AMWA – Carolinas Chapter
American Medical Writers Association – Carolinas

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Upcoming Events | AMWA mission | Who We Are

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!


Upcoming Events

January 2017 Event

Chapter members will discuss the presentations they made at the AMWA National Conference in Denver this past Fall. Come join us for drinks at happy hour at Frontier and listen to a recap of some great presentations!

January 26th, 2017  5-6:30pm

Happy Hour at the Frontier in Durham, NC (Happy Hour at the Frontier)


February 2017 Event

Dr. Frank Church will give a presentation. Title and description TBA.

February 7th, 2017  6:30pm

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC (Tobacco Road-Chapel Hill)


AMWA Mid-Atlantic 2017 Spring Conference

March 10, 2017

National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD

Join our neighbors to the north, the Mid-Atlantic chapter, at their Spring conference! Finish up that certificate, learn more about a particular topic, or just network for that next job.

See the website for more details:


AMWA mission

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.

Last modified: January 16, 2017