Welcome To The MAP Newsletter
The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals
Over the past several months, the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers (JPS) has received various organizational endorsements, has had related journal articles published about it, and has been translated into new languages…
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 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…
Message from Our Leadership
ISMPP President and CEO
News and Trends
The partnership between the pharmaceutical industry and one or more medical communication agencies is an important relationship and a common one in the development and execution of publication plans. For the industry and agency professionals involved in these partnerships, there is a…
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…
Are Calls for Greater Openness in Reporting Preclinical Research an Opportunity for Publication Professionals?
Calls for urgent improvements in the design, registration, reporting, and transparency of preclinical studies have recently arisen. In an open letter to the USA Today newspaper published June 20, 2018, over 500 researchers, including four Nobel Laureates, called for…
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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