Welcome To The MAP Newsletter

    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

Wager’s Wonders and Words of Wisdom

Elizabeth (Liz) Wager has been an insightful, industrious, and influential contributor to our profession. If you know Liz, you will be nodding your head. If you don’t know Liz, you need to type ”Liz Wager” into Google, and you can then join the nodders. What Google won’t tell you (yet) is that…

Message from Our Leadership

Al Weigel
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends


The Year in Review/The Year Ahead

“The Year in Review/The Year Ahead” is designed to spotlight notable topics in 2018 and assess potential impact for the coming year. The topics were suggested by The MAP Working Group, then matched with subject matter experts. Commentary and perspective clarify each topic, offer insight into the practical implications…

A Renewed Focus on Author Disclosures in Biomedical Journals

On September 8, 2018, the New York Times, in collaboration with ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism group, reported that a leading oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York had failed to report financial relationships with multiple pharmaceutical companies…

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 SCENARIO: 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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