About the EMWA Ambassador Programme
Ambassador Program Careers Talks
Since October 2017, EMWA Ambassadors have appeared at career events in Berlin, Bucharest, London, Munich, Rome, Reading, Stuttgart, and Zurich with more to come.
On this page, we will be providing updates on all Ambassador presentations and our impressions of these events.
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, or if you have any information on career events in your vicinity, please contact Abe Shevack at email@example.com or EMWA Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EMWA Ambassador Programme’s is continuing its efforts to reach out to new audiences to promote medical writing and EMWA and has supported the following events:
On 20 Sep 2023 Gökye Ayan, a new member of EMWA, gave a talk to 15 postdocs at the Max Panck Institute for Evolutionary Biology Postdoc Retreat in Plön, Germany. The aim of the meeting was to help postdocs in navigating their career paths. Goyke spoke for 2 hours about her transition into medical writing, the EMWA education programme, conferences, and resources on the EMWA website. She answered questions about the differences between academic and medical writing, the input of medical writers to writing projects, handling of ethical dilemmas, and the impact of AI on medical writing in the future.
On 22 Sept 2023 Abe Shevack gave a short introduction to the Ambassador’s Programme and led a breakout session for participants during the Getting Into Medical Writing online event organized by Evguenia Alechine. This event was well visited online by over 200 participants with speakers from the EC, panels on EMWA offerings and the experiences of networking groups in the UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Italy, and Spain, as well as breakout sessions on different topics.
On 25 Sept 2023 Arunon Sivananthan and Martina Colluci represented EMWA as exhibitors at the NetworkPharma Medcomms Careers Event organised by Peter Llewellyn at the Heathrow Conference Centre. This event was again very well attended with over 500 participants. Arunon and Martina were very busy answering questions about EMWA and the conferences, demonstrating the resources of the EMWA website, as well as discussing questions about careers in medical writing. The conference was a great success and participants both seasoned and aspiring expressed keen interest in how EMWA can bolster their journeys as medical writers.
Foto: Arunon Sivananthan and Martina Colluci representing EMWA at the NetworkPharma Medcomms Careers Event, September 2023.
On 10 Nov 2022, Sarah Choudhury (EMWA Treasurer) along with Ricardo Milho (EMWA Sponsorship Officer) and Arunon Sivananthan (EMWA member) represented EMWA at the NetworkPharma Medcomms Career Event (“Working in and around #MedComms”) that took place at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre in London Heathrow.
The event was very well attended with around 500 participants, including employers from Medcomms and Regulatory Writing agencies, and newcomers with diverse backgrounds interested in starting a career in Medical Writing.Sarah, Ricardo, and Arunon manned an exhibitor table at the event and were extremely busy answering many questions about training for medical writers and the benefits of joining EMWA. They demonstrated the resources on the EMWA website and provided promotional information and copies of the EMWA Journal Medical Writing.Sarah also hosted a discussion panel in the afternoon entitled "Meet the Regulatory Writers", with 3 other writers from Regulatory Writing agencies who shared their career journeys and talked about what it is like to work in regulatory writing. Overall, it was a very successful day and we look forward to further collaboration with Peter Llewellyn and NetworkPharma in the future.
If you are an experienced medical writer and EMWA volunteer and are interested in becoming an EMWA Ambassador, or if you know of any upcoming career events in your locality, please contact Abe Shevack (email@example.com).
On 11 June, Sally Hill gave an introduction to medical writing and EMWA for a group of 18 translators, interpreters, editors and copywriters in Utrecht. These language experts were attending a workshop organized by SENSE, the Society of English-language professionals in the Netherlands. Like EMWA, SENSE has special interest groups (SIGs) and the full-day workshop on medical translation, medical editing, and medical writing was organized by the SENSE Medical SIG. Some attendees were old hands while others were at the early stages of their careers. Several expressed an interest in EMWA, and one medical editor based in Germany has already become an EMWA member!
On 22 Mar 2022, Dr Carola Krause gave a virtual presentation on writing the IMPD to an audience of 30 researchers at the SPARK-BIH Educational Forum in Berlin. Carola was joined by Abe Shevack who gave an introduction to medical writing and EMWA. The presentation was very well received and there was much interest in the topic and some interesting questions.
|Abraham Shevack||National Congress of Clinical Research (NCCR) - Bucharest, Romania||19 Oct 2017|
|Tiziana von Bruchhausen||Training and career talk - Alfa FCM, Rome, Italy||16 Jan 2018|
|Alison Rapley||Biosciences day event - Reading University, UK||31 Jan 2018|
|Raquel Billiones||Career talk - Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network of ETH - University of Zurich, Switzerland||01 Feb 2018|
|Abraham Shevack||Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), PhD Winter School - Berlin (Buch), Germany||22 Feb 2018|
|Alison Rapley||Interactive workshop and career talk - University College London, UK||06 Mar 2018|
|Tiziana von Bruchhausen||EMWA presentation - Dr Notghi Academy, Berlin, Germany||09 Mar 2018|
|Anne McDonough||Careers Day - Anglia Ruskin University - Essex, UK||18 Apr 2018|
|Raquel Billiones||Medtech conference - Two presentations on MW and medical devices - Stuttgart, Germany||17-19 Apr 2018|
|Beatrix Doerr||Biozentrum der LMU - Planegg-Martinsried - Munich. Germany||19 Apr 2018|
|Anne McDonough||Professional Careers Beyond Academia conference and fair - University College London, UK||11 Jun 2018|
|John Carpenter||Spoke with participants at MedComms Event/NetworkPharma Ltd - London, UK||27 Jun 2018|
|Raquel Billiones and Abe Shevack||
Bio Network All day workshop /regulatory documents and EMWA, Planegg-Martinsried - Munich, Germany
|05 July 2018|
|John Carpenter||MedComms Event - Manchester, UK||13 Sep 2018|
|Raquel Billiones||University of the Philippines Ecological Society - Philippines||24 Sep 2018|
|Franziska Abreu||Max Planck Insititute - Marburg, Germany||25 Oct 2018|
|Alison Rapley||MedComms Educational Event - Stgiles Medical Vestry House, London, UK||18 Dec 2018|
|John Carpenter||NetworkPharm medcomms event, Medical Sciences Teaching Sciences Centre - Oxford, UK||10 Jan 2019|
|Anne McDonough||Employability Conference/Fair to Bioscience students - University of Derby, UK||23 Jan 2019|
|Abe Shevack||Humboldt University in Berlin, Speed dating” style career event organized by the Biotechnologische Studenteninitiative e.V||26 Feb 2019|
|Alison Rapley||University College London Interactive workshop and career talk||5 Mar 2019|
|Walther Seiler||Technical University Berlin, Jobwonder career event||7 May 2019|
|Abe Shevack||Amsterdam, Netherlands - Local MW meeting on Careers in Medical Writing||18 May 2019|
|John Carpenter||London, NetworkPharm medcomms career event||20 June 2019|
|John Dixon and Abe Shevack||Webinar on “Key Steps to Success in Medical Writing” organized by Medic Footprints recorded on YouTube. To see the webinar click here.||9 July 2019|
|John Carpenter||Manchester, NetworkPharm medcomms career event||10 Sept 2019|
|Tiziana Von Bruchhausen||Dr Notghi Academy, Berlin||13 Sept 2019|
|John Carpenter||London Career Fair, University of Birkbeck||28 Sept 2019|
|Anne McDonough||Careers Initiative, University of Essex (Colchester)||18 Oct 2019|
|Abe Shevack||Spoke in Berlin, Germany at local Medical Writers gathering||20 Nov 2019|
|Abe Shevack||Interview with German Scholars Organisation (to view click here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_kSPCU0E3U&feature=youtu.be )||25 Nov 2019|
|Alison Rapley||City, University of London||12 Mar 2020|
|EMWA Representatives - TBD||MediWeek, Birmingham (cancelled)||17-18 Mar 2020|
|Abe Shevack||Parexel Academy, Berlin (cancelled)||21 Apr 2020|
|Gauri Jawdekar-Abraham||German Cancer Research Institute||19 May 2020|