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.

Two external videos about the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers

We are pleased to direct your attention to two MedComms webcasts of interest to medical writers. Both of the following presentations are freely available to all.

In the first video, Chris Winchester of Oxford PharmaGenesis presents details of the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers that was published earlier this year.


In the second presentation, Paul Farrow of Oxford PharmaGenesis reviews the published evidence that supports the new AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers.

Tickets still available for the 2017 EMWA Spring Dinner and Dance

Coming to the EMWA conference in Birmingham? Our conference would not be complete without the highlight event of the social programme. There are still some tickets available for the EMWA Spring Dinner and Dance.

If you have already signed up for the conference and would like to add a ticket to your registration, please contact EMWA head office (info@emwa.org).

Register for the EMWA Spring Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 44th EMWA Conference which will be held at the ICC, in Birmingham from 2-6 May 2017.

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 “Transparency and Disclosure of Clinical Regulatory Documentation”, will focus on the rapidly changing field of regulatory public disclosure requirements and how these changes impact the consumers, the writers, and how information is disclosed.

The ESS will be held either side of the Symposium Day to provide a 3-day content package suited to senior and experienced medical writers. International experts will lead lectures with either a panel or participant discussion or demonstration.

Click here to view the dedicated conference minisite and register for the conference.

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

Book early to secure the workshop places of your choice!

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!

Your EMWA Conference Team

CORE Reference utility survey - one year on

CORE Reference launched on 03 May 2016. Nearly one year on, we would like to collect information on the practical utility of CORE Reference. Please assist us by completing this short survey, which will remain open until midnight (UK time) on Friday 21 April 2017: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/COREUtilitySurvey

We also expressly ask that you forward this survey link and email to as many of your colleagues as possible to ensure that we collect responses from a representative sample.

The collated data will be shared for the first time on Thursday 4 May 2017 on Symposium Day at the EMWA Conference in Birmingham, UK.

Thank you very much in advance of your help.
Sam Hamilton Chair, www.core-reference.org


Writing Better

Training on how to write well that is specific to medical writing is hard to come by. Available learning materials mostly focus on preparing scientific articles rather than on the mechanics of writing. The March issue of Medical Writing is dedicated to the theme of Writing Better. It includes a workbook of nine chapters, each including explanations, examples, and exercises with answers. We all have something to learn!

Also included in the issue are the results of the 2016 EMWA member survey conducted this last summer. More than a quarter of EMWA members responded, which is a pretty good turnout. The results of the survey will be used to help guide EMWA’s on-going projects and future plans. The Executive Committee thanks everyone who responded and wants to say to all members, “You are being heard!”

Upcoming issues of Medical Writing will be on Medical Devices (June), Observational Studies (September), and Preclinical Studies (December). Although the deadline for the Medical Devices issue has passed, feature articles can still be submitted for the issues on Observational Studies (deadline June 12) and Preclinical Studies (deadline September 11).

Interested in volunteering for the journal? Have ideas or suggestions? If you are interested in volunteering or have ideas or suggestions for the journal, we would be happy to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at mew@emwa.org.

Happy reading!