About Astute CE

Founded in October 2009, Astute Continuing Education (Astute CE) is committed to develop and deliver quality peer-to-peer and thought leader initiatives with two main objectives:
Achieve marketing success for its clients, and
Support healthcare professionals in their quest to improve patient care and outcomes

Erica Johansson has more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare industry professional; nursing, national sales and marketing, international marketing and in/out licensing, medical affairs, as well as acting as an external consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. With a broad background in both pharmaceutical firms and medical communications agencies, Erica has experience in numerous therapeutic areas including asthma/allergy, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, CNS diseases, hepatitis, oncology, ophthalmology, and pain. She has been responsible for developing processes and courses on publication planning for physicians and pharmaceutical-industry personnel, she also pioneered speaker and presentation skills training for the Japanese market. Erica has extensive experience of developing educational materials with basic research, clinical development as well as marketing focus.

Before establishing Astute Continuing Education, Erica held positions as Senior Director at Quest MedEd and Head of the Medical Services group within Global Medical Affairs at Schering-Plough (S-P). At S-P she had overall responsibility for Educational Grants and Publication Planning throughout all products and markets.

Erica has also been instrumental in delivering many independent educational activities; among them the ACCME 2010 Award for Outstanding CME Enduring Materials initiative “Multiple Myeloma – Translating Learning into Care”.