AMWA-CANADA is the Canada Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA).

The Chapter was established on September 14, 1982 by Canadian medical writers and editors looking for an appropriate organization for professional development and networking.

AMWA-CANADA (Chapter #20) extends across the country with over 150 members throughout Canada. AMWA-CANADA’s members are not only spread across the largest geographic area of any AMWA chapter (9.9 million sq. km or 3.8 million sq. miles), but also represent a broad spectrum of professional interests in medical communication.

Members include biomedical communicators that work in diverse areas such as:

  • Research institutions
  • Hospitals
  • News rooms
  • Medical education companies
  • Academia
  • Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Health agencies, and
  • Government


Our members produce a wide range of documents, which include:

  • Posters
  • Abstracts
  • Slide presentations
  • Journal articles
  • Continuing medical education (CME) courses
  • Research reports
  • Monographs
  • Textbooks
  • Grant applications
  • Protocols
  • Investigator brochures
  • Informed consent and assent forms
  • Case report forms (CRFs)
  • Clinical study reports (CSRs)
  • Investigational New Drug (IND)
  • New Drug Applications (NDA)
  • Feature articles
  • Brochures
  • Press releases
  • Newsletters
  • Web content
  • Patient education materials, and
  • Multimedia presentations

Members enjoy all of the benefits of the parent organization based in the United States, along with the convenience of Canadian local and national events. AMWA-CANADA members have the opportunity to meet Canadian colleagues and attend the Canada Chapter Conference. They also have access to the chapter newsletter, website, Canadian Salary Survey and much more.

The professional opportunities offered by AMWA membership — but close to home.

If you would like further information about AMWA-CANADA, please contact amwa-canada%23ca|info.