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  • RELATED READING

    The following specialist services are worth checking out for a wider range of news and features relevant to medical education, medical communications and medical publishing:

  • Pharma Executive
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  • PharmaTimes
  • PMLive
  • The Publication Plan

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    The following blogs may be worth browsing for opinion on a wide variety of pharmaceutical industry matters:

  • Drug Injury Watch
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  • In the Pipeline
  • Pharma Marketing
  • the Publication Plan

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    USEFUL READING

    The following selected references from the past year or so should prove useful reading for everyone in MedComms. You will find a much more extensive collection of relevant headlines and links to news, views and opinions developing at our related MedCommsNews.com service.


    Data Visualisation in Medical Communication
    Published by PMlive.com, 27 November 2017

    In the increasingly data-rich but time-poor environment of clinical practice, doctors face the escalating challenge of maintaining up-to-date clinical knowledge. By 2020, it is estimated that medical knowledge will be doubling every 73 days. How can medical communications help to meet this challenge and ensure that the content delivered is in a clear and understandable format, and can be assimilated quickly? One solution is data visualisation...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Clinical trial transparency: Letting the light in
    Published by Pharmafocus, 6 November 2017

    Transparency is one of those words for which the exact meaning has become clouded by murkier connotations. The chances are that if most people were asked to associate the word with an event, it’s more than likely that the example would be negative, whether it be a lack of government transparency, an example of a tech firm refusing to be clear on its data use, or a company not being completely honest about its wrongdoing.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Tools for the digital world: The next step for the pharma industry
    Published by PMLive.com, 20 October 2017

    Fonny Schenck writes that "If you want one illustration of the way that digital, tech companies and healthcare interact then you could do worse than consider an evening event which was held in London in July. 'The Future is Now: Digital Technology for NHS General Practice' was aimed squarely at HCPs - and hosted by Amazon Web Services, a company first known as an online book retailer, but which has since moved into music streaming, TV, film-making - and, of course, health. ..."

    [Read on to find out more]


    Multichannel in pharma: Get ready for the perfect storm
    Published by PMLive.com, 17 October 2017

    Fonny Schenck writes that "exactly 20 years ago, I launched my first HCP website. On the surface, not a lot seems to have changed since then. While many other industries have moved ahead, pharma continues to see digital as a 'shiny object' and an 'afterthought..."

    [Read on to find out more]


    The changing face of medical communications over the past 15 years
    Published by PMLive.com, 28 September 2017

    As Porterhouse Medical celebrates its 15 year anniversary, joint MD and founder, Brian Parsons reflects on the changes to the medical communications industry over the past decade and a half.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Publication Planning: Balancing Speed vs Story Flow
    Published by The MAP newsletter, 11 August 2017

    In the evolving landscape of medical publications, the question of whether to release study data as soon as they are available or to plan release based on a "story flow" is front-and-center. Recent regulation changes on the release of clinical trial results are an important consideration and will likely continue to have an impact on publication planning.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Identifying Predatory Publishers
    Published by TheScientist, 17 July 2017

    Tracy Vence offers advice on how to tell reputable journals from shady ones and provides a useful checklist of points to look out for.

    [Read on to find out more]


    ICMJE announce new data sharing requirements for publication of clinical trial reports
    Published by The Publication Plan, 9 June 2017

    In recent years, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has been striving to make widespread data sharing the norm. In January 2016, the committee published a proposal to require authors to share deidentified individual patient data underlying results presented in articles reporting clinical trials within six months of publication. This proposal was met with a positive reaction from many who support the commitment to data sharing, but also concern over the feasibility of the endeavour.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The Truth, the Whole Truth, or "About Half" of the Truth: AllTrials and TrialsTracker
    Published by The Map Newsletter, 30 May 2017

    This article is an opinion piece based on the "Mythbuster" presentations given at the 12th Annual Meeting and 2017 European Meeting of ISMPP.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The EFPIA Disclosure Experience: An Update
    Published by PharmExec.com, 10 April 2017

    Nine months on from the 2016 European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Disclosure Code deadline - which required all member companies across Europe to publish data concerning their 2015 transfer-of-value transactions to healthcare professionals (HCPs) - EFPIA Director of Communications Andrew Powrie-Smith offered a lively update on the responses to the Code to a highly engaged audience at last week's CBI's Global Transparency Reporting Congress in London.

    [Read on to find out more]


    HEOR: Why It Is Changing the World of Medical Publications
    Published by The MAP Newsletter, 14 March 2017

    Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has been the fastest-growing function in the pharmaceutical industry for a decade or more. Medical publication professionals are seeing publication plans increasingly populated by HEOR studies - particularly post-launch.

    [Read on to find out more]


    One thing all Pharma communicators should consider (not) doing in 2017
    Published by Manu Field on Linkedin, 5 February 2017

    The backlash against Pharma drowning out online conversations during congresses has begun, and we should address this issue now before it is too late.

    [Read on to find out more]


    10 years of doctors' social networks: What have we learnt? What can we expect?
    Published by Len Starnes on Linkedin, 4 February 2017

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of a truly historical event in social media and medicine. In February 2007 the world's first doctors-only social network was launched in the USA under the name of Sermo, the Latin word for conversation.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
    Published by ThePublicationPlan.com, 1 February 2017

    Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The agenda was centred around the evolving role of publication professionals in a multi-stakeholder environment and included a keynote address, lively panel discussions, smaller roundtable case-study reports and interactive parallel sessions. The Publication Plan has posted summaries of the plenary and poster presentations from the meeting for those of you that could not attend, as well as acting as a timely reminder of the highlights for those that did. A summary of the second day of the meeting is provided...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
    Published by ThePublicationPlan.com, 27 January 2017

    Over two days last week (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The agenda was centred around the evolving role of publication professionals in a multi-stakeholder environment and included a keynote address, lively panel discussions, smaller roundtable case-study reports and interactive parallel sessions. The Publication Plan will post summaries of the plenary and poster presentations from the meeting for those of you that could not attend, as well as acting as a timely reminder of the highlights for those that did. A summary of the first day of the meeting is provided...

    [Read on to find out more]


    AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers
    Published by AMWA, EMWA and ISMPP, 17 January 2017

    This joint position statement of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) describes the appropriate role of professional medical writers in the development of medical and scientific publications.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Digital Health: 2016 in review
    Published by pharmaphorum, 3 January 2017

    Marco Ricci reviews some of the biggest digital health stories of 2016, and looks ahead to what 2017 may have in store.

    [Read on to find out more]


    the Andrew Winterburn Interview ..... change for healthcare sector meetings
    Published by Compliant Venues, 21 December 2016

    Mark Handforth of Compliant Venues talks with Andrew Winterburn, former Director of Ashfield Meetings and Events, about how he sees the future for medical meetings.

    [Read on to find out more]

    WHAT ELSE?

    2018 European Meeting of ISMPP - 23-24 January 2018, London, UK


    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2017

    This year we celebrated A Day in the Life of #MedComms on 7 June 2017 with support from Concise.

    Once again we had contributions from across the globe, from Auckland in New Zealand to San Francisco in the USA, providing great insights into the MedComms working day.

    SEE WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY


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