Professional development and networking
for medical writers at all stages in their careers

54 EPDP training workshops, covering a wide range of medical writing topics
Expert Seminars in 4 key areas
1-day symposium: Research Integrity & The Medical Communicator: What We Do When No One Is Watching
Early morning, lunchtime and evening short seminars
Freelance Business Forum
Getting into Medical Writing 
Networking opportunities
Poster presentations
Social events
  And more...


See the programme for full details. We look forward to seeing you in Prague.


Read the message from the President and Conference Director

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the EMWA Executive Committee, we have great pleasure in welcoming you to the 50th EMWA Conference at the Clarion Conference Hotel, Prague from Tuesday 5 May to Saturday 9 May 2020.

This meeting is truly a landmark event for us - an amazing achievement after the small beginnings on 21 February 1992, when 32 people from 7 countries attended EMWA's first meeting with a view to forming a permanent writers' group in Europe. To find out more about EMWA's history, see:

The EMWA Professional Development Committee has prepared a comprehensive education programme, with 54 workshops – 34 foundation and 20 advanced level ones, covering a broad range of topics
We are proud to announce the 8th EMWA 1-day symposium entitled: ‘Research Integrity & The Medical Communicator: What We Do When No One Is Watching'.

Together with researchers, journalists, journal publishers, pharmaceutical industry representatives and medical communications agencies we will explore the challenging topic of research integrity that is at the core of the research endeavour. It is the basis for researchers’ trust in each other and in the research record and, equally importantly, society’s trust in research.
At the symposium, we will address mounting concern about research transparency and reproducibility, as well as its public disclosure and how researchers, funders and journals need to work together to deliver practical solutions. We will also explore the important role of medical communicators and publication planners in research integrity.
For experienced members, we offer expert seminars on the latest developments affecting the medical writing industry. The fields covered in this conference are veterinary safety and pharmacovigilance, regulatory changes in medical devices, highlights in regulatory submissions and real world evidence. All invited speakers are top specialists in their field.
For new medical writers and people thinking of joining the profession there is a free seminar giving an introduction to medical writing, as well as a ‘Getting into Medical Writing’ session.
Delegates can start their day with easy morning yoga and interactive short seminars on the use of English, take part in a mindfulness session for medical writers, and choose from a range of exciting evening social events in Prague. And as usual, there is our well-established Freelance Business Forum. In addition, all of you are invited to join us on Wednesday evening for the Annual Meeting followed by a special event as we ‘mark’ our 50th conference with a buffet and some reminders of previous conferences. This conference really does have something for everyone.
We would like to thank our head office, the workshop and seminar leaders, the symposium moderators, and all of the EMWA committee members and volunteers who have been working for many months to bring you this conference.

We wish all of you an interesting and enjoyable conference.


Barbara Grossman

Slávka Baróniková


Conference Director




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