The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical and health information. Read our mission statement.
AMWA has nineteen regional Chapters. Our Carolinas Chapter has approximately 265 members living in North Carolina and South Carolina, while our parent organization has close to 5,000 members living within the United States, Canada, and thirty other countries.
The Carolinas AMWA Chapter offers AMWA credit workshops and open sessions at our Annual Spring Conference. We invite speakers and foster informal networking among medical writers at our Chapter events. Our events, which are typically held in the North Carolina Research Triangle region, are open to prospective members and guests. Please learn more about the benefits of being part of AMWA and this local Chapter and join us!
Presentation by Tom Burns on “Toxicology 101 for Medical Writers”
Please join the AMWA Carolinas Chapter on July 27, 2016, at 6:30 pm in RTP for a presentation by our own Tom Burns on “Toxicology 101 for Medical Writers.” Tom will give us a brief survey of the principles of toxicology and will educate us on how to approach toxicology from a medical writing standpoint. This presentation will be a sneak peek into Tom’s presentation at the Medical Writing & Communication Conference in Denver this fall (see www.amwa.org/conference for details). Watch your inbox for a registration e-mail coming soon!
The association’s mission is to promote excellence in medical communication. Through an extensive educational program, various publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA encourages and enables medical communicators to extend their professional expertise.
Who We Are
Our members are a dynamic combination of freelancers, employees, and job seekers and include those who write, edit, or develop medical materials for a wide range of audiences, including:
- Patient education brochures, news articles, web content, and books
- Journal articles and continuing education monographs
- Regulatory documents supporting drug and device research and development
- Sales training and marketing materials
Our target audiences include the general public, patients, press, health care professionals, government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, contract research organizations, pharmaceutical industry, research scientists and institutions.
Some of us have backgrounds with strong medical or science experience while others have solid writing or journalism experience. Together we share our love for writing, science, and medicine.