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

February 2017 Event

Frank Church, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Presentation title: “From Proteases and Protease Inhibitors to Parkinson’s Disease and Paperback Writer”

Dr. Church will discuss navigating academic life from point A to point Z and will give his perspective on grant writing, manuscript/review article writing, and book chapter writing. He will talk about his vast experience regarding lecturing vs writing (ie, having natural born talent vs learning to become a good writer or teacher). He will also talk about the creation and writing of his blog “Journey with Parkinson’s”, a blog for Parkinson’s education, research advances, new treatment strategies, and personal reflection. Finally, Dr. Church will touch on his experience as a newspaper editor/writer and member of the Communications Committee for the National Parkinson’s Foundation World Congress.

February 7th, 2017  6:30pm

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (Tobacco Road-Chapel Hill)
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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 Carolinas local conference

Friday May 5th

Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC

Get ready for this year’s chapter conference! We are planning an exciting line-up this year for regulatory writers, editors, communications personnel, and freelancers alike! We will let you know when the full schedule is on the website, but trust us, you’re not going to want to miss this year’s lineup!


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: February 5, 2017