Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.
MedComms Networking - 16 July 2019
I've just completed a series of 11 weekly #MedComms webinars using Zoom.us. The weekly routine was tougher than I'd expected, but I think it was worthwhile. I'd be delighted to get your feedback. More than 400 people registered and more than 250 turned up at one or more events. And the videos now allow many more to catch up in their own time. From anywhere.
The video from last week's webinar is now freely available and features Louise Sharp (Founder and Managing Director, Makara Health Communications) and Angie Wiles (Founder, The Difference Collective). "Have laptop, can work from anywhere..." Really? We discussed the benefits and challenges - for staff, clients and others - that come with working in fully- or semi- virtual teams. Is it about working smarter to deliver better service? Or saving cost? Or better work-life balance? And we answered questions from the audience.
If you missed them, the other recordings are freely available at NetworkPharma.tv along with many more related videos, or directly on YouTube as listed below.
8 key tips to transform your MedComms Linkedin profile, recorded 04 July (47.01 mins)
The Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey 2019, recorded 26 June (37.30 mins)
FirstMedCommsJob: Working in client services with inScience Communications, recorded 19 June (42.28 mins)
FirstMedCommsJob: Ask AMICULUM about life in healthcare communications, recorded 12 June (35.39 mins)
FirstMedCommsJob: Working in medical writing with Fishawack Communications, recorded 05 June (43.10 mins)
Plain-language summaries: what are they, and why consider including them in our publications, recorded 29 May (38.40 mins)
A guide to KOL and stakeholder identification and mapping, recorded 15 May (37.43 mins)
FirstMedCommsJob: In conversation with the medical writers, recorded 08 May (41.07 mins)
FirstMedCommsJob: Specialising in HEOR/Market Access medical writing with DRG Abacus, recorded 01 May (41.21 mins)
Note the weekly webinars start again on 2 October. If you've suggestions for topics or speakers/panellists, in particular if you'd like to participate, please contact me.
Meanwhile we're working on several other activities for the second half of 2019, and here are two important dates to note...
Our next Open Careers Event for anyone who wants to know more about MedComms, will be on 10 September back at Manchester University. These careers events are well-proven now and have helped lots of previous attendees who now happily work in and around MedComms. Please help spread the word. We expect 40-50 representatives from 14 leading agencies to join us.
And the team at StgilesMedical have invited us back for another end-of-year event on 10 December. Home-made mince pies, anyone? This year we'll talk about Involving patients in research and medical writing and we fully expect another packed room. So, as usual, just ping me an email confirming your current position if you'd like to join us. I'll keep the web page updated as programme details are confirmed.
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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