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FROM THE EDITOR Room for Improvement? ontinuing professional development (CPD) — the formal procedures by which professional associations ensure the continued career development of their members — is recognized by widely diverse professions, including teaching, accountancy, law, medicine, marketing and pharmacy, but is still surrounded by a degree of vagueness in the world of the pharmaceutical executive. But the absence of an official pharmaceutical executive CPD body and qualification does not preclude the myriad opportunities that exist for execs across Europe and the US to further their careers in the industry in structured and accountable ways. Recent years, for example, have seen a growth in MBAs in pharmaceutical management, which can provide intensive, practical, sector-specific training in exactly the kind of strategic areas where executives C are likely to find themselves making decisions as their careers progress. ‘MiniMBAs,’ which offer a convenient route into a MBA, or, for the very busy, an unofficial alternative to the traditional qualification, are also taking off in a big way. In this, the second of our e-supplements to Pharm Exec Europe, we take a look at some of the different ways in which you can further your professional development — from supportive, nurturing approaches such as mentoring and networking, to the more didactic, classroom-based methods of postgraduate and continuing education. Whichever method is more suitable for you, it is important to realize that, however senior you may be, there is always room for improvement, and that paying attention to the professional development avenues that are open to you is likely to pay dividends in the end. Julian Upton Pharmaceutical Executive Europe provides industry intelligence so managers in the European pharmaceutical community can advance their business, management and marketing practices to gain competitive advantage. PEE interprets the current and future challenges the industry faces and enables pharmaceutical professionals to overcome them with cost-effective, time-saving solutions. Group Publisher Dean Graimes Tel. +44 1244 393 408 Editorial Director David Hills Tel. +44 1244 393 256 Editor Julian Upton Assistant Editor Victoria Farrell Technical Editor Alasdair Matheson Contributing Editor Sarah Houlton Associate Publisher Gillian Brailsford Tel. +44 1244 393 104 Senior Sales Executive Vicki Armstrong-Smith Tel. +44 1244 393 311 Marketing Manager Cerlin Roberts Sales Support Claire Rice Graphic Designer Ian Williams Production Director Jo Armstrong Repro Art Worker Alan James Advanstar Communications (U.K.) Ltd Managing Director Helen Gardner Corporate Office Advanstar Communications Inc. 7500 Old Oak Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA Advanstar Communications Inc. Chief Executive Officer Joseph Loggia VP, Finance, CFO & Secretary Ted Alpert Executive Vice Presidents Steve Morris, Daniel M. Phillips Executive VP, Corporate Development Eric I. Lisman VP, Treasurer & Controller Adele D. Hartwick VP, Publishing Operations Francis Heid VP, Chief Technology Officer Rick Treese VP, Marketing & Communications Georgiann Decenzo VP, General Counsel Ward Hewins Subscribe online at Pharmaceutical Executive Europe is free to qualified subscribers in Europe. To apply for a free subscription, or to change your name or address, go to, click on Subscribe, & follow the prompts. To cancel your subscription or to order back issues, please email your request to, putting PEE in the subject line. Please quote your subscription number if you have it Non-qualified readers in Europe Readers outside Europe 1 year (6 issues) £96 £120 Current issue: Back issue: £20 £35 Copyright ©2006. Advanstar Communications (UK) Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) without the written permission of the copyright owner except in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act (UK) 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0LP UK. , Applications for the copyright owner’s permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be forwarded in writing to Permissions Dept, Advanstar Communications (UK) Ltd, Advanstar House, Park West, Sealand Road, Chester CH1 4RN, UK. Warning: The doing of an unauthorized act in relation to a copyright work may result in both a civil claim for damages and criminal prosecution. 10% Post Consumer Waste 6 APRIL 2007 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pharmaceutical Executive Europe - April 2007

From the Editor
The Cycle of Success
Survival Tactics
Career Connections
Bringing Out the Best
Learning the Fast Way
Business Class
Simulation Training

Pharmaceutical Executive Europe - April 2007