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The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA), founded in 1940, is a nonprofit organization offering educational programs, networking opportunities, and publications to enhance the expertise of biomedical communications professionals. There are 20 regional chapters covering the US and Canada. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) serves more than 300 members in the vicinity of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Membership in the Chapter is automatic for those within this region.

New and prospective AMWA members are welcome at all of our events. Our regional meeting coordinators are continually working to initiate informal gatherings for our area's medical communicators. Below are the regional groups—click on each to see contact information for their respective coordinators: Bethesda | DC | Silver Spring, Baltimore, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and Southeast Virginia.

We encourage you to get involved in Chapter activities, from planning events to writing for the Web site. Please explore this site to find out more about MAC, and feel free to get in touch with any member of the Board if you have questions.