The pharmaceutical industry has entered an era of accelerated change. Mergers, global competition and harmonisation procedures are just a few of the challenges facing this dynamic sector. This is particularly true in Europe where the EU is asserting its identity to emerge as a powerful economic force particularly vis-à-vis the US. Consequently, every European professional in the healthcare sector has to constantly re-evaluate his/her skills to be able to react accordingly and thus remain at the cutting edge of change.It is also truer than ever before that the French medical community must have rapid access to the international public both in terms of publishing and oral communication to validate state of the art research. Matrix Consultants: your partner in international communication strategy when the stakes are high and the issues complex.