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.

Upcoming Live Webinars
Informed Consent Process: FDA Draft Guidance and Resources   

September 17, 2014 at 1p Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, with increased detail about how consent should be obtained. Join Paula Fischthal, MA, Associate Director of Clinical Development at AstraZeneca, to learn more about the changes that will affect your work as a medical writer. You will leave the webinar with the resources you need to develop informed consents with the most up to date guidance and policy expectations. About the speaker
  • Explore the background, intent, and processes surrounding informed consent.
  • Understand the reasons for the update to the original doucment "A Guide to Informed Consent" which has not been updated since 1998.
Unleash Your Tweeting Potential (Registration Opening Soon!)    

November 5, 2014 at 1p Eastern
Members-Only FREE

HootSuite? Handles? Hashtags? If these terms are foreign to you, join Adi Ferrara, MS, ELS, and Larry Lynam of the Lynam Group for the 411 on Twitter. They'll show you ways to market yourself, how to engage others, and even have a little fun along the way. There’s a lot of power in 140 carefully crafted characters!

Cite Like You Mean It    
November 12, 2014 at 1p Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

Correctly locating, selecting, and citing quality references can be daunting. Have no fear! Kayla Deru, a medical writer at Intermountain Healthcare, will guide you as she goes deep into the citation jungle. Case studies, web pages and self-published works are all fair game in this one-hour webinar. About the speaker


Publication Planning: Developing a Blueprint for Success (Registration opening soon!)

December 10, 2014 at 1p Eastern
Members $55 / Nonmembers $95

Ever wondered how your manuscript fits into the sponsor's publication plan? Creating a publication "blueprint" for disseminating pharmaceutical and medical device data can be tricky business. Join Donna Simcoe, Principal at Simcoe Consultants, for an overview of publication planning, guidelines, and considerations.


Archived Members-Only 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.

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