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    CAREERS WORKSHOP, 11-12 May 2009 - OXFORD

    This 2-day workshop was run with funding from Oxford University as well as the support of six leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.


    Day 1

    The Pharmaceutical Industry, Medicines Development and Medical Communications - Dr Stephen Bartlett, Author of A-Z Medicines Research, ABPI

    The Role of the Writer in Regulatory Affairs - Dr Julie Bowdler, Freelance Medical Writer in Regulatory Affairs

    The role of the Medical Writer; where we came from and what we do - Dr Louise Fuller, Freelance Medical Writer, Dr Louise Alder, Freelance Medical Writer and Dr John Carpenter, Freelance Medical Writer.

    Publication Planning, Rules and Responsibilities for Writers and understanding the Journal Editor's perspective - Liz Wager, Author of Getting Research Published,

    Presentations and Speed Dating with the MedComms Agencies

    Day 2

    Writing Skills for MedComms; Top 10 Tips - Dr Jane Fraser, Author of How to Publish in BioMedicine

    Industry Codes of Practice - Dr Judith Grice, Author of Pharmaceutical Marketing Guide to Global Industry Codes

    Recognising your existing skills and strengths, presenting yourself to the agencies, the writing tests and interviews, training opportunities and career development - Dr Karen Wilson-Smith, Freelance Medical Writer, Dr Annick Moon, Freelance Medical Writer and Author of From Academic to Medical Writer, and Dr Carys Mills, Recruitment Specialist in MedComms.

    What to Expect of Life in a MedComms Agency - Katia Chrysostomou, Performance Coach working in Healthcare Communications

    If you have any questions about careers in medical writing or indeed in other roles within medical communications, do feel free to email Peter Llewellyn.


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    Choice Pharma

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    Darwin Grey

    ESP BioScience
    ESP BioScience

    Oxford PharmaGenesis
    Oxford PharmaGenesis

    Succinct Communications
    Succinct Communications

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