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    Compliance Update – DIA US Medical Affairs & Scientific Communications 2016

Compliance Update – DIA US Medical Affairs & Scientific Communications 2016

So what’s happening with the compliance landscape in the US?
Every year at the DIA US Med Comms conference, Monica Kwarcinski, Purdue Pharma, and Mark DeWyngaert, Huron Consulting Group, run a half day tutorial on compliance.  Inevitably they focus on the US regulatory space but, as we all know, compliance is not an topic bound by borders! For me, it’s a great refresher and a chance to see what I might have missed over the last year since I was at the last DIA US conference.

 
So what’s new that you really need to know about?
The hot topics are:

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Social Media Etiquette – Infographic shared

Are you unknowingly breaking social media etiquette? More than 5 hashtags in a post? What are the do’s and don’ts of social media?  Love this infographic to help us get it right!

 

I *love* great infographics. As more and more people make and use them, I’ve seen some poor ones.

 

But this makes it into the great class for me. It’s got useful, interesting information that I can use, it’s well designed, I can remember it, I agree with the content and learnt a few more things (like Instagram ideas and how to best use it).

 

So happy reading! Link to the […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Global Regulatory Framework for Medical Information

I know I keep saying that the Regulatory Framework “book” is almost finished….

 
but finally it is almost finished.
 

Well, the most difficult part is almost done, which is the writing.  Editing the content and publishing it are simple in comparison.

And it’s not really a book as such.  It’s more an electronic resource, than a book, which explains the regulations and what they mean in practice.  With hundreds of links, an electronic format makes more sense than just a paper copy.

 

After 3 years of research, writing, rewriting, further research, more rewriting and even more research (regulations do not stand still!), the first […]

By |November 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Tip! How to compress your PowerPoint presentation in 4 clicks

Tip! How to compress your PowerPoint presentation in 4 clicks

Have you ever needed to compress your presentation so it’s easier to email but not sure how to do it quickly and effectively, with little loss of quality?

 

I like to use images and pictures as often as possible but it means the PowerPoint file becomes massive.  I don’t have a restriction on the file size I can send but many companies have incoming email restrictions of 5MB.  I can’t share the file by Dropbox as that is often blocked too.

You might also want to compress a file to put it up on your intranet.

 

So how can you do this is a few clicks?  

 

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Preparing for a week’s business trip

Do you have that big push to get everything done before you have to go off for a week’s business trip?

By |March 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

A mindfulness approach to coping with business life

“Have you been on your holidays?” “Yes, thanks” “Do anything nice?” “Yes, actually I did. I had a week at a Buddhist retreat doing a qigong and meditation course”

By |February 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Happy 20th Birthday SMS

So the 1st text message (SMS) was sent today (3rd December 2012) 20 years ago. Like many inventions, the true value emerged rather than being born fully identified.

By |December 3rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Live Chat – a new channel for Med Info?

No service Not words you want to see on your smartphone. I thought it was because I was in a rural black spot but once I got home, it still persisted. A quick check of the BBC website for O2 (my telecom provider) problems showed no new items. “So when you have a problem, shouldn’t your provider give the best help?”

By |December 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Impact on MedInfo: The European Pharmacovigilance Legislation

If you haven’t heard about the pharmacovigilance legislation changes in Europe, you must have been living on Mars. Come to think of it, I bet that Curiosity rover on Mars knows about it too, after all it tweets! If you work in PV, then you are in that washing machine world where you are tumbled back & forwards, periodically spun at high speed than stopped dead.

By |November 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Please do not hesitate to contact me

When you’ve worked in the industry a long time, it’s inevitable that you will view things that you put into place very differently through the long tunnel of time. When I set up the Medical Information team in MSD many, many years ago, I had to look at what the company was doing already, take what I thought was good, develop better work practices and set service standards.

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