For those who attended the AMWA 2020 Special Virtual Event: 'Medical Writing and Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis' on Thursday 19 November, we are sure you would agree that it was an invaluable two hours. The calibre of speakers and their learnings from this unprecedented crisis were beyond our expectations. We are humbled by their willingness to give their personal time to share their experience with us. 

If you missed the live event, a recording is available to AMWA members in the Members Area. If you are not yet an AMWA member, but would like to join, you can visit our membership and benefits page here. Annual membership is $80 for full members and $40 for students.

This year, in lieu of what would have been our 37th Annual ConferenceAMWA will be hosting a special virtual event.

It is with great pleasure that we announce our expert panel: Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, World Health Organization advisor on the COVID-19 response; Professor Nick Talley, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia; Professor Ginny Barbour, Director, Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG); Dr Holly Seale, Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine; and Sophie Scott, ABC medical reporter.

This two-hour event will include an opening address by the AMWA Executive Committee, presentations by each of our experts on the impact of COVID-19 in their field, a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Auckland Networking Event

Auckland Networking Event

 AMWA's president, Emma Henshall, has returned home to New Zealand and will be hosting a networking event in Auckland next month. Please join us and other members for a relaxed and informal gathering. 

:  Thursday, 12 November, 6–8 pm
: Goodside at Smales Farm, Takapuna 
Cost: There is no cost to attend. Drinks and nibbles will be provided by AMWA, however feel free to purchase something more substantial from the many eateries available: 

:Click here to register your attendance. Non-members of AMWA are welcome. 

If you have any questions, please email Emma via email to

Please follow COVID-safe guidelines and do not attend if you are unwell.

AMWA webinar: Medical writing for the web

AMWA webinar: Medical writing for the web

Presenter: Michelle Guillemard

Michelle Guillemard is the founder of Health Writer Hub and a freelance medical writer. With more than a decade of experience writing online health content, Michelle knows how to write web copy that engages and converts. Passionate about helping people improve their professional communication skills so they can write clearly and concisely, Michelle has taught courses and workshops for writers and corporations in more than 40 countries. She is also a Past President of AMWA and a University of Melbourne Mentor.

Medical writing for the web

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to write quality medical copy that connects with your ideal reader and inspires action. Whether you’re writing from scratch or editing copy, you’ll discover loads of easy-to-implement tips and techniques to ensure your copy is readable, findable, credible and useful.

Cost: $30 for AMWA members and $40 for non-members

Register here

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