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.

Blended learning at Lucid Group

Career growth, mobility and pathways are integral to achieving organisational growth and personal development, and one key way to support this is through a blended approach to learning. This webinar focuses on Lucid Group’s understanding of blended learning which includes coaching, mentoring, training programmes which work in parallel with on-the-job development, and the specialist tools they apply to drive success in MedComms. Our panellists for this webinar are Paul Cutler (Chief People Officer), Katherine Duxbury (Head of Medical) and Harry Sherman (Senior Medical Writer).

Recorded 29 June 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Writing for Patients: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How?

With an ever-increasing drive towards patient centricity in healthcare, many of us will have the opportunity to be involved in direct patient engagement or education at some point in our careers. Writing for patients can be rewarding because we can see how our work enables people to become more informed and active participants in their healthcare and can improve outcomes. We use different skills when writing for patients versus writing for healthcare professionals and other audiences, and different rules, best practices and regulations apply. In this webinar we join Medical Communications and Patient Recruitment team members from IQVIA to discuss life writing for lay audiences. From supporting clinical trial participants within a clinical research environment to supporting patients in managing their medications and conditions, we consider what is needed to do this effectively. On our panel today we have Joanne Barwell, Hannah Birkett, Sue Harris and Rebecca Thurston. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 08 June 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

The role of MedComms in supporting MSLs and their medical affairs activity

In this webinar we’re joined by Helen Kane, CEO One MSL. Helen established One MSL as a specialist training consultancy in 2016 after a 25 year career in Medical Affairs. She is driven by a passion to enable the MSL and the wider medical function to excel in role. We will talk about the evolving needs of the MSL to succeed, the essential competencies which of course includes the fundamentals of scientific expertise and engagement skills. One MSL works across the global MSL community with clients from start-up biotech to Top 10 pharma which provides lots of learnings and opportunities. Helen will share her thoughts on the value of collaboration and how together we can achieve more. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 01 June 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Telling stories with data

Effectively conveying data to a target audience sits at the heart of healthcare communications. In this webinar, we will discuss how the use of narrative and data visualization principles can help to ensure that we put our content across in the most clear and compelling way. We’ll be joined by Matt Evans and Matt Burns from AMICULUM. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 25 May 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Mentoring is bringing new learning experiences to Oxford PharmaGenesis

Coinciding with ‘Learning at Work Week 2022’, in this webinar we are joined by Carmen Candler and Cathy Kirk to share why they think mentoring is bringing new learning experiences to Oxford PharmaGenesis and helping to further embed their great learning culture. They discuss:

* Why they decided to set up a mentoring programme
* Some key focus areas of the programme
* What makes a great mentor and mentee?
* Some top tips for anyone thinking of becoming a mentor or a mentee

And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 18 May 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Stepping up: training and career development at Fishawack Health

In this webinar, Lucy Bee, Susan Brackenridge, Amy Jackson and Emily Singletary talk about new training and career initiatives at Fishawack Health. These include evolution of the Supporting Training and Enhancing Professional Skills (STEPS) training programs and implementation of the Fuel50 platform to personalize, grow, or even pivot, careers. The Webinar will be of particular interest to new writers and those further along in their career, as well as other roles across medcomms. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 11 May 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

In conversation with Alan Thomas, Patient Advocate

In this webinar, we’re joined by Alan Thomas who runs Ataxia and Me, a patient charity based in Wales with a global following. Ataxia and me focuses on Ataxia, but also includes associated rare diseases and movement disorders. Alan has partnered directly with MedComms agencies, biopharmaceutical companies and other industry groups in his quest to ensure that patient voices are heard more clearly. He has been a frequent conference speaker and is a strong supporter, for example, of PLS (plain language summaries). The increased appetite across the industry in recent years for engaging real life patients in communications activities has now coincided with the digital disruption in established working practices that has been accelerated by the COVID pandemic. On-line conferencing and social media platforms mean his mobility problems no longer need restrict Alan’s advocacy activity in the same ways. But what happens in real life? Is the industry really walking the walk as well as talking the talk? Join us for wide-ranging conversation. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 04 May 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Onsite and online: a new reality for medical societies

The past two years have been highly disruptive for medical societies and their congress activity. Many have urgently sought new approaches to ensure they continue to engage and support their specialist communities effectively. In this webinar, Jeff Bateman (Head of Strategic Communications, Congress) and Mar Tintore (Professor of Neurology and President-elect of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis) will reflect on the new reality and share their experiences. How do we improve the attendee experience? What is important to think about? How do we improve medical education? ECTRIMS 2022 will be a hybrid congress – onsite and online. What will that mean in practice? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 27 April 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Specialist healthcare communications: the challenges for cell and gene therapies and rare diseases

In this webinar, we are joined by team members from the AMICULUM agencies Seques and Comradis as they discuss working in the specialist fields of rare diseases (Comradis) and cell and gene therapies (Seques). The panel explain the importance of working in these areas, as well as the main challenges faced and how to overcome them. Our panellists are Isabelle Blomfield (Seques), Rachael Ducker (Comradis), Maggie Lai (Comradis) and Steve North (Seques). And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 20 April 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Succeeding as a freelance medical writer

In this webinar we’re joined by Kathryn White, author of our careers guide, “Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms” along with Steph Carter who has contributed her personal profile story to the latest edition. We’ll talk about how MedComms is an area that offers experienced medical writers the opportunity to ‘go it alone’, with plenty of variety in terms of the type of projects and therapeutic areas. However, working as a freelancer means running a business. It’s not enough to simply be a good writer. You’ll also be responsible for sales, marketing, IT support, training, finance and more. And these are particularly challenging times. So, what does it take to be a successful freelance medical writer? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 13 April 2022 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv