Getting into Medical Writing - Different types of medical writing: Targeting the right audience

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Medical writing is a vast world of career opportunities. Different types of medical writing require understanding the different audiences that we are writing for. In this session, specialists in the field will cover effective ways in which beginner or aspiring medical writers can target the right audience and help develop a successful professional career.

Session outline

Welcome and introduction to the GIMW group by Evguenia Alechine

4 Misconceptions about Regulatory Medical Writing by Raquel Billiones

What else can I do except Regulatory Medical Writing? by Lisa Chamberlain James

Medical writing for non-medical writers by Diarmuid De Faoite

Q&A and panel discussion
Networking time

Evguenia Alechine

Evguenia has a PhD in Biochemistry and has been working in the medical writing industry since 2015 after facing the challenges of transitioning from academia. She is an active advocate of medical writing as a career option for PhDs all around the world. Evguenia has been an active member of EMWA since 2016, currently serving as co-editor of the Medical Writing journal and chair of the GIMW group.

Raquel Billiones

Raquel has a PhD in Biology and >25 years of combined experience in scientific and clinical research. She has been a regulatory writer for > 17 years, covering both pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Her core competencies include clinical trials and submission documents, data disclosure and protection, and project and people management. Over the years, she took on a wide range of industry positions, as a freelancer, as an employed regulatory writer, and as head of medical writing departments in the CRO and big pharma settings. Raquel is an active EMWA member since 2006, serving in various roles, including:

  • Medical Writing editorial board member since 2010, currently Editor-in-Chief
  • Education Committee member and workshop leader
  • Co-founder of the SIGs on Medical Device and on Sustainability

Lisa Chamberlain James
Lisa is a Senior Partner of Trilogy Writing & Consulting. Aside from management activities, she leads client projects, with extensive experience in a variety of documents. Lisa has a special interest in writing for the public and patient information. Following a PhD and post doc. in Pathology at Cambridge, Lisa began her medical writing career in 2000. Since then she has been involved in EMWA as a member of the Educational Committee, mentor, leader, and assessor of workshops, and teaches and reviews workshops for AMWA. Lisa holds an EMWA professional development certificate, is a visiting lecturer for King’s College London, a member of TOPRA, DIA, and PIPA, initiated and chaired the EMWA PV and Communicating with the Public Special Interest Groups, is chair of the Geoff Hall Scholarship Committee, section editor of the ‘Medical Communications and Writing for the Public’ section of Medical Writing, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Diarmuid De Faoite
Diarmuid is an EMWA workshop leader and served as a member of the EMWA Executive Committee from 2012 to 2022. Originally an academic researcher on the subject of entrepreneurship, he has worked as a business lecturer and researcher, editor and writer in Ireland, Germany and Switzerland. After 15 years in orthopaedic clinical research, he worked for 2 years in communications in the intellectual property rights field. He is now back in medtech, working as the Key Expert Manager for a dental intraoral scanner company. Diarmuid is also a general freelance writer.