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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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  • 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:

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  • 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.


    Permission Granted? The Ins and Outs of Copyrights in Medical Publishing
    Published by The MAP newsletter, 13 February 2018

    Medical publication professionals use the work of others when emailing an interesting article to the team, storing a copy in a literature database, or providing copies of articles to clients, vendors, review committees, advisors, or authors. They create new materials, which may eventually be used by others. They re-use material created by others or themselves when reproducing or adapting a figure that has been published or presented at a congress. Routine content exchanges can expose an organization to risk of copyright infringement if sharing takes place without permission.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of day 2 of the 2018 European ISMPP Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 6 February 2018

    The 2018 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held in London on 23-24 January and attracted nearly 300 delegates; the highest number of attendees to date. The meeting's theme was 'Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem' and the agenda centred around data transparency, patient centricity and the future of medical publishing. Delegates were treated to two keynote addresses, lively panel discussions, interactive roundtables and parallel sessions, and also had the chance to present their own research in a poster session.

    A summary of the second day of the meeting is provided below for those who could not attend, and as a timely reminder of the highlights for those who did.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of day 1 of the 2018 European ISMPP Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 2 February 2018

    The 2018 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held in London on 23-24 January and attracted nearly 300 delegates; the highest number of attendees to date. The meeting's theme was 'Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem' and the agenda centred around data transparency, patient centricity and the future of medical publishing. Delegates were treated to two keynote addresses, lively panel discussions, interactive roundtables and parallel sessions, and also had the chance to present their own research in a poster session.

    A summary of the first day of the meeting is provided below for those who could not attend, and as a timely reminder of the highlights for those who did.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Flexible working tops benefits comms agencies offer
    Published by PMLive.com, 24 January 2018

    Most UK healthcare communications agencies offer new staff a range of benefits, with flexible working almost ubiquitous, according to a new survey.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The gold standard of scientific evidence
    Published by PMLive.com, 18 January 2018

    Will randomised controlled trials become a thing of the past?

    [Read on to find out more]


    Clinical trial transparency reaches highest recorded level
    Published by ABPI, 19 December 2017

    Timely reporting of results from pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials for newly approved medicines has reached the highest recorded level of 93%, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO).

    [Read on to find out more]


    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]

    WHAT ELSE?

    Short survey: digital features in medical publications

    Please spend just a few minutes completing this short survey to help inform the discussions at our 3rd Virtual MedComms Networking event
    on 1 March.

    [PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE]


    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2018

    This year we will celebrate A Day in the Life of #MedComms on 6 June 2018 with support from Concise.

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

    Let's make our 7th annual celebration the biggest, best and boldest yet!

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