Medical Writing Vaccines and Immunotherapies Out on Our Own

Volume 27, Issue 1 - Vaccines and Immunotherapies

Out on Our Own


One of the main reasons why the Freelance Business Group (and the whole of EMWA as well) is thriving and growing is because of the number of our members who volunteer to carry out our activities and help in implementing new initiatives. Becoming a Table Leader (TL) at the Freelance Business Forum (FBF) that is held at every EMWA conference is a fantastic opportunity for our freelance members to indulge in and promote networking and interpersonal communication. The TL’s task involves moderating a topic while facilitating and encouraging participation from those at their table. Given that the Table Discussion session is a high-demand event at the FBF and taps a collective response to issues pertaining to the freelancing business, the help rendered by the TLs is of immense value. While TLs are usually senior and experienced freelancers, at the recent conference in Cascais, Portugal, no less than three TLs were new to freelancing and even EMWA. Two of these, Irene Farre and Laura Kehoe, share with us their thoughts on volunteering as TLs at the FBF and their experience with the conference as a whole.


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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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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