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  • RELATED PODCASTS

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    PODCASTS

    The following podcasts are all relevant to the specialist areas of Medical Education, Medical Communications and Medical Publishing and are just the latest in a growing collection of freely accessible, streamed programmes available via PodBean or Spotify.


    Ensuring Integrity in Scientific Publications in the face of AI

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    Instances of peer-reviewed publications now appearing in their final published form with obvious AI prompts still included in the text, have sparked lively social media discussion about the basic integrity of the scientific publications process. Is it in fact fit for purpose? In this webinar, we will talk about the practicalities involved in publishing a peer-review paper and who is involved in what steps. We'll discuss how AI tools are already being used by authors, other contributors, peer-reviewers and the production teams themselves. We'll highlight the pitfalls and we'll think about how these tools can be built into the process while maintaining the high level of trust in the integrity of scientific publishing that is so important for everyone. On our panel we will be joined by Laura Dormer (Becaris Publishing), Hamish McDougall (SAGE Publishing) and Jonathan Patience (Taylor and Francis). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 22 May 2024

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    AI in medical publishing - are we loving it?

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    In this webinar we are reconvening our regular panel of specialist publishers. Clare Cook (Senior Editor at Adis, Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Head of Publication Development at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Becaris Publishing) share insights into how generative AI in particular is impacting the business of journals publishing and the work processes. What tools are being used already? What guidance is being issued? Are we seeing more benefits or dangers? None of us are AI experts. This discussion is about the daily practicalities and questions that are arising around managing specialist content in the face of rapidly developing uptake of AI tools. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 14 February 2024

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    A new era in MedComms medical writing - Questions and Answers

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    On 31 January 2024 we ran a #MedComms Webinar, Are we facing a new era in MedComms medical writing?, as a free-wheeling panel discussion. It attracted a large international crowd and generated a lot of questions from the audience that we couldn't adequately deal with at the time. In this webinar, we are reconvening the same panel to address some of those specific questions. Once again we are joined by Liz Stutz (Product Owner, Medical Writing Services, Digital Intelligence & Operations at Roche), Annette Keith (Executive Scientific Director at Langland) and Eleanor Steele (aka The MedComms Mentor, Specialist Trainer). And we answer more questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 09 February 2024

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    Are we facing a new era in MedComms medical writing?

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    MedComms is not what it was 10 years ago. Clients, audiences, deliverables, working practices have all been changing. Technology has changed everything and generative AI is now promising to dramatically accelerate the pace of change. In this webinar, we reflect on how these various developments are affecting the daily working life of medical writers who work in and around MedComms, how they change the skills that writers might need to succeed and how careers in the future might play out differently. Our panelists are Liz Stutz (Product Owner, Medical Writing Services, Digital Intelligence & Operations at Roche), Annette Keith (Executive Scientific Director at Langland) and Eleanor Steele (aka The MedComms Mentor, Specialist Trainer). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 31 January 2024

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    Are we taking notice of ChatGPT and allied AI technologies in MedComms?

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    In January 2023, we were joined on a #MedComms webinar by Martin Delahunty (Inspiring STEM Consulting), Katja Martin (medtextpert), Stephen Mott (PharmAdvisor) and Avishek Pal (Novartis) for an informal discussion about the possible implementations of a brand new AI tool, ChatGPT, within and around MedComms. It's fair to say we had little idea at the time of the rapid development and the excitement that was coming. There has certainly been a great deal of discussion about AI generally, and generative AI in particular, across the MedComms community in the 12 months since. In this webinar, we are reconvening our panel to reflect on progress in these past 12 months and to discuss what is actually happening in the real world. What stage are we now at on the hype cycle for new technologies? Inflated expectations? Disillusionment? Enlightenment? Enhanced Productivity? And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 18 January 2024

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    Meet the Medical Publishers

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the publishers about their journals, their unique working practices and their plans for the coming year. A lively panel discusses current developments and future trends in publishing. On our panel this year we have Clare Cook (Senior Editor at Adis, Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager at SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Head of Publication Development at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Co-Founder and Publishing Director at Becaris Publishing). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 06 December 2023

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    The Ultimate Guide to Digital Engagement in Pharma - Top Tips

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    The authors of a new book, "The Ultimate Guide to Digital Engagement in Pharma", share advice to help you master digital and omnichannel capabilities. Between them, Tim Sparke and Faisal Ahmed have extensive experience of working with pharmaceutical industry and healthcare communications teams. This is a wide-ranging discussion about ways in which you can reach more people with high quality, innovative and impactful communications. How you can create more effective interactions with HCPs and Patient Groups. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 08 November 2023

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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) in MedComms: Past, Present and Future

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    Matt Lewis is Global Chief Artificial and Augmented Intelligence Officer at Inizio Medical. He has established himself as one of our industry's leading thought leaders and is a regular expert speaker on innovation. Put simply, he wants us to reimagine MedComms. In this webinar, Matt will share his insights and discuss the changing landscape. We will explore the real impacts that generative AI can already deliver in our business and we'll consider what the near-term future and beyond might look like. Matt is closely involved in initiatives from the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA), the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) and the Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) that are all aiming to provide formal guidance to their members, so he will update us on their status. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 18 October 2023

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    In conversation with Carole Scrafton, Patient Advocate

    This podcast is a recording of a live #MedComms webinar.

    In this webinar, we're joined by Carole Scrafton who is Director and Co-Founder of Patient Advocacy Organisation and Online community support network, FibroFlutter, for people affected by chronic illnesses and rare disease. The aim of the organisation is to advocate for a multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of medical healthcare. It supports and encourages all industry stakeholders to engage, innovate and develop at multi-stakeholder levels. Carole's work also involves promoting patient engagement best practices and the need for patients to be included within research from the early development preclinical phase. Carole is a patient expert by experience with MSK related illnesses including chronic pain, Ehlers Danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia. This is a wide-ranging conversation. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 04 October 2023

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    MedComms Stories: Max Sahota, Account Manager at performance-io

    These informal conversations with specialists working in and around MedComms provide useful insights into working life and the career opportunities on offer.

    This recording was made on 06 September 2023

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    We'll next celebrate a day in the life of MedComms on 12 June 2024. We start with the sun rising over Auckland, New Zealand and finish with it setting over San Francisco, USA


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