Welcome To The MAP Newsletter
The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals
ISMPP is pleased to share information about publications on ghostwriting, authorship practices for medical writers, and publication ethics; an article on patient centricity; an extension of the CONSORT 2010 Statement for reporting multi-arm trials; and the 49 posters…
The 15th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, Communicating Science in an Era of Innovation and Change, highlighted novel and evolving topics with an impact on medical publications and scientific communications. This year’s meeting…
ISMPP released its new Open Access White Paper, titled A Multistakeholder Discussion on Open Access and Medical Publishing, during the 15th Annual Meeting of ISMPP, April 15-17, 2019, in National Harbor, MD. The White Paper is…
Message from Our Leadership
Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO
News and Trends
From Systematic Literature Reviews to Indirect Treatment Comparisons – Where Do We Start and How Do We Succeed?
Systematic literature reviews (SLR), meta-analyses, and their close relative ‒ indirect treatment comparisons (ITC) ‒ are becoming increasingly important for informing decisions about treatment and reimbursement. Anyone with an interest…
It Takes a Village: The Value of Publication Planning with Functional Partners and External Stakeholders
“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb meaning that a community of different people is needed to help a child grow and develop. The same could be said for “raising” a publication plan; insight and input are…
Patients have the most to gain from the research and development of medicines. Their perspective on the development of new treatments is critical and should be valued alongside that of the investigator and sponsor. The pharmaceutical industry is taking action to ensure…
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.
You are a publication professional. A non-industry author states on his/her conflict of interest (COI) form that he/she has “no COI” despite your knowledge that he/she is engaged by several companies for consultancy and speaker engagements. What would you do?
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