AMWA Mid-America Chapter



The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Winter 2017) , and hold regular in-person meetings. The Board of Directors also holds regular meetings by teleconference, and minutes of those meetings are available.

Upcoming Chapter Events

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Wed, March 14 - "Fun Things for Geeks to Do Around Here" by Alice Fugate
11:30 at the Pasta House restaurant, 14007 Manchester Road, Ballwin 63011 (near Weidman Rd).
We are a fun group, so let’s put our heads together and come up with ideas we can all enjoy! Not TV or online, but activities that require going out. Alice Fugate will present her own suggestions plus those from our members. This includes a wide range of fun stuff including science, humanities, technology, education, art, music, you name it. During lunch, let’s brainstorm and come up with more! My hope is that we will all come away from this session with lots of new ideas for having fun.

May 2018 - Field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum, Tour of the Native American galleries led by curator Amy Clark. Followed by lunch at museum cafe.

July 2018 - Medical Communication Companies, presented by Tom Wolf

September 06 - "The Business of Freelancing", presented by Elizabeth Leight and Pranali Pathare (dinner meeting at CJ Muggs in Webster Groves)
This presentation will cover the topics of business structure (sole proprietor, LLC, S corp, C corp), contracts (hourly versus project rates, billing, getting paid), marketing strategies, and more. New, experienced and potential freelancers are encouraged to attend!

November 13- Best and Worst Books of 2018, coordinated by Leslie Neistadt
11:30am, Kirkwood Public Library, downstairs meeting room, BYO lunch.

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

Nebraska Area Events

Calling all medical communicators in Nebraska! We are beginning a networking group for the Omaha and Lincoln areas. For additional information, please contact Rebecca Bigelow at

Kansas City Area Events

Contact Laura Long to RSVP (

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