Wednesday, September 5, 2007

American Medical Writers Association Annual Conference

For those of you who are not AMWA members, here's a good reason to join: their great annual conference. AMWA's conference offers dozens of workshops and open sessions in all areas of medical writing--they close quickly, so take a look before registration closes. The upcoming conference is in Atlanta, from October 11-13, 2007. Find out more information here.

For those of you who are going, I would love to meet you if we haven't already. I am going to be leading two breakfast roundtables (on Thursday and Friday) and will be speaking at two open sessions.

The roundtables are:

Writing about Vaccine Safety: Striving for Accuracy in an Emotional Environment (still open as of September 5)

Traditional Publishing vs Self-publishing: Creating Your Own Publishing Company (this one's closed--only 9 participants per table!)

The open sessions (these ones do not close) are:

OPEN SESSION 11 - Vaccine Safety: Dealing With Uncertainty

Communicating Public Health Policy During Periods of Uncertainty About
Vaccine Safety
Diego Pineda, MS, Moderator
Science Writer, Immunizations for Public Health (i4ph), Galveston, TX

Missing Information and Immunization Policy
Martin G. Myers, MD
Executive Director, National Network for Immunization Information
(NNii), Galveston, TX

Managing Uncertainty: Rotashield and Thimerosal Case Studies
Walter A. Orenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

OPEN SESSION 36 - Medical Writing in Developing Countries: Challenges, Successes, and Initiatives

An AuthorAID Perspective
Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH, Moderator
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

A Chinese Perspective
Zhang Jian
Lecturer, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China

A Colombian Perspective
Diego Pineda, MS
Science Writer, Immunizations for Public Health (i4ph), Galveston, TX

I hope to see you there!

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