Session Schedule

Trends and Opportunities for Medical Communicators

Build your skills and find your niche at #AMWA2017

The conference offers a wide range of session topics for you to select. Browse the sessions by content area to help you make the most of your conference experience. This list includes sessions only. 

View the registration brochure to see a comprehensive overview of conference programming, including AMWA Workshops, roundtables, and a personal leadership branding Intensive, Success Strategies for Showcasing Your Personal Brand.

 

Content Area I: Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Content Area II: Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

 Content Area III: The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Content Area IV: New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software

Content Area V: The Business of Freelance

Content Area VI: Grant And Proposal Writing and Editing

Content Area VII: The Future of Continuing Medical Education

 

Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for Writers 

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Professional Development for Medical Writers: Create, Promote, and Monitor Programs and Tools for Growth

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zika—The bite heard round the world

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Awkward to Awesome: How Powerful Construction Can Transform Your Writing

 Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Intermediate Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) & Real World Evidence (RWE) Elements, Concepts and Writing Constructs

 Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Body Systems Overview for Medical Writers

 Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Are You Picking Up What I’m Putting Down? The Communication Conundrum

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

What Should You Know About Public Relations and Marketing in Medicine?

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Molecular Biology of Cancer

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time saving techniques for Microsoft Word - best tips, shortcuts, ideas and guides

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Transitioning from the Academic Track to Medical Writing: Tips and Tricks for Scholars Looking to Go In House or Strike Out on their Own

 Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Managing Remote Medical Writing Teams for Large Safety Narrative Projects

 Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

I Have the Abstract: How Do I Make It into a Poster?

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How to Shorten Abstracts Effectively

 Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Ticking Clock: Maintaining Sanity for QC

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What Instructional Design Skills do you Need to Learn to Develop Effective Educational Communications?

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A Review of Processes and Some Best Practices for Narrative Writing

 Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Helping non-native English-speaking investigators get their research published in quality journals

 Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

 

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Ready or Not – The New European Medical Device Regulations Are Here!

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medical Writer’s Guide in ClinicalTrials.Gov Results Postings

 Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Crib Notes for CMC Module 3: Content, Organization, and Post-Approval Impact

 Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Clinical Trial Transparency for Writers

 Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Trash Talk: Drug Waste in the 21st Century

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Biologics & Biosimilars: Regulations, Rules of Trial Design, and Rising Approvals

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

CORE Reference: A Year of Experience Preparing CSRs for Multiple Audiences

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The SCE (Section 2.7.3, Summary of Efficacy Safety): Data from the Trenches

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Writing Pediatric Plans: Experiences and Challenges

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

FDA Expedited Regulatory Approval Programs

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Precision Medicine, Biomarkers, and NextGen Sequencing - Science, Regulation, and the Future

 Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

 

New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software

A Conversation About Podcasting

 Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Realizing the Benefits of Structured Content Management in a Step-wise Fashion

 Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You Can Do It Too! Creating Science Videos for the Public

 Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designing Your Regulatory Content for Multichannel Targets

 Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

 

The Business of Freelance

 The Freelancer's Guide for a Successful Social Media Journey: How to Keep Up with Recent Changes, Overcome Obstacles, and Get Optimal Results

 Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Getting Down to Business: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting (and Maintaining) Your Freelance Writing Business

 Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Tech Tools to Help you Run Your Freelance Business

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Jam Session for Seasoned Freelances

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Freelance Medical Editing, Writing, or Both: Which Path Is Right for Me?

 Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

 

Grant And Proposal Writing and Editing

Winning the Work: Grant Writing Basics

 Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Strategic Grantsmanship Principles for Academic Medical and Scientific Writers

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

 

The Future of Continuing Medical Education

Writing and Editing CME Needs Assessments

 Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

The Elements of a Great Multiple-Choice Test Question

 Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM


 

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