Past Chapter Events

Please see the Chapter Events page, the Book Club page and the SE Minnesota AMWA Writers and Editors Discussion Group page for information about upcoming events.

February 18, 2021: A panel discussion on Transitioning to Medical Writing (Part II): Panelists were Amy Lindgren, BS, a Freelance Writer with Banfil Street Press and President of Prototype Career Services; Naomi Ruff, Ph.D., ELS, a Scientific and Medical Communications Professional with RuffDraft Communications LLC.; and Scott Wessels, MPS, ELS, a Senior Program Manager with the American Academy of Neurology.

January 14, 2021: A panel discussion on Transitioning to Medical Writing (Part I): Panelists were Kendra Hyland, PhD, a Senior Medical Writer at Medtronic PLC; Michael Franklin, MS, a Senior Medical Editor and Writer in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; and Paul Mamula, PhD, an an independent Freelance Writer and Editor.

August 20, 2020: A presentation by Dr. Stephen Schondelmeyer of the University of Minnesota’s School of Pharmacy about his Resilient Drug Supply Chain Project and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the drug supply, held via Zoom.

May 14, 2020: Annual meeting and talk about the COVID-19 outbreak by Dr. Micheal Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, via Zoom.

September 25th 2019: Annual Meeting and Networking.

April 2019: Trends, opportunities and transitioning into medical writing by Dr. Joy Frestedt at Urban Growler, St.Paul

February 21, 2019: Networking Happy Hour at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill in Roseville.

May 16, 2018: EU MDR Overview by Karen Bannick, MA, RAC, FRAPS at Fulton’s Brewery, Mpls.

September 20, 2017: Word Masterclass Webinar (part 1)

June 8, 2017: Networking Happy Hour at Bacio in Minnetonka.

May 17, 2017: Spring 2017 Event at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.

February 22, 2017: Networking Happy Hour at Grumpy’s in Roseville.

September 24, 2016: Fall 2016 Event at the TIES Conference Center in St. Paul.

May 7, 2016: Dr. Joy Frestedt, author of “Warning Letters: 2016 Reference Guide,” presented information on authoring and publishing processes

November 19, 2015: Networking Happy Hour at McCoy’s in St. Louis Park

November 14, 2015: Word Tips and Tricks [summary]

August 19, 2015: Networking Happy Hour at Grumpy’s in Roseville.

May 29, 2015: Chapter Webinar: True Regulatory Intelligence for Medical Devices. [summary]

May 21, 2015: Networking Happy Hour at McCoy’s in Saint Louis Park.

February 26, 2015: Networking Happy Hour at Grumpy’s in Roseville. [summary]

December 4, 2014: AMWA North Central Networking Happy Hour

November 1, 2014: Technological Advancements in Neurological Disease, Tim Denison, PhD, Sr. Engineering Director with Medtronic Neuromodulation. [summary]

June 24, 2014: AMWA North Central Chapter Summer Happy Hour/Networking Event

Spring 2014: A Visit to the University of Minnesota’s Medical Devices Center [summary]

February 22, 2014: Dial 911: Medical Writing Emergencies [description, summary]

October 9, 2013: Networking Happy Hour [summary]

May 7, 2013: Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care [description, summary]

Fall 2012: How Good is This Manuscript—Reading Medical Literature with a Critical Eye [description, summary]