Alnylam & Eisai: Innovative Solutions for Field Training

By October 19, 2021LTEN Focus On Training

Alnylam & Eisai: Innovative Solutions for Field Training

By Tim Sosbe

Learn from the 2021 LTEN Field Trainer Scholarship Winners

Field training is a core mission for life sciences training departments, tasked with managing the learning and development of an organization’s front-line sales teams. With that mission-critical function in mind, companies are looking for, creating and/or implementing innovative solutions to manage field training and onboarding.

This year, as part of the Excellence Awards program, LTEN once again awarded two field sales trainers with scholarships to LTEN learning programs or events. The field trainer scholarships allow the busy field professionals the chance to extend their professional education while making contacts with the wider life sciences training community.

The 2021 LTEN Field Trainers Scholarships went to Shawn Nordquist of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Michael Tomlinson of Eisai. Other 2021 finalists were Catherine Iaquez of Sanofi, Ann Malotke of AstraZeneca and Kendra Short of Sanofi.

We asked this year’s scholarship recipients to share more on their award-worthy programs. The following articles will give you a sense of their work. Enjoy!

Tim Sosbe is editorial director for LTEN. Email Tim at

Join Us: Field Training Webinar

Interested in learning more from this year’s LTEN Field Trainer Scholarship nominees? You’re invited to join us for a free webinar with this year’s winners and finalists.

Please join us at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 21, for Field-Based Training: Advice from the Experts, as we talk about the award-worthy field training programs and share advice from our panel of presenters. You’ll hear from and interact with:

  • Amity Cutaia of Astellas (program moderator)
  • Ann Malotke of AstraZeneca
  • Shawn Nordquist of Alnylam
  • Kendra Short of Sanofi
  • Michael Tomlinson of Eisai

For more information or to register, please visit


About LTEN

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 3,200 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.

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