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    There are numerous specialist communities of interest, of all sizes and degrees of formality, that might be useful to join if you are a freelancer working in and around MedComms. The list below provides a wide range of opportunities to engage with like-minded others. Please send us details if you know of any we are missing.

    Some of these are strictly networking groups for freelancers only and can provide valuable support if you are working on your own. Others are larger groups and provide great opportunities to network with potential clients as well as to benefit from learning opportunities. Some are intended to serve as platforms to match clients who are looking for freelancers. Some are free to join. Some charge a fee.

    There seems to be something for everyone. But, if you're still not finding quite what you're looking for, then set something up yourself. Let us know and we'll happily help spread the word!

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    Useful background reading: The need for community: The importance of networking as a freelance medical writer, written by Peter Llewellyn, published in EMWA's Medical Writing Journal, June 2023

  • Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp)
  • American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Anthill
  • Asia-Pacific MedComms Network
  • Asociacion Espanola de Redactores de Textos Medicos (AERTeM)
  • Associacao Portuguesa de Medical Writers (APMW)
  • Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
  • Biome Professionals
  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
  • Coffee Chat Group
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Drug Information Association (DIA)
  • European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
  • European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)
  • Freelance medical writers based in UK & Ireland
  • Freelancers in Pubs
  • Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME)
  • Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp)
  • Grupo Sudamericano de Medical Writing (GSMW)
  • Guild of Health Writers
  • Healthcare Communications Association (HCA)
  • International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
  • MedComms Networking
  • Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS)
  • Medical Journalists' Association
  • Medical Writer's Hub France
  • Medical Writers' informal gathering, Berlin and Brandenburg Group
  • Medical writing for beginners and beyond (free resources)
  • National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Society (PM Society)
  • Pharmalancers
  • Science and Medical Writers in Benelux (SMWN)
  • South African Medcomms Professionals Network
  • Swiss Medical Writers & Communicators
  • Talus
  • World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)
  • Write Medicine
  • There are also individual #MedComms freelancers organising local groups who regularly meet informally, in person, for instance for coffee, lunch or dinner. To find out more, reach out to these individuals. If you know of any more let me know.

  • Sophie Albon - Warwickshire, UK
  • Joelle Buck - Oxfordshire, UK
  • Steph Carter - Manchester, UK
  • Julia Davies - Sussex, UK
  • Vicky Evans - Yorkshire, UK
  • Derek Leske - Glasgow, UK
  • Jen Lewis - Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Helen Sheppard - North West London, UK
  • Jane Tricker - Kent, UK



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