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    Many thanks to all the Sponsors of MedComms Networking

    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


    ONLINE WORKSHOP
    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 BST on both 1 and 2 June 2020

    This online workshop (split across two half-days), 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 primarily designed to help prospective medical writers tackle an agency writing test. The two virtual workshops cover eight topics: be prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, visually aware, correct and consistent. At the end of Workshop 1, Peter Llewellyn (NetworkPharma) will lead a short discussion about careers in medical writing. At the end of Workshop 2, Julia Walton (Media Contacts) will share her recruitment experience on writing an effective CV.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Delivering virtual workshops in medical communications: a trainer's tale

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 3 June 2020

    As a trainer in scientific communications, John Dixon has considerable experience in delivering face-to-face workshops to medical writers and doctoral students in universities, research institutes, medical communications agencies and for the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA). John also developed the unique FirstMedCommsJob workshops for aspiring medical writers. Recently, he has adapted his workshops for virtual delivery. John will share his experiences and practical tips. How different is virtual from face-to-face delivery? Can participants still interact effectively? Do you need a co-host to help you out? How long can participants sit in front of a screen without a break? Does it work? Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [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 Llewellyn. 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]

    The whole idea is that on #MedComms day there is no actual plan. All sorts of people working in and around MedComms get involved in many different ways. And do their own thing. Much of the activity will pass unreported but we collect a number of contributions at MedCommsDay.com and you'll find all sorts of activity over on Twitter and Linkedin and Instagram and elsewhere. Look for hashtag #MedComms.

    We will, though, have some special events again, which anyone can join in with:

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    4th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers (and guests)

    Venue: Global
    Date: 11.00 New Zealand Standard time, 10 June 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    Once again, we'll give MedComms Day a kick start with an online meeting of the New Zealand medical writers' group. Everyone is welcome. It's strictly informal.

    [Programme and registration details]

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    Weekly MedComms Webinar
    Learning and development at AMICULUM

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 10 June 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    This webinar is being run on MedComms Day 2020, our 9th annual celebration of a day in the life in MedComms. Please join in - see www.MedCommsDay.com

    In this webinar, we'll provide an insight into the learning journey of a new medical writer or account executive during their first 12 months at AMICULUM. We'll be joined by learning and development expert Louise Upton who will provide an overview of our in-house learning initiative, Curriculum, and demonstrate how our colleagues can use this platform to create their individual learning and development pathway. We will also be joined by Isabelle Blomfield (Medical writer, Seques) and Priya Loi (Account handler, Comradis), members of our team who have recently joined AMICULUM - who will talk about their learning experience over the first 12 months of their career. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

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    MedComms Wookbook Huddle - open to all on MedComms Day 2020

    Venue: Global
    Date: 18.00 (wine o'clock) UK time, 10 June 2020 (NOTE the time zone!)

    This week's Huddle for the freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook is being run on MedComms Day 2020, our 9th annual celebration of a day in the life in MedComms. Please join in - see www.MedCommsDay.com

    We'll be online at 18.00 (wine o'clock) UK time for a drink and a chat, and today we'll happily raise a glass to celebrate MedComms Day 2020 with whoever turns up. Everyone welcome. Any discussions will primarily focus on freelance life in and around MedComms, but it will be very informal and we welcome all comers to join us. Nobody will mind if you have a toddler on your knees or a dog cuddling up close. Within reason! Please join us.

    [Programme and registration details]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    The Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey 2020

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 17 June 2020

    In this webinar we're joined by Daniel Clifton, CEO, Paramount Recruitment, and Mike Ellingham, Marketing Consultant, who review key findings from the 3rd annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey, which runs in May 2020. It covers topics such as:

    * Average salaries for each main healthcare communications role in the UK
    * Salary breakdowns by gender and region
    * Benefits received by employees
    * Expected pay rises
    * What attracts candidates to roles
    * What employers are looking for from candidates
    * Future demands for skills.

    Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Take control of your MedComms career

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 24 June 2020

    Do you want to progress, but aren't sure what you're aiming for? Are you so busy that career progression never becomes a priority? Or are you a manager who wants to help their team develop, but can't do it all for them? Join Eleanor Steele, the MedComms Mentor, for practical tips and resources to help you or your team get the most from MedComms career development opportunities. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    ONLINE WORKSHOP
    Writing skills for medical writers: what MedComms agencies expect

    Venue: Global
    Date: 09.30-13.00 BST on both 29 and 30 June 2020

    This online workshop (split across two half-days), 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 primarily designed to help prospective medical writers tackle an agency writing test. The two virtual workshops cover eight topics: be prepared, clear, readable, coherent, concise, relevant, visually aware, correct and consistent. At the end of Workshop 1, Peter Llewellyn (NetworkPharma) will lead a short discussion about careers in medical writing. At the end of Workshop 2, Julia Walton (Media Contacts) will share her recruitment experience on writing an effective CV.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Working in MedComms at OPEN Health

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 1 July 2020

    In this webinar, we hear from Rob Pibrow (Global Managing Director, Medical Writing) and colleagues from OPEN Health who will talk about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. You'll learn about what they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects across the group. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob: Getting started in HEOR and market access medical writing

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 UK time, 8 July 2020

    In this webinar, we'll be joined by Linda Harrison, freelance writer and author of "Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing". Linda will be joined by a couple of the HEOR and market access specialists who are profiled in the new edition of the annual careers guide, which will be published in June 2020. Together they'll explain what the agencies are looking for and provide tips to help you get your first job. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    WHAT ELSE?

    16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

    COVID-19 SURVEY
    Challenges of home-working, a survey to inform working practice

    Please help us understand the challenges in health communications and the biomedical industries

    Complete the survey

    Closes 10 June 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


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    SPECIALIST MEDCOMMS JOBS

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    Learn more at FirstMedCommsJob

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