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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.

    MedComms Networking - 26 September 2023


    Well, that was fun! Quite a crowd gathered yesterday at Heathrow to talk about Working in and around #MedComms. Great fun, but exhausting. Frankly I'm now struggling again to think straight today. Check hashtag #MedComms, particularly on LinkedIn and you'll get a good sense of what happened. Lots of great photos already, and videos, and more coming. A particularly big shout out is warranted here to Virginia Chachati who runs the LinkedIn Group Medical writing for beginners and beyond (free resources and friendly advice). Virginia was generating a remarkable amount of video content from interviews with the attendees! Thanks to everyone who went on camera to share their thoughts.

    If you joined us at Heathrow - thank you! Delegates, exhibitors and speakers, you made it such a memorable event again. Will we make it to number 3 next year? We're gathering feedback and comments from participants right now. So far that feedback is very positive, but it's also serving to remind me that we can't please all the people all the time!

    Bear with us while I tidy the content at

    It's clear to everyone now that this year has indeed been quite challenging for many in and around MedComms. At our Working in and around #MedComms event a year ago I don't think we were expecting it. There are wider environmental type issues that have developed quickly and affected all business communities. There are also undoubtedly specific issues for us.

    The public debates about workflow amongst specialist freelancers that started early this year can perhaps now be acknowledged as an indicator of wider issues. Last week I ran another of my quarterly polls. The results continue to show a very mixed picture. Overall, it's still far quieter than usual for many. And far more unpredictable. The peaks and troughs that freelancers always experience, are far more dramatic this year. I'd love to see more comments being shared here where I have compared the latest poll with results from June and March. Go back and look at the comments associated with the individual polls as well. The links are all provided

    The pervading sentiment yesterday, though (and as I understand it, that included the freelancers in their dedicated session) was still very positive about the future.

    So, let's get back to normal #MedComms life for a while.

    The weekly #MedComms webinars start again next Wednesday, 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.

    There's lots more coming, including some great chats about AI. And, of course, we're now planning for 2024. I would really appreciate hearing if you have any thoughts on how our MedComms Networking activities should develop next year. I'm here to chat, anytime, if you have the time and inclination.

    Stay well, everyone.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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