Last Sunday was our AMWA-New England Chapter’s Winter Roundtable Brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, MA. It was a week later than originally scheduled, due to the winter snowstorm we’d been expecting the previous weekend (although that turned out much lighter than expected, but better to play safe and reschedule, rather than go ahead and have folk stuck in the snow – Murphy’s Law!).

I’d been asked to host one of the roundtables again – the same one as I presented at last year’s winter brunch meeting, on “Blogging for Medical Writers”. I’d also hosted the roundtable at the AMWA Annual Conference in Sacramento, CA, last October, so this was its 3rd run (I was recently asked if I’d present it again at this year’s Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, but I don’t yet know whether I’ll be able to make it to the meeting, so I haven’t been able to accept).

Once again I really enjoyed meeting some new fellow writers at the meeting, as well as catching up with some old friends – and the group discussion turned out to be a really fun and interactive one. Interestingly, all 3 of these roundtable sessions have brought up different discussions and commentaries, and it’s been great hearing experiences, tips, and comments from other writers about managing a blog.

And, as always seems to happen after our local meetings, I left feeling very inspired and motivated.

Are you new to medical writing? If so, I highly recommend joining AMWA and attending your local chapter meetings.

I guarantee it will be money well-spent.