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MedComms is a truly global business

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

AMICULUM: 180 talented #MedComms individuals representing 26 nationalities based in 7 countries. That’s what ‘global’ means!

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It’s a wrap in the UK

June 7, 2017

David Jenkins from AXON has wrapped up for the day in London.

A busy #MedComms day at AXON! Around our daily client responsibilities we’ve had training, a team lunch and cake! Look out for our mascot Axel the AXON owl…

We also asked some of the AXON team to discuss their experiences in medical communications in four short videos:

 

 

 

 

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My MedComms Day – Layla Withey, Senior Account Manager

June 7, 2017

Layla Withey, Senior Account Manager at Synergy Vision in the UK describes her typical day…

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A reminder to check out Twitter

June 7, 2017

This is just a quick reminder that over on Twitter there’s a constant stream now of tweets using hashtag #Medcomms – check them out.

Just some of the “Tweeps” contributing to the conversation today, include the following; + +   + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + and many more….

A postcard from the USA

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

AMICULUM’s teams in Chicago and Princeton are the last to join in the MedComms day celebrations. We’ve recently secured more space in both places to support our growing business.

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That to-do list never seems to get shorter

June 7, 2017

farrellKelly Farrell is the Editorial Team Lead at InspiredScience and here she describes her day.

After navigating the ‘efficient’ train systems of South London, I grab a morning coffee on my way to the office and begin by reviewing my calendar for that day. I check in on the editorial team to ensure they are comfortable with their workloads. As Editorial Team Lead, my role involves ensuring the medical writers get the opportunity to support on an interesting mix of projects, while being on hand to support with requests from the wider company, as well as any last minute requests from clients. Luckily, my role still involves a significant amount of writing, where I lead on a number of projects ranging from cardiovascular disease to immuno-oncology and nutrition. I will prioritise my writing jobs for the day and get a couple of small tasks ticked off my list.

The next part of the day is a ‘Knowledge Share’ meeting. As one of our accounts has a large number of projects currently ongoing, I ensure to run a monthly ‘Knowledge Share’ meeting to keep the team up to date with the current trends and practices in immuno-oncology, while providing them with a platform to learn further.

We at Inspired Science love a good team lunch! Today we went on a trip to Flat Iron Square, which helped us get through hump day.  The afternoon flies by as I review a slide deck, go to have a new headshot taken, and finish a manuscript outline.

That list never seems to get shorter but I do enjoy having a proper mix of work (and challenges!) to fill my day. Happy MedComms day everyone!

Two hats… two laptops

June 7, 2017

dipiDipi Kohli is a Senior Account Director at InspiredScience who is currently on a part-time secondment with one of her UK clients. Here she describes her day.

This year’s #MedComms day will be a little different from the last as I now work from two laptops instead of one!

I was recently seconded to a client of ours, working on both the agency and client side. To explain, a secondment is a temporary change in roles that takes place within the same company or for a client to meet a particular need. Initially, I was seconded on a full time basis, working with the client to align their team in the midst of some recent changes they have undergone as a company.

On a day like today where I am based at our offices, I spend my mornings checking emails from both of my email accounts and keeping both the team and client updated. One of the advantages of being seconded is that the client’s expectations can be managed better and the team is much closer to any project updates first-hand. 

I have to admit that the secondment requires a great deal of organisation and time management. However, through continuing simple and effective practices, such as weekly team and client meetings, I have been able to manage my time in both places whilst fulfilling my responsibilities as a member of our company’s leadership team.

It’s not always about work here at Inspired Science, we love having a good catch-up and lots of team lunches! We talk about anything from house renovations to holiday plans. During my lunch break I grab a bite to eat with one of my colleagues at a local restaurant – I am a repeat Vapiano’s offender!

As the day draws to a close, I’ll do a final run through of my emails, check-in with the team and prepare my to-do list for the next day.

MedComms Thunder

June 7, 2017

We just thundered for #MedComms Day 2017- did you “hear” it? So close to reaching 50,000 accounts. Thanks everyone for joining in.

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A postcard from the United Kingdom

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

The UK is where it all began for AMICULUM 16 years ago. What was a two-person start-up now employs 180 healthcare communications professionals around the globe.

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A postcard from Switzerland

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

AMICULUM’s key clients include global pharmaceutical companies based in Switzerland. AMICULUM has recently expanded its global footprint to include a team in Switzerland to further support our clients.

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A postcard from Dubai

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

Located in the heart of Dubai, our AMICULUM ME team is perfectly positioned to partner with pharmaceutical companies throughout the region, combining local knowledge with international communications and consulting expertise.

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A postcard from Singapore

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

Definite contender for office with the best view, our Singapore team is located in the landmark Concourse building on Beach Road. Our diverse team includes members of our Delta Kn and Digital agencies.

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A postcard from Shanghai

June 7, 2017

This has just arrived from the team at AMICULUM.

Business is thriving for AMICULUM’s team in China, based in the international metropolis of Shanghai, the team supports our clients throughout Asia with a range of MedComms services, in both English and Chinese.

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Sun’s up on a frosty morning

June 6, 2017

Blair Hesp, Managing Director at Kainic Medical Communications is also starting his (very long!) day with his team of writers. Hopefully we’ll hear more later as to how the day turns out.

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We’re heading for a busy day here at Kainic. New Zealand is becoming a much bigger hub for MedComms than a lot of people may think, especially with the arrival of UK-based agencies, such as Amiculum. The benefits of that are starting to flow into improved publications practices within local biotech companies and it’s opening doors for Kiwis overseas to come home and help build the industry here (hint, hint expats).

We’re now operating with a team of five writers, plus admin support, working across nine countries around the world, so we expect to be touching base one way or another with clients in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and the UK today, in addition to working on finding some speakers for the upcoming ISMPP Asia-Pacific meeting that we are helping to organise. Somewhere amongst all the client management and admin, I still manage to fit in a fair bit of writing myself, while also mentoring our growing team of junior writers.

Things generally kick off out here at 7AM as we catch the end of the day in the UK, then we get a bit of a break until around lunch time before other markets in the Asia-Pac region start work. The team will soon be briefed on the plan for the day and all the work that has come through overnight. That will give us some time to crack on, and maybe dash out for a team MedComms day coffee at our local café, Wolf at the Door, who keep us caffeinated.

Around lunchtime we’ll be expecting a flurry of activity out of Australia and Hong Kong as they come online, and we’ll have continuous contact from clients in those countries until around 8 or 9PM, at which point I will then be jumping on a call with a client in the UK to discuss a project.

I also need to get on to editing the first draft of our typeset compilation of blog posts that we have put together over the last 15 months as we look to help our clients maximise their return on freelance writer investment by proactively communicating the ins and outs of being a freelancer, particularly as most agency-based writers have not freelanced over multiple accounts outside of an agency, so are generally unaware of the full extent of the challenges that we face in interpreting briefs, in particular. We’ll be forwarding a copy to our clients soon, but will be happy to provide a copy to anyone who is interested.

Join our Thunderclap now!

May 9, 2017

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