The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Summer 2015) , and hold regular in-person meetings. The Board of Directors also holds regular meetings by teleconference, and minutes of those meetings are available.
Going to the AMWA annual conference in San Antonio? Mid-America chapter members will be gathering for dinner on Thursday October 1st at Maria Mia Mexican Bistro, 849 E Commerce Street, San Antonio. We will meet in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio at 6 pm and walk to dinner together. Please contact Joanne McAndrews at joanne at joannemcandrews.com by Monday September 28th to RSVP. All are welcome! Participants will pay for their own food and drink.
2015 September 17, 6 pm - Annual dinner meeting at C.J. Muggs, 100 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119
"Ridiculous employment contract terms and what to do about them" by James O. Hacking, III, Hacking Law Practice, St. Louis, MO
We've all experienced it-- negotiations are going well, and then a multi-page contract written in legalese arrives with a request for your signature. Local attorney Jim Hacking will moderate a discussion regarding the frustrations of employment contracts. We will solicit real-life examples prior to the event, to be addressed in the dicussion.
2015 - November - "Don't Get Technical with Me: The Truth about Technical Writing" by Bob Saigh
Coming up in 2016...
January "The ABCs of regulatory writing" by Christine Feely
It’s a long and sometimes winding road from the First-in-Human study to completion of the Phase 3 trials to submission of the Clinical Summaries and Overview in a New Drug Application. Medical writers work on a variety of documents that are required during this drug development process. Chris will give a brief overview with some handouts and lead a discussion.
March "Diversifying your Workstream" by Dana Delibovi
For more information or to register for any of these events contact Lisa Balbes.