Medical Writing Visual Communications Getting Your Foot in the Door

Volume 29, Issue 1 - Visual Communications

Getting Your Foot in the Door


Welcome to our first edition for 2020. Looking back to the year past, there were a lot of GYFD moments to acknowledge and be thankful for.


  1. Rocha A, Dey-Irmler S. Getting Your Foot in the Door. Med Writ. 2019;28(1)82–3.
  2. Oh, Vienna Impressions of my first EMWA conference. 29 Aug 2019. Available from: watch?v=iQywvmuyAgs&feature hootsuite&linkedin=emwa+webinar.
  3. Billiones R. From academia to medical writing – and staying there. The Write Stuff. 2007;16(4):166–7.
  4. Billiones R. A week in the life of … Raquel Billiones. The Write Stuff. 18: 2009;18(1):60–1.



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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