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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
    Training and Nurturing Expertise in Medical Writing

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 19 February 2020

    In this webinar we'll be joined by Sally Stringer and Edward Rochford, both of HealthCare 21 Communications (part of the Lucid Group), Sarah Fogg, an independent learning and development consultant, and Stephanie Wasek, a freelance medical writing specialist. We'll examine the grounding principles and essential elements of learning and development for medical writers at the key stages of their career. It will further explore what roles are available to writers at early and later career stages (both in house and freelance) and considerations for selecting the path that rights for you will be discussed. Finally, unique writing and training opportunities for senior, experienced writers within Lucid Group's new Centre of Writing Excellence will be shared. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Strategic thinking for account managers in medical communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 26 February 2020

    Jenny Plant and Ceylan Boyce have both run global healthcare communications agencies. In this webinar they discuss the importance of developing the skill of strategic thinking for those who are managing the client relationship on a day to day basis, some techniques to help you adopt strategic thinking where it is required and how this skill will help you feel more confident in your role and accelerate your career. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Working in MedComms at Wave Healthcare Communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 4 March 2020

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Ella Withey, an Editor at Wave Healthcare Communications, and her colleagues (names TBC) who will talk about their own personal journeys into MedComms. We'll also explore the overall journey that Wave has taken as a company, and the work they do today to provide compelling traditional and digital medical education programmes to support ethical pharmaceutical companies. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career, Wave Healthcare Communications as a company, and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Working in MedComms at Ogilvy Health

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 11 March 2020

    In this webinar, we hear members of the Ogilvy Health team (names TBC) talk about their company, what MedComms and Medical Education means for them and the different roles within their teams. They explain their approach to recruitment and answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career, Ogilvy Health as a company, and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    NW London Freelancers MedComms Networking Meeting

    Venue: Zizzi Italian restaurant, 6 High Street, Pinner, XGL HA5 5PW
    Date: 19.30, 12 March 2020

    Freelancers from North West London and also further afield are invited to meet for informal discussion to share experiences and build a valuable support network amongst local contacts.

    For more information contact local organiser, Corinne Swainger


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Everything you ever wanted to know about training medical writers but were afraid to ask...

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 18 March 2020

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Eleanor Steele, the MedComms Mentor. With over 15 years' experience of medical writing and leading teams of writers, she understands the training you and your team need to succeed. With results from a recent survey into current training practices across scientific teams, she will explore what's working and where more support is required, including practical tips and resources for busy medical writers and their team leaders. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    MEDCOMMS WORKBOOK WORKSHOP
    Making a success of freelancing in MedComms

    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 24 March 2020

    On 24 March 2020 we will hold our next unique workshop for freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook. Anyone who provides freelance services in MedComms can subscribe to the Workbook and is welcome to join us, whether your services are medical writing, editing, proof reading, account management, publications management, design and production, multimedia direction, strategic counsel and so on. These workshops are aimed at helping you maximise the opportunity for your business through education and networking. Share your experiences with other freelancers and embrace the opportunity to learn from each other. Note this event is expected to focus on the implications of the upcoming IR35 tax changes in the UK.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with some more medical writers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 25 March 2020

    In this webinar, we're once again joined by medical writers from different agencies who talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of medical writers, training opportunities and career prospects. Names TBC. They will have all been profiled in the new issue of our annual careers guide, "From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications", published March 2020 (see FirstMedCommsJob.com). Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Environmental sustainability in medical communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 1 April 2020

    As concern grows across the planet about carbon emissions and climate change, many people are asking how they can make a difference. Both individuals and corporations are looking for sustainable solutions that will reduce their environmental impact. In this webinar, Sarah Sikora from Envision Pharma Group takes a look at the challenges for sustainability in medical communications in a variety of areas from congress travel to office supplies. If you are interested in making changes for yourself or your organisation then come and join the conversation.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FirstMedCommsJob: Meet the agencies

    Venue: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA
    Date: 18 May 2020

    This will be our fifth one-day intensive MedComms careers workshop, which provides the opportunity for delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry to get up close and personal with a number of leading employers. The format is designed to give delegates as much insight as possible into life in the different agencies and to be able to compare and contrast those working environments.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    MEDCOMMS DAY 2020

    Venue: Global
    Date: 10 June 2020

    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 2020 on Wednesday 10 June. Please send me your thoughts, ideas, offers of support and so on at Peter Llewellyn. Let's make our 9th 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.

    [SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN PREVIOUS YEARS]

    The whole idea is that on #MedComms day there is no actual plan. All sorts of people working in and around MedComms get involved in many different ways. And do their own thing. Much of the activity will pass unreported but we collect a number of contributions at MedCommsDay.com and you'll find all sorts of activity over on Twitter and Linkedin and Instagram and elsewhere. Look for hashtag #MedComms.

    We will, though, have some special events again, which anyone can join in with:

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    4th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers (and guests)

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 New Zealand Standard time, 10 June 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    Once again, we'll give MedComms Day a kick start with an online meeting of the New Zealand medical writers' group. Everyone is welcome. It's strictly informal. More details TBC.

    [Programme and registration details]

    Weekly MedComms Webinar
    Details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 10 June 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    Once again we'll be working with AMICULUM to run an insightful webinar that anyone can join in with, from anywhere. More details TBC.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]

    WHAT ELSE?

    << DIARY DATE >>
    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2020!

    10 June 2020

    Here we go again. This year will be our 9th 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 happens at MedCommsDay.com


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    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


    The MedComms Workbook helps freelancers and clients find each other within the specialist medical communications, education and publishing communities.

    Learn more here.


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