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    MedComms Networking - 19 February 2019


    First a big shout out to the wannabes who participated in last week's FirstMedCommsJob webinar, The Allegro training programme in practice. We were joined by Katie Johnson, Talent Acquisition Associate at Ashfield Healthcare Communications, Neil Marmont, Programme Director, Allegro and Eleanor Thomas, Medical Writer and graduate from the first full year of the Allegro programme. We heard about the lessons learned from the first year of the Allegro programme for aspiring Medical Writers and about how it will continue to develop and to support the needs of the business - and we answered questions from the audience. It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and specifically for those of you who are looking for entry-level opportunities in medical writing.

    The MedComms business has certainly seen a lot of progress over recent years in terms of the depth and breadth of training that's offered to new entrants and to existing staff alike. Long may it continue. If I can, I'll happily run many more of these webinars to share insights into these initiatives, so let me know if you'd like to talk about yours.

    Meanwhile, watch the recording of this latest webinar on YouTube or find it, along with much more, at and Feel free to share details with all relevant others and please help spread the word using hashtag #MedComms.

    I also noticed today, on our NextMedCommsJob jobs board, that Ashfield are now advertising for a new position of Training Manager (Allegro Programme), so there's a clear commitment to building their programme. It might appeal if you want to help develop future generations of MedComms specialists.

    In other news, our Online Workshop next week, Using digital gaming in MedComms programmes with Carla Brown, was more than fully booked within just a few days of announcing it. I'm looking forward to seeing how that works. I'm talking with several other specialists about running similar online workshops so watch this space.

    Once again, I find myself reflecting on how so much more can be done so easily using tools like If people will join in! That's what I need - more people joining in. Let me know, any time, if you've any ideas.

    Many people still talk about meetings as somehow stand-alone activities. We need a new language, perhaps, for the sort of continually ongoing and evolving exchanges of information and experiences and ideas involving people both within and outside the room... Whatever the room is, nowadays.

    Last week The Future of Healthcare Events Forum' (#HCEF19) was in Malmo, Sweden. The conference was aimed at events professionals, organizations and people at the sharp end of events who turn concepts into hard reality. Sadly I wasn't there but Len Starnes was and he's written this - Brace for Multichannel Event Complexity.

    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.


    Peter Llewellyn
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