Following up on the latest post, there are networking opportunities other than medical writing conferences. For instance, networking on the Internet is become more popular every day.
Last year, I started the Medical Writing Network, as a place for medical writers to interact, share ideas, and even find jobs. I'm glad to see it has taken a life of its own in just a few months. With 93 members as of today, the network is bringing together medical writers from all over the world (interestingly, many are from India--I guess medical writing is booming there).
Anyway, just check out the network's site if you haven't yet. You can participate in the forums, ask questions, create your blog postings, upload videos, photos, and search the job postings.