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Facilitating Networking and Information Sharing amongst Pharmaceutical and MedComms, Medical Communications, Medical Education and Medical Publishing Specialists

This global initiative facilitates networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around the pharmaceutical industry and MedComms, focusing on specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing activities.
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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


    MEDCOMMS WORKBOOK HUDDLE

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 UK time, 19 April 2021

    Freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook service will meet for an informal exchange of views about doing business in these disrupted times. We will be joined on this occasion by Maureen Reid Talent Acquisition Associate) and Charlotte Price (HR Manager) at Oxford PharmaGenesis. We expect to meet from 11.00-12.30 UK time. This meeting is for subscribers to the MedComms Workbook only. For more details about the MedComms Workbook service for freelancers, see www.MedCommsWorkbook.com

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FirstMedCommsJob Workshop
    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 UK time, 19-20 April 2021

    This unique online workshop (split across two half-days), is designed for those who intend applying for an entry level job as a medical writer in MedComms. The workshop covers eight topics: be prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, visually aware, correct and consistent. The workshop will be led by John Dixon, trainer in scientific writing and presentation skills. Places are strictly limited.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Extending the reach of medical publications: Lessons learnt from real life case histories

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 21 April 2021

    Once again we're convening our regular panel of publishing experts for this webinar, which will review the role of digital enhancements to amplify and extend accessibility and reach of peer-reviewed medical and scientific publications. This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the publishers about some real life case studies that demonstrate the opportunities offered by videos, podcasts, PLS, infographics, microsites and more. On our panel we have Caroline Halford (Digital Publishing Manager at Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager, SAGE Publishing), Kelly Soldavin (Editor of Current Medical Research and Opinion at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Head of Publishing Solutions, Future Science Group). And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 28 April 2021

    In this webinar we're joined by Kathryn White, author of our annual guide, "Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms". The updated edition will have been published in mid-April 2021. Kathryn will be joined on the panel by Steph Carter, Lucy Clements and Jennie Pollard, all freelance medical writers who are contributing to the updated guide. We'll talk about how MedComms is an area that offers experienced medical writers the opportunity to 'go it alone', with plenty of variety in terms of the type of projects and therapeutic areas. However, working as a freelancer means running a business. It's not enough to simply be a good writer. You'll also be responsible for sales, marketing, IT support, training, finance and more. And these are particularly challenging times. So, how's it been, working as a freelancer this past year? And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Shaping your future at Oxford PharmaGenesis

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 05 May 2021

    In this webinar we'll hear some experienced MedComms specialists from Oxford PharmaGenesis talking about how entrepreneurialism is embraced as part of the company culture to enable colleagues to shape their own futures and that of the company. We'll be joined on the panel by Martin Callaghan (Director of Digital Communications), Kate Haynes (Communications Director) and Karen Robinson (Client Services Director) who will talk to you about their personal stories and how they are shaping new and innovative areas of the business. And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    From clinician to payer. Making the transition from medical writing to value communications

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 12 May 2021

    Communicating the value of therapies to budget holders means supplementing traditional clinical data and mode of action with evidence on the economic value of therapies. But what do payers really care about? (hint: it's not just costs). And what skills do good value communications writers need? And how can you get them? In this webinar we'll find out what sort of projects payer value communications encompasses, and what training agencies should provide for medical writers to support a transition to value communications projects. The discussions will be led by Nick leach (Founder, redthread | market access) and we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Is there a doctor in the house? The value of a medical degree for a career in MedComms

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 19 May 2021

    In this webinar we are joined by Beth Wynne-Evans, Natasha Daoud and Jessica Sale who have all qualified in clinical medicine and then transitioned into careers in MedComms, and now form the The Porterhouse Medical Advisory Group (MAG). Some people are surprised not to find more medics working directly in medical communications. We'll learn how this specialist group believes they offer first-hand clinical experience to colleagues and clients, adding value as they can provide insight into what resonates with fellow health care professionals (HCPs) and patients, to leave a lasting impact on prospective prescribers. And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Extending the reach of medical publications: working on digital enhancements in practice

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 26 May 2021

    In this webinar we will be joined by medical writer and publications planner, Patricia Fonseca, who will review results from her survey, "Survey on Digital Enhancements for Medical Publications Professionals". Together with a panel of experienced medical writers, we will reflect on their real life experiences working on such features, the challenges of developing appropriate messages and formats, seeking the necessary approvals and tracking the success or otherwise of the activities. And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Making the leap from agency-side to client-side in MedComms

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 02 June 2021

    In this webinar we will be joined by a panel of experienced MedComms specialists who have worked in MedComms agencies and then moved on to work in Pharma. We'll hear about what life is like on the client side and what they wished they had known when working in the agencies, and we'll reflect on how clients and agencies can work best together. We'll be joined on the panel by Ash Dunne (Associate Director Global Medical Communication, Merck KGaA), Lucy Hyatt (Director, Medical Affairs, Regional Scientific Content, MSD International) and Emma Leah (Global Medical Publications and Communications Manager, Ipsen). And we answer questions from the audience.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2021
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09 June 2021

    This will be our 10th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms. Let's make it bigger and better than ever. And this year, let's truly celebrate the breadth of diversity across the global MedComms community. Diversity in all its forms. Once again we'll 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 happened in previous years]


    7th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers and guests

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 New Zealand Time, 09 June 2021 (note the time zone!)

    It's MedComms Day! Our occasional meetings of the New Zealand medical writers - and guests - have worked well and we are continuing with the 3 x a year pattern. Everyone is welcome. This is an informal group, facilitated by Peter Llewellyn who is based in the UK. We welcome medical writers and indeed anyone working in or around MedComms, whether based in New Zealand or not. Regulars attend from Australia and Japan and elsewhere.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 09 June 2021

    It's MedComms Day! Watch this space for details of our regular weekly #MedComms webinar in which we hope to feature a global panel of senior specialists, reflecting on the place of MedComms across the regions and its increasing importance in strategic communications plans.

    [If you have any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    4th annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 16 June 2021

    In this webinar, Daniel Clifton (CEO, Paramount Recruitment) and Mike Ellingham (Marketing Consultant) will review key findings from the "4th annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey", which will have run in May 2021.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 23 June 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you have any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Learning, Growing and Climbing Ladders in MedComms with Lucid Group

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 30 June 2021

    In this webinar we'll hear from Julieann Tate, Head of Learning, Talent and Development and other members of Lucid's leadership team about how growth has been, and continues to be, at the heart of Lucid life. The organisation's exponential growth has only been possible by ensuring one constant: the development of its people. Each of us across the MedComms industry has likely had first hand experience of how difficult it can be to carve out time to prioritise development for ourselves and for our teams. Join us for what is set to be an illuminating discussion exploring some of the strategic initiatives that have led to ensure Lucid continues to grow from strength to strength.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 07 July 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you have any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 14 July 2021

    Watch this space.

    [If you have any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    SUMMER BREAK!

    Bear with us while we recover from the non-stop weekly routine of #MedComms webinars. We'll take a break here for the Summer and return in September. To catch up on the recordings, please visit NetworkPharma.tv

    [If you have any questions about future activities, or suggestions for future topics and speakers, please contact Peter Llewellyn]

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    #MEDCOMMS DAY!

    9 June 2021

    This will be our 10th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

    Let's make it bigger and better than ever. And this year, let's truly celebrate the breadth of diversity across the global MedComms community. Diversity in all its forms.

    Once again we'll 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 happened in previous years]


    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.

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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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