7 tips to improve your Congress Posters

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Creating impactful posters for medical congresses is an art and science

These 7 best practice tips can help improve the impact of your posters. As just one example, over 600 abstracts have been accepted for the World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) in Florence this September.

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Charity Spotlights revisited

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Happy Easter. Opencity Inc. think giving a spotlight to charities is important and one way we can be socially responsible.

Here is a round-up of the charity spotlights we have featured in the last few months.

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Make or break with a project brief

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Not a revelation, however, the quality of the project brief is the fundamental predictor of whether a project succeeds or fails.

The ArjoHuntleigh featured image was a wonderful case in point. The original corporate brochure project had no defined project brief and was failing to achieve the desired output. Here we explore some elements of a good brief and the benefit it can bring to your healthcare communications projects.

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Charity Spotlight – Sport Relief

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Sport Relief is a high profile charitable fundraiser with dual aims of mobilising the British population while raising funds for those in need.

It is inspiring to see sport and entertainment as a platform for social responsibility. Join in the spectrum of activities for this year’s March 18-20 Sport Relief 2016.

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Medtech Commercialization Playbook

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The Canadian medtech market appears to be punching below its weight but new patent fillings and start-ups suggest a positive outlook.

A distinguished panel discussed what it takes to go from start-up to the first $50M in the Canadian Medical Device industry at the Commercialization Playbook event.

“Opportunity for Canada in this space is huge in growing role of medical technologies”; says Dr. Brian Courtney

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Charity Spotlight – British Lymphology Society

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The British Lymphology Society is recognized as a thriving, innovative charity helping to promote educational delivery and professional standards in lymphology.

The March 6-12 Lymphoedema Awareness Week demonstrates the importance of creating awareness of lymphoedema and work focusing on patients’ quality of life.

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Medtech – How to insights

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Here we recap on our top how-to insights for Medtech corporations

These are a round-up of the most popular healthcare posts and downloads from the last few months.

We are working on other best practice how-to guides on Advisory Boards and Congress Symposia.


With conscience

In reaction to many questions about the why of Opencity Inc. we also posted a philosophical reflection on our balance between providing healthcare services and social responsibility. The post was titled ..with conscience.

Opencity Inc. think giving a spotlight to charities is important and one way we can be socially responsible.

We recognize that many healthcare companies actively support specific charitable causes related to your commercial therapy area. Tell us which charity is important to you and that you recommend we should feature.


Hacking Health

I will be presenting core messages from the Health Outcome Models white paper at the Hacking Health Waterloo café in March.


Charity Spotlight – 360ºkids

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360ºkids surround kids in crises with care in York Region, where 300-500 youth between 13-24 years are estimated to be living in shelters or couch-surfing.

Young people spent one night out to help them begin to comprehend the homeless experience for at-risk kids.

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Value-based health care – ICHOM

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Continuing our series of posts on health outcome models and value in measuring healthcare we explore the work led by the International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM).

“The best way to avoid health care cost is not to do stuff that doesn’t work”, says Caleb Stowell, ICHOM

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