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AMWA-DVC hosts educational meetings, with expert speakers and panel discussants, and networking events (view the list of our past activities). Go to Contact to send us your ideas about potential speakers, topics, and formats. ​Save the date for the following upcoming event:

Annual Meeting
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AMWA-DVC Annual Business and Networking Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 5:30 to 8:30 pm EDT

Sandy Run Country Club, Oreland, PA

Program chair: Laura Sheppard, MBA, MA

Location: Sandy Run Country Club, 200 E. Valley Green Rd, Oreland, PA 19075

Program: An excellent opportunity to catch up colleagues and make new connections. The program includes time for networking, a brief business meeting, a general discussion concerning the feasibility of offering a mentoring program to our members (to get input from potential mentees and potential mentors), and dinner. Questions to discuss include:

  • What are your expectations of a mentoring program?

  • What would you consider a successful outcome?

  • If we have more potential mentees than mentors, would group mentoring with 2-3 mentees be acceptable?

  • Should there be a cost associated with the program?

  • Will mentors need incentives or is the opportunity to give advice, share expertise, and connect with other medical writers enough?

  • How should mentors and mentees be matched?

  • For mentees, what type of writing are you interest in and what would you like to learn during the mentoring process?

The registration free includes a dinner buffet (Mediterranean salad, penne primavera, grilled flank steak, chicken marsala, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetable medley, triple chocolate torte) and unlimited coffee, tea, and lemonade, as well as participation in door prizes and a raffle. A cash bar will be available.

Dress code (per Sandy Run Country Club Policy):  Business casual (no jeans, t-shirts, or tank tops)

Cost: AMWA members $15.50, non-members $25.50, students/postdocs/retirees $12.75. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 11, 2024.

Registration: Registration closed at 5 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 11, 2004.


  • 5:30 pm: Doors open for walk-in registration, nametag pickup, raffle tickets available

  • 5:30-6:00 pm: Informal socializing and networking

  • 6:00 pm: Program Chair, Laura Sheppard--Welcome and quick overview of the evening program

  • 6:05-6:45 pm: Buffet dinner and networking 

  • 6:45 pm: Debbie Anderson, PhD, AMWA-DVC President through June 30

    • Greetings

    • Quick review of program highlights from the past year

    • Introduction of all committee chairs and co-chairs 

    • Announcement of election results 

    • Welcome new officers

  • 7:00-8:15 pm: General discussion to get input from attendees regarding the potential feasibility of developing an AMWA-DVC sponsored mentoring program

  • 8:15 pm: Jennie G. Jacobson, PhD, AMWA-DVC President beginning July 1

    • Announce winners of the raffle, reveal door prizes

    • Preview upcoming events

    • Invite suggestions for new educational programs

    • Recruit volunteers for open positions

    • Final words, thanks, and goodbyes​

Questions? Send us an email.

Past Events (2020-Present)

  • May 4, 2024: 27th Annual Princeton Forum (virtual)

  • March 9, 2024: 22nd Annual Freelance Workshop (virtual) Tips and Networking for Seasoned, New, and Aspiring Medical Writers and Editors

  • January 31, 2004: AMWA-DVC Mid-Winter Warm-Up Net Working Dinner Meeting, Harvest Boom Brewery & Cafe, New Brunswick, NJ

  • October 26, 2023: AMWA-DVC Networking Dinners at AMWA 2023 Conference in Baltimore, MD

  • September 22, 2023: AMWA-DVC at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 

  • June 21, 2023: AMWA-DVC Annual Business, Professional Development, and Networking Dinner Meeting, Sandy Run Country Club, Oreland, PA

  • May 20, 2023: 26th Annual Princeton Forum (virtual)

  • March 11, 2023: 21st Annual Freelance Workshop (virtual) — Building Leadership Strategies & Approaches for Medical Writers and Editors

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

  • November 3, 2022: AMWA-DVC Networking Dinners at AMWA 2022 Conference in Denver, CO

  • October 15, 2022: AMWA-DVC at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 

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

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

  • March 12, 2022: 20th Annual Freelance Workshop (virtual) — 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 (virtual) — A program co-hosted by AMWA-DVC and AMWA Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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

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

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

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

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

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

Past Events (2020-Present)
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