Getting into Medical Writing

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8 May

Please note this programme is subject to change. All timings are in CET (Central European Time).


This session, organised by the Getting into Medical Writing Group, is an entire day dedicated to everyone interested in medical writing, considering it a career option, or taking their first steps in this career path. We know how important it is to understand the field, network with other professionals, and have the right resources that will help you get your foot in the door. This full day was created especially for those who are new to the field to learn from experienced medical writers and network with them.

Who knows when your first opportunity will show up?

Come and join us on this day full of educational and networking opportunities.

Moderator: Evguenia Alechine

10:00 Welcome from the GIMW group chair Evguenia Alechine

10:15 ‘Introduction to medical writing’ seminar by Sarah Hopwood

11:45 CVs, LinkedIn & online networking resources by Evguenia Alechine

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Guest speakers share their stories on career transition and progression:

  • “Getting into Regulatory Writing and Freelancing - A Case Study” Katrin Zaragoza Dörr (Medrika Consulting S.L., Spain)
  • “Making the move from Academia into Regulatory Writing" Matthew Edmonds (Certara UK)
  • “Evolution of Medical Writing Beyond Writing: My Experiences” Namrata Singh (Turacoz Group, The Netherlands)
  • "All Roads Lead to Medical Writing" Diarmuid De Faoite (Align Technology, Switzerland)

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 The EMWA universe & meeting its members

15:30 Speed-networking 

16:30 Free networking time

17:00 Closing remarks