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.

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.

EMWA-AMWA have partnered to develop the all-new CORE (Clarity and Openness in Reporting: E3-based) Reference, scheduled to be available by mid-2016.

CORE will take the form of a User Manual intended to assist CSR authors, and complementing the existing 1995 ICH E3 guidance and 2012 ICH E3 Q&A update.

The CORE Reference is being developed in close collaboration relevant Stakeholders.

The CORE Reference project began as a detailed review and recommendation project on ICH E3, led by the EMWA Budapest Working Group (BWG).

It is strengthened by its evolution into this international EMWA-AMWA partnership with global reach.

Read the Press Release for further details.

Kindly propagate this information through your own communications channels.

Thank you.

Register for the ‘Patient registries as a source of medical information’ Webinar


This webinar, by Maria Kołtowska-Haggstrom, will be run on 4th February, at 15:00 UK (16:00 CET) time. It is based on real-life examples, discusses the basic differences between experimental studies and patient registries, and provides hints on how the data from patient registries should be presented. It also addresses the main problems relating to writing manuscripts based on patient registry data, and teaches how to avoid over-interpretation of the study results.

There are only 100 places, so click here to find out more and to register!

Introduction to Medical Writing webinar - Recording Now Online 

Dr. Helen Baldwin ran this webinar on 15th January 2015. It was aimed at those considering a career in medical writing. It is also of interest to those who have recently joined the profession and would like to know more about medical writing in general.

This webinar was booked out in record time! A recording of the webinar is now available to all.


Don't forget to visit the archives section of the EMWA webinars page for more information about our growing webinar programme.

Webinar on Publication Guidelines

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) has organised a special 90 minute webinar on Publication Guidelines and Insights from AMWA, EMWA and ISMPP.

This will take place on Wednesday, January 28th at 11:00 AM (ET) / 4:00 PM (GMT).

More details are available on the ISMPP website or here on the EMWA website.