Thought leadership that breaks from convention

The MedThink SciCom team consists of active thought leaders in the scientific communication community. We conduct and publish our own research, and we’re vocal contributors to the ongoing discussion on transforming scientific exchange.

Our published and presented work

Insight Generation

Parker T, Matheis RJ.

Change as the only constant: how will the role of medical communication professionals evolve by 2025?

The MAP Newsletter. https://ismpp-newsletter.com/2021/01/19/change-as-the-only-constant-how-will-the-role-of-medical-communication-professionals-evolve-by-2025. Published January 19, 2021.

MedThink SciCom, Making Ideas Visible.

The future of medical communications: a visual journey

Video presented at: 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; June 16-18, 2020; Virtual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kKT-VXewkI

Lewis J, Parker T, Stanek T, Palmisano S.

Dissent from the mundane: an analysis of nonconformist publications

Poster presented at: 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 15-17, 2019; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Schreiber H, Parker T.

Leveraging external insights in publication planning

The MAP Newsletter. http://ismpp-newsletter.com/2017/11/15/leveraging-external-insights-in-publication-planning Published November 15, 2017.

Leon E, Slager RE, Miller A, Palmisano S.

Perceptions of digital resources at scientific congresses among dermatologists and oncologists

Poster presented at: 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 27-29, 2015; Arlington, VA.

Parker T, Miller A, Truman K, Hudson J, Taylor S.

Preferences and practices of physicians in consumption of medical literature

Poster presented at: 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 7-9, 2014; Arlington, VA.

Robinson K, Parker T, Palmisano S.

Twitter hashtag usage at medical conferences: growing by flocks

Poster presented at: 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 29-May 1, 2013; Baltimore, MD. Awarded “Best in Visual Communication”

Leading-edge media utilization: leveraging social media in medical communications

Presented at: The International Publication Planning Association’s 2012 Midwest Meeting; July 23-24, 2012; Chicago, IL.

Palmisano S, Miller A, Parker T, Farmer P.

Benchmarking Twitter hashtag usage at medical conferences

Poster presented at: 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 23-25, 2012; Baltimore, MD.

Parker T, Palmisano S, Miller A.

Benchmarking Twitter usage among scientific journals

Presented at: 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 23-25, 2012; Baltimore, MD.

Strategy and Story

Rotz L.

Leveraging digital transformation to optimize organizational collaboration

Presented at: 3rd Digital Strategy & Innovation for Medical Affairs Summit; February 23-25, 2021; Virtual.

Shanthanelson M, Rotz L, Kahn M, Patel R.

Digitally transforming your medical affairs organization: why and how to do it!

Medical Affairs Professional Society eCADEMY webinar. November 19, 2020. https://medicalaffairs.org/digitally-transforming-your-medical-affairs-organization-why-and-how-to-do-it/

Chidester G, Traut A.

Addressing regional needs in your global scientific communication platform

The MAP Newsletter. https://ismpp-newsletter.com/2020/07/21/addressing-regional-needs-in-your-global-scientific-communication-platform Published July 21, 2020.

Baver S, Stumpf J.

Thinking beyond the ordinary: optimizing medical communications for rare diseases

Presented at: 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; June 16-18, 2020; Virtual. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Shanthanelson M, Bojanic D, Chidester G.

Converting challenges into opportunities while building your scientific communication platform

Medical Affairs Professional Society eCADEMY webinar. May 22, 2020 https://medicalaffairs.org/demand/converting-challenges-into-opportunities-while-building-your-scientific-communication-platform

Chidester G, Kistler JL, Scott B, Gaddie KJ.

Scientific communication platforms: highlighting current best practices

The MAP Newsletter. https://ismpp-newsletter.com/2019/10/30/scientific-communication-platforms-highlighting-current-best-practices. Published October 30, 2019.

Scientific communication platforms: best practices for medical affairs standards and guidance

Medical Affairs Professional Society. Published May 9, 2019.

Chidester G, Gaddie K, Kistler J.

Scientific communication platforms 301: moving beyond development and basic implementation

Presented at: 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 15-17, 2019; National Harbor, MD.

Matheis RJ, Parker T, Morgan J, et al.

Scientific communication platforms—best practices for medical affairs

Medical Affairs Professional Society. https://medicalaffairs.org/scientific-platforms-standards-and-guidance. Published April 2, 2019.

Matheis RJ, Parker T.

Scientific communication platforms: putting best practices into action

Presented at: Medical Affairs Professional Society 2019 Annual Meeting; March 10-12, 2019; New Orleans, LA.

Burd G, Parker T.

Scientific platforms: lead them, live them, love them!

Presented at: 1st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals West; October 11-12, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Kistler J, Parker T, Vang N.

Scientific platforms 201: successful implementation of a scientific communication platform

Presented at: 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 30-May 2, 2018; National Harbor, MD.

Shanthanelson M, Chari D.

Your scientific communication platform has been built. So now what?

Presented at: Medical Affairs Professional Society 2018 Annual Meeting; February 25-27, 2018; Miami, FL. Posted with permission from MAPS. Copyright © MAPS. PDF link to presentation

Parker T, Miller A, Palmisano S.

Scientific platforms 101: a foundation for consistent medical communications

The MAP Newsletter. http://ismpp-newsletter.com/2016/08/22/scientific-platforms-101-a-foundation-for-consistent-medical-communications. Published August 22, 2016.

Scientific platform development: bringing the lexicon to life

Presented at: 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 11-13, 2016; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Chari D, Bhagat A, Volkman TC, Miller A, Stumpf JD, Wood DJ.

Utility of a scientific communications tool kit to promote best practices

Poster presented at: 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 11-13, 2016; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Data Dissemination

Parker T, Overton A, Passador L.

Visual communication: creating visuals that transmit faster and hit harder

Presented at: 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals West; October 1-2, 2020; Virtual.

D’Souza J, Meaux S, Overton A, Parker T, Soldavin K.

ISMPP U: visual medical communications

International Society for Medical Publication Professionals webinar. January 29, 2020. https://ismpp.memberclicks.net/ismpp-u---january-2020

Mackey T, Truman K.

Introduction to and the potential impact of blockchain and artificial intelligence in scientific research and medical publications

Presented at: 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals West; November 14-15, 2019; San Diego, CA.

Chari D, Ghith J, Truman K.

How can artificial intelligence be utilized in publications?

Presented at: 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 15-17, 2019; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Palmisano S, Truman K, Parker T.

Attention analysis simulation of scientific posters aligns authors’ intent with viewers’ focus

Presented at: 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 30-May 2, 2018; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Parker T, Hutchinson A.

Publication trends for case series and case reports in oncology

Poster presented at: 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; May 1-3, 2017; National Harbor, MD. Posted with permission from ISMPP. Copyright © ISMPP. PDF link to presentation

Palmisano S, Medlen L, Truman K.

Characteristics of attendees that define ISMPP annual meeting attendance

Poster presented at: 11th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 27-29, 2015; Arlington, VA.

Bennett ME, Palmisano S, Truman K, Lawrence C, Farmer P.

Perceptions of CMPP™ certification among certified and noncertified ISMPP members

Poster presented at: 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 7-9, 2014; Arlington, VA.

Rivera C, Truman K, Parker T, Palmisano S.

Trends in new drug approvals and clinical trial publications over a 2-decade interval

Poster presented at: 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 7-9, 2014; Arlington, VA.

Gee J, Slager R, Parker T, Palmisano S.

Trends in clinical trial publication in open-access journals

Poster presented at: 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals; April 29-May 1, 2013; Baltimore, MD.

The medical writer debate: acceptable use vs ghost writing

Presented at: Annual Medical Communications and Dissemination of Scientific Information Conference of Q1 Productions; January 30-31, 2012; Boston, MA.

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