American Medical Writers Association- Pacific Southwest Chapter

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is a nonprofit professional organization for people in the medical communications field. The group provides medical writers and editors with chances for professional growth in a social and supportive atmosphere. Services and activities include meetings and conferences, a job posting exchange, seminars and workshops, publications, and a core curriculum program in biomedical communications.

​AMWA serves the US and Canada.

Our chapter has nearly 400 members and covers more than 200,000 square miles, encompassing Southern California (zipcodes < 94000), Arizona and Southern Nevada (zipcodes 889xx, 890xx, and 991xx). Our chapter also has a satellite group centered in Phoenix, Arizona. We have several lunch meetings every year in various Southern California and Arizona locations.

​If you live within our geographic area, you are added to our chapter membership automatically when you join the national organization. If you would like to learn more about our chapter, please contact Donna Simcoe.


  • Free Joint Chapter Webinar - April 23rd, 2015

  • ​Free Joint chapter webinar with the AMWA Northwest Chapter about Health Outcomes. Marcia Reinhart, DPhil, Principal, Tantalus Medical Communications in Victoria, Canada will be presenting an engaging talk introducing writers to basic health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) concepts, and will provide some brief examples of opportunities for medical writing within this field. Registration and details available

  • Click here to register.