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Greater Chicago Area Chapter

About Us

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) is the leading organization and resource for medical communications professionals including medical writers and editors. AMWA’s mission is to promote excellence in the creation of medical communications.

The Greater Chicago Area Chapter (GCAC) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization—and is the longest-standing AMWA chapter.

If you are a professional biomedical communicator interested in participating with the GCAC or are interested in medical communications, please join us! Visit the American Medical Writers Association website for more information.

2019 Chapter Conference

Mark your calendars for our upcoming chapter conference this summer!

Friday July 19th, 2019; 8:30am-4:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston, IL

We'll be offering two AMWA workshops for credit toward AMWA certification. Stay tuned for registration information.

Networking and Educational Events

The GCAC hosts networking and educational events focusing on medicine, science, and biomedical communications, as well as events pertaining to medical communications freelancers/consultants. We look forward to meeting you at our events!

Upcoming Education and Networking Events

Coffee Networking Event:  March 30th, 2019. 11am-1pm. Einstein Bros Bagel in Glenview, IL 

Recent Education and Networking Events

End-of-Year Holiday Event, December 12, 2018 at Greek Islands (Chicago, IL)
Chapter Dinner at AMWA National Conference, November 1, 2018 (Washington, DC)
Freelance Event, September 26, 2018 at Happ Inn (Northfield, IL)
Coffee Meet-Up, August 18, 2018 at Panera Bread Company (Northbrook, IL)
Coffee Meet-Up: March 4, 2017, Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL)
AMWA Meet and Greet: May 18, 2017, Erin’s Snug Irish Pub (Madison, WI)
Chapter Conference: September 15, 2017, Hilton Garden Inn (Evanston, IL)