DIA Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum – Visit us at Booth #11

The DIA Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum will be held March 18-20 in Orlando, Florida and Med Communications will be at Booth #100.

Sunday, the event begins with the Medical Communications Primer: The Fundamentals of Medical Communications; Director of Medical Communications, Ellen Whipple, will be teaching parts of this session, as she has for many years.

Monday morning, participants can attend the shorts courses, then the forum and the exhibits open after lunch. Come to Booth #100 to visit our team! We will have a wheel for our visitors to spin to win prizes, including $25 Amazon gift cards and $10 Starbucks gift cards. Ask questions and talk with members of our team: Vice President of Medical Communications, Beth Miller; Director of Medical Communications, Ellen Whipple; Senior Business Development Manager, Stacy Witham; and Content Medical Information Specialist, Sam Davis about our medical information, medical communications, and pharmacovigilance offerings.

Tuesday is a big day for Med Communications at the Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum. Tuesday morning, we are hosting a hot buffet breakfast that is only 2 floors above the exhibit area. DIA typically provides bagels and cereal, so this is your chance to talk to us about our expanding services and global reach while having a more substantial breakfast. Please feel free to join us any time between 7 and 8 am. Stop by our booth for an official invite.

Tuesday is also a long day at the booth, with the exhibit area open from 7:00AM to 6:00PM, so we will be busy talking to prospects and clients at Booth #100.

On Tuesday afternoon (1:45-2:45PM), Ellen Whipple is a Session Co-Chair for the breakout session, The Three D’s of RWE, so be sure to check out her session.

Wednesday morning, the booths will be open until 1:30 PM, so stop by during one of the networking breaks if your Tuesday is as busy as ours. We’d love to meet with you.

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum on March 19-21, 2018

Every year, the DIA hosts the Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum, and every year, Med Communications has a booth staffed with business development folks, employees attending sessions to strengthen their craft, and our Director of Medical Information, Ellen Whipple presenting sessions to those new to medical communications.

This year, the conference is in Rancho Mirage, CA at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. We will be at Booth # 37 and we are looking forward to talking to potential and existing customers about our full line of global medical information services, including pharmacovigilance services, and our growing scientific communications offerings. Beth Miller, Sam Davis, Camilla Brandon, Stacy Witham, and Ellen Whipple will all be staffing the booth and taking turns attending sessions, so stop by and say Hi.

Ellen Whipple will be teaching both the Medical Communications Primer: The Fundamentals of Medical Communications short course on Sunday and the Medical Communications: Compliance in 2018 short course on Monday.

If you’re at the conference, stop by Booth #37 and learn more about expanding service offerings!

The 11th Annual Medical Information and Communications Conference – Europe 2017

The 11th Annual Medical Information and Communications Conference is in Barcelona, Spain on November 15-16, 2017. Med Communications will be attending and exhibiting at Booth #3. As described by the conference’s website, “This is a unique meeting organized by medical information professionals for medical information professionals.” We are proud to have our own Senior Director of Global Medical Services, Isha Bhattacharyya, on the Program Committee for this DIA conference. The conference provides a great opportunity to network with other medical information professionals and participate in interactive workshops with speakers who share their hands-on experience, challenges, and best practices.

The conference will have 2 full days of sessions on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16. There will also be an exhibit area both days, on Wednesday during coffee breaks, lunch, and the networking reception and Thursday during coffee breaks and lunch. Come visit our President and CEO Allen Scoggin; Global Medical Services Manager, Christian Ionesco, who is based in Geneva, Switzerland; our CFO, Andrew Scoggin; and Senior Director of Global Medical Services, Isha Bhattacharyya at Booth #3 during exhibit hours. As we have in past years, we will be having a drawing for an iPad Mini, so stop by and drop off your business card for your chance to win!

We’ll be posting updates on Twitter and using the conference hashtag #MedInfo17 and @DrugInfoAssn, so stay in touch and follow us @MEDCommInc.

Ellen Whipple Attending DIA 2017 Annual Meeting

Ellen Whipple will be attending the DIA Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2017 in Chicago, IL on behalf of Med Communications, Inc. DIA offers 5 days of information exchange, in over 10 tracks and more than 160 sessions including their “DIAmond” sessions, preconference short courses, and professional development sessions. There is even an onsite career fair for students and seasoned professionals. Their website promises it to be a big show: “DIA 2017 will host more than 8,000 professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device communities from more than 50 countries around the globe.”

Ellen will be networking to promote our services to existing and new clients, including our publications writing, and attending sessions on medical information and regulatory topics as they pertain to her position in our Scientific Content Development team.

DIA – Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications 2017 Annual Forum

The DIA -Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications 2017 Annual Forum will be in Tucson, AZ this year, and Med Communications will be there! The conference starts on Sunday, March 12 with Medical Communications Primer: The Fundamentals of Medical Communications and Ellen Whipple will be presenting on “Tips for Effective Medical Writing.” We’re proud to have her represent the company; her knowledge and experience are an asset to Med Comm and the industry. This is her fourth year in a row speaking in the Medical Communications Primer (previously called the Core Curriculum) that takes place before the conference.

During the conference’s exhibit hours, we’ll be at Booth #21 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 13-15, and we hope to see many familiar faces and to make new connections there. We’re eager to talk about our Pharmacovigilance services and our enhanced Publications Writing services, including AMCP formulary and global value dossier development, as well as our Medical Communication Excellence workshops. Please stop by and talk to us about all of our offerings in our core services of Medical Information, Scientific Content Development, Pharmacovigilance, and Commercial Support.

During the conference, we‘ll be offering the chance to win an iPad mini; interested attendees can drop their business card in our bowl at Booth #21 and we’ll be drawing the winner’s name during the conference!

As we do every year, Med Communications is hosting our Annual Breakfast Buffet for current and potential customers. This will take place on Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 am in the White Dove Room within the Sundance Café, right in the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Customers and those interested in our products can stop by our booth on Monday afternoon to get a free ticket for the breakfast event, where we’ll have a private room, a delicious breakfast buffet, and time to network and answer questions.

For more information about the conference: https://www.diaglobal.org/msc17

We’ll be posting updates on Twitter and using the conference hashtag #MASC17, so follow us @MEDCommInc.

The CBI 16th Annual Bio/Pharma Contact Centers Conference

The CBI 16th Annual Bio/Pharma Contact Centers conference, a conference unique in its focus on call centers in the biopharmaceutical industry, will be January 30-31 in Philadelphia, PA. This conference touts itself as “the bio/pharmaceutical industry’s must-attend event for executives responsible for medical information, medical communications, customer relations, and call center management.” Our Senior Director of Global Medical Services, Isha Bhattacharyya, and our Senior Director of Medical Communications, Colleen Battaglini, will be at the Med Communications booth to talk about our global, multilingual, and multimedia contact center services.

The 2-day conference will have an exhibit area, January 30-31, on Monday from 7:30 am to 6 pm and Tuesday from 7:30 am to 10:15 am. This will be at the same time as the Medical Affairs Advancement Forum 2017, so if you are planning on attending either of these conferences, please stop by our booth in the exhibit area to ask questions and learn more about our services. The exhibit area is where refreshments are serviced, so there is plenty of time during the networking breaks to stop by.

Isha plans to expand her knowledge by attending three of the sessions: Implement Metrics to Enhance Compliance and Demonstrate Business Value, Bring Social Media into the Mix, and Expand Your Global Reach to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs. Colleen plans to attend the following sessions: Listening to the Voice of the Caller-Hear About What has been Missing in your Contact Center and Harness the Power of Technology to Achieve the Next Generation Contact Center.

We’ll be posting updates on Twitter using the conference handle @CBI_Conferences, so stay in touch and follow us @MEDCommInc.

The DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference 2017

 

Med Communications will be exhibiting at DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference 2017 (#PVRMS17) in Washington, DC on January 23-25, 2017. Our Director of Pharmacovigilance, Sharon Bathory, and our Business Development Manager, Stacy Witham, will be at Booth # 14.

As described by the conference’s website, “DIA’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies Conference is the leading forum for exploring insights into new technologies and innovative methods and how they can be utilized for pharmacovigilance in the broadest sense…This valuable forum brings together industry, academia, regulators, and patient representatives for thought provoking sessions and candid discussion of common challenges.”

The conference will have 1 full day of sessions on Sunday, January 22, with 2 full-day courses, including Course 1: Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Planning and Course 2: ICH E2C (R2); The Quantum Leap from PSURs to Benefit Risk Evaluation (PBRERs): Background, Expectations, and Practicalities, and 2 half-day courses, Course 3: FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and Course 4: FDA Pharmacovigilance Inspection Readiness. Sharon will be attending Course 1 to keep her skills and knowledge up to date.

On Monday, the conference begins, with an exhibit area on all 3 days, on Monday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Wednesday from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. If you’ll be at the conference, please stop by Booth # 14 in the exhibit hall to talk to Sharon and Stacy about our pharmacovigilance services, as well as the rest of our medical affairs offerings: medical information, scientific content development, and commercial services.

We’ll be posting updates on Twitter using the conference hashtag #PVRMS17, so stay in touch and follow us @MEDCommInc.

The 10th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference – DIA 2016

The 10th Annual European Medical Information and Communications Conference is in Berlin, Germany on November 29-30, 2016. Med Communications will be attending and exhibiting at Booth # 13. As described by the conference’s website, “This is a unique meeting organized by medical information professionals for medical information professionals.” We are proud to have our own Senior Director of Global Medical Services, Isha Bhattacharyya, on the Program Committee for this DIA conference. The conference provides a great opportunity to network with other medical information professionals and participate in interactive workshops with speakers who share their hands-on experience, challenges, and best practices.

The conference will have 2 full days of sessions on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30. Isha will be chairing Session 3, Bringing Innovation to the Customer, which will take place from 2 to 3:30 pm on November 29 and will feature three speakers. There will also be an exhibit area both days, on Tuesday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm and Wednesday from 8 am to 3 pm, when we will be giving away an iPad Mini! We look forward to seeing everyone then.

We’ll be posting updates on Twitter and using the conference hashtag and @DrugInfoAssn, so stay in touch and follow us @MEDCommInc.

Sharon Bathory Attending the 2016 Argus User Group Meeting

The Argus Users Group meeting 2016 will be held in Philadelphia, PA on October 6-7, 2016. Sharon Bathory, Director of Pharmacovigilance Services, will be attending on behalf of Med Communications. This user group meeting explores many topics of relevance to those using Argus or considering the use of Argus. Foresight Group International AG, a Med Communications partner for our pharmacovigilance services, is hosting the event.

The Argus User Group meeting is an opportunity for the Argus user community to discuss business and technical challenges related to pharmacovigilance with like-minded practitioners. Session options range from the broad, “PV and the Future,” to those specific to Argus implementation and configuration.

Sharon will be representing Med Communications, learning more about the Argus platform, and networking with other pharmacovigilance professionals.

Customer Centric Medical Information Conference – Boston, MA

The 3rd Annual Customer Centric Medical Information Conference was held in Boston, MA on July 25-26, 2016. Stacy Witham, Senior Inquiry Medical Information Specialist, attended on behalf of Med Communications.

The two-day event featured sessions presented by those working in Medical Information from across the pharma landscape, making it an effective venue for discovering what is working for many organizations and where we can all bring greater value to our customers.. Transforming medical information content, using metrics in MI to drive value, and updates to the AMCP dossier standard were just a few of the topics discussed.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Many companies are moving to a centralized global model for medical affairs.
  2. Conveying medical information through video chat conferencing continues to evolve and was a much discussed topic.
  3. Guidelines for promotional review continue to become more stringent. Companies should remain vigilant when summarizing all claims from clinical trials.

For more information on key takeaways from the conference or how we can help you create or manage your MI function, please contact Stacy directly.