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MedComms Networking - 04 June 2019
First, many thanks to Jan Seal-Roberts from Adis, for a topical discussion about plain-language summaries (PLS), in last week's free #MedComms Webinar. The video recording is now freely available. Feedback is welcomed.
Next up, tomorrow, we'll hear from Fishawack Communications about their global business and opportunities for new medical writers. Everyone welcome.
Meanwhile I'm nervously preparing for next week's celebration of #MedComms Day on Wednesday, 12 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 seven years are anything to go by, it should be busy - and fun.
Don't leave me sitting here with nothing to do! Once again I'll post your stories, news, photos, videos and whatever else comes my way from around the world. Please spread the word, point everyone at www.MedCommsDay.com and as before we'll use hashtag #MedComms to embrace Twitter and other social media platforms.
The idea is you all 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 12 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 ensuring you use the hashtag #MedComms and point people at the web site at www.MedCommsDay.com wherever possible
3 - most importantly, at least once and maybe more often, 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 the time zones switch on and switch off.
Remind yourself what happened last year, and the six years before that at www.MedCommsDay.com and let's make this year bigger, better and bolder.
Importantly, we've arranged two online Zoom video meetings that everyone can participate in. The New Zealand medical writers are meeting at 11.00 New Zealand standard time (24.00 BST) and then AMICULUM are leading a discussion about life in MedComms at 12.00 BST.
There's more - see www.MedCommsDay.com for up-to-date details of some of what's planned.
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!
Finally a quick shout for the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) here in the UK, who are offering you all a 20 percent discount off their CPD courses. For more information, or to book any courses anytime, email romilly@the-HCA.org quoting "medcomms networking".
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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