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    USEFUL READING

    The following selected references from the past year or so should prove useful reading for everyone in MedComms.


    Meeting report: summary of Day 3 of the 2024 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 16 May 2024

    The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place once again in Washington, DC, from 29 April - 1 May with the theme 'Storytelling: Its Art and Power'. Incorporating stories into medical publications can clarify complex ideas, build empathy and establish trust, ultimately dispelling stigmas and misinformation. Over 700 attendees discovered the power of storytelling to unlock greater understanding in medical communications.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2024 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 10 May 2024

    The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place once again in Washington, DC, from 29 April - 1 May with the theme 'Storytelling: Its Art and Power'. Incorporating stories into medical publications can clarify complex ideas, build empathy and establish trust, ultimately dispelling stigmas and misinformation. Over 700 attendees discovered the power of storytelling to unlock greater understanding in medical communications.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2024 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 07 May 2024

    The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place once again in Washington, DC, from 29 April - 1 May with the theme 'Storytelling: Its Art and Power'. Incorporating stories into medical publications can clarify complex ideas, build empathy and establish trust, ultimately dispelling stigmas and misinformation. Over 700 attendees discovered the power of storytelling to unlock greater understanding in medical communications.

    [Read on to find out more]


    JAMA Analysis Finds Open Payments Database to Be "Not Much More than a Ledger Sheet"
    Published by Policy and Medicine, 03 May 2024

    A research letter recently published in JAMA, the first longitudinal study of industry payments to United States physicians, recently analyzed the Open Payments platform. According to the research team, led by a Penn State researcher, doctors received roughly $12.1 billion from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers between 2013 and 2022.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Balancing the risks and benefits of AI in the production of health information
    Published by The Patient Information Forum (PIF), 23 April 2024

    This statement, developed in collaboration with an expert working group, outlines PIF's position on the risks and benefits of using artificial intelligence (AI) in the development of health information.

    [Read on to find out more]


    AI in Medical Communications: Revolutionising the present, redefining the future
    Published by pharmaphorum, 17 April 2024

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to transform Medical Communications. From content creation to data analysis, AI has the potential to greatly enhance productivity and insights generation across healthcare communications. However, responsible adoption will be key to ensuring quality, accuracy, and accountability.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Developing an Organization's AI Policy
    Published by The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA), 13 February 2024

    This guide has been developed by the Healthcare Communications Association's (HCA) Standards & Best Practice and Foresight Committees. It aims to provide support to members in developing their organization's AI policy, or as a review checklist for those who already have a policy in place.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2024 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 09 February 2024

    The 2024 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held in London on 23-24 January. The meeting, which was themed 'Innovation: the new tradition', saw a record 395 delegates in attendance.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2024 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 06 February 2024

    The 2024 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held in London on 23-24 January. The meeting, which was themed 'Innovation: the new tradition', saw a record 395 delegates in attendance.

    [Read on to find out more]


    In-person, hybrid, or digital? State of pharma meetings and events in 2024
    Published by pharmaphorum, 01 February 2024

    Whether we're talking offices, medical congresses, or advisory board meetings, the term "hybrid" is often used to signal the ideal state. The place where everyone's needs are being met. The best of both worlds.

    [Read on to find out more]


    ACCORD (ACcurate COnsensus Reporting Document): A reporting guideline for consensus methods in biomedicine developed via a modified Delphi
    Published by PLOS Medicine, 23 January 2024

    In biomedical research, consensus is often sought among individuals with different views and experiences when developing clinical recommendations, setting priorities and making policy decisions. Consensus research is particularly important when evidence is newly emerging, inconsistent, limited or absent. ACCORD (ACcurate COnsensus Reporting Document) offers a new best practice framework for reporting research involving consensus methods, helping to address the historical problems of poor and incomplete reporting.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of the 56th EMWA hybrid conference on artificial intelligence in medical writing
    Published by The Publication Plan, 01 December 2023

    The 56th European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) Hybrid Conference Day took place on 10 November, with delegates able to attend sessions on Writing in Plain Language for Publications, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medical Writing. The seminars covered these topics through presentations and panel discussions, with the aim of providing practical recommendations and advice to medical writers and communicators. A summary of the second session on AI in Medical Writing is provided below to benefit those who were unable to attend, and as a timely reminder of the key topics for those who did.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of the 56th EMWA hybrid conference on writing in plain language for publications
    Published by The Publication Plan, 30 November 2023

    The 56th European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) Hybrid Conference Day took place on 10 November, with delegates able to attend sessions on Writing in Plain Language for Publications, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medical Writing. The seminars covered these topics through presentations and panel discussions, with the aim of providing practical recommendations and advice to medical writers and communicators. A summary of the first session on Writing In Plain Language for Publications is provided below to benefit those who were unable to attend, and as a timely reminder of the key topics for those who did.

    [Read on to find out more]


    International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) position statement and call to action on artificial intelligence
    Published by Current Medical Research and Opinion (CMRO), 01 November 2023

    The ISMPP AI Task Force was established in May 2023, to develop AI-targeted guidance, education, and tools/resources for medical publication and communication professionals, resulting in the creation of the ISMPP AI Position Statement and Call to Action.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The AI Roadmap - charting our future in healthcare communications
    Published by PMLive, 06 October 2023

    The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) has published a new position paper on AI in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion (ICMO). Developed in consultation with leading experts in the field, it discusses how we, as a healthcare communications profession, can and should unlock its potential; why waiting is not a viable strategy and, as we move towards embedding AI, the key principles that should guide our journey.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Exploring the Future of Generative AI in Medical Publishing
    Published by The Publication Plan, 17 May 2023

    With the initial curiosity around ChatGPT and generative artificial intelligence (AI) continuing at time of press for this article, we looked to explore this technology further and the implications for SciComms and publishing.

    [Read on to find out more]

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