the burden internally.
  • How to start the TLL role successfully on the company and also how to build a new TLL team for a new medical specialty
  • Recognize the importance of engaging with Digital Opinion Leaders (DOLs) and how TLLs can effectively manage social media interactions
  • Networking Sessions and networking breaks added as part of the agenda, collaborate and engage with small groups of colleagues some topics brought previously by the speakers.


This event is designed for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device professionals with responsibilities in the following areas:

  • TLL (Thought Leader Liaison)
  • Thought Leader Engagement
  • KOL Relationship Management/ Development
  • Regional Marketers
  • Associate Director of Marketing
  • Opinion/Thought Leader Relations
  • Speaker Bureau Training/Management
  • Speaker Programs
  • Speaker Advisory Boards
  • Key Customer Engagement Manager
  • Regional Marketing Liaison
  • Global Stakeholder Strategy and Insights
  • Associate Director, Opinion Leader Programming
  • Global KOL Manager
  • Sr Manager, International and Global Customer Meeting Services
  • Global Thought Leader Center of Excellence
  • Medical Education, Launch, and TL Engagement
  • US Customer Meeting Services
  • KOL Marketing
  • Associate Director, Medical Marketing
  • Digital Communication
  • Media/Multimedia
  • External Engagement
  • Commercial Operations
  • Marketing Operations
  • Field sales/Field Directors
  • Strategic Account Management
  • Advisory Board Management
  • Professional Education/Programs
  • Global Relations
  • Compliance, Legal and Regulatory
  • CRM Systems
  • External Affairs
  • Stakeholder Relations/Outreach
  • Physician Education/Outreach
  • Promotional Regulatory Affairs
  • Franchise/Business Unit/Therapeutic Area Management
  • Brand/Portfolio Management
  • Brand/Product Commercialization
  • Commercial//Marketing Strategy


Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! If you are interested, please contact Meg Larson at for more information.