Archive for the ‘Conference time’ Category

Club sandwiches and chips – standard MedComms fare at events!

June 7, 2017

Paul Richards and Cathy Baker, both of inScience Communications, are grabbing a quick lunch on site. Paul writes…

“Busy working lunch in Warsaw ahead of big investigator meeting tomorrow.  Been on site for 2 days, one more to go!”


Who’s at EULAR today?

June 8, 2016

20160608_090506There must be lots of MedComms folks running around this event this afternoon. Here’s the team from Darwin Healthcare Communications who are at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) in London today. In the photo are Mona Singh, Kate Kavanagh and Lindsay Napier.

Who else is there? If you all find each other for a drink tonight let’s have a group photo, please!


Virgo Health NYC out and about

June 8, 2016

Sachin Machani, Associate Scientific Director for Virgo Health Education New York, has been in Chicago at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The meeting brought together over 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world.


ASCO Annual Meeting 2016 – Tales from Chicago

June 8, 2016

inscience6This morning in the US the inScience Communications team are reflecting on this year’s ASCO Annual meeting.

We have been on onsite in Chicago now for 5 days, it’s been a fairly bumpy ride!

inScience Communications has had a number of projects going on including session coverage then subsequent slide development covering 6 tumour types plus working with societies in the development of key presentations for lung and gastric tracks.

The team includes writers working back in the UK and also in New Zealand (when the time difference is an advantage!) When we are tired then another timezone takes over. We are mainly surviving on chips (the American variety), diet coke and pizza

Photos from this year’s ASCO illustrate the scale of this meeting (some 37,500 attendees)

Fun times to be had at the rugby scrum otherwise known as ‘Poster Session’


We may be tired but it’s always a pleasure to see this lovely city (albeit mainly from the window of a bus).


More conferencing…

June 10, 2015

Susan Cuozzo, Executive Director at Virgo HEALTH NYC wrote in to say their team oversaw a product theater at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference in New Orleans a few hours ago.



A Prezi from the Fishawack Group

June 10, 2015

Philip Loder, Global Commercial Director, Fishawack Communications has sent in this round up of activities across the global group today.

From early starts in the UK to a range of projects in our Swiss, UK and US offices, have a look at our prezi to see what the Fishawack team have been up to on #MedComms Day.



The Caudex team unwinding after an exciting first day at EULAR in Rome.

June 10, 2015

From left to right: Steve Moore, Jamie Cahiwat, Andrea Plant, Laura Hibbler, Carolyn Tubby.


Another plane beckons

June 10, 2015

Mark Loughlin, a Senior Medical Writer at NexGen Healthcare Communications is about to take off… 


Say Hello to Laura from Litmus

June 10, 2015

Introducing Laura Edwards who works as part of the Litmus team. Laura has taken some time out of her day to give us an overview of her working life:

From one congress to… the next! Fresh from ASCO in glorious Chicago, we move on to planning the next (three) in September. There’s no better way to make a year fly than working in events management! When you explain what you do to your partner/parents/hairdresser it doesn’t seem possible it can take so long to organise a single, one-hour symposium (or similar) but somehow it all adds up. Also on the agenda for today is a standalone meeting for 900 gynaecologists in January (see previous point about planning the weeks away). Currently we’re confirming the last of the 37 speakers, preparing for the site visit and refining the colour scheme for the room dressing/materials. Very similar to where I am with wedding planning in fact (fewer ‘delegates’ and ‘speakers’ but, somewhat perturbingly, a number of other parallels).


Fun and smiles in Rome

June 10, 2015

Kay Chapman, Mona Singh and Kate Kavanagh from Darwin Healthcare Communications have found time for a group-selfie at EULAR today.



Turkish Delights – Adventures from an Advisory Board

June 10, 2015

Róisín O’Connor, Senior Medial Writer, Katerina Tuloo, Account Manager and Mark Davies, Scientific Services Director all of inScience Communications reflect on a successful day in Turkey.

Early start today! Up at 7am to grab a quick continental breakfast in the hotel, before we meet and greet the attendees of an advisory board held in the beautiful, East-meets-West city of Istanbul.

Our team of three arrived here yesterday afternoon, ahead of the final slide preview with the client, meeting Chair and speakers. After a good discussion, and a few final tweaks to the slide content, we opted for an early night ahead of the main event today.

So at 8.15am, with our stomachs full of strong Turkish coffee and baklava, we invite all attendees to take their seats at the table. Following the obligatory round-the-table introductions, the meeting soon begins in earnest, with presentations from the Co-Chairs setting the scene and outlining the objectives and input required from the international medical experts gathered together in the room today to make this a successful and productive meeting.

Open Round Table Discussion sessions throughout the day facilitate the exchange of valuable information and lead to some interesting, lively debates and differences of opinion between experts –all very professional and civilised of course!
Mark, as Scientific Services Director, moderated these sessions, ensuring that each of the meeting objectives are addressed, with the use of a nifty digital mind-mapping tool which captures, organises and projects key outputs onto the meeting room screen in real time as the experts debate and discuss.

As Editorial Team Lead, Róisín takes detailed notes on the discussions, which will subsequently provide the content for a comprehensive report for the client on the views, attitudes and advice provided by the experts.

With the meeting drawing to a close, we start to relax and reflect on how smoothly the day has gone… then of course, disaster strikes! Outside of the meeting room, Katerina learns that a traffic jam in the east of the city will almost certainly prevent one of the experts from arriving at the train station in time for the last train home.

Of course, Katerina, as Account Manager, springs into action, investigating alternative transport options, and quickly ascertained that a water taxi should be able to take the attendee across the Bosphorus strait, from Europe to Asia, and drop passengers off just a few minutes’ walk from the train platform. Phew. Crisis averted!

With the one attendee sailing into the sunset, and the others safely dispatched in cars to the airport, the three of us sit down for a quick debrief with a very satisfied client, to discuss deliverables, timings and next steps.

Finally, it’s time to relax – we’re off to sample some of the delights of Istanbul, tired, but with a sense of achievement for a job well done. Onwards to the next meeting – now, where is that nice kebab restaurant we passed by on the way in from the airport…


Conferences; lots and lots of conferences in MedComms

June 10, 2015

This just in from iS Health Group.

Here are two of our team of five at this year’s European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Brussels – where we are assisting with an advisory board, an exhibition booth and a satellite symposium over the next 3 days.


Keeping the stamina up with a Guinness or two…

June 11, 2014

This just in from Anna MacDougall at Springer Healthcare

Bryce McMurray and Jon Roberts from inScience Communications are currently en route back from Dublin, where last night they took the opportunity to sample a pint or two of Guinness (it would be rude not to). inScience Communications were at CBI’s Publication and Clinical Trial Disclosure event on Monday and Tuesday, both attending sessions and exhibiting.

The event focused around the latest changes in the regulatory and disclosure landscape that involves both publication experts and clinical trial disclosure personnel. Lots of interesting discussion was held around the practicalities of data reporting and the interface with publications.

Meanwhile, back at base in Chester most of the inScience Communications team are out at meetings this week. We have teams in Warsaw, Nice, Athens and London with further trips abroad next week. Spring congress season is keeping us very busy this year and we are all clocking up the air miles.


Jon and Bryce inScience Dublin BoothJon and Bryce inScience Dublin

Amiculum are on site in Singapore

June 11, 2014

And here’s more from Lindsey Heer from Amiculum who tells us:

The team are  on the Comradis stand at the World Orphan Drug Congress, supporting our burgeoning interest in rare diseases, plus here’s the view from our Mudskipper office in Singapore



AMICULUM - Singapore

Tapas in Madrid

June 12, 2013

Paul Richards of inScience Communications was reporting from Dublin earlier today from CBI’s Publication Planning event but has now headed over to Madrid where people are gathering this evening for the start of the EULAR Annual European Congress of Rheumatology. Paul says he is currently enjoying some olives and buccarones natural with a nice glass of Rioja!





A Prezi from Fishawack

June 12, 2013

Anna Timbrell from the Fishawack group of companies has just sent in this collection of the day’s experiences.



A conversation with Catherine Barnes of Alma Place Ltd

June 12, 2013

Here’s another audioboo recording of a lunchtime telephone conversation, this time with Catherine Barnes of Alma Place Ltd talking about daily life in MedComms.


In Dublin, talking about Publication Planning at industry event

June 12, 2013

I happen to know quite a few MedComms specialists are in Dublin today for CBI’s 2nd Annual Forum on Global Publication Planning and Clinical Trial Registries. These photos from this morning have been sent in by Paul Richards and Bryce McMurray of inScience Communications. Mine’s a Guinness, of course, guys.