About 12 people gathered for the AMWA-MAC spring networking dinner at the La Madeleine in Bethesda, Maryland. The group was a mix of new and old members and individuals exploring membership. After enjoying a meal, Stefan Schuber (chapter president), Evangelyn Kanabus (chapter treasurer), and Bernardetta Nardelli (chapter conference coordinator), updated the group on the upcoming chapter conference. The conference will be held Friday May 20, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bethesda.
Instructors include Bart Harvey, who will teach both “Making Effective Slides,” and, “Understanding Sample Size and Study Power”; Charmaine Cummings will present “Essential Ethics for Medical Communicators”; and Tom Gegeny will present “The Internet: How and Where to Find the Information You Seek.” Stefan and Evangelyn gave high recommendations for the courses. Sam Mbulaiteye, an NIH researcher studying the relationship between infectious diseases and cancer, will be the invited lunchtime speaker. Stefan discussed the vision of having non-credit workshops at the chapter conference next year as a way to expand our offerings.
Evangelyn mentioned an April 13 networking event sponsored by the DC Editorial Freelancer Association. More info is here.
Your AMWA chapter needs you! We are always looking for more volunteers! Evangelyn Kanabus is moving out of the area after 2 years of distinguished service as Chapter Treasurer, and we urgently need a replacement whom Evangelyn can mentor for a few months. Please contact Stefan for more information.
Even if you just want to host a single event at your workplace rather then make a longer term volunteer commitment, board members would be happy to help you brainstorm. Please feel free to contact any one of us through our email addresses on the chapter website.
Maria Sgambati, MD
Biomedical Consultant; Environmental Educator