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    Every Tuesday we send out the MedComms Networking email newsletter to subscribers. It includes brief commentary on what we're doing and planning, and highlights relevant news to encourage sharing of information, experiences and ideas and to stimulate discussion. The text and links included below, by definition, were accurate on the day of publication, but may then become outdated.

    MedComms Networking - 16 June 2020


    #MedComms Day 2020 is behind me and I've survived to fight another year! It felt like a very different affair this year. Less Twitter activity than last year. Far more LinkedIn activity (how do you measure that?). Still lots of folks involved, one way or another. Still great fun. Hopefully still useful. Your thoughts? Number 10 next year, anyone?

    Meanwhile, despite the lockdowns, #MedComms life goes on. Yesterday we published the 3rd edition of our annual careers guide, "Evidence generation and communication: a guide to getting started in HEOR/market access medical writing", by Linda Harrison. Thanks to everyone who supported it. Please pass the word on. Download your copy here.

    Importantly, findings from two important surveys are released this week. We'll present both in a special extended webinar tomorrow, Wednesday 17 June. Everyone's welcome. And, frankly, I think everyone should attend! Join us for either session or both. Please encourage all relevant others to join us.

    In these strange times, as companies make plans for dealing with a "new normal", how might working practices change? How might the expectations of employees change? There are important discussions to be had here.

    Hot off the press: Two surveys for MedComms on Wednesday, 17 June 2020

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    Daniel Clifton (CEO, Paramount Recruitment) and Mike Ellingham (Marketing Consultant) will review key findings from the "3rd annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey", which ran in April-May 2020.

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    Tim Hardman (Director, Niche Science and Technology) and Steven Walker (Director, St Gilesmedical) will review the key findings from "COVID-19: Challenges of home-working, a survey to inform working practice", a survey that ran in May-June 2020.

    Surely, working practices will change. As will the nature of many projects. The most obvious being the events.

    The past few weeks have seen disruption of events on unprecedented levels and I'm going to end my current series of weekly #MedComms webinars with an extra, online MedComms Forum on 15 July.

    Five sessions, each starting on the hour and lasting for 45 minutes. Come and go as you like, join us for a part or the whole. Ask questions. Share your own thoughts and experiences. We hope to provide valuable, practical insights and stimulate wider debate across the MedComms business arena.

    We're finalising the programme now. All ideas welcomed. Please join us on the day.

    So, here's some useful reading for your next coffee break, as you ponder the "new normal".

    Nick Mulcahy in Medscape: A Bumpy Virtual #ASCO20; Returning to Chicago in 2021?

    Shep Hyken in Forbes: The Comeback Of Conferences And Meetings

    Tessa Richardson's BMJ Blog: Will covid-19 change conferences for the better?

    Clifford Hudis (ASCO CEO) in The Cancer Letter: What a virtual meeting can accomplish - and what a virtual meeting cannot accomplish

    Lara Mayer in pharmaphorum: What HCPs think about virtual congresses

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

    Stay safe and well, everyone.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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