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Conference and Meeting Reporting

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCF11
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
Medical writers who either have experience in regulatory writing and wish to explore other aspects of medical writing or have done some conference reporting and wish to improve their skills in this area. Communications writers who have little or no experience of conference reporting.
Objective:
The workshop aims to give medical writers the confidence to broaden the scope of the work they can do by covering the practical issues involved in a wide range of reporting projects. The workshop also aims to help the medical writer to improve writing skills and style for this type of writing project.
Content:
The workshop will provide participants with practical interactive instruction in writing in several styles: the compelling style used by journalists, the more formal styles used in reporting proceedings, and the commercial styles appropriate for reporting the conclusions of advisory boards and in compiling competitor analyses. This will include discussion on selecting the tone of voice appropriate to the task in hand and the intended audiences. The workshop will also deal with practical and logistic aspects of reporting including: • News reporting for press releases • Conference newspapers • Logistics of expert panel and advisory board reports • Satellite symposia reports • Approval processes • Interviewing key opinion leaders