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MedComms Networking - 02 June 2020
Many thanks to Ben Church, Alice Fantom and Charlotte Lupton for joining me on last week's webinar to talk about daily life in MedComms account management. The video is now freely available.
Tomorrow's webinar should be valuable for many, as we adjust to these new times of home working for all. John Dixon, Trainer in scientific writing and presentation skills, will offer practical advice about delivering virtual workshops in medical communications. Everyone's welcome.
Meanwhile I'm nervously preparing for next week's 9th annual celebration of #MedComms Day on Wednesday, 10 June. We'll start as the sun rises in New Zealand and end as the sun sets somewhere on the West coast of the USA. And who knows what'll happen in between. If the past eight years are anything to go by, it should be busy - and fun.
Once again I'll post stories, news, photos, videos and more from around the world at www.MedCommsDay.com, but importantly hashtag #MedComms will light up LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Get involved however you like, in your own style, but here are simple suggestions to help catalyse the action:
1 - everyone, when you arrive at your desks on 10 June in your own time zone, start by adding a Status Update to your LinkedIn profile along the lines of "I'm celebrating #MedComms Day today..." and link to the web site at www.MedCommsDay.com
2 - if you're on Twitter please tweet messages through the day, using hashtag #MedComms and pointing people at www.MedCommsDay.com wherever possible
3 - importantly, email me something to post on www.MedCommsDay.com from wherever you are in the world. We want stories, insights, pictures, videos and more.
The idea is to see a wave of activity appearing throughout the day as time zones switch on and switch off.
Remind yourself what happened last year, and the seven years before that at www.MedCommsDay.com and let's make this year bigger, better and bolder.
I've arranged some online meetings that everyone can participate in. The New Zealand medical writers are meeting at 11.00 New Zealand standard time. AMICULUM will talk about learning and development in our weekly webinar at 12.00 UK time. And the weekly Huddle for the freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook will be at 18.00 (wine o'clock) UK time. Please join us.
And I know there'll be much more to engage with throughout the day.
Any questions anytime, give me a shout. Please, as always, help spread the word and encourage all relevant others to join in. Come on #MedComms - prepare to be loud and proud for one day at least!
Stay well everyone and, please, complete our new questionnaire during your next coffee break today, Challenges of home-working, a survey to inform working practice. We'll report the findings at a special extended #MedComms webinar on 17 June.
Remember, details of all our activities are kept bang up-to-date at www.MedCommsNetworking.com or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.
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