Medical Writing Artificial intelligence and Digital Health Lingua Franca and Beyond

Volume 28, Issue 4 - Artificial intelligence and Digital Health

Lingua Franca and Beyond


A real-life experience with predatory journals: Are we smart enough to avoid them? I would like to start with “once upon a time, there was a medical writing agency…” but no, it is not a good start; unfortunately, it has all happened quite recently.

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Table of Contents
Artificial intelligence and digital health
President's Message
Medical writing in the era of artificial intelligence
Blockchain in healthcare, research, and scientific publishing
Embracing a new friendship: Artificial intelligence and medical writers
Drug development and medical writing in the digital world
Intelligent use of artificial intelligence for systematic reviews of medical devices
What medical writers need to know about regulatory approval of mobile health and digital healthcare devices
Digitalisation in long-term care: An issue for medical writers?
An introduction to medical affairs for medical writers
A primer on anonymisation
Sound, microphone, action: Podcasts for medical writers
Regulatory Matters
News from the EMA
Lingua Franca and Beyond
In the Bookstores
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Medical Devices
Veterinary Medical Writing
Teaching Medical Writing
Journal Watch
Medical Communications and Writing for Patients
Good Writing Practice
Out on Our Own
Upcoming issues of Medical Writing

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Gained in Translation

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Getting Your Foot in the Door

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Good Writing Practice

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In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

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Manuscript Writing

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Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

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Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

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Phil Leventhal

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