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 automatically added to our chapter membership when you join the national organization. If you would like to learn more about our chapter, please contact Donna Simcoe.
AMWA National offers an award for the Best Published Research and an award for Student Research in medical communication.