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AMWA-DVC Events

AMWA-DVC hosts educational meetings, with expert speakers and panel discussants, and networking events (click here for a list of past activities). Go to Contact to send us your ideas about potential speakers, topics, and formats. Here are our upcoming events:

  • AMWA-DVC Freelance Workshop (virtual), March 11, 2023, 12:30-5:00 pm EST (details below)

  • AMWA-DVC Princeton Forum (virtual), April 29, 2023 (schedule TBD)

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21st Annual Freelance Workshop (Virtual)

Building Leadership Strategies & Approaches

for Medical Writers and Editors

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 12:30 to 5:00 pm EST

Program co-chairs: Helen Fosam, PhD, and Ndiya Ogba, PhD

Format: This is a virtual meeting. We will email the Zoom link to all the registrants soon after the 5 pm EST closing of registration on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Content: Are you looking for ways to grow your current skills as a medical writer or editor? Then please join us at the AMWA-DVC Freelance (Virtual) Workshop. The Workshop features seasoned speakers, several roundtable sessions, and extraordinary learning and networking opportunities. It offers ample sessions for seasoned, new, and aspiring freelance medical writers and editors. There will be 3 plenary sessions:

  • Keynote talk: "Leading as Medical Writers in a Matrix-management Environment" (Julia Klapproth, PhD, Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting) 

  • Plenary talk: "Building/Growing Effective Leadership Among Medical Writers and Editors" (Tim Day, Owner, Innovative Strategic Communications)

  • Plenary talk: "Using Actionable Diverse and Inclusive Language in Medical Writing Projects Reflects Cultural Competence" (Endia J. Crabtree, PhD, Senior Clinical Evaluation Scientist, Boston Scientific) 

​Participate in your choice of 2 of the following breakout sessions (maximum 10 registrants per virtual breakout room):

  • Situational Leadership (Larry Liberti, PhD, BPharm, RAC)

  • Expanding Your Medical Writing to CME (Andrew D. Bowser, ELS, CHCP)

  • Relationship Documents – Contracts and Noncompete (Cathryn D. Evans, DBA)

  • Negotiating Project Scope and Pricing (Stephanie M. Vargas, MD) 

  • How to Find a Mentor (Laura Sheppard, MBA, MA)

  • Fact Checking and Annotating for Medical-Legal Review (MLR) (Melissa Bogen, ELS)

  • Insights on How Medical Communication Companies Choose Their Freelance or Contract Medical Writers and Editors (Mark Bowlby, PhD)

  • Your Scientific Writing and Medical  Communication Toolbox: A Guide for Scientists and Nonscientists (Darryl Z. L'Heureux, PhD, MSc, MS Pharm QARA)

  • Transitioning to Medical Writing from a Clinical Background (Morgan Leafe, MD, MHA)

  • Transitioning to Medical Writing from a Journalism Background (Linda Felcone)

Cost: AMWA members $20, non-members $30, students/postdocs $5.

Registration: Registration closed at 5:00 pm EST on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Agenda: See table below. For speakers bios and more details, read the program brochure.

Questions? Send us an email.

Freelace Workshop

Past Events (2020-Present)

  • January 25, 2023: AMWA-DVC Mid-Winter Warm-Up Networking Dinner, Triumph Brewery, New Hope, Pennsylvania

  • November 3, 2022: AMWA-DVC Networking Dinner at AMWA 2022 Conference in Denver, Colorado

  • October 15, 2022: AMWA-DVC at Longwood Gardens Eat lunch, network, and socialize in a beautiful setting

  • June 29, 2022: AMWA-DVC Annual Business Meeting and Summer Social (Zoom) — included the educational panel discussion, "Pursuing Excellence in Medical Communications"

  • April 30, 2022: 25th Annual Princeton Forum (Zoom)

  • March 12, 2022: 20th Annual Freelance Workshop (Zoom) — Tips and Tools for Spring Cleansing and Expanding Your Freelance Business

  • January 5, 2022: Habits of Highly Effective Medical Writers An AMWA-DVC Virtual Networking Event 

  • October 28, 2021: QUARANTINI 2.0 AMWA-DVC Virtual Networking Event 

  • July 15, 2021: Introduction to CME Screenwriting: Crafting the Virtual Patient Case Scenario (Zoom) — A program co-hosted by AMWA-DVC and AMWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

  • June 28, 2021: AMWA-DVC June Summer Social and Annual Business Meeting (Zoom)

  • May 1, 2021: 24th Annual Princeton Forum (GoToMeeting)

  • March 13, 2021: 19th Annual Freelance Workshop (Zoom) — Re-examining Your Freelance Toolbox: Updating Skills and Transitioning to Medical Writing

  • December 16, 2020: AMWA-DVC Bookworm's Holiday Networking Social (Zoom)

  • October 21, 2020: AMWA-DVC "BYOB" QUARANTINI Happy Hour (Zoom)

  • August 18, 2020: AMWA-DVC Summer Zoom Social 

Past Events (2020-Present)
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