AMWA – Carolinas Chapter
American Medical Writers Association – Carolinas

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Spring Conference

2018 Spring Conference

Register here! On-line registration is only open through Friday, April 20th!


May 3, 2018

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 or call (919) 537-8404. Please note that attendees pay for their own food and beverages.

Register here for the Preconference Dinner.


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May 4, 2018 Schedule

Conference Registration & Breakfast (7:45–8:30 AM)
Pick up your registration packet, network with colleagues, and enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast.


8:30–9:30 am Word Tips: Everything You Wanted to Know About Word but Were Afraid to Ask Presented by BJ Witkin, Impact Pharmaceuticals
9:30–10:30 am Using a Focused Authoring Strategy to Create a Message-Driven Deliverable Presented by Kimberly Jochman, Merck
10:30–10:45 AM Break
10:45–11:45 am It’s Not Me, It’s You: Dealing with Challenging Teams and Coworkers Presented by Robin Whitsell, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.


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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 registration.

Your Creative Side Jill Moffett, Whitsell Innovations, Inc. Being a New/Entry-level Medical Writer Meagan Eldridge, WebbWrites, LLC
Taking AMWA Meetings on the Road Loretta Bohn, RTI International  Breaking in to Medical Writing Lydia Morris, WebbWrites, LLC
Working from Home September Mihaly, IQVIA Staying Fit/Work-life Balance Paula Davis-Searles


1:15–2:30 pm Practical ISE and ISS Authoring Approaches That Support Marketing Application Approvals Presented by Elaina Howard and Tim Garver, Impact Pharmaceuticals
2:30–2:45 pm Break
2:45–4:00 pm Editing Your Own Work Presented by Hope Lafferty, Hope Lafferty Communications


SOCIAL HOUR (4:00–5:00 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!

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Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsor: Trilogy Writing and Consulting!

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Last modified: April 25, 2018