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

52 EPDP training workshops, covering a wide range of medical writing topics
Expert Seminars in 5 key areas
1-day symposium: Real-World Evidence: A Central Role for Medical Communicators
Early morning and lunchtime 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 Vienna.


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 48th EMWA Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel Vienna, Austria from Tuesday 7 May to Saturday 11 May 2019.
The EMWA Professional Development Committee has prepared a comprehensive education programme, with 52 workshops – 30 foundation and 22 advanced level ones, covering a broad range of topics.
We are proud to announce the 7th EMWA 1-day symposium entitled ‘Real-World Evidence: A Central Role for Medical Communicators’.
The symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of this fast-moving area. With increasing demand for robust real-world evidence (RWE) from regulatory and reimbursement decision-makers alike, clear and transparent communication is essential to overcome the current level of mistrust in it. At the symposium, a range of key stakeholders, including regulatory and reimbursement decision-makers, pharmaceutical companies, RWE vendors and medical communications agencies will provide their perspective on this topic, as well as foster discussion with symposium attendees.
For experienced members, we offer expert seminars on the latest developments affecting the medical writing industry. The fields covered in this conference are publishing, pharmacovigilance, health technology assessment, medical devices and regulatory. 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.
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 Vienna. And as usual, there is our well-established Freelance Business Forum. There really is 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 you all an interesting and enjoyable conference.



Tiziana Von Bruchhausen

Slávka Baróniková


Conference Director




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