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    MedComms Networking is sponsored by:


    Ashfield Healthcare Communications

    avt connect


    Darwin Healthcare Communications

    Fishawack Group

    Havas Lynx

    Highfield Communication

    inScience Communications

    inVentiv Medical Communications

    The Prime Medical Group

    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

    Second Sponsors' Meeting

    Venue: Macclesfield, UK
    Date: 14 September 2015

    Following a successful first meeting in Oxford in March, 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.

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

    Freelancer's workshop: Making a success of freelancing in MedComms

    Venue: Tytherington Club, Macclesfield, UK
    Date: 15 September 2015

    On 15 September 2015 we will hold our next unique, free, workshop for MedComms freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook service. Anyone who provides freelance services in MedComms is welcome to join the Workbook service, 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, and also meet the freelance commissioners from the agencies.

    This event will focus on working more smartly, maximising efficiency using software tools, time management, targeted marketing and so on. However, as always, the discussion will range far and wide.


    Afternoon Careers Event - an Introduction to MedComms

    Venue: The University of Manchester, UK
    Date: 16 September 2015

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


    Informal freelancers' get-together

    Venue: Sevenoaks, Kent
    Date: 17 September 2015

    Freelancers from Kent and also further afield are invited to meet for a drink and informal discussion in a local pub, to share experiences and build a valuable support network amongst local contacts.

    [For more information contact local organiser, Jane Tricker]

    Lunch and Learn: Developing a tool kit to aid commissioning digital projects

    Venue: Oxford Science Park, UK
    Date: 24 September 2015

    The next in our Lunch and Learn series of events, the objective being for a small group to meet informally for open discussion around a specialist topic of interest, and along the way to stimulate ideas for larger open events. We're going to run a series of these workshops focusing on embracing digital solutions with an emphasis on practical case histories to explore how intelligent commissioning and delivery of projects can be cost-effective and successfully meet intended communications needs. The plan is for each workshop to inform the agenda of the next one, as we explore specific solutions and technologies that might have a place in MedComms programmes.

    Each workshop will be led by James Harper, Founding Director of 28b, the only digital development company working exclusively with pharmaceutical communications and marketing agencies to help them win, develop, implement and manage their clients digital business.

    Please note the plan is for a maximum 20 participants and we will restrict attendance to a maximum of two individuals per agency.

    This event is free of charge to attend, thanks to the generosity of the corporate sponsors.


    Evening panel discussion and networking reception

    Venue: Oxford, UK
    Date: 13 October 2015

    This evening will be hosted by Oxford University Press (OUP) at their historic offices in the City of Oxford. We'll have several invited panellists engaging with a lively and inquisitive audience, discussing the practical implications of the revised Good Publication Practice document (GPP3) which has now been published. The evening will start at 18.00 with refreshments ready to start the formal session at 18.30 and end with drinks and a buffet reception for all. Everyone welcome.


    Informal freelancers' get-together

    Venue: Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire
    Date: 20 October 2015

    Freelancers from Cheshire and also further afield are invited to meet for a drink and informal discussion in a local pub, to share experiences and build a valuable support network amongst local contacts.

    [For more information contact local organiser, Lisa Stewart]

    SAVE THE DATE! Afternoon Workshop

    Venue: Alderley Park, UK
    Date: 3 December 2015

    We'll be aiming to repeat the success of previous such workshops hosted by AstraZeneca and attract a full house once again, for another valuable afternoon's programme chaired by John Gonzalez of AstraZeneca and Ryan Woodrow of Aspire Scientific. Details of the content and speakers have yet to be decided but we expect the afternoon to start at 13.00 as usual with a buffet lunch ready for the formal session to run from 14.00 until 17.00. Ideas for specific topics to include on the programme would be welcomed.

    [Watch this space - or contact Peter Llewellyn on for more details ]


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