Healthcare: The Week in Healthcare

Pharma conference looms.

The PRWeek Pharma Communications Conference will be held on 27 June in Victoria, London. It will be chaired by Sameena Conning, global brand comms director of AstraZeneca, with 13 other guest speakers. Go to for more details.

AXON Communications has appointed Christine Elsner as a senior medical writer. She previously worked at MediTech Media and Ogilvy Healthworld. Kathryn Sparrow has also joined Axon as a programme manager, from AS&K Mercury.

CCD Public Relations has recruited Alexis Kleft as an account executive for its health team. She previously worked at Woolley Pau Gyro. CCD has won a consumer brief from Lily Lolo, a natural mineral make-up brand, to target the retail and trade press.

Dr Carol Cooper, The Sun's doctor, is hosting a breakfast briefing for trainee medical comms professionals on 31 May. The HCA event is from 8am to 10am at 14 Gray's Inn Road, London.

Correction: Pegasus PR is based in Worthing, West Sussex, and not in Suffolk as stated in last week's issue.

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