Welcome to the home page of the Indiana chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).
AMWA promotes excellence in medical communication. Through an extensive educational program, various
publications, and unparalleled opportunities for networking, AMWA
encourages and enables medical communicators to extend their
professional expertise. More than 5,600 medical communicators in the United States, Canada,
and 26 other countries benefit from membership in AMWA, a professional
association for medical communicators of all types since 1940. Learn more about AMWA and the benefits of membership at www.amwa.org.
George Burt Lake, M.D., AMWA's first president, practiced medicine in Wolcottville, Indiana, lectured at Purdue University, and served as commanding officer of the General Hospital in Indianapolis during WW I. Our Indiana chapter currently has about 80 members who work in academic, education, freelance, health care, insurance, marketing, medical device, and pharmaceutical settings. We meet about three times a year in addition to our annual spring
If you'd like to find out more about our chapter, contact our officers and committee chairs listed on the officers page, or fill out and submit the online form below.
Stimulating Events Coming your Way...
Writing A Clinical Study Report
Presentation by Katherin M. Ruiz
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time: 6-8 pm
Using E-Learning Tools to Create Effective Presentations
Presentation by Laura Town
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Time: 6-8 pm
Indiana Chapter Conference
Date: Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, 2014
Free Online Courses
Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship, from U.
Learn how to see and act as an entrepreneur. Starts December
Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (2009), from MIT. How
information technologies are reshaping and redefining the health care in the
Health Policy (2004), from MIT. Evaluation of our health care
on Health Care Systems Innovation (2010), from MIT. A systems approach to
understanding health care delivery today, its stakeholders, problems, and
of English Words, from Stanford U.
Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic from MIT. Research and techniques for fighting cancer. Archived 2004
Principles of Pharmacology from MIT. Basic principles of biophysics, biochemistry, and physiology as related to mechanisms of drug action, biodistribution, and metabolism. Archived 2005
Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership
In partnership with PhRMA and the FDA, the Foundation for the National
Institutes of Health launched the Observational Medical Outcomes Project
(OMOP). This group has tackled a surprisingly difficult task that is critical to the
research community’s broader aims: identifying the most reliable methods
for analyzing huge volumes of data drawn from heterogeneous sources. Presentations from the 2012 OMOP Symposium are available online.
The Science of Science Communication
This colloquium was held in Washington, D.C. May 21-22, 2012. The
meeting surveyed the state of the art of empirical social science
research in science communication and focused on research in psychology,
decision science, mass communication, risk communication, health
communication, political science, sociology, and related fields on the
communication dynamics surrounding issues in science, engineering,
technology, and medicine with five distinct goals:
- To improve understanding of relations between the scientific community and the public
- To assess the scientific basis for effective communication about science
- To strengthen ties among and between communication scientists
- To promote greater integration of the disciplines and approaches pertaining to effective communication
- To foster an institutional commitment to evidence-based communication science
The talks were recorded and are available online.
The organizers are planning a special collection of papers based on the colloquium to be published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Not medical communication, but a video on how to communicate with a person afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
Workshops offered throughout Indiana. Topics range from
communications, to computer software training, to management, to
marketing, to personal development, to project management.