Chapter News

Bring networking events to your local area!


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.

Save the Date for the Virtual Pacific Coast Conference


The AMWA Northern California (NorCal) Chapter is hosting a full-day virtual Pacific Coast Conference on Friday, May 6th. They have an exciting lineup that includes:

  • A keynote lecture on mRNA Vaccine Development by Gary Witherall,  MedSyntax
  • Medical Writing and Editing Best Practices
  • Regulatory Insights
  • Networking

All are welcome to attend. Please save the date. An invitation link is forthcoming.

July 2021 Educational Webinar


Mark your calendars!

AMWA-Southeast’s next educational webinar is scheduled for July 8, 2021 at 12 PM ET.

Alexandra Howson, MA, PhD (she/her/hers), Owner of Thistle Editorial, LLC, and Certified Healthcare CPD Professional, will be presenting “Body of Writing.” You’ll learn techniques for keeping your body healthy despite long hours writing at the computer.

Everyone is welcome!

RSVP by 10:30 AM ET on July 8th to get a link to attend.

Register for AMWA2021!


Registration is now open for AMWA‘s 2021 Medical Writing & Communication Conference.

The conference is scheduled for October 27-29, 2021. It will be virtual again this year (just like 2020)!

Check out AMWA’s 2021 Medical Writing & Communication Conference Registration Brochure for details on specific events and sessions.

And register as soon as possible to ensure the best rate.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have you taken the 2019 AMWA Salary Survey?


The AMWA Salary Survey is open! Please participate to share your insight on salaries and fees.

All AMWA members should have received a link to the online survey by email from on Friday, February 22.

All medical writers, editors, and communicators are invited to contribute to this important research. For an invitation, please contact to request one.

Survey closes April 8.

Explore Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the survey, including some tips on how to prepare. You may also contact if you did not receive the link or have any other questions.