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MedComms Networking - 11 June 2019
First a quick shout out to Elena Garonna, Lizzie Hutchinson and Heather Shawcross from Fishawack Communications for a great discussion about working in medical writing in last week's free MedComms Webinar. Kudos, guys. The video is now freely available.
In next week's webinar we're talking about working in client services with inScience Communications. Everyone welcome.
Tomorrow, though, is MedComms Day and our weekly webinar will feature Tom Davies, Kirsty Liversidge, Chloe Mapp and Damian Reynolds from AMICULUM for a discussion about life and careers in healthcare communications. Everyone welcome. Please join us.
So... MedComms Day 2019. Our 8th annual celebration of a day in the life of MedComms. Once again, I'm sitting here with little idea of what's coming. But I suspect it's going to be bonkers again!
I'm particularly pleased we've The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA), The European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) and The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) all helping make some noise this year.
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.
To help kick things off, we've arranged an online Zoom video meeting for The New Zealand medical writers are meeting at 11.00 New Zealand standard time (24.00 BST). Feel free to join us.
There's more - see www.MedCommsDay.com for up-to-date details as it unfolds.
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!
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