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MedComms Networking - 15 June 2021
I survived. Just! But I'm still acting punch drunk, apparently. One heck of a sleepless week, but once again the #MedComms Day celebrations were worth the effort. Bonkers. But worth it. It was great seeing a vibrant global community making some positive noise and connecting with each other.
There were some fun elements. Some more serious. There were lots of comments from across the global community about why people like working in MedComms.
It was definitely worth noting how much video was used this year.
I can have no favourites, but did you see the Langland video? They asked some of those who know us best what they think we do in #MedComms and why. We’ve all been there! Watch it here.
And I love that I can now open my Spotify App, search #MedComms and find a playlist especially for us! A simple - but fun - idea from the team at Oxford PharmaGenesis who collected contributions throughout the day.
Follow #MedComms on Twitter and LinkedIn in particular to see the vast range and depth of content that was shared, and the variety of individuals and organisations that got involved, even if just to shout a cheery "Happy #MedComms Day!".
I always said I'd aim for 10 annual #MedComms Days before falling over and I made it. I'm well aware that it could all have been slicker, bigger, bolder. But, perhaps, it's not been a bad effort for one old chap and his Teddy! Supported, of course, in later years by Ted, the office pup.
Ideas are floating around about how that annual activity can continue in other hands and I'll happily support those if I can.
Meanwhile, there's still plenty happening at and around MedCommsNetworking.com.
This week, we published the 4th edition of our annual careers guide, "Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing", authored by Linda Harrison. You'll find all the guides along with much more, at FirstMedCommsJob.com. Feedback welcomed.
In tomorrow's #MedComms webinar I'll be joined by Daniel Clifton (CEO, Paramount Recruitment) and Mike Ellingham (Marketing Consultant) who will review key findings from the "4th annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey", which was conducted in May 2021. That should be interesting after the year we've had. Please join us.
Then next week, I'll be joined by Sarah Diffen (Senior Director, Client Success) and Alex Monaghan (Senior Business Partnerships) of Within3 and Michelle Marchione (Associate Director, Oncology Patient Affairs) at AstraZeneca to focus on virtual engagement strategies for medical affairs teams to maximize their engagement with physicians, patients, and other care team members. Please join us.
There's lots more coming. For instance, make a diary note and keep your eyes open for details of an online MedComms Forum event we'll run on 21 July, Veeva for MedComms agencies - a deep dive. And we've a couple more webinars to announce shortly, aimed mainly at the wannabes before my Summer break.
Stay well everyone. Keep on spreading that #MedComms word!
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