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Volume 25, Issue 4 - Medical Education

Journal Watch


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Medical Education
President's Message
Writing for mixed-media training programmes
Lessons from building an accredited medical conference: Design and delivery
Medical education in a medcomms agency
Patient education in clinical trials and throughout the product lifecycle
Writing, publishing, and disseminating a medical review
CME in the Deutsches Ärzteblatt and the development of multiple choice questions for medical educational purposes
Covering a medical advisory board meeting and creating the report or publication: The role of the professional medical writer
Peer review fraud
News from the EMA
Journal Watch
In The Bookstores
The Webscout
Good Writing Practice
Medical Communications
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Profile: An Interview with the organisers of the first Internship Forum
Out on Our Own


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Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk