Conference Program


The AMWA 2020 Medical Writing & Communication Conference will include educational sessions and live discussion groups on timely and relevant topics. Access to all educational sessions is included in a full conference registration.

The daily schedule is in development. Check back soon for more details.

Preliminary list of 2020 AMWA Conference Sessions (as of July 31)

Addressing Legislative Efforts to Limit the Livelihood of Freelance Medical Writers
Beyond the Needs Assessment: Creative Perspectives on CME Content Development
Bridging the Gap: Best-Evidence Strategies for Health Literate, Public-Facing Clinical Trial Materials
CERs: Requirements, Recommendations, and Reality
Collaborative Writing: Ensure Success with an Effective Strategy
Communication Is a Key Success Factor in Gene Therapy
Editing: Hard Knowledge, Soft Skills
FDA Assessment Aid: Authoring for Efficient Review
Foundation Grants 101
Knowing Which Button to Push
Low-Cost and Low-Effort Ways to Create Infographics and Visually Appealing Slides
Mastering Collaboration with the Common Protocol Template
Mentoring Programs: One Size May Not Fit All
Navigating Potential Ethical Pitfalls in Research Publications
A Powerful Combination: The Value of the Writer-Editor Partnership
Regulatory CMC Submissions: Lifecycle Decisions
Roll-out of a Medical Writing AI Tool: The Future is Here
Three Easy Steps to Get More Freelance Clients on LinkedIn
Tricks and Tips for Time Management
Umbrella Protocol Toolkit for Early Drug Development
Value of Medical Writers: What Do the Data Show?
What the Best Medical Writers Know About Nonclinical Data
Preliminary list of Roundtable and Networking Discussions (as of July 31)
Avoiding Rejection: Tips for Manuscript Writing Success
Best Practices for Training Writers New to Clinical Trial Protocols
Building your Expertise in Unfamiliar Clinical Areas
Cardiovascular Disease Pharmacogenomics
Certification of Editors in the Life Sciences
Clinical Evidence and CER Strategies in an MDR-Compliant Landscape
Communicating Science Through Social Media
Creating a Strategic Plan for a Medical Writing Department
Developing and Retaining the Seasoned Writer
The Empowered Medical Writer: A Prerequisite for Optimal Deliverables
Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity
Grow your Own Local Network of Communication Professionals
How To Find a Job
How to Successfully Transition from a General/Clinical Background into Medical Writing
Jam Session for Early-Career Freelancers (3 to 7 years of experience)
Jam Session for Editors
Jam Session for Seasoned Freelancers (more than 7 years of experience)
The Journey from Vendor to Trusted Partner
Key Insights for Writing an Effective Clinical Overview (Module 2.5) for a Marketing Application (ie, NDA/BLA/MAA)
Leveraging AI in Medical Writing, ’Localizing’ the Patient Connect
Looking Back for Future Medical Writing Success
Operating Decisively and Planning Around Uncertainty: Scientific Publication Planning
Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence: The Common Thread. The Human Experience
Quality through Automation: Improving Document Quality with PerfectIt - An Enterprise Case Study
The Times They Are A Changin’: How to Manage Change Effectively in Every Role
Transitioning to Full-Time Regulatory Medical Writing
To Be More Efficient and Consistent, Build a Better Checklist
The Trend toward Collaborative Authoring: Pros and Cons vs Fixed Steps for Document What’s Left to Do?
Virtual Networking
Where do You Find Your Story Topics?
Writing Informed Consent Forms in the Era of the Revised Common Rule


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