On Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12 Mid-Atlantic Chapter members met for conversation, networking, and dinner at La Madeleine in Bethesda, MD. This event is of long standing among our chapter’s networking events, and this gathering built on and added to the tradition. Participants made and renewed acquaintances and discussed and shared strategies for becoming a biomedical writer/editor. We also discussed the upcoming national conference in Sacramento, CA, including an overview and hot topics that would be discussed there. We discussed the upcoming chapter conference (mark your calendar: 22 March 2013) and the member survey that will poll chapter members about their preferences for our event. The next networking event in Bethesda likely will take place next spring, so watch for announcements!