May has been as busy as ever for Cogora: The Agency, with several members attending congresses and projects continuing to progress.

Cogora: The Agency

The European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) congress went well despite there being a last-minute speaker cancellation. The team pulled together a video recording and seamlessly wove it into the presentation, making it look like it was planned that way all along. There was standing room only at both congresses, with 800 attendees at the main symposium and 300 at a smaller one. The team are now preparing to support the same client at the 21st Congress of the European Neuroendocrine Association (ENEA) in September, which will take place in Seville.

A project supporting a lecture tour has left the planning stage and the team are in the process of developing individualised slide decks to support the needs of each target area. These are planned for delivery at the end of June and the start of July – the timelines have been tight, but the team is adapting processes to ensure that things run smoothly.

A survey that was undertaken on vascular access management in the medical oncology setting is now complete and the initial analysis has been done. A more comprehensive analysis is being undertaken, which will be discussed with relevant key opinion leaders (KOLs) with the aim to develop a manuscript for publication from the findings.

An interactive care pathway designed to support the launch of a drug in the field of gastroenterology is still in progress and is in the technical development stage. A leave piece intended to direct HCPs to the pathway and provide an overview of the medication is also in development in conjunction with the care pathway.

A member of The Agency attended the 34th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Barcelona and they are now in the process of developing summaries of several key presentations and strategic insights for the client which will be used for internal distribution and brainstorming.

A dossier containing key information about a technique for breast biopsy is under development. The dossier is a collection of key information on the value of vacuum-assisted breast biopsies and vacuum-assisted excision against the more invasive surgical option and less effective core needle biopsy method. There are nearly 80 references and balancing the desired messaging with scientific accuracy is very challenging. The next steps are getting the latest version designed and sent to KOLs for review and reviewed by BDs internal medical reviewer. 

The team have been working to develop a handbook that GPs and nurses can use to understand menopause and the role they can play in ensuring patient access to appropriate treatment. The designed document is now in medical review and the final product will be shared online via Pulse and Nursing in Practice.

Check out what the team were up to in April for more examples of how Cogora: The Agency delivers consistent value for its clients. For more information, please contact us.