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    The following specialist services are worth checking out for a wider range of news and features relevant to medical education, medical communications and medical publishing:

  • Pharma Executive
  • Pharmafile
  • pharmaphorum
  • PharmaTimes
  • PMLive
  • The Publication Plan


    The following blogs may be worth browsing for opinion on a wide variety of pharmaceutical industry matters:

  • Drug Injury Watch
  • EyeOnFDA
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    The following selected references from the past year or so should prove useful reading for everyone in MedComms. You will find a much more extensive collection of relevant headlines and links to news, views and opinions developing at our related service.

    A New Dawn in Medical Education: Applying Adult Learning Principles to Virtual Delivery
    Published by The MAP newsletter, 9 September 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic radically changed the world of medical education as medical congresses were either canceled or switched to a virtual format. This change triggered the widespread adoption of virtually delivered medical education, such as e-learning modules, webinars, and virtual events, for the continued education of healthcare professionals (HCPs) worldwide...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Post-COVID-19 thinking: outputs from a thought leader forum
    Published by Lucid Group, 23 June 2020

    On 14 May 2020, a group of industry experts across pharma and biotech Zoomed together to share reflections on the impact of COVID-19 so far and the implications for how we should evolve in the coming months and years...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Facing up to virtual reality
    Published by, 16 June 2020

    At the start of February 2020, I wrote an oped about the need for pharma to rethink its approach to congresses and exploit disruptive innovation to transform the delegate experience. To my great relief, it wasn't published. Just a few weeks later, the headline remains the same, but the drivers - and indeed the solutions - are very different...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Unlocking virtual medical congresses
    Published by pharmaphorum, 8 June 2020

    With most of the world being in lockdown we are all looking for new ways to continue to lead our lives as normally as possible, from personal Zoom quiz nights with family to gathering market research at work from sources that don't require personal contact. Read on...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Unlocking virtual medical congresses
    Published on LinkedIn, 7 May 2020

    Medical congresses - crucial for the presentation of data, scientific exchange and the opportunity to engage with medical professionals, patient advocates, media and analysts - have been cancelled, postponed or are moving to virtual/part virtual. How prepared is the pharmaceutical industry to adapt to this core facet of our strategic calendar? Read on...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Virtual Meetings: Virtually All You Need to Know!
    Published by The MAP Newsletter, 28 April 2020

    This article describes types of technology, when to use them, and how to achieve the best results from your virtual meeting. Read on...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Current and future trends for developing digital medical communications
    Published by, 4 April 2020

    Most if not all medical communications companies now see digital delivery as a must-have in their armamentarium, and we are all at pains to highlight the capabilities we have and make sure the words 'digital' and 'innovation' are liberally scattered throughout pitches and proposals. Read on...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Advisory Boards: Words of Advice and a 10-point Checklist
    Published by The MAP Newsletter, 10 March 2020

    Are you considering running an advisory board meeting? Do you want to improve on an advisory board you managed recently - or are you about to start planning your first? Read on...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Boosting innovation in healthcare and scientific communications
    Published by, 2 March 2020

    There is no doubt that shifting the pharma communications mindset towards supporting brave, innovative and creative people from within and beyond pharma is a challenge. It's not something that we will achieve overnight, but that is all the more reason why we need to start now...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2020 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 31 January 2020

    Day 2 of the meeting opened with three parallel sessions on Precision Communication, Plain Language Summaries, and the Scientific Communication Platform...

    [Read on to find out more]

    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2020 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 31 January 2020

    The 2020 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held in London on 21-22 January. A total of 350 delegates attended; the highest number to date for the European Meeting...

    [Read on to find out more]

    What does the future look like for medical publications? Insights from ISMPP EU 2020
    Published by OpenPharma, 30 January 2020

    The 2020 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) opened with a question - in one word, "how do you feel about the future of medical publications?" Answers included "exciting", "evolving" and "digital"....

    [Read on to find out more]

    Patient involvement in medical publishing: insights from a publication professional
    Published by The Publication Plan, 17 January 2020

    Dawn Lobban, Senior Scientific Lead at Alligent Europe, Envision Pharma reflects patient involvement in medical publishing. Recognition of the value of patient engagement throughout the drug development lifecycle to ensure effective and relevant medications is growing. Within medical publications, patients can and are providing valuable input...

    [Read on to find out more]

    New updates to the ICMJE's reporting recommendations: focus on transparency
    Published by The Publication Plan, 09 January 2020

    For authors and publication professionals, the 'Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals', published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), provide essential guidance for the conduct and reporting of medical research. In December 2019, the ICMJE published an update to their recommendations, with key changes focussed on increased transparency in author disclosures.

    [Read on to find out more]

    Digital features in medical publishing: a publisher's perspective
    Published by The Publication Plan, 10 December 2019

    Digital enhancement of publications has been a hot topic in medical communications for several years, with an increasing number of journals offering authors the option to publish enhanced features alongside their articles. The Publication Plan asked Caroline Halford, Digital Publishing Manager for Springer Healthcare, to share her insights on the use of digital features within medical publications.

    [Read on to find out more]

    New recommendations to stimulate braver and bolder communications
    Published by, 29 November 2019

    The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) in partnership with 90TEN today announced the publication of Cannes or Canned? - a report that makes five key recommendations to fuel greater creativity and innovation in healthcare and scientific communications.

    [Read on to find out more]

    Where next for patient centricity in pharma?
    Published by pharmaphorum, 8 November 2019

    As patient centricity seems to be hitting a slump, Paul Tunnah lays out the key factors companies need to consider to deliver on its promises.

    [Read on to find out more]

    Reflecting on the release of the Open Pharma position statement on open access
    Published by Open Pharma, 7 November 2019

    Today, just over two weeks from the launch of the Open Pharma position statement on open access, we reflect on how the statement came about, the benefits it offers to different types of stakeholders and the success it has had so far.

    [Read on to find out more]

    Why we need a sector-wide emphasis on accessible health information
    Published by pharmaphorum, 17 October 2019

    In the quest to provide evidence-based health information, the importance of understandable, accessible materials can get lost in translation. But 'medically accurate' and 'health literacy appropriate' are not mutually exclusive, says the Patient Information Forum (PIF).

    [Read on to find out more]

    A guide to applying the Good Publication Practice 3 guidelines in the Asia-Pacific region
    Published by Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2 October 2019

    Numerous recommendations and guidelines aim to improve the quality, timeliness and transparency of medical publications. However, these guidelines use ambiguous language that can be challenging to interpret, particularly for speakers of English as a second language.

    [Read on to find out more]


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    #MEDCOMMS DAY 2020!

    10 June 2020

    This year was our 9th annual celebration of A Day in the Life of #MedComms.

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