So you want to be in...medical communications

University of Manchester, Tuesday 15 April 2014

Event overview

Audience: Research staff (with limited placed available for other researchers)

The Vitae NW Hub and MedComms Networking is delighted to host this careers event in Manchester. It is free to attend for everyone, though primarily intended for research staff from the biomedical sciences. We will explain how areas of the UK such as Oxfordshire, London and Cheshire are home to numerous leading medical communications (MedComms) agencies that serve the global pharmaceutical industry... and they're crying out for good staff! These agencies are looking for individuals with:

  • a genuine enthusiasm for science and its application to the world of medicine
  • the ability to work independently within a small-team environment

MedComms can literally take you all over the world and provides attractive long-term career pathways.

Why attend?

  • to meet with a number of MedComms professionals
  • to learn more about careers in the MedComms industry including medical writing and account management
  • to network with other researchers from across the North West and beyond

To book:

Please register in advance by emailing your name, Institution and primary role (research staff, academic staff, postgraduate researcher etc) to Peter Llewellyn and we will confirm your place by return.


13:00    Registration and coffee
13:30    Welcome and Introduction by Peter Llewellyn, NetworkPharma and presentations by:

  • Dr Emma GIllaspy, Vitae NW Hub Manager
  • Agency Speaker to be confirmed 
  • Freelance Speaker to be confirmed
    Been there, done it, got the tee-shirt. Life in MedComms.
  • Karen KentWindhorse MedComms Services
    Tricks and tips for gaining that elusive first job.

15:30     Afternoon tea and informal discussion with a broad mix of junior and senior staff from a dozen medical communications agencies and professional organisations 

18:00    Close

If you have any questions about the event please email Peter Llewellyn.

Further resources:

We have a growing list of helpful resources including videos and an up-to-date careers guide to download, as well as details of all past and upcoming events, all freely available at