Conference Agenda

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8:30 AM – 8:45 AMWelcome and announcements: Grace Ostera, PhD, Conference Co-Chair
8:45 AM – 9:45 AMKeynote Address: Science Journalism: Separating Fact from Fiction During a Public Health Emergency
Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMEthical Issues in Scientific Writing and Editing
Cindy Clark, MSLS, Wordpower Pros, LLC
11:15 AM – 12:15 PMTips and Tools for Communicating Risk and Evidence in Clinical Trials
Dr. Alexandra Freeman, Executive Director, Winton Centre for Risk & Evidence Communication, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMBreak
1:30 PM – 1:50 PMRemarks from AMWA-MAC President Judith M. Orvos, ELS
1:50 PM – 2:50 PMEDUCATION SESSIONS – CHOOSE ONE
Track 1: 10 Resume Tips for Medical Writers and Editors, Carla D. Bass, author of Write to Influence!
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Track 2: Legal Essentials for Medical Writers and Editors, Elizabeth Briones, Esq., Business Litigation Associate, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ROUNDTABLES – CHOOSE ONE

The Effect of COVID-19 Disruption on Clinical Trials
Discussion Leader: June Baldwin, MT, ASCP

Establishing Order: How to Incorporate Organizational Techniques in Your Workspace and Stay on Track During COVID-Times
Discussion Leader: Angela Trenkle

Introduction to EndNote
Discussion Leader: Debby Berlyne, PhD

Organize Your Work: Excel Spreadsheet Tips and Tricks
Discussion Leader: Vita Washington, MS

Using Plain Language to Foster Health Literacy
Discussion Leader: Vicki VanArsdale, MS

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Networking Happy Hour