EMWA's 37th Conference will be held at the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona from Thursday, 7 November to Saturday, 9 November 2013. The Fira Palace Hotel is ideally situated in the trade-fair and exhibition area and is a short walk from Barcelona's Plaça d'Espanya. The hotel has excellent and spacious facilities for the conference and exhibition and is only a short bus ride from Barcelona airport, making it very easy and inexpensive to reach.
Extended workshop schedule
EMWA's autumn events traditionally focus on a full programme of workshops and networking events. From this year onwards, the autumn conference will be starting on Thursday lunchtime and finishing on Saturday lunchtime, so that we will now be offering workshops in four sessions instead of three. Also, workshops will be starting and finishing earlier in the day to provide more time for early evening events and networking. The exhibition will also be bigger than at previous events. These changes have been made to comply with wishes expressed by members to use the time at conferences more effectively, increasing value for money.
Presentation on medical writing at the EMA
As part of an effort to increase collaboration between the EMA and EMWA, the EMA will be giving an overview of the Agency's activities, including its role in the assessment of marketing authorisation applications, referral procedures, pharmacovigilance activities, evaluation of applications for orphan designation in the EU, and provision of information to patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public. In addition, the presentation will cover how the EMA works with other bodies in the EU, including the European Commission and national regulatory agencies, for the protection of public health.
Collaboration with other Spanish medical writing and translating associations
EMWA has invited representatives of AERTeM, Tremedica, and METM to the opening event to take advantage of the Barcelona location and provide a platform for networking between these organisations and EMWA. This is complemented by the usual programme of informal social events on the Friday evening.
For further information
For further information, visit http://www.emwa.org/conferences/Barcelona-November-2013.html or contact EMWA head office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona!