On Wednesday evening, 14 November 2012, a small but dedicated group of biomedical writers and editors gathered for a networking dinner at Mimi’s Restaurant in Frederick, MD. We discussed AMWA’s annual meeting in Sacramento and shared information we learned at the event. Highlights included discussions about workshops that were particularly interesting, and we spent some time on genomics, personalized medicine, and challenges facing biomedical writers who work in this and related areas. We also discussed AMWA’s certification program that is in development. The group agreed that regular meetings in Frederick are useful, and we plan to get together in April (date to be determined).