EMWA Webinars Programme

EMWA webinars help members to develop skills and keep up to date with new or rapidly developing areas. Most of our webinars are live, online seminars with the opportunity for participants to ask questions. For live webinars, you only need to register – you will need your EMWA membership details.

Click here to see our upcoming 2022 webinars below.

Live webinars are recorded and uploaded to the Webinar Archive soon after the event. The Webinar Archive is only accessible to EMWA members.

Each year we run a few webinars that are publicly available.

Laura Collada Ali and Jules Kovacevic are the EPDC members responsible for webinars. With the support of the webinar team Laura and Jules lead, plan and promote the programme, help presenters to prepare for their webinars, provide quality assurance, and run the live webinars. The webinar team also provides analysis of the webinar metrics.


Meet the EMWA webinar team

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Laura Collada Ali

Laura Collada Ali

Teks Sema

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Jules Kovacevic

Jules Kovacevic

Ergomed

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Diana Ribeiro

Diana Ribeiro

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Heather Mason

Heather Mason

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Lynne Isaac

Medical Writer

Lynne Isaac

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Paul Wafula

ABX-CRO

Paul Wafula

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Tania M. Puvirajesingh

Freelance Writer and Editor

Tania M. Puvirajesingh

We are happy to announce upcoming webinars below. Webinars may be either recorded and uploaded on the due date or live online seminars. For live webinars, you only need to register and then connect to our webinars platform on the due date. A recording will be available shortly after the event in the Archive section. Nevertheless, we advise you to participate, because this will enable you to ask questions and contribute to an active discussion. For the recorded webinars we encourage you to send us any questions you may have on the topic by the date indicated and they will be answered in the recording.

Please email the webinar team with any questions or accessibility concerns. 

Note: We reserve the right to cancel a webinar if needed, although we will make all effort to avoid it. Also, we make every effort to ensure we have a stable internet connection to run EMWA webinars, but it is not possible to provide a 100% stable connection. If for any reason, the presentation has to be cancelled by the organiser, a notification email will be sent as soon as possible.

2022 Webinars:

Tuesday 19th July 2022, 17:00 CET


The 10 Most Common Misconceptions New Freelance Medical Writers Have & Why They’re Wrong
by Sophie Ash, BSc (Hons), DipION

It’s not uncommon for fresh-faced freelancers to feel overwhelmed when embarking on entrepreneurship for the first time. Suddenly faced with the prospect of self-promotion, branding, sales, and negotiation, it’s easy to lose momentum, or get stuck before you’re even out of the gate. “How much should I charge?”, “Is networking essential for my success?”, and “What should I put in my portfolio?” are just a handful of the questions that are probably running through your jittery mind. Rest assured, this is totally normal. If you act now, you can get back on the straight and narrow, well on your way to increased freedom and flexibility in your freelancing business. It’s time to show up for yourself and quit floundering. Avoid making the ten most common mistakes that new freelance medical writers make by learning from others’ business blunders.
Learning Objectives:
• List the top ten most common misconceptions that new freelance medical writers make
• Create an action plan to help you and your freelance medical writing business thrive

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Thursday 15th September 2022, 14:00 CET

Assessing and Reporting Environmental Risk for Human Medicinal Products throughout Development
Diana Radovan PhD ELS, Head of Regulatory Affairs Europe at Plusultra pharma GmbH
Liron Sarid-Krebs PhD, Senior Consultant/Team Lead at Biopharama Excellence, a Pharmalex Company

Environmental risk assessment of medicinal products for human use is the process through which Health Authorities worldwide ensure that the potential effects of pharmaceuticals on the environment are studied and adequate precautions are taken if specific risks are identified. In this webinar, we’ll focus on European risk assessment requirements and how regulatory medical writers (of all experience levels, primarily those authoring/interested in authoring eCTD modules beyond Modules 2 and 5, as well as other non-eCTD key regulatory documents) can support risk reporting at different development stages:
• before initiating clinical trials, i.e. at Clinical Trial Application (CTA) stage
• at marketing authorisation application (MAA) stage (eCTD Module 1.6 preparation), including impact on product information
• when answering Day 80/120 EMA questions, i.e. what risk-related questions to expect.
Moreover, the recent and ongoing advancement of medicinal products into the advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) field and gene therapy medicinal product (GTMP) field dramatically increases the need for genetically modified organism (GMO) assessments at all development stages. Understanding GMO regulations, in particular at EU country level at CTA stage, can accelerate clinical trial initiation and overall development timelines. GMO and non-GMO European requirements will be critically discussed.

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Monday 17th October 2022, 14:00 CET

Searching the Medical Literature –tips for using Google Scholar and MEDLINE effectively
by Alison Rapley, Freelance Medical Writing Trainer

Huge amounts of scientific information are available in the public domain. Scientific and medical researchers and medical writers need to be able to access current reliable
information in order to prepare good quality accurate documents. The aim of this webinar is to provide tips for effective searching using search engines such as Google Scholar and databases such as MEDLINE. We will look at the use of advanced search techniques and Medical Subject Headings (MESH) in Medline using Pubmed as the database host.
The webinar will include “real-time” on-line searches for participants to see on screen, and the opportunity to ask questions and see the effects of different approaches to searching.

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Volunteering for EMWA webinars

If you think you have something interesting to communicate to other EMWA members and are eager to run a webinar of your own, contact the webinar team. Your proposal will be evaluated by the webinars team and the EPDC and we will provide our feedback as soon as possible.