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Communication Is So Vital

I know I’ve talked about the importance of communication with projects many times before. If you search the CQ blog for communication, you will get quite a few hits. Communication can make or break a project. Simple to say. So hard to practice. Merriam-Webster offers one definition of communication as: the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else I strive to be a good communicator in all aspects of my life. I often fall short. Communication, especially project related communication, is fascinating to me these days. As a project manager, I feel responsible for leading and driving communication to ensure tasks and responsibilities are understood and progress is being made. When something falls...

April 21-23, 2010 – 30th Annual Medical Communications Conference

30th Annual Medical Communications Conference April 21-23, 2010 Grand Hyatt Buckhead Atlanta, GA REGISTER: registermcc@spgmeetings.com www.medicalcommunicationsconference.com NAMC Keynote Session: How Did We Do With the Flu: A Look Back at the Nation’s Response to H1N1 Influenza Hear how the top immunologists, flu and infectious disease spokespeople think the medical and media communities successfully (or unsuccessfully) dealt with a major national health issue. Health Communication Achievement Award Bruce Bonanno, MD President, National Association of Medical Communicators will present Andrew P. Ordon, MD, FACS NAMC’s Annual Health Communication Achievement Award. Special Session: Health Reform — How Visible National Medical Organizations will Engage its Members Moderator: John Hockenberry Money in Medicine, Sin or SalvationThe free market, which includes most practicing physicians, publicly supported biomedical researchers, and private drug and device companies, has succeeded spectacularly in...

reBlog: FDA Aims To Improve Product Risk Communication Under Strategic Plan

From Medical Devices Today: Under a plan unveiled Sept. 30, FDA aims to increase its understanding of appropriate ways to communicate with the public about product risks and to streamline its product risk communication processes. The agency’s Strategic Plan for Risk Communication lays out dozens of planned actions intended to improve FDA communication strategies, with a focus on 14 over the next year (The Gray Sheet’ Sept. 28, 2009). Among FDA’s goals for the next 12 months: publish an agenda for researching the best modes of public communication; design surveys to assess public understanding of, and satisfaction with, FDA communications; and create an internal database of relevant risk communication research. The agency also says it will develop template press releases to announce regularly occurring events like recalls and will start posting pictures...