Award-winning medical editor to run conference workshop

barbara fountain cropAMWA is honoured to have award-winning editor Barbara Fountain presenting a PDP workshop at our annual conference in Auckland this year.

Her workshop, Writing a killer intro – hooks and headlines, is one of four PDP workshops on offer at the 33rd AMWA conference, which will be exploring issues related to modern health communication.

Barbara won the inaugural Editorial Leader of the Year award, announced at the 2016 Canon Media Awards in late May, and bestowed in Barbara’s 20th year of service to New Zealand Doctor.

Her workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn from one of Australasia’s finest health editors.

Find out more about our annual conference and Barbara’s workshop here.

About Barbara

Barbara graduated with an honours degree in biochemistry and worked in medical research and then scientific publishing before completing a postgraduate degree in journalism in 1989.

She was a reporter for the Otago Daily Times and then the now-closed Independent Business Weekly before starting with New Zealand Doctor.

Read more about Barbara’s recent award here.


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 - 8pm. 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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