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 2021 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

card image

Laura Collada Ali

Laura Collada Ali

Teks Sema

card image

Jules Kovacevic

Jules Kovacevic

Ergomed

card image

Diana Ribeiro

Diana Ribeiro

card image

Heather Mason

Heather Mason

card image

Lynne Isaac

Medical Writer

Lynne Isaac

card image

Paul Wafula

ABX-CRO

Paul Wafula

card image

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.

2021 Webinars:

Thursday 21st January 2021, 14:00 CET

Publication Planning
Andrea Rossi - Medical writing, medical communications and scientific affairs consultant,
Julia Donnelly - Medical communications consultant

After all the time, effort and expense of conducting research, how often do researchers say: “I was unable to publish these results because I don’t have the time”? Publication’s statistics tell us it’s a common issue, even in clinical trials, where ethical guidelines mandate that the results of all studies should be published. Publication planning has a fundamental impact upon medical writers’ activity, irrespective of writing genre, and has be aligned to strategic objectives of the study sponsor and its communication plan.
In this webinar the key aspects and challenges of Publication Planning will be explored to give insight on what publication planning is, the importance of a good publication planning and how medical writers who are working on the preparation of high-impact publications, can help to deliver a successful publication plan. With the right focus and planning, you can choose the right targets to achieve your writing goals.
Basic know-how of the environment of scientific publications and clinical studies disclosure is needed to fully appreciate the contents.

This webinar can now be accessed here.


Thursday 11th February 2021, 14:00 CET

Veterinary articles for scientific journals: Case reports
Dr. med. vet. Cemile Jakupoglu - Cyton AH Biosciences GmbH – a knoell company
This web-seminar for beginners will point out the necessary steps to write veterinary case reports, where to find guidance and common pitfalls to watch out for.
Outline of the covered topics:
- What is a (good) case report
- Where to find relevant guidance
- Necessary steps to writing a good case report
- Process of getting published

This webinar can now be accessed here.


Thursday 18th March 2021, 14:00 CET

The impact of COVID-19 on the content of clinical trial documentations: new requirements!
Raquel Billiones
In early 2020, the US FDA and the EMA issued emergency guidance documents on how to manage clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in these guidances are additional requirements and documentations for ongoing clinical trials. This webinar will discuss these new requirements and share the first experiences from a medical writing perspective, with particular focus on the clinical study protocol and clinical study report. This session is aimed at medical writers and clinical researchers who are familiar with clinical trial documents.

This webinar can now be accessed here.


Thursday 22nd April, 14:00 CET

The medical writer’s guide to blogging—how to write blog posts for yourself and your clients

Diana Ribeiro, Freelance Medical Writer
Have you ever wondered about the role of blogging in healthcare? Did a client or the company you work for asked you to write a blog post? Would you like to create a blog for yourself but don’t know where to start?

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how blogging can help you showcase your skills as a medical writer, how healthcare, pharma, medical devices, and other companies are leveraging their blogs to connect with their audience, and how to write blog posts that people enjoy reading.

This webinar is intended for medical writers who want to include blog posts to their roster of projects or for those aiming to create a blog to increase their visibility. The topics to be discussed include research, structure, SEO (search engine optimisation), and how to develop a long-term strategy for a blog.

Click to REGISTER


July 2021 (exact date to be confirmed)

Health writing for a healthier life

Andrea Rossi - Medical writing, medical communications and scientific affairs consultant,
There’re billions of articles about eating better, exercising more, breaking bad habits, making healthy choices, and reducing risk factors. There are tons of health information freely available online, and we know more about disease and risk factors than ever.

So, why aren’t our communities getting healthier?

Could it be people are just not motivated enough to want to change?  Quit smoking, eat more healthy food, cut back on drinking, exercise more. We just don’t change our habits.

Medical writers really, honestly want to do what’s needed to make a healthy lifestyle change success in the long-term; perhaps, we can help more people want to change their unhealthy behaviors if we effectively stimulate their desire for change. So, how can we, as writers become public health advocates, encourage our readers to make healthy changes?


See Past Webinars

 View Past Webinars

(Member login required)

 

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.