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    MedComms Networking - 01 June 2021


    Last week's webinar provided food for thought, hopefully. If you missed it, watch the recording here. We talked again about extending the reach of medical publications and digital enhancements in practice. And I tried to get at some real-life experiences with specialist medical writers and publications planners Patricia Fonseca, Sarah Feeny, and Kelly Schrank. Are we really doing as much as we say? Are we still just talking about what might be possible? Can we easily make more of the opportunities out there? Publishers? Clients? Authors? Agencies?

    It was another example of a recording that some of you might usefully use as the basis of your own lunch and learn or similar training activity. Stream the free video, then talk amongst yourselves about the points raised. Maybe you'll agree or maybe you'll disagree with the panellists. Maybe you'll think "hmm, I hadn't thought about that". Maybe you'll find yourself shouting at the screen! I'm sure some publishers watching last week might well have done so. But these informal chats about relevant, practical topics should at least provoke discussion and might help us all think a little more about what we do and how we do it.

    Tomorrow's objective is different. In making the leap from agency-side to client-side in MedComms I'll talk with Ash Dunne (Associate Director Global Medical Communication, Merck KGaA), Lucy Hyatt (Director, Medical Affairs, Regional Scientific Content, MSD International) and Emma Leah (Global Medical Publications and Communications Manager, Ipsen) about their personal journeys. And what do they wish they'd previously known when they worked in agency land?

    If you can't join us live, recordings are posted at and in the MedComms YouTube channel. Feedback always welcomed.

    Next week, of course, we'll be Celebrating a Day in the life of #MedComms on Wednesday 9 June. I might have mentioned it once or twice recently. I'm guessing it will be bonkers again. But it depends on you. All of you. Wherever in the world you are, next week, please join in.

    These are the events I know about that are happening across the times zones, all of which are free for everyone to join in with...

  • 7th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers and guests at 11.00 New Zealand time (note the time zone!) organised by MedComms Networking
  • Putting Trust to the Test at 10.00 UK time (note the time zone!) organised by the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA)
  • An exciting outlook for Medical Communications globally at 12.00 UK time (note the time zone!) organised by MedComms Networking
  • MedComms Workbook Huddle at 18.00 UK time (note the time zone!) organised by MedComms Networking
  • MedComms Networking West Coast USA style at 12.00 Pacific Time (note the time zone!) organised by MedComms Networking

    I know plenty of people who are talking about their own activities. I'm sure there'll be more. If nothing else, wake up in the morning and shout "Happy #MedComms Day" on your favourite social media platform.

    Keep an eye on and follow hashtag #MedComms.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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