Illuminate MedComms – a question and answer panel

 

On MedComms Day 2022, AMICULUM, Langland and Oxford PharmaGenesis hosted a virtual event where attendees could network with medcomms professionals, seek careers advice from agency HR/recruitment teams, discuss hot topics, and learn more about the industry as a whole. The event included a question and answer session hosted by Maureen Reid (Oxford PharmaGenesis). On the panel were Annette Keith (Langland), Ben Church (Oxford PharmaGenesis) and Yumiko Abeynayake (Mudskipper, part of AMICULUM).

Recorded 22 June 2022, by AMICULUM and is included here with their permission.

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What is Market Access?

In this webinar, Pin Lu, Manca Povsic and Claire Woon from AMICULUM Access will provide an introduction to market access and health economics. Our panel discusses the role of market access within the healthcare industry, highlighting key similarities and differences from other areas of medical communications. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 15 June 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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What is Medical Communications (MedComms)?

MedComms is all about the development of materials that communicate the science behind a medicine/treatment for stakeholders in healthcare.

MedComms employs Medical Writers to develop, write, and edit these materials.

If you’re considering a career as a Medical/Scientific Writer in MedComms, you’ve probably got lots of questions about who the employers are, what MedComms writers do, how you can learn more, and what MedComms actually involves?

In this MedComms explainer video, Vicky Sherwood aka Biomed Badass answers all these questions.

Be sure to watch to the end for some top tips on slide development in MedComms…

Recorded 03 May 2022, by Biomed Badass and is included here with their permission.

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In conversation with the medical writers

 

In this webinar, we’re joined by Ewa Kilinska (Fishawack Health), Alicia Lledo Lara (Oxford PharmaGenesis), Lauren Oswald (Helios Medical Communications), Lucinda Sinclair (Ashfield MedComms) and Helen Speedy (AMICULUM) to talk about their own journeys into MedComms and their current roles, the day-to-day working life of medical writers, training opportunities and career prospects. The panellists have all been profiled in the new issue of our FirstMedCommsJob careers guide, From academic to medical writer: a guide to getting started in medical communications, published in March 2022. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 06 April 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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The Role of the Regulatory Medical Writer – is it clear?

If you enjoy both science and writing, then why not become a regulatory medical writer? Claire Gillow, Martin Murray, Vicky Powell and Cameron Campbell, all regulatory writers working for Bioscript, an independent regulatory writing and communications agency, describe the clinical documents they prepare and the teams they work with to help sponsors get their drugs to market and beyond. They provide insight into the typical working life and career path of a regulatory writer, and touch on some similarities and differences with Bioscript’s medical communications writers. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights into medical writing as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry-level job.

Recorded 16 February 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Starting a career in Medical Communications

 

Do you have strong scientific credentials, but the lab isn’t for you? Are you interested in a job that deals with cutting-edge developments in medicine? If so, watch this webinar to learn about medical communications. ‘MedComms’ agencies partner with pharmaceutical industry clients to develop and communicate scientific content in impactful ways through meetings, materials and more. Presented by Helios, a global agency group with offices in the North West, Oxford and the USA, you’ll learn why MedComms is a great long-term career choice and how to be successful in your application.

The Helios panel are; Liam Burnham (Scientific Director), Maggie Boyd (Senior Scientific Project Coordinator), Lucy Collins (Medical Writer), Andrew Minnock (Managing Director) and Jo Oswald (Training Facilitator) – all of whom have been in your position and know what it’s like to love science but want something beyond the lab.

Recorded as a live webinar, 15 February 2022, by the Helios Global Group and is included here with their permission.

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A new pathway to a medical writing career in MedComms

In this webinar, representatives from Aspire Scientific discuss the challenges of entering the medical communications industry. Learn more about a novel pathway to a first medical writing role and hear some real-life success stories first-hand. Our panellists are Rick Flemming (Joint Managing Director), Hannah Mace (Scientific Director) and Beatrice Tyrrell (Senior Medical Writer). And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 09 February 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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FirstMedCommsJob: LINK 360 – launch your MedComms Career at LINK Health Group

In this webinar, we’re joined by Eve Guichard (LINK Medical General Manger), Eleanor Steele (MedComms Mentor), Susan Cravero (LINK Medical Scientific Services) and Hannah Greetham (LINK Medical Client Services). You’ll hear about LINK 360 – a 6-month training program for people new to MedComms, across medical writing, client services and editorial. During the program, selected individuals will have a hybrid role immersed in an account and take on work from all three perspectives, giving them a 360° view of what life in MedComms is like. Alongside this, they will go through a structured training program as a cohort, with lots of support and networking opportunities across the wider LINK Health Group to give them a holistic overview of the broader aspects of healthcare communications. After 6 months, they will specialize into one of the three career pathways within LINK Health Group. We’ll answer questions from the audience, and you’ll also hear about the panellists’ journeys into MedComms and what they actually spend their time doing!

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 13 December 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Working as a medical publications professional

In this webinar, we’re joined by Kathryn Gray (Division Head), Kate Stafford (Creative Lead), Simon Stones (Medical Writer) and Juliet West (Senior Editor) from Envision Pharma Group, sponsors of our annual FirstMedCommsJob careers guide, “Ensuring timely dissemination of research: A guide to working as a medical publications professional“. We talk about the roles involved in the publications management team and discuss the ethical and regulatory environment within which medical publications professionals work. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone who is looking for insights in to MedComms as a career and how to maximise their chances of gaining an entry level job.

Recorded 17 November 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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Tips for successful job hunting in MedComms

MedComms is booming! There’s a lot of work to be done and recruitment activity in our sector has never been busier at all levels. In this webinar, we are joined by Maybellene Kisseih, Maz Reive and Julia Walton, all Specialist Recruiters from Media Contacts who offer some practical advice. Whether you are looking for an entry-level job in MedComms or looking to move onwards and upwards, we’ll help you think about how you can prepare for success. And we answer questions from the audience.

It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms – or wanting to do so.

Recorded 10 November 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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