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    WHAT'S HAPPENING - [view previous events]

    MedComms Networking has evolved from what was largely UK-based activity but now embraces a global community of medical communications specialists, and we welcome participation by anyone working in or around MedComms and the global Pharma industry, anywhere in the world. I am particularly keen to see the development of activities led by other individuals and specifically based in other regions so if you would like to act as a local organiser for - or you would like to provide funding for - such events please contact me directly.

    I'm always happy to chat and all feedback is welcome, so give me a shout anytime or please post your thoughts to the MedComms Networking Linkedin group for discussion.

    Scroll down to see details of activities that are planned for the coming months.

    Meantime, you can see reports of all the previous meetings here.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Email: peter@networkpharma.com


    MedComms Workbook Zoom meeting
    Learn about IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed in the UK

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 UK time, 23 September 2019

    These occasional one hour online meetings are for subscribers to the MedComms Workbook only. We'll be joined this time by representatives of IPSE who will explain that their mission is to represent and promote the interests of the UK's self-employed population. We will, as usual, have time and opportunity to chat about other issues facing the group.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The 4 day MedComms working week in practice

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 2 October 2019

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Ffyona Dawber (CEO and Founder at Synergy Vision) and a couple of her colleagues to talk about how they have introduced an industry-leading 4 day working week for everyone in their agency. What are the challenges and the practical lessons they have learned which ensure they continue to deliver the best possible service to their clients? How have the agency staff benefited? Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms and wanting to challenge conventional working practices.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Social Media: A Useful Tool or a Distraction in Medical Publications?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 9 October 2019

    In this webinar we will be joined by Lynda Chang, Beatrice V. Vetter-Ceriotti and Tamalette Loh of Complete HealthVizion, three of the authors of a recent article in The MAP newsletter. Social media is part of everyday life for many healthcare professionals (HCPs) who use it alongside traditional communication channels for scientific exchange and debate. The benefits of facilitating the transparent and credible exchange of medical publications-related information are clear. Insights from online discussion also provide new channels when looking at treatment landscapes for disease areas. The question for medical publication professionals is how to communicate through social media and how to navigate the unique compliance, trust, and content challenges that social media poses. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around publications management.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: The Windsor Centre, 15-29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
    Date: 10 October 2019

    This one-day workshop is designed for those who intend applying to work as a medical writer for a MedComms (medical communications) agency. Led by John Dixon, Trainer in scientific writing and presentation skills, this is a FirstMedCommsJob.com initiative.

    The programme is split into 10 topics, encouraging you to be: prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, accurate, visually aware, correct and consistent. We will use examples and short exercises to illustrate important points. Over lunch, a recruitment consultant from Media Contacts will join the group to pass on tips about writing your CV.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    2nd occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers (and guests)

    Venue: Global
    Date: 10.00 New Zealand Standard time, 14 October 2019 (NOTE the time zone!)

    The focus for this event is the New Zealand medical writers' group but everyone is welcome. It's strictly informal. If you have topics you'd like to raise specifically let me know, otherwise I look forward to a general chat about life as a medical writer in New Zealand.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Adapting your writing for patients and the public

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 16 October 2019

    Writing successfully for lay audiences is about more than choosing the right words and visuals: it's about having the right goals and process too. In this webinar, patient information specialist Dr Hannah Bridges, HB Health Comms Ltd, will explore how communications professionals established in MedComms can adapt their approach for lay audiences. Attendees of this ZOOM meeting will come away with clear and simple 'golden rules' to apply to future lay materials. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to all medical writers and others working in and around MedComms and wanting to deliver more effective patient communications.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    BRUNCH MEETING
    Research Roundup - advancing the publishing of pharmaceutical industry research

    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GE
    Date: 21 October 2019

    To mark Open Access Week 2019 we'll have the authors presenting their results from several recent, valuable, published research projects around the topic of open access publication of pharmaceutical industry research and the role of professional medical writers. The talks will be filmed and archived at NetworkPharma.tv but we'll also look forward to lively discussion between speakers and audience on the day. This event is free of charge for any members of this MedComms Networking Community, or anyone who would like to learn more about the MedComms business. Everyone welcome.

    [FULL PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Life as a MedComms Freelancer

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 23 October 2019

    In this webinar we will be joined some experienced MedComms freelancers who will answer questions about their working life. Have you thought about freelancing? Does the freedom sound attractive? No commute. Sitting in your pyjamas with the cat/dog beside you, while you charge lots by the hour? None of those interminable company meetings. What's not to like? Or is it lonely and isolating? Do you spend more time chasing payments than doing the work? What happens when the computer crashes and there's no IT colleague to help? Or you fall ill? Emma Georgiou, Jane Mason and Sarah Smith will share their experiences. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone who is currently working as a freelancer or who is thinking about taking that step to "freedom".

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 30 October 2019

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 2 October. They will be free to all who wish to attend. Topics will range widely but the aim is always to be relevant to people working in around MedComms, by which we mean medical communications, medical education and medical publishing.

    [If you've any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 6 November 2019

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 2 October. They will be free to all who wish to attend. Topics will range widely but the aim is always to be relevant to people working in around MedComms, by which we mean medical communications, medical education and medical publishing.

    [If you've any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 13 November 2019

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 2 October. They will be free to all who wish to attend. Topics will range widely but the aim is always to be relevant to people working in around MedComms, by which we mean medical communications, medical education and medical publishing.

    [If you've any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 20 November 2019

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 2 October. They will be free to all who wish to attend. Topics will range widely but the aim is always to be relevant to people working in around MedComms, by which we mean medical communications, medical education and medical publishing.

    [If you've any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The benefits of having a client development strategy

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 27 November 2019

    In this webinar Jenny Plant (Owner, Account Management Skills) talks about how agency account managers can add value to their client's business, revenue to the bottom line of their agency and increase their career prospects by understanding how to create a client development strategy for account growth. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms and wanting to work smarter, as well as anyone who is interested in starting a career in account managment and client services.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Meet the Publishers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 4 December 2019

    This will be a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the publishers about their journals, their unique working practices and their plans for the coming year. We're expecting a lively panel discussion about current developments and future trends in publishing. On our panel we'll have Hamish McDougall (Business Development Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jan Seal-Roberts (Publishing Director at Adis) and Joanne Walker (Head of Publishing Solutions, Future Science Group). Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms, writing or managing peer reviewed publications.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
    Involving patients in research and medical writing

    Venue: Stgilesmedical, Vestry House, 60 St Giles High Street London WC2H 8LG
    Date: 10 December 2019

    Following last year's successful end-of-year meeting, once again we'll expect a packed room for this opportunity to tackle an important, ongoing topic for the MedComms community. It's also an opportunity to relax with peers, to celebrate the year that is ending and to look forward to the year to come. The event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, Stgilesmedical.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    WHAT ELSE?

    DID YOU MISS #MEDCOMMS DAY 2019?

    12 June 2019

    It was a busy 8th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

    Supported by
    Media Contacts
    Media Contacts supports MedComms Day

    Once again we had contributions from across the globe, from Auckland in New Zealand to San Francisco in the USA, providing great insights into the #MedComms working day.

    See what happened at MedCommsDay.com


    NETWORKPHARMA.TV FREE WEBCASTS FOR MEDCOMMS

    Learn at your own pace, in your own time. These unique webcasts are always freely accessible from wherever you want. Stream them to use as a basis for team discussions. Feel free to share and use them however you like.

    Visit the NetworkPharma.tv
    library of webcasts now.


    SPECIALIST MEDCOMMS JOBS

    We're listing hundreds of job opportunities for specialists in medical communications, medical education and medical publishing at NextMedCommsJob


    Are you interested in a career in medical communications?

    Learn more at FirstMedCommsJob

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    Let's get you started


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