AMWA’s Membership Newsletter April 2012
EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR AMWA'S 72nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Participation as an exhibitor and sponsor of AMWA’s 72nd Annual Conference demonstrates a commitment to AMWA members and the medical communication profession and is one of the best ways to showcase products and services for the field. Review the 2012 Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus for a listing of opportunities. Members are encouraged to forward this information to their vendor contacts.
AMWA is pleased to be partnering with the YGS Group for a new exhibitor and sponsor outreach effort. AMWA will benefit from YGS' breadth of expertise and wide network in health care association marketing to increase the number of exhibitors and sponsors and enhance the annual conference experience for attendees. For more information about the AMWA 2012 Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angie VanGorder at Angie.VanGorder@theygsgroup.com or 800-501-9571, ext 176.
AMWA PARTICIPATING IN UPCOMING ISMPP, DIA, AND STC CONFERENCES
AMWA members planning to attend the upcoming International Society for Medical Publications Professionals (ISMPP), Drug Information Association (DIA), or Society for Technical Communication (STC) events are invited to visit the AMWA booth in the exhibit hall at each event. AMWA staff and volunteer leaders will be promoting AMWA's educational program and the benefits of membership to these communities. We welcome your support in ensuring a vibrant and engaging presence at the booth. Please stop by and share your AMWA experiences with interested attendees. If you are available, we welcome volunteers to sit at the booth during active exhibit hall times. Please contact Shari Rager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend any of these events and can provide some additional AMWA booth support.
ISMPP: 8th Annual Meeting, April 23-25, 2012,
STC: Technical Communication
DIA: 48th Annual Meeting, June 24-27, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
WORKSHOP CREDITS TOWARD YOUR AMWA CERTIFICATE
With summer approaching now is a good time to think about
incorporating an AMWA chapter conference into your vacation plans this May
and June. Chapter conferences offer open sessions, networking opportunities,
and AMWA credit workshops. General registration deadlines differ by chapter;
please visit the
for direct links to more information. AMWA workshop
registration is currently open for the Delaware Valley Chapter and
May 4-5: Indiana/Ohio Valley Chapter conference
May 6-9: Northern California Chapter conference
AMWA JOURNAL NOW ONLINE
The new issue of the AMWA Journal is available online. This issue's theme is Ethics.
Some highlights of the current print issue:
Read the exclusive Online-only articles:
· Podcast: Q&A with Liz Wager, Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics
· Media reviews, including Reviews of The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University, National Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oncology Nursing Society (Ethical Issues in Writing and Publishing subsection)
Visit the Journal blog (http://amwajournal.blogspot.com/) for more on the theme of Ethics and to continue the discussion.
JOBS ONLINE: YOUR RESOURCE FOR MEDICAL COMMUNICATION JOBS
There are more than 40 job opportunities currently posted in Jobs Online. Job titles include: Managing Editor, Hematology/Oncology, FDA Scientific Advisory Committee Reports, Senior Medical Writer, Medical Director, Medical Affairs Associate, Medical Editor, Medical Science and Education Consultant, Contract Medical Research Analyst, and Patient Care Reporting Coordinator.
Log into Jobs Online to begin your journey and find out more about these and other opportunities
NEW AMWA HEADQUARTERS PHONE SYSTEM
AMWA headquarter has installed a new phone system designed to better direct incoming callers to the individual who can best support them. Staff members now have unique extensions and personal voicemails. Here is a list of staff and their general areas of oversight. This information is shared through the main message and is also available on the Contact Us page on the website.
Rachel Spassiani, Membership & Publications Coordinator, ext. 102, New member inquiries, AMWA publications, AMWA award programs
Becky Phillips, Conference & Education Coordinator, ext. 103, Annual conference, chapter conference support, general medical communication education inquiries
Mark Rosol, Member Services & Database Coordinator, ext. 104, AMWA member assistance and technical support, Jobs Online, Freelance Directory
Dane Russo, Education Manager, ext. 105, AMWA education program and workshops
Carol Griffin, Staff Accountant & Benefits Administrator, ext. 106
Susan Krug, Executive Director, ext. 109
Please feel free to reach out to us!
AMWA now has a new main phone number, 240-238-0940. The legacy number, 301-294-5303, is still active; however, if you have caller ID, you will see calls from AMWA are now from the new number.
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