Friday, May 7, 2010

How medical writers write CME needs assessments

How medical writers write CME needs assessments is changing... come and let a panel of experts bring you up to speed. The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Delaware Valley Chapter is having a dinner meeting on June 17, 2010.

Here's the announcement from the AMWA Delaware Valley Chapter:
Please join us for an AMWA-DVC dinner meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2010, when a panel of distinguished guests from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education explains how they write needs assessments for CME projects, and what they look for in a good medical writer. Panelists will include representatives from a local medical school, a medical specialty society, a private medical education company, a pharmaceutical company, and a hospital/health system.

Medical writers assigned to write needs assessments today sometimes feel as if they’re aiming at a moving target. Many providers are changing the way they identify needs in response to pressure from grant makers and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Moreover, recent reductions in commercial funding for CME, attrition among accredited providers, and revised accreditation criteria, all make it essential for medical writers to hone their skills. The panelists will give short presentations on their organizations, and then take questions from the audience.
For more information, visit the AMWA-DVC website.

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