Education Tracks

Make the most of your experience at the 2018 Medical Writing & Communication Conference and explore the available education tracks. Attendees can use these tracks to help plan their conference schedule and attend the sessions that best align with their areas of expertise and interest.

Click on the track titles below to see the sessions included for each track. Explore the conference program for a full list of sessions. Register Now


  • Identifying Experience and Expertise to Succeed as a Medical Writer
  • Making a Career Out of Medical Writing
  • New to AMWA and Medical Writing
  • As You Wish. Fall in Love with Word, Again or for the First Time
  • Word Masterclass Part I - Best Tips and Techniques
  • Leaping from Desk to Podium: Essential Presentation Skills for Medical Writers
  • Up Your Efficiency Game: How Computer Peripherals Let You Work Faster
  • Medical Writing Professionalism: Competency Modeling, Application, and Examination
  • Can You Teach an Old Reviewer New Tricks?


  • Master the Disaster
  • Strategies for Building a Successful Freelance Writing and Editing Business
  • Large, Complex Freelance Medical Writing Projects: Best Practices
  • Networking for Introverted Freelancers: How to Get Better Results with Less Stress
  • Jam Session for Early Career Freelances
  • Jam Session for Seasoned Freelances
  • Your Freelance Brand: How to Stand Out in a Sea of Freelances
  • Tools to Thrive in a Digital World
  • If You Build It, They Will Come: An Unconventional Path from Freelance to Business Owner (Reimagining the Industry of Medical Writing)
  • Fit for Freelance: Home Wellness Health Secrets


  • Grant Editing Basics: Appealing to Reviewers
  • If You Can Write a Grant, You Can Write a Pitch Deck
  • Dissecting the Critical 'Specific Aims' Page
  • NIH Biosketch - Make It Work for You


  • Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for Writers
  • Using a Focused Authoring Strategy to Create a Message Driven Deliverable
  • Regulatory Medical Writing in the Digital Age
  • From Protocol to Package Insert - A Data Journey
  • Medical Writing between Dossier Submission and Drug Approval
  • The CSR Simplification Project: Creating a Clear, Compliant, and Concise CSR
  • QC Detours: Improving the Quality Control Process
  • Basics of Pharmacovigilance Writing
  • Responses to Regulatory Authorities: Measure Twice – Cut Once
  • Accelerating Drug Development through Protocol Harmonization: TransCelerate’s Common Protocol Template and the Technology Enabled Addition
  • A Practical Introduction to the Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) and How to Make It Compliant with MEDDEV Rev 4
  • Precision Medicine: The Impact on the Regulatory Landscape
  • Challenges for Biologic and Biosimilar Development: a Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) perspective


  • What Should a Medical Writer Know About Gene Therapy and Gene Editing?
  • Cancer Immunotherapy – Overview of Current Landscape
  • The Opioid Crisis


  • What's New in the AMA Manual of Style
  • 27 Tips for Efficiently Writing Scientific Publications
  • The Writes and Wrongs of Publication Ethics
  • Panel Discussion on Predatory Journals


  • The Power of Story in Science Communications
  • Narrative and Communication Techniques for Medical Writers to Improve Scientific Communications – Why Medical Communications Needs a Story
  • Elevating the Patient Voice: Opportunities and Challenges for Medical Communicators
  • Miscommunication Epidemic: How Close Are We to Finding a Cure?
  • Think and Communicate Visually
  • Fake News in Medicine
  • Instructional Design: Where do You Fit in as a Medical Writer
  • Regulatory Compliance Fundamentals for Promotional and Educational Writing In Life Sciences
  • You Can’t Possibly Understand How I Feel (Because I Won’t Tell You): The Riddle of Feedback
  • Jam Session for Mid-Career Managers


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