Chatting with Catarina Samora


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Julia Walton at Media Contacts has chatted with Catarina Samora, Senior Medical Writer, BEYOND Communication

What is your current job title and company?

Senior Medical Writer, BEYOND Communication

What is the best part of your job, the bit you like the most?

The fact that there is no ‘typical day’. I love that we get to work in a such a variety of therapy areas, and projects, so each day poses new challenges and that is what makes this job so appealing. I also really value the team spirit at BEYOND, so even though everyone is committed to delivering their best work, our individual needs are always considered.

What is the one thing you wish you’d known when starting your MedComms career? 

Having transitioned from academia into medical writing, I was afraid that somehow, I would become disconnected from science. I soon realized that, albeit in a different capacity, I was still very much involved in data analysis and science in general, and I have really enjoyed exploring it from an industry perspective.

What’s the funniest or most interesting experience you have faced?

Meetings or calls where something unexpected happens and you are dying of laughter inside but have to remain serious and with a straight face. There has been a few of those!

What’s the highlight of your career so far?

Every time we receive great feedback on our work is a highlight to me. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when that happens, and it motivates me to keep evolving and delivering the best work I can do.

Thanks for your time, Catarina.

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An exciting outlook for Medical Communications globally

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Join us at 12.00 BST for another of our regular free #MedComms webinars. Everyone’s welcome.


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.

Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

It should be of interest to anyone working in and around MedComms.

The webinar is free of charge and, all being well, a recording will be posted afterwards at