#MedComms Day 2023

Wednesday ​14 June

Join in using the hashtag #MedComms on your favourite social media platform. Have some fun with it. Be as creative as you like!

For more information or to share ideas, please email Peter Llewellyn on peter@networkpharma.com

As always, we expect to see some special events being run by individuals and organisations from across the #MedComms world. Please let us know about any activities you are planning.

Open Access: How the evolving policy landscape is changing research publishing

Organiser: Asia Pacific MedComms Network

Venue: Global

Date: 09:30–10:30 (Beijing/Singapore) | 10:30–11:30 (Tokyo) | 11:30–12:30 (Melbourne/Sydney) | 13:30–14:30 (Auckland) Wednesday 14 June 2023

At this meeting, Alice Wood (Wiley Asia Pacific, Australia) will discuss open access publishing, with a focus on the transformational open access agreements that Wiley has begun implementing across Asia Pacific and what that means for stakeholders throughout the region. After the presentation, we’ll go into breakout rooms for informal discussions and networking. If you are not in the Asia Pacific region and you’d like to join, you are very welcome, too!


Monster Academy: How to Break Into MedComms

Organiser: Word Monster

Venue: Global

Date: 09.45-12.00 UK time, Wednesday 14 June 2023

Join us for a one-of-a-kind, free, digital event focused on the medical communications industry and how to break into it. With talks from industry professionals, head of Monster Academy, personal testimonials, and more… you won’t wanna miss this!


Informal gathering: MedComms Freelancers based in (or near to) Sussex, UK

Organiser: Julia Davies, Freelance Medical Editor and Coach

Venue: The Coast Cafe, Worthing, UK

Date: 10.30 UK time, Wednesday 14 June 2023

Meet for coffee, cake and walk along the beach.


MedComms: Future directions

Organiser: NetworkPharma

Venue: Global
Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 UK time, Wednesday 14 June 2023

On #MedComms Day 2023, a panel of senior, experienced MedComms leaders will take stock and look to the years ahead for our business. Is MedComms still booming? How are new working practices bedding in since the pandemic? Are we really listening to – and acting on – the voices of patients? What of new technologies? Is there a place for AI tools in MedComms? Is the future bright for MedComms? Our panel will include Annette Keith (Head of Editorial at Langland), Gary Lyons (Head of Strategy and Excellence at Fishawack Health) and Jane Smith (Director at AMICULUM). And we answer questions from the audience.


A spotlight on careers in #MedComms

Organiser: AMBIT

Venue: Global
Date: 16.00-17.00 UK time, Wednesday 14 June 2023

To celebrate #MedComms day on Wednesday 14th June, Ambit is hosting “A spotlight on careers in #MedComms”, a virtual event where industry professionals will provide valuable insights into the world of healthcare communications. Join between 16:00 – 17:00 BST, for an interactive panel session featuring guest speakers from different MedComms agencies who will share their experiences and provide top tips on how to start your career in the industry.



Organiser: NetworkPharma

Venue: Global
Date: 18.00 wine o’clock – 19.00 UK time, Wednesday 14 June 2023

These online Huddles are primarily for MedComms Workbook subscribers but, in the spirit of the moment, any other freelancers and interested parties are welcome to join us and raise a glass to wish ourselves a “Happy #MedComms Day!” So, feel free to spread the word. #MedCommsPets welcomed, of course!