The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is a professional national organization for writers, editors and other communicators of medical and health information, http://www.amwa.org. There is a state chapter covering the Carolinas, http://www.amwacarolinas.org/wp/. The mission of AMWA is to promote excellence in medical communication. This is accomplished by gathering, organizing, interpreting and presenting information in a manner appropriate for the target audience. Professional medical communicators have communication expertise, awareness of ethical standards and health care knowledge.
This Carolinas membership organization hosts events throughout the year in the Research Triangle region, including an annual conference. In 2017, both Nancy King and Richard Robeson gave a presentation on Bioethics, and in particular the WFU MA in Bioethics, at the annual conference in Chapel Hill. AMWA 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.
Some events can be attended by non-members. All events can be viewed on the Calendar section of the Carolinas Chapter website. If you choose to become a member, visit the AMWA website for more information. Members can join the Carolinas Chapter at no additional charge and start to receive invitations to events.