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.

4th annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey

In this webinar, Daniel Clifton (CEO, Paramount Recruitment) and Mike Ellingham (Marketing Consultant) review key findings from the “4th annual Healthcare Communications Workforce Insight Survey”, which was conducted in May 2021.

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 16 June 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

An exciting outlook for Medical Communications globally

The MedComms sector is thriving. If anything the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright spotlight on the need for accurate, timely scientific exchange and how MedComms specialists can play a pivotal role in facilitating that activity. In this webinar we are joined by representatives from McCann Health Medical Communications. Charlie Buckwell (Global President), Faye Daley (HR Coordinator and Lead for their Mental Health First Aiders programme), Folabomi (Bomi) Oladosu (Medical Writer and Member of their D&I Council) and Michael Stevinson (Global Head of Caudex) will reflect on the journey that MedComms has taken to where we are today and discuss current priorities and ponder future opportunities. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 09 June 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Making the leap from agency-side to client-side in MedComms

In this webinar we are joined by a panel of experienced MedComms specialists who have worked in MedComms agencies and then moved on to work in Pharma. We hear about what life is like on the client side and what they wished they had known when working in the agencies, and we reflect on how clients and agencies can work best together. We’re joined on the panel by Ash Dunne (Associate Director Global Medical Communication, Merck KGaA), Lucy Hyatt (Director, Medical Affairs, Regional Scientific Content, MSD International) and Emma Leah (Global Medical Publications and Communications Manager, Ipsen). And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 02 June 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Extending the reach of medical publications: working on digital enhancements in practice

In this webinar we are joined by medical writer and publications planner, Patricia Fonseca, who reviews results from her survey, “Survey on Digital Enhancements for Medical Publications Professionals”. Together with freelance specialists Sarah Feeny and Kelly Schrank, we reflect on real life experiences working on features such as infographics, plain language summaries, video/audio abstracts and more to extend the reach of publications. We discuss the challenges of developing appropriate messages and formats, seeking the necessary approvals and tracking the success or otherwise of the activities. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 26 May 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

From clinician to payer. Making the transition from medical writing to value communications

Communicating the value of therapies to budget holders means supplementing traditional clinical data and mode of action with evidence on the economic value of therapies. But what do payers really care about? (hint: it’s not just costs). And what skills do good value communications writers need? And how can you get them? In this webinar we’ll find out what sort of projects payer value communications encompasses, and what training agencies should provide for medical writers to support a transition to value communications projects. On the panel, we’re joined by Nick Leach (Founder) and Andria Pelava (Medical Writer) at redthread | market access. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 12 May 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Shaping your future at Oxford PharmaGenesis

In this webinar we hear some experienced MedComms specialists from Oxford PharmaGenesis talking about how entrepreneurialism is embraced as part of the company culture to enable colleagues to shape their own futures and that of the company. We’re joined on the panel by Martin Callaghan (Director of Innovation), Kate Haynes (Communications Director) and Karen Robinson (Client Services Director) who will talk to you about their personal stories and how they are shaping new and innovative areas of the business. And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 05 May 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms

In this webinar we’re joined by Kathryn White, author of our annual guide, “Making it my own business: a guide to being a freelance writer in MedComms“. The updated edition has been published in mid-April 2021. Kathryn is joined on the panel by Steph Carter, Lucy Clements and Jennie Pollard, all freelance medical writers who contributed to the updated 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 these are particularly challenging times. So, how’s it been, working as a freelancer this past year? And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 28 April 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

Extending the reach of medical publications: Lessons learnt from real life case histories

Once again we’ve convened our regular panel of publishing experts for this webinar, which reviews the role of digital enhancements to amplify and extend accessibility and reach of peer-reviewed medical and scientific publications. This is a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the publishers about some real life case studies that demonstrate the opportunities offered by videos, podcasts, PLS, infographics, microsites and more. On our panel we have Caroline Halford (Digital Publishing Manager at Springer Healthcare), Hamish McDougall (Publishing Solutions Manager, SAGE Publishing), Kelly Soldavin (Editor of Current Medical Research and Opinion at Taylor and Francis) and Joanne Walker (Head of Publishing Solutions, Future Science Group). And we answer questions from the audience.

Recorded 21 April 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

User Experience (UX): The Missing Link in MedComms?

User Experience (UX) is often neglected by Medical Communications agencies, where powerful creative ideas and persuasive, evidence-based medical writing are the priority elements of any campaign. In this webinar Dan Buckland and Tom Evans, specialists from Brandcast Health, will give you an introduction to the UX discipline, how it should be integrated into a project process, what value it can add, and how working with a UX consultant can bridge the gap between strategy, content and design.

Recorded 14 April 2021 as a MedComms Networking webinar. And we answer questions from the audience.

Produced by NetworkPharma.tv

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