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MedComms Networking - 05 May 2020
We start another series of 10 free, weekly #MedComms webinar tomorrow, Wednesday 6 May. Everyone's welcome. There should be something for everyone. Please spread the word.
Tomorrow, Jenny Plant (Owner at Account Management Skills) and Matt Plant (Independent Consultant) will review some of the fundamentals to building competence as a new manager in medical communications. More than 100 people have signed up already, so we'll have a good audience on the day. Find out more and register here.
Next week, Jessica Beishon (Scientific Team Lead), Matthew Booth (Senior Director, Scientific Services) and Jo Fetterman (Senior Scientific Specialist) from Parexel will talk about their company, what MedComms means for them and the different roles within their teams. Find out more and register here.
The following week, we'll talk about being a freelance writer in MedComms with Kathryn White, author of "Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms", which we published last month. Also on the panel will be freelance writers Heather Bridges and Colleen Shannon who both contributed to that guide. Find out more and register here.
And so on
Importantly, I'm already working on topics for the Autumn. Let me know your ideas and if you'd like to join in.
If you miss the live webinars then wherever possible I post recordings at NetworkPharma.tv (more than 200 videos now) or you can find them in the MedComms YouTube channel
Meanwhile it's been interesting - and heartening - to see some of the initiatives that individuals and companies in and around MedComms are supporting during these strange times.
Here are a couple I've seen over this last week...
COVID-19 Guide for ED families from the The Ectodermal Dysplasia (ED) Society - highlighting support from Envision Pharma Group
University scientists receive free support to ensure ‘timely dissemination’ of COVID-19 research findings - highlighting support from Nucleus Global
Charity has collated nearly 200 coronavirus-related research papers to provide crucial knowledge for decision-makers - highlighting support from Oxford PharmaGenesis
I'm sure there are more, so please share, for instance, on LinkedIn and Twitter using hashtag #MedComms so we all see them.
The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) also launched a new initiative last week, to connect charities and not-for-profits working in the healthcare sector with communications and marketing specialists who can help support their valuable work by volunteering their skills at healthcommsvolunteers.com
I know some of the freelancers have got involved in the likes of the Cochrane TaskExchange and Crowdfight Covid-19. Again, there must be more. Let me know.
Two final points to ponder before I pass my word count!
I thought this was interesting, yesterday from pharmaphorum, What pharma can do to win in virtual.
And in these interesting times, I'm hoping you're all making plans for MedComms Day 2020 on 10 June. Make it a date. It'll be fun.
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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