Conference Sessions

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

Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for Writers Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Professional Development for Medical Writers: Create, Promote, and Monitor Programs and Tools for Growth Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Zika—The bite heard round the world Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

I Have the Abstract: How Do I Make It into a Poster? Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

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

Realizing the Benefits of Structured Content Management in a Step-wise Fashion New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software


Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Awkward to Awesome: How Powerful Construction Can Transform Your Writing Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Intermediate Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) & Real World Evidence (RWE) Elements, Concepts and Writing Constructs Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Medical Writer’s Guide in ClinicalTrials.Gov Results Postings The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

A Conversation About Podcasting New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software

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



Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Body Systems Overview for Medical Writers Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

How to Shorten Abstracts Effectively Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

Crib Notes for CMC Module 3: Content, Organization, and Post-Approval Impact The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Clinical Trial Transparency for Writers The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

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


Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Are You Picking Up What I’m Putting Down? The Communication Conundrum Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

What Should You Know About Public Relations and Marketing in Medicine? Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Trash Talk: Drug Waste in the 21st Century The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Biologics & Biosimilars: Regulations, Rules of Trial Design, and Rising Approvals The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Tech Tools to Help you Run Your Freelance Business The Business of Freelance

Winning the Work: Grant Writing Basics Grant And Proposal Writing and Editing


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

Molecular Biology of Cancer Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

The Ticking Clock: Maintaining Sanity for QC Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

What Instructional Design Skills do you Need to Learn to Develop Effective Educational Communications? Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

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

CORE Reference: A Year of Experience Preparing CSRs for Multiple Audiences The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

You Can Do It Too! Creating Science Videos for the Public New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software


Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Time saving techniques for Microsoft Word - best tips, shortcuts, ideas and guides Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

FDA Expedited Regulatory Approval Programs The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Writing Pediatric Plans: Experiences and Challenges The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Jam Session for Seasoned Freelances The Business of Freelance

Writing and Editing CME Needs Assessments The Future of Continuing Medical Education

Strategic Grantsmanship Principles for Academic Medical and Scientific Writers Grant And Proposal Writing and Editing


Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

A Review of Processes and Some Best Practices for Narrative Writing Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

Precision Medicine, Biomarkers, and NextGen Sequencing - Science, Regulation, and the Future The Evolving Regulatory Landscape

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

Designing Your Regulatory Content for Multichannel Targets New Media Channels, Writing, Technology, and Software 


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

Managing Remote Medical Writing Teams for Large Safety Narrative Projects Staying Current (Professional Development Topics)

Helping non-native English-speaking investigators get their research published in quality journals Essential Medical Communication Skills (Writing and Editing)

The Elements of a Great Multiple-Choice Test Question The Future of Continuing Medical Education 

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