NetworkPharma.tv Webcasts

You’ll find a library of free webcasts about topics relevant to MedComms is developing at NetworkPharma.tv – some of the latest are highlighted below.

Adapting your writing for patients and the public

Writing successfully for lay audiences is about more than choosing the right words and visuals: it’s about having the right goals and process too. In this webinar, patient information specialist Hannah Bridges of HB Health Comms Ltd, explores how communications professionals established in MedComms can adapt their approach for lay audiences. Hannah provides clear and simple ‘golden rules’ to apply to future lay materials. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 16 October 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Social Media: A Useful Tool or a Distraction in Medical Publications?

In this webinar we’re joined by Lynda Chang, Beatrice Vetter-Ceriotti and Tamalette Loh of Complete HealthVizion, three of the authors of a recent article in The MAP newsletter. Social media is part of everyday life for many healthcare professionals (HCPs) who use it alongside traditional communication channels for scientific exchange and debate. The benefits of facilitating the transparent and credible exchange of medical publications-related information are clear. Insights from online discussion also provide new channels when looking at treatment landscapes for disease areas. The question for medical publication professionals is how to communicate through social media and how to navigate the unique compliance, trust, and content challenges that social media poses. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 9 October 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

The 4 day MedComms working week in practice

In this webinar, we’re joined by Ffyona Dawber (CEO and Founder), Jill Daws (Client Services Director) and Billy Jenkins (Senior Scientific Editor) at Synergy Vision to talk about how they have introduced an industry-leading 4 day working week for everyone in their agency. What are the challenges and the practical lessons they have learned which ensure they continue to deliver the best possible service to their clients? How have the agency staff benefited? And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 2 October 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Working virtually to deliver more effective MedComms services

In this webinar, we’re joined by Louise Sharp (Founder and Managing Director, Makara Health Communications) and Angie Wiles (Founder, The Difference Collective). “Have laptop, can work from anywhere…” Really? We’ll discuss the benefits and challenges – for staff, clients and others – that come with working in fully- or semi- virtual teams. Is it about working smarter to deliver better service? Or saving cost? Or better work-life balance? And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 10 July 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

8 key tips to transform your MedComms Linkedin profile

In this webinar, we’re joined by Steve Doyle, of Linking Business, a specialist trainer in the use of Linkedin. Steve’s background, working in and around medical communications and the pharmaceutical industry, makes him uniquely placed to provide advice about using your Linkedin profile effectively, whatever your current position and aspirations within MedComms. And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 3 July 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

The Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey 2019

In this webinar we’re joined by Daniel Clifton, Founder and Managing Director, Paramount Recruitment, and Mike Ellingham, Marketing Consultant, who review key findings from the Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey, which ran in May 2019. And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 26 June 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

FirstMedCommsJob: Working in client services with inScience Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Neil Godlieb (Group Account Director), Mike Nixon (Group Account Director), Jordan Jones (Account Executive) and Kate Badley (Account Executive) from inScience Communications, part of the Springer Nature group. They talk specifically about working in client services teams, providing account management and project management skills alongside their editorial colleagues to deliver client solutions. What do they look for in entry-level staff, what training is provided and what are the career prospects? 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. And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 19 June 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

FirstMedCommsJob: Ask AMICULUM about life in healthcare communications

In this webinar, as part of our celebrations on #MedComms Day 2019, we’re joined by Tom Davies, Kirsty Liversidge, Chloe Mapp and Damian Reynolds, from AMICULUM’s Manchester and Bollington offices for an online discussion about life and careers in healthcare communications, featuring members of their editorial, client services and recruitment teams. Have you ever wondered about what the day-to-day of a medical writer is like? Are you interested in learning more about innovative client projects, or international travel opportunities? It should be of particular 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 And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 12 June 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

FirstMedCommsJob: Working in medical writing with Fishawack Communications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Elena Garonna (Editorial Director), Lizzie Hutchinson (Editorial Director) and Heather Shawcross (Editorial Project lead) from Fishawack who will talk about working within their group of global healthcare communications specialists. Specifically they’ll talk about the role of the writers and explain what they look for in entry-level staff, and the training opportunities and career prospects. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. 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. And we answer questions from the audience.

This recording was made on 05 June 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Plain-language summaries: what are they, and why consider including them in our publications

In this webinar, we’re joined by Jan Seal-Roberts, Publishing Director at Adis, Springer Healthcare. Everyone has heard the term ‘PLS’ – but there still seems to be a lot of confusion about:

* what these are
* who they are intended for
* the ideal reading level
* and which journals accept these.

And that’s before we start talking about the value proposition and why these might be worth the effort!

This recording was made on 29 May 2019 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv