2014-2015 Northern California Chapter Board Members

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

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Upcoming Events


How to Tame Your Timeline Dragons: Negotiation Skills for Medical Writers

Presented by Suzanne Canada, a Northern California Chapter member

  • WHEN: Sunday, October 18th, 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm

  • WHERE: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94107

  • An Evite will arrive soon!

    Watch this Web site and expect MadMimi emails about upcoming chapter meetings and the informal get-togethers in your area.

    Recent chapter event: AMWA Summer Picnic Social

    On Sunday, July 19th, our annual social, this year an outdoor summer picnic at beautiful Central Park in San Mateo, provided a great opportunity to meet new members and have relaxed interactions with colleagues. A main meal for both omnivores (grilled hamburgers) and vegetarians was provided, as well as dessert and drinks. Attendees brought a wonderful array of side dishes to enhance the main meal.

    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.

    Our Chapter

    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.

    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