2014-2015 Northern California Chapter Board Members

AMWA Annual Conference 2015: Sept. 30–Oct.3

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The Northern California Chapter is one of twenty regional chapters of the American Medical Writers Association. With almost 250 members in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawaii, it has been an active and thriving chapter for over twenty years. AMWA members are an integral part of Northern California's large and dynamic medical products industry, as well as its eminent medical research and medical education communities.

If you live within our geographic area, you are automatically added to our chapter membership when you join the national organization. If you would like to learn more about our chapter and opportunities to become more involved, please contact our President Arushi Sinha.

Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) 2016 Survey Complete

Thanks to everyone who responded to the PCC-2016 survey.

Your input assists the Pacific Coast Conference 2016 coordinators plan a conference that will maximize your opportunities for professional development and facilitate friendly networking. This wonderful event is sponsored in alternate years by our Northern California Chapter and the Pacific Southwest Chapter. In 2016, the PCC will be sponsored by the Northern California Chapter. We'll be posting updated conference news as planning proceeds.

Recent chapter event

We had an exciting and informative AMWA Northern California Chapter event on Saturday, February 7. Mohan Iyer, CBO of Second Genome, Inc., a local biotech focused on impacts of the gut microbiome on human health, presented a talk entitled Microbiome Science: At the Tipping Point.

In a change of pace from recent program events at restaurants, this event was held at Second Genome's large conference room in South San Francisco. An Indian food buffet was catered by celebrity chef Ranjan Dey. Additional meeting info is available.

Site Mission

  • Help Northern California members keep in touch with the chapter and with each other

  • Represent our chapter in the biomedical and communications communities

  • Help writers find the education, tools, and information they need to use the Internet and other publishing media effectively in their professional lives