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    MedComms Networking - 22 November 2016


    We've a good-sized crowd gathering on 8 December in Macclesfield, for our next workshop, Publishing, medical writing and authorship: Is more transparency needed? but we've still space for more. Ping me an email to sign up to join us for an engaging and useful afternoon's discussion and networking.

    Looking ahead, on 12 January we'll run our next Open Careers Event in Oxford. This is a well-established annual event and anyone with an interest in MedComms is welcome. We particularly welcome PhD and post-docs who might want to transition from academia. Please help spread the word amongst your own contacts. One attendee once wrote in their feedback form; "I now know I'd rather have a long thin pointy thing stuck in my eye rather than join MedComms....". Well, you can't win them all! Many others have joined MedComms as a result of our events and many more will do so. You'll find lots of more positive views at our information service for wannabes at where I've just posted a contribution from Ellen Maxwell of QXV Communications (an Ashfield Healthcare Communications agency, part of UDG Healthcare plc) describing her thoughts on medical writing, three months in, and recommending the career to others.

    Note also that 7.4 (part of the AMICULUM Group) are running another Open Day at their offices here in Oxford the day after our Careers Event, making travel plans easier for people attending both if they're coming from further away. In my opinion we need more of these Open Days to provide insights into the day-to-day business. If you're running one please let me know and I'll pass word on.

    Sticking with doing what we can to promote careers in MedComms; Maria Fernandes, Professional Development Manager at the Microbiology Society who looks after their careers web site is looking for any former microbiologists (undergraduate or postgraduate qualified) now working in MedComms who would be interested in being featured to explain their work. Contact Maria directly on email for more information.

    Last week you may have seen that Medical Publishing Insights and Practices (MPIP) announced the launch of Transparency Matters. They say; "Designed to raise awareness of the importance of transparency and its impact on the credibility of industry-sponsored study publications, Transparency Matters is a global educational platform and call to action." Frankly I think it's somewhat ironical that they then firmly commit to keeping your details confidential. Indeed to take the pledge you don't in fact have to provide any verifiable personal details at all. So I'm not sure what the data really shows but the principle is one we'd all agree with I'm sure.

    Adam Jacobs, meanwhile, has blogged about his thoughts on the data from the new Trials Tracker initiative from Ben Goldacre's group. The Trials Tracker and post-truth politics is worth reading, I think. It'll be interesting to hear more of everyone's thoughts on this - and other matters, I'm sure - at the workshop on 8 December. Do join us.

    Enjoy your week everyone.


    Peter Llewellyn
    Managing Director, NetworkPharma Ltd
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