About AMWA

The association's mission is to promote excellence in medical communication. Through an extensive educational program, various publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA encourages and enables medical communicators to extend their professional expertise. Learn more About Us.

About Medical Communications

What is medical communication, and what do medical communicators do? Where do they work, and what do they earn? AMWA provides information about the field of medical communication, support to break into the profession, and opportunities to hone your skills.


What's New at AMWA?

The 2014-2015 Call for Volunteers is open! Browse available volunteer opportunities and submit the interest form now through October 31, 2014.

AMWA is calling all Twitter users to participate in the Annual Conference Tweet Away. Just tweeting about the 2014 AMWA Annual Conference makes you eligible for one of several prizes!


AMWA Lines of Communication

Welcome to AMWA's blog, Lines of Communication. Discover new posts here on the homepage, or visit the Lines of Communication main blog page to find more!

  • Opinions, please?

    In June 2013, AMWA launched its new website and the Online Forums. We have heard from individual members but now want to hear from all members just what you think of the Online Forums.

  • The Start of Something Big!

    On April 10, 2014, leaders of the American Medical Writers Association, the Drug Information Association (DIA), the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP), and the Society for Technical Communication (STC) met in Bethesda, MD, for the first-ever Medical Communications Inter-organizational Summit.

  • A funny thing happened on my way to the forum...

    AMWA members are pretty savvy with technology. But when posting recently to one of the online forums I discovered a lot of members do not know how to set themselves up to follow forums or discussion topics. For a while, it was Greek to me, too! Now people are catching on and the forums are starting to catch fire.

AMWA Journal

The AMWA Journal is a nationally circulated, peer-reviewed publication that aims to be the authoritative, comprehensive source of information about knowledge, skills, and opportunities in the field of medical communication worldwide. The AMWA Journal is the official publication of AMWA and is delivered quarterly to AMWA members as a member benefit. 

AMWA Freelance Directory

The AMWA Freelance Directory is a searchable online directory of freelance medical writers.  AMWA members working as freelance or contract medical communicators may choose to list their services in the directory. Employers can easily search the listings for the medical communicators to meet the needs of any project. This free, convenient online directory is an essential tool to find the perfect freelancer.