ISMPP Podcast: InformED 

ISMPP talks about key trends and issues facing medical communication and publication professionals in an ever-evolving field. 

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2022 Season

Episode 2: Privacy Matters: Protecting Data Amid Evolving Laws and Technology

Data privacy is not always a fun topic, but our podcast guest is another fantastic speaker from the Annual Meeting and is enthusiastic and knowledgeable! In this episode, we discuss the implications of international and domestic privacy laws and how they specifically impact medical publications professionals. Of particular importance to our industry is patient privacy in clinical trials and the challenges in protecting their identities. Jordan Fischer leads the Octillo Legal & Tech Global Data Privacy Team and focuses her practice on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with an emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations and GDPR. She’s a Lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of California, Berkeley and a Professor of Law at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. She is also the Director of the Kline School of Law’s Center for Law and Transformational Technology. Jordan is an active speaker, presenter and published expert in data privacy, technology compliance and cybersecurity. Generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom.

 Decentralized Trials & Impact on Medical Publications

Episode 1: Bringing It Home: Next Generation of Clinical Trails & Implications for Publication Professionals

The COVID pandemic both accelerated adoption of decentralized clinical trials and highlighted the importance of decentralization in making clinical trials more patient-centric. These trials allow for the continuation of research in challenging periods, as we have seen recently with the global pandemic and in times of war. They don’t, however need to be viewed as only a fall-back methodology as there are numerous benefits that make decentralized trials a methodological option and not just an alternative. They have the potential to improve patient engagement in research and certainly help with equity, diversity and inclusion. Join us for a conversation about decentralized trials with Craig Lipset. Craig is the Co-founder and Co-chair of the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance which is the industry's largest non-profit collaboration exclusively focused on the global adoption of decentralized research; he is also a board Vice Chair for MedStar Health Research Institute and Vice President of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom.

2021 Season

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Episode 5: Achieving Greater Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through Health Literacy

Health literacy, health equity, and health disparities are connected, both in practice and in research. Join us for the first episode of InformED’s equity, diversity, and inclusion series, and learn from health literacy and communication experts Laurie Myers, Director, Global Health Literacy & Oncology Health Equity at Merck and Stacy Robison, Founder & Owner of CommunicateHealth. Not only will they speak to the vital role of health literacy but also for the need of a higher level of intentionality in the work of health communicators. A list of resources will be shared. Generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom.

The Changing Medical Conference Landscape 

Episode 4: Successfully Navigating the Changing Medical Conference Landscape: Pt. 2

Join us for a continuation of our conversation with David Barrett, CEO of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, on successfully navigating the changing medical conference landscape. David will speak to designing medical conferences that deliver value and opportunity for all those involved. He will touch on scientific posters, metrics, patient inclusion in medical conferences, and the need to translate complex information into more digestible formats, even for HCPs. Be better prepared for the medical conferences of the future! Generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom.

Episode 3: Successfully Navigating the Changing Medical Conference Landscape: Pt. 1

Medical societies have had to innovate rapidly in light of cancelled conferences during the pandemic. Innovation was accelerated, and the virtual conference emerged. Join us for an insightful conversation with David Barrett, the CEO of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy, which is the largest society of gene and cell therapy scientists, researchers, and other professionals. In Part 1 of the discussion, David will speak to successfully navigating the changing medical conference landscape and what the future might hold. What are attendees really looking for? What formats have been most successful for engagement? Generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom.

Innovation and Digital Transformation

Episode 2: Innovation in medical communications: focus on the "How": Pt. 2

In a continuation of our previous discussion, let’s talk innovation and digital transformation in medical communications. There is a new sense of urgency to communicate research more rapidly and in innovative ways. But how is this best achieved? Find out in this edition of ISMPP’s InformED. Jennifer Ghith, Global Scientific Publications and Innovations Director at Pfizer will speak to how to keep pace with scientific information and communicate in ways that will meet the new expectations of stakeholders. Don’t miss this conversation moderated by guest host Leslie Rotz, Director of Digital Strategy and Operations at MedThink SciCom. 

Episode 1: Innovation in medical communications: focus on the "Why": Pt. 1

Our first podcast of 2021 is part 1 of a 2-part discussion and spotlights the need for medical communication professionals to embrace innovative ways of communicating. This thought-provoking podcast features Jenny Ghith, MS, ISMPP CMPP™, Global Scientific Publications and Innovations Director, Pfizer Oncology, and is hosted by Leslie Rotz, MPS, Director, Digital Strategy & Operations, MedThink SciCom. Listen to their interesting discussion about digital transformation, plus current and future innovations with simultaneous publications, preprints, plain language summaries and much more!

​All podcasts are generously sponsored by MedThink SciCom