Educational Event in Nashville April 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.

Educational Presentation and Networking in Nashville

Please join the Southeast Chapter for a presentation by Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP entitled “Lies, More Lies and Statistics” about falsified journal articles.

The presentation will be followed by discussion and networking.

RSVP here by March 30. Walk-ins welcome!

Can’t make the live event? Dr. Ali’s pesentation will be livecast via Periscope (host: @amwasoutheast) and will be recorded for viewing after the session.

Networking and Holiday Celebration in Nashville

The AMWA-Southeast Chapter will be hosting a holiday party at the Germantown Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm.

Click here to RSVP by no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

Want to see more networking in your local area? Check out this blog post for information on how to plan an event.

 

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.

Networking in Nashville – August 2017

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!

Networking in Nashville – March 2017

Five current members of AMWA Southeast and three prospective members met for a networking event at Fidos Coffee Shop in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Over coffee, tea and cookies, we discussed the benefits of AMWA membership and attending the annual conference.

Prior to the event, three of our members had volunteered to launch a book club for medical writers. They presented their concept and thoughts on moving forward, all received and discussed with great enthusiasm.

Networking in Nashville – June 2016

A networking happy hour was held on June 30, 2016 in Nashville, TN. The event was held at M.L. Rose Craft Burgers and Beer (West Nashville location), a popular casual gathering spot with a spacious outdoor patio that is very accommodating to large groups. An invite was sent to all current AMWA Southeast members using Evite; the invite was subsequently shared with contacts at Vanderbilt University, who posted information about the event on the Biomedical Research Education and Training Career Development website to capture potential new members. Ten people attended the networking event (8 members, 2 non-members). The chapter provided appetizers.

Chapter outreach to future medical writers

On February 12, 2016, Kim Korwek, PhD, our President-Elect participated in a medical writing career panel attended by graduate students and post-docs at Vanderbilt University. In conjunction with this event, 3 Southeast Executive Committee members (Hope Lafferty, AM, ELS, Kim Korwek, PhD, and Whitney Smalley-Freed, PhD) attended a happy hour with Vanderbilt graduate students and post-docs to provide information about AMWA and careers in medical communications.

Networking in Nashville – December 2015

A holiday happy hour was held at Germantown Café in Nashville, TN on December 10, 2015. AMWA Southeast members and Vanderbilt Editors’ Club members were invited to attend. Southeast Executive Committee members shared information regarding educational opportunities provided by AMWA and the Medical Writer Certified credential with attendees. Fifteen people attended the event, and 3 students, who attended and were not previously members, joined AMWA following the event.