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    MedComms Networking - 07 May 2019


    First, many thanks to the team at DRG Abacus for joining in last week with the first of our new weekly #MedComms webinars. These now take place every Wednesday at 12.00 midday UK time. At least until the Summer. Everyone's welcome and details will always be bang up-to-date at The idea is to have a lively discussion on the day and, all being well, we'll record a part of each event for the archive at our MedComms YouTube channel, and accessed freely at any time by visitors at and elsewhere.

    So here, for your enjoyment and possible education, is the recording from Specialising in HEOR/Market Access medical writing with DRG Abacus [41.21 minutes]

    Tomorrow, Wednesday 8 May, we'll have a panel of medical writers from four different agencies talking about their personal journeys into MedComms and their working days. In particular, we're hoping to provide useful insights and advice for wannabe writers, but anyone from anywhere can attend. The more the merrier. Please join us for In conversation with the medical writers.

    I admit I was then mildly excited on Friday to see we'd finally accumulated more than 500 subscribers to our MedComms YouTube channel. Slowly, very slowly, we're building another useful service for the global community. At least, I think so. My thanks to everyone involved. As always, I'd welcome your feedback.

    Meanwhile, here are some news snippets you may have missed last week...

    The Publication Plan has provided useful summaries of the proceedings of The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)'s recent annual meeting:

  • Meeting report: summary of day 1 of the 2019 ISMPP Annual Meeting
  • Meeting report: summary of day 2 of the 2019 ISMPP Annual Meeting
  • Meeting report: summary of day 3 of the 2019 ISMPP Annual Meeting

  • And this article appeared in The MAP newsletter, We Need to Talk about PLS... Exploring the Opportunities of Plain-Language Summaries

    And here are two relevant events from other organisations that are worth checking out:

  • EUHIC 2019: Patient, Heal Thyself is on 16 May in London
  • Expert Strategies and Skills for Medical and Scientific Communication will be held on 21 June 2019 on the UC San Diego campus in the USA.

  • Of course, this week is the 48th EMWA (European Medical Writers Association) Conference in Vienna, Austria. If you aren't able to go then you can follow proceedings using hashtag #EMWA48 on Twitter.

    Importantly, while you're thinking about your diaries, do join us if you can in London on 23 May, for Scientific storytelling and audience engagement: the next chapter. Hosted by AMICULUM, we already have a good crowd signed up but we've room for more. So please join us. I'm loving what Zoom allows us to do and the reach we can achieve online, but meeting face-to-face still wins. It'll be great to see you there.

    Remember, details of all our own activities are kept bang up-to-date at or give me a shout at any time if you've any questions, comments or suggestions.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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