Conference Program


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

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The conference program offered a full list of education sessions and roundtable opportunities by date and time, as well as detailed information about each education session. Download the AMWA Conference Program (PDF) .


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Click on the professional focus areas below to see the sessions and discussions included.

Education Sessions

  • Regulatory Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Submissions: Lifecycle Decisions
  • Umbrella Protocol Toolkit for Early Drug Development
  • US FDA Real Time Oncology Review Program and FDA Assessment Aid: Early Provision of Data Authoring of a New Summary Document for Efficient FDA Review
  • What the Best Medical Writers Know About Nonclinical Data

Roundtable Discussions

  • Key Insights for Writing an Effective Clinical Overview (Module 2.5) for a Marketing Application
  • Lay Summaries of Clinical Study Results—Evaluating Current Industry Practice. Are We Meeting Expectations of the Public?
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence in Medical Writing—"Localizing” the Patient Connect
  • Plain Language Summaries: Managing Patient Engagement
  • Poster Discussion: Balancing Expectations while Writing Lay Summaries
  • Putting the Pieces Together: Best Practices for Taking Ownership of Your Documents
  • The Trend toward Collaborative Authoring: Pros and Cons vs Fixed Steps for Document Development
  • Writing Informed Consent Forms in the Era of the Revised Common Rule
  • Writing for Investigational Drug Trials and the Cross-functional Role of Investigational Drug Services

Education Session

  • Navigating Potential Ethical Pitfalls in Research Publications

Roundtable Discussions

  • Avoiding Rejection: Tips for Manuscript Writing Success
  • From Audience to Authors: Insights and Advice for Collaborating with Patients in Medical Communications
  • The Importance of Empathetic Language in Scientific Publications
  • The Mindset and Art of Writing Effective Response Letter to the Journal Editor
  • Operating Decisively and Planning Around Uncertainty: Scientific Publication Planning
  • Topics and Trends in Scientific Publications

Education Sessions

  • Analysis of Mentoring: From Marginal to Maximal
  • Editing: Hard Knowledge, Soft Skills
  • Knowing Which Button to Push: Communicating the Value Proposition of Medical Writing
  • Mentoring Programs: One Size May Not Fit All
  • A Powerful Combination: The Value of the Writer-Editor Partnership
  • Value of Medical Writers: What Do the Data Show?

Roundtable Discussions

  • Building Your Expertise in Unfamiliar Clinical Areas
  • Certification of Editors in the Life Sciences
  • Developing and Retaining the Seasoned Writer
  • Ensnared by Ennui? Staying Engaged in your Professional Development
  • Grow Your Own Local Network of Communication Professionals
  • Health Habits: Stress Less, Feel Great, Work Better
  • Hosting Medical Communication Interns in Person and Remotely: Key Tips
  • How to Find a Job
  • How to Successfully Transition from a General/Clinical Background into Medical Writing
  • Is That What You Do?! Improving Collaboration through Cross-functional Rotations
  • Jam Session for Editors
  • The Journey from Vendor to Trusted Partner
  • Leveling up: How Using Emotional Intelligence Will Make You a Better Communicator
  • Networking Is at Least as Important Now as It Was BC (before COVID): We Took Our “First Thursday” Event Virtual
  • The Self-Empowered Medical Writer
  • Tips for Studying for the MWC Exam
  • The Times They Are a Changin’: How to Manage Change Effectively in Every Role
  • Transitioning to Full-Time Regulatory Writing
  • Trust Me on This: How to Build Client Trust
  • Virtual Networking: How to Build a Strong Network
  • Where Do You Find Your Story Topics?
  • Working Remotely: Adapting to the New Norm

Education Sessions

  • 3 Easy Steps to Get More Freelance Clients on LinkedIn
  • Addressing Legislative Efforts to Limit the Livelihood of Freelance Medical Communicators

Roundtable Discussions

  • Discussion of Legislative Efforts to Limit the Livelihood of Freelance Medical Communicators
  • Freelancer's Guide to Cybersecurity
  • Jam Session for Early-Career Freelancers
  • Jam Session for Seasoned Freelancers

Education Session

  • Updates to the AMA Manual of Style, 11th Edition

Roundtable Discussion

  • To Be More Efficient and Consistent, Build a Better Checklist

Education Sessions

  • Bridging the Gap: Best-Evidence Strategies for Health Literate, Public-Facing Clinical Trial Materials
  • Strategies for Effective Risk Communication

Roundtable Discussions

  • By the Numbers: Health Numeracy and Communication Strategies that Work for Patients and the Public
  • Communicating Science through Social Media
  • Medical Journalism Do's and Don'ts: Tips for Successful Reporting and Writing
  • Patient Engagement and Cultural Competence: The Common Thread. The Human Experience
  • Writing for Patients: When and How

Roundtable Discussions

  • Best Practices for Training Writers New to Clinical Trial Protocols
  • Creating a Strategic Plan for a Medical Writing Department

Education Sessions

  • Collaborative Writing: Ensure Success with an Effective Strategy
  • Communication Is a Key Success Factor in Gene Therapy
  • Enforcing House Style: Customizing PerfectIt for Client, Agency, or Publication Preferences
  • Low-Cost and Low-Effort Ways to Create Infographics and Visually Appealing Slides
  • Roll-out of a Medical Writing Artificial Intelligence Tool: The Future is Here
  • Tricks and Tips for Time Management

Roundtable Discussions

  • Cardiovascular Disease Pharmacogenomics
  • The Empowered Medical Writer: A Prerequisite for Optimal Deliverables
  • Looking Back for Future Medical Writing Success
  • Quality through Automation: Improving Document Quality with PerfectIt—An Enterprise Case Study
  • What Should Clients and Freelancers Expect from Each Other?

Education for Professionals

  • Beyond the Needs Assessment: Creative Perspectives on Continuing Medical Education Content Development (Education Session)
  • Best Practices for Writing Continuing Medical Education Needs Assessments (Roundtable Discussion)
  • Steps to Building a Successful Multidisciplinary Continuing Education Forum for a Regional Health System (Roundtable Discussion)
  • Tips for Writing Common Sections of Needs Assessments for Accredited Continuing Medical Education (Roundtable Discussion)

Grantsmanship

  • Foundation Grants 101 (Education Session)
  • Creating the Ideal Map for Cat Wranglers, AKA Grant Application Checklist--What Works and What Doesn't (Roundtable Discussion)
  • Writing National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research/Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Proposals and Pitches (Roundtable Discussion)

Medical Devices

  • Clinical Evaluation Reports: Requirements, Recommendations, and Reality (Education Session)
  • Clinical Evaluation for CE Marking of Medical Devices: Context and Compliance (Roundtable Discussion)
  • Clinical Evidence and Clinical Evaluation Report Strategies in a Medical Device Regulation-Compliant Landscape (Roundtable Discussion)




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