#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, there are 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: 02.30-03.30 (London) | 09.30-10.30 (Beijing/Singapore) | 10.30-11.30 (Tokyo) | 11.30-12.30 (Melbourne/Sydney) | 13.30-14.30 (Auckland)

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 BST

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 BST

Meet for coffee, cake and walk along the beach.


MedComms: Future directions

Organiser: NetworkPharma

Venue: Global
Date: 12.00 midday-13.00 BST

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 be 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.


ISMPP U – Open to all! Creating Systematic Reviews from Real World Evidence (RWE) Using AI and NLP: What Publication Planners Need to Know

Organiser: The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)

Venue: Global
Date: 08:00-09.00 PDT | 09.00-10.00 MDT | 10.00-11.00 CDT | 11.00-12.00 EDT | 16.00-17.00 BST

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges of creating systematic reviews from real-world evidence (RWE) for publication planners and other stakeholders
  • Learn how AI/NLP can be used to overcome the challenges of creating systematic reviews from RWE
  • Explore the benefits and limitations of using AI/NLP in systematic reviews from RWE
  • Understand the regulatory requirements for using AI/NLP in systematic reviews from RWE
  • Learn best practices for using AI/NLP in systematic reviews to ensure compliance and quality


The #MedComms Day 2023 LIVE LOUNGE!

Organiser: Ben Makin of Runic Communications

Venue: Global
Date: 16.00-17.00 BST

Join our live music session with the fabulous WILL POWELL & friends – designed for anybody in and around the #MedComms industry and those interested in entering the industry. It’s hosted via Zoom, but there’s no need to turn on your camera/mic (unless you want to!); just tune in and enjoy! I’ll also be introducing MedComms FM – a brand new radio show that all are welcome to contribute to. Now is YOUR turn to be heard, on air. I’ll chat more about this on the day, and you can ask any questions you like (about the radio show or MedComms in general) after the music.


A spotlight on careers in #MedComms

Organiser: AMBIT

Venue: Global
Date: 16.00-17.00 BST

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 us between 16:00-17:00 BST for an interactive panel session featuring guest speakers from AMICULUM, Langland and Oxford PharmaGenesis who will share their experiences of working in healthcare communications and provide top tips on how to start your career in the industry.


Green Pen Solutions and friends

Organiser: Sarah Nelson of Green Pen Solutions

Venue: Global
Date: 17.15 – 18.00 BST

Join Green Pen Solutions mentees – past, present, and future – on #MedComms Day. Share stories of how your career in medical writing/editing is evolving, and celebrate each other’s career journey. Informal, video-on networking and chit chat. It would be great to reconnect with past mentees and hear about how your career in medical writing/editing has evolved. You’ll get a chance to meet other medical writers. New and future mentees can ask their questions. Everyone can make connections throughout the industry. There’s no agenda – the aim of the event is to share insights, celebrate your successes, and help others.


Reunión MedComms Day del GSMW

Organiser: Grupo Sudamericano de Medical Writing

Venue: Global
Date: 11.00 Mexico | 12.00 Colombia | 14.00 Argentina | 18.00 BST

Grupo Sudamericano de Medical Writing is organizing an informal gathering to celebrate #MedComms Day. We will meet on Zoom to introduce new members, share experiences, and propose future group activities. You’re welcome to join us with a cup of coffee or glass of wine, lunch or dinner, with kids or pets. Everybody is welcome! Keep in mind that this is a Spanish-speaking community. 



Organiser: NetworkPharma

Venue: Global
Date: 18.00 wine o’clock – 19.00 BST

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!