Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 - WORKSHOPS
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


NOTE: All Workshops are limited to 25 seats each, so be sure to register early and secure your spot!

Choose from three options below:


1. Digital Advances and Publication Planning: Current Practices and Future Directions

Explore the role of digital advances and social media in enhancing the educational value of scientific publications. Participants will review the latest innovations from prominent medical publishers and assess obstacles and practicalities that have limited the adoption of such new digital media opportunities to date. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own work experiences with integrating social media into their publication processes.


2. Introductory Publication Planning: The Best of the Basics for New Publication Planning

Experience an interactive and instructional introduction to the process of publication planning, with presentations targeted toward newer publication professionals. This workshop includes information on the history of the profession and on good publication practices, with a focus on GPP3. Explore the components of a publication plan, including authorship, publication steering committees, journal selection, and more.

3. Scientific Platforms: Lead Them, Live Them, Love Them!

Scientific platforms form the foundation for scientific communications across an organization. Even though there has been increasing recognition of the importance and value of scientific platforms in recent years, best practices for platform development, obtaining internal consensus, and implementation remain key challenges for most companies. This interactive workshop will challenge individuals to collectively develop practical solutions that can be implemented within their organizations.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 - GENERAL SESSION & NETWORKING RECEPTION
9:15 AM - 6:30 PM


9:15 AM - 9:30 AM • WELCOME 


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM • SESSION 1

Small Companies Tackling Big Issues

In a highly interactive session, colleagues from small companies share case studies with the audience. The audience will be asked to contribute to a discussion of best practices.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  BREAK & VISIT EXHIBITORS


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  KEYNOTE

Description coming soon!


12:30 PM - 1:15 PM • LUNCH


1:15 PM - 2:45 PM • SESSION 2: 

Current Challenges in Publications: How Different Companies Are Tackling the Same Issues

No matter the type of company where they work, big or small, start-up or established, regardless of the type of company, publication professionals are tackling similar issues. The solutions that are reached may differ. The objective of this interactive session is to foster conversation between colleagues to identify potential solutions.


2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  BREAK & VISIT EXHIBITORS


3:15 PM - 4:45 PM • SESSION 3:

Description coming soon!


4:45 PM - 5:00 PM • CLOSING ADDRESS


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM • NETWORKING RECEPTION
The Networking Reception is generously sponsored by  


Register by July 11, 2018 for Early Registration Discount!


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