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 04 Dec 2017

REMINDER: Call for Abstracts - 46th EMWA Conference, Barcelona, 2018

The Scientific Organising Committee invite abstract submissions for the 46th Annual EMWA Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Posters based on accepted abstracts will be displayed at the conference from 2nd to 4th May 2018. Abstracts must be submitted by 15th December 2017!

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Posted on 28 Nov 2017

Recollections and Accomplishments of former EMWA Presidents

The Roman historian Diogenes Laertius once said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” This certainly pertains to EMWA as we celebrate our 25th year. EMWA’s first meeting in 1992 as recounted by former President Geoff Hall, was a small affair attended by only 32 people with no workshops.

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Posted on 25 Nov 2017

New Webeditorial: 6 pitfalls anyone starting out as a medical writer should be aware of

The latest EMWA Webeditorial is now available and it is aimed at people new to the industry.

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Posted on 21 Nov 2017

News of interest to medical writers: EMA relocation

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Posted on 12 Nov 2017

Report on the 45th EMWA conference in Portugal

The 45th EMWA Conference was held in Cascais, Portugal, from 2 to 4 November 2017. The shorter format autumn meeting was a resounding success.

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Posted on 29 Oct 2017

New ICH guidance on the CTD is available

ICH Guidance on CTD M4 Organization The ICH Guidance on "M4 Organization of the Common Technical Document for the Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use" dated October 2017 is available now at: https://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/fdagov-public/@fdagov-drugs-gen/documents/document/ucm073257.pdf

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Posted on 27 Oct 2017

Joint Position Statement – French translation now available

EMWA has now undertaken to translate the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers. This statement was prepared together with our colleagues at AMWA and ISMPP in order to set out ethical standards for medical writers in developing scientific and medical publications. We are now spreading the word among non-native English speakers in Europe and beyond.

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017

Registration Discount Offer for 2018 European Meeting of ISMPP

ISMPP will hold its 2018 European Meeting, Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem, on 23-24 January, in London

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