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Hoosier Writer Multiple Facets of Medical Publishing Showcased April 26 Chapter Meeting Tues., Apr 26 6:00—7:30 Eli Lilly and Co. Faris Campus (Parking Details on Pg 3)

Officers ‘04-’05 President: Elaine Crabtree President-elect: Cynthia Hooper Secretary: Tami Van Meter Treasurer: Ingrid Hensley Education Chair: Diana Fisher Program Committee: Deborah Frisby (chair), Peggy Emard, Tammy Graves Membership Chair: Teresa Wolfe Newsletter Editor: Cindi Zenkert-Strange

Medical writing often relies on both words and pictures to communicate effectively. At the April 26th Chapter meeting, we'll hear from two speakers with unique perspectives on these complementary facets of medical publishing. Since July 1996, Lyn Reynolds has been the Editorial Office Manager for Diabetes Care, a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. Diabetes Care has over 10,000 authors and more than 3,000 reviewers listed in their database. Ms. Reynolds will present an overview of the journal and its history, will give us a

sneak preview of a new submission system they are implementing and will discuss the most frequently encountered problems in the submission process. Tom Weinzerl, director of the department of Visual Media at Indiana University’s School of Medicine, and a board member of the Association of Medical Illustrators, has had thirty years of experience in the field of medical illustration. He’ll share with us the work of a full-service visual media department— including graphic design, medical illustration, sculpture and video— and discuss how this aids the school’s missions of teaching, research and service. He’ll also touch on how technology is changing the profession.

from the President If you attended the national conference in St. Louis, you may have heard about the new Professional Development Certificate (PDC), which you can earn for AMWA service and continuing education activities. Its launch (originally planned for January) was delayed, but AMWA’s education program now says this new certificate program should begin by the end of April. The PDC program makes it possible for members who haven’t yet earned AMWA certificates, as well as those who already have, to earn credit for professional activities and career development. The program gives you points for activities that include: serving on AMWA committees, serving as an officer, attending meetings, and taking credit or non-credit classes.

Earning 50 points in a 2-year period qualifies you for the certificate, and you may earn a new one every two years. Start accumulating your PDC points at our June miniconference!

For more about the Core and Advanced Curriculum Certificates earned by AMWA Indiana Chapter members in 2004, see page 2.

A Newsletter of the Indiana Chapter of the American Medical Writers’ Association National: www.amwa.org Indiana chapter: www.hoosieramwa.org

April 2005  
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