Medical Writing Visual Communications EMWA News

Volume 29, Issue 1 - Visual Communications



The EMWA Executive Committee and Head Office closely monitored the rapidly evolving implications of the current COVID-19 situation and the recommendations from the World Health Organization as well as the advice from and restrictions implemented by national governments. As a result, EMWA chose the only option available and cancelled the upcoming Prague conference that had been scheduled for May 5–9, 2020.


  1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Up-Dated ICMJE Recom menda tions (December 2019). 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 22]. Available from: http://www.icmje. org/news-andeditorials/icmje-recommendations_ annotated_dec19.pdf.



President's Message
Medical illustration in the 21st century and beyond
Visualisations in science communication: Friend or foe?
How and why it works: The principles and history behind visual communication
Get your (visual) act together: Optimising the design of labels and arrows in medical illustrations
A picture is worth a thousand words
The evolution of the scientific poster: From eye-sore to eye-catcher
Leveraging infographics in study schemas
Enhancing accessibility of study data: The development of a graphical abstract for lay summaries of clinical trial results
Connecting medical writers in Portugal through visual communication
Clinical trial design: Considerations for medical writers developing clinical trial protocols
Planting a “non-biological” seed – will this meme persist?
Regulatory Matters
News from the EMA
Journal Watch
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Veterinary Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Medical Writing Humour
Out on our Own

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