The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Summer 2016) , and hold regular in-person meetings. The Board of Directors also holds regular meetings by teleconference, and minutes of those meetings are available.
Thursday July 21, 11:30am (First Watch, 13323 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131)
Academic and education-related writing and editing (Ann Paterson)
Overview of types of writing and editing, finding opportunities, and comparisons with other types of medical/scientific writing. This presentation will explore the diversity of opportunities, expectations from clients, types of pay rates, and much more. Dr. Paterson is a department chair at a small liberal arts college as well as section editor and governing board member for a herpetological journal with extensive additional academic, educational, and medical writing experience. She also serves on the SSAR journal presubmission service helping authors prepare their work for English language journals.
Tuesday, September 27-10th Anniversary Dinner
6:00pm C J Muggs in Webster Groves
"The View from the Top", Jay Piccirillo, MD, FACS, Editor-in-Chief, JAMA Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; Vice Chair of Research, Dept. of Otolaryngology; and Director, Clinical Outcomes Research Office, Washington University School of Medicine. Dr Piccirillo will talk about journal article submission from the perspective of a current editor-in-chief.
November - Where Have We Been, and Where Do You Want to Go?
Joann McAndrews and Lisa Balbes will lead a retrospecitve analysis of what TechWriteSTL has done over the last 10 years, followed by an interactive discussion of where the group should go in the future. Come enjoy a walk down history lane, and then help plan the path forward.
January 2017 - Mary Jo Blackwood
For more information or to register for any of these events contact Lisa Balbes.