AMWA CERTIFICATE ENROLLMENT FORM REPRESENTATIVE WORKSHOPS Name Essential Skills Basic Grammar Mailing address Effective Paragraphing City Elements of Medical Terminology State/Province Zip/Postal code The Internet: How and Where to Find the Information You Seek Outlining Country Sentence Structure and Patterns E-mail Statistics for Medical Writers and Editors Daytime phone Fax number Business Business Aspects of a Freelance Career If you have taken any AMWA workshop(s) within the past 90 days Creative Process in Pharmaceutical Advertising and Promotion that you would like credit for, please complete the following: Educating Sales Representatives About Science and Medicine Location Launching a Freelance Writing Career Making Effective Presentations Title Project Management Enrollment Fees Member/Nonmember Public Relations Materials and Techniques ❑ Essential Skills $150/275 Composition and Publication ❑ Business $150/275 Creating Effective Poster Presentations ❑ Composition and Publication $150/275 Essentials of Copyediting ❑ Concepts in Science and Medicine $150/275 Journal Submissions Other Than Research Articles Organizing the Medical Paper ❑ Regulatory and Research $150/275 Proofreading Total $ Sentence Diagramming for Clarity and Practicality EDUCATION Writing Abstracts Since advanced specialty certiﬁcates require completion of an Essential Skills, Core, or Advanced certiﬁcate and the related Concepts in Science and Medicine specialty certiﬁcate, enrollments are not yet available. Basic Immunology Payment Information ❑ Check/Money order (US funds, written on a US bank, Basics of Molecular Biology Communicating Results of Routine Clinical Laboratory Tests Drug Interactions PROGRAMS payable to AMWA) Introduction to Cancer Biology ❑ Visa ❑ MasterCard ❑ Amex Introduction to the Nervous System Pharmacokinetics in Clinical Practice _________________________________________________________ Credit card # Exp. date Regulatory and Research Background to Writing Informed Consent Documents _________________________________________________________ Basics of Health Care Compliance Name on card The Electronic Common Technical Document _________________________________________________________ Investigational New Drug Applications Cardholder’s signature Regulatory Aspects of the Drug Development Process Writing an Investigator Brochure Mail form and payment to: Writing the Final Report of a Clinical Trial AMWA 30 West Gude Drive, #525 Rockville, MD 20850-1161 Learn skills necessary to improve Enrollment paid with a credit card can be faxed to (301) 294-9006 American Medical Writers Association writing, editing, and communicating 30 West Gude Drive, #525, Rockville, MD 20850-1161 An interactive enrollment form can be found on AMWA’s Web site Phone: (301) 294-5303; fax: (301) 294-9006 for pharmaceutical, medical, and (www.amwa.org) www.amwa.org; email@example.com Federal ID #35-1058129 allied scientiﬁc ﬁelds AMWA = EDUCATION AMWA’s Workshops—A smart investment in your education The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) offers Program enrollment • Regulatory and Research workshops provide experienced one of the most extensive education programs available AMWA has several certiﬁcate programs: Essential Skills, medical communicators with specialized regulatory/drug to professional communicators in the medical and allied Business, Composition and Publication, Concepts in development writing and science research skills. scientiﬁc ﬁelds. Programming is tailored to the profession, Science and Medicine, Regulatory and Research, Advanced Advanced Specialty Certiﬁcates and the number of offerings is continually expanded to Composition and Publication, and Advanced Regulatory and 1. Advanced Composition and Publication (ACP) requires broaden the selection of options for both novice and Research. Participants may take workshops without enrolling completion of an Essential Skills, Core, or Advanced experienced medical communicators. AMWA’s workshops are in a certiﬁcate program but must be enrolled in the applicable certiﬁcate and the related specialty certiﬁcate (CP) to the cornerstone of the association’s commitment to providing certiﬁcate program to receive credit for a workshop. The enroll. quality educational opportunities for medical communicators. enrollment form is included in this brochure; it can also 2. Advanced Regulatory and Research (ARR) requires As the world of medical communication changes, the be downloaded from AMWA’s Web site under Education/ completion of an Essential Skills, Core, or Advanced association updates existing workshops and develops new Certiﬁcates. All enrollments are good for 6 years and require certiﬁcate and the related specialty certiﬁcate (RR) to workshops to meet current needs and to support AMWA’s completion of 8 workshops (including an ethics workshop) enroll. recognized and highly valued certiﬁcate program. Established applicable to the desired certiﬁcate. 3. Additional advanced specialty certiﬁcate programs are in 1979, the certiﬁcate program has been enhanced in People who were enrolled in the Core certiﬁcate program, the also being developed. subsequent years to reﬂect the changing environment in Science Fundamentals certiﬁcate program, or the Advanced medical communication; it was greatly expanded in 2009 to Registering for workshops being held at the annual certiﬁcate program before December 1, 2009, can still work meet the evolving needs of the profession. Earning an AMWA conference toward those certiﬁcates. Multiple designations are included certiﬁcate is considered part of a career path in the ﬁeld and Most credit workshops are limited to 30 participants per in workshop listings to accommodate people enrolled in both is required by some employers. session; advanced-level workshops are limited to 16 old and new certiﬁcate programs. participants. Once a workshop is full, it is closed. Each • Annually—AMWA’s annual conference typically offers more Essential Skills workshops provide many opportunities to registrant may take up to 3 credit workshops per conference, than 35 open sessions, which are included in the registration improve basic editing, writing, communication, and 2 of which can be advanced-level workshops. The cost of fee, and more than 85 workshops approved for credit toward bibliographic skills. The Essential Skills workshops provide attending a workshop is in addition to the conference an AMWA certiﬁcate. Although they are not part of the the basis for the certiﬁcate program, and the Essential registration fee. certiﬁcate program, noncredit workshops are also offered Skills certiﬁcate (or an existing AMWA Core or Advanced and are appropriate for all medical communicators seeking Other information certiﬁcate) is required to earn a specialty certiﬁcate (listed to increase their knowledge and refresh their skills. 1. Previous work experience, education, degree, or below). Earning this certiﬁcate requires the completion of 8 credentials cannot be applied toward certiﬁcate • Regionally—Credit and noncredit workshops are also workshops, including 1 ethics workshop. requirements. offered at chapter conferences held at various times during Specialty Certiﬁcates (An Essential Skills certiﬁcate or 2. All workshops are 3 hours long. To receive credit, the year. The complete schedule and contact information existing AMWA Core certiﬁcate is required to earn a specialty participants must attend the entire workshop and must are included on AMWA’s Web site (www.amwa.org) under certiﬁcate. In addition, earning a specialty certiﬁcate requires have submitted the precourse assignment to the leader Conferences and under Chapters. the completion of 8 workshops, including 1 discipline-speciﬁc by the speciﬁed deadline. • On-site—Approximately 20 workshops are available for ethics workshop.) 3. AMWA headquarters keeps records of successful presentation at corporate or institutional facilities so completion of credit workshops by certiﬁcate program • Business workshops provide information to develop and enrollees and awards the appropriate certiﬁcate when the that multiple employees can attend. More information is expand management and operations skills for freelance requirements have been fulﬁlled. available from AMWA headquarters (firstname.lastname@example.org). businesses and larger organizations. • Self-study—Four of AMWA’s workshops, Basic Grammar • Composition and Publication workshops provide and Usage, Punctuation for Clarity and Style, Sentence experienced medical communicators with specialized Structure and Patterns, and Statistics for Medical Writers Credits for completed workshops will reﬂect editorial and publication skills, as well as in-depth and Editors, are currently available in a self-study module consideration of issues in writing, editing, management, both old and new certiﬁcate designations and format (CD plus workbook). Designed for professionals at all levels of experience, the modules will remain valuable bibliographic research, education, and other topics of can be applied toward the certiﬁcate program interest. in which you are enrolled. as reference guides long after the workshops have been completed. Each module includes a test. Upon successful • Concepts in Science and Medicine workshops provide completion of the test, participants earn credits toward medical communicators with an opportunity to deepen an Essential Skills certiﬁcate (2 for Basic Grammar, 1 for their understanding of basic concepts in science and Punctuation, 1 for Sentence Structure, and 1 for Statistics). medicine. For those who are educated in nonscience The workshop Elements of Medical Terminology will be ﬁelds, the workshops provide an orientation to a scientiﬁc available in self-study format in late 2010; a self-study area and a foundation for further study. The workshops module on ethics will be released in 2011. can provide those educated in science with opportunities to increase their knowledge and to learn about areas outside their specialties.
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