The IDDST congress, initiated by BIT Life Sciences in 2003, is dedicated to supporting the pharmaceutical professionals and bioscientists to exchange ideas, network, seek partnership overseas, pinpoint and identify opportunities...
High population growth, increased life expectancy coupled with high mortality rate, prevalence of lifestyle related diseases and aspiration of high quality healthcare is putting pressure on healthcare providers to be...
Pharmtech – an exhibition with a focus on innovative solutions
Established over 15 years, Pharmtech is the pharmaceutical industry’s annual meeting place, where the latest products, technologies and techniques for pharmaceutical...
From 25 to 28 November 2014, the industry-leading Pharmtech exhibition of technologies for the pharmaceutical industry will feature an event taking place alongside it – Pharmingredients+, an exhibition of raw...
NHS England and Doctors.net.uk deliver urgent Ebola advice to doctors
An innovative electronic alerts service has been used by the Medical Director of NHS England to deliver important information and advice about Ebola to doctors across the NHS in England.
The alert from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director of NHS England, and Dr Bob Winter, National Clinical Director for Emergency Preparedness, gave advice on spotting symptoms and it reminded doctors of the care pathway for patients who may have contracted the virus.
Doctors.net.uk’s ClinAlert service, which was introduced earlier this year, provides rapid and secure dissemination of clinical information, such as public health alerts and new guidelines, to the majority of doctors in the UK. This Ebola ClinAlert was sent to over 90,000 doctors in key specialties in England. The alert also provides a link to further online resources at www.gov.uk/phe.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said: ‘So far over 10,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded and over 50% of patients have died, making this the worst Ebola epidemic in history. Currently there is no known cure. With extensive global travel, it is important to be mindful and vigilant of Ebola when patients present to NHS services.
‘We have important information to get over to doctors, and we have been able to do this very quickly and effectively through Doctors.net.uk.’
Dr Tim Ringrose, CEO of Doctors.net.uk, said: ‘Doctors often feel overwhelmed with sometimes conflicting information from multiple sources. Having this critical piece of information sent to them directly by the Medical Director of the NHS ensures that the message is delivered and that doctors are assured of the support of the Medical Director during these times of immense pressure on NHS services’
Synergy Vision’s Ffyona Dawber wins Gold and Silver at the 2014 Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Ffyona Dawber has scooped two prestigious Stevie® Awards at the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business held in New York, beating 10 others on the night to receive Gold in the category of “Female Entrepreneur of the Year”, and Silver in the “Woman of The Year” category. Ffyona is the managing director of medical communications agency Synergy Vision, which she founded in 2007 and has grown from 25 projects to 350 in just seven years.
The awards were presented at an exciting gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 14, which was broadcast live across the U.S.A. and simulcast around the world. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honours for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories. More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration this year in more than 90 categories. The complete list of Stevie Award Winners is available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
These impressive awards reflect Ffyona’s continued success, and that of Synergy Vision. Ffyona, a former clinical specialist with significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry, recognised a gap in the market for a specialist medical communications agency that truly understands the requirements of pharmaceutical companies. Synergy Vision goes the extra mile to deliver the difference to its clients by offering a unique perspective – a synergy of pharma and agency experience, solid communications know-how, passion for science, and events management flair. Synergy Vision’s strong relationship with their clients is based on trust, and many clients consider Synergy Vision an extension of their own brand teams.
To receive not only one, but two Stevie® Awards is a fitting testament to Ffyona’s continued commitment and dedication to the company’s core values. Of her win, Ffyona says: “since I set up Synergy Vision, the company and client base has grown but the vision of delivering high quality medical communications has remained the same. It is wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work, thank you.” Congratulations to a most deserving winner!
Working in collaboration with pharmaphorum, the PM Society is now offering its highly successful Digital Breakfast monthly webinar series as a platform for companies and organisations to provide their own...
pharmaphorum and The PM Society join forces to deliver a big breakfast.
Working in collaboration with pharmaphorum, the PM Society is now offering its highly successful Digital Breakfast monthly webinar series as a platform for companies and organisations to provide their own thought leadership presentations.
Established in 2012, these informative, hour-long webinars regularly attract up to 180 registrants and this is set to rise strongly as the PM Society is now collaborating with pharmaphorum to market and facilitate the platform for those wishing to reach pharma and healthcare decision makers in the UK and internationally.
In the past, Carwyn Jones, co-chair of the Society, has moderated discussions on key industry topics ranging from the latest trends in digital, to debates among GPs, nurses and pharmacists, to the implications of health regulations. High calibre speakers have included the ABPI’s Stephen Whitehead and experts from pharma and the NHS. See previous recordings here.
Now, the wider industry has the opportunity to use this valuable space to present on new topics, backed by the experienced and well-connected PM Society and pharmaphorum teams.
Speaking about the collaboration with pharmaphorum, Carwyn Jones said: “We are pleased with the interest that the Digital Breakfasts have created. Live interactive webinars are a great way of engaging and audience allowing them to ask questions and respond to polls. We look forward to collaborating with pharmaphorum moving forward to drive their continued success.”
The PM Society was established over 30 years ago to promote marketing excellence in the healthcare and life sciences industries.
To find out how you can sponsor or host your own Digital Breakfast in 2015, contact Adam on email@example.com or +44 (0)1932 339263.
London, October 23rd 2014 – Liftstream Ltd, a company providing executive recruitment services to the biotechnology sector, announces the publication of its new free gender diversity report, “Diversifying the Outlook...
Liftstream report finds ten men for every woman present in biotech boardrooms
London, October 23rd 2014 – Liftstream Ltd, a company providing executive recruitment services to the biotechnology sector, announces the publication of its new free gender diversity report, “Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership”, a detailed analysis of women leaders in European and US life biotech companies. The research covers 700 companies, 60 C-level interviews and 530 survey respondents.
The report details how the biotechnology sector is considerably under represented by female executives and Board directors. Female board directors in US & EU Biotech (SMEs) account for only 9.7% and 11.2% of positions respectively, and only 4% of company chairpersons are female. Analysis of large-cap biotech indicated better numbers of female Board members (19.2%) but in terms of female executive leaders (13.9%) it lagged SMEs. Unstructured hiring processes and over-reliance on personal networks among, predominantly male, influencers are identified as underlying causes limiting the opportunities for women in biotech leadership. The research also examines how the sector’s reliance on venture capital financing impacts executive and board appointments, as well as the gender diversity among the VC stakeholder group. The report includes diversity case studies from industry leaders Merck Serono, Cubist, Johnson & Johnson and Biogen Idec.
Key recommendations include:
• CEOs and chairs must lead the change on gender diversity
• Recruiters should provide greater advocacy to companies and women on leadership
• Investors should apply structured process to ensure executive appointments are optimised for diversity
Karl Simpson, CEO at Liftstream commented: “The biotech sector faces considerable challenges in meeting its board and executive leadership requirements. However, this detailed research shows that gender inequality remains a significant problem at the top of companies. Our reported data and examination of influencing factors on the appointment of executives, presents evidence which is designed to help accelerate the opportunities for women to secure vital leadership roles in biotechnology. Improving gender diversity will strengthen leadership teams and lead to better business. At Liftstream we want to provide evidence for leaders to act on and this report improves the sector’s knowledge about gender diversity in biotech leadership.”
Liftstream will be working with their global network of biotechnology and life science executives to develop further initiatives aimed at improving awareness and representation of women leaders in the biotech sector, as well as working with established organisations leading in this area. To download the full free report visit: http://www.liftstream.com/diversity-report.html
Liftstream Ltd is a leader in executive recruitment services for the biotechnology sector; offering our clients a full capability to recruit board and executive leadership, as well as specialised expertise across the functions comprising R&D, Commercial and Operations. Founded in 2003, Liftstream has extensive sector knowledge which we use to advise and support our clients’ hiring requirements and to deliver the highest quality people through a structured and rigorous search process. Liftstream provides services to its clients from London offices. We are supporters of equal opportunities and diversity.
October 20, 2014, NEW YORK, NY – Adult millennials, the coveted 18 to 32-year-old demographic, highly value happiness. However -- according to a new US survey by Allidura Consumer and GSW, both part of inVentiv Health, and Harris Poll -- there appears to be a big tension between the aspirations for happiness – 97% say it’s important -- and the well-documented way millennials are currently living: more stressed, anxious and depressed than any other living generation.[i]
The online survey of 3,530 teens and adults, including 2,015 adult millennials uncovered behaviors and attitudes about health that are unique or consistent across generations. The goal was to better understand today’s health consumers in order to inform and facilitate better interactions with brands.
“As society shifts its focus from relying on HCPs to treat disease to taking individual responsibility for prevention and wellness, we wanted to understand how attuned millennials are to their health now, and how it factors into their everyday decision making,” said Tracy Naden, managing director of Allidura Consumer. “What we learned is that millennials’ mindset about health is very much an ever-present personal journey of wellness fueled by food, exercise and social connections.”
The survey report, “Millennial Mindset: The Worried Well,” notes that as creators of the quantified-self movement, millennials are often perceived as healthier than their Boomer counterparts. Yet, one commonality this generation may not have expected at such an early stage of adulthood is that they worry about their health almost exactly as much as Boomers (77% of both generations say they worry at least a little about getting a serious illness; 77% of adult millennials and 74% of Boomers say they worry at least a little about affording the cost of healthcare). In fact, millennial adults worry about their access to healthcare even more than Boomers (69% vs. 60% worry at least a little).
Health is a Constant State of Mind
The study suggests that millennials see the mind-body connection as important to overall health. With 69% of millennials reporting they stress about their personal health, it seems many are beginning to prioritize mental well-being as a key factor to physical health. In fact, survey results show that 35% of millennials believe seeing a therapist or psychiatrist regularly is important to good health.
Millennials are the first generation to grow up with “doctor Google” at their fingertips. According to Derek Flanzraich, CEO and Founder of Greatist.com, a popular health and wellness website for millennials, “There's never been more health information for millennials to find, so it only make sense that it's never been more difficult for them to properly screen, analyze and act on the right data.” This is supported by survey data that finds 37% of millennials sometimes self-diagnose with health problems that they don’t have. Perpetuating this “search and stress” cycle, 44% say that viewing health information online causes themto worry about their health.
“For millennials, the question isn’t who can help them be healthy, but rather what can help them,” said Leigh Householder, chief innovation officer at GSW. “To millennials, physical health is intricately connected with mental health. So, for brand marketers to be successful in reaching this audience, they must think about health and wellness the same way, and create solutions that inspire millennials to experience health at any given moment and throughout all aspects of their lives.”
To read more about the millennials’ health journey and how brands can reach this health-conscious consumer, download the “Millennial Mindset: The Worried Well” report here.
About the Millennials and Health Study
The millennials and health survey was administered online within the United States between May 21 and June 4, 2014, among 500 US teens ages 13-17 (Millennial teens); 2,015 US adults ages 18-32 (Millennial adults); 508 US adults ages 33-49 (Gen Xers); and 507 US adults ages 50-68 (Baby Boomers). Harris Poll conducted the research.
About Allidura Consumer and GSW, Part of inVentiv Health
Allidura Consumer is a health and wellness communications agency that specializes in creating enduring alliances between brands and those that influence them. The programs and counsel Allidura offers have been tapped by a full range of consumer product companies, including global food and beverage brands, nutritional supplement makers, over-the-counter health and beauty products, and health technology companies. The agency specializes in integrated communications campaigns, corporate reputation management, content strategy and message development, influencer mapping and engagement, media relations and training and social media and employee engagement. You can learn more about Allidura Consumer at www.allidura.com.
GSW is a full-service healthcare communications agency that goes beyond advertising to create personalized brand experiences that involve, inspire, educate and activate people through ongoing brand journeys. MedAd News’ and MM&M’s 2014 Agency of the Year, GSW turns messages into brand experiences that transform people into success stories. Building partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotech and health-and-wellness clients in 18 major markets around the world, GSW creates marketing solutions through a comprehensive and wide array of services including advertising,
digital and closed loop marketing, strategic insight, branding, communications planning, predictive modeling, market access strategies and media and market research. The agency is led by a team of best-in-class marketers who have experience with a variety of stakeholders such as healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, payors and consumers. For more information, visit http://www.gsw-w.com.
Allidura and GSW are part of inVentiv Health, Inc., a life science knowledge and services company purpose-built for the new healthcare marketplace. inVentiv has created a new model by converging a vast range of essential services to fully align with clients’ development and commercialization goals. For more information, visit www.inVentivHealth.com.
About The Harris Poll
Over the last 5 decades, Harris Polls have become media staples. With comprehensive experience and precise technique in public opinion polling, along with a proven track record of uncovering consumers’ motivations and behaviors, The Harris Poll has gained strong brand recognition around the world. The Harris Poll offers a diverse portfolio of proprietary client solutions to transform relevant insights into actionable foresight for a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer packaged goods. Contact Harris Poll for more information.