Read what we've been up to recently including latest partnerships announced with medical societies and global congresess, new product launches, and news and insight from the team.
TOUCH INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EDUCATION OPENS OFFICE IN THE US
Touch Independent Medical Education (touchIME) is excited to announce the incorporation and launch of its first office in the USA (Touch Independent Medical Education USA LLC).
We’re Officially a Great Place to Work for Women™ (again – number 5!)
We’re proud to announce that Touch has been recognised as a Great Place to Work® for women (GPTW) for the second year running – number 5 in the medium-sized company category!
NEW Partnership with European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
We're excited to now be partners with the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS) with 3 of our therapy areas: touchCARDIO, touchNEUROLOGY and touchRESPIRATORY
NEW Partnership with World Vaccine Congress (WVC)
We've just partnered with The World Vaccine Congress, an award-winning series of conferences and exhibitions that have grown to become the largest and most established vaccine meetings of their kind across the globe. A Vaccine Meeting That’s Changing The Industry
Touch recognised as a Great Place to Work for 2nd year running
Touch Medical Media has had a remarkable year of success, achieving several certifications in recognition of the company's efforts in creating an outstanding workplace for its employees.
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Asthma is a heterogeneous disease
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Living with asthma when you talk for a living!
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: The importance of a precise diagnosis for people living with severe asthma
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Living with asthma when you talk for a living!
NEW Partnership with National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) for touchIMMUNOLOGY, the only UK patient organisation supporting those affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) as well as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).
NEW Partnership with International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
touchENDOCRINOLOGY is delighted to announce a new partnership with International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).
Uniting to end the TB epidemic: World TB Day 2023
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed annually on 24 March to raise awareness about tuberculosis and to commemorate the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium (M.tb) by Dr Robert Koch in 1882. It aims to educate people about the impact of TB on public health, and encourage governments and organizations to take action towards ending the TB epidemic.
NEW Partnership with Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)
touchNEUROLOGY is proud to announce a new partnership with Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), the global voice on dementia and the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world.
Shining a Light on Glaucoma Week: Leading Expert Q&A
It is World Glaucoma Week this week (12 March 2023), aiming to raise awareness of this condition. It is estimated that around 80 million people have glaucoma worldwide.
We’re Officially Great Place to Work-Certified™ (Again!)
After sending our first survey to employees, we received excellent results and feedback, far above the industry average. The GPW team informed us that achieving Certified™ status following your first survey is a highly unusual feat.
Rare Disease Day 2023: Raising Awareness
This 28 February, we are proud to support our society partner, The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and #RareDiseaseDay by shining a spotlight on some of the challenges faced by those living with and managing rare diseases.
It’s official: we’re one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing!
We are proud to announce that we’ve officially earned our third Great Place to Work® (GPW) award – this time as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing (2023).
NEW Partnership with World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations (WAPO)
touchENDOCRINOLOGY announces a new partnership with the World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations (WAPO). The World Alliance of Pituitary Organizations (WAPO) is a self-governed non-profit organization created in order to unite the international pituitary patient community to push for optimal treatment and care for all patients with pituitary and related conditions worldwide.
World Cancer Day 2023: Unite voices and take action
Here at Touch Medical Media, we are supporting World Cancer Day in the second year of the three-year campaign called ‘Close the Care Gap’. In 2022, the theme was all about ‘Realizing the problem’. This year, the focus is on ‘Uniting our voices and taking action’.
NEW Partnership with World Congress of Dermatology (WCD)
touchIMMUNOLOGY announces a new partnership with the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), which is one of the largest international dermatological conferences.
World AIDS Day 2022: Time to Equalize
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges. Since the identification of the virus's causal link to AIDS in 1984, the epidemic has claimed over 40 million lives through AIDS-related illnesses.
Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week 2022: Making IBD visible
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – a long-term inflammation of the gut that affects men and women.
International Men’s Day: Focusing on Men’s Health
International Men's Day is an important day to consider men's mental and physical health. It is a day to recognize how some health conditions can affect men and to raise awareness around some of the unique challenges men may face.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: The importance of antimicrobial stewardship
touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES avidly supports World Antimicrobial Resistance Week’s campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of AMR and encourage best practices to reduce its spread.
World Diabetes Day 2022
touchIMMUNOLOGY and touchENDOCRINOLOGY support World Diabetes Day and its mission to raise awareness of the dangers of diabetes, the preventative ways we can seek to avoid it, and the ever-growing research and treatments that need funding to change more lives.
touchIME launches its first citable outcomes publication
We are delighted to announce that touchIME has reached a significant milestone – our first citable publication describing the impact of our education.
Respiratory Care Week 2022: More breathing room
touchRESPIRATORY supports Respiratory Care Week and its aim to spread greater awareness of respiratory diseases and the available care, and to recognise the specialists who make that care possible.
touchONCOLOGY Official Video Partner at the European Cancer Summit 2022
touchONCOLOGY is delighted to be the Official Video Partner for the 2022 European Cancer Summit
World Psoriasis Day: Not Just A Skin Condition
touchIMMUNOLOGY supports World Psoriasis Day and its mission to raise awareness of how the potential comorbidities of psoriasis can affect an individual's life, dispel misconceptions and empower governments to offer greater treatment access.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Wear it Pink
touchONCOLOGY supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its global effort to educate more people on the symptoms and treatments available for breast cancer.
touchIMMUNOLOGY announces a new partnership with United European Gastroenterology (UEG)
touchIMMUNOLOGY is delighted to announce a new partnership with the United European Gastroenterology (UEG)
World Gynaecologic Oncology Day: #GOfor Action
touchONCOLOGY supports World Gynaecologic Oncology Day and its global effort to educate more people on the symptoms and treatments available for all gynaecological cancers.
Migraine Awareness Week 2022: More than headache
touchNEUROLOGY supports Migraine Awareness Week and its campaign to raise awareness for people living with migraines, their families and friends and to support fundraising for new treatments.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week: Fact or Fiction
touchIMMUNOLOGY supports Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (RAAW) and its global goal to find better treatments and improve the lives of people with RA.
Blood Cancer Awareness Month: This Is Blood Cancer
touchONCOLOGY supports Blood Cancer Awareness Month and its global effort to educate more people on the symptoms and treatments available for blood cancer.
Introducing touchSCIENTIA: Training for Excellence
We’re proud to announce the launch of touchSCIENTIA, a one-year training scheme uniquely designed for aspiring Medical Writers who want to start their careers in Independent Medical Education (IME) – an exciting opportunity to focus on IME from the outset!
Touch’s Heart Beats Stronger: Heart International Secures PubMed Indexing
touchCARDIO’s journal, Heart International, secures PubMed indexing.
World Lung Cancer Day 2022: Awareness to breathe easier
touchONCOLOGY and touchRESPIRATORY support World Lung Cancer Day and aim to spread greater awareness about this common and fatal cancer.
Sarcoma Awareness Month 2022: The ‘Forgotten Cancer’
touchONCOLOGY supports Sarcoma Awareness Month and aims to deliver greater awareness about this rare and deadly form of cancer.
What is IME?
Have you ever wondered what Independent Medical Education (IME) is all about and how it works? Our Chief Scientific Officer, Alison Scott explains the key points…
Pride Month 2022: A Touch of Pride
Pride June 2022 marks 50 years of Pride, making this year’s celebration of the global LGBTQ+ community a noteworthy milestone.
International NASH Day: Stop NASH Now
touchENDOCRINOLOGY supports International NASH Day and its campaign message that we can ‘Stop NASH Now’.
World Allergy Week: Breathe Better
touchRESPIRATORY supports World Allergy Week with its goal to bring greater awareness to patients and clinicians on the connections between asthma and allergies.
Cataract Awareness Month: The present is bright
touchOPHTHALMOLOGY supports Cataract Awareness Month and its campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms and treatments available for cataract sufferers.
World Heart Rhythm Week: Get to the HEART of the matter
touchCARDIO supports World Heart Rhythm Week and its campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms and treatments of arrhythmia.
World MS Day: Never give up
touchNEUROLOGY supports World MS Day and its campaign to raise awareness for people living with MS, their families, friends and carers, and to support fundraising for new treatments.
Announcing our new partnership with TSC Alliance
touchNEUROLOGY announces a new partnership with the TSC Alliance
ECND22: Celebrating cancer nurses in Europe
touchONCOLOGY supports European Cancer Nursing Day and its campaign to raise awareness around crucial issues cancer nurses and their patients face.
Announcing our new partnership with UCARE/GA2LEN!
touchRESPIRATORY and touchIMMUNOLOGY announces a new partnership with Urticaria Centers of Reference and Excellence (UCARE) and Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA²LEN)
How we’re tackling energy in a remote working world
The ‘Work From Home’ boom may have ushered in a work/life balance at hitherto unheard speed, but the benefits trailing its shockwave have left a vast imprint – and that includes energy usage.
New Partnership with American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) - for touchENDOCRINOLOGY, touchONCOLOGY and touchINFECTIOUSDISEASES.
Arthritis Awareness Month: Moving towards change
Joint disease is one of the most common causes of pain, disability and work impairment, affecting an estimated 350 million people worldwide. Arthritis exists in over 100 different forms, though rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the most common.
World Parkinson’s Day
touchNEUROLOGY is an enthusiastic supporter of World Parkinson’s Day and its goal to help discover more, better treatments and eventually that holy grail: a cure.
New Partnership with The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
touchCARDIO is delighted to announce a new partnership with The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)
World Glaucoma Week 2022: “The World is Bright, Save Your Sight”
A global initiative set up by the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), World Glaucoma Week (6–12 March) aims to bring together healthcare professionals, eye care providers, patients, and the public to foster awareness, encourage dialogue and improve glaucoma care worldwide.
World Sleep Day 2022: Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.
World Sleep Day (WSD) is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep. The focus of WSD is to bring cognizance to the many burdens of sleep problems, as well as the importance of healthy sleep.
International Women's Day: Perspectives from Prominent Women in Leadership
It was an honour to speak to so many prominent women in leadership roles in medicine.
We're celebrating International Women's Day 2022
Touch Medical Media celebrates International Women's Day 2022
Employee Spotlight - Food Waste Blog - Charis Coleman
As we look forward to the second UK Food Waste Action Week taking place 7-13 March 2022 Charis Coleman is here to tell us about why she feels passionately about the food waste movement.
World Obesity Day 2022: "Everybody Needs to Act"
The World Obesity Federation, in collaboration with global members, uses World Obesity Day as a way to raise awareness and call for action at a local, national and global level.
Rare Disease Day: 28th February 2022
Here at Touch Medical Media, we are supporting Rare Disease Day (28 February 2022) to shine a light on the experiences of people living with rare diseases, to improve awareness, encourage early diagnosis and tailored care.
New partnership with the World Stroke Congress
touchNEUROLOGY is delighted to announce a new partnership with the World Stroke Congress - 14th World Stroke Congress in Singapore from 26-29 October 2022.
New partnership with National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Touch Medical Media are delighted to announce a new partnership with National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Mapping patient pathways with a focus on patient-centricity: the role of medical education
In case you missed this month's edition of PME (Pharmaceutical Market Europe) featuring our very own David Noble (COO of Touch) writing on touchMDT: our ground-breaking education activity which takes a multidisciplinary team approach to diagnosis, treatment & referral.
Rare Disease Day: 28th February 2022
Following the successes from the recent World Aids Day and World Menopause Day campaigns, a collaborative team made up from departments across Touch Medical Media are working together to launch a campaign around Rare Disease Day on 28th February 2022.
World Cancer Day 2022 – “Closing the Care Gap”
World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February 2022. This initiative unites communities worldwide to raise awareness and promote education about cancer, prompting governments to take action against the disease. This year’s theme is “closing the gap”, which highlights the fact that half of the world’s population are unable to access essential health services. Health inequities (as opposed to inequalities, which refers to the uneven distribution of resources) can result from disparities in income and education, geographical location, and from discrimination based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability and lifestyle. Many equity gaps exist around the world, even in high-income countries. However, a number of recent initiatives offer hope to vulnerable individuals. Innovative ideas, such as new partnerships for delivering better screening systems and the use of digital technologies, can help to close the equity gap.
2021 Year in Review
As we get stuck into 2022, we wanted to take one last look back at the success we had in 2021, saying a huge ‘thank-you’ to all our supporters, clients, faculty and partners for really making our 2021 a fantastic year - admittedly with its own unique challenges!
Join us for World AIDS day!
Leading experts from around the world and discuss their perspectives with touchINFECTIOUS DISEASES
Video Partner at the Hybrid European Cancer Summit 2021
touchONCOLOGY is delighted to have been named the official Video Partner for European Cancer Summit 2021.
Supporting World Menopause Day
The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.
A-A Heart Rhythm Congress 2021
touchCARDIO IS delighted to be a part of the annual A-A Heart Rhythm Congress 2021
Announcing our new partnership with AACVPR
touchRESPIRATORY and touchCARDIO announces a new partnership with American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
New Partnership with EUFOREA
Touch Medical Media is delighted to be partnering with European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway Diseases (EUFOREA)
Proud to celebrate PRIDE
At Touch Medical Media, diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the core of who we are.
Stand at the forefront of medical education. Join us, we're hiring!
Find out more about the recruitment opportunities across the Touch Medical Media Group.
New Partnership with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
touchCARDIO announces a new partnership with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.
touchIME outcomes achieve ‘Best in Class’ recognition
touchIME is proud to have been awarded a Best in Class Outcomes Award by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP).
MedComms in 2021
2021 marks a decade since annual MedComms Day began to celebrate all things MedComms, giving an insight into Medical Communications companies and people all over the world. We asked Head of Audience Outreach, Joel Turner, some questions about why medcomms matters and what the future holds.
New European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Partnership
Touch Medical Media are delighted to be partnering with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
European Parkinson's Disease Association (EPDA) Sleep Campaign - touchNEUROLOGY Support
touchNEUROLOGY have a long standing partnership with the EPDA and we have been delighted to help support the EPDA's 2021 Sleep Campaign.
European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Video Partnership with touchNEUROLOGY 2021
touchNEUROLOGY, the leading neurology website published by Touch Medical Media, are delighted to be partnering with European Academy of Neurology (EAN) again in 2021 as the virtual video partner for the forthcoming 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, June 19-22.
Opinion | Sustainability in a new world of remote working
Alex Noble, Outcome Analyst for Touch Medical Media looks at how we might maintaining an impactful commitment to climate and carbon action during COVID-19 and beyond.
Opinion | Mental health awareness in the workplace
As the world of work changes in unprecedented ways, with millions of people suddenly being forced into working from home when they least expected it, Barney Kent CEO of Touch Medical Media takes a look at the importance of mental health awareness in the workplace.
Announcing a new partnership with European Academy of Neurology
We’re delighted to announce an extension of our partnership with European Academy of Neurology (EAN), which will see touchNEUROLOGY, the leading neurology website published by Touch Medical Media, become official video partner for the upcoming congress.
Opinion | Has the pandemic ushered in a new age of co-operation?
David Noble, Chief Operating Officer at TMM, continues to offer his thoughts on medical education and how the pandemic may have ushered in a new age of co-operation.
Opinion | COVID-19 in patients with comorbidities
Alison Scott, Principal Medical Director at Touch Medical Media, explains how the Touch faculty are contributing to research on the impact of COVID-19, specifically in patients with comorbidities.
Opinion | COVID-19 and Educating HCP's virtually
Continuing the response to COVID-19 from Touch Medical Media, Chief Operating Officer David Noble explains how HCPs can still benefit from virtual education.
Opinion | Virtual Congresses and COVID-19
Chief Operating Officer, David Noble explains how Touch Medical Media is using technology to respond to COVID-19 to maintain the flow of important medical education during a serious global challenge.
International Women's Day 2020
On Sunday 8 March, the world celebrated IWD2020 - which this year aims to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
touchIME in China
Our first programmes to engage Chinese oncologists have just gone live, and we couldn’t be more excited. Our approach, partnering with subject matter experts to ensure strategic targeting and translated content, has meant that we’ve been able to widen access to the market for our supporters. To find out more, please contact us.
touchONCOLOGY joins ECCO 2019 as official video partner
We were delighted to attend ECCO’s 2019 European Cancer Summit in Brussels, Belgium, as ‘official video partner’, bringing video conference highlights to our audience of oncologists, and their 40,000 members.
touchCARDIO Journals Become the Official Journals of Arrhythmia Alliance and C3
We’re incredibly proud of our relationships with our society partners, and are delighted to announce that Heart International is now the official journal of C3. Closer to home, we can share that the Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) have agreed that the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology will be the official journal of the Arrhythmia Alliance, with touchCARDIO becoming the 'Official Video Production Partner' for the Arrhythmia Alliance. We’re delighted to work more closely with these key partners for touchCARDIO as our offering goes from strength to strength.