June 29-30, 2021
Online Livestream
2nd Medical WritingInnovation 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
  • Generate 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
Event Sponsors
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Featured Speakers
Behtash Bahador
Associate Director, Relationship Management and Development
Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
Bob Libbey
Vice President of Corporate Content & Channels
formerly of Bristol Myers Squibb
Devjani Dasgupta
Director, Global Scientific Communication
Harold Silverman
Lead Science Writer
Helle Gawrylewski
Senior Regulatory Medical Writing Director
Multi Regional Clinical Trials Center and formerly of JANSSEN
Iain Hooper
Associate Director, Regulatory Medical Writing
Jennifer Han
Associate Director, Scientific Communications
Krys Araujo Torres
Head of Medical Affairs, US
Nestlé Health Science
Lingjie Guan
Regulatory Documentation Senior Scientist
Lisa May
Manager, Regulatory Medical Writer
Luba Goldin
Associate Director, Oncology Global Scientific Content
Oanh Stephan
Director, Global Submissions and Regulatory Documentation
Priya Hays
Senior Technical Writer
Reema Bardhan Acharya
Senior Regulatory Writer
Renu Juneja
Head, Scientific Evidence & Communications, Oncology US Medical Affairs
Soheil Chavoshi
Executive Director, Scientific Communications & Medical Information
Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Stephen W. Gutkin
Senior Director, Scientific Publication Writing
Ascentage Pharma
Sylvia Baedorf Kassis
Program Manager
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard
Tatyana Wanderer
Senior Director and Head of Medical Writing
Event Schedule
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
  • Enhance you digital consent to make an impression
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
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
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
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.
  • Actively manage attention of each team member to produce a high-quality documents
  • Create a foundation of human connections to build towards a common goal
  • Pack the peanuts for the elephant in the room to build consensus
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
Everyone can benefit from clear communications that are designed to support understanding and increase health literacy. The pandemic created challenges but also opportunities for medical writing and research professionals to reconsider how best to support patients and study participants. This presentation will allow attendees to:
  • Consider how health literacy needs may have shifted over the past year and how these connect to research inclusion efforts
  • Recognize the opportunities that medical and research communications present to provide foundational information to patients and study participants
  • Identify new health literacy resources to support their ongoing work
Dedicated communicators need to strike a balance between specialization and adaptability. Take a deep dive into one specialty while successfully taking on other projects.
  • Broaden your expertise and market your subspecialty skills
  • Differentiate yourself from other writers
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

A reward system should be simple enough to be easily understood by people in small to large organizations or by an external independent person.

  • Understand the overarching goals and why we provide reward structures
  • Discuss common sense practices and principles
  • Build a culture of satisfaction and trust; use development milestones, bonuses, raises, and other rewards that are sensible and equitable.
  • Share your experience of what’s worked and what has not.
Whether freelance, contract, or in-house, medical communicators need to be able to nimbly consider the needs of internal and external stakeholders, as well as, importantly, the end-users or audience, when developing content.
  • Obtain the right types of information at the right time from their stakeholders
  • Streamline work processes to deliver high-quality drafts throughout project duration
  • Effective ways to address reviewer feedback and reduce back-and-forth/rounds of review
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 cut through the clutter of today's communications environment
Easily understandable and accessible clinical trial information empowers and engages not only patients, caregivers and non-technical audiences, but also Healthcare professionals (HCPs), non-specialist physicians, and patient advocacy organizations. The emergence of medical journals accepting Plain Language Summary of Publication (PLSP) and abstracts follows on the demonstrated value of integrating patient-centric practices into the clinical trial lifecycle from registration and informed consent through to results submissions and dissemination.
  • Explore "Return on Engagement" work demonstrating the value of patient-centric activities in clinical research
  • Review concrete examples of industry initiatives to improve transparency and clarity of information across the clinical trial lifecycle
  • Learn about available tools and resources to assist medical communications professionals with creating easily understandable and accessible clinical trial information
  • Gain insights from global surveys on patient and public perceptions and experiences

In medical writing, it is important to start with the end in mind. And when we talk about start, we don’t mean the manuscript draft, but the protocol. Understand what can be done to get patients’ perspectives to ensure the “so what” is top of mind in today’s research.

  • Get in early on discussion around trial design and help identify the so what
  • Select endpoints that prioritize impact on patients
  • Interpret studies and translate information with the patient view at the forefront
  • Keep Patient Lay Summary of Publication as a follow up to publication of the primary results
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