Launch & Lifecycle ESIG


  • Provide a platform for statisticians from sponsors and CROs to working in the launch and lifecycle management (including traditional medical affairs area, commercialization, HTA (in collaboration with the respective ESIG)) and new evolving areas) to help each other in areas of pre-competitive collaboration.

  • Shape the industry to increase the influence of statisticians in launch and lifecycle and show how good looks like for the work of statisticians e.g. through case studies.

  • Drive scientific projects and innovation forward related to the field of Launch and Lifecycle.


  • Create a homepage for external communication

  • Collect case studies of how good looks like

  • Publish manuscripts in journals and communicate via other channels about:

    • The role statisticians do and can play in medical affairs and their imapct.

    • Innovative designs in medical affairs.

    • Use of registries in medical affairs.

    • Use of historical data in medical affairs.

    • Implementation of pragmatic studies in medical affairs.

  • Organize workshops and conference sessions around the topics mentioned above.

  • Public relation activities to show how statisticians and adata can help make better decisions.

  • Collaboration with non-statistical associations (e.g. medical) working in the field to improve the role of statistics.

  • Develop best practices for statisticians to be successful and efficent (evidence dissemination and resources, planning and strategic thinking.)

Who we are

Alexander Schacht (Veramed) (Chair)

Jenny Devenport (Roche) (Co-Chair)

Anny Stari

Bob Shaw

Cornelia Dunger-Baldauf

Daniel Saure

David Lawrence

Frank Langer

Gbenga Kazeem

Imi Faghmous

Knut Richert

Lucy DeCosta

Martin Blogg

Pierre Mancini

Stefan Franzen


Recent Conference presence

Slides from PSI Annual Conference 2022

Poster from EFSPI Regulatory Conference 2022


How to get in touch

Contact Alexander Schacht or Jenny Devenport

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