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  • RELATED EVENTS

    CBI's MedComm 2017 Summit, San Francisco, 26-27 October 2017

    45th EMWA Conference, Cascais, Portugal, 2-4 November 2017

    10th Annual European CME Forum, Dublin, Ireland, 8-10 November 2017

    CBI's Publication Planning 2017, Philadelphia, 13-14 December 2017

    2018 European Meeting of ISMPP, London, UK, 23-24 January 2018

    2nd Annual Meeting of the Medical Affairs Professional Society, Florida, USA, 25-27 February 2018

    14th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, National Harbour, USA, 30 April - 2 May 2018

    46th EMWA Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 1-5 May 2018

    15th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, National Harbour, USA, 15-17 April 2019

    16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, Washington DC, USA, 20-22 April 2020

    17th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, Washington DC, USA, 19-21 April 2021


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    FORTHCOMING EVENTS - [previous events are below]

    Medical Communication (MedComms) educational and opening event - Berlin
    Venue: Charlottenburger Innovations-Centrum (CHIC), Bismarckstr 10-12, 10625 Berlin
    Date: 25 October 2017
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS NOTE THIS EVENT IS ORGANISED BY ST GILESMEDICAL]

    BRUNCH CLUB!
    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 1 November 2017
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    LUNCH and LEARN - CAMBRIDGE, UK
    Measuring success with event tech analytics
    Venue: Sixties Room, Cowan Court Building, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DS
    Date: 13 November 2017
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    LUNCH and LEARN - SAN FRANCISCO, USA
    Measuring success with event tech analytics
    Venue: 1086 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA, 94103
    Date: 30 November 2017
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    BRUNCH CLUB!
    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 10 January 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    OPEN MEDCOMMS CAREERS EVENT
    FirstMedCommsJob: Introduction to MedComms
    Venue: Medical Sciences Teaching Sciences, Centre (MSTC), South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PL
    Date: 11 January 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    BRUNCH CLUB!
    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 7 February 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    3RD MEDCOMMS NETWORKING VIRTUAL EVENT
    Title TBCs Venue: Global
    Date: 13.00 GMT, 1 March 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    BRUNCH CLUB!
    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 7 March 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]

    Making a success of freelancing in MedComms
    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GA
    Date: 21 March 2018
    [PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATION DETAILS]


    PREVIOUS EVENTS... PREVIOUS EVENTS...


    4 October 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 September 2017 - MedComms Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the seventh time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs andPhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 September 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 August 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 July 2017 - Webinar

    Webinar: RightsLink and MedComms: Readout of 24 May 2017 London roundtable

    Following an initial roundtable meeting of MedComms specialists back in March, CCC and MedComms Networking then hosted another roundtable on 24 May in London when we were joined by prominent publishers of scientific, technical and medical content. The purpose was for attendees to share and discuss their needs with respect to the use of copyrighted content by today's MedComms agencies, and to consider potential solutions. This webinar provided a readout of the event's discussions, a description of planned next steps and an invitation to further collaborate with CCC in building better solutions.
    [View the recorded event here.]


    6 July 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    28 June 2017 - MEDCOMMS NETWORKING VIRTUAL EVENT

    Virtual events; trends, best practices and avoiding pitfalls

    The value of meetings to allow exchange of information and opinion, and to facilitate learning, is not in doubt but we're all aware of the significant challenges inherent in gathering people in one place at one time for a face-to-face event. Virtual meetings are increasingly being used and in this (virtual) meeting we addressed current trends and best practices, drawing on case histories from within the world of MedComms and Pharma events to explore the most effective approaches that you can then incorporate in to your own activities. This meeting was supported by Blue Sky eLearn.
    [View the recorded event here.]


    14 June 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    22 May 2017 - FirstMedCommsJob: Meet the agencies

    Our second one-day intensive MedComms careers workshop provided the opportunity for delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry to get up close and personal with a number of leading employers. The format was designed to give delegates as much insight as possible into life in the different agencies and to be able to compare and contrast those working environments.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 May 2017 - Scientific storytelling and audience engagement - London

    This was a full and lively afternoon, hosted by AMICULUM. An ever-changing technological world means that patients, physicians and clients are demanding tailored information that is relevant, timely and engaging. The three speakers addressed the transformation of scientific content spanning a range of audiences and viewpoints, touching on scientific storytelling, learning design, and audience engagement.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 May 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 April 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 March 2017 - Lunch and Learn Meeting - San Francisco

    Event-tech for Pharma - Chime-in

    This was one of several small group discussions (Oxford, New York, Macclesfield and San Francisco) held during March where we talked about the use of technology to optimise audience engagement at industry events and heard about some ideas from outside of Pharma. We will use these discussions as the basis for better understanding of the practical challenges being faced at the events and to plan activities to help find more effective solutions in the future. This meeting was supported by Concise.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 March 2017 - Lunch and Learn Meeting - Macclesfield

    Event-tech for Pharma - Chime-in

    This was one of several small group discussions (Oxford, New York, Macclesfield and San Francisco) held during March where we talked about the use of technology to optimise audience engagement at industry events and heard about some ideas from outside of Pharma. We will use these discussions as the basis for better understanding of the practical challenges being faced at the events and to plan activities to help find more effective solutions in the future. This meeting was supported by Concise.
    [Post-event report here.]


    16 March 2017 - Lunch and Learn Meeting - New York

    Event-tech for Pharma - Chime-in

    This was one of several small group discussions (Oxford, New York, Macclesfield and San Francisco) held during March where we talked about the use of technology to optimise audience engagement at industry events and heard about some ideas from outside of Pharma. We will use these discussions as the basis for better understanding of the practical challenges being faced at the events and to plan activities to help find more effective solutions in the future. This meeting was supported by Concise.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 March 2017 - Roundtable Discussion, London

    RightsLink Permissions Roundtable with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

    This roundtable discussion event was attended by a useful group of senior editorial services managers, working in medical communications agencies, responsible for securing licenses to re-use copyrighted content in their client projects. A lively and open discussion was enjoyed by all.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 March 2017 - Lunch and Learn Meeting - Oxford

    Event-tech for Pharma - Chime-in

    This was one of several small group discussions (Oxford, New York, Macclesfield and San Francisco) held during March where we talked about the use of technology to optimise audience engagement at industry events and heard about some ideas from outside of Pharma. We will use these discussions as the basis for better understanding of the practical challenges being faced at the events and to plan activities to help find more effective solutions in the future. This meeting was supported by Concise.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 March 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 February 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    25 January 2017 - MedComms Networking 10th Birthday Celebrations!

    It's been 10 years and the MedComms business community has evolved significantly. A large crowd of us, old and young, gathered to reflect on just how far we've come and to celebrate in some style! Great fun and I think we made the point; MedComms work is worthwhile work and once in a while we're allowed to be loud and proud.
    [Post-event report here.]


    12 January 2017 - MedComms Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the eleventh time we have run what is now established as an annual event in Oxford. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities across the UK, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    4 January 2017 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 December 2016 - Publishing, medical writing and authorship: Is more transparency needed?

    This was another successful workshop, supported by Prime Global and Dove Medical Press, and once again we attracted a full house for a valuable afternoon's programme chaired by John Gonzalez. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 November 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 October 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 September 2016 - MedComms Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the sixth time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs andPhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    7 September 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 August 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    7 July 2016 - Understanding the role of real-world evidence (RWE) in a medical publication plan

    This was another successful workshop hosted by AstraZeneca and attracted a full house once again, for a valuable afternoon's programme chaired by John Gonzalez of AstraZeneca and Ryan Woodrow of Aspire Scientific. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 July 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 June 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 May 2016 - FirstMedCommsJob: Meet the agencies

    This new one-day intensive MedComms careers workshop provided the opportunity for delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry to get up close and personal with a number of leading employers. The format was designed to give delegates as much insight as possible into life in the different agencies and to be able to compare and contrast those working environments.
    [Post-event report here.]


    4 May 2016 - Brunch Club Meeting

    The aim is to host a regular small meeting with 2-4 speakers presenting on various topics of direct relevance to MedComms. Importantly the presentations will be filmed for webcasting for free access by the global community afterwards. Topics will be announced in advance but we believe we can guarantee a useful educational and networking session every time. So make a note of the dates now.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 April 2016 - Research with results: tracking engagement for medcomms and pharma

    Altmetric, in partnership with MedComms Networking, organised and hosted a valuable workshop for about 60 representatives from the medcomms and pharmaceutical industry. The day-long event included guest speakers, workshops and some great discussion around the use of altmetrics for tracking engagement for industry-sponsored publications.
    [Post-event report here - Altmetric Blog.]


    26 February 2016 - The Evolving Role Of Medical Affairs And How Medical Communications Can Support

    A packed room enjoyed an excellent afternoon's workshop. We put together a small panel of Medical Affairs Advisors and a Medical Director from global pharmaceutical companies to talk about their roles, the evolving landscape they work within and specifically how they want to work with MedComms agencies. We talked about data transparency, compliance and Sunshine issues, engagement with different audiences and stakeholders, and heard about how medical affairs personnel interact with other functional roles within their companies. Many thanks to AXON for hosting this valuable meeting.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 January 2016 - MedComms Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the tenth time we have run what is now established as an annual event in Oxford. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities across the UK, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    9 December 2015 - Altmetric data: what can it mean for you?

    At this Lunch and Learn event, Ben McLeish, European Product Sales Manager for Altmetric for Institutions provided a valuable insight in to the use of their data. He was able to draw upon case studies from organisations who are beginning to integrate this qualitative data into their monitoring and reporting workflows, and discuss the benefits and advantages that having such insight can provide for Medical Communications professionals and the projects that they support. We're hoping this will lead to a bigger event next year.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 December 2015 - Improving efficiency, transparency and integrity in medical publications: overview of the latest guidelines

    This was another successful workshop hosted by AstraZeneca and attracted a full house once again, for a valuable afternoon's programme chaired by John Gonzalez of AstraZeneca and Ryan Woodrow of Aspire Scientific. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 October 2015 - Evening panel discussion and networking reception: GPP3 in Practice

    A large crowd of about 100 gathered together for an excellent evening, hosted by Oxford University Press (OUP) at their historic offices in the City of Oxford. Several invited panellists engaged with a lively and inquisitive audience, discussing the practical implications of the revised Good Publication Practice document (GPP3).
    [Post-event report here.]


    24 September 2015 - Developing a tool kit to aid commissioning digital projects, Oxford

    The last in this year's Lunch and Learn series of events about digital activity, the objective being for a small group to meet informally for open discussion around a specialist topic of interest, and along the way to stimulate ideas for larger open events. We've run a series of these workshops focusing on embracing digital solutions with an emphasis on practical case histories to explore how intelligent commissioning and delivery of projects can be cost-effective and successfully meet intended communications needs. Each workshop informed the agenda of the next one, as we explored specific solutions and technologies that might have a place in MedComms programmes.
    [Post-event report here.]


    16 September 2015 - MedComms Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the fifth time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs andPhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 August 2015 - What's new in GPP3? Presentation and workshop

    The updated Good Publication Practice (GPP) guideline, known as GPP3 has now been published and we were delighted to have the opportunity to hear about the details from Liz Wager, Publications Consultant and Co-Author of the new paper. Liz was also co-author of the original guideline in 2003 so was well placed to reflect on the changing landscape in publications management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    12 July 2015 - 5th Annual MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day, Alderley Park

    Another great day's sporting action saw seven teams hotly competing for the trophy with support from large numbers of friends and family. Once again we ensured the little (and not so little) people enjoyed the day with free entertainment including balloon sculptures, face painting, bouncy castles and a BBQ.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 July 2015 - MedComms Careers Session, London

    This was the sixth time we have run this event in London. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    18 June 2015 - Meeting the challenge of commissioning digital projects, Oxford

    The latest in our Lunch and Learn series of events, the objective being for a small group to meet informally for open discussion around a specialist topic of interest, and along the way to stimulate ideas for larger open events. We're now going to run a series of these workshops focusing on embracing digital solutions with an emphasis on practical case histories to explore how intelligent commissioning and delivery of projects can be cost-effective and successfully meet intended communications needs. The plan is for each workshop to inform the agenda of the next one, as we explore specific solutions and technologies that might have a place in MedComms programmes.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 June 2015 - An update: Publications in Practice

    One hundred MedComms Specialists, from across the North West UK and beyond, gathered together for an excellent afternoon's programme, reflecting on topical aspects of the publications business, including; impact of the Sunshine Act, the imminent arrival of the GPP-3 guidelines, plagiarism, fraud and predatory journals and innovations in publication metrics. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but also allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business. Many thanks to AstraZeneca for hosting this valuable meeting.
    [Post-event report here.]


    18-19 May 2015 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This was the eighth time we'd run this 2-day workshop with funding from Oxford University and the support of several leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    23 April 2015 - Delivering on the promise of Digital, Oxford

    The latest in our Lunch and Learn series of events, the objective being for a small group to meet informally for open discussion around a specialist topic of interest, and along the way to stimulate ideas for larger open events. We're now going to run a series of these workshops focusing on embracing digital solutions with an emphasis on practical case histories to explore how intelligent commissioning and delivery of projects can be cost-effective and successfully meet intended communications needs. The plan is for each workshop to inform the agenda of the next one, as we explore specific solutions and technologies that might have a place in MedComms programmes.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 January 2015 - MedComms Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the ninth time we have run what is now established as an annual event in Oxford. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities across the UK, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presents medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 December 2014 - Procuring MedComms - an insider's view, Oxford

    At this event independent consultant David Pilley talked as an insider about what the procurement specialists are aiming to achieve on their side, and specifically how they view MedComms services, and he lead a valuable discussion about how to work effectively with procurement departments from pitch through to delivery. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but also allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 December 2014 - Procuring MedComms - an insider's view, Macclesfield

    At this event independent consultant David Pilley talked as an insider about what the procurement specialists are aiming to achieve on their side, and specifically how they view MedComms services, and he lead a valuable discussion about how to work effectively with procurement departments from pitch through to delivery. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but also allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 October 2014 - Motion graphics and 3D animation, Oxford

    This was the first in our new specialist Lunch and Learn series of events, the objective being for a small group to meet informally for open discussion around a specialist topic of interest, and along the way to stimulate ideas for larger open events. There's a lot of focus in MedComms on written words and the scientific and medical rigour and review that underpins them. However, we'd all acknowledge the added versatility and impact that can be gained with the appropriate use of high-end motion graphics. Just how accessible are those techniques and how easily and effectively can they be integrated within MedComms programmes?
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 July 2014 - 4th Annual MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day, Alderley Park

    Another great day's sporting action saw eight teams hotly competing for the trophy with support from large numbers of friends and family. Once again we ensured the little (and not so little) people enjoyed the day with free entertainment including balloon sculptures, face painting, bouncy castles and a BBQ.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 July 2014 - Medical Writing Careers Session, London

    This was the fifth time we have run this event in London. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 June 2014 - Sharing healthcare data: how can publication planners help to close the gap?, Alderley Park

    This was a valuable event for everyone working in this specialist community. Talk of transparency is all very well and good but what are the implications and what about the practicalities of providing patients with trial data? As always there was plenty of opportunity to network with the speakers and panellists and with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19-20 May 2014 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This was the seventh time we'd run this 2-day workshop with funding from Oxford University and the support of several leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    29 April 2014 - Walking the copyright tightrope, Oxford

    We had a packed room for a valuable afternoon's meeting, combining excellent presentations from specialists together with a lot of lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 April 2014 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the fourth time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs andPhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    12 February 2014 - Sunshine in practice, now and in the future, Oxford

    Despite the stormy weather this was a well-attended and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    16 January 2014 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the eigth time we have run what is now established as an annual event. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 December 2013 - How do we optimise our communication and publication plans for payors?, Macclesfield

    This was another excellent and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 July 2013 - 3rd Annual MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day, Alderley Park

    The success of last year's tournament had led to much anticipation in the build up to this, the third MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day which took place at the AZ leisure club in Cheshire on a very hot and sunny day. It was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 players, supporters and children who watched a close fought tournament between seven teams.
    [Post-event report here.]


    10 July 2013 - Medical Writing Careers Session, London

    This was the fourth time we have run this event in London. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    20-21 May 2013 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This was the sixth time we'd run this 2-day workshop with funding from Oxford University and the support of several leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    7 May 2013 - Better communication means better patient outcomes: vision or illusion?, Manchester

    This was our first joint meeting run together with the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) and took place on the eve of the 36th EMWA Conference. A large audience participated in an excellent and very engaging Q&A session with an expert panel led by Mark Duman, Chair of the Patient Information Forum (PiF). Everyone got a lot out of the event and hopefully we can look forward to more such combined meetings with EMWA in the future when opportunity allows.
    [Post-event report here.]


    24 April 2013 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the third time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    18 April 2013 - Using Technology to Make Meetings Work Better, Oxford

    This event worked well with a full room and lots of audience participation. There were plenty of practical tips and insights into using technology such as iPads and Apps to increase audience engagement within a meeting room and some good discussion about the fast developing place of hybrid meeting formats to then engage with people outside the room.
    [Post-event report here.]


    17 January 2013 - Evening Networking event, Oxford

    Once again a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathered at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel in Oxford to celebrate the start of another year. It was an excellent opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances and make new contacts. And, as always, the event was entirely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
    [Post-event report here.]


    17 January 2013 - A critical look at the use of social media in MedComms, Oxford

    This was a lively and insightful discussion led by the team that is Digitally Sick about the challenges faced by MedComms and Pharma when trying to embrace and effectively use social media opportunities to engage with each other, the healthcare professionals, patients and other stakeholders.
    [Post-event report here.]


    10 January 2013 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the seventh time we have run what is now established as an annual event. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management in MedComms as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 December 2012 - Running Meetings for a Pharmaceutical Client in 2013? What you Need to Know and Why, Macclesfield

    This was another excellent and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 July 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Institute of Education, London

    This was the third time we have run this event in London. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 July 2012 - New developments and innovative solutions in medical communications, Macclesfield

    This was another excellent and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with lively Q&A and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 July 2012 - New developments and innovative solutions in medical communications, Oxford

    An interesting afternoon hearing about new developments in MedComms and seeing some new technologies in action.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 July 2012 - 2nd Annual MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day, Alderley Park

    The success of last year's tournament had led to much anticipation in the build up to this, the second MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day which took place at the AZ leisure club in Cheshire on a not very warm, not very sunny day. It was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of around 100 players, supporters and children who watched a close fought tournament between six teams.
    [Post-event report here.]


    24-25 May 2012 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This was the fifth time we'd run this 2-day workshop with funding from Oxford University as well as the support of six leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 March 2012 - Patient = Customer? Healthcare = FMCG? London

    An excellent discussion about the importance of involving the patients in the development of healthcare management and treatment strategies.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 March 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Manchester University

    This was the second time we have run this event in Manchester. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Manchester and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 January 2012 - European CME in Practice: Update and Case History discussion, Macclesfield

    A valuable meeting which reviewed regulations and practices around European CME. A case history approach helped the audience understand in detail what is the most appropriate approach that should be taken to gaining accreditation for European educational activities.
    [Post-event report here.]


    12 January 2012 - European CME in Practice: Update and Case History discussion, Oxford

    A valuable meeting which reviewed regulations and practices around European CME. A case history approach helped the audience understand in detail what is the most appropriate approach that should be taken to gaining accreditation for European educational activities.
    [Post-event report here.]


    9 January 2012 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the sixth time we have run what is now established as an annual event. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    6 December 2011 - Recent controversies and questions in medical communications, Alderley Park

    This was an excellent and insightful afternoon's meeting, combining a number of succinct presentations from specialists with a workshop/Q&A session and, as always, the opportunity to network with peers. The objective was to reflect generally on the hot topics that have been debated during 2011 and to look forward to what might be important next year.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 October 2011 - Evening briefing, Oxford - A Conversation with Doug Altman

    This informal Q&A-based discussion, held at the Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park and led by Professor Doug Altman, gave us all an opportunity to explore and reflect on the challenging pathways that neeed to be navigated from data collection to publication and provided an opportunity to muse on how dissemination of scientific data will be best achieved in the future.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 August 2011 - MedComms rounders tournament and family fun day

    The first MedComms Rounders Tournament and Family Fun Day took place at the AZ leisure club in Cheshire on a warm, mostly sunny day, and was attended by an enthusiastic crowd of around 100 players, supporters and children.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 July 2011 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Institute of Education, London

    Everyone was welcome at this, our second London careers event. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from biomedical sciences departments from Universities all around the country, who met with a number of medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing and account management as attractive career options.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 July 2011 - Networking Evening at Oxford

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel in Oxford for the now traditional Summer evening event in the South. Once again the event was entirely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 July 2011 - Can Pharma get Social? meeting, Oxford

    We had an enthusiastic crowd meet at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel in Oxford to hear from specialist ecademy digital coach, Karen Winterhalter, talking to us about the need for a changing mindset to deal with Social media. Pharma are widely criticized for not embracing social media, but who can blame them? Confusion abounds as to what the industry can do, and when, and how.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 July 2011 - Networking Evening at Macclesfield

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering at The Tytherington Club in Macclesfield for the now traditional Summer evening event in the North. Once again the event was entirely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 July 2011 - Can Pharma get Social? meeting, Macclesfield

    We had an enthusiastic crowd meet at The Tytherington Club in Macclesfield to hear from specialist ecademy digital coach, Karen Winterhalter, talking to us about the need for a changing mindset to deal with Social media. Pharma are widely criticized for not embracing social media, but who can blame them? Confusion abounds as to what the industry can do, and when, and how.
    [Post-event report here.]


    25 May 2011 - Briefing Meeting in London, A Conversation with Ben Goldacre

    We had a packed house at Hilton London Euston hotel. Ben has been a long-standing, and high profile, critic of some practices of the pharmaceutical industry and is currently working on a new book, due for publication in early 2012, which looks at the industry and its practices. This informal Q&A-based discussion gave us all an opportunity to explore and reflect on how the industry works and how it is perceived. As usual the meeting not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but also allowed plenty of time for networking with colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    23-24 May 2011 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This 2-day workshop was run with funding from Oxford University as well as the support of six leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    20 January 2011 - Networking Evening at Oxford

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel for the now traditional Winter evening event in the South. Once again the event was entirely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
    [Post-event report here.]


    20 January 2011 - ABPI Briefing Meeting, Oxford

    We had a packed house at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel. Timed perfectly to coincide with the launch of the new 2011 ABPI Code of Practice on 1 January 2011, Steven Gray (Founding Director of Compliance Hub) talked us through the new ABPI Code, reflected on the implications for other international Codes, and spent time discussing compliance in the digital environment which is one of his areas of speciality.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 January 2011 - Networking Evening at Macclesfield

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering at Sylk Restaurant and Wine Bar for the now traditional Winter evening event in the North. Once again the event was entirely free of charge thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 January 2011 - ABPI Briefing Meeting, Macclesfield

    We had a packed house at Sylk Restaurant and Wine Bar. Timed perfectly to coincide with the launch of the new 2011 ABPI Code of Practice on 1 January 2011, Steven Gray (Founding Director of Compliance Hub) talked us through the new ABPI Code, reflected on the implications for other international Codes, and spent time discussing compliance in the digital environment which is one of his areas of speciality.
    [Post-event report here.]


    10 January 2011 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Oxford University

    This was the fifth time we have run what is now established as an annual event. Once again we had an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and DPhil/PhD students and others from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and from other Universities, who met with a number of medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 December 2010 - Meet the Journal Publishers, Oxford

    A small but enthusiastic group who had braved the weather and travel conditions, and who had been able to avoid sickness, Christmas parties and school nativities, came to hear directly from the publishers about their journals, their unique working practices and their plans for the coming year. There were plenty of samples, lots of expertise and plenty of lively discussion in the room on the day. A larger audience were able to participate in the panel session by tuning in from around the world via UStream.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 July 2010 - Networking Evening at The Living Room, Oxford

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering for the now traditional Summer evening event in the South.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 July 2010 - Networking Evening at Sylk's, Macclesfield

    Once again we had a large and enthusiastic crowd of MedComms specialists gathering for the now traditional Summer evening event in the North.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 July 2010 - Lunchtime briefing, Alderley Park - Innovation in Publication Planning

    This session was led by the global publications management team at AstraZeneca and comprised discussion around a number of real-life case histories, the objective being to encourage creative thinking and problem solving in the publications arena.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 July 2010 - Medical Writing Careers Session, Imperial College, London

    Our first careers event to be held in London and a great success again. An enthusiastic audience of post-docs and final year DPhil students from the biomedical sciences departments within and around London and other Universities met with a number medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    24-25 May 2010 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This 2-day workshop was run with funding from Oxford University as well as the support of six leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    10 February 2010 - Evening briefing, Oxford - Crystal ball gazing: the future of medical publishing

    Publish and filter, not filter and publish was one of the key messages from Richard Smith as he argued his case for why medical publishing was indeed broken and needed fixing, and sketched out some scenarios for the future. A fascinating and stimulating evening which was well appreciated by the audience.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 January 2010 - Networking Evening at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

    An enthusiastic crowd gathered in Oxford from as far afield as Glasgow, London, Kent and Cambridge to celebrate the start of another new year with friends and colleagues from across the MedComms business.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 January 2010 - Networking Evening at the Amber Lounge, Knutsford

    Despite the ongoing appalling weather conditions, an enthusiastic crowd from around South Manchester and Chester and well beyond gathered in Knutsford for a lively evening with champagne and more.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 January 2010 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    The event was a great success again - an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and final year DPhil students from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and other Universities met with a number medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    8 December 2009 - Evening briefing, Oxford - The changing face of cancer communications

    This event was led by Professor Gordon McVie, Managing Editor of ecancermedicalscience, the open access cancer journal founded by the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. Gordon told us the eCancer story (now Europe’s leading oncology channel/community), talked about the role of open access publishing and about EU initiatives on the future of cancer communications and more.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 November 2009 - Evening briefing, London - Introducing Revalidation for all Practising Doctors in the UK

    Dr Ian Starke, Director of CPD, Royal Colleges of Physicians led a discussion about the introduction of revalidation for all practising doctors in the UK, and the implications for CPD provision. The formal introduction of revalidation started this week so the meeting was very timely.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 October 2009 - Lunchtime briefing, London - The ins and outs of copyright licences.

    A well-attended meeting discussed just what you can do and what you can't do under the terms of the licences from the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).
    [Post-event report here.]


    16 July 2009 - Networking Evening at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel

    A not-so-sunny evening spent inside, looking out at the lawns at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel. Still great fun, with great BBQ food and background music provided by a trio of jazz musicians.
    [Post-event report here.]


    2 July 2009 - Networking Evening at The Belle Epoque Brasserie, Knutsford

    A lovely, sunny evening spent on the Roof Garden. This event was sponsored by Brandcast Media, Carrot Pharma Recruitment, Oxfordshire Print and Zenopa.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 May 2009 - Lunchtime briefing, Wilmslow - GPP2: New Good Publication Practice.

    A decade after the publication of the original guidelines, GPP2 has been developed by a steering committee of International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) members. The development was coordinated by Chris Graf who joined us to explain the background, purpose and future plans for this new initiative.
    [Post-event report here.]


    14 May 2009 - Evening briefing, Oxford - GPP2: New Good Publication Practice.

    A decade after the publication of the original guidelines, GPP2 has been developed by a steering committee of International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) members. The development was coordinated by Chris Graf who joined us to explain the background, purpose and future plans for this new initiative.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11-12 May 2009 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This 2-day workshop was run with funding from Oxford University as well as the support of six leading MedComms agencies. Delegates with a genuine interest in joining the MedComms industry heard from a superb line up of speakers about the pharmaceutical industry, the role of MedComms agencies and the specifics about working as a medical writer and some of the activities they would expect to undertake. We were able to highlight related writing roles as well as other roles within the agencies such as Account Management.
    [Post-event report here.]


    30 April 2009 - Lunchtime briefing, London - A new era of engagement in relationships between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community.

    Emma D'Arcy, Leader of Strategic Insights at myPHID led a timely discussion about the new era of engagement in relationships between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical community and Neil Jones, Director of Branded Solutions at Medical Marketing Research International (MMRI) provided an excellent overview of the role of his product, COMM-NET as an incisive aid to KOL mapping and publication planning.
    [Post-event report here.]


    22 January 2009 - Networking Evening at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford, Oxford

    A large and splendid gathering from across medical education, medical communications and medical publishing from as far afield as Glasgow and London and Kent as well as a strong local contingent.
    [Post-event report here.]


    15 January 2009 - Networking Evening at the Amber Lounge, Knutsford

    An enthusiastic crowd from around South Manchester and Chester and well beyond gathered in Knutsford for a lively evening which included champagne and a chocolate fountain!
    [Post-event report here.]


    12 January 2009 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    The event was a great success again - an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and final year DPhil students from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford and other Universities met with a number medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    26 November 2008 - Evening briefing, Oxford - Procurement of MedComms services: Facing up to the Challenges.

    This was a very illuminating and, dare I say, thought-provoking meeting for many of us. Like it or not change is coming very fast. Whilst that will bring with it a lot of form filling and maybe some pain for many people, the emphasis of the presentations from both speakers was on how everyone should be aiming for a win:win partnership. It is not simply about cutting costs, but it is about optimizing value and working together more efficiently.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 November 2008 - Evening briefing, West London - CME - what's happening out there?

    Lawrence Sherman led an excellent discussion about CME.
    [Post-event report here.]


    24 September 2008 - Lunchtime briefing, Wilmslow - The 2008 ABPI Code of Practice – what is the impact for Med Ed?

    Steven Gray provided us with an excellent and in-depth review of the new ABPI Code of Practice 2008.
    [Post-event report here.]


    24 July 2008 - Networking Evening at the The Bodleian Library, Oxford

    The sun came out for a very civilised affair in Oxford at The Bodleian Library where a large crowd from across medical education, medical communications and medical publishing enjoyed a drink and a lite bite in the Divinity School and Quadrangle.
    [Post-event report here.]


    3 July 2008 - Networking Evening at The Belle Epoque Brasserie, Knutsford

    This was our second evening event to be held "up north" and about 50 individuals from across the spectrum of medical education, communications and publishing gathered at The Belle Epoque Brasserie in Knutsford for a very enjoyable evening.
    [Post-event report here.]


    1 July 2008 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    The event was a great success again - an enthusiastic audience of post-docs and final year DPhil students from the biomedical sciences departments within and around Oxford Universty met with a number medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option.
    [Post-event report here.]


    10 June 2008 - One Day Workshop, London - Successful Publication Planning – Strategy, Ethics and Rules of Engagement.

    Liz Wager, Publications Consultant and Rosie Stather, Editorial Director at Adis Journals led a very successful full day workshop which explored all aspects of publication planning and publication strategy and also provided a large audience from across Medical Communications, Medical Education and Medical Publishing with a unique opportunity to network with their peers.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 June 2008 - Evening briefing, Oxford - The New ABPI Code of Practice

    Steven Gray provided us with an excellent and in-depth review of the new ABPI Code of Practice 2008. Details of the new Code have only just now been published so this was a timely meeting for us all.
    [Post-event report here.]


    17-18 April 2008 - Careers Insight Workshop, Oxford University - Medical Writing in MedComms

    This 2-day workshop was intended as a pilot exercise and the immediate feedback has been excellent. The intention is to stay in touch with all delegates and track what happens - whether any get jobs and if so where and in what roles and how they get on.
    [Post-event report here.]


    19 March 2008 - Evening briefing, Uxbridge - The Changing Face of CME in Europe: where are we now?

    An enthusiastic group gathered for the third and final of our highly informative presentations from Eugene Pozniak looking at the complexities of developing effective CME activity in Europe.
    [Post-event report here.]


    5 March 2008 - Evening briefing, Oxford - The Changing Face of CME in Europe: where are we now?

    An enthusiastic group gathered for the second of our highly informative presentations from Eugene Pozniak looking at the complexities of developing effective CME activity in Europe.
    [Post-event report here.]


    20 February 2008 - Lunchtime briefing, Wilmslow - The Changing Face of CME in Europe: where are we now?

    An enthusiastic group gathered for a highly informative presentation from Eugene Pozniak looking at the complexities of developing effective CME activity in Europe.
    [Post-event report here.]


    31 January 2008 - Networking Evening at the Oxford Town Hall

    Once again we attracted more than 100 participants from across the MedComms spectrum and that despite bad weather (again!), severe road works outside and even worse traffic jams on the A34 leading to Oxford.
    [Post-event report here.]


    17 January 2008 - Networking Evening at the Amber Lounge, Knutsford

    Our first evening event "up north" attracted an enthusiastic crowd from across the spectrum of different agencies and publishers around South Manchester and Chester.
    [Post-event report here.]


    18 December 2007 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Manchester University Post-Docs

    The event was a great success - about 60 post-docs and final year PhD students from the biomedical and life sciences departments of Manchester University and others from the North West Hub of the UK GRAD programme met with some 25 medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option. We hope to repeat the event at other locations in the near future.
    [Post-event report here.]


    21 November 2007 - Lunchtime briefing, Wilmslow - EFPIA Code 2007

    Nearly 50 of us gathered for a highly informative presentation from Joan Barnard looking at the new EFPIA Code and for a wide ranging Q&A about working with the various national and international codes.
    [Post-event report here.]


    13 November 2007 - Evening briefing, Oxford - EFPIA Code 2007

    More than 50 of us gathered for a highly informative presentation from Joan Barnard looking at the new EFPIA Code and for a wide ranging Q&A about working with the various national and international codes.
    [Post-event report here.]


    26 July 2007 - Networking Evening at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel in Sandford on the outskirts of Oxford

    The appalling weather over the previous few days completely failed to dampen spirits for more than 100 of us at the summer BBQ.
    [Post-event report here.]


    11 July 2007 - Medical Writing Careers Session for Oxford University Post-Docs

    The event was a great success - some 70 post-docs and final year DPhil students from the biomedical sciences departments within Oxford Universty met with some 25 medical writing and communications professionals for a highly engaging session which presented medical writing as an attractive career option. We hope to repeat the event at other locations in the near future.
    [Post-event report here.]


    4 July 2007 - Lunchtime briefing, Wilmslow - Ghosts in the machine?

    About 80 of us gathered for our first meeting in Cheshire and Liz Wager (Sideview) led a presentation and discussion entitled "Ghosts in the Machine?"
    [Post-event report here.]


    28 June 2007 - Lunchtime briefing, Oxford

    Dr Kamran Abbasi (CEO Onmedica, RSM Journal Editor and cricketing expert and blogger, ex-BMJ and ex-Dr Fosters) led a session looking at how Docs and other HCPs are working online and how the communications and publishing mix is changing.
    [Post-event report here.]


    31 May 2007 - Pub-meet at The Trout at Wolvercote, Oxford

    No admin, no registration, just an informal gathering on the night for those of us who felt so inclined. The Trout has long been a favourite of Morse and many other Oxford residents and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to mixed reviews, which were likewise reflected amongst our own group. It certainly looks smart, though, and you can't beat the location.


    26 April 2007 - Networking Evening at the QI Building, Oxford.

    (Almost) 100 of us gathered for the second time at the QI Club in central Oxford...
    [Post-event report here.]


    29 March 2007 - Lunchtime briefing, Oxford - Ghosts in the machine?

    More than 50 of us gathered at the Elsevier offices in Kidlington...
    [Post-event report here.]


    22 February 2007 - Pub-meet at the Fishes, North Hinksey Village Nr Botley, Oxford.

    No admin, no registration, just an informal gathering on the night for those of us who felt so inclined. A small but enthusiastic group of us relaxed after work in one of Oxford's better pubs - coming from as far afield as London and Henley for the occasion - and several of us stayed on for an excellent meal. No photos this time!


    25 January 2007 - Networking Evening at the the QI Building, Oxford.

    More than 100 of us gathered at the QI Club in central Oxford...
    [Post-event report here.]

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