Membership Benefits

Benefit from networking opportunities through a variety of different channels, including biannual conferences, the EMWA website, the journal Medical Writing, and online social media (Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter).


Training and professional development. Build up a personalised record of professional development credits when you take workshops at EMWA conferences. Earn foundation level and advanced level certificates when you build up eight credits in the required combinations.


Gain valuable skills and enhance your CV by joining one of a number of different groups of volunteers who meet regularly in person and/or by telephone to discuss specific EMWA-related issues, including the Executive Committee (EC) and its subcommittees, the EMWA Professional Development Programme (EPDP) Committee (EDPC) and workshop leaders, the Freelance Business Forum, and other EMWA working groups, volunteer roles and member-led forums.


Attend our conferences held twice a year offering various educational and networking opportunities, including welcome drink, plenary talks, freelance business forum, workshops at which active participation and group discussion is encouraged, discussion panels, lunch and coffee breaks between workshops, lunchtime roundtable discussions, Annual Meeting, and the conference banquet and other social events.


Have full access to Medical Writing (journal), receiving both a printed copy of our journal four times a year and gaining immediate searchable online access to a comprehensive online archive of past issues of the journal - previously known as The Write Stuff.

Access to the members-only section of the website and features such as the general and specialist discussion forums, member blogs, our online journal archive, the Freelance Resource Centre, photo galleries from past conferences, EMWA’s policies and procedures, and online access to pre- and post-workshop assignments for upcoming conference workshops.


Be part of a thriving professional association with more than 1,000 members drawn from countries around the world that aims to represent, support and train medical communicators in Europe, and in doing so, contribute to building the medical writing profession.

Opportunities to sit on review and recommendation panels for industry guidelines.

Enhanced learning opportunities beyond foundation and advanced education programmes including:

  • Annual Symposium Day at May conferences on topical issues
  • Expert Seminar Series (ESS) of specialist topics of interest for more experienced members

Don't forget to check out the EMWA member benefits available for freelancers.