Consider Creative Medical Writing: Screenplays, Novels, Children’s Books, Humor
Neil Shulman, MD, inspired us to expand our medical writing talent into new, creative areas. The movie Doc Hollywood (starring Michael J. Fox) was based on Shulman’s book, and he has several works of fiction, plays, videos, children’s books, and non-fiction books to his credit. A stand-up comic, Shulman believes that laughter is the best medicine. The program was held at the Le Giverny restaurant on Clifton Road in Atlanta.
AMWA-SE Chapter Regional Conference
Two AMWA core curriculum courses were given at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Basic Grammar was taught by Nancy D. Taylor, PhD, and Macroediting was taught by R. Elliott Churchill, MS, MA.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Friend or Foe?
Three distinguished panelists from the Emory University School of Medicine discussed the ongoing controversy over HRT’s benefits and risks from three important perspectives: obstetrics/gynecology, endocrinology, and cardiology. Penny Castellano, MD, chief medical officer of clinical operations at the Emory Clinic and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, discussed “Menopausal Symptoms and Their Treatment.” Lawrence S. Phillips, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; principal investigator, Women’s Health Initiative; and program director, Emory General Clinical Research Center, presented “An Endocrinologist’s View of Hormone Replacement Therapy and the Women’s Health Initiative.” Nanette Wenger, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, spoke about “Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy: Is There Evidence for Cardiac Protection?” The program was held at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health.
The Red Cross: Responding to Disasters at Home and Abroad
Ann Daane, caseworker for the American Red Cross, talked about responding to disasters, worldwide health initiative programs, land mine education awareness, and tracing and sending Red Cross messages for families separated due to armed conflict – including cases from World War II. Families separated due to the Holocaust continue to be reunited. The program was held at the American Red Cross headquarters in Atlanta.