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    MedComms Networking - 14 March 2023


    First, a shout out to the freelancers. Earlier this year, there was a lot of discussion, privately and publicly eg on LinkedIn, about how #MedComms freelance work seemed unexpectedly quiet. For instance, see my LinkedIn discussion. Some freelancers faced real challenges. Some enjoyed taking a breather after the madness of the last couple of years. Whilst others saw no difference at all. Yesterday I started a quick and simple public LinkedIn poll to get a sense of where we are now, at the end of Q1 2023. If you're currently freelancing, please vote this week. We already have 170 votes and a host of useful comments. More please! [Cast your vote here].

    Meanwhile, last week I was shouting about careers in and around #MedComms, using National Careers Week #NCW2023 here in the UK as an excuse. It was good to see others join in, though I can't help thinking about how it could have been so easy to make much more noise. It's in all our interests to attract more talent and so easy to amplify the #MedComms message between us. Anyway, I ran several useful webinars and the recordings are freely available as always, at Kudos to all involved for sharing their experiences so openly. Please share with all relevant others.

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  • I also posted some #MedComms stories with specialists from across the community talking about their personal journeys and day-to-day working lives. Videos are available at and audio podcasts are in our new MedComms channels at Podbean and Spotify.

    We passed a milestone last week. There are now more than 500 #MedComms videos at! It's taken longer than I imagined, but we've had fun along the way and there's lots of valuable, free, content in there. Thanks to the many contributors from across the global community. How long to 1,000? Feedback, comment, ideas and volunteers all welcomed.

    Tomorrow we expect lively discussion about Medical Society Conferences: What we predicted and what we think is happening with Len Starnes. He is joined by Ilan Ben Ezri and April Cha from G-Med, the 1.5 million global physician-only community, which reaches physicians from more than 160 countries, in over 100 specialties and subspecialties. They've got some brand new data for us. Please join us.

    Next week, we'll ask Does format matter? How Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) are engaging with educational content, with the team from Springer Healthcare.

    P.S. also next Wednesday (carefully timed to follow our own #MedComms webinar with Springer, so you can attend both!), you will be interested in this free webinar from CCC (Copyright Clearance Center). Addressing Common Reuse Questions in Medical Communications features Rebecca Cook (Wiley), Leslie Lansman (Springer Nature), Jackie Marchington (IPG Health Medical Communications) and Elizabeth Jennings (Lucid Group) along with Catherine Zaller Rowland (CCC).

    There's lots more coming. Stay well, everyone.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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