There was a packed programme for the hundreds of participants on the day.

The Orbiter Conference Centre was the main hub for registration and refreshments.

Exhibition and networking in the Main Exhibition Hall: delegates were able to meet representatives from a host of employers, throughout the day, to chat about their work, their unique opportunities and career options.

There was also the opportunity to participate in a variety of insightful specialist sessions.

Masterclasses in Room 19: Focused, practical, discussions led by specialists:

Panel sessions in Room 18: Q&A sessions, using the FirstMedCommsJob careers guides as the basis to learn more about the working days of specialists across the business:

Workshops in Room 17: A series of sessions through the day, led by the experts at Pharmiweb.Jobs, to help job seekers understand how best to research roles and position yourself online to maximise your chances of success. For talent acquisition and recruitment specialists, we addressed the question of how best to advertise your roles. And we ran a panel discussion about the importance of attracting diverse talent.

  • 08.30 Recruitment advertising – led by Vince Lody
  • 09.30 Business development tools for recruitment specialists – led by Vince Lody
  • 10.30 What the candidates want – led by Vince Lody
  • 11.30 FEATURED SESSION – Attracting diverse talent into MedComms with Tobi Ogundipe, Founder and CEO of DIVERSE. in discussion with a panel of MedComms specialists including Charlie Buckwell (IPG Health) and Stephanie Hall (Inspired Science)
  • 13.30 Optimising your job search – led by Simon Brough
  • 14.30 Employee Value Proposition (EVP) in Pharma – led by Vince Lody

Freelance Focus in Room 17: Whether you are already working as a freelancer in and around MedComms, or aspiring to do so, today’s event provided a unique opportunity to network with clients and peers. There was, of course, your own dedicated session:

And there was more…

Importantly, alongside in the Syndicate Rooms and in the Aviator Conference Centre, a number of employers organised their own activities.

  • AMICULUM – Bleriot 1 Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.30 – 13.00 Data visualization workshop – find a story, tell a story
    • 14.00 – 15.30 Data visualization workshop – find a story, tell a story
  • Ashfield MedComms – Johnson Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.30 – 12.30 Find your future in Medical Writing, an allegro.WRITE overview
    • 14.30 – 15.30 Find your future in Medical Writing, an allegro.WRITE overview
  • Aspire Scientific – Bader Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.45 – 12.00 Doing things differently in MedComms: Aspire Scientific and Aspirations
    • 12.30 – 13.30 Meet the writers: Aspirations drop-in Q&A
    • 14.15 – 14.30 Doing things differently in MedComms: Aspire Scientific and Aspirations
    • 15.00 – 16.00 Meet the writers: Aspirations drop-in Q&A
  • AXON – Syndicate Room 15
    • 10.00 – 10.30 Insight into a symposium kick-off call
    • 14.30 – 15.00 Insight into a symposium kick-off call
  • Certara Insight – Earhart Room, Aviator Centre
    • 09.45 – 10.30 Careers Outside of Academia: From PhD Graduate to Regulatory Writer
    • 15.30 – 16.15 Careers Outside of Academia: From PhD Graduate to Regulatory Writer
  • Costello Medical – Syndicate Room 14
    • 11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Costello Medical
    • 15.00 – 16.00 Introduction to Costello Medical
  • dna – Syndicate Room 12
    • 10.30 – 11.15 Overview of dna’s values and culture & helpful interview tips
    • 14.30 – 15.00 One-to-One sessions and guidance on starting a career in Med Comms
  • Edelman – Syndicate Room 20
  • Envision Pharma Group – Bleriot 2 Room, Aviator Centre
    • 10.15 – 10.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group
    • 12.15 – 12.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group
    • 14.15 – 14.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group
  • Fishawack Health – Syndicate Room 4
  • Helios Global Group – Wright Room, Aviator Centre
    • 13.00 – 13.30 The Helios story
    • 14.30 – 15.00 A personalised career path at Helios
  • Inspired Science – Syndicate Room 17
    • 10.30 – 13.00 Drop in Career Clinic
    • 14.30 – 16.00 Drop in Career Clinic
  • IPG Health Medical Communications – Syndicate Room 9
    • 10.00 – 11.00 Drop-in session with the Talent Acquisition team
    • 12.00 – 13.00 Fuel Introduction. Meet the associates
    • 14.00 – 15.00 Drop-in session with the Talent Acquisition team
    • 16.00 – 17.00 Fuel Introduction. Meet the associates
  • IQVIA – Syndicate Room 8
  • Langland – Syndicate Room 10
    • 10.00 – 13.00 Think further with Langland: test your mettle in our practical workshop
    • 13:00 – 14:00 Drop in session: Careers at Langland
    • 14.00 – 17.00 Think further with Langland: test your mettle in our practical workshop
  • LiNK Health Group – Le Clerque Room, Aviator Centre
    • 10.30 – 11.00 Who the **** are LiNK Health? [More details]
    • 11.00 – 11.30 The LiNK 360 Programme [More details]
    • 15.30 – 16.00 Who the **** are LiNK Health?
    • 16.00 – 16.30 The LiNK 360 Programme
  • Lumanity – Syndicate Room 6
  • NexGen Healthcare Communications – Garros Room, Aviator Centre
    • 09.30 – 10.00 How medcomms materials are used by pharmaceutical companies
    • 10.15 – 10.45 More than just project management – our client services team training [More details]
    • 11.30 – 12.00 Accelerated training for associate medical writers
    • 12.00 – 12.30 Why a good line manager is so important
    • 13.45 – 14:15 How medcomms materials are used by pharmaceutical companies
    • 14.15 – 14.45 Accelerated training for associate medical writers
    • 15.00 – 15.30 More than just project management – our client services team training [More details]
    • 15.30 – 16.00 Why a good line manager is so important
  • nspm – Syndicate Room 2
    • 10.00 – 11.00 Meet nspm’s medical writers
    • 14.00 – 15.00 Meet nspm’s medical publications specialists
  • Nucleus Global – Johnson Room, Aviator Centre
    • 10.30 – 11.30 The Academy – Kickstart your career in med comms!
    • 13.30 – 14.30 The Academy – Kickstart your career in med comms!
  • Omnicom Health Group – Syndicate Room 19
  • Syneos Health Communications – Syndicate Room 18
  • touch Independent Medical Education – Syndicate Room 21
  • Virgo Health – Syndicate Room 13