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?

Check out your newest member benefit, Guidelines for Document Designers. Republished, by AMWA, with a brand new introduction by author Janice Redish. The guidelines in this handbook help you: organize, write, design, and use illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs.

AMWA's 74th Annual Conference is over, but you can keep the learning going by attending upcoming webinars on Google+, publication planning, and more.  Don’t forget, as a member you can log in and view AMWA’s popular archived webinars, too. Interested in doing a webinar with AMWA in 2015? Don’t be shy! Contact AMWA Education today.

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!

  • Oh, the Progress We Have Made!

    Just back from the annual conference in Memphis--what a wonderful, exhilarating, and exhausting time! I had the great pleasure of presiding as your president, and now Karen Klein has taken the helm as president of AMWA. Please join me in congratulating her and wishing her well. Karen is a superb leader and I am excited about the year ahead. As I assume my new role as immediate past-president, I want to share with you the text of my speech at the opening session. I hope to see all of you in San Antonio next year to celebrate our 75th Anniversary!

  • 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.

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.