The Chapter hosted a successful dinner at the Medical Writing & Communication Conference in Washington DC. Twenty two chapter members and guests enjoyed dinner, networking and great conversations. See you in San Diego!
An educational seminar was given Tuesday, April 3 at Richland Library in Nashville, TN.
Dr. Yasmine Ali gave a presentation on evaluating the legitimacy and transparency of research studies titled, “Lies, More Lies, and Statistics.”
Following the presentation and Q&A session, food was provided and the attendees continued networking.
A total of 8 members and 1 non-member attended the seminar. The discussion was lively, and members discussed future events and presentation topics of interest.
An AMWA-Southeast event was held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Buckhead Public Library and Fado Irish Pub in Atlanta, GA.
For the educational portion of the event, Stephen MacDonald, PhD, MBA gave a presentation on freelance medical writing entitled “Starting Out, and Even After: Feasibility, Considerations, and That Constant Evaluation.”
Following the presentation and Q&A, attendees were invited to continue networking at Fado.
A total of 15 members and 4 non-members attended the event. Several attendees remarked that they had a great time and are looking forward to the next chapter meeting in Atlanta.
Are you looking to meet medical communicators in your local area? Local networking is one of the best things about AMWA, and a great opportunity to connect, share and learn. It’s easy to organize a local event, and the chapter board can help make your event a success. Here’s how:
The Disney magic was alive and well as the Southeast Chapter met for dinner and networking at the Medical Writing and Communication Conference 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Twelve members attended the dinner, including five who were first time chapter event attendees. There was plenty of lively discussion and excitement about more local events in the coming year!
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:
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.
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.
On August 25, nine AMWA members (including one new member who traveled from Mississippi!) met at Fat Bottom Brewing in Nashville. Discussion items included transitioning to medical writing, regulatory writing opportunities, and self-promotion best practices (business cards, LinkedIn, etc). It was a lovely night to enjoy the patio space!
Emily J. Woodward, PhD Clinical Development Scientist and Regulatory Writer at Synchrogenix, presented about the fundamentals of statistics for medical writers. Email invitations were sent to all members with information on how to attend in person or online. The presentation was live-streamed on Periscope and archived for later viewing by members unavailable to attend the in-person presentation.
A replay of this event is available on Periscope.
Due to technical difficulties, the video replay is in two parts: