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MedComms Networking - 04 May 2021
So, here we go. The shouting has started. Make a diary note and make your plans. Our 10th annual #MedComms Day is 9 June 2021. Arrangements are now set for several online events to span the global time zones. All free to attend, from wherever in the world you are that day. Hopefully each will have its own unique local flavour. Please help spread the word.
Register here for our 7th occasional Zoom meeting of New Zealand medical writers and guests
11.00 New Zealand Time, 09 June 2021 (note the time zone!)
Register here for our WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
An exciting outlook for Medical Communications globally
Date: 12.00 UK time, 09 June 2021 (note the time zone!)
Register here for our MedComms Workbook Huddle - open to all
Date: 18.00 aka wine o'clock UK time, 09 June 2021 (note the time zone!)
Register here for our MedComms Networking West Coast USA style
Date: 12.00 Pacific Time, 09 June 2021 (note the time zone!)
It would be great to see others running their own activities. Let me know if there's any support I can give from here.
I will post as many contributions as I can at MedCommsDay.com but the real explosion of activity will be seen on Twitter and LinkedIn etc where, if the past few years are anything to go by, it'll go bonkers! At least for that extended day!
As always, I have little control over what happens, indeed I don't even know about a lot of what happens now, as folks simply run with it in their own ways to celebrate their own day in the life of #MedComms.
The most important point to note is that we will use #MedComms as the hashtag. Other variations will crop up, but they dilute the effort. So, please everyone, try to always use #MedComms consistently throughout.
Meanwhile, last week's webinar with the freelancer writers was fun. And we - mostly - managed to avoid discussion about the UK's IR35 tax changes! If you're interested in freelancing, hopefully we provided useful, practical, insights. Watch the recording here. It seems to me, there's now a worrying amount of hype appearing online about how freelance medical writing is some sort of "get rich scheme" for frustrated academics. It isn't. At least in MedComms. We need that message out there.
In tomorrow's webinar, we'll hear how entrepreneurialism is embraced as part of the company culture at Oxford PharmaGenesis.
Then, next week, Nick leach (Founder) and Andria Pelava (Medical Writer) from redthread | market access talk about making the transition from medical writing to value communications. The week after, The Porterhouse Medical Advisory Group (MAG) talk about the value of a medical degree for a career in MedComms.
And on 26 May, we return to the important topic of extending the reach of medical publications and about digital enhancements in practice with Patricia Fonseca. Please find 10 minutes to complete Patricia's survey here, and help inform that discussion.
Stay well. There's lots more coming.
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