EMWA News

Posted on 07 Nov 2018

Coming to the Warsaw conference?

Information for delegates.

Posted on 28 Oct 2018

Webinar on veterinary medical writing – same but different

Live webinar on 30 October by Sandra Götsch-Schmidt.

Posted on 27 Oct 2018

REMINDER: EMWA conference registration is still open!

We are pleased to announce that Warsaw Conference registration is now open.

Posted on 16 Oct 2018

The current issue of Medical Writing is available online

This issue focuses on editing.

Posted on 09 Oct 2018

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Organising Committee invites abstract submissions for the 48th Annual EMWA Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Posted on 08 Oct 2018

Delphi Study Invitation

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).

Posted on 07 Oct 2018

New Webeditorials

Three new articles are available online on topics related to medical writing that have stirred EMWA members to put pen to paper.

Posted on 25 Sep 2018

REMINDER: Geoff Hall Scholarship 2018

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

Posted on 22 Sep 2018

Webinar for freelance EMWA members and non-members

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.

Posted on 22 Sep 2018

News of interest to medical writers: UK withdrawal from the EU and clinical trials

Statement from European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety on the UK withdrawal from the EU and its impact on clinical trials.

Posted on 05 Sep 2018

New webinar now available online: "Why you shouldn't miss the next EMWA conference!"

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.

Posted on 28 Aug 2018

10% discount for referring new members to EMWA

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?

Posted on 14 Aug 2018

Programme preview for the 47th EMWA Conference in Warsaw, November 2018

Provisonal preview now online.

Posted on 10 Aug 2018

News of interest to medical writers: draft GCP guidelines for advanced therapy medicinal products

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.

Posted on 08 Aug 2018

Webinar on 30 August - open to all!

Why you shouldn’t miss the next EMWA conference...

Posted on 07 Aug 2018

The Nick Thompson Fellowship Award

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.

Posted on 03 Aug 2018

New section on the Pharmacovigilance Special Interest Group (PV SIG) page

Newsblast regulatory news is now uploaded to the new subpage of the PV SIG page.

Posted on 26 Jul 2018

Exclusive webinar on writing guidelines

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.

Posted on 24 Jul 2018

EMWA members receive a 20% discount on Writing High-Quality Medical Publications: A User's Manual

The publisher offers a 20% substantial discount to all EMWA members who order the title.

Posted on 13 Jul 2018

June issue of Medical Writing on public disclosure

You should soon be receiving the June issue of Medical Writing on public disclosure.

Posted on 03 Jul 2018

Joint Position Statement – Russian translation now available

The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers has now been translated into Russian.

Posted on 03 Jul 2018

NewsBlast instructions to contributors

We are adapting our format. Read the new guidelines here.

Posted on 03 Jul 2018

Assistant web manager position

We are looking for an assistant to our web manager.

Posted on 25 Jun 2018

REMINDER: How to organize and deliver a webinar yourself

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.

Posted on 21 Jun 2018

Latest EMWA member offer: 30% off a PerfectIt licence

EMWA members can now avail of the latest exclusive offer.

Posted on 20 Jun 2018

News of interest to medical writers: ICMJE's ‘Data Sharing Statement’

As of 01 July 2018, manuscripts submitted to journals following the ICMJE recommendations require an individual participant data (IPD) ‘data sharing statement’

Posted on 06 Jun 2018

New Webeditorial on healthy medical writing

One issue sometimes overlooked by medical writers, healthcare organisations and even the general population is our own, personal wellbeing.

Posted on 25 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EMWA has fully embraced the GDPR.

Posted on 18 May 2018

Freelance Business Forum (FBF) report now available

The sub-committee report of the highly successful Freelance Business Forum (FBF) held at the recent 46th EMWA Barcelona is now available.

Posted on 18 May 2018

Webinar on the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers

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!

Posted on 11 May 2018

Winners of the photo competition at the Barcelona conference 2018

View the winning photos of EMWA 25th anniversary badges.

Posted on 02 May 2018

The EMWA conference has ended.

Over 400 medical writers enjoyed the 46th EMWA conference in Barcelona.

Posted on 27 Apr 2018

Joint Position Statement –Ukrainian (Українська) translation now available

We are pleased to inform you of the latest translation of the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers.

Posted on 17 Apr 2018

Joint Position Statement–Hungarian (Magyar) translation now available

The Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers has now been translated into Hungarian (Magyar).

Posted on 02 Apr 2018

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.

Posted on 27 Mar 2018

The 46th EMWA Conference is filling up fast!

Six workshops are already full, and nine are nearly full.

Posted on 15 Mar 2018

Barcelona EMWA conference reporting

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.

Posted on 12 Mar 2018

News of interest to medical writers: MDR roadmap

The high-level Medical Devices Regulation/In-vitro Diagnostics Regulation (MDR/IVDR) Roadmap is now available.

Posted on 12 Mar 2018

Joint Position Statement –Romanian translation 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.

Posted on 07 Mar 2018

Medical Devices Webinar on 13 March - Registration Now Open

Medical Devices: Key Regulations and Guidelines that Medical Writers Should Know.

Posted on 01 Mar 2018

Upcoming issues of Medical Writing

List of the upcoming issues of Medical Writing and the deadlines for submitting articles.

Posted on 28 Feb 2018

Opportunity to Vote for Your Next EMWA Executive (EC) Committee Members!

Voting for the next EMWA Executive (EC) Committee Members is now open. Meet successful candidates in Barcelona on 2 May 2018.

Posted on 15 Feb 2018

The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) is planning to hold its 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 examination in Barcelona.

Posted on 15 Feb 2018

The EU court backs the EMA position on CCI

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.

Posted on 28 Jan 2018

Joint Position Statement – Chinese and Japanese translations 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 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.

Posted on 26 Jan 2018

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.”

Posted on 22 Jan 2018

New Webeditorial: "How To Write An Unsuccessful Web Article"

Tongue firmly in cheek, Evguenia Alechine outlines the ingredients needed for an unsuccessful web article.

Posted on 18 Jan 2018

Over 10,000 CORE Reference downloads

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.

Posted on 17 Jan 2018

Medical Writing issue on nonclinical and preclinical studies

The latest issue of Medical Writing on nonclinical and preclinical studies is now available.

Posted on 12 Jan 2018

Ambassador’s program

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.

Posted on 11 Jan 2018

EMWA needs you for your Executive Committee!

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.

Posted on 09 Jan 2018

News of interest to medical writers: ICMJE Recommendations updated

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has updated the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Posted on 01 Jan 2018

New members needed for the EPDC

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.

Posted on 31 Dec 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

Posted on 17 Dec 2017

EMWA's 25th Anniversary - call for old photos

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 webmanager@emwa.org. Thanks for your help!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Posted on 16 Oct 2017

The Autumn issue of Medical Writing is now online

Volume 26, Issue 3 - Observational Studies

Posted on 08 Oct 2017

New Webeditorial on the Medical Device Regulations

The most recent Webeditorial is by Jane Edwards and examines the impact of the new Medical Device Regulations on medical writers.

Posted on 03 Oct 2017

Joint Position Statement - Italian translation now available

EMWA has now undertaken to translate the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers.

Posted on 01 Oct 2017

Terminology Call for Public Review Package P32

CDISC Controlled Terminology Package 32 is ready for public review. When the public review period ends, this page will be made unavailable. The public review package consists of 13 documents

Posted on 08 Sep 2017

Joint Position Statement - German Translation

EMWA has now undertaken to translate the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Medical Writers.

Posted on 30 Aug 2017

Reminder: 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.

Posted on 24 Aug 2017

News of interest to medical writers: data sharing statements for clinical trials

News of interest to medical writers: data sharing statements for clinical trials

Posted on 17 Aug 2017

EMWA 2017 Nick Thompson Fellowship Award

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.

Posted on 01 Aug 2017

The new EMWA website is live! Faster, more legible and mobile responsive!

You may have already noticed the improvements made to the EMWA website caused by switching over to a new platform. Although the new website looks very similar to the old one, there is a marked difference in the speed and responsiveness of the website.

Posted on 31 Jul 2017

EMA clinical data website survey

EMWA would like to draw attention to the fact that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a survey to collect feedback from users of EMA's clinical data website.

Posted on 05 Jul 2017

Medical Writing, Issue 2, 2017, is now online

The latest issue of Medical Writing, on medical devices, is now available.

Posted on 04 Jul 2017

Geoff Hall Scholarship Winners 2016

Geoff Hall Scholarship Winners 2016

Posted on 02 Jul 2017

Article of interest to medical writers: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

Article of interest to medical writers: Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

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.

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

Posted on 08 May 2017

News of interest to medical writers: EU Medical Device Regulations finalised and published

The new EU Medical Device Regulations are now final and were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 5th May 2017.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Two external videos about the AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP joint position statement on the role of professional medical writers

We are pleased to direct your attention to two MedComms webcasts of interest to medical writers. Both of the following presentations are freely available to all.

Posted on 24 Apr 2017

Tickets still available for the 2017 EMWA Spring Dinner and Dance

Coming to the EMWA conference in Birmingham? Our conference would not be complete without the highlight event of the social programme.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017

Register for the EMWA Spring Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 44th EMWA Conference which will be held at the ICC, in Birmingham from 2-6 May 2017.

Posted on 23 Mar 2017

CORE Reference utility survey - one year on

CORE Reference launched on 03 May 2016. Nearly one year on, we would like to collect information on the practical utility of CORE Reference.

Posted on 20 Mar 2017

Writing Better

Training on how to write well that is specific to medical writing is hard to come by. Available learning materials mostly focus on preparing scientific articles rather than on the mechanics of writing.

Posted on 19 Mar 2017

Webinar on EMA Policy 0070 on Publication of Clinical Data and its Impact on Medical Writing

2016 was the year when clinical trial (CT) disclosure became a reality. The EMA Policy 0070 “External guidance on the implementation of the European Medicines Agency policy on the publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use” was released on 02 March 2016.

Posted on 10 Mar 2017

The EMWA Conference App is no longer available

Have you checked out the new conference mini-site? It is the one stop shop for all information relating to the forthcoming EMWA conference. Because the mini-site is so comprehensive and has been designed to be mobile friendly, it will replace the EMWA conference app previously used.

Posted on 01 Mar 2017

Interested in contributing to EMWA's journal?

This means that contributors to Medical Writing can expect their article to have an impact beyond the EMWA membership. Articles may also be cited by other researchers in the future.

Posted on 01 Mar 2017

Voting for the next EMWA Executive Committee is now open

All candidate statements are in and we need you to vote for your next Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and PR Officer.

Posted on 19 Feb 2017

The Freelance Business Group and general benefits for EMWA members

There have been a number of new initiatives developed for freelancers over the last 12 months and we feel it would be a good time to reorganise the running of the group. We plan to create a subcommittee of 4 or 5 volunteers one of whom will act as overall chairperson. This will allow more people to get involved and maybe take on a specific task for the group. We will be introducing this during the Birmingham conference.

Posted on 09 Feb 2017

Registration is now open for the EMWA Spring Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 44th EMWA Conference which will be held at the ICC, in Birmingham from 2-6 May 2017.

Posted on 08 Feb 2017

Over 5000 CORE Reference downloads

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.

Posted on 08 Feb 2017

Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) examination in Birmingham

For the very first time since 1996 and for the convenience of EMWA members attending the May 2017 Conference in Birmingham, the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) is planning to hold its examination in Birmingham on the day before the conference is due to start (May 2, 2017 at 12:00 at the Royal Angus Hotel about 1 mile from the ICC). The exam is offered world-wide and tests proficiency in all aspects of manuscript editing. Candidates who pass this certification exam are allowed to use the credentials “ELS” after their names (Editor in the Life Sciences).

Posted on 05 Feb 2017

Medical Writing: issue on medical education

Although many EMWA members might not be familiar with or have not worked in medical education, it is a large, growing, and rewarding field. Medical education covers a spectrum of activities from purely educational to more promotional, and it is directed at not only physicians but also allied health professionals and patients.

Posted on 04 Feb 2017

Interested in hiring EMWA workshop leaders?

As EMWA has become increasingly well known and respected in the area of medical communications, we are receiving a number of requests to provide medical writing training for commercial organisations.

Posted on 03 Feb 2017

New Medical Writer Joint Position Statement Released by AMWA, EMWA, and ISMPP

London, UK, 17 January 2017 - The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) , European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) , and International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) today released a Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers, which is the first unified position on the role of professional medical writers from three leading professional organizations.

Posted on 20 Jan 2017

New Risk Management Plan summary template webinar

In this webinar, the European Medicines Agency’s Inga Abed will discuss the outcome of the EMA pilot on RMP summaries which began in March 2014 and which led to an update of the current RMP summary template.

Posted on 11 Jan 2017

Webinar: 5 Easy Steps to Making the Ethical RIGHT Choice

EMWA is pleased to announce that our colleagues at AMWA are offering EMWA members complimentary registration for this webinar to be held on 18 Jan 2017 (19:00 CET / 18:00 GMT).

Posted on 10 Jan 2017

Review of 2016 / Looking ahead to 2017

The beginning of the year seems like a good time to review the achievements of last year and look forward to future plans for EMWA, so here is a brief summary of the highlights of 2016 and plans for 2017.

Posted on 03 Jan 2017

EMWA needs you for your 2017 Executive Committee!

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, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer.

Posted on 21 Dec 2016

New CORE Reference publication

EMWA members may be interested to read the latest publication related to the CORE Reference initiative

Posted on 06 Dec 2016

News of interest to medical writers: ICH update

The ICH E6(R2) update "Integrated addendum to ICH E6(R1): Guideline for Good Clinical Practice" is at Step 4 as of 09 November 2016.