Conference Workshops

 

Enhance your conference participation by taking advantage of AMWA Workshops, highly-rated, small group, intensive 3-hour programs led by industry experts. Content focus areas are noted in italics next to each workshop title. Workshop descriptions can be found in the registration brochure. Additional fees apply for workshop registrations.

Workshop schedule last updated: August 21, 2019.


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Wednesday, November 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WS-10: Foundations of Plain Language Amy D. Stephenson, MA, Principal, Wordacious LLC (Writing/Editing, Health communication)

NEW WS-11: Principles and Practices for Developing Needs Assessments for Continuing Education Activities Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, President, Avant Consulting, LLC (Continuing education for health care professionals)

NEW WS-12: Best Practices for Developing Journal Manuscripts Ann L. Davis, MPH, CMPP, Independent Contractor (Scientific publications)

NEW WS-13: Writing the Clinical Study Abstract Yeshi Mikyas, PhD, ELS, RAC, Pfizer, Inc. (Scientific publications)

WS-14: Introduction to Health Economics for Medical Communicators Bart Harvey, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Science and medicine)

WS-15: Basic Grammar I - Loretta Bohn, Senior Editor/Writer, RTI International (Writing/Editing)

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

WS-20: Writing and Editing NIH Grant Proposals Kristina Wasson-Blader, PhD, ELS, Clearly Communicating Science, LLC (Grantsmanship)

WS-21: Electronic Common Technical Document Nancy Katz, PhD, MWC, President, Illyria Consulting Group, Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-22: Assessing and Communicating Benefits and Risks of Medicines Lawrence Liberti, PhD, RPh, RAC, Executive Director, CIRS-Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (Science and medicine)

NEW WS-23: Lean Authoring Kimberly Jochman, PhD, Managing Medical Writer, Merck & Co., Inc. and Elizabeth Brown, MS, PMP, Managing Medical Writer, Merck & Co., Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-24: Sentence Structure and Patterns Michael Schneir, PhD, Professor, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (Writing/Editing)

WS-25: Writing Clinical Evaluation Reports for Medical Devices Karen Bannick McQuoid, MA, RAC, FRAPS, President and Founder, Bannick, LLC (Regulatory writing, Medical devices)

 

Thursday, November 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW WS-30: Writing for Visual Media: Best Practices Ann L. Davis, MPH, CMPP, Independent Contractor (Writing/Editing)

NEW WS-31: Writing Clinical Study Report Lay Summaries – a Survivor’s Guide Lisa Chamberlain James, PhD (cantab.), Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing and Consulting Ltd. (Regulatory writing)

WS-32: Writing the Investigator's Brochure - Kathy Spiegel, PhD, Regulatory Writing Senior Manager, Amgen, Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-33: Introduction to Cancer Pharmacology Gail Flores, PhD, Principal Writer, Encore Biomedical Communications LLC (Science and medicine)

 

Friday, November 8, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

WS-40: Writing and Designing Materials for Patient Education - Genevieve Long, PhD, Freelance Medical Writer - Patient Education, Health Literacy, and Marketing Specialist (Writing/Editing, Health communication)

WS-41: Essentials of Copyediting Loretta Bohn, Senior Editor/Writer, RTI International (Writing/Editing)

WS-42: Proofreading: Strategy for Document Quality Control Damiana Chiavolini, MS, PhD, Instructor, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Writing/Editing)

WS-43: Summarizing Clinical Safety Data for a New Drug Application Marijke H. Adams, PharmD, PhD, President, MH Adams & Associates, Inc., and Jennifer Bridgers, MS, MWC, Managing Medical Writer, Merck and Co., Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-44: Strategies for Improving Document Quality for Pharmaceutical Communications Managers Kathy Spiegel, PhD, Regulatory Writing Senior Manager, Amgen, Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-45: Advanced Writing Helen Hodgson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Communication, Westminster College (Writing/Editing)

 

Saturday, November 9, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WS-50: Usage: Choosing the Right Word for the Job Stephen N. Palmer, PhD, ELS, Manager and Senior Scientific Medical Writer, Texas Heart Institute (Writing/Editing)

NEW WS-51: The Medical Editing Clinic: Strategies to Hone Your Editing Skills Marianne Mallia, ELS, MWC, Editor, Scientific Publications, Mayo Clinic and June Oshiro, PhD, ELS, Editor, Scientific Publications, Mayo Clinic (Writing/Editing)

WS-52: Summarizing Clinical Efficacy Data for a New Drug Application - Marijke H. Adams, PharmD, PhD, President, MH Adams & Associates, Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-53: Introduction to Statistics for Medical Communicators* Bart Harvey, MD, PhD, MWC, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Science and medicine)
*renamed from Statistics for Medical Writers and Editors

WS-54: Principles and Practice of Visual Data Presentation* - Janet Novak, PhD, ELS, Senior Editor/Grant Writer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Writing/Editing)
*renamed from Advanced Data Presentation: Tables, Graphs, and Charts

 

Saturday, November 9, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

WS-60: Composing Narratives for Safety and Adverse Event Reporting Jennifer Bridgers, MS, MWC, Managing Medical Writer, Merck and Co., Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-61: Clinical Study Report Writing: From Tables, Listings, and Graphs to Text - Kathy Spiegel, PhD, Regulatory Writing Senior Manager, Amgen, Inc. (Regulatory writing)

WS-62: Effective Paragraphing Helen Hodgson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Communication, Westminster College (Writing/Editing)

WS-63: Understanding Sample Size and Study Power - Bart Harvey, MD, PhD, MWC, Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto (Science and medicine)

WS-64: Effectively Searching Online Databases Thomas P. Gegeny, MS, Team Lead & Senior Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group (Technology)

 

If you are already registered for AMWA Workshops at the 2019 Medical Writing & Communication Conference, access any required pre-course activities in AMWA Online Learning and submit them to the workshop leader by October 16, 2019.

 

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