AMWA conference-Toronto (fwd)

Subject: AMWA conference-Toronto (fwd)
From: Sharon Nancekivell <snance -at- RESUNIX -dot- RI -dot- SICKKIDS -dot- ON -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 14:25:07 -0400

Those of you who are interested in medical and scientific editing and
writing may be interested in attending the American Medical Writers
Association weekend conference of workshops and panel discussions in
Toronto June 17-19, 1995. For details, see the forwarded message below.

Sharon Nancekivell
snance -at- sickkids -dot- on -dot- ca

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FWDED message follows>>>>>>>>

>Announcing: "Medical Communication in the Electronic Era: Opportunities
>and Challenges", June 17-18, 1995, Vari Hall, York University main campus
>(4700 Keele St.), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

>This conference, sponsored by Canada Chapter of the American Medical
>Writers Association (AMWA), is designed to inform medical communicators
>about telecommunication-related trends in medicine and new career
>opportunities, as well as provide them with a chance to enhance their
>skills through focused, practical workshops on the following topics:
> * Tables and Graphs
> * Project Management
> * Organizing the Biomedical Paper
> * Strategies for Improving Document Quality
> * Internet Use: "Plugged In and Turned On: a Medical Writer's Guide"
> * Electronic Sources of Health Science Information
>The plenary session will focus on using the new technologies to provide
>health care information: innovations and potential pitfalls. Speakers
>include Dr. Rob Hayward (McMaster University), Dr. Richard Rankin
>(University of Western Ontario and Canadian Association of Radiologists),
>Dr. Richard Handfield-Jones (College of Family Physicians of Canada) and
>Julie Bristow (CBC's "Health Show").

>Registrants will have plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues
>and to view Internet and software exhibits. The conference will be
>followed immediately by an examination of the Board of Editors in the
>Life Sciences for those preregistered for the exam.

>AMWA is an international, nonprofit professional organization that
>promotes excellence in biomedical communication. AMWA brings together
>medical, allied-health and science communicators and educators interested
>in improving the quality and effectiveness of biomedical communication in
>all media. Through networking, interactive meetings, the quarterly AMWA
>Journal, and chapter activities and newsletters, AMWA provides a forum
>for extending professional expertise. At its annual conference and at
>some chapter events, members can earn credits toward AMWA's Core
>Curriculum (CC) and Advanced (ADV) certificates by taking courses in
>specialty areas representing the six sections of AMWA: audiovisual,
>editing/writing, educators, freelance, pharmaceutical and public

>For further details about AMWA send an email message to amwa -at- amwa -dot- org and
>for a registration brochure (available by fax or regular mail only) or
>further information about the Toronto conference contact me by email or
>phone (800-663-7336, ext. 2117) or fax (613 523-0937).

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