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Hoosier Writer Eckerman to Speak Oct 26 We may think that medical writing is a relatively new profession, but for hundreds of years people have been acting as medical communicators by writing down their observations, discoveries, and stories for others to read.

Officers 2004-2005 President: Elaine Crabtree elacrabtree@earthlink.net President-elect: Cynthia Hooper chooper@lilly.com Secretary: Tami Van Meter van_meter_tamara@lilly.com Treasurer: Ingrid E.Hensley hensleyin@lilly.com Education Chair: Diana Fisher fisher_diana_lynnette@lilly. com Program Committee: Deborah Frisby (chair), frisby_deborah_s@lilly.com Peggy Emard, emard_peggy_m@lilly.com Tammy Graves tharris1@iupui.edu Membership Chair: Teresa Wolfe tsw1@lilly.com Newsletter Editor: Cindi Zenkert-Strange cmzenker@stvincent.org

Nancy Eckerman, Special Collections Librarian at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library of Indiana University School of Medicine, will share with us her insights into the practice of medicine and medical communications in the middle

nineteenth-century Midwest, based on evidence of medical books and other medical writing of that time. Please join us for our first chapter meeting of the 04-05 year on Tuesday, October 26th from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Eli Lilly and Co., the Farris II Bldg, 546 South Meridian in the Monet Salon. The evening will include a brief business meeting and, as always, SNACKS. Please see page 2 for a map, with parking/ security tips.

from the President Welcome to the new chapter year! Officers were elected at our annual chapter conference, and all of our names and contact information are listed in this newsletter. Some of us are new to chapter leadership, while others have either continued in the same office, or moved into a new one. No matter which category we fit into, we all want to bring you useful, interesting chapter activities. Please feel free to contact any of us to offer suggestions or ask questions.

We have a lot of good ideas, which we hope you’ll like. For one thing, we hope to revive the chapter Web site, and we’re also looking at ways to bring chapter activities to members who can’t attend meetings easily. If you are attending the AMWA national conference Oct. 21-23, stop by and say “hello” at the Chapter Meet and Greet, 6:307:30 p.m. Otherwise, we’ll hope to see you at the next chapter meeting on October 26th.

A Newsletter of the Indiana Chapter of the American Medical Writers’ Association National: www.amwa.org Indiana chapter: www.geocities.com/hotsprings/villa/9504

October 2004  
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