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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
    Plain-language summaries: what are they, and why should we consider including these in our publications?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 29 May 2019

    Last month Jan Seal-Roberts ran a 3-hour workshop on this at ISMPP US, which was attended by a lot of key pharma people from global who were keen to learn more about PLS and how to start taking advantage of the opportunities that these offer. Jan will be distilling this down to a 15-min session to bring everyone up to speed with PLS - and will explain exactly why we should be thinking about including these in our publications. You may be surprised! Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: working in medical writing with Fishawack

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 5 June 2019

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Elena Garonna (Editorial Director), Lizzie Hutchinson (Editorial Director) and Heather Shawcross (Editorial Project lead) from Fishawack who will talk about working within their group of global healthcare communications specialists. Specifically they'll talk about the role of the writers and explain what they look for in entry-level staff, and the training opportunities and career prospects. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    A Day in the Life of #MedComms - 2019

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12 June 2019

    It's never too early to start planning so let's get our next date in the diary to work around - we'll Celebrate a Day in the Life of MedComms in 2019 on Wednesday 12 June. Let's make our 8th annual celebration even bigger than before! Once again we 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. So get ready to dust off your Twitter account and use hashtag #MedComms. Supported by Media Contacts.

    Note: we've some special events happening on and around MedComms Day as follows:


    MedComms Day celebrations with AMICULUM

    For more information on each event, please click on the links below.

    Pre-MedComms Day activities

    CHICAGO, USA (30 May): Evening networking event at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) (all welcome) programme and registration details

    AUCKLAND, NZ (5 June): Meet our team, University of Auckland campus (all welcome) programme and registration details

    MedComms Day activities (12 June)

    DUNDEE, UK: Presentation and networking, University of Dundee (all welcome) programme and registration details

    OXFORD, UK: Meet our team, University of Oxford (all welcome) programme and registration details

    LONDON, UK: Presentation and networking, University College London (open to UCL students and alumni only) programme and registration details

    BRIGHTON, UK: Meet our team, University of Sussex (all welcome) programme and registration details

    We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, and giving you a first-hand insight into the world of medical communications.


    And there's more...

    12 June at 11.00 Standard New Zealand time (note the time zone!): Zoom meeting with the New Zealand Medical Writers programme and registration details

    12 June at 19.30 BST: Informal get-together for Freelancers working in and around NW London, over dinner. For more information contact local organiser, Corinne Swainger

    Watch this space or contact Peter Llewellyn for more details or to share news of your own...

    [SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN PREVIOUS YEARS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: working in client services with inScience Communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 19 June 2019

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Neil Goldlieb (Group Account Director), Mike Nixon (Group Account Director), Jordan Jones (Account Executive) and Katie Badley (Account Executive) from inScience Communications, part of the Springer Nature group. They'll talk specifically about working in client services teams, providing account management and project management skills alongside their editorial colleagues to deliver client solutions. What do they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects? Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    OPEN CAREERS MEETING - LONDON
    FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms

    Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
    Date: 20 June 2019

    This will be the eighth time we have run this event in London. Once again we expect an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other universities and organisations further afield. They will meet with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session that presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey 2019

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 26 June 2019

    In this webinar we'll be joined by Daniel Clifton, Founder and Managing Director, Paramount Recruitment, who will review key findings from the Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey, which will run in May 2019. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    8 key tips to transform your MedComms Linkedin profile

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 3 July 2019

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Steve Doyle, of Linking Business, a specialist trainer in the use of Linkedin. Steve's background, working in and around medical communications and the pharmaceutical industry, makes him uniquely placed to provide advice about using your Linkedin profile effectively, whatever your current position and aspirations within MedComms. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to everyone. If you don't have a Linkedin profile might people wonder if you even exist? If you do have a Linkedin profile, is it actually helping or hindering you?

    [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: 4 July 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]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Working virtually to deliver more effective MedComms services

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 10 July 2019

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Louise Sharp (Founder and Managing Director, Makara Health Communications), Angie Wiles (Founder, The Difference Collective) and AN Other or two. "Have laptop, can work from anywhere..." Really? We'll discuss the benefits and challenges - for staff, clients and others - that come with working in fully- or semi- virtual teams. Is it about working smarter to deliver better service? Or saving cost? Or better work-life balance? Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    OPEN CAREERS MEETING - MANCHESTER
    FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms

    Venue: University of Manchester Sackville Street Building, Sackville Street, M1 3NJ
    Date: 10 September 2019

    This will be the ninth time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we expect an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who will meet with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    WHAT ELSE?

    Healthcare Communications - Global Salary and Insight Survey 2019

    Please complete the 2nd annual Salary and Workforce Insight survey produced by Paramount Recruitment and supported by MedComms Networking. This survey will provide an invaluable insight into the salaries, benefits, views and challenges within the Healthcare Communications Sector.

    COMPLETE THE SURVEY


    HOLD THE DATE - #MEDCOMMS DAY 2019!

    12 June 2019

    It's never to early to start planning. Join us for our 8th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

    Supported by
    Media Contacts
    Media Contacts supports MedComms Day

    Once again we 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 gone before 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

    Watch vidoes, listen to audio interviews, read Profiles, check out details of future and past events and much, much more...

    Let's get you started


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    Learn more here.


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