I was recently asked by the President of our local AMWA-New England Chapter to become an Executive Committee (EC) member. Naturally I was delighted and honored to be asked, and I accepted very graciously. Tonight was our summer EC meeting, and my first as a member.
We all met in Burlington, MA at a local Panera Bread there – apparently they used to have a ameeting room there where members could congregate, but this is no longer available. But it was still a great location for everyone – central for most members to get to, and I have to say I always love the food there. Plus they always have decent coffee too – and they keep tabs on the timing of when it was brewed, and refresh it regularly – always a bonus in my book!
It was great catching up with a bunch of folk who I know already from the New England Chapter, as well as meeting some others who I’ve not yet met. We had a full agenda for the evening, but managed to accomplish everything in decent time. And the plentiful supply of coffee was a great help!
2012 AMWA Annual Conference
If you’re thinking of going to the AMWA Annual Conference this year, don’t forget to register in advance to take advantage of the lower fees and ensure that you secure a hotel room. The conference will be held in Sacramento, CA from Oct 4-6, at the Convention Center in the city.
I’m hosting a breakfast roundtable on Saturday on “How to Advance Your Medical Writer Career Through Blogging”, so I’m excited about being involved in that, as well as being able to catch some of the other great sessions on the schedule.
Not a Member of AMWA Yet?
If you’re starting out in medical writing, I’m going to send you my regular plug to join AMWA! Hopefully there will be a local chapter within reasonable commuting distance – if so, regular involvement in meetings will be really beneficial for you. And if you’re considering going to the annual conference, you’ll pay less for registration.