AMWA Mid-America Chapter



The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985, and historically serves AMWA members living in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Winter 2018) , and hold regular in-person meetings. The Board of Directors also holds regular meetings by teleconference, and minutes of those meetings are available.

For any Mid America member who will be attending the AMWA Indianapolis Chapter AMWA Annual Meeting ( from April 5-7, a three-bedroom 1-bathroom house close to the conference center in the historic Bates-Hendricks neighborhood has been rented, and two rooms are available for rent.  Each room will be approximately $35-60 per night, depending on how many rooms are booked. Contact Natalie DeWitt if you are interested.

Upcoming Chapter Events

TechWriteSTL (St Louis)

Tuesday, May 7, 11:30am -- Speed Networking, coordinated by Joanne McAndrews
C J Muggs, 101 W. Lockwood - Webster Groves, MO - 63119

Monday, July 15, 11:30am -- Suzanne Broussard will talk about Desktop Publishing Software
Desktop publishing software is an essential tool for all writers. We will be exploring a variety of desktop publishing software packages and discussing their application for scientific manuscripts, electronic media, and regulatory documents.  

September 05, Thursday, 6:00 pm -- Annual Dinner "The Battle for Quality Medical Journalism"
C J Muggs, 101 W. Lockwood - Webster Groves, MO - 63119
Guest Speaker Samantha Liss, a healthcare reporter with Industry Dive. She has extensive background covering the healthcare sector for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis Business Journal.

November 13, Wednesday, noon - Best and Worst Books of 2019, coordinated by Leslie Neistadt
Kirkwood Public Library - Bring Your Own Lunch

For more information or to register for any of these events contact Lisa Balbes.

Iowa Area Events

The Iowa Networking Group will be visiting the Des Moines Botanical Garden on March 31 from 1-3 pm.  We will meet in the cafe, have a bite to eat, and then tour the gardens.  The entrance fee and lunch (with exception of alcoholic beverages) will be free to members.

Check out the Iowa Networking Group's Facebook page for information about upcoming events and a chance to get to know AMWA members in Iowa, or contact Natalie Dewitt for more information.

Nebraska Area Events

Contact Rebecca Bigelow for information about events in this area.

Kansas City Area Events

Simply click on the above URL 5 minutes before the event. No RSVP necessary. To submit questions, log in to YouTube using a Gmail account. In the "Say Something" feature on the right hand side, click on "Create a channel" to enable the ability to chat. The event will be recorded.

Contact Swarna Mandali for information about events in this area.

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