Liam Davenport

Medical Journalist and Writer
Journalism and Medical Writing by Liam Davenport
Europe-based medical journalist and writer, providing medical news and conference reporting, as well as onscreen interviews, newspaper editing and manuscript writing.
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Journalism

I started writing medical news in 2001, writing a daily general medical service alongside daily psychiatry and gastrointestinal stories. I went freelance in 2005 and, since then, have written in a number of fields, including cardiology, oncology, psychiatry, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and respiratory medicine, among others. I am a member of the National Union of Journalists.

In recent years, I have worked with Medscape, recently ranked as the number one news source for US physicians (per DRG Digital and ZocDoc), and a leading online resource for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide. To read news stories and features I have written for Medscape, go here. Below are some stories I have written in each of my principle specialties.
Cardiology
To read more of my cardiology stories, go here.
Oncology
To read more of my oncology stories, go here.
Psychiatry
To read more of my psychiatry stories, go here.
Diabetes & Endocrinology
To read more of my diabetes & endocrinology stories, go here.

Conference Reporting

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Conference Reporting by Liam Davenport
In tandem with my journalism (see above), I have written conferences news and reports from dozens of medical congresses and meetings for numerous clients. These have ranged from small forums with no press facilities to multinational events with more than 30,000 attendees.

Moreover, I have covered these meetings either entirely on my own, picking out the stories and arranging all aspects of attendance, or as part of team of journalists, providing whatever stories are required to complement the overall coverage.

Below are a selection of some of the recent conferences I have covered for Medscape, filing typically between five and 10 stories from each.

Onscreen Interviews

Extending my work as a medical journalist and conference reporter, I have worked on numerous dedicated TV studios at conferences and symposia.

This has included onscreen interviews of leading experts and members of the scientific committee, as well as off-screen Q&A interviews for editing into a monologue. In addition, I have coached doctors and researchers in conducting their own interviews, helping them both to workshop both content and to school them in the best way to present themselves on camera. All of these roles has required close teamwork with camera operators, sound engineers, director and video editors.

Below are a selection of some of the projects I have worked on in recent years.
  • HFA News
    This project involved conducting numerous Q&A-style interviews at Heart Failure 2017 in Paris, France, for editing into a single monologue.

    Working with a cameraman/editor, we interviewed, edited and uploaded each video on the same day.

    To see all twenty of the interviews, go here.
  • ESC TV 2014
    For the 2014 European Society of Cardiology Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, I was the medical journalist assigned to a fully fledged TV studio, complete with camera operators, a sound engineer, director and video editor.

    In the majority of cases, I coached the interviewers and interviewees on the content of their discussion, filling in as interviewer when required.

    To see a selection of videos from the conference, go here.
  • ESC TV 2013
    For the 2013 European Society of Cardiology Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I was the medical journalist assigned to a fully fledged TV studio, complete with camera operators, a sound engineer, director and video editor.

    In the majority of cases, I coached the interviewers and interviewees on the content of their discussion, filling in as interviewer when required.

    To see a selection of videos from the conference, go here.
  • Other projects
    I have also worked on TV studios and conducted interviews at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) in Leipzig, Germany, as well as at the 2012 European Society of Cardiology Meeting in Munich, Germany.

    Other related projects have included providing voiceovers fro a series of orthopaedic surgery videos.

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