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Designing and Running a Scientific Symposium
A comprehensive project-management approach to deliver an effective symposium
Sponsored symposia are an extremely effective tool to communicate novelties and news on the company’s products and therapeutic areas.
People refer to them as a research symposium, a science symposium, a scientific symposium, a medical symposium, a biomedical symposium or a sponsored symposium.
Symposia are an integral part of the communication strategy and many resources - both in terms of time and of economic output - are needed to organize a successful scientific event. Companies know the importance of organising a successful scientific symposium. Thus, it is crucial to maximising the outcome belonging to investments on any sponsored symposium.
The objective of this workshop is the design, organization, running, and evaluation of a scientific symposium: The estimation of the needed time and budget ensuring their availability when needed, the management and effective use of resources will be shared and simulated, applying the best practices.
The identification of scientifically important topics and the most appropriate speakers ensuring ethical and lawsuit standards will be revised, too.
Any aspect to successfully face challenges related to sponsored symposium planning and execution will be revised and discussed with an “on-the-job” approach. The best practices to prioritise and navigate through the actions needed to organize a successful scientific symposium will be shared and experienced. The methods to evaluate attendees’ outcomes and the success of the medical symposium will be identified and practiced.
Workshop: Baseline Questionnaire
- What is communication
- Addressing communication’s needs
- Identifying communication gaps
- Symposia planning
- Symposium(a) objective(s)
Symposia project management
- Granting the symposium
- Needs assessment
- Roles and responsibilities
- Learning objectives
- Establish outcomes & measures
- Finding the funder
- Identifying resources
- Regulatory, legal and ethical requirements
Assess the expectations
- Expand attendee’s audience
- Increase attendee’s interest
- Measure identified gaps (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Obtain & assess outcomes
Resources that reinforce learning
Workshop: Turning theory into practice
The course will be in Italian
Andrea has a degree in Biology from Florence University. After a brief spell at the University, he started working in the Italian Affiliate of Eli Lilly as a Clinical Research Associate. In the years that followed he was responsible for Statistics, Health Outcomes and Medical Information. Andrea has been working as Medical Writer since 2003 beginning in Italy and, then, becoming responsible of worldwide scientific affairs in a biosimilar company based in Switzerland.
He is author of more than 350 disclosures and acknowledged for his contribution in several others. From 2007 to 2009 he was on the coordination board of BIAS (Biometristi Italiani Associati) and has been a European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) member since 2004. Andrea acts as trainer for statistics and medical writing in some Italian schools for specialisation in medicine and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.
Andrea leads workshops for and is past-president and ambassador of EMWA.
All company figures involved in the planning, development, execution and reporting of research symposium.
Participants should be aware of the basic scientific, ethical and legal principles governing a scientific symposium and the regulations to be used for its approval.
Interactive workshop with on-train exercises and application to participant’s daily activities.
Via Masaccio 19
20149 – Milano
Melia Milano is perfectly located in the most dynamic and fastest-growing district in Milan, a short walk from CityLife, a new architectural project with a shopping centre and urban garden. The historical city centre of Milan is just 15 minutes away using the nearby subway.
2 minutes walking from the metro station Lotto (M1 red line or M5 violet line)
Milan Linate airport, 12 km from Hotel Melià, is the most closest airport to the city and can be easily reached by car, bus or train
Central Station 6 km, Cadorna Station 3,5 km, Garibaldi Station 4 km
Garage Masaccio (30 mt), Garage Lotto (350 mt), Parcheggio San Siro (300 mt)
In addition to the hotel venue here is some recommended hotels for accommodation in the nearby:
Hotel Oro Blu (at 230 mt)
Hotel Portello (at 450 mt)
Hotel Montebianco (at 270 mt)
Ristorante Pizzeria La Primula, Via Spagnoletto, 19 (11 minutes by walking). Or, in 15 minutes by metro you can reach the historic city center (“Duomo” metro stop) with various restaurants.
At your arrival you will find our Staff at the Welcome Desk to greet and make you feel welcome and as comfortable as possible, providing direction and all information about the meeting, seating, refreshments.
Coffee breaks and lunch will provide a pleasant moment of refreshment. Special care about the food quality, in particular to your dietary needs or preferences, from menus of local products and flavors to vegetarian dishes.
Limited number of participants to encourage networking and discussion.
All our training facilities are safe, healthy, comfortable, aesthetically-pleasing, and accessible. They are able to accommodate the specific space and equipment needs of the training program.
Depending on the seating configuration, the room may accommodate lecture-style instruction or encourage interaction in the form of roundtable discussions. Equipped for audio/visual, Free Wi-Fi to allow everyone to connect with just one click, electric sockets.
All the information necessary for learning during the course is provided. It is recommended to bring your PC to take notes (even directly on the slides provided in PDF format). The environment is important to us and that's why we try to make this meeting an experience of environmental sustainability.
Early Bird: € 1.315,00* (until 21 May 2020)
Ordinary: € 1.545,00*
Freelance - Academy - Public Administration**: € 715,00*
* for Italian companies: +22% VAT
** Early Bird discount not applicable to Freelance - Academy - Public Administration fee
The fee includes: tuitions, teaching materials, lunches and coffee breaks, organizational office assistance, attendance certificate.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
At the end of the training, you will be able to
Use the instruments needed to have a scientific symposium improving the company’s communication strategy
Understand what the requirements to organise a communication-effective symposium are
Evaluate, ensure and manage the resources needed to effectively organise and evaluate a medical symposium