June 29-30, 2021
Online Livestream
2nd Medical Writing: Innovation Strategies

Medical communicators have the uniquely demanding task of filtering highly technical information to diverse stakeholders.  To guide their projects to success, medical communicators must leverage top-notch people management and deadline targeting skills while getting the most out of all team endeavors.

DGE invites you to its 2nd Medical Writing Innovation Strategies Summit, streaming online June 29-30.  The leading industry event in this field, it will guide you towards the agile and innovative skills you need to advance your career.

Top Reasons to Attend
  • Overcome the biggest obstacles in partnership that all medical writers face
  • Create effective deliverables with the patient in mind
  • Understand how to be a leader who can defuse stress and cultivate compromise while keeping the end goal in mind
  • Interoperate data efficiently to minimize risk
  • Create content that will capture the audience
  • Increase your interpersonal skills to build and work with your medical writing team
Who Should Attend
This event is designed for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device professionals responsible for:
  • Medical Writing
  • Regulatory Writing
  • Publications
  • Communications
  • Documentation
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Writing
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Regulatory Operations
  • Document Management
  • Medical Communications
  • Technical Writing
  • Clinical Research
  • Scientific Information
  • Scientific Affairs
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Information
  • Electronic Submissions
  • Clinical Research
  • Patient Specialists
  • Protocol Safety
  • Product Specialists

This Program Is Also Of Interest To:

  • Medical Writing Service Providers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory Submissions Providers
  • Clinical Research Organizations
  • Document Application Suppliers
  • Structured Content Software Suppliers
  • Component Authoring Software Suppliers
  • Publication Service Providers
  • Bibliographic Software Suppliers
  • eCTD Suppliers
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The ability to think and logically organize thoughts and ideas is vital to the success of the medical writer. Attention to detail, formatting and editing in documents is a skill which needs to be learned by every writer to make their document more presentable and acceptable.
  • Convey project purposes and requirements
  • Learn to write at a level appropriate to the target audience
  • Accelerate research of the subject and scientific accuracy
  • Increase clarity and decrease chatter
Extensive editing can improve the quality of a scientific document. Address the challenges to adopting the reader's point of view while still upholding the author's voice.
  • Prioritize edits based on deadlines
  • Make your scientific excerpts clear and precise
  • Eliminate awkward phrasing, biased language, and jargon

This data revolution has increased consumer health literacy and autonomy. As we revisit how we work in a new digital age, it is important to maintain accessibility for all resources stored with new methods.

  • Increase your domain knowledge
  • Ensure regular backups and safety protocols
  • Explore how digital age effects medical communications
Authors must be well versed in the significance of the data. Be prepared to have plain language statements for public release.
  • Prepare reserve statements
  • Collaborate with research and corporate affairs teams
  • Use social media to disseminate health communication
It is important to start including patients in medical conversations and listening to their concerns instead of only focusing on the KOLs of the world.
  • Interpret studies and translate information with the patient view at the forefront
  • Work early in your research and get patients involved in protocol development
  • Select endpoints that prioritize impact on patients
  • Analyze your writing methods and make sure they are at the patient’s level
More than one-third of U.S. adults, an estimated 80 million persons, have limited health
literacy. Recognize a greater responsibility to create information and communication
strategies that isn't fear based.
  • Analyze medical writing practice in terms of the pandemic
  • Absorb lasting lessons and possible silver linings for post-COVID communication
  • Incorporate diversity inclusion recognition
Stakeholders in are increasingly turning to real world evidence (RWE) to inform their decisions and the FDA has been putting pressure to include more real-world data. It is important that medical writers understand these new data collection methods to help increase efficiency by tailoring our communications to include real-world settings.
  • Review the essential components to plan and write using RWE
  • Support protocols, study reports and scientific communication using RWE
Despite the progressive movement towards clinical trial transparency, easily accessible PLSs on clinical trials are currently scarce. Assess availability of easy-to-understand summaries and approaches to improving public engagement.
  • Use factual summaries to improve public understanding of and engagement with pharmaceutical research
  • Prioritize transparency when disclosing summaries
  • Emphasize concise writing
Alleviate social stress and remove the constant tension that has piled onto existing medical writing pressures. The burdens of medical writing in 2021 demand a new culture of cooperation and concession.
  • Communicate with ease and cheer
  • Overcompensate nonverbal cues with verbal cues
  • Negotiate and influence interpersonal relationships
Even before the pandemic, remote workers were particularly squeezed by the trend toward hyper-communication. In order to perform at the top of your game, medical writers need to identify ways to reduce workplace stress.
  • 50% of the positive changes in communication patterns can be attributed to the interactions that happen outside of the workplace
  • Implement techniques to avoid burnout
  • Create and maintain the temporal, physical and psychological boundaries of work life balance
Project management is an essential skill for medical communicators. Understand the complex execution and seamless delivery necessary to success of medical writing projects with short and long turnaround times.
  • Plan, execute, track and coordinate your tasks effortlessly
  • Organize internal and external stakeholders
  • Forecast complications before they arise
  • Review conflict and time management skills
How's your reward system organized? A good rewards system should be simple enough to be easily understood by employees. No one wants to be part of a hugely complicated rewards structure.
  • Ensure milestones, bonuses and raises match what you want
  • Map out career advancement milestones
  • Incentivize good behaviors
Medical writers are both leaders and communication professionals. As team leader, one of your greatest challenges will be to shape an agreement for the final words on paper without leaving colleagues feeling excluded.
  • Leverage the strengths of each team member to produce a high-quality document
  • Combine individual strengths to work towards a common goal
  • Maximize cross-functional collaborations
Deep dive into one specialty while successfully taking on other projects.
  • Broaden your expertise and market your subspecialty skills
  • Differentiate yourself from other writers

Your team must have the highest standards for ethics in medical writing. One sure way to avoid any pitfall is to adopt strict ethical guidelines crafted from existing standards, internal reviews and discussions with peers.

  • Understand the responsibility for ethics based on current best practices
  • Discuss the ethical decision-making process in depth
  • Analyze moral aspects in medical communications
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