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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.


    Peter Llewellyn

    FirstMedCommsJob Webinar
    All about the Allegro training programme from Ashfield Healthcare Communications (AHC)

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 BST, 20 September 2018

    Allegro is a 12-month programme for Associate Medical Writers, comprising an eight-week training phase followed by two five-month rotations in different agencies within Ashfield Healthcare Communications (AHC). For this webinar we will be joined by Katie Johnson, Talent Acquisition Associate, who will talk us through the programme and the recruitment process, and then answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and specifically for those of you who are looking for entry-level opportunities in medical writing.

    The webinar is free of charge and provided as a service from

    Note we are allowing 60 minutes for the webinar but in practice we expect it to last about 40-45 minutes or so depending on how lively the discussion is!


    MedComms Networking - eighth Sponsors' Meeting

    Venue: The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BG
    Date: 24 September 2018

    Following our previous seven successful meetings, the Sponsors will convene again to discuss challenges faced by the global MedComms community and to explore how the MedComms Networking community can provide relevant supporting activities. This time our guest will be Leslie Galloway, Chairman of the Ethical Medicines Industry Group (EMIG).

    [By invite only - to find out more about corporate sponsorship contact Peter Llewellyn on]

    Making a success of freelancing in MedComms

    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 26 September 2018

    On 26 September we will hold our next unique workshop for MedComms freelancers. Anyone who provides freelance services in MedComms 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. If you are currently thinking about starting work as a freelancer then please also join us. The event will answer a lot of your questions. These biannual 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. Free for subscribers to the MedComms Workbook service.


    Medical communications for emerging versus established markets

    Venue: Global
    Date: 13.00 BST, 4 October 2018

    This will be our 4th MedComms Networking Virtual Event and we're delighted to be working with HealthCare21 Communications on this programme, to address the following questions:

  • What are the healthcare dynamics and challenges of the key emerging markets?
  • What are the educational needs of the emerging markets and how can tailored medical communications best address them?
  • What does the future hold for medical communications in the emerging markets?
  • Once again, we'll line up a panel of experts and the emphasis in the meeting will be on encouraging the audience to ask questions and share their own experiences. Join us, from wherever in the world you are. Everyone welcome. Please help spread the word. Get some cake in and gather your team together and join in as a group. These virtual meetings are supported by Blue Sky eLearn.



    Titles and Speakers TBC

    Venue: PharmaGenesis Oxford Central, Chamberlain House, 5 St Aldates Courtyard, 38 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1BN
    Date: 17 October 2018

    This Brunch Club meeting will be hosted by Oxford PharmaGenesis and is timed to coincide with Open Access Week, the week after. As with all the Brunch Club events, the primary purpose is to film several talks which are then posted on for free access by the global community afterwards, but we welcome an audience on the day so please join us if you can for what should be another useful educational and networking session.

    [For more information contact Peter Llewellyn on]

    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: The Windsor Centre, 15-29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
    Date: 31 October 2018

    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 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]


    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GE
    Date: 5 December 2018

    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. Presentations from each publisher will be followed by a lively panel discussion about current developments and future trends in publishing. Everyone welcome.



    Optimising training for medical writers

    Venue: Stgilesmedical, Vestry House, 60 St Giles High Street London WC2H 8LG
    Date: 18 December 2018

    This will be an opportunity to tackle an important, ongoing topic for the MedComms community. But it will also be an opportunity to relax with your peers, to celebrate the year that is ending and look forward to the year to come. The aim is to explore aspects of training for new writers and advanced practitioners who are seeking to progress and diversify. We will also look at different areas such as regulatory and medical device writing. This event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, Stgilesmedical.



    Delivering medical communications, with passion

    Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BE
    Date: 25 March 2019

    Details coming soon. This will be a full day's event in London, resurrecting the annual format of our previous MedComms Forum events; a unique networking opportunity built around mix of expert presentations and debate, of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms.




    6 June 2018

    Our annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms was supported by Concise.

    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.

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