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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


    BRUNCH MEETING
    Research Roundup - advancing the publishing of pharmaceutical industry research

    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GE
    Date: 21 October 2019

    To mark Open Access Week 2019 we'll have the authors presenting their results from several recent, valuable, published research projects around the topic of open access publication of pharmaceutical industry research and the role of professional medical writers. The talks will be filmed and archived at NetworkPharma.tv but we'll also look forward to lively discussion between speakers and audience on the day. This event is free of charge for any members of this MedComms Networking Community, or anyone who would like to learn more about the MedComms business. Everyone welcome.

    [FULL PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Life as a MedComms Freelancer

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 23 October 2019

    In this webinar we will be joined some experienced MedComms freelancers who will answer questions about their working life. Have you thought about freelancing? Does the freedom sound attractive? No commute. Sitting in your pyjamas with the cat/dog beside you, while you charge lots by the hour? None of those interminable company meetings. What's not to like? Or is it lonely and isolating? Do you spend more time chasing payments than doing the work? What happens when the computer crashes and there's no IT colleague to help? Or you fall ill? Emma Georgiou, Jane Mason and Sarah Smith will share their experiences. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone who is currently working as a freelancer or who is thinking about taking that step to "freedom".

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    Informal get-together for Freelancers - dinner

    Venue: Prezzo Italian restaurant, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London
    Date: 24 October 2019

    Freelancers and remote workers 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
    How to connect with (almost) anyone in the MedComms world

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 30 October 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 Linkedin effectively, whatever your current position and aspirations within MedComms. Too often, LinkedIn is simply seen as an online CV. It is so much more than that. Learn about how to use the biggest professional networking platform more effectively. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms and wanting to work smarter

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 6 November 2019

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 2 October. They will be free to all who wish to attend. Topics will range widely but the aim is always to be relevant to people working in around MedComms, by which we mean medical communications, medical education and medical publishing.

    [If you've any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Working in MedComms at McCann Health Medical Communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 13 November 2019

    In this webinar, we'll hear from several representatives from across McCann Health Medical Communications talking about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. They'll explain what 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]


    MedComms Workbook Zoom meeting
    A business and financial update for freelancers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 UK time, 18 November 2019

    We'll be joined this time by Matt Tyson and Nina Lasota-Long of WORKR GROUP who will update us on new developments, including reflecting on the UK budget (planned for 6 November) and specifically addressing concerns about new IR35 rules (expected to be implemented in the UK April 2020). WORKR GROUP do work internationally and the responses of companies to new rules for IR35 might well impact on freelancers outside the UK, so please join us from wherever in the world you are. We will also, as usual, have time and opportunity to chat about other issues facing the group.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Working in MedComms at Envision Pharma Group

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 20 November 2019

    In this webinar, we'll hear from several representatives from across Envision Pharma Group talking about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. They'll explain what 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]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The benefits of having a client development strategy

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 27 November 2019

    In this webinar Jenny Plant (Owner, Account Management Skills) talks about how agency account managers can add value to their client's business, revenue to the bottom line of their agency and increase their career prospects by understanding how to create a client development strategy for account growth. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms and wanting to work smarter, as well as anyone who is interested in starting a career in account managment and client services.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Meet the Publishers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 4 December 2019

    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. We're expecting a lively panel discussion about current developments and future trends in publishing. On our panel we'll have Hamish McDougall (Business Development Manager, SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Head of Commissioning, Taylor and Francis), Jan Seal-Roberts (Publishing Director, Adis) and Joanne Walker (Head of Publishing Solutions, Future Science Group). Questions from the audience will be welcomed. It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms, writing or managing peer reviewed publications.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    AFTERNOON WORKSHOP
    Involving patients in research and medical writing

    Venue: Stgilesmedical, Vestry House, 60 St Giles High Street London WC2H 8LG
    Date: 10 December 2019

    Following last year's successful end-of-year meeting, once again we'll expect a packed room for this opportunity to tackle an important, ongoing topic for the MedComms community. It's also an opportunity to relax with peers, to celebrate the year that is ending and to look forward to the year to come. The event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, Stgilesmedical.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    MedComms Workbook Zoom meeting
    Wrapping up this year, preparing for next

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 UK time, 16 December 2019

    For freelance subscribers to the MedComms Workbook only. This will be an informal end to the year. Silly hats and/or jumpers are a must. And a small glass of something to raise won't be amiss as we toast 2019 and look forward to 2020...

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    OPEN CAREERS MEETING - OXFORD
    FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms

    Venue: Medical Sciences Teaching Sciences Centre (MSTC), South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PL
    Date: 16 January 2020

    This will be the fourteenth time we have run this event in Oxford. Once again we expect an enthusiastic audience of post-docs andPhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities, who'll 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?

    DID YOU MISS #MEDCOMMS DAY 2019?

    12 June 2019

    It was a busy 8th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

    Supported by
    Media Contacts
    Media Contacts supports MedComms Day

    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.

    See what happened 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


    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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