PLEASE NOTE: We are currently double-checking the agenda details in light of rescheduling the event. Please regard the information below as provisional in the meantime.

Join us at any time, for as long as you like between 08.00 – 18.00, for a messy, chaotic, in-person event. Come and go as you like. Make a day of it. Lots of people who work in and around medical communications, medical education, medical publishing and associated specialisms will explain the many career opportunities and guide your next steps. Arrive early. Stay late. We’ll make it worth your while. And it’s free to attend!

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

  • join us from 08.00 for pastries, tea and coffee
  • lunch will be served between 12.45 – 14.15
  • We’ll finish with a free bar and networking opportunity from 16.30 – 18.00

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

You’ll also have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of insightful specialist sessions. Unless otherwise mentioned no prior booking is necessary, but seating is limited.

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’ll address the question of how best to advertise your roles and we’ve 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 led by Charlie Buckwell (IPG Health) and including Roda Muggeridge (Lumanity) 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 will provide a unique opportunity to network with clients and peers. You will, of course, have your own dedicated session:

And there’s more…

Importantly, alongside in the Syndicate Rooms and in the Aviator Conference Centre, you will find a number of employers organising their own activities. Details will be added here as we find out the plans…

  • AMICULUM – Bleriot 1 Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.30 – 13.30 Data visualization workshop – find a story, tell a story [More details]
    • 14.00 – 15.30 Data visualization workshop – find a story, tell a story [More details]
  • Ashfield MedComms – Johnson Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.30 – 12.30 Find your future in Medical Writing, an allegro.WRITE overview [More details]
    • 14.30 – 15.30 Find your future in Medical Writing, an allegro.WRITE overview [More details]
  • Aspire Scientific – Bader Room, Aviator Centre
    • 11.45 – 12.00 Doing things differently in MedComms: Aspire Scientific and Aspirations [More details]
    • 12.30 – 13.30 Meet the writers: Aspirations drop-in Q&A [More details]
    • 14.15 – 14.30 Doing things differently in MedComms: Aspire Scientific and Aspirations [More details]
    • 15.00 – 16.00 Meet the writers: Aspirations drop-in Q&A [More details]
  • AXON – Syndicate Room 15
    • 10.00 – 10.30 Insight into a symposium kick-off call [More details]
    • 14.30 – 15.00 Insight into a symposium kick-off call [More details]
  • Certara Insight – Earhart Room, Aviator Centre
    • 09.45 – 10.30 Careers Outside of Academia: From PhD Graduate to Regulatory Writer [More details]
    • 15.30 – 16.15 Careers Outside of Academia: From PhD Graduate to Regulatory Writer [More details]
  • Costello – Syndicate Room 14
  • DNA – Syndicate Room 12
  • Edelman – Syndicate Room 20
  • Envision Pharma Group – Bleriot 2 Room, Aviator Centre
    • 10.15 – 10.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group [More details]
    • 12.15 – 12.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group [More details]
    • 14.15 – 14.45 Presentations: Start your journey with Envision Pharma Group [More details]
  • Fishawack Health – Syndicate Room 4
  • gCMEp – Syndicate Room 5
    • 11.00 – 12.00 What is CME, what can it offer? [More details]
    • 15.00-16.00 Working in CME, how is it different to MedComms? [More details]
  • Helios Global Group – Wright Room, Aviator Centre
  • Inspired Science – Syndicate Room 17
  • IPG Health Medical Communications – Syndicate Room 9
    • 10.00 – 11.00 Drop-in session with the Talent Acquisition team [More details]
    • 11.00 – 12.00 Fuel Introduction. Meet the associates [More details]
    • 14.00 – 15.00 Drop-in session with the Talent Acquisition team [More details]
    • 16.00 – 17.00 Fuel Introduction. Meet the associates [More details]
  • IQVIA – Syndicate Room 8
  • Langland – Syndicate Room 10
  • Link Health Group – Le Clerque Room, Aviator Centre
  • Lumanity – Syndicate Room 6
  • Media Contacts – Syndicate Room 1
    • 10.00 – 11.30 Workshop: Prepare for Success [More details]
    • 14.00 – 15.30 Workshop: Prepare for Success [More details]
  • NexGen Healthcare Communications – Armstrong Room, Aviator Centre
    • 09.30 – 10.00 How medcomms materials are used by pharmaceutical companies [More details]
    • 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 [More details]
    • 12.00 – 12.30 Why a good line manager is so important [More details]
    • 13.45 – 14:15 How medcomms materials are used by pharmaceutical companies [More details]
    • 14.15 – 14.45 Accelerated training for associate medical writers [More details]
    • 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 [More details]
  • nspm – Syndicate Room 2
    • 10.00 – 11.00 Meet nspm’s medical writers [More details]
    • 14.00 – 15.00 Meet nspm’s medical publications specialists [More details]
  • Nucleus Global – Johnson Room, Aviator Centre
    • 10.30 – 11.30 The Academy – Kickstart your career in med comms! [More details]
    • 13.30 – 14.30 The Academy – Kickstart your career in med comms! [More details]
  • Omnicom Health Group – Syndicate Room 19
  • Syneos – Syndicate Room 18
  • touch Independent Medical Education – Syndicate Room 21
  • Virgo Health – Syndicate Room 13

Make a full day of it. It’ll be worth your while.