October 20-22. Jacksonville, Florida. AMWA Annual Conference. If you’d like to learn more about medical writing, this is a must attend. Plenty of open sessions and networking. Certifications are available in several areas (taken from amwa.org):
1. Essential Skills:Workshops provide many opportunities to
improve basic editing, writing, communication, and bibliographic
skills—skillsthat all medical communicators should possess, regardless of
thearea in which they work. Essential Skills workshops provide the basis for the
certificate program and an Essential Skills certificate is required to earn a
certificate in any of the 4 specialty certificate programs. Enrollment for the
Essential Skills certificate is now available. The certificate requires
completion of 8 workshops, including the Essential Skills ethics workshop.
Almost all the credits necessary for this certificate can also be obtained via
self-study workshop modules. People who have already earned a Core or Advanced
certificate can immediately enroll in 1 of the 4 specialty certificate programs
2. Business: Workshops are designed to provide
information ondeveloping andexpanding a freelance business, as well as providing
management and operation skills.
3. Composition &
Publication: Workshops provide experienced medical communicators with
specialized editorial and publication skills, as well as in-depth consideration
of issues in writing, editing,bibliographic research, education, and other
topics of interest.
4. Concepts in Science &
Medicine: Workshops provide medical communicators with an opportunity
to deepen their understanding of basic concepts in science and medicine. For
those who are educated in nonscience fields, the workshops provide an
orientation to a scientific area and a foundation for further study. The
workshops can provide those educated in science with opportunities to increase
their knowledge and to learn about areas outside their specialties.
Regulatory & Research: Workshops provide experienced
medical communicators with specialized regulatory and drug development writing
and science skills.
I’ll be there Saturday!