Online Offerings

AMWA is proud to offer a variety of online educational activities. Webinars, Google Hangouts, YouTube videos are all here for your continuing professional development.

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Web-Based Software for Literature Reviews   

May 28, 2015 at 1 - 2 PM Eastern
Members FREE

Systematic literature reviews are valuable tools for developing evidence-based practice guidelines, regulatory approval submissions, or policy guidelines, but the volumes of data, stacks of references and quantity of overall minutia can be overwhelming. During this webinar, sponsored by Evidence Partners, you will be presented with a product demonstration of DistillerSR that outlines standard, software-enabled literature review practices. About the speaker

After this webinar you will be able to

  • describe the systematic literature review process.
  • discuss different applications of systematic literature reviews.
  • describe the common pitfalls of literature reviews.

Learning level: Intermediate 

Content area: Regulatory/Technology/Practical Skills

Publish that Paper Now: Successfully Prepare Manuscripts that Get Published   

June 10, 2015 at 1 - 2 PM Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

You’re an experienced medical writer and want to make sure your work gets in front of the right audience, but where do you start? During this webinar, you will be presented with information that applies to manuscripts through all stages of preparation to help you get published in a peer-reviewed journal. About the speaker.

After this webinar you will be able to

  • identify at least three resources to assist with selecting a journal.
  • discuss the suggested criteria for authorship on a manuscript.
  • select the appropriate reporting guideline(s) to use when preparing a manuscript.

Learning level: Intermediate 

Content area: Journal Management, Writing/Editing

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