The latest translation is online.
The 48th EMWA conference was the biggest event the organization has ever put on!
2018 winner announced and 2019 contest launched.
SIGs now have their own "home" on the website.
Important information for delegates.
The latest translation of the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers is online.
Private company webinar now uploaded for EMWA members to view.
The EMWA Ambassador’s Programme continues to make progress in spreading the word about medical writing at universities and career events.
Registered for the conference? Don't forget to sign up for the Double Blind Randomised Dining event.
New self-paying event to replace the traditional gala dinner.
Have you ever thought about running a workshop or webinar? Do you know what the EPDC does and who we are? Come along to our interactive open session at the conference in Vienna.
Over 400 delegates have already registered for the conference in Vienna.
This private company webinar covers customizing PerfectIt for advanced users.
Health Canada have concluded their "Public Release of Clinical Information" consultation.
Two new articles deal with preclinical research and the highs and lows of taking CME accredited courses.
AMWA invites EMWA members to participate in its survey.
Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, 23 March 2019.
The EMA has published the first of a series of guidance documents to help applicants prepare for obligations stemming from the new EU regulations on medical devices.
A variety of activities are planned at the upcoming EMWA conference.
The EMA has published a booklet describing the the journey of a centrally authorised medicine.
Accepted abstracts are now available to view on the conference site.
Oral presentations: skills to help you survive or even shine! by John Dixon on 28 February from 14:00 to 15:00 CET.
EMWA members receive over 18% discount on registration for this meeting organised by TOPRA.
The role of Big Data for evaluation and supervision of medicines in the EU.
Options available include single sponsorship opportunities and packages.
The Ambassador Programme has gotten off to a good start in the New Year.
A programme preview is now available on the website.
Participation is open to all freelance medical writers irrespective of their location or EMWA membership and your help in sharing the link to the survey within your network is much appreciated.
Are you looking for a new role in EMWA for 2019?
Our first EMWA webinar of 2019 is on Thursday 24th of January, from 14:00-15:00 CET by Pablo Mugüerza on "Writing about state-of-the-art medicine".
This paper was developed by industry experts with the goal of highlighting the evolving global landscape of clinical trial transparency and disclosure with special focus on individual study and submission-related requirements.
The current issue focuses on patient-reported outcomes (PROs).
Three new resources released.
The open positions for 2019 are: Vice-President, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer. We welcome applications from any EMWA members who meet the eligibility criteria.
The Scientific Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for the 48th Annual EMWA Conference in Vienna, Austria.
TransCelerate Biopharma have released a Clinical Study Report (CSR) template (dated November 2018) which is based on ICH E3 and CORE Reference. For further information, read the CORE Reference Press Release on this topic.
Lots of new documents and guidance on medical devices were launched on the European Commission page recently.
Personal branding through social media for medical writers is on 6 December.
EMWA's outreach for its freelance members: activities and resources.
A short report on the 47th EMWA Conference held in Warsaw.
Information for delegates.
Live webinar on 30 October by Sandra Götsch-Schmidt.
We are pleased to announce that Warsaw Conference registration is now open.
This issue focuses on editing.
EMWA members are invited to contribute to the development of a new outcome reporting standard for clinical trial protocols and reports of completed trials, called the Instrument for reporting Planned Endpoints in Clinical Trials (InsPECT).
Three new articles are available online on topics related to medical writing that have stirred EMWA members to put pen to paper.
Up to two scholarships are available in memory of one of the founding fathers of EMWA, Geoff Hall, who sadly passed away in 2010.
Our next LIVE webinar will be on Thursday the 27th of September at 14:00 CET and cover EMWA’s outreach for its freelance members: activities and resources.
Statement from European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety on the UK withdrawal from the EU and its impact on clinical trials.
EMWA 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.
Did you know that existing EMWA members can receive a 10% discount off their next year’s EMWA subscription for referring a new member to EMWA?
Provisonal preview now online.
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety wants to give an opportunity for concerned stakeholders to express their views on the GCP requirements that should apply to advanced therapy medicinal products.
Why you shouldn’t miss the next EMWA conference...
Established in 2001, The Nick Thompson Fellowship Award recognises service to EMWA above and beyond what would normally be expected of members or those who hold or have held elected offices.
Newsblast regulatory news is now uploaded to the new subpage of the PV SIG page.
Our next webinar, exclusively for EMWA members, will be on the 27th July 2018 at 14:00 to 15:00 CET on writing guidelines by Andrea Rossi.
The publisher offers a 20% substantial discount to all EMWA members who order the title.
You should soon be receiving the June issue of Medical Writing on public disclosure.
The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers has now been translated into Russian.
We are adapting our format. Read the new guidelines here.
We are looking for an assistant to our web manager.
Our next webinar, exclusively for EMWA members, will be on the 28th of June at 14:00 CET on how to organize and deliver a webinar yourself by Carolina Rojido.
EMWA members can now avail of the latest exclusive offer.
As of 01 July 2018, manuscripts submitted to journals following the ICMJE recommendations require an individual participant data (IPD) ‘data sharing statement’
One issue sometimes overlooked by medical writers, healthcare organisations and even the general population is our own, personal wellbeing.
EMWA has fully embraced the GDPR.
The sub-committee report of the highly successful Freelance Business Forum (FBF) held at the recent 46th EMWA Barcelona is now available.
This webinar is a joint educational webinar of ISMPP, AMWA, and EMWA. It will have long-lasting career benefits for writers and managers of writers!
View the winning photos of EMWA 25th anniversary badges.
Over 400 medical writers enjoyed the 46th EMWA conference in Barcelona.
We are pleased to inform you of the latest translation of the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers.
The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers has now been translated into Hungarian (Magyar).
Reminder: April 10 Deadline approaching for The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) examination in Barcelona.
For the second time since 1996 and for the convenience of EMWA members attending the May 2018 Conference in Barcelona, the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) is planning to hold its editing proficiency certification examination.
Six workshops are already full, and nine are nearly full.
EMWA would like to offer an opportunity to delegates attending the 46th Conference in Barcelona to write short news articles about sessions you are attending during the Spring Conference.
The high-level Medical Devices Regulation/In-vitro Diagnostics Regulation (MDR/IVDR) Roadmap is now available.
EMWA is involved in the translation of the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers. This statement was prepared together with our colleagues at AMWA and ISMPP.
Medical Devices: Key Regulations and Guidelines that Medical Writers Should Know.
List of the upcoming issues of Medical Writing and the deadlines for submitting articles.
Voting for the next EMWA Executive (EC) Committee Members is now open. Meet successful candidates in Barcelona on 2 May 2018.
For the second time since 1996 and for the convenience of EMWA members attending the May 2018 Conference in Barcelona, the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) is planning to hold its examination in Barcelona.
On 06 Feb 2018, the EU General Court backed the European Medicines Agency in three cases that challenged the agency's authority to release documents under EU transparency regulations.
EMWA is involved in the translation of 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.
News of interest to medical writers: FDA joins the global push towards publication of trial data through CSRs
The FDA has detailed plans to publish CSRs in a pilot scheme “…to evaluate whether disclosing certain information included within CSRs following approval of a NDA improves public access to drug approval information.”
Tongue firmly in cheek, Evguenia Alechine outlines the ingredients needed for an unsuccessful web article.
CORE (Clarity and Openness in Reporting: E3-based) Reference is a user manual to help medical writers navigate relevant guidelines as they create clinical study report (CSR) content relevant for today’s studies. It was developed by a team of EMWA and AMWA volunteers.
The latest issue of Medical Writing on nonclinical and preclinical studies is now available.
European Medical Writers Association has organized an Ambassador’s program where experienced EMWA members will be speaking at career events at universities, career planning days or seminars in Europe.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the forthcoming elections for positions in the Executive Committee (EC). The positions are: Vice-President, Education Officer and Conference Director. We welcome applications from any EMWA members who meet the eligibility criteria.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has updated the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.
We are looking for 2 new members. One will be our lead on webinars, which will include leading the small team of volunteers who are working on webinar presentations and the forthcoming programme. The other member will focus on the workshops, including mentoring workshop leaders who are developing new topics.
ISMPP will hold its 2018 European Meeting, Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem, on 23-24 January, in London
On the occasion of EMWA’s 25th anniversary, we are looking to post some amusing pictures from past conferences on the website. If you have pictures that you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help!
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!
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.
The latest EMWA Webeditorial is now available and it is aimed at people new to the industry.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The 45th EMWA Conference was held in Cascais, Portugal, from 2 to 4 November 2017. The shorter format autumn meeting was a resounding success.
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
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.