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    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.

    Date: 8 December 2016

    Venue: The Tytherington Club, Dorchester Way, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2JP [DIRECTIONS]

    13.00 Registration and buffet lunch

    14.00 Welcome and Chairman's Introduction - John Gonzalez, Independent

  • Presentation from Jackie Marchington of Caudex, on definitions and misconceptions.

  • Publisher perspective presentation by Sandra Le of Dove Press showing some of the discrepancies of approach from journals and how the ICMJE criteria restrict the inclusion of the writer on the byline.

    15.15 - 15.45 Afternoon tea

    Panel session moderated by John Gonzalez, Independent, to cover some of the issues covered by Alastair Matheson in his recent article in The BMJ, Ghostwriting: the importance of definition and its place in contemporary drug marketing, and to look to the future about what else can be done.

    Panel members:

    Jackie Marchington, Caudex
    Sandra Le, Dove Press
    Valerie Moss, Prime Global
    Beverley Greenway, Independent

    A short Christmas quiz looking at interesting issues in publishing over the past year.

    17.30 End of formal session

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    This meeting is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, Dove Press and Prime Global.

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