Virtual Work

Friday, May 7, 2021, 8 AM – 5 PM Eastern

This year’s virtual conference will allow you to engage from wherever you are!


Program at a Glance

Morning Session: 8:00 – 11:30 AM

Bootstrapping Doesn’t Involve Boots: Statistical Insights and Experiences

Ventia DePuy Bowden, Ph.D., Owner, Bowden Analytics

CRISPR/Cas Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome

Mark J. Zylka, Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill Neuroscience Center

Roundtable Discussion Breakout Rooms: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Roundtable Topics & Leaders

  • Breaking into Medical Writing
    • Jenni Pickett, Ph.D., Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
  • Volunteer Opportunities with AMWA
    • Ann Winter-Vann, Ph.D., Senior Writer and Manager, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
  • Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Turning Bullets into Visuals
    • Danielle Hennis, Presentation Specialist, Make It Memorable Consulting Studios
  • Starting a Freelance Medical Communications Business: An Editor’s Perspective
  • Structured Content Management: Write Once, Reuse Often!
    • Kim Jochman, Ph.D., Senior Principal Medical Writer, Merck
  • Medical Writing Planning and Strategies for Marketing Application Submissions
    • Tim Garver, Ph.D., CSO and CCO, Impact Pharmaceutical Services
    • Nicole Tackmann, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Impact Pharmaceutical Services

Afternoon Session: 1:15 – 4:15 PM

“I Can Help You If You Would Just Let Me!” – Best Practices in Overcoming a Challenging Sponsor

Demetrius Carter, MBA, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Sciences, Synchrogenix, a Certara company

Using Word’s Find and Replace Tool to Get Your Stuff Done Faster

BJ Witkin, Global Regulatory Publishing Specialist, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Networking: 4:15 – 5:00 PM


Registration Costs

Updated April 12, 2021: New Trainee Options & Reduced Rates for AMWA Members Added!

ProfessionalsStudents/Postdocs
AMWA MembersNon-MembersAMWA MembersNon-Members
Regular Registration (April 1 – May 6)$70$120$35$60
Day-of Registration (by 8:30 AM ET May 7)$120$130$60$65

Conference Sponsors

Interested in joining the Conference Sponsors listed below?

See our Call for Sponsors Page for more details on sponsorship levels and benefits!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

UCB Biosciences

Freelance Sponsors

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