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Mar 22, 2021 9:50 AM - Mar 24, 2021 2:30 PM

(Eastern Standard Time)

Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum

Session 7 Track 2: Empowerment: Developing and Retaining Writers Globally

Session Chair(s)

Dan  Benau, PhD

Dan Benau, PhD

Director, Biomedical Writing Programs

University of the Sciences, United States

During the great early 90s writer bolus, companies trained junior writers in house and lost them to enticements from other firms. As these writers age out through retirement, companies are again faced with the expense of training and developing new and less experienced hires. This session will describe thoughts on best practices for maximizing return on this investment.

Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Differentiate between training and developing junior writers
  • Appraise development methods that will help retain newly developing talent
  • Plan for maintaining organizational quality through experiential learning and mentoring


Mirela  Niculita, MD, MSc


Mirela Niculita, MD, MSc

Synchrogenix, A Certara Company, Canada

Sr. Regulatory Services Manager

Tatyana  Wanderer, PhD


Tatyana Wanderer, PhD

Syros Pharmaceuticals, United States

Senior Director of Medical Writing

Nicola  Haycock


Nicola Haycock

PRA Health Sciences, United Kingdom

Manager, Medical Writing

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