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Interpersonal Skills for Medical Writers

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTA12
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Anyone who wants to explore effective and diplomatic ways of overcoming common interpersonal hurdles that arise in the course of every day life as a medical writer.
Objective:
To think about the role of the medical writer as a team mediator and to learn how to solve common interpersonal problems, either by avoiding them in advance or by understanding the issues that need to be addressed once they have occurred.
Content:
As medical writers, we deal with many different people (some with very large egos and very little diplomacy) to prepare the documentation we are expected to write. This workshop will present and discuss the basic philosophy of the role of a medical writer in the social context. We will look at our role on a project team in terms of team dynamics as well as how we interact with people on a one-on-one basis. Real-life examples (good and bad) and hands-on exercises followed by discussion will demonstrate how to use different approaches in different contexts to minimize interpersonal conflicts and overcome those that occur.