Monday, July 26, 2010

2010 AMWA Annual Conference registration is now open!

From an AMWA email message:

Conference registration opened today for the 70th Annual Conference of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). There are new workshops, new certificates, and 40 open sessions (open sessions are included in your registration fee). Don’t forget that if you are not currently an AMWA member you can pay your dues along with conference registration and receive the member rate.

Register early for the annual conference workshops and roundtables! They fill quickly, so you’ll need to include 2 alternatives in case your first choice is not available when your registration form is processed. Online registration is not automatic on receipt by AMWA. All registrations are processed by AMWA headquarters in the order received, whether online, mailed, or faxed. Headquarters typically receives 400 registrations in the first day. Be prepared, be patient, and please give staff time to process. Thank you!

Available Breakfast Roundtables agendas have been linked in the registration brochure.

Hotel reservations are now open for the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, connected to the convention center via an enclosed skywalk. You can make your reservations online or you can contact the hotel directly at (414) 271-7250. Please make sure you identify yourself as an AMWA attendee to receive the discounted conference rate. Our group code is AMWA. The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is the official AMWA annual conference hotel.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Webinar to discuss the new AMWA curriculum

WHEN: Thursday, July 8, 8:00 pm OR Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am

SIGN UP: Contact Jeanie Woodruff at at your earliest convenience to sign up for one of the sessions.

WHY: Registration for the AMWA national conference in November will open on July 26. A number of significant changes have been made to the structure of the curriculum and the certificate tracks. These changes affect you if you are pursuing, or thinking about pursuing, an AMWA certificate—whether you are new to the process or well along in taking your workshops. AMWA Southwest is offering a webinar to help you understand the curriculum changes so you can plan your workshop schedule for the national conference.

WHO: Steve Palmer, PhD, ELS, past president of AMWA Southwest and current national Administrator of Chapters and Membership, will lead the discussion and answer your questions.

HOW: We will use GoToMeeting to produce the webinar, which you can conveniently access from your own computer. Audio/voice access is FREE if you have a headset or microphone/speakers on your computer; if not, you can view the webinar on your computer and access the audio/voice feature via a long-distance number (NOT FREE), which will charge you at your standard long-distance rate. Registrants will receive an e-mail with instructions for accessing the webinar.

CONTACT: Two identical sessions are offered, and registration is required. "Seating" is limited, so please contact Jeanie Woodruff at at your earliest convenience to sign up for one of the sessions.