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    WEBCASTS

    The following webcasts are all relevant to the specialist areas of Medical Education, Medical Communications and Medical Publishing and are just the latest in a growing collection of freely accessible, streamed programmes available at NetworkPharma.tv.

    Working effectively in healthcare communications: Turning stress into a force for good

    It's a proven fact that the perfect blend of pressure and stress improves performance; helping individuals, teams and organisations work faster, think sharper, grow through challenge, and unlock their potential. During this session, Paul Hutchings (fox&cat) and Catherine Keddie (CK Coaching and Consulting) cover:

    * the latest insights and data around how stress is affecting the communications industry
    * the different types of stress (from the types that help us grow, to the types that have negative consequences, if left unchecked)
    * how to identify which type of stress you are experiencing
    * some options on what you can do to manage stress appropriately

    They also talk to us about an exciting new approach to helping agencies and their people manage the pressure and stress that come with working in communications in a more healthy and manageable way.

    Together, we can create an industry where the natural levels of pressure and stress that come with the role are used as a force for good, rather than us feeling crushed by it. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 28 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    Achieving true globally aligned sci comms - can tech really help de-silo the pharma industry?

    In this webinar we are joined by Daniel Gibbs (co-Founder, 9LABS), Justin Erswell (Head of Product, 9LABS) and Eve Guichard, CMPP (Chief Scientific Officer, LiNK Health Group), to reflect on the importance of globally aligned and integrated scientific communications, and some of the traditional challenges to achieving this. We explore how, through the evolving nature of medcomms, innovation and tech can facilitate the 'de-siloing' of pharma, and lead to better aligned and effective integrated communications. We explore tangible and existing ways in which the industry is already using innovation, including AI, to meet these aims - starting with the backbone of strategic scientific communications, the Scientific Communications Platform (SCP). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 21 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    The Results of the #MedComms Freelancing Barometer 2024

    We collected a massive 550 responses from 1 January - 31 January 2024. The results are fascinating and should be valuable for all freelancers, aspiring freelancers and anyone who commissions freelancers. And they provide plentiful food for thought and valuable insights, for everyone, into the state of #MedComms today and where we are heading. In this webinar, to discuss the results, we are joined by Lisa Baker (freelancers in Pubs), Laura Kehoe (EMWA's Freelance Forum) and Eleanor Steele (The MedComms Mentor). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 15 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    AI in medical publishing - are we loving it?

    In this webinar we are reconvening our regular panel of specialist publishers. Clare Cook (Senior Editor at Adis, Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Head of Publication Development at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Becaris Publishing) share insights into how generative AI in particular is impacting the business of journals publishing and the work processes. What tools are being used already? What guidance is being issued? Are we seeing more benefits or dangers? None of us are AI experts. This discussion is about the daily practicalities and questions that are arising around managing specialist content in the face of rapidly developing uptake of AI tools. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 14 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    A new era in MedComms medical writing - Questions and Answers

    On 31 January 2024 we ran a #MedComms Webinar, Are we facing a new era in MedComms medical writing?, as a free-wheeling panel discussion. It attracted a large international crowd and generated a lot of questions from the audience that we couldn't adequately deal with at the time. In this webinar, we are reconvening the same panel to address some of those specific questions. Once again we are joined by Liz Stutz (Product Owner, Medical Writing Services, Digital Intelligence & Operations at Roche), Annette Keith (Executive Scientific Director at Langland) and Eleanor Steele (aka The MedComms Mentor, Specialist Trainer). And we answer more questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 09 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    The evolving nature of IME: the potential for AI and other key developments

    In this webinar we are joined by Tammy Gibbs (Head of Educational Strategy) and by Matt Goodwin (Co-Founder, Director & Head of Education Development) from Touch Independent Medical Education to reflect on current approaches to Independent Medical Education (IME). We discuss how new technologies including AI will impact on delivery of programmes and on the measurement of their effectiveness for learners and for funders. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 07 February 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    Are we facing a new era in MedComms medical writing?

    MedComms is not what it was 10 years ago. Clients, audiences, deliverables, working practices have all been changing. Technology has changed everything and generative AI is now promising to dramatically accelerate the pace of change. In this webinar, we reflect on how these various developments are affecting the daily working life of medical writers who work in and around MedComms, how they change the skills that writers might need to succeed and how careers in the future might play out differently. Our panelists are Liz Stutz (Product Owner, Medical Writing Services, Digital Intelligence & Operations at Roche), Annette Keith (Executive Scientific Director at Langland) and Eleanor Steele (aka The MedComms Mentor, Specialist Trainer). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 31 January 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    Are we taking notice of ChatGPT and allied AI technologies in MedComms?

    In January 2023, we were joined on a #MedComms webinar by Martin Delahunty (Inspiring STEM Consulting), Katja Martin (medtextpert), Stephen Mott (PharmAdvisor) and Avishek Pal (Novartis) for an informal discussion about the possible implementations of a brand new AI tool, ChatGPT, within and around MedComms. It's fair to say we had little idea at the time of the rapid development and the excitement that was coming. There has certainly been a great deal of discussion about AI generally, and generative AI in particular, across the MedComms community in the 12 months since. In this webinar, we are reconvening our panel to reflect on progress in these past 12 months and to discuss what is actually happening in the real world. What stage are we now at on the hype cycle for new technologies? Inflated expectations? Disillusionment? Enlightenment? Enhanced Productivity? And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 18 January 2024 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    Meet the Medical Publishers

    This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the publishers about their journals, their unique working practices and their plans for the coming year. A lively panel discusses current developments and future trends in publishing. On our panel this year we have Clare Cook (Senior Editor at Adis, Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Head of Publication Development at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Becaris Publishing). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 06 December 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    Unlocking clarity: Plain Language Summaries

    Plain language summaries (PLS) of scientific publications are concise, simplified explanations of the key findings, methods, and implications of a research study. They are a vital tool for bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public by facilitating the dissemination of scientific knowledge, promoting transparency and improving overall health literacy. The objective of this webinar is to update participants on PLS, their importance, and how to create them effectively. We are joined by publication specialists Salgo Merin and Shweta Pitre from SIRO Clinpharm. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 29 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.

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    FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms, University of Manchester, 21 March 2024


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