Archive for the ‘In the office’ Category

Winding down in San Francisco

June 12, 2019

So, it looks like #MedComms Day 2019 is winding down quickly now. Before he went on holiday, our regular west coast contributor, Tim Collinson, Business Unit Head, West Coast, Fishawack Group, prepared a short message for us to make sure we ended the day in the right place and on time! Thanks, Tim.

Hello from the world’s largest life sciences cluster (according to the California Life Sciences Association)!  I’m enjoying a week’s break from my busy #MedComms role in the San Francisco Bay Area (pre-writing this message so that I can enjoy the offline great outdoors).  A wonderful team at Fishawack means reliable cover for each other when we want to recharge our batteries.  And this week’s battery charging will be the energy for next week’s UC San Diego Extension’s ‘Expert Strategies and Skills for Medical and Scientific Communication’ Professional Workshop – a gathering I’m looking forward to, where I’ll be participating in a panel discussion with some friendly familiar faces and experts from California biotech, academia and agency, on trending topics in medical and scientific communication.  Before long it’ll be the 2nd annual ISMPP West meeting too – preparations already underway in earnest for that.  Best wishes for the last hours of MedComms Day, everyone!

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Safi Dale’s MedComms Day Diary

June 12, 2019

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Safi Dale takes a moment on MedComms Day, to reflect on her work experience placement with Nucleus Global.

I finished my A-levels last summer and am looking forward to going to Manchester University in September to study Biochemistry. Taking a year out has been really exciting and a great experience. However, I’ve been very conscious that I didn’t have a clear understanding of the avenues I could pursue after I graduate. So I was excited to arrange work experience at Nucleus Global and see what life is like in medical communications, which I hadn’t previously known much about. (more…)

A Prime Global MedComms Day

June 12, 2019

This in from Kate Shepherd of Prime Global

For this year’s MedComms Day, Prime Global discussed what makes a good MedComms team and how the Prime Global culture provides a balance that ultimately benefits our clients. We posted quotes from our amazing staff and any team events taking place in our global offices. This generated record numbers of impressions and engagement on social media.

Here are some highlights…

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Greetings from AMICULUM in the USA

June 12, 2019

Give a wave to the AMICULUM team in the US offices; Chicago and Princeton

17 hours after our #MedComms day celebrations started the first of our US teams are now online and ready to join in the fun. With teams located in 7 countries from New Zealand to the US, our teams are always online somewhere in the world.

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Rain doesn’t stop MedComms

June 12, 2019

The great British weather has been causing some problems today for some. This from Bryce McMurray, Vice President, Global Medical Communications at Springer Healthcare.

Dedication just to get here today! The Chester office of inScience Communications was practically cut off this morning as a month’s rain in 48 hours left the whole area badly flooded. Not to be put off we have a full complement busily working on a large range of projects. We are bringing a couple of new clients on board at the moment and kicking off some interesting infographic projects. Preparation for the meetings season is in full swing too. All of this frenetic activity has led to an afternoon of popcorn gorging!

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Cake. Move fast or miss it.

June 12, 2019

Cake plays an important part in the MedComms Day. Here’s a contribution from Clare Ferrie at Spirit Group

What do you like about working at Ogilvy Health?

June 12, 2019

More from Philip Loder, Director, Client Services, Ogilvy Health

For #MedComms Day, we asked Tracey Wood, Amelia Nickols, Zoe Evans and Rae Workman at a recent team workshop what they liked about working at Ogilvy Health Medical Education. Here’s what they said …

A day in the #medcomms life at Nucleus Global

June 12, 2019

A great compilation of quotes here. Well done to all involved.

Staff from across Nucleus Global paint a picture of their work on MedComms Day 2019! For even more snapshots of #mynucleus visit @NucleusGlobal

Another productive Wednesday

June 12, 2019

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Beatrice Ferri, Digital Strategist, has written in to say this year’s MedComms Day is already proving another productive Wednesday, at Remedica!

Thirteen members of the team were in Barcelona last week running a meeting for 1600 doctors interested in thromboembolic disease. Not only did we help front-line doctors to discuss practical patient management with many of the world’s leading experts, but we also engaged our audience with some informal learning via a networking fair featuring ‘wheel of fortune’, ‘hook a duck’ and the ‘clot-buster’ coconut shy! Today we’re busy wrapping up a very successful event by preparing an evaluation report, showing exactly what delegates thought of the meeting. We’re also preparing all of the slides presented at the meeting for download by delegates via a link sent in next week’s Eblast, which we’re also preparing!

Right now, several of our medical writers are in Madrid for EULAR (a major, annual, international rheumatology congress) attending advisory boards, where they will be capturing the thoughts of expert thought leaders on a variety of topics. Later today they will be making a start on writing up their reports.

Back in the office, the rest of the team are occupied with a variety of tasks, including creating slide decks for training client Medical teams on a new indication for their drug, to be delivered by webinar-type training sessions, a live training event for the US affiliate to be held in 2 weeks’ time, and via the client’s in-house global slide repository. We’re also finalizing an extensive presentation we have created on competitive intelligence for a product, showing the place and need for the product within the treatment landscape, as well as how the product indirectly compares with key competitors in terms of mechanism of action and clinical data, within the context of the differing study designs and populations. Additionally, we’re reviewing a paper in order to develop a short presentation that will highlight the key data from the manuscript, ensuring the client knows the latest data and is primed to discuss the details with their colleagues and customers alike. 

Another task we’re working on is to develop three oncology symposium agendas for the same client. Working out how to present core information in ways that appeal to three very different audiences is a challenge! The fun bit is thinking of ideas for interactivity, to keep the session engaging. Bingo, anyone? And among all of that, there are weekly teleconferences to attend today to update clients on the status of their (numerous) projects. Happy MedComms Day everyone!

Greetings from AMICULUM in the UK

June 12, 2019

Give a wave to the AMICULUM team in the UK offices; Bollington, Manchester, Dundee, Oxford, London and Brighton…

Our UK teams have a busy #MedComms day ahead hosting events at @UoDLifeSciences, @ucl, @UniofOxford and @SussexLifeSci as well as the @NetworkPharma webinar.

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Team meeting in Oxford

June 12, 2019

This just in from Philip Loder, Director, Client Services, Ogilvy Health

Hello for MedComms Day from the Ogilvy Health team in our Oxford office. This is the team based here, but we have some of our London colleagues in the office today for a session planning training, and a Senior Management Team meeting.

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Why I love MedComms: global

June 12, 2019

Jeremy Williams, Global Director, Communications and Client Relations, Omnicom, Chameleon has sent in 5 short videos capturing the thoughts of team members.

Here’s number 5…

Why I love MedComms: cogs

June 12, 2019

Jeremy Williams, Global Director, Communications and Client Relations, Omnicom, Chameleon has sent in 5 short videos capturing the thoughts of team members.

Here’s number 4…

Why I love MedComms: diversity

June 12, 2019

Jeremy Williams, Global Director, Communications and Client Relations, Omnicom, Chameleon has sent in 5 short videos capturing the thoughts of team members.

Here’s number 3…

Why I love MedComms: collaboration

June 12, 2019

Jeremy Williams, Global Director, Communications and Client Relations, Omnicom, Chameleon has sent in 5 short videos capturing the thoughts of team members.

Here’s number 2…

Why I love MedComms: thought forums

June 12, 2019

Jeremy Williams, Global Director, Communications and Client Relations, Omnicom, Chameleon has sent in 5 short videos capturing the thoughts of team members.

Here’s number 1…

Busy day at the office?

June 12, 2019

Jon Gawley, Account Director at ID Seach and Selection has prepared a little video to offer everyone his best wishes for a Happy #MedComms Day 2019.

Greetings from AMICULUM in Bern

June 12, 2019

Give a wave to the AMICULUM team in Bern

day has started in Europe. Grüezi from our office

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