Tag: medical writing

Targeted cancer therapy: an update

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As their name suggests, targeted cancer therapies ’target’ the proteins that help cancer cells grow and spread. They represent an exciting and growing field of research in oncology. Recent findings in targeted therapies promise to revolutionise cancer treatment. Antibody-drug conjugates: Potential game-changers The science community often calls them ‘smart bombs’ or ‘biological missiles’. Antibody-drug conjugates […]

Irish medical device and pharma companies: how to work efficiently with medical writers in NZ

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Ever wondered how you could give your business a competitive edge with access to 24-hour productivity? In the fast-moving landscape of healthcare and medical technology, collaboration across borders has become crucial for innovation and efficiency. By working across time zones, Irish medical device and pharma manufacturers can collaborate with medical writers working in New Zealand […]

5 statistics essentials for medical writers

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Statistics. A word that can send shivers up even the most seasoned medical writer's spine. But statistics shouldn’t be feared or avoided; in fact, most of the time, it is simply misunderstood. While you – the medical writer – may not be responsible for conducting the statistical tests or generating the analytical outputs, you are […]

10 lessons I’ve learned working as a freelance medical writer for 10 years

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As my tenth year as a freelance medical writer draws to a close, I’m taking a moment to reflect on some of the key lessons I’ve learned along the way. It has certainly been a rollercoaster ride with its ups, downs, and some downright topsy turvy chaos. It has been hard incredibly hard at times. […]

4 helpful hints for presenting your research poster at a conference

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That email has just hit your inbox…it’s from the conference you’ve been eager to get to – and yes! Your abstract has been accepted! A poster presentation! Now the work begins. Whether its your first poster, or your tenth, creating an effective poster can be hard work. Luckily, we have some tips to make the […]

Will AI make medical writers obsolete?

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This is the first blog in a series investigating the emerging and fast-changing role of AI in medical communications, the pharmaceutical industry, and healthcare. We will investigate the opportunities, drawbacks, and impact of this developing technology. Medical writers play a critical role in conveying scientific information in a variety of settings; from preparation of sales […]

4 tips on how to write a compelling abstract for a scientific conference

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Ready to share your research at a medical conference, but struggling to craft the perfect abstract? Let’s unlock some of the secrets of writing a compelling abstract. Attending scientific conferences are a good opportunity to showcase your work and network with like-minded academics in your field. However, acceptance to present at a conference can be […]

5 ways to make the most of your freelance medical copywriter

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Tapping into the specialised expertise of a freelance medical copywriter can add value to your pharmaceutical or medical device marketing campaign.  An expert medical copywriter can create clear, concise, and engaging copy, and can help you to find the right words to navigate the complexity of regulatory and compliance requirements to create marketing materials that […]

Statistics: errors for medical writers to watch out for!

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Statistics are essential to how medical writers produce, present, and interpret medical data. However, it is not widely acknowledged that it can be difficult to get a good grounding in statistics. A small study published in the New England Journal of Medicine over 40 years ago found that the majority of doctors overestimated the positive […]

Why use Plain Language Summaries?

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Have you ever been in the situation where you’re explaining your study methods or exciting research findings to a friend and they start to get a distant, glazed-over look? They’re struggling to understand the finer detail of your conversation. Or you’ve been called on to write a progress report, funding application, or article submission and […]

Oncology research: four ways a medical writer can improve your chances of publication

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With manuscript acceptance rates in leading oncology journals as low as 15% and rates in mid-impact journals at ~50%, the nature of research publication in the field of oncology is becoming increasingly competitive. It is now harder than ever to get your research published and your voice heard; however, working with a professional medical writer […]