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MedComms Networking - 30 May 2023
Have I mentioned, #MedComms Day is 14 June? Make a diary date now. I'm looking forward to stories posted from across the world on the day.
See MedCommsDay.com for some events to join, starting with Open Access: How the evolving policy landscape is changing research publishing organised by the Asia Pacific MedComms Network.
Inevitably there will photos of cakes, enviable views from home office windows, and cats, but who is going to get creative? In past years we have seen videos, games, quizzes, radio shows and more.
How about taking up Ben Makin's invitation to send him some lyrics to turn into an actual tune? Maybe we can get a new playlist for this year's #MedComms Day. Go on, join his game!. My sea shanty is a cheat, I have admitted, courtesy of ChatGPT. Yes, I still think it's fun to play with.
Meanwhile, tomorrow's webinar will explore the role and impact of MedComms content in translation with Carrie Brubaker (Independent Consultant, Medical Affairs & Communications Strategy), Amanda Ryan (President, G3 Life Sciences) and Helen Williams (Founder, The Word Desk). How many of us have worked on projects for global Pharma teams, in English, and then right at the end, when we reflect on the results someone somewhere in the room asks, "What about countries A, B, C and others where we can't use that material? Are translations available?" Is this maybe a topic that doesn't get talked about enough? Everyone's welcome.
Last week, "We could have turned this into 6 webinars..." I had great fun chatting with Gavin Clark, Dermott Madden, Alistair Marston and Ritika Sharma about Practicalities and Pitfalls in Running Medical Events. Some great insights, and a few good stories from the front line hopefully provide plenty of food for thought for everyone working in and around #MedComms events. Feedback and comment welcomed. Recording now freely available to everyone. Enjoy!
Next week we'll discuss the role of MedComms in creating impactful online education courses for healthcare with Debbie Cockayne (Founder and Managing Director at Page Medical Communications), Christina Melidou (Healthcare Partnerships Manager at Future Learn) and April Chan (Medical Advisor to G-Med). Please join us.
All great fun! Please help spread the word.
Importantly though, two quick requests for your next coffee break.
A shout out here to anyone working in and around #MedComms in the UK. If you haven't yet completed this new survey from Zenopa. that I am supporting, then please do so before 09 June. Hundreds of responses already, but we want more. Let's muster a large response and see what we can see about the state of our business. The results will be freely available to everyone. Please pass word on about this Healthcare Communication's Talent Insight Survey (UK) 2023.
And for those many of you who work in publications. Caroline Shepherd, of IPG Health Medical Communications, asks if you could complete this new survey, Understanding the Barriers to Enhanced Publications Content.
There's lots more happening. Stay well, everyone.
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