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Medical Writing for Digital Learning Programs   

June 25, 2015 at 1 - 2 PM Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

Digital learning on tablets (iPad, Android), smartphones (iPhone, Android), APPs, and the web has become the way to train adults in the workplace. Medical writers with expertise in digital learning are in demand in this rapidly evolving field. This webinar will introduce digital learning, the role of the medical writer on healthcare and life science digital learning programs, how instructional/educational writing in digital media differs from other delivery modalities, and will include a resource handout for writers who wish to expand their skill set in this fieldAbout the speaker.

After this webinar you will be able to

  • describe digital learning
  • discuss the role of the medical writer in healthcare and life science digital learning programs
  • describe the difference between instructional/educational writing in digital media and other delivery modalities

Learning level: Basic 

Content area: Technology/Social Media, Writing/Editing, Cont. Education

Cancellation policy for fee-based webinars: Cancellation requests must be received in advance of the webinar in order to be eligible for a refund, less a $25 administrative fee. If a technical failure on the part of the attendee occurs during a live webinar, registration will not be refunded. If AMWA experiences a technical failure that unexpectedly ends the entire webinar, AMWA will contact attendees by email to reschedule them for an upcoming webinar.

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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