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    The official newsletter of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals

ISMPP Highlights

ISMPP West 2020: Our Profession in a COVID-19-Impacted World

ISMPP West 2020: Our Profession in a COVID-19-Impacted World

The virtual ISMPP West 2020 meeting, October 1-2, focused on the topics-of-the-day as they relate to medical publications and communications in a COVID-19-impacted world. With 126 participants, the meeting – themed The Winds of Change: Navigating Uncharted Territory for Medical Communication Professionals – was…

Celebrating Success! Our Landmark Virtual 16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

Celebrating Success! Our Landmark Virtual 16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

What started out as a live 16th Annual Meeting to be held in April 2020 evolved into plans for a virtual event held June 16-18, 2020, amidst changes in holding live conferences due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With 379 attendees, the virtual 16th Annual Meeting exceeded ISMPP’s expectations for attendance. We celebrate that success!…

Message from Our Leadership


Robert J. Matheis
ISMPP President and CEO

News and Trends

 

Addressing Regional Needs in Your Global Scientific Communication Platform

Addressing Regional Needs in Your Global Scientific Communication Platform

When developing a scientific communication platform (SCP), are you considering whether it will be relevant to workstreams and stakeholders worldwide? The overarching story described within an SCP is not beholden to a specific label but is based in science and intended to be broadly applicable across the organization. However, to ensure uptake of an SCP into all relevant workstreams,…

COVID-19, Is it Business as (Un)usual for Publications Planning?

COVID-19, Is it Business as (Un)usual for Publications Planning?

Public health measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus quickly impacted many medical publication activities, including data collection, data release at congresses, and author participation in publications. This article presents the findings of a survey on the immediate and anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medical publication activities…

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 RESULTS: Compensating a Statistician Author for Time Spent on a Manuscript?

You are a company medical publication professional. A freelance consultant statistician is paid by the sponsor to undertake complex analyses for a study. These data are to be included in a manuscript and the statistician is invited to participate as an author so that the data can be appropriately described. The statistician agrees, but requests to be compensated for the time spent contributing to the manuscript…

 

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