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    Creating Sound Clinical Consensus Statements

    Clinical consensus statements and clinical practice guidelines are among the documents used to ensure that patients are receiving the best care possible and that clinical decisions reflect the opinions of the experts who are invested in excellent clinical outcomes.

    In other words, consensus statements are created when experts provide guidance for medical issues, even when the evidence is still being gathered, whereas clinical practice guidelines are developed based on high-level evidence.

    May 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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    An Introduction to Clinical Evaluation Reports for Medical Writers

    Before a medical device is marketed to the public, it needs to undergo a rigorous analysis to ensure that it is safe and effective. 

    Devices sold in the European Union need to meet the standards published by the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), a group of regulators from around the world. 

    May 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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    Good Publication Practice (GPP) Guidelines Help To Define the Role of Professional Medical Writers in Research Publication

    All medical communicators need to adhere to a strong set of ethics and standards. In particular, regulatory medical writers who collaborate on company‑sponsored biomedical research projects are part of a chain of responsibility for accurately reporting the results of clinical trials.

    April 22, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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    How to Keep a Steady Stream of Jobs as a Freelance Medical Writer

    Most successful freelance medical communicators seek a steady stream of work by cultivating a roster of trusted repeat clients. 

    It is a mutually beneficial arrangement. When clients find a reliable freelancer who knows their business and produces high-quality work, they'll stick with them.

    April 8, 2024 at 9:42 AM

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    Successful Health and Medicine Communication in Earned, Owned, and Social Media: A Case Study

    This article was written by Bill Ostrem, PhD, and is based on content presented by Abbie Miller, MWC, at the AMWA Medical Writing & Communication Conference. Additional session reports are available in the AMWA Journal.

    Today's communication and media landscape offers medical writers a multitude of venues or "channels" for their writing. How do you as a medical writer choose an appropriate channel for a given purpose? And how do you tailor your message for that channel?

    March 25, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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    Manuscript Editing: Tools and Tips for Medical Communicators

    Every document improves with editing, and medical editors are key to the process of creating consistent, readable, and error-free manuscripts.

    What are the fundamentals of manuscript editing for medical communicators? What are editors looking for when they edit manuscripts? What tools are available when editors seek to create high-quality manuscripts?

    March 11, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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