EMWA is the European Medical Writers Association, a network of professionals that represents, supports and trains medical communicators in Europe. It is a not for profit organisation that is run for its members by its members.

This website offers access to EMWA's journal Medical Writing, as well as our Freelancer and Company listing and our Jobs page advertising vacancies for both freelance and in-house medical writers and editors. If you would like more information about how to sign up to the freelancer or company list, or how to advertise your job vacancies on this website, please contact info@emwa.org.

Get ready for the next conference in Ireland!

This short video should put you in the mood for the Dublin conference to be held on 5-9 May 2015.


Another deal for EMWA members - 20% off insurance for medical writers!

EMWA is constantly looking for exclusive deals for members and we are pleased to partner with PIA Commercial (UK) in launching a new insurance scheme for medical writers.

The benefits to medical writers will include a 20% discount off the standard professional indemnity insurance premium.

Cover can be arranged for individuals and companies and also include employers and public liability, business travel insurance, as well as commercial and office insurance. The discount applies to medical writers, companies and individuals who are located anywhere in the world (other than those who reside in the USA/Canada). 

For further information please contact Mike Cherrington on 0121 694 6897 or by e-mail info@piacommercial.com.

Efficiency: make it your business. A webinar by Kathryn White on 26 February 2015 at 5 pm UK time.

This webinar is primarily for freelance medical writers who have to juggle client demands with those of their business. Many freelancers struggle to find time to manage their personal and business needs whilst meeting client demands and deadlines. This webinar will introduce and explore the concepts of working ‘on your business’ as well as ‘in your business’, describing processes, systems and practices which may be implemented to help freelancers manage their business more efficiently while managing their clients more effectively.

To participate, you only need to register and then connect to our webinars platform on the due date. A recording will be available some days after the event in the Archive session of the webinars page on our website. Nevertheless, we advise you to participate as this will enable you to pose questions and contribute to an active discussion. Email pr@emwa.org with any questions or accessibility concerns.

Click here to register and check back often to see our other upcoming webinars!

We hope that you will enjoy this initiative!

Results of a brief survey of freelancers available

The EMWA freelance group conducted a brief survey amongst freelance EMWA members on type and source of registration documents prepared by freelancers to establish whether it would be worth incorporating more detailed questions on this in the Freelance Business Surveys conducted every 3 years.

EMWA members can view the results by logging in and visiting the Freelance Resource Centre under the Resources tab.

EMWA Spring Conference 2015 - Registration is now open

Dear Member

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 40th EMWA Conference which will be held at the The Doubletree Hilton Hotel, in Dublin from 05-09 May 2015.

This year, the EMWA Professional Educational Committee is offering a full programme of workshops, covering a broad range of familiar and new topics. Our symposium day, entitled “Risk management and risk-benefit evaluation – a 360° perspective”, will explore the topic with particular emphasis on relevant safety documentation. We have the pleasure of welcoming speakers from regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical industry and patient groups, to discuss this critical topic.

We are also introducing our Expert Seminar Series (ESS) in Dublin, which will provide learning opportunities, experience-sharing and active discussions for our senior colleagues. The presenters will each deliver short interactive seminars on the latest developments followed by an interactive discussion.


Non-members are welcome to attend the one-day symposium and the ESS sessions.

Book early to benefit from the early bird discount and to secure the workshop places of your choice!

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.