Are face-to-face medical meetings a thing of the past?

The industry went online as a result of COVID-19. But is this change here to stay? Are the days of queuing for coffee, rushing to symposiums, and the glitzy conference dinner a thing of the past? International reach Online learning makes medical education more accessible but presents challenges in terms of [...]

Digital passports – could they help life return to normal?

While restrictions on travel could prevent coronavirus transmission in the short term, digital passports showing COVID-negative and vaccination status may help reopen airports and other badly hit areas of the economy. In the longer term, the government hopes that digital passports that give a reliable indication of a person’s COVID-negative [...]

Virtual, online and hybrid medical meetings are here to stay.

Expect to see a virtual component even when in-person medical meetings resume. If you didn’t fall in love with virtual medical meetings in 2020, let’s just say you’re not alone. They came with their fair share of downsides, including the smaller volume of presented data and the lack of face-to-face [...]

A collaborative approach to greater diversity in clinical trials

The need for diversity in clinical trial populations has been a topic of discussion across regulators and the industry in general for decades. Despite the introduction of US policies, beginning with the 1993 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act which called for the inclusion of more women and communities of colour in clinical [...]