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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP West – A Perfect Niche for Smaller Biotech and Pharma

The first-ever ISMPP West meeting was filled with excitement and engagement for attendees from smaller biotech and pharmaceutical companies, as well as larger companies. The meeting program addressed a niche for those who work in publication teams – or are a team of one…

ISMPP Surpasses 1,600 Members – A New Milestone!

ISMPP has exceeded 1,600 members – a new milestone in record membership! With 1,602 members as of August 31, 2018, the Society experienced a 10.3% increase in its membership from one year prior when ISMPP had 1,452 members. The main drivers of this growth were…

ISMPP West 2018 – What to Expect

The ISMPP West 2018 meeting is only three months away. Planning is in full swing. The number of registrations, exhibitors, and sponsors keeps growing. Join our journey on October 11-12, 2018, at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. It’s ISMPP’s first-ever…

Message from Our Leadership

Al Weigel
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


Medical Writers Worth Their Weight in Gold

The question of how much value professional medical writers add to the development of medical publications has arisen regularly over the past couple of decades, and recent studies have aimed to provide an answer. The AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers went a step further to describe…

What Would You Do?

In our role as medical publication professionals, we may occasionally encounter situations in which it is not obvious how to ensure good publication practice. Have you ever wished you could consult the ISMPP membership for guidance when these situations arise? Here’s your opportunity!

What Would You Do? is a new section of The MAP that presents case scenarios as an educational tool for medical publication professionals. The section provides a case scenario to ponder, and readers are invited to participate in a poll by selecting one of the listed solutions. Readers can also submit their thoughts on the scenario anonymously. The poll results, plus educational insights, are posted in a later issue for readers to digest.

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