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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 The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.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 - 30 January 2024

    Hi

    So, last Thursday MedComms Networking somehow reached its 17th birthday. In a whimsical moment before breakfast, I posted a photo of myself and Teddy on LinkedIn, wearing silly hats and wishing ourselves "Happy Birthday". And I walked away, thinking nothing of it. But then it blew up. Lots of reaction, comment and good wishes from across the #MedComms world. Great fun. I confess it was somewhat heartening to see the positive feedback. Sometimes it does feel like I sit here shouting into a very large, very empty room. It did make me wonder, though. I share a lot of LinkedIn posts using hashtag #MedComms about really useful stuff, that are largely ignored! Hey ho. I guess the lesson might simply be to have Teddy doing the posting.

    Later this week, I think we will do something genuinely useful for everyone when we share the data from our #MedComms Freelancing Barometer 2024 survey. We have collected more than 500 responses (528 at the time of writing this) and the data is fascinating. Thanks to all of you who have joined in so far. There's still time for us to collect more responses before we close it at my bedtime on Wednesday, 31 January. The more responses we get, the more interesting the results will be when they are freely available for everyone to think about on Thursday.

    I hope we can catalyse extensive discussion across the community. In public but also within the many specialist groups and communities of interest. The data should be interesting to all freelancers, any aspiring freelancers and anyone who commissions freelancers. Importantly, though, I reckon it provides plentiful food for thought and valuable insights, for everyone, into the state of MedComms today and where we are heading.

    "Times change. #MedComms has changed." It's my mantra for 2024.

    Keep an eye on hashtag #MedComms on LinkedIn and elsewhere and join the discussions. We all learn so much from each other when we talk and listen more together.

    Which is why we run so many free #MedComms webinars and then provide free access to the recordings at NetworkPharma.tv.

    A large crowd is gathering for tomorrow's Webinar. We'll ask Are we facing a new era in MedComms medical writing? with Liz Stutz (Roche), Annette Keith (Langland) and Eleanor Steele (aka The MedComms Mentor). We'll reflect on the daily working life of medical writers who work in and around MedComms, new skills they might need to succeed and how careers in the future might play out differently. Gather your team. Share some cake. Stream it. Agree. Disagree. Shout at the screen. Argue amongst yourselves. Everyone's welcome. Please join us.

    Why do we all do it, though? Work in and around the pharmaceutical business, I mean. Some of you may be interested in this new, free, e-book that was released lat week. A Dose of Inspiration - 100 Purpose Stories from Pharma Leaders by Jill Donahue.

    What's your inspiration, I wonder?

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

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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