Join us in conversation with Jade Parker, Senior Editor at Oncology Central just a few days before the kick-off of the annual ESMO Congress (20-24 October in Madrid). As the second in a series of “Meet the Journalist” sessions spanning science, medical and pharmaceutical industry reporting, Jade will join Carolyn Armstrong, Associate Director at AXON Communications to explore topics such as life as a medical journalist, personal interests, tips for pitching news stories during busy congresses, predictions for hot topics for ESMO 2023 and more!
Hosted at AXON Communications’, riverside offices, you’ll have the opportunity to put your own questions to Jade, soft-sound stories for ESMO, as well as network with fellow attendees during the post-session drinks reception.
The main meeting will take place 5:00-6:00pm.
With arrival from 4:30pm, followed by drinks and networking opportunities after the session, concluding at 7:30pm.
- 5.00pm: Welcome
- 5.05pm: Interview-style session with Jade Parker, to include:
- Life as a medical journalist – insights from Jade’s career, key learnings, and topics of personal interest.
- Best practices for working with media and pitching stories during busy congresses.
- Predictions of hot topics for this year’s ESMO Congress.
- 5.45pm – Q&A – followed by drinks and further networking opportunities
- 7.30pm – Session close
Biography: Jade Parker
Jade is a medical journalist, specialising in oncology and artificial intelligence. She is currently a Senior Editor at Future Science Group where she works on the editorial, commercial and marketing strategies for prominent digital content hubs. These content hubs provide a platform to unite a global network of stakeholders by providing an array of educational resources, spanning from breaking news to multimedia content and journal features.
Her interest in medical sciences kickstarted at the Royal Veterinary College, where she studied BioVeterinary Science. From there she completed internships at several London-based newspapers before traveling to China to complete a 3-month residency where she worked on curating China International Cities Index (CICI) reports. Returning to the UK, Jade began her career in publishing as a Commissioning Editor for several high-profile peer-reviewed journals, such as Future Oncology, before moving into digital scicomms.
On a day-to-day basis, she manages all digital communications for Oncology Central, including commissioning content from key opinion leaders, writing news, curating in-depth articles and managing the brand’s social media presence. Within the artificial intelligence sphere, she has project managed the launch of a pioneering joint journal and digital hub - Future Medicine AI. Building a digital brand from scratch enabled Jade to gain a holistic view of how to ensure content is designed with the individual user in mind.
Beyond her core role, she is a volunteer Peer Reviewer for Plain Language Summary articles, an initiative aimed at distilling intricate and complex clinical trial results into accessible formats for patients and their caregivers. Additionally, she is a freelance scientific writer and perhaps the most demanding role of all, a full-time mother!
Recent articles from Jade: