EMWA Future Conferences

Continuing education and professional training for medical communicators


The EMWA spring and autumn conferences provide a medium for networking, active discussions and extensive cost-effective professional training. It's also an opportunity to benefit from the experiences of other medical writers.

The venues, facilities, and training programmes are chosen to offer the best possible learning environment. In addition to the formal training sessions, a relaxed, friendly conference atmosphere provides for ideal networking opportunities and enables all those attending to meet medical writers and communicators at all stages in their careers.

Brussels 2016

The 43rd EMWA Conference in Brussels, Belgium will be held on the
3 - 5 November 2016 at The Sheraton Brussels Hotel


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 43rd EMWA Conference which will be held at The Sheraton Hotel, Brussels, Belgium from 3–5 November 2016.

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

Don’t forget, if you register for any for-credit workshops, you will need to download the pre-workshop assignment from the link on the online conference planner.

Please pass this message on to colleagues and friends who may be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.

To book accommodation at the conference hotel - Click Here

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Conference Brochure


Birmingham 2017 - Save the Date

The 44th EMWA Conference in Birmingham, England will be held on the
2 - 6 May 2017 at The ICC

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Organising Committee invite abstract submissions for the 44th Annual EMWA Conference in Birmingham, UK. Posters based on accepted abstracts will be displayed at the conference from 3 to 6 May 2017.

Abstract submission

  • Abstracts must be based on original research, case reports or reviews and relate to any field of medical writing, communications, editing or translation
  • Abstracts must be structured (Introduction, Methodology, Results, Conclusion) and include fewer than 250 words (excluding title, authors and affiliations)
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English (UK spelling)
  • Abstracts must be submitted on the official EMWA submission form which is available below
  • Abstracts must be submitted by email to emwaconference@emwa.org by 16 December 2016, 23:59 GMT, by the presenting author
  • By submitting an abstract, the authors confirm that the data have NOT been previously published as a full paper and agree that if it is accepted it will be published in the official EMWA journal, Medical Writing
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by an expert panel and may be selected for poster presentation (or rejected)
  • Authors will be notified of the panel decision and will receive poster preparation guidelines by 17 March 2017
  • The presenting author MUST be registered for the conference
  • The presenting author MUST ensure that all co-authors are aware of, contributed to and agree with the content of the abstract before submission
  • The presenting author MUST state in the submission email that this condition is met

EMWA Abstract Submission Form

Cascais 2017 - Save the Date

The 45th EMWA Conference in Cascais, Portugal will be held on the
2 - 4 November 2017 at The Cascais Miragem Hotel