Medical Writing Authors Beatrix Dörr

Beatrix Dörr
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Presidents' Messages - Volume 29, Issue 2

Veterinary Medical Writing - Volume 28, Issue 3

Like many medical writers, I started in another career first. For me, it was practising veterinary medicine in a clinic, then going into clinical research in humans, and then on to medical writing. Designing clinical trials, sample size…

Medical Devices - Volume 28, Issue 2

In the last issue, I started to share my opinion on the recently published “implant files”.1,2 As this topic could be discussed endlessly, I focused on an article in a German newspaper, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, that provided a summary about the “10…

Medical Devices - Volume 28, Issue 1

During a visit to Greece more than 15 years ago when I was involved in an animal protection campaign, I met a journalist who was investi gating prohibited fishing methods that local fishermen were using. When he was asked by the animal protection…

Medical Devices - Volume 27, Issue 4

The good news first: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are basically the same in both the medical device and the pharmaceutical sectors. There are the general quality of life tools such as the EQ-5D or the Short-Form Survey questionnaires (e.g. SF-12,…

Medical Devices - Volume 27, Issue 3

Want to learn more about medical device regulations? Then read some of the presentations held at EMWA’s medical device symposium this year:

Medical Devices - Volume 27, Issue 2

The spring EMWA conference held in Barcelona is now behind us – and what a conference it was for medical device writers and those who want to become one! A full symposium day on medical devices with more than 200 registrants and two fully booked…

Medical Devices - Volume 27, Issue 1

The 6th EMWA symposium day will focus on medical devices in general, the recent changes in the European legislations, and opportu - nities for medical writers. The symposium is for regulatory writers and medical communi - cators alike, and will…

Profile - Volume 26, Issue 2

The new European medical device regulation and guidance document on clinical evaluation An Interview with Dr Bassil Akra The successor of the currently applicable Medical Device Directives (MDD 93/42/EEC and 90/385/EE) combines both directives…

Writing for medical devices compared to pharmaceuticals: An introduction - Volume 26, Issue 2

Abstract The inherent differences between medical devices and drugs have implications for clinical research and medical writing. In view of the current move to more stringent regu - latory requirements for the medical device industry, an increasing…

Profile: An Interview with Michael Markie - an open science and open data advocate - Volume 26, Issue 1

Medical writers commonly are hired to write for traditional journals targeting the highest possible impact factor. However, as medical writers, we should be aware of alternative options. In September last year, I had the pleasure to meet Michael…

EMWA News - Volume 26, Issue 1

Time to say goodbye.As I will step down from my role as EMWA’s Public Relations Officer in May 2017, I will no longer be on top of the EMWA news and will, therefore, step down from my role as section editor. It is with great pleasure though that I…

Profile: An Interview with the organisers of the first Internship Forum - Volume 25, Issue 4

When I attended my first conference as Public Relations Officer in Dublin, I was approached by “newbies” looking for a job. I was quite impressed that people invested such a considerable amount of money to attend the conference in the hope of…

EMWA News - Volume 25, Issue 4

Baby alarm in the Social Media Team! The future of EMWA’s social media team is secured as we are expecting three babies. Utmost efforts have been taken to ensure they are equally distributed across the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn teams.Seriously,…

Profile: An interview with Professor Peter Jüni on methodology and statistics in scientific manuscripts - Volume 25, Issue 3

This issue of Medical Writing (MEW) is about statistics, so what is more appropriate than interviewing a research methodologist who focuses on epidemiology and statistics in clinical research? I am happy that we were able to win Professor Peter Jüni…

EMWA News - Volume 25, Issue 3

A lot was going on from April to June this year. Certainly the main event was our spring conference in Munich. Aside the established workshops, Freelance Business Forum, Expert Seminar Series, and updates on Special Interest Groups – it included an…

Profile - An Interview with Juliane Chaccour - Writing in Mozambique - Volume 25, Issue 2

On her private Twitter profile, Julie (Juliane) describes herself as “freelance medical editor, mother, immunologist with an interest in tropical diseases and vaccines”. Julie works as a freelance medical writer and editor, is managing editor at…

EMWA News - Volume 25, Issue 2

EMWA team responds to ICMJE requirements on sharing clinical trial data In January 2016, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) proposed requirements on sharing clinical trial data, in Darren Taichman’s editorial, Annals of…

EMWA’s 2016 Webinar Programme - Volume 25, Issue 1

In 2015 EMWA launched its webinar programme, providing members with an online training resource. Your feedback has been valuable in helping us to shape an exciting and extended programme for 2016, presented by inspirational speakers, all highly…

Profile: An interview with Laura Carolina Collada Ali: On the peculiarities of working for independent research organisations - Volume 24, Issue 4

Laura C Collada Ali wears different hats: she is a medical writer plus a medical translator, and has extensive experience delivering multilingual authoring and translation services across a wide range of independent research organisations. She is a…


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