AMWA Mid-America Chapter

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The Mid-America chapter of the American Medical Writer's Association was founded in 1985. We publish a quarterly newsletter (latest issue Summer 2018) , 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

Mid-America chapter dinner at the 2018 AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference
The 14th annual dinner is planned for Thursday November 1st in Washington, DC.  We will dine at a restaurant within walking distance of the headquarters hotel, Circa Bistro.  If you plan to attend, please send your RSVP to Heather at hmcneill@kumc.edu no later than Friday October 12th.  Hope to see you there!

TechWriteSTL (St Louis)

Wednesday July 18th, 11:30 am Medical Communication Companies, presented by Tom Wolf
Yellowstone Cafe, 165 Lamp and Lantern Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies need to educate consumers, doctors, and even their own sales force about their products. Most of them turn to Medical Communications agencies for help to craft their message. At the July meeting, we’ll delve into the roles that medical writers and editors play in MedComms and the opportunities these agencies present.

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

The Nebraska networking group held an event on Thursday, June 14th at M's Pub in downtown Omaha. For more information about future events, please contact Rebecca Bigelow at: rebecca@epionmedcom.com

Kansas City Area Events

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug 2nd, 201 from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm at the Grand Street Café, 8815 Renner Blvd, Lenexa, KS. Contact Swarna Mandali to RSVP for this event.

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