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Challenges of paediatric drug development and impact of paediatric legislation - Volume 21, Issue

Medical writers are increasingly involved in designing and documenting overall plans in paediatric drug development, e.g. EU PIPs (Paediatric Investigation Plans) and individual components, e.g. protocols and study reports. It is essential to…

Mentorship in EMWA: A perspective - Volume 22, Issue

Mentorship is a relationship practised in many fields of endeavour, including business, and has been recognised to be an important driving force in enhancing career development and professional satisfaction for both mentors and mentees. The…

Profile: An interview with Dawn Bentley: How personal branding can advance your professional career! - Volume 24, Issue

According to Wikipedia, coaching is ‘training or development in which a person called ‘coach’ supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal’.1 While on the other side, ‘personal branding’ is defined as ‘people and their…

AMWA-EMWA-ISMPP Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers - Volume 26, Issue

This joint position statement of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)    describes the appropriate role of…

Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part I: Research on written medical discourse - Volume 23, Issue

In this two-part review, I present the birth and growth of ‘English for Medical Purposes’, a branch of applied linguistics. This first part summarises the research conducted on English-medium written medical discourse, from early register analysis…

Combined workshops on medical writing and publication ethics for Japanese postgraduate students and faculty members - Volume 22, Issue

Although the importance both of skills in medical writing in English and of an understanding of ethics in medical publishing is increasingly recognised, these subjects are not comprehensively taught to Japanese medical doctors and students. Limited…

Results of the 2012 EMWA salary survey - Volume 22, Issue

EMWA members were surveyed in late 2012 and early 2013 about their current salary levels. A total of 320 individuals responded. Most were women, between 31 and 50 years of age, and native speakers of English or German. About half had 2–10 years of…

Out on Our Own - Volume 24, Issue

With spring comes a renewed sense of optimism. A good time, perhaps, to review where we are in our businesses and consider how we can improve. Michelle Storm Lane of the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) provides…

Writing for mixed-media training programmes - Volume 25, Issue

Effective learning and development tools are important in spreading and consolidating knowledge within any pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. Medical communications professionals may be involved in creating training materials for many…

Lessons from building an accredited medical conference: Design and delivery - Volume 25, Issue

Participation in meetings and events by healthcare professionals is part of their continuing professional development, and it is a requirement for organisers to gain accreditation for continuing professional development in order to attract…

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