Discussions on LinkedIn

A 2012 member survey showed that our members want HeSCA’s primary social media presence to be on LinkedIn. In response, we are moving our listserv discussions to LinkedIn.

Please join us – it’s free! Simply sign in to LinkedIn, search “HeSCA” and click join. Membership is open to people working, or with a professional interest, in the field of health and science communications. If you fit that description (based on your LinkedIn profile), your request to join this group will be quickly approved. Then ask a question, post a response, or just browse through ongoing discussions.

LinkedIn has some features that make it ideal for professional discussions. In addition, you can choose how often you want to hear from us: every time someone starts a new discussion, once a week summary of activities, or never. Based on your settings, LinkedIn will send you emails with links that will take you directly to discussion threads. Download instructions on how to set up preferences here.

The purpose is to collaborate and share ideas with colleagues in all aspects of health sciences communications.


To help the discussions run smoothly a set of recommendations for members has been established. By following these recommendations you will help us keep the discussions running smoothly.

NO Flaming. “Flaming ” means insulting or personal attacks on an individual or their perceived viewpoint. The whole idea is to be a resource for information and a place to share ideas.

This is a moderated list. As soon as they are posted, messages will be sent to all members. There is no formal policy on message content, almost anything goes – facts and ideas are open to impassioned discussion and debate. However, moderators are keeping an eye on posts. Personal attacks and blatant commercial solicitation will be taken down by the moderators.

Help: For assistance in subscribing or any other group function you can contact the group moderator as [email protected].