Conferences & Events

Wednesday, 1st November 2017 (6pm until 8:30pm) Inner courtyard, The Windsor Hotel, Mends Street, South Perth No RSVP required! For more info, contact FAY: or 0402 658 166 In May, we welcomed a new AMWA member and a guest at our Perth AMWA network evening. We love to see new faces and share stories! OurRead More

Late October’s “Literature and Lager” at the Captain Cook tavern in Dunedin provided an opportunity for AMWA members to network and meet other local writers. The evening was well attended by approximately 70 people. Students, academics and family of the graduating class of nonfiction writers from the University of Otago mingled between readings. A highlightRead More

We are launching a new subgroup for health and medical journal editors in Australia and New Zealand. This group aims to provide a community for networking opportunities, professional development and a forum to consider issues facing biomedical journals, particularly in the Australasian region. Who can join? Editors of health or medical journals (past, present andRead More

A warm welcome awaits all Victorian AMWA members at our next networking event. Please come along to this informal get-together of local medical writers – a great opportunity to network and catch up with all the news. Welcome drink and snacks provided!

Relaxing over some cold drinks in a convivial courtyard, five AMWA members had the opportunity to get to know each other. Everyone had met at least one person before but now we all know each other.

AMWA members may be interested to know that the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) is happy to announce their 2016 series of webinars for medical writers to gain professional development skills and hear about the latest initiatives in the medical writing world.

After the runaway success of the Brisbane conference, this will be an end-of-year celebratory dinner. Justin will throw in a few ‘writer’s ethical dilemmas’ for entertainment and generally to annoy people into some degree of participation.

Spaces are still available for all four Brisbane conference workshops – the year’s most intensive upskilling opportunity for Australian medical writers.  The workshops cover tips for freelancers on how to build and maintain a successful business; writing attention-grabbing digital content; using evidence-based medicine to write great stories and; how specialists and researchers can ditch theRead More

AMWA’s 32nd annual conference to be held in Brisbane on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 August, 2015, will comprise the usual great mix of medical topics, professional issues, workshops and networking opportunities with the theme Making Choices: Living, Working, Dying. Register online now now Register now for our 32nd annual conference. Download conference program DownloadRead More

The AMWA conference is a great place to reach a niche, influential audience of writers and communicators working  in health care. Download the sponsorship prospectus for more information about opportunities. AMWA Sponsorship 2015

AMWA Sydney members will be getting together in May to network and hear from a special guest speaker. Event details Date: Thursday 21 May Time: 7pm Venue: Upstairs at Firehouse Hotel, 86 Walker Street, North Sydney Nibbles and welcome drink provided. RSVP Please click here to RSVP. Guest speaker Guest speaker Reema Rattan, section editorRead More

New online professional development workshop: Making the transition to freelance medical writing When Tuesday, 28 April 2015 Time 12 noon to 2 pm AEST Cost AMWA members – $85 AUD Non-members – $100 AUD Presenter Michelle Guillemard, freelance health & medical writer and editor of Health Writer Hub Completion of this workshop will count toward the AMWA PD certificate. Registration Registration opensRead More

Thank you to the conference delegates who completed the post-conference survey. The results help us know what we did well and how we can improve next year’s conference. This is a short synopsis of the survey results; however, the entire survey summary is available at the following link: 2014 AMWA conference feedback survey results TheRead More

AMWA Vic October 2014 networking event An author’s experience: publishing in print and e-book When: Wednesday 1 October at 6pm Where: Embiggen Books, 197-203 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Hear:  Dr Sanjiva Wijesinha whose books – Health for Busy People, Live Happily Ever After, Stories of the Silk Roads, Friends, Not Our War and Strangers onRead More

All AMWA members are cordially invited to attend the AMWA Annual General Meeting 2014 on Friday 29 August at 5pm at UTS Aerial Centre, Sydney, NSW. If you wish to know more about the AMWA executive committee please contact a committee member. Details are on the website The AMWA Executive Committee meets each monthRead More

Read the biographies of the researchers and writers who are speaking at the AMWA 2014 Conference. Dr Adam Dunn, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Informatics, The University of New South Wales. With a background in data mining and network science, Adam Dunn studies how clinical evidence is produced and distorted as it makes itsRead More

AMWA is offering an online professional development workshop ‘Add-ins: work smarter & faster in MS Word’ When: Wednesday, 23 July 2014 Time:  12 noon to 2 pm AEDT Cost: AMWA members $85 AUD/ Non-members $100 AUD Presenter: Dr Hilary Cadman, Cadman Editing Services Places are strictly limited to 10 participants.  So don’t miss out—register now at TrybookingRead More

We’re pleased to announce AMWA’s 31st Annual Conference will be held 29-30 August at the University of Technology in Ultimo, Sydney. This year’s theme is “Overdoing it: tests, treatment & tonics”. Read about the confirmed workshops and speakers below. Conference Registration << Registration is now open – click here for details >> Conference Brochure Download theRead More

When: Thursday May 1st at 7pm Where: Firehouse Hotel, 86 Walker Street, North Sydney What: AMWA executive members Dr Sarah McKay and Michelle Guillemard talk about how (and why) to start a health blog, as well as the tools you can use to leverage your blog for professional success. Entry is free: Join AMWA NSW members for drinks, nibbles,Read More

When: Monday 12 May at 6pm Where: Embiggen Books, 197-203 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Hear: Author and medico Dr Howard Goldenberg discuss how to find and give life to the story inside and becoming published Entry is free.   Join AMWA Vic members for dinner, (TBA) following Howard’s talk. For information and to RSVP for dinner booking, email:  L.E.Read More

AMWA is offering an online professional development workshop ‘Bending MS Word to your will’ When:                  Thursday, 13 March 2014 Time:                    12 noon to 2 pm AEDT Cost:                      AMWA members            $85 AUD Non-members                  $90 AUD Presenter:          Dr Hilary Cadman, Cadman Editing Services Completion of this workshop will count toward the AMWA PDRead More

AMWA’s annual conference is fast approaching. Registrations are open online now – visit our website to take advantage of our early bird membership offer before August 1. If you’d like to know more about what’s on offer, here’s a teaser of some of the exciting sessions we have planned.

The 2012 Australasian Medical Writers Association Conference was held in Brisbane in August 2012. AMWA President Dr Justin Coleman was asked by the Croakey blog to sum up the best bits. Travel far enough down the list of desired outcomes for most careers and you will eventually reach some variant on ‘make the world a betterRead More


It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner of the 2024 AMWA Early Career Award is Alexa Arganda. Her article entitled "Mind over matter? Exploring the impact of childhood trauma on the developing brain" stood out to this year’s judges for its insightful overview of a complex and sensitive topic.

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating her and look forward to seeing what her future career will bring.

Read Alexa's winning article here.

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