Warsaw 2018 - The Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
8th - 10th November 2018

A total of 214 attendees (a record number for an EMWA November conference) made their way to the 47th EMWA Conference in Warsaw in early November. There was a large proportion of first time attendees, some 95 in all. All of the delegates attended some of the 31 workshops on offer, 8 of which were completely full. 

In addition to the workshops, the conference offered a number of events outside of the formal education programme, such as the traditional networking reception, freelance business forum, early morning yoga, as well as a free seminar entitled ‘Introduction to Medical Writing’ and daily interactive short seminars for a quick ‘English’ fix looking at major and minor issues with the use of English led by Alistair Reeves. On Friday evening there were a number of social events. These were attended by 95 old and new EMWA friends.

The opening session was led by Tiziana von Bruchhausen, the current EMWA president, and Slávka Baróniková, the EMWA conference director. A CORE Reference update was given by Sam Hamilton and Art Gertel. 

Artur Dziewierz then gave an entertaining presentation about the past, present, and future of Polish cardiology and cardiac surgery. The city of Warsaw was introduced by Maria Koltowska-Häggström and Anna Reichel. Their talk was accompanied by some wonderful photography.

A more complete conference report will be published in the near future in Medical Writing.