Communication & training

Communication & training

Advisory boards

Organisation and full operational support including scientific report preparation of:

  • advisory boards
  • panel discussions, professional evaluations
  • individual discussions with experts in the relevant field
  • discussion panels based on prepared literature reviews
  • investigator meetings
  • Delphi panels (anonymous questioning of experts in order to predict the long-term trends in scientific research and development)
  • Oxford-style debates

The above services can be provided with direct input from the commissioning party or exclusively by representatives of Proper Medical Writing.

The expert meeting preparation service includes the following stages:

  • problem definition and precise identification of the subject range, as well as the specific questions and issues to be addressed
  • identification of experts, preparation of a proposed list of experts, and deciding on the final choice of experts working with the client
  • identification of information sources
  • selection of the most efficient means of information acquisition (e.g. advisory board, panel discussion)
  • logistics and content-related preparation for an advisory board or panel discussion
  • summary, analysis and synthesis of the acquired information
  • preparation of a report or minutes
  • preparation of a publication

Training

Since 2007, Proper Medical Writing has organised workshops and conferences, during which over 1000 people have been trained, both in Poland and abroad. We organise tailored training events, adjusted to the participant expectations as well as open sessions aimed at physicians, scientists, investigators and pharmaceutical companies (marketing, medical, clinical, drug registration and safety departments).

Our training is performed in an objective manner and characterised by high-quality content.

We currently offer courses on:

  • presenting medical data at scientific meetings
  • medical writing (how to write a scientific paper)
  • clinical trial documentation
  • scientific publishing
  • clinical statistics for non-statisticians (how to read and understand statistics)
  • oral presentation skills
  • research grants
  • critical appraisal of published papers
  • critical appraisal of study proposals
  • clinical study design, statistics & PROs
  • medical writing and communication for medical affairs
  • evidence-based medicine
  • searching information in medical databases

Training is an effective way to broadening your range of key knowledge and skills, and serves to support the scientific developments pertaining to clinical trials, including postmarketing surveillance. Training topics include substantial issues regarding scientific work. Courses include introductory topics, such as methodology of writing scientific papers (English and Polish), to more advanced subjects, including the process of publication in high-impact journals and statistics used in research and scientific papers. We also focus on topics often omitted from such comprehensive training, but equally important to professional success, such as public speaking (basic and advanced levels), presentations, and conference posters (concept, project, printout). We care about the interactive nature of our trainings. This is why training groups are kept small and workshops (practical activities, exercises, and case studies) make up more than half of our courses.

Our lecturers are authors of multiple publications and specialists with extensive experience in scientific presentation at multinational conferences, symposia, and other meetings, as well as in academic writing, the art of presenting and preparation of formal medical documentation. The core of our Medical Writing training program was developed in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Locke, former editor of the British Medical Journal (1975 - 1991), doctor and educator, and author and reviewer of many texts on medical journalism. Since 2009, our primary lecturer has been Dr. John Carpenter, a professor at the University of Manchester, board member of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and co-author of the European guidelines for peer-reviews in medical papers

Medical communication

  • manuscripts
  • conference reports
  • monographs
  • commentaries
  • presentations
  • posters
  • patient information
  • educational articles for patients
  • content for medical (including product-specific) websites
  • lay summaries

We also do:

  • medical database searches
  • medical writing for the internet
  • administration of health-related websites
    (production and managing of the content, searchengine optimisation, usability optimisation)
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