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MedComms Networking - 01 October 2019
Our Autumn series of free #MedComms webinars starts tomorrow with The 4 day MedComms working week in practice. We'll have a presentation and discussion led by Ffyona Dawber, CEO and Founder of Synergy Vision, about how they've introduced an industry-leading 4 day working week for everyone in their agency. Please join us and help spread the word. It's great to see more than 100 people signed up so far - but there's no limit. Gather your team, share some cake and, when we've finished the webinar, continue talking amongst yourselves. How does what we talk about in the webinar affect your own working practices? Get everyone involved. See you there.
This series continues for 10 weeks (Wednesdays at 12.00 UK time) until 4 December, with a great line up of speakers and panellists covering a range of topics. We'll then take a break and start again in 2020. Feedback always welcome. I'd love to hear your ideas for topics and speakers - feel free to volunteer! If we keep it simple and relevant, then it's just plain useful for everyone.
Next week we've Social Media: A Useful Tool or a Distraction in Medical Publications? with Lynda Chang, Beatrice Vetter-Ceriotti and Tamalette Loh of Complete HealthVizion, three of the authors of a recent article in The MAP newsletter. The following week, independent Health Content Specialist Hannah Bridges will discuss adapting your writing for patients and the public.
And so on...
We run these webinars using Zoom and so they're easy to join in with, from wherever in the world you are on the day.
Details are always kept bang up-to-date at www.MedCommsNetworking.com.
If, however, you miss any, the recordings are freely available at NetworkPharma.tv along with many more related videos.
Of course, I'll always argue that meeting face-to-face is best.
So don't forget, we're celebrating Open Access Week 2019 here in Oxford on 21 October with several MedComms authors presenting their published papers around the topic of open access publication of pharmaceutical industry research and the role of professional medical writers. Join us for our Research Roundup - advancing the publishing of pharmaceutical industry research.
And we'll celebrate the end of the year together, when we meet in London on 10 December for home-made mince pies and discussions about Involving patients in research and medical writing.
But to return to the value from technology and meeting folks online, I couldn't arrange a meeting of the New Zealand medical writers on 14 October without it.
And there are no limits with a little imagination. Did you see this article on LinkedIn last week? Yura Perov of Babylon Health explains how he attended Stanford University's Symposium on Frontier of Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Care - without leaving home.
I would love to see some of you turn up at our MedComms meetings as robots next year. Anyone?
Remember, details of all our activities are kept bang up-to-date at www.MedCommsNetworking.com or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.
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