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    The following webcasts 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 at

    Meet the Medical Publishers

    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 29 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    Unlocking clarity: Plain Language Summaries

    Plain language summaries (PLS) of scientific publications are concise, simplified explanations of the key findings, methods, and implications of a research study. They are a vital tool for bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public by facilitating the dissemination of scientific knowledge, promoting transparency and improving overall health literacy. The objective of this webinar is to update participants on PLS, their importance, and how to create them effectively. We are joined by publication specialists Salgo Merin and Shweta Pitre from SIRO Clinpharm. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 29 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    Avalere Health: Science. Redefined

    In this webinar we learn how Avalere Health, formerly Fishawack Health, is being purpose built to meet the future challenges of Medical Affairs and the teams they work with. How their 1500+ staff 'move as one' to redefine what's possible for their teams and clients, building connections and scientific solutions that ultimately lead to better health. Our panellists are Nick Holmes (VP, Employee Experience), Gary Lyons (Chief Transformation Officer), Natasha Patel (Head of Insight) and Andree Rose (Senior Director, Medical Affairs Strategy). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 22 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    Cutting Through the Noise with Impactful HCP Education

    Healthcare professionals want quick access to credible, relevant and easy to consume scientific content, but cutting through the noise is a growing challenge for HCPs and information providers alike. Measuring the impact of resulting engagement is even harder. In this webinar we review the latest research from EPG Health on 'The Future of HCP Engagement Impact', a multi-stakeholder study of the current challenges, views and behaviours of HCPs, pharma and their service providers. The most valuable insights are presented by Ben Gallarda and Jonathan MacDonald of EPG Health in discussion with a panel of expert guests, to support evolving digital best practices aligned to scientific content provision, channel use, scientific meetings and impact measurement. Our guests on this panel are Andreas Gerloff, Global Head of Medical Customer Excellence at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Gabor Purman, Patient Advocate Director at Kyowa Kirin International and Caroline Halford, Business Development Director for IME at Springer Healthcare. EPG Health is the publisher of Medthority, an independent medical website for healthcare professionals worldwide. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 15 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    The Ultimate Guide to Digital Engagement in Pharma - Top Tips

    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 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    ABPI Code - Hot Topics

    In this webinar, Jayne Packham, an award-winning ABPI Code of Practice trainer, and well known to many of you, reviews recent cases and shares her thoughts on current hot topics. With a review of the current ABPI Code of Practice imminent, this is a timely opportunity to reflect on where we are and where we are heading. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 01 November 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    Embracing the AI Era in Medical Writing

    In this practical and engaging session, we are joined by Alex Evans, a pharmacist, community pharmacy consultant, and medical writer with over 12 years of clinical practice experience in community, outpatient health system, long term care, and academic settings. And now, Prompt Engineer! We learn about the rapid evolution of medical writing with the introduction of AI writers, and witness a live demonstration of how these tools can revolutionize healthcare communications. In this webinar we focus on generating consumer health content and talk about the implications right across the spectrum of medical writing services. And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 25 October 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


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

    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 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    Continuous Professional Development in Medcomms - what, who, how?

    Medcomms is a fast-paced industry, that's why it's imperative that medcomms professionals recognise the importance of CPD. CPD is a fundamental component of any profession to help maintain standards for the sector and for individuals to apply focus to their own career development. There has been a lot of focus on CPD for entry-level talent within medcomms over recent years, but what are we doing for our experienced talent? In this session, we discuss the importance of CPD within medcomms and the work being done by the Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) to encourage a focus on CPD throughout career lifecycles. We also hear how the team at IPG Health Medical Communications is providing CPD opportunities for experienced talent through Northstar. On our panel we have Mike Dixon (HCA), Rebecca Douglas (IPG Health) and Caroline Smith (IPG Health). And we answer questions from the audience.

    This recording was made on 11 October 2023 as a MedComms Networking webinar.


    In conversation with Carole Scrafton, Patient Advocate

    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 as a MedComms Networking webinar.



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