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European ISMPP 2018

Thank you so much to ISMPP (International Society for Medical Publication Professionals) for organising another brilliant EU event for 2018. Our highlight was our own Prime Person, Neil Venn, presenting our research on, “Do authors fully utilize opportunities to share supplementary information at conferences?” #ismppeu18 #ismpp #science #publications #research

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Neil VennEuropean ISMPP 2018
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What a brilliant day meeting so many enthusiastic people

What a great event organised by Peter Llewellyn in Manchester! The field of medical communications continues to make exciting progress and we’re proud to help bring the worlds of science and creativity together for the past 20 years. Join us today and reach your potential.

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Christine McCannWhat a brilliant day meeting so many enthusiastic people

PRIME GLOBAL APPOINT NEW PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Return of the Mack

 

Prime Global is delighted to welcome the return of Christine McCann in the newly created role of People Development Director. Christine began her medical communications career at Prime Global in 2001 and now has extensive industry experience. She is re-joining the Prime Global team brimming with energy and knowledge across many therapeutic areas.

Christine commented on her new position: “I strongly believe that a well-trained, highly performing workforce is a company’s most valuable asset. Prime Global are continuing to invest in their current and future employees – they really do put People First. It’s great to be back!’

Christine’s remit will include driving our Learning and Development Programme for all employees across the Group’s five worldwide office locations. Also, in 2018 Prime Global will launch its dedicated Graduate Development Programme for entry-level writers and client services employees, providing new recruits with a thorough grounding in all aspects of the art of science communications.

Graeme Peterson, Prime Global CEO, stated:The appointment of Christine McCann as People Development Director marks the start of another exciting period in our ongoing global expansion. We are delighted to have Christine joining our team, supporting people development and enhancing performance at all levels.

With an excellent skill set and a passion to succeed, Prime Global is looking forward to Christine enhancing our brilliant people and helping them thrive in 2018 and beyond.

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Gemma SmithPRIME GLOBAL APPOINT NEW PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
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Principles and Science Behind HIV Testing

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, worldwide 40% of all people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) did not know that they had it. That’s 14 million people.

The only way to know if you have HIV is to have an HIV test.

During National HIV Testing Day, many organisations raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing. An early diagnosis can prevent further HIV transmission and allow for timely treatment. This article explores the testing methods and the development of the tests.

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Cystic Fibrosis – A Challenging Disease Scientists Fight Against

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare disease that causes damage to the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Its incidence varies across the globe. In the USA, CF affects one in every 3500 newborns, and in Europe it’s one in every 2000–3000. Does the low number of patients with CF worldwide discourage scientists from finding a cure? Let’s have a look at what’s currently known about CF as well as existing and future therapies.

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Aisleen PetersonCystic Fibrosis – A Challenging Disease Scientists Fight Against
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Rare But Not Forgotten – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common type of muscular dystrophy, which is characterised by muscle weakening and breakdown. It is a devastating disease that we still don’t fully understand, and currently there is no cure. Patients have a very limited number of therapy options. Scientists are working hard to develop new treatment therapies, but they still face many challenges.

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Aisleen PetersonRare But Not Forgotten – Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Depression – it’s time to take care of yourself

During mental health awareness month, many organisations around the world report on mental health, so that those who suffer from mental illnesses are not forgotten.

According to the World Health Organization, depression is “a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness, and poor concentration”.

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Aisleen PetersonDepression – it’s time to take care of yourself
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Prime Global Does The Great Manchester 10K Run

On Sunday 28th May, 22 of our Manchester colleagues will be representing Prime Global in the Great Manchester 10K Run.

As The Beatles famously sang, “it was 20 years ago today…” Well, not quite, but 1997 did see the establishment of Prime Global, with just one employees. Now we have over 100 people across three continents and we’re still growing. To celebrate our anniversary, we’ve set ourselves another challenge as part of our on-going programme to give something back to charities close to our hearts.

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HIV Vaccines – Insights into a Scientist’s Mind

There is currently no vaccine available that can prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Why do scientists believe that an effective and safe HIV vaccine can teach the immune system how to fight HIV? I had a closer look at their latest research of HIV vaccines.

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Aisleen PetersonHIV Vaccines – Insights into a Scientist’s Mind