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MedComms Networking - 19 September 2023
This time next week, it will all be over! "What?", you ask. Have you not been paying attention?
Next Monday, 25 September, there's quite a gathering at Heathrow for Working in and around #MedComms. Are you joining us? Registration stays open all this week. Everyone's welcome. Free for entry-level jobseekers. There's simply nothing else like this in our sector. Have some fun with it and help us spread the #MedComms word! We're past 400 and well on our way to 500 individuals listed to attend in person. I'm wondering how many will turn up on the day, but at least it won't just be me...
I've never knowingly under-catered for an event and registration will remain open till the day before. I've no doubt we can squeeze you in.
Two quick favours...
First, a shout out to the freelancers. This has been an interesting year. Many freelancers have found workflow has been disrupted for a multitude of reasons. It was certainly a slow start for many. I'm running another of my quarterly polls to assess the latest position to feed into their discussions at the Succeeding as a Freelancer session on Monday afternoon. Please help spread the word amongst relevant others. Importantly, the context and insight that comes from the comments is really useful, so if you've voted but not commented, please go back and add your thoughts.
Second, our next meeting of the #MedComms HR Forum will also take place at Heathrow on Monday, to take advantage of the many relevant people already on site. Whether or not you can join us at Heathrow, we'd appreciate your answers which will then guide those discussions on the day and help determine future plans.
[COMPLETE THE SURVEY HERE]
However it goes next week, normal #MedComms life continues thereafter.
The weekly #MedComms webinars start again 04 October with a conversation with Carole Scrafton, Director and Co-Founder of Patient Advocacy Organisation and Online community support network, Flutters and Strutters, for people affected by chronic illnesses and rare disease. These regular informal conversations with the Patient Advocates are always thought-provoking. Please join us.
And we've some interesting AI discussions coming up. On 18 October I will be joined by Matt Lewis, Global Chief Artificial and Augmented Intelligence Officer at Inizio Medical for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in MedComms: Past, Present and Future. All being well that will include news of at least one, maybe two and possibly three new Position Statements coming from different professional organisations within our sector!
To whet your appetite, check out the recording of a meeting from the PM Society earlier this month, Practical Application of AI in Pharma Marketing, featuring Chris Finch, Lucy George and Jessica Ingram.
And please complete a short survey, Perspectives of Professionals in Medical Communications Regarding the Impact of AI on Job Efficiency and Security, from Raghuraj Puthige of Enago Life Sciences which will inform their presentation at ISMPP Europe in London, January 2024.
There's lots more happening. Stay well, everyone.
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