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AMWA MAC Bethesda Fall 2013 Networking Session

by June Baldwin

A rousing good time was had by all at the networking event on November 14th in Bethesda. The folks who drove in from outlying areas, namely Baltimore and Arlington, get extra credit for attending! After dinner and introductions, those who had attended the national AMWA conference in Columbus shared their impressions and experiences from the conference. We also shared our aspirations for ourselves (career change, increasing business, working less/working more) and for our organization (more agile ways to communicate with each other online, more ways to connect and learn). Attendees got a sneak peek at the program for the upcoming chapter conference scheduled for March 14, 2014. The group was a nice mix of new and long-time members whose collective experience comprised scientific editing, scientific research, academia, project management, veterinary medicine, laboratory medicine, and, of course, various types of writing: web content, patient information, newsletters, and technical and regulatory documents. What an interesting, diverse group of people and what a great way to spend a pleasant evening. "Death by PowerPoint" is our new favorite buzz phrase (you had to be there). Hope you will join us next time!

Spring 2013 Bethesda Regional Meeting — May 14, 2013

"Applying Plain Language Principles to Communicate Health, Medicine, and Science"

Bethesda | DC | Silver Spring Regional Coordinator