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    MedComms Networking - 12 October 2021


    First, a big shout out to Envision Pharma for supporting our annual #MedComms careers guide, Ensuring timely dissemination of research: a guide to working as a medical publications professional, which was published yesterday. Authored by John Gonzalez and with contributions from Envision staff from the USA, the UK and Australia, it includes profiles from Harriet King, Gabrielle Knafler, Yien Liu, Gia Marie Montemuro, Jacqui Oliver and Jason Pelc to provide useful insights into their varied roles. Please help spread the word amongst any contacts who might want to learn more about our business.

    For those who like to plan ahead, we'll run a #MedComms Webinar about working as a medical publications professional, with Envision on 17 November. Register here.

    We continue to do lots for wannabes at and, for instance, last week's #MedComms webinar provided an excellent overview of working in regulatory medical writing, comparing it with MedComms medical writing. Thanks Amy Ball and Megan Stanton-Humphreys from Insight Medical for joining me. You can view that recording for free on Copies of the recently published annual careers guide, A writer’s role in drug development: a guide to getting started in regulatory medical writing, can also be freely downloaded here.

    It's noteworthy that a number of #MedComms agencies are increasingly active doing their own thing now, to reach out to the wannabes. If that's you, do let me know and I'll happily help spread the word. Ashfield Health, for instance, are running an allegro.WRITE recruitment webinar this coming Friday, 15 October. Find more details and sign up here. And the North West Biotech Initiative are running an online event about Careers in Medical Communications on 27 October with AMICULUM, Nucleus and VMLY&Rx. Find more details and sign up here.

    As I've written before, the meetings I really would most like to get back to running F2F sooner than anything else are the careers events. For now, I'm still hesitating. Frankly because of the hassle involved. Many of you will now be caught up in making plans - and contingency plans - for upcoming events, as we all grapple with what works best. I found it fascinating, and somewhat daunting, watching a panel of event industry experts talk last week about the lengths they currently go to. Vaccination certificates, anybody? COVID tests for everyone? Watch the recording of GDP Expert Exchange: Health & Safety for In-Person Events here.

    Meanwhile, tomorrow Sue O'Leary, Jenn Blackham, and Michelle Collins from Prime Global will present some recent research and discuss the digital perspectives of payers as we plan for next year and reassess the needs of clients. Everyone’s welcome.

    Then, next week I climb back on one of my favourite soap boxes - setting goals and measuring results in MedComms. Metrics! For that panel discussion, I will be joined by James Hadfield (Lucid Group), James Harper (28b), Steven Inglis (Oxford PharmaGenesis) and Liz Stutz (Medicalwriters. com). It should be fun. Register here.

    There's lots more coming. Details are kept bang up-to-date here


    Peter Llewellyn
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