Mid-Atlantic Regional Groups — Frederick
Fall 2012 Networking Event
On Wednesday evening, 14 November 2012, a small but dedicated group of biomedical writers and editors gathered for a networking dinner at Mimi's Restaurant in Frederick, MD. We discussed AMWA's annual meeting in Sacramento and shared information we learned at the event. Highlights included discussions about workshops that were particularly interesting, and we spent some time on genomics, personalized medicine, and challenges facing biomedical writers who work in this and related areas. We also discussed AMWA's certification program that is in development. The group agreed that regular meetings in Frederick are useful, and we plan to get together in April (date to be determined).
Spring 2012 Networking Event
On Thursday, 26 April 2012, 10 chapter members met at Mimi's Café in Frederick, MD, for an evening of networking organized by regional co-coordinators Michelle Eby and Terry Mainprize (check out their recently posted pictures on the Chapter Leadership page).
Participants introduced themselves and enjoyed getting to know each other. We discussed the recent chapter conference and discussed plans and topics for next year's event. Topping the list were breaking into the job market (especially for biomedical writers who doesn't have a lot of experience) and what interviewers and applicants need to know about the interview process. In addition, we discussed AMWA's plans for a certification program, jobs and networking opportunities, and this year's annual conference.
Participants were encouraged by the great turnout and agreed to convene another networking event this Fall in Frederick. We are weighing the possibility of inviting a guest speaker to enrich the program. Watch your e-mail and the chapter website for announcements and details.