Medical Writing Vaccines and Immunotherapies A history of EMWA

Volume 27, Issue 1 - Vaccines and Immunotherapies

A history of EMWA


EMWA has now been in existence for 25 years! How is that possible? Time has flown by, and brought with it much change and growth of which we should be proud. This is an oppor tunity to reflect back on the organisation as it was at its genesis, is today, and has the potential to become in the future. As one who was around in the antediluvian days, this article presents an opportunity to recall the early years and indulge in a trip down Memory Lane. This allows me to cover the early days of EMWA and to fondly recall colleagues whom I now think of as friends, as well as to remember some who are no longer with us.


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Vaccines and immunotherapies
President's Column
A history of EMWA
An introduction to vaccines and immunotherapies
Immuno-oncology: Harnessing our immune system to fight cancer
Changing methods to assess targeted therapies in oncology
HIV vaccine clinical trials: An overview
Allergen immunotherapy in the European regulatory environment
Pharmacovigilance for vaccines and immunotherapies
Addressing vaccine hesitancy in writing
Results of the 2017 EMWA salary survey
Lay writing: Strategies for improving assent forms
The perils of the unknown: Missing data in clinical studies
Medical writing in China: Trends and opportunities
PhD student: A medical writer in the making!
News from the EMA
Medical Communications
Journal Watch
In the Bookstores
The Webscout
Teaching Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Medical Devices
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Entering medical communications as a non-native English speaker
Out on Our Own
Lingua Franca and Beyond

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