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.

Take control of your MedComms career

Do you want to progress, but aren’t sure what you’re aiming for? Are you so busy that career progression never becomes a priority? Or are you a manager who wants to help their team develop, but can’t do it all for them? Eleanor Steele, the MedComms Mentor, offers practical tips and resources to help you or your team get the most from MedComms career development opportunities. And we answer questions from the audience.

COVID-19: Challenges of home-working, a survey to inform working practice in MedComms

In this webinar, Tim Hardman (Director, Niche Science and Technology) and Steven Walker (Director, St Gilesmedical) will review the key findings from “COVID-19: Challenges of home-working, a survey to inform working practice”, a survey that ran in May-June 2020.

It covers topics such as:

* Home workplace arrangements
* Emotional health
* Working from home experience
* Psychosocial impact of working from home
* How working practices might change

And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 17 June 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

3rd annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey

In this webinar, Daniel Clifton (CEO, Paramount Recruitment) and Mike Ellingham (Marketing Consultant) will review key findings from the “3rd annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey”, which ran in April-May 2020.

It covers topics such as:

* Average salaries for each main healthcare communications role in the UK
* Salary breakdowns by gender and region
* Benefits received by employees
* Expected pay rises
* What attracts candidates to roles
* What employers are looking for from candidates
* Future demands for skills.

And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 17 June 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Learning and development at AMICULUM

In this webinar, we’ll provide an insight into the learning journey of a new medical writer or account executive during their first 12 months at AMICULUM. We’ll be joined by learning and development expert Louise Upton who will provide an overview of our in-house learning initiative, Curriculum, and demonstrate how our colleagues can use this platform to create their individual learning and development pathway. We will also be joined by Isabelle Blomfield (Medical writer, Seques), Emily Germon (Talent Acquisition, AMICULUM) and Priya Loi (Account handler, Comradis), members of our team who have recently joined AMICULUM – who will talk about their learning experience over the first 12 months of their career. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 10 June 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Delivering virtual workshops in medical communications: a trainer’s tale

As a trainer in scientific communications, John Dixon has considerable experience in delivering face-to-face workshops to medical writers and doctoral students in universities, research institutes, medical communications agencies and for the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA). John also developed the unique FirstMedCommsJob workshops for aspiring medical writers. Recently, he has adapted his workshops for virtual delivery. John will share his experiences and practical tips. How different is virtual from face-to-face delivery? Can participants still interact effectively? Do you need a co-host to help you out? How long can participants sit in front of a screen without a break? Does it work? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 03 June 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Being a freelance writer in MedComms

In this webinar we’re joined by Kathryn White, author of “Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms“, published in April 2020, and also by freelance writer Hannah Bridges, who contributed to that guide. We 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 we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 20 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Managing others for the first time in MedComms

In this webinar, Jenny Plant (Owner at Account Management Skills) and Matt Plant (Independent Consultant) will cover some of the fundamentals to building competence as a new manager in medical communications. We will share:

* How your behaviours as a manager affect your team’s dynamic and performance
* Two of the biggest mistakes new managers make when they are promoted to manager
* How managers can break trust without realising it
* Some simple coaching techniques you can adopt today to help you become a more effective people manager
* Some practical tips for coaching those in agency account management

And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 6 May 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Environmental sustainability in medical communications

As concern grows across the planet about carbon emissions and climate change, many people are asking how they can make a difference. Both individuals and corporations are looking for sustainable solutions that will reduce their environmental impact. In this webinar, Sarah Sikora from Envision Pharma Group takes a look at the challenges for sustainability in medical communications in a variety of areas from congress travel to office supplies. If you are interested in making changes for yourself or your organisation then come and join the conversation. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 1 April 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Everything you ever wanted to know about training medical writers but were afraid to ask…

In this webinar, we’re joined by Eleanor Steele, the MedComms Mentor. With over 15 years’ experience of medical writing and leading teams of writers, she understands the training you and your team need to succeed. With results from a recent survey into current training practices across scientific teams, she explores what’s working and where more support is required, including practical tips and resources for busy medical writers and their team leaders. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 18 March 2020 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv