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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


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Nurturing a digital, multichannel, mindset in MedComms

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 29 January 2020

    On this webinar we'll be joined by Tim Sparke (Partner at Congregation Ltd) and Faisal Ahmed (Digital Consultant and co-founder of the Digitally Sick podcast). Tim and Faisal have extensive experience delivering digital training and developing effective strategies for a wide range of small, medium and large companies, both inside and outside of the pharmaceutical and medical communications businesses. We'll hear practical advice supported by insightful case histories. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with the account managers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 5 February 2020

    In this webinar, we're joined by account management staff from four different agencies who talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of account managers, training opportunities and career prospects. The four panellists are Aveen Hamid (Senior Account Executive at Lucid Group), Abigail Lowe (Project Coordinator at Fishawack Group), Charlotte Lupton (Scientific Project Leader at Helios Medical Communications ) and Rob Woods (Vice President, Client Strategy and Partnerships at Ashfield Healthcare Communications). They have all been profiled in the new issue of our annual careers guide, "The business of medical communications: a guide to getting started in account management", published January 2020 (see FirstMedCommsJob.com). Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    3rd occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers (and guests)

    Venue: Global
    Date: 10.00 New Zealand Standard time, 10 February 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    The focus for this event is the New Zealand medical writers' group but everyone is welcome. It's strictly informal. If you have topics you'd like to raise specifically let me know, otherwise I look forward to a general chat about life as a medical writer in New Zealand.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Leadership Development at Envision

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 12 February 2020

    As Envision Pharma Group continues to evolve as a medical communications agency, so too does their approach to management and leadership. This week, Rob Harris, Envision's Global Talent Lead will be talking to us about their Envisionary Leadership programme. Now in its second year, this group-wide initiative is building leadership skills among its people managers to not only ensure that all team members have a common and high quality experience of management, but also that Envision's leaders remain responsive to Envision's operating context. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: The Windsor Centre, 15-29 Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
    Date: 13 February 2020

    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 FirstMedCommsJob.com 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]


    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), and an Independent medical writing specialist (name TBC). 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 Medical Writing Academy 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
    Save the date - details TBC

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

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 29 January through to 1 April. 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. Recordings are posted to NetworkPharma.tv afterwards.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

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

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 29 January through to 1 April. 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. Recordings are posted to NetworkPharma.tv afterwards.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

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

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 29 January through to 1 April. 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. Recordings are posted to NetworkPharma.tv afterwards.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Save the date - details TBC

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

    MedComms Networking Webinars will be run every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time from 29 January through to 1 April. 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. Recordings are posted to NetworkPharma.tv afterwards.

    [If you any questions, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    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@networkpharma.com. 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]

    WHAT ELSE?

    5th ANNUAL MEDCOMMS BAROMETER

    Please take just 10 minutes to complete our annual online survey of sentiment amongst the global MedComms community.

    Results freely available to all afterwards.

    **Complete our survey**

    Closing date
    31 January 2020


    << 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


    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


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    Learn more here.


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