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Many medical writers and translators are not members of professional associations. While online networking is clearly accepted as a key element for success in business, the benefits of joining associations are still not obvious to all, even though…
The quest for transparency in the relationships between life sciences companies and healthcare professionals is quickly becoming a global movement. Reporting requirements for financial interactions have been prevalent in the United States for many…
Ghostwriting, defined as undisclosed substantial contributions by medical writers, is considered to be unethical by the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), EMWA, and other professional associations.
Surprisingly, many professionals still don’t fully appreciate how professional associations can help them in their career path. They may view associations as training grounds in a given field and forget or disregard all the other opportunities these…
Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves. Drug companies are ‘debasing’ drug trials whose publication in journals can apparently confer scientific approval. Merck had fought for years to …
As many of you are already familiar, Medical Writing began as The Write Stuff, a publication written by and for EMWA members. One of the goals in making the transition to Medical Writing was that it would become an international journal with readers…
Dear Members I am sure you are all very familiar with this situation – sitting in front of a blank piece of paper (or to be more accurate a blank screen) and wondering where to start. Beginnings and endings always seem to be the trickiest part, but…
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…
Dear colleagues Time really does fly when you're having fun: I'm writing my third message since becoming EMWA President in May! The 37th EMWA Conference in Barcelona was an exciting event in a great location. We welcomed 102 new members, and 240…
These two years in the Executive Committee flew by. They will remain in my heart for ever. It is difficult to summarise the emotions and the things we accomplished these last two years. When this adventure started in Cyprus, Susan Bhatti, the…
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