Top 5 lockdown life lessons 

Submitted by Beatrice on Thu, 14/10/2021 - 16:59

It’s now been over 18 months since our first lockdown here in the UK. I think we can all agree it’s been a challenging time, and of course it has been harder for some than others. But rather than look back at all the things that we’ve missed out on or lost, let’s take a look at some of the things we’ve learnt during these odd times, and things that we would like to keep doing in the post-pandemic world!  

The opportunity to be more remote  

Bridging knowledge gaps through collaborative learning: Corpus Communities

Submitted by Jan Ash on Thu, 14/10/2021 - 07:32

The Corpus recently ran a poll where we asked the LinkedIn community about their experiences with online networking during the pandemic. The result was unequivocal: 90% said their experience of networking virtually left something (or, in some cases, much) to be desired when compared to pre-pandemic, in-person networking meetings.

Top Ten Tips to Create an Outstanding Infographic 

Submitted by Beatrice on Tue, 05/10/2021 - 13:40

The word ‘infographic’ gets used a lot in Med Comms. It sometimes feels like the ubiquitous solution to every challenge – big chunk of data, turn it into an infographic; latest study results, turn them into an infographic; promoting disease awareness, let’s make an infographic!  

The days of large, dense chunks of text are long gone – no one has the time or the patience to wade through them. Instead we want an eye-catching infographic – enjoyable to read, easy to understand and visually striking.  

Meet Pat, our friendly neighborhood Principal Medical Writer!

Submitted by Beatrice on Thu, 30/09/2021 - 15:09

You celebrated 10 years at Remedica recently. How has your career developed in that time? 

I have been lucky enough to progress at Remedica and am now a Principal Medical Writer, with a wide remit, which allows me to work over several projects and disease states. 

10 years is a long time – what have been your highlights?  

The F-Word

Submitted by Beatrice on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 16:08

According to a recent BBC report, 70% of workers do not expect to return to their offices every day, but will continue to work from home for some or all of their working week (presumably the other 30% have no choice – lifeguards, anesthetists, traffic wardens, and so forth). But working from home is like marmite – some love it and some hate it – and it has become controversial.

Improving Recycling at Medical Education Events 

Submitted by Beatrice on Thu, 23/09/2021 - 16:41

It’s Recycle Week in the UK this week, and to mark the occasion we thought we would take a look at how to improve recycling – and reduce the materials we use – at medical education events.

For a large event, there might be a wide variety of materials produced, from welcome letters and departure instructions, to signage, agendas and delegate notebooks, to name badges, lanyards, bottled water, stage sets, and more. Here’s some pointers for the kinds of things we try to do at Remedica to minimize production, maximize recycling, and generally be kinder to the planet.