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    USEFUL READING

    The following selected references from the past year or so should prove useful reading for everyone in MedComms.

    Meeting report: summary of Day 3 of the 2022 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 25 May 2022

    The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place in Washington, DC on 9-11 May and was themed 'Future-Ready Medical Communications'. This year, 595 attendees participated in the meeting, which was held in-person for the first time since 2019.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of the afternoon of Day 2 of the 2022 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 24 May 2022

    The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place in Washington, DC on 9-11 May and was themed 'Future-Ready Medical Communications'. This year, 595 attendees participated in the meeting, which was held in-person for the first time since 2019.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of the morning of Day 2 of the 2022 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 19 May 2022

    The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place in Washington, DC on 9-11 May and was themed 'Future-Ready Medical Communications'. This year, 595 attendees participated in the meeting, which was held in-person for the first time since 2019.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2022 ISMPP Annual Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 18 May 2022

    The 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) took place in Washington, DC on 9-11 May and was themed 'Future-Ready Medical Communications'. This year, 595 attendees participated in the meeting, which was held in-person for the first time since 2019.

    [Read on to find out more]


    Disrupted medical conferences: 2022 and beyond
    Published by pharmaphorum, 16 March 2022

    For the pharmaceutical industry, the disruption of the medical conference landscape came as a shock since its focus had traditionally been on participation at physical events...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Disrupted medical conferences: Lessons learnt
    Published by pharmaphorum, 15 March 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has radically disrupted traditional medical society conferences in a way that could scarcely have been imagined in 2019....

    [Read on to find out more]


    HCA launches first CPD standards framework for healthcare professionals
    Published by PMLive.com, 11 February 2022

    The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) has launched the first set of continuous professional development (CPD) standards for healthcare communications professionals...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 2 of the 2022 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 7 February 2022

    The 2022 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 25–26 January. This year, nearly 350 delegates attended the virtual meeting, which was themed 'Advancing Our Profession: Driving Leadership and Best Practices in Medical Communications'...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Advancing Our Profession: Driving Leadership and Best Practices in Medical Communications - Key themes and highlights from the 2022 European Meeting of ISMPP
    Published by PMLive.com, 4 February 2022

    Nucleus Global's Priya Sagoo shares her thoughts on this year's European meeting...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Meeting report: summary of Day 1 of the 2022 ISMPP European Meeting
    Published by The Publication Plan, 3 February 2022

    The 2022 European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) was held virtually on 25–26 January. This year, nearly 350 delegates attended the virtual meeting, which was themed 'Advancing Our Profession: Driving Leadership and Best Practices in Medical Communications'...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Superstar congresses and conferences will stay centre stage but now share the limelight with virtual and hybrid events
    Published by PMLive.com, 24 January 2022

    Conference attendance records are being shattered around the world with industrial quantities of abstracts, posters and highlight sessions being shared - and not one set of luggage has been lost in the process...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Twitter aims to bring medical conferences - and ad sponsors - from 'inside 4 walls and 3 days' to digital future
    Published by Endpoints News, 13 January 2022

    Medical conferences' new hybrid virtual models are changing the news cycle for healthcare professionals. Now Twitter wants to make it easier for physicians to stay up on medical convention news - and give pharma marketers another way to reach them...

    [Read on to find out more]


    Plain language summaries of publications of company-sponsored medical research: what key questions do we need to address?
    Published by Current Medical Research and Opinion, 04 November 2021

    This study aimed to gather multi-stakeholder insights on key issues relating to plain language summaries (PLS) of company-sponsored medical research to inform future industry recognized guidelines...

    [Read on to find out more]


    The Public Face of Science: Elevating Trust through Medical Communications - Continuing the Conversation
    Published by The MAP Newsletter from ISMPP, 26 October 2021

    Various stakeholder groups can aid in improving public trust of science and health care. This article discusses what can be done by the Life Science Industry, Patients, Medical Communication Professionals, Agencies, and Scientific Community with the Media...

    [Read on to find out more]


    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]


    Open Pharma recommendations for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal publications
    Published by Current Medical Research and Opinion, 12 September 2021

    Here, we present the Open Pharma recommendations for plain language summaries of peer-reviewed medical journal publications. These recommendations were initially developed by the Open Pharma Accessibility workstream and were extensively reviewed and refined during an expert roundtable and a focused, public consultation...

    [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]

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