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    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 The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.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 - 31 May 2022

    Hi

    As you'll recall, last year I drew a firm line on my involvement in the annual #MedComms Day celebrations. I managed 10 years, then said "enough is enough"!

    But the baton has been picked up. #MedComms Day 2022 is 22 June! Representatives from AMICULUM, Langland and Oxford PharmaGenesis are working together to facilitate a day of events and social media activities using the usual hashtag #MedComms. Please join in, wherever in the world you are. If nothing else, on the day simply shout "Happy #MedComms Day" on LinkedIn and Twitter and so on.

    See MedCommsDay.com for details and let Amy Doyle know about activities you plan to run. Amanda Mao and Daniel McGowan are running their Asia Pacific Quarterly Medical Writers Zoom Meeting to kick things off again. AMICULUM, Langland and Oxford PharmaGenesis themselves are running a virtual event, Illuminate #MedComms at midday UK time. And there's more coming.

    I can't entirely stand back and do nothing, though! If you're freelancing, or aspiring to do so, join us for a now traditional MedComms Workbook Huddle, online at 18.00 (wine o'clock) UK time on 22 June for a chat and to raise a celebratory glass together. Non-subscribers welcome.

    Please, everyone, give the guys plenty of support and help make some noise to spread the word. Use hashtag #MedComms wherever possible.

    In other news, yesterday the Sponsors of MedComms Networking gathered for an informal chat. We talked about sustainability policies and specifically about how larger companies like big Pharma are making increasingly urgent and strenuous demands of their suppliers to prove they can disclose, set and later meet sustainability targets.

    This is affecting everyone and those demands are being passed all the way down the line. In the end, it is simply now becoming part of the cost of doing business throughout the supply chain. The practical burden on smaller companies and individuals, though, can be significant. Are you preparing yourselves for what is coming fast? Here's a handful of quick links you might find useful if you're starting to consider your approaches...

  • The Ecovadis programme

  • The CDP platform

  • ISO 14001 certification

  • consultancies that can help prepare you, see Anthesis, Climate Impact Partners and Energise

  • Importantly The UK's PM Society has a Sustainability Special Interest Group and are interested in hearing from interested parties

  • The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) has a Foresight Committee that is discussing these matters and they published a short guide to help communications professionals build the case for action around sustainability last year.

    Meanwhile, last week's #MedComms webinar, Telling stories with data with AMICULUM's Matt Evans and Matt Burns, was excellent. And packed with useful, practical tips.

    Tomorrow Helen Kane will talk about The role of MedComms in supporting MSLs and their medical affairs activity.

    And next week we'll discuss Writing for Patients: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How? with Medical Communications and Patient Recruitment team members from IQVIA.

    Heck, the #MedComms webinars are all excellent! And free. Everyone's welcome.

    There's lots more happening, online and onsite.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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