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As an AMWA volunteer, you can take pride in participating in activities that interest you while expanding your knowledge of medical writing, gaining valuable management and leadership skills, and connecting with others in your profession. We welcome members with all levels of expertise, professionals from all general and specialty areas, and all simply interested in helping support AMWA's ongoing development and growth.
Diversity of perspective is welcome on AMWA committees to ensure that the interests of new and seasoned professionals, different specialty and discipline areas, different regional areas, and new and long-term members are considered.
AMWA Volunteer Requirements and Process
Committee volunteers must be current members of AMWA. Time commitments vary widely depending on the committee, but volunteers can expect to correspond with other committee members regularly via email and to participate in one or two conference calls per month. The work of the Annual Conference Program Committee is focused on the first half of the calendar year.
Attending the annual conference is encouraged (but is not required). Volunteers are encouraged to participate in only one committee at a time to allow more members an opportunity to be actively involved in the organization.
Members are expected to respect the opinions of other committee members and the role of the committee chair.
Volunteer appointments are made by the Department Administrators. Most terms officially begin in November and end during the annual conference of the next year. The term of the Annual Conference Program Committee starts at the Annual Conference preceding the one that they are planning.
Volunteer appointments are made according to your indicated interests, skills, and strengths, as well as the needs of AMWA. Every effort will be made to make use of your time and talents in a way that will be meaningful to you and beneficial to AMWA.
For more information, contact AMWA Deputy Director, Shari Rager at email@example.com, or contact the department administrator or committee chair. AMWA members may access contact information for other members through the AMWA Member Directory (login required).
Member Resources: Tamara D. Ball, MD
Chapter Relations: Katharyn Spiegel, PhD
Online Community: Kristina M. Wasson-Blader, PhD
Education: Faith E. Reidenbach, ELS, CMPP
Annual Conference Program Planning: Lori L. Alexander, MTPW, ELS
Publications: Anne Marie Weber-Main, PhD
AMWA Journal: Victoria White, MA, ELS
Awards: Deborah A. Whippen
Communications and Marketing Committee: TBD
Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Stephen N. Palmer, PhD Secretary
Budget and Finance Committee: Christine F. Wogan, MS, ELS Treasurer
Nominating Committee: Brian Bass, President-Elect
Study of Hiring Managers Task Force (AMWA/DIA Joint Research Project): Barbara Snyder, MA, Past President
75th Anniversary Task Force: TBD
Certification: Karen Potvin Klein, MA, ELS, Certification Commission Chair
The 2012-2013 Call for Volunteers is now closed. You can review information about the call here:
2012-2013 AMWA Volunteer Opportunities (PDF)
Volunter opportunities do come up thru the year and will be posted on this page and through AMWA Update.