According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), patient and public involvement is necessary if clinical practice guidelines are to be reliable and of the highest standard. As part of “Clinical … Continue Reading Are patients participating in clinical practice guideline development?
A group of experts from the medical communications and pharmaceutical industries has put together new guidance for the development of conference materials: Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations (GP-CAP). … Continue Reading New good practice guidance for conference abstracts and presentations
Healthcare research has always been dependent on the willingness of patients and volunteers to take part in studies. But in addition to being study participants, patients and members of the … Continue Reading Getting to GRIPPs with reporting patient and public involvement in research
Caroline Struthers of The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network describes how this international initiative promotes transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting … Continue Reading [VIDEO] The EQUATOR Network: supporting writers to publish high-impact health research
Paul Farrow of Oxford PharmaGenesis reviews the published evidence that supports the new AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers. Further information about the statement can … Continue Reading [VIDEO] Unpacking the evidence behind the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement
Chris Winchester of Oxford PharmaGenesis presents details of the new AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers that was published earlier this year. Further information about … Continue Reading [VIDEO] AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers
Registration is now open for UK EQUATOR Centre’s flagship PUBLICATION SCHOOL St Catherine’s College, Oxford 19-23 June 2017 Earlybird rates until 31 March. PLUS: All Publication Plan readers get a 10% … Continue Reading Registrations are now open: UK EQUATOR Centre Publication School 2017
Over two days last month (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 2 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
Over two days last week (17-18 January, 2017), around 250 delegates and exhibitors attended the 2017 European meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) in London. The … Continue Reading Meeting report: Summary of Day 1 of the 2017 European #ISMPP Meeting
The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) today released a Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional … Continue Reading New Medical Writer Position Statement from AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP
The CONSORT 2010 statement is a set of evidence-based guidelines summarising the minimum essential information to include in reports of randomised clinical trials (RCTs). Adherence to the CONSORT guidelines is … Continue Reading New CONSORT 2010 extension for pilot and feasibility trials
Transparent and clinically relevant reporting of adverse event data has been identified as a significant unmet need in industry-sponsored publications. Although guidelines such as the CONSORT Harms Extension have improved … Continue Reading MPIP issue new recommendations to complement existing harms reporting guidelines
The field of statistics can feel bewildering to non-experts, yet all medical writers need to have an awareness of the subject in order to do their job properly. For the … Continue Reading Struggle with statistics? Help is at hand
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article titled ‘Ghostwriting: the importance of definition and its place in contemporary drug marketing’. In the article, the author, Alastair Matheson, describes … Continue Reading Defining ghostwriting: ISMPP and GAPP respond to controversial BMJ article
A study by Vera-Badillo et al., recently published in the European Journal of Cancer concluded that inappropriate authorship is prevalent in publications reporting systemic cancer therapy. Two-thirds (40/61) of evaluable … Continue Reading Is inappropriate authorship prevalent in oncology trial reporting?
John Hopkins University is running a free online course (via Coursera) on the design and interpretation of clinical trials. Randomised clinical trials are usually considered to provide the highest level … Continue Reading Free online course: ‘Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials’