EMWA Webinars Programme

EPDC members Carolina Rojido and Laura Collada Ali lead our webinar team:

  • Lynne Isaac
  • Paul Wafula
  • Heather Mason
  • Diana Ribeiro

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 organizer, a notification email will be sent as soon as possible.

2020 Webinars:

9th January 2020, 14:00-15:00 CET
Great topic – shame about the slides!
John Dixon
We’ve all listened to experts delivering presentations on interesting and relevant topics. However, sometimes a slide appears that is impossible to read in 30 seconds because it’s too busy, text is too small or contrast makes text difficult to see. And what about slides with multiple fonts, font sizes and colours; inconsistent line and paragraph spacing; poorly aligned text and images; arrows piercing text boxes? We are left thinking: ‘Great topic, but it’s a shame the slides were poor’.
As medical communication specialists, whether designing slides for someone else or for our own use, we all want to create easily read and professional-looking slides. Do join us for a discussion about slides. We’ll look at some awful slides, consider some basic principles and admire some nice slides, but this is not a PowerPoint workshop!

This webinar can now be accessed here


Thursday 6th February 2020, 14:00 CET
How to ensure that your LinkedIn profile dovetails with your CV and effectively SELLS you
Alistair Morris, CV and Interview Advisors | Private company webinar
Having a great LinkedIn profile is absolutely critical if you’re going to stand out from other medical writers - and for the right reasons! The platform has implemented significant changes over the last few months, yet most people haven’t reacted to these changes. Worse still, most folk copy and paste their CV content into their profile, which is not good practice. Join The CV & Interview Advisors for a lively 45 minute webinar where you’ll learn: how to dovetail your LinkedIn profile with your CV; how to write a fully optimised LinkedIn profile; and how to use your profile to network, open doors and win work. The event is live and will be followed by a Q&A session.

To register, please click here

October 2020 (exact date to be confirmed)
Transitioning from Medical Translation to Medical Writing
Laura C Collada Ali, freelance Medical Writing & Paz Gómez-Polledo, freelance Medical Writing & Translation Consultant
Many medical writers often wonder what is needed to transition into medical writing. What is the background needed? How to land a first medical writing project? What kind of documents can a translator write? If you ever wanted these questions or any other related ones answered, join us in this webinar to see how the two speakers did the transition or how they combine both, translation and writing.

December 2020 (exact date to be confirmed)
MedCom via video? Veterinary medicine on YouTube as an example of communicating medicine to a lay audience.
Karim Montasser, freelance MedComms writer and YouTuber
Publishers want it, german politicians press for it and an ever-growing interested audience is looking for it: Videos that communicate medicine in the form of video abstracts, highly shareable clips or even video essays. In this webinar, we will look at:
- what works on the internet (spoiler: it isn't clickbait)
- which platforms we can use
- what equipment do we need.

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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.