Chapter Board Election Results 2017

The Southeast Chapter has elected a new board to represent the chapter for 2017-2018. The new board members are

President: Eva Stabenow

President-Elect: Rebekah Koutney

Secretary: JoAnna Pendergrass

Treasurer: Callie Compton


Many thanks to the previous board for their service, and for these new volunteers for their willingness to lead.

The new board begins their term on September 30, 2017.

Roundtable Discussion in Atlanta – September 2017

On September 27,  17 attendees (6 current AMWA members, 11 prospective members) met at the Georgia Public Library in Sandy Springs. Several of the attendees were graduate students who are interested in medical writing as a career.

The group had engaging discussions on several topics, including:

  • Tips for medical writing success
  • Benefits of AMWA membership
  • Building a freelance medical writing business
  • Necessity of certification
  • Ways to engage and network with Atlanta-based medical writers

The attendees generally had positive feedback about the meeting and are looking forward to having more meetings and social events. In fact, several of them agreed to work on planning an event for early November.

Book Club Meet Up – September 2017

Three AMWA members met in Nashville to discuss the current book club selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Discussion topics included racial disparities in health care, informed consent, how medical writers can tell patient stories, and the responsibilities of scientists to balance the “common good” with individual rights.

Additional discussion is planned for the book club google group.