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Professional Organizations for Emerging Medical Writers

February 8, 2017 | Jacquie Powell, PhD | Medical Writing Services

Attending professional networking events can seem intimidating, especially for graduate students and postdocs with limited professional experience outside of academia. This post provides a list of great professional organizations that some of the folks here at IMPACT have found to be particularly helpful, both nationally and in our local Research Triangle Park (RTP) area.

We hope you find this list helpful, and let us know if we missed anything!


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  • Drug Information Association (DIA) is a global organization dedicated to bringing health care product professionals together to advance human health. This organization offers a comprehensive, well-attended annual conference for regulatory and clinical research professionals. (Interested? See our post on the takeaway messages from the 2016 DIA annual meeting here!)
  • Women in Bio (WIB) is an organization that promotes careers, leadership, and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences. There is a local RTP chapter that hosts monthly networking events.
  • The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • The North Carolina Biotechnology Center puts on regular events for job seekers and also provides local job postings on its website.
  • Triangle Biotech Tuesday is a non-profit monthly networking event for professionals throughout the RTP area.
  • RTP 180o is an organization that hosts speakers from local RTP-area universities and companies on the third Thursday of every month. Tickets are free and open to all.

Excited and want to learn more about local resources available to emerging medical writers? Stay tuned for a future post on university resources available in the RTP area.

IMPACT is an exciting, small CRO whose team has expertise in medical writing, regulatory affairs/operations, early phase clinical trial management, and drug development consulting. If you’d like to learn more about us and the careers we offer, don’t hesitate to check out our website!

And don’t forget, if you know of any organizations that we’ve missed, let us know and we’ll update our list!

Category: Medical Writing Services
Keywords: Medical Writing, Professional Networking, Career Transition
Note: At the time this blog post was published, author Jacquie Powell is no longer at IMPACT.

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