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
New Topics
Featured Speakers
Behtash Bahador
Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
Associate Director, Relationship Management and Development
Bob Libbey
formerly of Bristol Myers Squibb
Vice President of Corporate Content & Channels
Harold Silverman
Lead Science Writer
Helle Gawrylewski
Multi Regional Clinical Trials Center and formerly of JANSSEN
Senior Regulatory Medical Writing Director
Iain Hooper
Associate Director, Regulatory Medical Writing
Jennifer Han
Associate Director, Scientific Communications
Krys Araujo Torres
Nestlé Health Science
Head of Medical Affairs, US
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 Medical Writing Director
Renu Juneja
Head, Scientific Evidence & Communications, Oncology US Medical Affairs
Soheil Chavoshi
Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Executive Director, Scientific Communications & Medical Information
Stephen W. Gutkin
Ascentage Pharma
Senior Director, Scientific Publication Writing
Sylvia Baedorf Kassis
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard
Program Manager
Tatyana Wanderer
Senior Director and Head of Medical Writing
Event Schedule
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
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
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
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
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
More than one-third of U.S. adults, an estimated 80 million people, 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
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
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. Through focusing the early stages of your research, you can get patients better involved in protocol development.
  • Interpret studies and translate information with the patient view at the forefront
  • Select endpoints that prioritize impact on patients
  • Analyze your writing methods and make sure they are at the patient’s level
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