The Art of Communication

“An essential day in my calendar”, “engaging and well curated program”, “a ripper of a day – beautifully organised and conceived”, “loved the content”, “thanks for this great event that supports our profession” was the feedback we received from participants of our second annual BioMedVic Communications Professionals Forum.

The highly successful event held on Friday 28th of April attracted media, communications and engagement professionals from a diverse range of organisations involved in the health and medical research sector. Participants learnt about branding and rebranding, designing infographics on a shoestring, communicating within complex organisations, different ways of measuring success in communications, communications in a crisis and public engagement. The day ended with a spirited discussion about how to communicate evidence in the age of fake news with panellists from Fairfax, IFL Science and The Conversation, among others. The discussion continued over networking drinks and nibbles.

BioMedVic is glad to support and run this event which is the only professional development forum designed specifically by and for communications professionals working in Victoria’s health and medical research sector. The delivery of essential professional development is part of our commitment to building workforce capability within our member organisations and others across the sector.

With attendees asking for “more of the same please”, we can’t wait for next year either!