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October 15, 2015
Microsoft Word Master Class
Member $55 | Non-member $95

Discover Microsoft Word's full potential and learn how to exploit its functionality to make the creation of documents more about the content, rather than the formatting. You will experience demonstrations on how to achieve easier, more consistent document formatting, providing hints, tips and shortcuts that can easily be put into practice. Speaker Information

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
  • Use the styles capabilities within Word to ensure consistency of formatting, such as headings and tables of contents.
  • Organize your document content by using the Outline feature.
  • Take advantage of other tools including, managing content within tables, using formulas, page boundaries, managing drawings, proper use of footnotes, cross references, and hyperlinks, macros, and more.
Learning Level: Intermediate

Content Areas: Practical Skills, Writing/Editing

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Archived Events for Everyone

Dial 911:  Handling Emergency Situations in Medical Writing
On Demand 
This case-based program, always a favorite at the annual conference, will introduce participants to six real-life scenarios – involving logistical, technologic, or other unexpected challenges – that constituted a medical writing “emergency.” A panel of medical writers representing both the client and freelance perspective will offer their insight into each emergency scenario, presenting strategies to for implementing safeguards to prevent common pitfalls in medical writing projects, recognizing the subtle red flags that signal imminent emergencies, and developing solutions for addressing these emergencies in a professional manner.

An Encore from AMWA Annual Conference 2013: The Rising Tide of Plagiarism in Medical Writing
On Demand

Medical journals have been broadsided by a fast-growing plagiarism problem, and the ramifications can reach well beyond the page, having an impact on clinical practice and patients’ lives. You will have an opportunity to examine the ripple effects of medical plagiarism and gain insight into avoiding the ethical and career-threatening pitfalls of duplication. In this panel presentation, you will hear about plagiarism from the editor’s perspective and learn about plagiarism detection software, and how to evaluate the results and share the information ethically with contributing authors and/or their sponsors.
Moderator (and speaker): Jonathan Bailey, Founder, Plagiarism Today, New Orleans, LA
Jason Chu, Senior Education Manager, iThenticate/Turnitin (iParadigms, LLC), Oakland, CA
Sandra Ripley Distelhorst, ELS, Senior Editor, Northwest Health Communications, Edmonds, WA