TABLE OF CONTENTS
Online Exclusive: Continued Coverage of the 2010 AMWA Annual Conference
2  Retractions in the Medical Literature: Who is Responsible for Scientific Integrity?
By R. Grant Steen, PhD
Reports an evaluation of all English-language research articles retracted from the PubMed database between 2000 and 2010, to test a hypothesis that misconduct severe enough to result in retraction of a scientific paper reflects ignorance, error, or naiveté, rather than deliberate fraud.
8 Exploring Diversity and Common Ground in Medical Communication -- Publication Planners and Medical Writers: A Natural Alliance
By Leslie Charles, MS, and Faith Reidenbach, ELS
Last article in a series of articles based on interviews with leaders in allied organizations in an effort to explore the diversity of medical communication and the "hot topics" that AMWA and other groups are confronting.
12 2010 Swanberg Address: Demons and Idols... and a Blue Corvette
By Marianne Mallia, ELS
Transcript of the Harold Swanberg Distinguished Service Award address, given in Milwaukee, WI, on November 12, 2010.
39 National News
Note from the President, by Melanie Fridl Ross, MSJ, ELS
AMWA Financial Report, 2009-2010, by Judith M. Pepin, PhD, 2009-2010 AMWA Treasurer
43 Chapter Corner
Chapter Event Report: "Doing Business as a Freelance Medical Writer: Making Sense of the World of Options," by Julie Munden, Delaware Valley Chapter
Online Exclusive: Chapter Event Report: "Plato's Cave Comes Alive", by Jeanie F. Woodruff, ELS, Southwest Chapter
44 Member Musings
Member Profile: Jane Krauhs, PhD, by Bettijane Eisenpreis
In Memoriam: Lucy Kavaler, by Lois Gaeta
48 Instructions for Contributors