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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


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Medical Society Conferences: What we learnt in 2020, what might happen in 2021

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 20 January 2021

    Len Starnes, Digital Healthcare Consultant, is an expert commentator on how medical societies have - or have not - integrated digital approaches into their events. And how the pharmaceutical and medtech industries engage with those events. COVID-19 caused massive disruption and, out of necessity, a significant acceleration of progress towards more digital formats for events of all types. In this webinar, we'll reflect on what we've learnt so far and what are the Medical Societies planning for the coming year? And what it might mean for MedComms specialists. And we'll answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Kickstart your medical writing career

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 25 January 2021

    This online workshop is designed for those who intend applying for an entry level job in MedComms. After the workshop, participants should be more confident when applying for medical writing positions within MedComms agencies. The workshop will be led by Sarah Nelson, independent medical writer and coach. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with the account managers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 27 January 2021

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by account management staff from different agencies to talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of account managers, training opportunities and career prospects. The panellists will be Melissa Kelly (Senior Account Executive at Envision Pharma Group), Tessa Rowland (Senior Account Executive at Lucid Group) and Matthew Smith-Andrews (Senior Account Manager at Ashfield Healthcare Communications). They have all been profiled in the new issue of our annual careers guide, "The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management", which will be published in January 2021. And we'll answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Kickstart your client services career

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 01 February 2021

    This online workshop is intended for anyone seeking their first client services role (account executive, project manager) in a medical communications agency and who wants to know how to go about this and what the role involves. The workshop will be led by Adrian Brown, independent healthcare communications trainer and coach. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    What is the bright new future for MedComms?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 03 February 2021

    In this webinar we'll reflect on the disrupted year we've just had, and talk about what's coming. We'll be joined by four senior MedComms leaders, Alice Choi (COO, McCann Health Medical Communications), Jane Smith (Director, AMICULUM), Dennis O'Brien (CEO, Lucid Group) and Chris Winchester (CEO, Oxford PharmaGenesis). Many in MedComms benefited from working flexibly before the pandemic, but everyone working from home takes some adapting. How's it affected working practices, recruitment, training, company culture and more? Many argue that MedComms specialists were already responding to rapidly increasing demands from clients and audiences alike for more digital deliverables. But everyone recognises the dramatic acceleration we've seen in the past year as, for instance, events went virtual more or less overnight. We'll discuss how bright the future is for MedComms. And we'll answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Working in medical writing at Bioscript

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 10 February 2021

    In this webinar, we hear from representatives from Bioscript who will talk about their company, and the different roles within their MedComms and Regulatory writing teams. You'll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects across the group. And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    6th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers and guests

    Venue: Global
    Date: 10.00 New Zealand Standard time, 15 February 2021 (note the time zone!)

    Our occasional meetings of the New Zealand medical writers - and guests - have worked well and we are continuing with the 3 x a year pattern. Everyone is welcome. This is an informal group, facilitated by Peter Llewellyn who is based in the UK. We welcome medical writers and indeed anyone working in or around MedComms, whether based in New Zealand or not. Regulars attend from Australia and Japan and elsewhere.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 17 February 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The 2021 ABPI Code of Practice - what's new for MedComms?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 24 February 2021

    In early 2021, the new ABPI Code of Practice will be published and the terms will be enforceable from 1 July. Jayne Packham (Jayne Packham Consultancy) will take us through the key changes and how they will impact the MedComms community. Jayne has worked with the Code for over 30 years, training both pharmaceutical companies and agencies, so she has considerable expertise that she will share with us. And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Self-review skills for medical writing success

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 01 March 2021

    This online workshop is designed for those who intend applying for an entry level medical writing job in MedComms. After the workshop, participants should be more confident when developing and reviewing written content across a variety of formats, and understand the standards required within MedComms agencies. The workshop will be led by Eleanor Steele, independent medical communications consultant and training specialist. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 03 March 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: How MedComms supports the global Pharma industry

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 08-09 March 2021

    This online workshop (split across two half-days) is intended for anyone seeking their first role in a medical communications agency and who wants to know how to go about this and what the roles involve. The workshop will be led by Adrian Brown, independent healthcare communications trainer and coach. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Value Communication in Pharma: What medical communications professionals need to know

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 10 March 2021

    Is the industry prepared to address the increasing growth in HEOR, Market Access and Value Communications? What are the job prospects and training needs? And, what should agencies, industry and freelancers do to drive this new industry segment forward? In this webinar we'll be joined by Patti Peeples, RPh, PhD, Founder and CEO of HealthEconomics.Com who will describe the results of the 2nd global Value Communication Survey which ran December - January 2021. The longitudinal benchmarking survey identifies challenges and opportunities for everyone working with HEOR, RWE and Market Access data. Results may be used to address training needs of the community and identify ways to improve the delivery of effective value communication. And we'll answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 17 March 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 24 March 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 31 March 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 07 April 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 14 April 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop: Writing skills for aspiring medical writers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 19-20 April 2021

    This online workshop (split across two half-days), is designed for those who intend applying for an entry level job as a medical writer in MedComms. The workshop covers eight topics: be prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, visually aware, correct and consistent. The workshop will be led by John Dixon, trainer in scientific writing and presentation skills. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 21 April 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 28 April 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 05 May 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 12 May 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 19 May 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 26 May 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 02 June 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2021
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09 June 2021

    This will be our 10th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms. Let's make it bigger and better than ever. And this year, let's truly celebrate the breadth of diversity across the global MedComms community. Diversity in all its forms. Once again we'll expect 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's happened in previous years]

    WHAT ELSE?

    6th Annual #MedComms Barometer Survey now running

    With a COVID twist!

    This is the 6th year we'll take the temperature of the MedComms Networking Community. How's business? How confident are you for the year ahead? What can we do better? How are you coping with home working?

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    Closes 31 January 2021


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    #MEDCOMMS DAY!

    9 June 2021

    This will be our 10th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

    Let's make it bigger and better than ever. And this year, let's truly celebrate the breadth of diversity across the global MedComms community. Diversity in all its forms.

    Once again we'll expect 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's happened in previous years]


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