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MedComms Networking - 07 January 2020
Welcome, everyone, to 2020. Let's make it another good one for #MedComms folks everywhere.
To kick off in the best possible manner, I'm delighted to announce two new Sponsors for MedComms Networking. Please give a huge thanks to James Seed and his colleagues at Wave Healthcare Communications. Also, please, to Rob Pilbrow and Daniel Laghaney who were instrumental in bringing OPEN Health on board. Let them know our appreciation.
It's a simple fact that, after 13 years and counting, MedCommsNetworking.com and the various associated services like FirstMedCommsJob.com, NextMedCommsJob.com, MedCommsWorkbook.com, NetworkPharma.tv, MedCommsDay.com and so much more, only happen the way they do because some companies step up to support and guide us. Kudos to all our Sponsors.
Then everyone can easily be involved. Pretty much everything is accessible for free. The way I like it. If nothing else, please at least help spread the #MedComms word. We'll all benefit.
But, of course, your active participation is welcomed.
Last week I launched our 5th annual MedComms Barometer and we've already passed 250 responses! I want lots more, please. You can view the last four surveys on our Surveys page.
These online surveys will always need to be interpreted with care. They aren't rigorous research, but they can still glean useful insights and provoke some feedback and maybe some discussions around various water coolers of one sort or another. Participation is on an entirely anonymous basis and the results will be made freely available to all, immediately after the survey closes on 31 January. Please help spread the word and encourage all relevant others to participate.
[PLEASE COMPLETE OUR ONLINE SURVEY HERE]
Meanwhile, what's on the agenda for the new #MedComms decade? I reckon it's all about HOW we work, not so much about what we do. A 4-day working week, anyone?
It's difficult to miss the increasing noise levels around environmental issues. Have any of you done an audit of your own business activity?
If Coldplay can stop tours while they work out how to make them environmentally friendly, maybe a spotlight should be put on international medical conferences? What do you think?
How about MedComms taking a lead? Hashtag #GreenMedComms anyone?
For example, did you see these Blogs from Richard Smith in The BMJ over the past couple of weeks? Any thoughts?
Most meetings can happen electronically, saving tonnes of carbon
Time to scrap offices (and reduce face-to-face consultations) to reduce carbon consumption
Maybe our weekly MedComms webinars will be one small way to help the planet. No travel involved. Gather your colleagues, share some cake, and tune in on Wednesdays at 12.00 UK time. We'll start again on 29 January with Tim Sparke and Faisal Ahmed talking about nurturing a digital, multichannel, mindset in MedComms. Everyone welcome.
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. It's going to be a busy 2020.
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