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AMWA-MAC Town Hall Meeting Conference Call

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



AMWA-MAC Town Hall Meeting
Conference Call

Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 pm, EST

We’ll discuss the upcoming AMWA 2016 Medical Writing & Communication Conference in Denver, CO, October 5-8, 2016.

We will review the below agenda to inform you of what a national conference is like and answer any questions you may have.

 Dial: 888-330-9937
Passcode: 458939#

2016 National Conference Schedule:





1. Introduction of speakers

2. Is it worth going? Personal experiences

a. Gain knowledge to put on resume or use at work

b. Networking – be vocal, it’s easy to introduce yourself. Bring cards

c. Speed networking Thursday at 4pm, Friday at 11am

d. Job board and vendor booths

 3. Format of Conf

a. Pre-Conf classes (The Writing Clinic – An Interactive Small-Group Writing Intensive and One-on-One Mentoring: Taxonomic Analysis and Revision of Medical Writing, extra fees).

b. Thursday at 10:30am: New to AMWA and Medical Communication Session

c. Credit Workshops versus Education Sessions

d. Workshops with fee and homework (due 9 Sept): Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

e. Education Sessions free, part of registration: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
f. Plan schedule ahead of time, if possible

4. Meals

a. Thursday: Dine around

b. Friday at 3pm: High Tea

c. Friday at 6:30pm: AMWA chapter dinners (anyone want to organize this?)

d. Saturday at 12:30pm: Sablack Awards lunch

5. Expenses

a. Conference registration fee: $695 AMWA Member, $795 Nonmember

 i. Onsite conference registration fee: $750 AMWA Member, $850 Nonmember
ii. AMWA Workshop registration fee, $200, AMWA Member, $300 Nonmember

b. Generally $1,500-$2,000 total with airline, hotel, conf reg, classes, food

c. Ask your employer to pay

d. Get a roommate!

6. Answer questions

7. Open discussion

8. Future MAC events: Save March 10, 2017 for our regional conference; open sessions only, no credit workshops.

a. 2017 National Conf November 2-4, 2017, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, FL .

b. 2018 in DC, 2020 in Baltimore!


July 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cherie Dewar