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MedComms Networking - 31 May 2016
First, a big "shout out" to Adelphi Communications, our newest Sponsors of MedComms Networking. Thanks, Guys! They join an illustrious group of leading agencies providing support and guidance. As I always say, "none of all this could happen without them."
Talking of which, tomorrow we've another Brunch meeting in Oxford with four speakers talking about medical writing topics. All being well we'll film them and quickly make the webcasts freely available. Feel free to join us on the day, but please let me know you're coming.
Our next major meeting is at Alderley Park on 7 July when we'll be talking Real World Data, hosted by AstraZeneca. We're working hard on a really comprehensive workshop, which will be valuable to many of you, so do take advantage.
Meanwhile, here's another gentle nudge as we head towards our 5th annual MedComms Day on 8 June. Please share this information with your colleagues and indeed anyone relevant - wherever in the world they are.
It provides a snapshot from across the globe of a "typical" day's activities undertaken by the MedComms community. It's a valuable insight in to the MedComms business for anyone interested in joining (and we're constantly told by the wannabes at the careers events how valuable it is), and provides a heightened profile and better understanding of our activities amongst industry colleagues and other stakeholders and hopefully it allows everyone in MedComms some fun along the way.
Remember the "day" hopefully starts in the Asia Pacific region and ends somewhere over the west coast of the USA. So it's a looooong day.
I'll post contributions throughout the day at www.MedCommsDay.com. Ideally any text should be accompanied by pictures (at least a selfie but ideally not just yet another photo of yet another desktop computer!), we can host PDFs, we can link to others sites or embed videos. I'll be as flexible as I can be within the constraints of the Wordpress blog that I use. Take a look back at previous years at the range of contributions we've received from various events or all sizes, from offices and homes and restaurants and taxi cabs and airports and airplanes and hotels and so on.
After last year's slightly unexpected "explosion" of activity on Twitter I assume we'll see that activity take off again on the day using hashtag #MedComms to hold it all together.
I've started posting to Instagram using hashtag #medcomms though I'm not sure that will develop very far.
And Facebook I assume will tick over at the usual low level.
I'm particularly keen to see lots of activity on Linkedin where we can really make a huge impact so please add at least a status update or two on the day.
Most importantly, ahead of the day please support our Thunderclap. I need 100 supporters before we hear the Thunder! Liking/sharing/retweeting links about Thunderclap all helps but I need people/organisations to specifically support it to build the numbers to launch the message at 12.00 BST on 8 June.
As I say, give me a shout if you've any questions.
So, have a good week everyone. If you haven't seen it yet check this out - All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals.
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