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This Platform provides regular, topical, and easily accessible educational opportunities for ISMPP members. Programs are directed towards all levels of medical publications and publication planning. Programs focus on practical issues that help further hone skills in professional medical publication planning for long-term professional advancement and success.

Included are the Annual Program, European Programme, ISMPP West ProgramGlobal Workshop, and ISMPP U Committees.


Annual Meeting Program Committee

This Committee works to develop the Annual Meeting curriculum with distinguished presenters who engage, enlighten, and stimulate ISMPP members on the topics that impact ethical and effective communication of medical research. Their programs endeavor to provide education for both entry-level and seasoned professionals, as well as inform the current environment within medical affairs, with a particular focus on medical publications.

Proposed Remits for 2019-2020:

  • Development and implementation of the Annual Meeting (April 20-22, 2020)

  • Review evaluations from previous meetings to inform planning activities

  • Develop meeting content for a range of professional experience levels and types

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (e.g., ISMPP West, European Meeting, ISMPP U Webinars)

  • Communication of Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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European Meeting Programme Committee

The European Programme Committee works to develop the European Meeting curriculum with distinguished presenters who engage, enlighten, and stimulate ISMPP members on the topics that affect ethical and effective communication of medical research within the region. Their programs endeavor to provide education for both entry-level and seasoned professionals, as well as inform the current environment within medical affairs, with a particular focus on medical publications.

Proposed Remits for 2019-2020:

  • Develop the European Meeting of ISMPP (January 21-22, 2020, London)
  • Review evaluations from previous meetings to inform planning activities
  • Include recommendations from the ISMPP Board European Trustee as appropriate
  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (e.g., Annual Meeting, ISMPP West, ISMPP U Webinars)
  • Communicate Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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ISMPP West Program Committee

This Committee works to develop the ISMPP West curriculum with distinguished presenters who engage, enlighten, and stimulate ISMPP members on the topics that impact ethical and effective communication of medical research. Their programs endeavor to provide education for both entry-level and seasoned professionals, as well as inform the current environment within medical affairs, with a particular focus on medical publications in the biotechnology sector.

Proposed Remits for 2019-2020:

  • Development and implementation of the ISMPP West Meeting (November 14-15, 2019, San Diego, CA, USA)

  • Review evaluations from 2018 ISMPP West meeting as well as the 14th and 15th Annual meetings to inform planning activities

  • Provide more meeting content to retain senior level professionals, and attract journal editors/publishers

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (e.g., Annual Meeting, European Meeting, ISMPP U Webinars)

  • Communication of Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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Global Workshop Committee

This Committee will assist with the development of practical, strategic, and tactical workshops for the membership that will be offered both at the Annual Meeting and other dates during the year.

Proposed Remits for 2019-2020:

  • Determine appropriate workshops to present at the Annual Meeting and ISMPP West meeting

  • Update existing workshops to ensure they are current/accurate

  • Review evaluations from previous workshops to inform planning activities

  • Develop new or update existing workshops for specific emergent membership sectors (e.g., academics, journal editors/publishers, HEOR groups, CROs, members from other geographic regions, and other sectors of interest) and topics (e.g., patient-reported outcomes, epidemiologic research, diagnostics/medical devices, vaccines, and consumer health), in collaboration with other relevant committees

  • Communicate Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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ISMPP U Committee

This Committee is responsible for the planning and delivery of ISMPP U web-based seminars.

Proposed Remits for 2019-2020:

  • Develop monthly ISMPP U Webinars for the membership; ideally to work towards developing an annual plan of topic ideas

  • Work with ISMPP staff on a special webinar open to the public to increase awareness of ISMPP (January timeframe)

  • Develop ISMPP U Webinars that would appeal to specific membership sectors (e.g., academics, journal editors/publishers, members from other geographic regions, HEOR groups, CROs, and other sectors of interest), and topics (e.g., patient-reported outcomes, open access, epidemiologic research, diagnostics/medical devices, vaccines, consumer health, lay summaries) in collaboration with other relevant committees

  • Assist in informing ISMPP educational content initiatives (e.g., Annual, ISMPP West and European Meetings)

  • Communicate Committee activities to society and other Committees via minutes/summary to be uploaded to the Committee Center

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