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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:

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  • The Publication Plan

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    USEFUL READING

    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 MedCommsNews.com service.

    Fifty Shades of Hybrid Conferences: Why Publishers Should Care (and How You Can Help)
    Published by The Scholarly Kitchen, 28 September 2021

    To be clear: "hybrid" is very poorly defined. If virtual events are still in their infancy, hybrid events haven't even been born yet. This does not mean we cannot try to imagine a few shapes they could take...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Rethinking our approach to rare disease communications during COVID-19 and beyond
    Published by PMLive.com, 12 August 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the health and livelihoods of millions of people around the world, as well as impacting the global economy. What isn't widely reported is the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 has presented for how we communicate as a rare disease community.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The great healthcare communications reset
    Published by PME, July 2021

    As healthcare communications leaders begin to chart their way through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) initiative has revealed what those in the earlier stages of their careers want to see happen next.

    [Read on to find out more]


    The evolving role of medical communications professionals: insights from a Publication Lead
    Published by The Publication Plan, 22 June 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the medical communications industry, presenting unexpected challenges but also creating opportunities for change and innovation. Following his presentation at the 2021 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), The Publication Plan talked to Chris Brooks, Publication Lead at AstraZeneca, to learn more about the impact of the pandemic on medical publications and to find out how he sees his role evolving in the future.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Editors-in-chief perceptions of patients as (co) authors on publications and the acceptability of ICMJE authorship criteria: a cross-sectional survey
    Published by Research Involvement and Engagement, 14 June 2021

    The implication of this work is that there is a need for education and for consensus building within the biomedical community to establish processes that will facilitate patient partners equitable inclusion in research, including on research outputs like publications.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of session 3 of the 9th EMWA symposium
    Published by The Publication Plan, 21 May 2021

    The 9th European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) symposium, entitled 'Clinical Trials - New Trends' took place on 6 May. The symposium explored the latest trends in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials over 3 sessions, focusing on insights relevant to medical writers and communicators...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of session 2 of the 9th EMWA symposium
    Published by The Publication Plan, 19 May 2021

    The 9th European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) symposium, entitled 'Clinical Trials - New Trends' took place on 6 May. The symposium explored the latest trends in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials over 3 sessions, focusing on insights relevant to medical writers and communicators...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of session 1 of the 9th EMWA symposium
    Published by The Publication Plan, 17 May 2021

    The 9th European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) symposium, entitled 'Clinical Trials - New Trends' took place on 6 May. The symposium explored the latest trends in the design, conduct and reporting of clinical trials over 3 sessions, focusing on insights relevant to medical writers and communicators...

    [Read on to find out more]


    How nature can help you manage the pressures of agency life
    Published by PMLive.com, 10 May 2021

    Paul Hutchings, founder of fox&cat, outlines how nature can help you can boost staff wellbeing in your agency this Mental Health Awareness Week...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 3 of the 2021 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 27 April 2021

    The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 12-14 April 2021. The event attracted a record-breaking number of participants with over 650 delegates attending...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2021 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 22 April 2021

    The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 12-14 April 2021. The event attracted a record-breaking number of participants with over 650 delegates attending...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2021 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 20 April 2021

    The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 12-14 April 2021. The event attracted a record-breaking number of participants with over 650 delegates attending...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Change for good: the virtual congress audience is too big to be ignored
    Published by PMLive.com, 12 April 2021

    In 2020 a global pandemic made the world pause, but scientific research and discoveries continued. The medical community still needed a platform where it could connect and exchange knowledge, but travel restrictions made traditional face-to-face conferences impossible...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Scientific evidence 'on demand'? Proceedings from an expert roundtable
    Published by pharmaphorum, 31 March 2021

    The ways in which we communicate and consume information are constantly transforming. In 2020, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated the pace of this evolution, with wide-reaching effects on many aspects of medical communications. A panel of industry experts gathered at the end of 2020 to identify some of these long-term effects, and the challenges and opportunities they pose...

    [Read on to find out more]


    AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on medical publications, preprints, and peer review
    Published by Current Medical Research and Opinion, 31 March 2021

    The Joint Statement asserts that although peer-review is still the most common process for vetting scientific publications, there is a worrying trend for manuscripts to be released without pre-publication review. Recommendations from the three organizations aim to protect the integrity of published scientific and medical research...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Challenges of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey to inform working practices
    Published by Medical Writing, March 2021

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic working practices changed for members of the medical communication community...

    [Read on to find out more]


    The remote working revolution
    Published by PMLive.com, 10 February 2021

    The pandemic has recalibrated the rhythms of the working day...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2021 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 9 February 2021

    The 2021 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 26–27 January. This year, over 300 delegates attended the engaging meeting themed 'Collaboration, connectivity and change: A holistic view of the scientific communications environment in 2021'....

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2021 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 4 February 2021

    The 2021 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 26–27 January. This year, over 300 delegates attended the engaging meeting themed 'Collaboration, connectivity and change: A holistic view of the scientific communications environment in 2021'....

    [Read on to find out more]


    Are face-to-face medical meetings a thing of the past?
    Published by pharmaphorum, 13 January 2021

    Everything, from exercise classes to pub quizzes, went online last year - and medical education was no exception. In their droves, congresses, conferences, and masterclasses went virtual in a bid to ensure healthcare professionals were supported, up to date, and socially distanced...

    [Read on to find out more]


    The new world of association congresses
    Published by PMLive.com, 5 November 2020

    These past few months have shown us that the world we live in has changed almost overnight. While the environment in which businesses can engage their communities is being disrupted, the customer and external audience needs remain constant. The medical congress world is no exception to this...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Using publication plain language summaries to inform and empower patients, caregivers and non-specialists
    Published by Open Pharma, 20 October 2020

    Is it not ironic that the scientific community often fails to recognize the public in publications? Academics, publication professionals and pharmaceutic companies have conformed with tradition and erred on the side of caution... retaining the mindset that scientific publications are intended only for research professionals. Although publications rightly serve as the foundation for building the evidence base to advance research and clinical care, that is not their sole intended role...

    [Read on to find out more]

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