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    WHAT'S HAPPENING - [view previous events]

    MedComms Networking has evolved from what was largely UK-based activity but now embraces a global community of medical communications specialists, and we welcome participation by anyone working in or around MedComms and the global Pharma industry, anywhere in the world. I am particularly keen to see the development of activities led by other individuals and specifically based in other regions so if you would like to act as a local organiser for - or you would like to provide funding for - such events please contact me directly.

    I'm always happy to chat and all feedback is welcome, so give me a shout anytime or please post your thoughts to the MedComms Networking Linkedin group for discussion.

    Scroll down to see details of activities that are planned for the coming months.

    Meantime, you can see reports of all the previous meetings here.

    Cheers

    Peter Llewellyn
    Email: peter@networkpharma.com


    WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: Top 10 Tips for Passing a Medical Writing Test

    Venue: Global
    Date: 13.00-14.00 UK time, Tuesday 29 November 2022

    A medical writing test is an integral part of the hiring process for most medical communications (MedComms) writing positions, as they allow employers to assess your ability to interpret clinical data and write about it. Like them or loathe them, to progress a writing career in MedComms, you'll need to learn how to master medical writing tests. In this webinar we'll look at the top 10 tips for helping candidates pass a medical writing test, through the lens of the hiring manager's perspective. Join us to learn how to shine as a MedComms writer and showcase your skills in your next medical writing test. This masterclass will be led by Vicky Sherwood (host of the STEM careers blog, Biomed Badass). And we answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Building a diverse MedComms workforce: Including people with (in)visible disabilities

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 30 November 2022

    MedComms companies are striving to build a truly diverse workforce, which should translate into real benefits for the business and also improve the well-being of individuals within the business. Importantly, it should also directly inform and improve the services we deliver, which, after all, are intended for very diverse audiences. In recent years, there has been a greater focus on gender, ethnicity and race, though other characteristics are sometimes forgotten about. Examples include visible (and invisible) disabilities, neurodiversity, gender identity and expression, caring responsibilities, and socio-economic circumstances.

    In this webinar, we hear some personal stories and experiences that will encourage us all to think about how well we support each other in practice, and about how MedComms can offer career opportunities for all - free from prejudice and discrimination. Jayne Carey-George is Scientific Director at Sciterion and was born with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Hayley Hubberstey is the Director of Patient Engagement at COUCH Health. She has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, has experienced herself and cared for others with long term health conditions. Simon Stones is Medical Writer at Envision Pharma Group who has been a carer and has coped with psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and a number of other conditions since childhood. All have successful careers in MedComms. What challenges have they faced along the way and what practical advice can they offer employers and employees? Please come to this webinar with questions, and help generate further discussion and action to make MedComms the equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace it should be.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: Investigating MedComms career options. What's right for you?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Monday 05 December 2022

    In this webinar, Eleanor Steele, aka the MedComms Mentor, will open up the mysterious world of MedComms so that you can make an informed choice about what kind of role would suit you, and what kind of company you want to work for. And we answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Meet the Medical Publishers

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 07 December 2022

    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 will discuss current developments and future trends in publishing. On our panel this year we have Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jan Seal-Roberts (Publishing Director at Adis, Springer Healthcare), Kelly Soldavin (Senior Editor at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Becaris Publishing).

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    WEBINAR
    FirstMedCommsJob Masterclass: How can you use LinkedIn to further your career in MedComms?

    Venue: Global
    Date: 13.00-14.00 UK time, Thursday 08 December 2022

    In this webinar Sarah Nelson, Specialist MedComms Trainer and Mentor, will share her expertise to help make your LinkedIn profile pop - a powerful reflection of your professional strengths rather than boring rehash of your CV. This Masterclass is packed full of practical tips you'll want to put into action straight away. And we answer questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    FREE WEBINAR
    Forgotten Patients, Overlooked Diseases and Lost Health Solutions

    Venue: Global
    Date: 14.00-17.00 UK time, Wednesday 14 December 2022

    Not our webinar, but an important one that one we are pleased to support. Please join us...

    Treatment and support are available for most common diseases. For those suffering from a rare condition, there will usually be a society or self-help organisation. Member of the research and medical communications community are generally familiar with helping these groups.

    By comparison, there is a sizable proportion of people in the middle who may have complex, medically unexplained symptoms but no clear diagnosis. It estimated that up to 50% of GP consultations do not result in a clear diagnosis. Often, affected individuals feel overlooked as they get shunted from one specialty to another, endure countless tests and are tried on a range of unsuccessful treatments. People do not know where to turn and money and resources are wasted. There are many examples in the current media. Being labelled as having a functional or psychosomatic illness may compound their problems resulting in chronic mental health problems.

    Our hope during this webinar is to highlight this 'Forgotten' group, examine with examples why the patient journey can go wrong and explore whether some previously proposed health solutions might be of value.

    Organised by The Forgotten Patients Group and Stgilesmedical London & Berlin

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    ONLINE MEEETING
    End of year huddle for #MedComms Freelancers and guests

    Venue: Global
    Date: 13.00-14.00 UK time, Thursday 15 December 2022

    It's that time again! Once again we'll meet for our now traditional End of Year online Huddle (run as a ZOOM meeting) for the specialist freelancers who subscribe to the MedComms Workbook. Silly seasonal hats and/or jumpers are a must. It's primarily for subscribers but, in the spirit of the moment, any other freelancers and interested parties are welcome to join us and raise a glass to wish ourselves a good 2023. So, feel free to spread the word.

    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    CHRISTMAS BREAK!

    Bear with us while we recover from the non-stop weekly routine of #MedComms webinars. We'll take a break here for Christmas and return in February. To catch up on the recordings, please visit NetworkPharma.tv

    [If you have any questions about future activities, or suggestions for future topics and speakers, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 01 February 2023

    Booked. Watch this space for more details...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 08 February 2023

    Booked. Watch this space for more details...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 15 February 2023

    Booked. Watch this space for more details...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 22 February 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 01 March 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 08 March 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 15 March 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 22 March 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 29 March 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]


    WEEKLY #MEDCOMMS WEBINAR
    Hold the date!

    Venue: Global
    Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 05 April 2023

    Available. Please contact us if you have any ideas...

    [For more information, please contact Peter Llewellyn]

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