Chapter News

Bring networking events to your local area!

11/07/2017

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:

  1. Choose a date and time, allowing at least 3 weeks for planning;
    • Weekdays after work usually allow for more members to attend and make it easier to find a location that is conducive to conversation.
  2. Choose a location
    • Suggestions: Breweries or brewpubs with areas to accommodate large groups; restaurants with private dining areas
      • Many restaurants with private dining areas will charge a deposit to use the room, but will subtract bar purchases from the deposits.
  3. Send invitations at least 2 weeks before event
    • Provide information to chapter secretary about the event to have an invite sent to the entire membership
    • Send personalized invitations to AMWA members in local area (list available from chapter secretary upon request) AND/OR local non-AMWA member contacts at area universities or companies
  4. Host event
    • Provide sign-in sheet (available from chapter secretary) to collect names and membership status of attendees.
    • Purchase appetizers (and non-alcoholic beverages, at your discretion) for attendees. Attendees must purchase their own alcoholic beverage. Save your receipt for reimbursement!
  5. Submit information to SE-AMWA leadership
    • Provide a copy of the event sign-in to the president-elect
    • Provide a copy of the refreshment receipt to the treasurer. Please also provide an address for mailing your reimbursement check.

Chapter Dinner at Annual Conference 2018

11/27/2018

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!

Chapter Election Results 2018-2019

10/03/2018

Election results are in! Please welcome your 2018-2019 AMWA SE board!

President: JoAnna Pendergrass

President-Elect: Madison Hedrick

Secretary: Rachel Lane

Treasurer: Callie Compton

Many thanks to our outgoing president (now serving as Immediate Past President) Eva Stabenow.

 

As their first action, the board has appointed the following individuals to serve:

Membership Chair: Rachel Stevens Salmon

Chapter Advisory Council Representative: Kimberly Korwek

 

Are you looking for ways to get involved and grow your network? There are plenty of opportunities with AMWA SE that require very little time commitment. Feel free to contact any board member for more information.

Educational Event in Nashville April 2018

08/07/2018

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.

Book Club Online Meetings June/July 2018

07/18/2018

The current book club selection, Afterparty by Daryl Gregory, was discussed online via Google Hangouts on June 20 and July 18. The discussion was lively and participants shared their thoughts from the comfort of their couch (with their beverage and fuzzy socks of choice!)

The next book club selection is Still Alice by Lisa Genova. There is also a movie (wink wink!)

Interested in future book club events? Check out “Southeast Medical Writers Book Club” group on Facebook or visit the google group