Deck the Halls This December (Fa La La La La, La La La La)

Kim Cordell
Product Development Administrator, European Medical Journal
@EMJ_Kim 

Picture this: It’s December. The EMJ offices are awash with chocolates and festive treats. We have yet to reach Christmas Day, but ‘tis the season of overeating, and we are already stuffed with goodies and surrounded by towering piles of brightly coloured wrappers. Jubilant tones of well-known Christmas songs fill the air and the team is filled with merriment.  Although some of us have been excited for the holidays since the beginning of November, others are yet to get into the spirit, so we thought we would take a look back at the whirlwind of a year 2017 has been, and there’s no better way to do so than through a festive poem!

Discovering new faces. This year, EMJ opened its doors to 23 new members of the team, each and every one of them helping us to achieve our goal of becoming the go-to place for healthcare professionals.

European illustrations. Here at EMJ we like to do things differently, which is why we breathed some new life into our journals this year with the launch of our congress illustrations. If you haven’t seen them yet, you are missing out!

Congress. This year, the EMJ team worked their socks off to bring you coverage from 16 congresses, with 18 members of the team jetting off to 10 cities across Europe.

Earth-shattering publications. We have grown our number of publications year-on-year, and 2017 was our biggest and boldest year yet, with the publication of 16 therapeutic area journals and 4 flagship editions. We told you we’ve been busy!

Managers in the making. Crafted as an opportunity for staff to learn new skills and develop a greater understanding of the EMG principles, 2017 marked the launch of our first Future Leaders programme, with seven members of the EMJ team embarking on the course.

Business awards. Did we mention we were finalists for the best use of social media at the Essex Business Awards Countywide?

EMJ Cow. She gets about, our EMJ Cow does. Not only has she been spotted in every city we’ve been to, she has also been taken home with brand new subscribers to all four corners of the globe, been dressed up, and has even seen sitting in the . She is quite the avid traveller!

Reaching 10k. We LOVE an opportunity to celebrate in the EMJ offices, and there was no better reason to celebrate than when we hit that 10,000 followers target on our EMJ Reviews Twitter account!

Now that we’ve reached the end of a busy year, all that is left for us to do is to thank all of our readers for your support. Happy holidays!

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