Written by Jon Viney, Scientific Team Lead on Monday 5th February 2024
In late January 2024, a large team from OPEN Health met in London for the ISMPP EU 2024 meeting. The theme was “Innovation: The New Tradition” and sessions explored current and future challenges/opportunities in medical communications and publications in three tracks: innovation, collaboration, and evaluation. The meeting featured plenary talks, member-led roundtable sessions, poster and oral presentations, as well as interactive “sprint” workshops to discuss challenges and their potential solutions.
OPEN Health’s key take-home messages from the meeting included the use of artificial intelligence (AI), the importance of patient engagement, and measuring success in publications.
The use of AI
The importance of patient engagement
Measuring success in publications
The meeting saw the publication of the Accurate Consensus Reporting Document (ACCORD) checklist, the first reporting guidelines applicable to all studies that use consensus methods. Presenting the checklist, Niall Harrison, Senior Scientific Director at OPEN Health and Co-Chair of the ACCORD Steering Committee, highlighted that improved reporting of consensus methods has the potential to enhance the trust and confidence of readers in the recommendations made by consensus panels. In a separate poster presentation, which won the “Best Original Research” award, the ACCORD Steering Committee presented a pilot study showing that users found the checklist easy to understand and easy to use. The full checklist has been published in PLoS Medicine.
The OPEN Health team was also proud to lead four roundtable sessions:
Overall, ISMPP EU 2024 was a valuable meeting, highlighting the potential for the future use of AI within the publication industry and some of the advances made in publication planning and delivery, while also providing opportunities for best practice sharing and discussion.
We look forward to seeing you at the ISMPP US 2024 meeting!
- The OPEN Health team
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