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.


Posted on 25 May 2017

Geoff Hall Scholarships 2017

Up to Two scholarships are available in memory of one of the founding fathers of EMWA, Geoff Hall, who sadly passed away in 2010.

The essay title for 2017 is Creative Medical Writing: An Oxymoron?

The submission deadline for entries is 30 September 2017.

Eligible applicants must be new medical writers: that is, they intend to enter the profession or have been employed for no longer than one year as a professional medical writer, including freelance work. They need not be current members of EMWA.

Applicants must include a short statement declaring what work they do or have been doing and that they meet the eligibility criteria.


Read the official Rules and Regulations here.

Please feel free to circulate this to your colleagues.

We are looking forward to receiving your entries for the Geoff Hall Scholarship 2017!

Posted on 15 May 2017

Review of the EMWA Conference in Birmingham

Some 368 attendees made their way to the ICC in Birmingham from 2-6 May 2017 for the 44th EMWA Conference. We were happy to welcome 115 first time attendees. The EMWA Professional Educational Committee offered a total of 31 foundation workshops and 18 advanced workshops. These covered a broad range of familiar and new topics.

The Symposium Day, “Transparency and Disclosure of Clinical Regulatory Documentation”, focused 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 Expert Seminar Series was held either side of the Symposium Day to provide a 3-day content package suited to senior and experienced medical writers.

Thanks to an action packed social program and other side events such as the Freelance Business Forum, Internship Forum and many more there was something to please everyone at the conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the next conference in Portugal in November!
Your EMWA Conference Team and Executive Committee

Posted on 14 May 2017

CORE Reference is coming to the DIA and AMWA Conferences in June 2017

22 June 2017 (10.45-11.45): Art Gertel will chair this intermediate level session at the Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Conference in Chicago, USA: "Driving International Awareness and Use of Regulatory Writing Guidelines: Case Studies of the Clarity and Openness in Reporting (CORE) Reference Guidelines".

CORE Reference was developed to help companies prepare disclosure-ready clinical study reports mandated by the EMA in a timely and cost-effective manner, and without risking inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information. Using CORE Reference as an example, this session will examine how to develop guidelines that can be used to enhance transparency in the real world, across the world. Learning Objectives: Identify how to prepare disclosure-ready clinical study reports. Speakers: Hiroko Ebina - Case Study, Japan; Vivien Fagan - Case Study, Europe; Art Gertel - Case Study, USA.

26 June 2017 (10:00-11:30): Aaron Bernstein and Art Gertel will present an Open Session “The Core Reference Session” during AMWA’s learning opportunity in Rockville, Maryland, USA.