EMWA Webinars Programme

EPDC members Carolina Rojido and Laura Collada Ali lead our webinar team:

  • Paul Wafula
  • Irene Farré
  • Ananya Malladi
  • Lynne Isaac
  • Martina Habeck
  • Joselita T. Salita

We are happy to announce upcoming webinars below. Webinars may be either recorded and uploaded on the due date or live online seminars. For live webinars, you only need to register and then connect to our webinars platform on the due date. A recording will be available shortly after the event in the Archive section. Nevertheless, we advise you to participate, because this will enable you to ask questions and contribute to an active discussion. For the recorded webinars we encourage you to send us any questions you may have on the topic by the date indicated and they will be answered in the recording. 

Please email the webinar team with any questions or accessibility concerns. 

Note: we make every effort to ensure we have a stable internet connection to run EMWA webinars, but it is not possible to provide a 100% stable connection. If for any reason, the presentation has to be cancelled by the organizer, a notification email will be sent as soon as possible.

2018 Webinars:

19 February 2018
More medical writing tips that will change your texts in English
Amy Whereat
A practical and step-by-step guide on sentence building, introductory phrases and link words, and comparing and contrasting, as well as some `language myths’.
The webinar can now be accessed here.


13 March 2018 at 14:00 CET
Medical Devices: Key Regulations and Guidelines that Medical Writers Should Know
Raquel Billiones – Clinipace Worldwide
Writing for medical devices is considered a ‘niche’. In the rapidly changing EU regulatory landscape, the medical device industry is also undergoing a major revamp with new regulations, guidelines, and requirements. In this environment, the role of medical communicators in the medical device industry has gained importance. This webinar provides regulatory medical writers with a short introduction to the key regulations and guidelines, the new requirements and documents, and the challenges and opportunities.
The webinar can now be accessed here.


20 April 2018 at 14:00 to 15:00 CET
Pharmacovigilance Special Interest Group (PV SIG) – what have we been doing for EMWA members and why you should join us!
Tiziana von Bruchhausen & Lisa Chamberlain James
The PV SIG aims to bring together EMWA members to discuss and share information and best practice in the area of PV and PV writing via the journal, website, and events at conferences. The group aims to increase dialogue within and between the medical writing community and the Regulatory Authorities and acts as a resource for medical writers interested in the area of PV by posting guidance and updates to guidance as appropriate.
The group has had a very busy year and is planning lots of exciting activities – including some for the upcoming conference. This webinar will present all the latest updates and explain why and how you should get involved!

The webinar can now be accessed here.


28 June at 14:00 CET
How to organize and deliver a webinar yourself
Carolina Rojido
Now that internet-based learning and working are commonplace it can be useful to know how a webinar is done. Most of you probably know how to deliver training or a presentation. The EMWA webinar team can support EMWA webinar speakers by providing all the technical support necessary. However, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to be a speaker AND organizer or may be asked if you have this skill. Carolina Rojido will tell you how to prepare and run an engaging webinar smoothly.

The webinar can now be accessed here.


27th July 2018 at 14:00 to 15:00 CET
Writing guidelines
Andrea Rossi
The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement, issued in 2001, was the first example of a comprehensive and structured guideline including practical examples and a clear explanation of how to use it to communicate the results of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). In addition to these, different guidelines and checklists to use for the results of observational and many other types of studies have been published. The structure of CONSORT and STROBE guidelines will be reviewed in this webinar, which is a brief introduction to writing guidelines. The topic is covered more broadly and in more detail in EMWA’s workshop ‘Introduction to Writing Guidelines’.

The webinar can now be accessed here


30th August - This webinar, also open for non-members.
Why you shouldn’t miss the next EMWA conference?
Carolina Rojido & Laura C Collada Ali
EMWA conferences provide a medium for networking, active discussions and extensive cost-effective professional training. It's also an opportunity to benefit from the experiences of other medical writers.
Let’s hear what are Carolina Rojido’s thoughts after her first conference and why according to Laura C. Collada - who has already attended several conferences - attending them is so worthwhile.

The webinar can now be accessed here



27th September at 14:00 to 15:00 CET
EMWA’s outreach for its freelance members: activities and resources
Satyendra Shenoy
The said webinar aims at informing attendees on facilities and resources available to EMWA members who are freelancers. This includes an introduction to the FBF at the conferences, OOOO section of MEW, and online resources. Moreover, attendees will be provided with a few pointers on how they can also contribute to EMWA.

The webinar can now be accessed here


30th October, from 14:00 to 15:00 CET
Veterinary medical writing – same but different
Introduction to medical writing for veterinary medicinal products
Sandra Götsch-Schmidt – DREHM Pharma GmbH
Have you ever considered writing on veterinary topics? This introductory webinar will point out the similarities and differences that you might face when writing about veterinary medicinal products.

The webinar can now be accessed here


6th December 2018 at 12:00 CET
Personal branding through social media for medical writers
Evguenia Alechine
For many scientists and medical writers, personal branding and effective use of social media to promote your own business or freelance services is a still a ‘black box.’ Although most have a basic understanding of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, few understand how to leverage these technologies (and other up-and-coming networks) to positively impact their own business. This webinar will show medical writers the necessary tools and resources to feel comfortable, confident, and enthusiastic about personal branding.

To Register, please click here


11th December 2018 

GDPR and its Impact on Clinical Research
Raquel Billones
The new EU harmonised privacy regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), came into force in May 2018. Compared to the previous legislation, the GDPR has broader territorial and material reach. It provides greater rights for individuals and imposes more obligations on companies collecting and processing personal data. Clearly, GDPR is highly relevant to data protection in clinical trials, corollary to increased requirements for transparency and disclosure. This presentation provides a high level introduction to GDPR and looks at its impact on clinical research.

This webinar will be uploaded here shortly after the event



Technical requirements for webinar attendance - http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/webinar/help_files/G2W010003?title=System+Requirements

It is recommended that registered attendees complete the Speed Test (www.speedtest.net) prior to the webinar event to reduce the likelihood of technical problems during the webinar session.


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Volunteering for EMWA webinars

If you think you have something interesting to communicate to other EMWA members and are eager to run a webinar of your own, contact the webinar team. Your proposal will be evaluated by the webinars team and the EPDC and we will provide our feedback as soon as possible.