AMWA Member Referral Program

AMWA Members Are...

Skilled Communicators

Do you know a skilled medical writer or editor?

Lifelong Learners

Do you know someone committed to ongoing professional development?

Warm and Welcoming

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the AMWA community?

Encourage them to join us today!


For every friend or colleague you refer who becomes an AMWA member, you will receive a coupon code for $15 off any AMWA Online Learning activity. You will also get an entry into a drawing for a free registration for AMWA's Medical Writing & Communication Conference. The more people you refer, the more entries you get!

How to Participate

#1 - Send referrals online

  • Click here to access our online referral form
  • Enter up to 10 emails at a time and include a personal message
  • Each recipient will receive an email with instructions on how to join, your personal message, and your direct referral link (if they join by clicking this link, their name will be automatically linked with your referral)
  • You can also copy and paste your direct referral link (available on the referral form page) to share on social media

#2 - Refer colleagues on your own

If you prefer to refer colleagues through other methods (e.g. by word of mouth), you are more than welcome to do so. As long as they list your name in the "Referred by" field when joining, you will be recorded as having referred them.


Tips for Recruiting New Members

  • Tell your AMWA story: Why did you become a member? How has AMWA helped your career?
  • Demonstrate how AMWA can help them meet their career goals.
  • Discuss the benefits of being an AMWA member.
  • Follow up with them after your initial referral: Have they joined? Why or why not?
  • If any of your referrals join, be sure to thank them. Ask how membership is going and answer any questions they may have. You can also encourage them to email us at


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I refer more than one person?
You can refer as many people as you'd like! Each colleague you refer who joins AMWA entitles you to one entry into the drawing. For example, if you refer 10 people and 4 of those people join, your name will be entered into the drawing 4 times. Entries will be given only when those you refer join as a new member (professional, professional + freelance, or student) or rejoin as an expired member.

Can I refer people using both methods?
Feel free to refer colleagues in any way you choose. You can use either method #1 or method #2, or both. Any new members who are linked to your referrals will be counted towards your entry total.

How can I track my referrals?

You can track your referrals by navigating to the Manage Profile page and clicking on Refer a Friend (under "My Account History"). Anyone you have referred who joins through your direct referral link will appear here.

Please Note: This only tracks referrals sent through our online system and members who join by clicking your direct referral link. Those you refer who only list your name in the "Referred by" field will not appear, but will still be tracked by AMWA staff.

Can the free conference registration only be used for the 2018 conference?
The free conference registration can be used to register for either the 2018 conference in Washington, DC or the 2019 conference in San Diego, CA. If the winner registers for this year's conference before the drawing takes place, the fee will be refunded.

How long do I have to participate?
Referred members must join between March 1 and May 31 for these referrals to qualify for entry into in the grand prize drawing (but we still welcome referrals after that!). The drawing for the free conference registration will take place in early June and the winner will be notified promptly.

For any other questions concerning the referral program, contact Katie at


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