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MedComms Networking - 08 November 2022
Just a couple of days until some of us meet in-person at Heathrow on Thursday, to talk about Working in and around #MedComms. It's going to be a tad bonkers. Hundreds of us are expected for what should be a uniquely valuable event. Check out the agenda here.
What a roller coaster ride it's turned out to be! We rescheduled due to the Queen's funeral in September, and now we face travel disruption from rail strikes and environmental protestors and more. An event like this only succeeds through hard work and commitment from many individuals. My thanks to everyone, but in particular to the teams from Healthcare Venues and from IMPACCT for helping making it work on the day. And to all at the Radisson for looking after us.
I'm keen to wind up the noise levels around hashtag #MedComms. This event isn't just about what happens on Thursday, it's also about making more noise more widely to bring more attention to the career opportunities generally in and around MedComms.
Can you help? Please do me a very quick couple of favours today/tomorrow...
1 - help spread the word and make as much noise as you like, however you like, on your favourite social media platforms using hashtag #MedComms as much as possible (and keep it going on Thursday)
2 - like/comment/share etc this LinkedIn post, which helps highlight the PDF format event guide to download
3 - most importantly, add your own comment to this one (it needs comments, not just likes! So, eg "I work in MedComms because.." etc)
There's still time to register, so spread the word and encourage all relevant others to take a look. Even if they can't join us on Thursday, there's lots of free information available at NetworkPharma.careers for anyone wanting to learn about what we do and how we do it.
Meanwhile, of course, our weekly #MedComms webinars are easy to join, from anywhere.
Last week's was interesting. A big crowd heard about Navigating Copyright in Medical Communications from the experts at CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) in the USA. Watch the recording here on NetworkPharma.tv. It generated a LOT of questions and we're now planning some follow up activities. In the meantime, you can download their free article, Top 10 Misconceptions About Copyright in Medical Communications and follow up with the panellists directly.
Tomorrow, Caroline Halford from Springer Healthcare, Niamh Clarke from Adis, and Catherine Elliott and Simon Stones from Envision Pharma Group talk about their experience of creating plain language podcasts and the potential for using these types of initiative to make scientific information more impactful, and more accessible to a wider audience. Everyone's welcome. Registration details here.
And next week I'm looking forward to talking with Pierre Metrailler, SpotMe's CEO and one of the life science events industry leaders, to discover the key solutions and skills you need to succeed when running digital-first medical events. Please join us.
Assuming I survive this week, there's lots more coming. Stay well, everyone.
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