Medical Writing Editing Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: 6th EMWA Symposium

Volume 27, Issue 3 - Editing

Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: 6th EMWA Symposium


We invited EMWA members to report on the medical device symposium and selected Expert Seminars during the spring conference in Barcelona, held in May 2018. We hope that this initiative will help to keep EMWA members up to date with our fast changing profession. Thank you to all the contributors.


  1. Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2017 on medical devices, amending Directive 2001/83/EC, Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and repealing Council Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC.
  2. EU Call for public consultations Available from: medical-devices_en.
  3. MEDDEV 2.7/1 revision 4, Clinical evaluation: A Guide for Manufacturers and Notified Bodies.
  4. IDF Europe Position on Mobile Applications in Diabetes. 2017. Available from: Available from: europe/publications-andresources/ 29-idf-europe-position-paper-onmobile- apps.html.
  5. Menvielle L, Audrain-Pontevia AF, Menvielle W. The Digitalization of Healthcare New Challenges and Oppor tunities. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017
  6. Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Review



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Revision: Parameters and practices within the translation industry
How to soften the red pen’s blow: Tips for editing a colleague’s work
Go certified – get ready for the BELS exam
Anonymisation: A new challenge for medical writers
Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: 6th EMWA Symposium
Reports from the spring conference in Barcelona: EMWA social events programme
Reports from the spring EMWA conference. Expert seminar: Use of clinical study reports for Cochrane Reviews
News from the EMA
Profile: An interview with Richard Wheeler
Journal Watch
Medical Devices
In the Bookstores
Lingua Franca and Beyond
Regulatory Public Disclosure
Regulatory Matters
Medical Communication
Good Writing Practice
Manuscript Writing
Getting Your Foot in the Door
My First Medical Writing
Out on Our Own
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