Live Webinars

AMWA offers of live webinars on a variety of topics for your continuing professional development.

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

February 10, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Member $55/Non-member $95

The Challenges of Copyright in the Internet Age
 If you've ever been puzzled by copyright questions, don't miss this opportunity to learn about copyright and expand your understanding of your rights and responsibilities when it comes to intellectual property. Not only will you get answers to your copyright questions in the internet age, but you will also learn how to minimize your risk of illegal content use. This presentation will include the basics of copyright law, what is (and what is not) copyright-protected, what is fair use and how it works, when permission is required to use copyright materials, how to obtain copyright permission, and much more. About the speaker
 
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe of the basics of U.S. copyright law.
  • Identify the “four factors” determining Fair Use
  • Recognize procedures and sources for obtaining content re-use permissions.
 Learning Level: Basic
Content Area: Ethics, Technology/Social Media
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February 24, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Member $55/Non-member $95
Don't Believe Everything You See, Hear, or Read: The Art of Critical Thinking
Evaluating information through critical thinking is a necessary skill for all medical communicators. Data must be presented using clarity, accuracy, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, and fairness. Join Kelleen Flaherty, MS, freelance medical writer and Assistant Professor at USciences, in a review of the basic tenets of critical thinking, scientific literacy, and skepticism. Learn to identify bias, prevarication, weasel-wording and a variety of logical fallacies and sharpen your evaluation and presentation skills. About the speaker.
 
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Define critical thinking and scientific literacy
  • Identify major logical fallacies​
  • Apply critical thinking and scientific literacy skills to medical writing
Learning Level: Basic
Content Area: Professional Development

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