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    MedComms Networking - 03 May 2022


    If you missed the live event, I hope you'll take time to watch the recording of last week's #MedComms Webinar, Onsite and online: a new reality for medical societies, with Jeff Bateman (Head of Strategic Communications, Congress) and Mar Tintore (Professor of Neurology and President-elect of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis). These informal conversations can really be quite insightful. Gather your team together, onsite or online, share some cake, and use the recording as the basis of your own lunch and learn type event. I, for one, found it refreshing to hear agreement that actually we don't know the answers to lots of questions as yet. We're experimenting. That's uncomfortable for some, if not for many.

    Next Wednesday, 11 May, I'll run our #MedComms Webinar online at lunchtime (Stepping up: training and career development at Fishawack Health) and then our first in-person event for a long while in the afternoon, at Alderley Park (Living our values in MedComms).

    Everyone's welcome at both. The more the merrier, at both. But the propositions are completely different.

    I'm barely thinking about the webinar. It doesn't matter how many turn up. Anyone can decide to join us last minute, from anywhere. I don't need to worry about catering or allergies or car-parking or how many seats we have in the room... or anything really. So long as my panellists appear online and the WiFi works, we're all good. Happy days!

    I am, however, thinking a lot about the in-person event. I have to decide on catering this Thursday. Days in advance. Heck, that means we all have to plan ahead, but we're all out of the habit! I'll be guessing even more than usual and fretting even more than usual about whether I have over- or under-estimated.

    So, if you are thinking about joining us, and can plan ahead, then please sign up now! And help reduce my stress levels. Just ping me an email directly and I'll add you to the list on our MedComms Networking web site. As I say, everyone's welcome. The more the merrier.

    I can only imagine what is going through the heads of the organising committees for EMWA's 53rd Conference, this week in Berlin, or of the 18th Annual Meeting of ISMPP in Washington next week! Best of luck to everyone. And travel safe.

    For light relief and, surely, we all need it, then I recommend looking out for Rob Mayhew on LinkedIn and TikTok and elsewhere. His videos can really hit the mark for any of us with agency experience. Enjoy. Here's one posted just now on LinkedIn - Another month. Another bunch of made up days. Enjoy.

    P.S. Please join me tomorrow for a wide-ranging #MedComms discussion, with Alan Thomas of Ataxia and Me, a patient charity based in Wales with a global following. Ataxia and me focuses on Ataxia but also includes associated rare diseases and movement disorders. It'll be worth your while.

    Stay well. There's lots more happening.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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