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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UPCOMING LIVE WEBINARS

Freelance Pricing: Tame that Tiger!   

April 8, 2015 at 1 - 2 PM Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

Pricing is a big challenge for most freelancers. If you need guidance on how to tame your concerns about pricing, let Ursula Jorch, MSc, MEd, buisness coach and 19-year medical writing veteran, give you that boost of confidence. About the speaker.

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to effecitvely price your projects.
  • Give yourself a competitive edge.
  • Increase your pricing confidence.


Writing Web Content that Works - Letting Go of the Words   

April 14, 2015 at 1 - 2 PM Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95


What's the key to successful websites and social media? It's not creating huge lists of documents on webpages, and hoping that they are useful on mobile devices. Watch Ginny Redish, Ph.D., reveal the power of "content as conversation" by using personas, creating structure through "key message first" concepts, showing many examples from health and medical websites, and helping you plan your content to achieve measureable success. Everything you write online is a conversation with your clients! Join Ginny for a great interactive conversation and (take a deep breath now) let go of the words. About the speaker


Archived Members-Only OnDemand Webinars

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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.
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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
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