2017 Spring Conference
May 4, 2017
Preconference Dinner (6:30–8:30 PM)
Join us for a preconference dinner at the Tobacco Road Sports Café at 1118 Environ Way in Chapel Hill from
6:30 to 8:30 PM. Get to know fellow AMWA members in a relaxed environment before the conference begins (the dinner will be held in a private room at the restaurant). Tobacco Road offers a variety of entrée options and is conveniently located in East54 off NC Hwy 54 (less than a mile from the Friday Center). For restaurant information or directions, visit http://www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com/location/chapelhill.html or call (919) 537-8404. Please note that attendees pay for their own food and beverages.
May 5, 2017 Schedule
Conference Registration & Breakfast (7:45–8:30 AM)
Pick up your registration packet, network with colleagues, and enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast.
AMWA WORKSHOP OPTION (8:30–11:30 AM)
Ethical Standards in Medical Publication [CP]
Workshop Leader: Nancy Taylor
OPEN SESSIONS (8:30-11:45 AM)
8:30–10:00 AM* Transforming Your Work Life Into Your Dream Life
Ursula Jorch, Founder, Work Alchemy
10:15–11:45 AM Clinical Pharmacology for Medical Writers
Stephanie Brillhart, MSCI, CCRP, Medical Writing Manager, InVentiv Health
*Please note, there will be a short break between sessions from 10:00 to 10:15 AM.
ROUNDTABLE LUNCH DISCUSSIONS (11:45–1:00 PM)
A buffet lunch is included with your registration. Some tables will have a topic to discuss to facilitate further
learning and professional connections. Other tables will have open discussion. You may select a topic during
Lean Authoring: What, When, Why, Where, and How
Leader: Trisha Houser Medical Writer & Consultant, Houser Clinical Research
Join in! AMWA needs your input!
Leader: Lori Alexander AMWA, President
Breaking into Medical Medical Writing
Leaders: Luke Roode PhD, Medical Writer, Quintiles and Lydia Morris, PhD, Medical Writer and Editor, Education and Training Systems International
Science Writing and Outreach for the National Institutes of Health
Leader: Robin Arnette, PhD Medical Writer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Project Management in Clinical Development
Leader: Meghan Morgan-Smith, PhD Project Manager II, INC Research
Narrative Writing Tips
Leader: Karen Campbell Senior Medical Writer, Whitsell Innovations
Reviews: Polite, Concise, and to the Point
Leader: Lima Chutkan, PhD Head of Medical Writing, Pearl Therapeutics
Grant Writing: A Behind the Scenes Perspective
Leader: Maile Henson, PhD Research Development Associate, Duke University
AMWA WORKSHOP OPTION (1:15–4:15 PM)
Writing a Protocol in Compliance with ICH Guidelines [RR]
Workshop Leader: Jennifer Bridgers, MWC
OPEN SESSIONS (1:15-4:30 PM)
1:15–2:45 PM* The Bioethics of Third-Party Litigation Funding
TBD, Wake Forest Bioethics Program
3:00–4:30 PM Redaction of Clinical Research Documents in Compliance with EMA Policy 70
Ann Winter-Vann, PhD, Whitsell Innovations
*Please note, there will be a short break between sessions from 2:30 to 2:45 PM.
SOCIAL HOUR (4:30–6:00 PM)
Take time to socialize with colleagues. Exchange ideas, trade business cards, and make plans to attend the next
AMWA event. Take a breather after a full day of learning, and kick off your weekend feeling relaxed!
Thank you to our sponsors: IMPACT Pharmaceutical Services, PRA Health Sciences, PPD, and UCB Biosceiences!