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.

Extending the reach of medical publications: What’s to discuss?

In this webinar we are joined by Jon Lynne-Davies (TrendMD) and an expert panel of industry publications specialists to discuss the role of publication extender technologies and solutions. Our panel includes Ana Bozas (Director, Global Medical Communications, Akcea Therapeutics) and Jamie Weiss (Head of Global Publications, LEO Pharma). We explore many different ways to ensure the science is seen/read and understood by the intended audience and ask; what are the challenges in doing so? What has been successful? How was success measured? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 07 April 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

MedComms specialists, are you sitting comfortably? Are you working effectively and safely at home?

Last Summer’s comprehensive survey of the medical communications community was published in the March 2021 issue of EMWA’s journal, Medical Writing. “Challenges of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey to inform working practices” was authored by Tim Hardman, Peter Llewellyn and Steven Walker. It highlighted the need for suitable home working work spaces, yet only a minority of respondents had undergone a home working assessment. More recently, the 6th annual MedComms Barometer survey in January 2021 reinforced those same findings. This shines a severe spotlight on our working spaces. Our chairs. Our desks. Our working environment. At home, some are working on their bed. Or clustered around the kitchen table alongside their kids.

In this webinar we are joined by Tim Hardman, and we’ll talk about best practices and optimising working spaces with Ergonomics Specialist, James Crow who has recently helped a MedComms agency assess and support their staff. What can we do individually to improve our own productivity and avoid painful consequences? And what should employers be doing to support their staff to work effectively and safely at home? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 30 March 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Insights into medical communications during the COVID pandemic: The independent agency perspective

In this webinar we are joined by Su Allen (Scientific Adviser), Amber Fensome (Managing Director), Lindsey Pritchard (Account Director) and Lisa White (Senior Account Director), all of Highfield. They share a few considerations and insightful cases based on their ethos at Highfield. First there was Brexit now there is COVID-19. With a nimble approach to driving insightful and experience-led communications, Highfield believe they have been well-placed to navigate these challenges and build a robust working model with exciting programmes. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 24 March 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Take the next STEPS: training the Fishawack way

Fishawack Health’s Supporting Training and Enhancing Professional Skills (STEPS) initiative provides their employees with bespoke and targeted training and coaching throughout their professional careers. Focusing on the journey of medical writers today, Robert Bloxham (Medical Writer), Susan Brackenridge (Scientific Services Training Director), Anne Errichelli (Senior Medical Writer) and Diane Sutherland (Group Professional Development Director) will introduce the different elements and approaches of the medical writer programme, talking about the ‘how’ and the ‘why’, and we’ll also hear from the trainee perspective! And we answer questions from the audience.

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

Value Communication in Pharma: What medical communications professionals need to know

Is the industry prepared to address the increasing growth in HEOR, Market Access and Value Communications? What are the job prospects and training needs? And, what should agencies, industry and freelancers do to drive this new industry segment forward? In this webinar we’re joined by Patti Peeples, Founder and CEO of HealthEconomics.Com who describes the interim results of the 2nd global Value Communication Survey. The longitudinal benchmarking survey identifies challenges and opportunities for everyone working with HEOR, RWE and Market Access data. Results may be used to address training needs of the community and identify ways to improve the delivery of effective value communication. Patti is joined for the panel discussion by Tom Drake, Director and Founder of Global Outcomes Group and also Robert Matheis, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). And we answer questions from the audience.

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

Getting MedComms right: navigating the age of the amateur expert

In this webinar we are joined by senior representatives from Langland. Annette Keith (Head of Editorial), Drew Owen (Chief Scientific Officer) and Diane Ross (Head of Scientific Strategy) look into the pitfalls of healthcare communication and how medcomms agencies can help the pharmaceutical companies avoid them. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 3 March 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

The 2021 ABPI Code of Practice – what’s new for MedComms?

In early 2021, the new ABPI Code of Practice was published and the terms are enforceable from 1 July. Jayne Packham (Jayne Packham Consultancy) takes us through the key changes and how they will impact the MedComms community. Jayne has worked with the Code for over 30 years, training both pharmaceutical companies and agencies, so she has considerable expertise that she will share with us. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 24 February 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) – looking ahead

The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) is a not-for-profit organisation with membership comprising in-house teams, agencies, charities and individuals working in national and global healthcare communications across diverse business sectors. In this webinar we are joined by the HCA’s Chairperson, Alice Choi, and their CEO, Mike Dixon, to discuss the role of the HCA in supporting those of us working in healthcare communications and to share their thoughts on the challenges we all face in the coming year during these disrupted times. And we answer questions from the audience.

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

What is the bright new future for MedComms?

In this webinar we reflect on the disrupted year we’ve just had, and talk about what’s coming. We’re joined by four senior MedComms leaders, Alice Choi (COO, McCann Health Medical Communications), Dennis O’Brien (CEO, Lucid Group), Jane Smith (Director, AMICULUM) and Chris Winchester (CEO, Oxford PharmaGenesis). Many in MedComms benefited from working flexibly before the pandemic, but everyone working from home takes some adapting. How’s it affected working practices, recruitment, training, company culture and more? Many argue that MedComms specialists were already responding to rapidly increasing demands from clients and audiences alike for more digital deliverables. But everyone recognises the dramatic acceleration we’ve seen in the past year as, for instance, events went virtual more or less overnight. We’ll discuss how bright the future is for MedComms. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 03 February 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Medical Society Conferences: What we learnt in 2020, what might happen in 2021

Len Starnes, Digital Healthcare Consultant, is an expert commentator on how medical societies have – or have not – integrated digital approaches into their events. And how the pharmaceutical and medtech industries engage with those events. COVID-19 caused massive disruption and, out of necessity, a significant acceleration of progress towards more digital formats for events of all types. In this webinar, we reflect on what we’ve learnt so far and what are the Medical Societies planning for the coming year? And what it might mean for MedComms specialists. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 20 January 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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 we have Caroline Halford (Digital Publishing Manager at Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Business Development Manager, SAGE Publishing), Jonathan Patience (Commissioning Team Manager, Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Managing Director PharmaPlatforms, part of Future Science Group). And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 9 December 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv