From the managing editor
September’s been a busy month for us here, as PharmaTimes competitions and awards rejoined the publications under the umbrella of PharmaTimes Media.
In an industry where there are now a number of awards competitions, the PharmaTimes events stand out in being co-run and judged by independent industry experts from within pharma and healthcare. What also differentiates these competitions is that finalists are judged on the day, not on past performance, making participation not just about winning but a unique learning process.
As Carol Parish, chair of the International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition, says: “These changes should strengthen the offering, helping us focus on making it not just a competition, but more of an opportunity to provide learning and feedback for career development.”
Indeed it’s this feedback – and the mentoring available – that Nick Rodger, co-chair of the Marketer of the Year competition, credits with his winning the competition in 2009, calling it a unique opportunity to measure your skill set against your peers.
What is certain is that this is a significant and exciting acquisition for PharmaTimes Media, and is hugely beneficial for the competitions, which will again be able to build on the reputation and wide industry reach of the magazine and online news channel.
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