World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Antimicrobial resistance: The forgotten frontier?

  Wednesday 18 November marked the start of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020. The objective of the event is to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance across the world and to help prevent the further increase and spread of drug-resistant infections. In recognition of this, we take a look at why the often overlooked challenge of …

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Taking action against pancreatic cancer

  To mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Emily shares her experience with this devastating disease, and explains why we must all ‘Demand better’ and ‘Take it on’. Demand better Take it on Out of context, the above are simple statements. Put them into the context of recent awareness campaigns for pancreatic cancer and they mean …

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day: No Time To Wait

  Today, 19 November, marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day.   A day when people around the world work together to raise awareness of the symptoms and risks of the disease, and the urgent need for earlier detection. Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a dismal prognosis, with the disease having the lowest survival rate of all …

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Transgender Awareness Week
Transgender Awareness Week: Raising awareness of the struggles faced by transgender people

  At Porterhouse, we are proud to support Transgender Awareness Week, which runs from 13 to 19 November and ends with Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November. The aim of Transgender Awareness Week is to raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and to educate people on the prejudice, discrimination and violence that these individuals …

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Bronchiectasis
Bronchiectasis: Increasing incidence drives renewed research attention

  Ahead of this year’s virtual edition of the 4th World Bronchiectasis & Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Conference, to be held on 16–19 December 2020, Porterhouse Medical would like to highlight the increasing incidence of bronchiectasis, its economic burden and the urgent need for improved disease management. Disease characteristics and symptoms Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by abnormal …

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aicardi syndrome
Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day: Raising awareness for this rare but devastating disease

  In support of the second ever Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day, Porterhouse Medical is proud to share some vital information about the disease. Aicardi syndrome, which primarily affects females, is an extremely rare condition with an incidence of approximately 1 in 100,000 people [1]. Although the condition affects very few individuals, it is a devastating diagnosis; there is no …

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Offering the best virtual congress experience: 8 engagement enhancing tips

  Travel restrictions and social distancing have resulted in  global pharmaceutical companies having to find alternative ways to engage with with their target audiences. Transferring face-to face large congresses and smaller scale meetings to a virtual setting has quickly become a popular way to reach KOLs and HCPs, with many advantages around cost savings and …

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Not waving but drowning. Reflections on data curation in the age of information overload

‘As of October 2019 there were over 300,000 clinical studies registered worldwide, compared to just over 2,100 in the year 2000’ It’s common to hear colleagues and friends bemoan the huge number of emails, texts and other messages with which we are bombarded on a daily basis. And if you go away for a week’s …

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Sickle cell disease
A spotlight on sickle cell disease: Raising awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

  Sickle cell disease (also called sickle cell anaemia) is a devastating inherited blood disorder, and patients who have it are categorised as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19 [1]. Although it is rare, sickle cell disease is the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK [2], and there is an urgent need for increased awareness of the disease to help …

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The impact of COVID-19 on cancer care

  The COVID-19 pandemic has bought great challenges to healthcare systems globally. A World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 155 countries in the height of the pandemic reported disrupted services worldwide, ranging from the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies, to rehabilitation programmes and the management of diabetes [1]. Cancer services have also been largely disrupted by the COVID-19 …

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Embracing Diversity

Why diversity matters now more than ever…and how to put it into practice When I began my career as a sales rep in the pharma it was rare to see either women or BAME (British, Black, Asian and minority ethnic) reps in the industry, and even rarer to see them in leadership positions. As a …

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World Mental Health Day: Mental health for all

  At Porterhouse Medical Group, as a busy insight-led healthcare communications group, we recognise the importance of mental health and that mental health issues are a normal part of life – possibly more so during the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We, therefore, take regular steps to safeguard the mental wellbeing of our valued team …

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