Welcome To The MAP Newsletter

    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

Exciting News from The MAP Working Group

The MAP Working Group is excited to introduce “What Would You Do?” an engaging and interactive poll now available in The MAP newsletter. All readers are welcome to participate! “What Would You Do?” presents case scenarios as an educational opportunity…

Message from Our Leadership

Al Weigel
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


Rare Diseases: How to Develop an Effective Publication Strategy

Various challenges and conundrums are associated with strategic publication planning in rare diseases. These include how to contend with the non-traditional methods synonymous with rare disease research and evidence generation, and how best to disseminate the results to the target audiences for the rare disease…

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.

POLL RESULTS: Presenting Author Changes Slides Just Before Oral Presentation

You are a company publication professional and have been supporting authors to develop an oral presentation for a scientific congress. The content is agreed upon and approved by authors prior to the start of the congress. Both sponsor and medical writing agency colleagues are onsite to provide support, and it was agreed that the presenting author would upload the slides to the system…


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