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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP West 2019: A Pivotal Educational Meeting

ISMPP West 2019: A Pivotal Educational Meeting

ISMPP West 2019 proved to be a pivotal meeting for the Society’s educational presence on the US West Coast. This second-ever ISMPP West, held November 14-15, 2019, was highly regarded and was well-attended with 124 participants, topping last year’s ISMPP West…

Message from Our Leadership

Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


The Year in Review / The Year Ahead

The Year in Review / The Year Ahead

“The only constant is change,” attributed to Heraclitus ca 500 BC, holds true for medical publication professionals in the 21st century. At times, it may feel like every week brings an announcement of a new regulation, guideline, protocol, or requirement, and we must always adapt, adjust, and move forward in kind. “The Year in Review/The Year Ahead”…

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 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: The Authorship Order Dilemma

You are a company medical publication professional. The publication steering committee of a company-sponsored pivotal phase 3 clinical trial has selected investigators to serve as authors, but the committee and authors are having difficulty in deciding the order of authorship. During discussions, multiple authors believe that they have equal rights to the first author position based on their contributions…


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