Preliminary Schedule of Events


 = Approved for CMPP credit.  All sessions are currently under review. Check back soon for accreditation updates.

08:00  Registration & Breakfast with Exhibitors

08:15 - 09:45 The Training Zone (training session for new publication professionals with less than three years of experience /registration required) 


Jane Nunn, Complete HealthVizion
John Gonzalez, Solanum Medical Communications
Caroline Halford, Adis, Springer Healthcare

10:00 Welcome and Warm Up/Year In Review: The 2018 Track Record


Jane Nunn, Complete HealthVizion
Rhiannon Meaden, Complete HealthVizion
Rick Flemming, The Publication Plan

10:30 • Harnessing the Power of Evidence In a Data-Led Future

Moderator: Gordon Muir-Jones, Porterhouse Medical US

Panelists: Valerie Philippon, Takeda/Shire; Tom Rees, OxfordPharmaGenesis; Keith Evans, InScience Communications

11:30 • Keynote: PLAN S for Open Access- what does it mean for scholarly publishing and our industry?

Keynote Speaker: David Sweeney, Research England

Keynote Speaker: Claire Moulton, The Company of Biologists

12:15 •  Lunch with Exhibitors

13:15 Circuit Training - Roundtable Sessions: (Attendees may choose two topics during this 90-minute interactive session)

  • Authorship: Practical Challenges 

  • GDPR: Working in Harmony 

  • Plain Language Summaries

  • Considerations for Patient Engagement

  • Building Great Industry-Agency Partnerships

  • Publishing on Specialist Areas (Vaccines and Rare Diseases) 

  • Publishing on Specialist Areas (Diagnostics and Medical Devices) 

  • Country-Level Publications 

  • Meaningful Metrics 

  • Aligning Perspectives on Review Articles 

  • Open Access to Scholarly Content

14:50 • Break & Visit Exhibitors

15:15 • Boxing Clever: The Expanding Role of the Publication Professional 

Faculty: Jackie Marchington, Caudex

Panelists: Clare Baker, Bayer; Chris Skedgel, IQVIA; Pali Hungin, Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University

16:45 Team Talk: Our ISMPP Update

Faculty: Al Weigel, ISMPP; Debby Moss, Caudex

17:00  Power Walk: Poster Discussions

Faculty: Laura McGovern, Nucleus Global

17:30  ISMPP Poster Presentation & Networking Reception

19:00 Day 1 Adjourns


08:00  Registration & Breakfast with Exhibitors

08:45 Parallel Tracks for Impact, Speed & Agility:

A: Early rise evidence boot camp 

Faculty: Richard Macaulay, PAREXEL Access Consulting

Moderator: Matt Booth, PAREXEL International

B: Innovations in data publishing: hitting the ground running, and making each step count

Faculty: Caroline Halford, Adis, Springer Healthcare; Anne-Clare Wadsworth, Envision Pharma Group

Moderator:  Jan Seal-Roberts, Springer Healthcare

C: Leveraging medical data - ways to maximize impact for the long run 

Faculty: Richard Ashdown, Caudex; Theo Bloom, The BMJ; Simon Fry, Springer Healthcare

Moderator:  Slavka Baronikova, Takeda/Shire

10:20 • Break & Visit Exhibitors

10:50 AM Maintaining Our Core Strength: Driving Publication Integrity Through Leadership

Panelists: Robert Wright, Sanofi; Edwin Gale, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol; Gordon Muir-Jones, Porterhouse Medical US; Matt Hodgkinson, Hindawi; Simon Stones, Patient Advocate and Consultant

Moderator: Gavin Sharrock, Wiley

12:15 • Lunch with Exhibitors

13:00 Speed Work: Research Presentations

Faculty: Laura McGovern, Nucleus Global

13:30 Keynote: No More Robowars

Faculty: Simon Fry, Springer Healthcare

14:15 Break & Visit Exhibitors

14:35 Staying Ahead of the Game: News, Views & Controversies

Moderator: Andy Powrie-Smith, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

Panelists: Chris Winchester, Oxford PharmaGenesis; Stuart Spencer, The Lancet; Nicole Rapior, Boehringer Ingelheim International; Dhruv Ghulati, FACTMATA; Theo Bloom, The BMJ

15:50 Poster Awards & Exhibitor Prize Raffle

16:05 Cool Down & Close

Faculty: Al Weigel, ISMPP

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