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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