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MedComms Networking - 29 March 2022
That's me well and truly off the fence, now! Suddenly, it's all about in-person events.
At least, it feels so. These in-person events are hard work! And time-consuming. I'd forgotten how much.
I think everything's different now. People are different. Expectations are different. Certainly I'll be very picky about what in-person events I attend. I'm expecting others to be likewise. So we have to think differently when organising them.
Or do we? Let's find out.
Our MedComms Workbook event for freelancers, two weeks ago in Oxford, was unarguably valuable for the attendees. All those extra casual interactions on the way in, on the way out, around the lunch tables...
So, I've organised another. This time, "up north" at Alderley Park on 11 July. Once again, in the spirit of these strange times, we'll welcome anyone who is currently freelancing in or around MedComms or who is thinking of doing so. If that's you, please join us.
Whilst talking to the team at Alderley Park, someone suggested an old-fashioned MedComms Networking event. For any members of this MedComms Networking Community, or anyone who would like to learn more about the MedComms business.
So, we're now meeting on 11 May. I'd love to see you there. Just like the old days, simply ping me an email and I'll add you to the list. See details here. Please spread the word..
Join us for an important discussion around 'Living our values in MedComms' and take the chance to catch up with others from across the community. The last two years in particular have thrown a spotlight on how we work and our values in MedComms. What are employers doing to respond? How are our working practices changing? How are we addressing issues like DEI and sustainability? How do these issues impact on delivering our services to our clients and how much do they impact on recruitment and retention? Our first confirmed panellist is Charlie Buckwell, Chief Medical Communications Officer, IPG HEALTH, and more are coming.
On last week's webinar, the team from AMICULUM's newest agency, Cogent, discussed the importance of core values when launching a new agency and the workplace trends that will ensure that our agencies are fit for the future. They covered a lot of good ground and at the end I expressed frustration we couldn't now all go to the bar to debate them.
On 11 May we can. Please, join us.
Meanwhile, tomorrow - online, as usual - we'll talk about understanding the evolution of HCP engagement with Antonia Trent (Chief Medical Officer) and James Atherton (Chief Commercial Officer) of MedShr. Does Antonia think her medical colleagues are acting any differently nowadays?
There's lots more coming. Onsite and online, to coin a phrase.
P.S. Word is out about the #MedComms Careers Show, 19 September at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow. Make a diary note. Hold on to your hats. This one will be unlike anything we've done before. Details coming soon.
Stay safe, everyone.
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