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

Pre-conference Dinner 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

6:30–8:30 PM

The pre-conference dinner will be held at the Tobacco Road Sports Café at 1118 Environ Way in Chapel Hill from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Please join your fellow AMWA Carolinas Spring Conference attendees and AMWA members for an evening of networking and socializing. Conference registration is not required to attend the pre-conference dinner. The dinner will be held in a private room at the restaurant and participants are responsible for their own costs. Tobacco Road is conveniently located in East54 off NC Hwy 54 (less than a mile from the Friday Center).

Pre-conference dinner invitations will be received via email. Please RSVP.


Spring Conference 

Register now to take advantage of our reduced on-line pricing and to secure your spot. Please note that workshop registration after April 15th will not be eligible for credit towards an AMWA certificate.

To register please visit

The conference will be held on Friday, May 6, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. You can register the day of the conference with a cash or check. This year’s lineup includes exciting workshops, pertinent open sessions, and refreshing lunch roundtable discussions!

Thank you to our sponsors: UCB Biosciences, Synchrogenix and Impact Pharmaceutical Services!

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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: April 30, 2016