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Australasian Medical
Writers Association

Promoting excellence in health and medical communications

About Us

The Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the peak body for promoting excellence in health and medical communications in Australasia through education, networking and mentoring.  

AMWA was established in 1982 and supports a growing community of medical communicators from Australia and New Zealand.

AMWA supports a diverse community of medical communicators, many of whom are freelancers. AMWA also attracts many doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are interested in expanding their career into writing and editing as well as journalists who wish to specialise in health and medicine.



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Our members include writers and editors who specialise in health and medical articles for the mainstream press, electronic media and publications for health professionals.

We also have writers and public relations practitioners who work for hospitals, government departments, health promotion organisations, pharmaceutical companies and a range of other groups with an interest in health and medicine.

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Lifetime Honorary AMWA Members

 In recognition of their dedication and service to the Australasian Medical Writers Association the following people have been awarded Lifetime Memberships with the association.


Michelle Guillemard

Sarah McKay

Justin Coleman

Tina Allen

Rada Rouse

Amanda Caswell

Calvin Miller


In discussion with Dr Ben Bravery - 9 February 2023 in Sydney

You are invited to hear from Dr Ben Bravery, the author of 'The Patient Doctor', on Thursday 9 February 2023 from 6pm. This event is hosted by the Australasian Medical Writers' Association and is open to all.

Ben will be talking about his experience as a cancer patient, and how this has impacted how he now interacts with the healthcare system as a doctor. Ben is a strong advocate for putting the patient at the heart of healthcare. This event will also be an opportunity to network and socialise with medical writers.

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