Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Day You’ve Been Waiting For: Registration Is Open!

If you’re like most AMWA members, you’ve already pored over the 2013 AMWA Annual Conference registration brochure and carefully planned what you want to take. This workshop, that roundtable. It’s fun thinking about how much you can fit into 3.5 days, isn’t it? Now it’s time to take that next step and register—registration opens today, July 10, at 3 PM (ET)!

If you haven’t looked at the registration brochure, what are you waiting for? The AMWA Annual Conference is the educational event for medical communicators everywhere. Whether you write for the pharmaceutical or medical device industry, lay audiences, or health care professionals, you will enhance your knowledge and practical skills at the AMWA annual conference. And talk about networking! You will be able to attend five—yes, five—networking events with food—all included in the price of registration. Not confident in your networking abilities? Four sessions on networking are offered on Thursday and Friday to help you improve your networking skills. Each session is a different format, so you can pick the one that best fits your needs. Or go to all of them and be a master networker by Saturday!

Another special feature of the conference is the line-up of invited speakers, most notably, the recipients of the AMWA Alvarez and McGovern awards: Gregory D. Curfman, MD, Executive Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and Cynthia Baur, PhD, Senior Advisor for Health Literacy, Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can learn more about these two leading authorities in the registration brochure. And there’s nothing to keep you from hearing their award lectures-—no programming competes with the lecture sessions, and again, they’re free!

The outstanding educational program, networking events, and award-winning speakers make the AMWA Annual Conference an exceptional value. If you don’t believe me, check out the materials on the AMWA website that highlight the value of the conference. If you’re a freelance, learn how the annual conference is the best business decision you’ll make this year. If you don’t work for yourself, you can customize a memo to your boss to help gain financial support to attend. Just visit the annual conference page on the AMWA website and click on “Committing to the AMWA Annual Conference.”

If you missed news about the conference in the June issue of the AMWA Journal, this year’s Annual Conference offers a variety of new features as well as the return of some popular events. For example, among the new session formats is the Hands-on Demonstration, where you learn as you follow along on your own laptop or mobile device.