Aperitif Hour: Travel Fantasies
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6-7pm

Zoom link noted in Chapter-wide invite or contact Leslie Kowitz (email below).

Did you cancel an adventure trip because of travel restrictions last year?

Are you dreaming of your first vacation after they end?

We want to hear about it!

Bring your favorite beverage and join your colleagues to share your dreams of getting out of here. 

How to participate in our activity

By February 17 (that’s Wednesday), send email to Leslie to tell her you have a story to share.

If you want to take it a step further, send Leslie a few details and up to 3 images. Include the name of your destination and one or more reasons to go there.

Either way, Leslie will set you up!


Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday February 27, 2021

Join us on Zoom: link to be provided one day before to registrants.  

To register:

Introduction of the AMWA Northern California Chapter (NorCal) Board of Directors 2021

Meet the new slate of officers and chapter committee chairs.

Hear plans for chapter activities that support your professional development.

Educational Presentation
Rethink Readability: Why Plain Language Benefits All Readers
Crystal Herron, PhD, ELS, Managing Director, Redwood Ink

Scientific and medical writers understand the value of using plain language to communicate to a lay audience. But when writing for experts, they may fear that plain language will offend their readers. Let’s debunk that misconception with data supporting why plain language and readability benefits all readers. We’ll talk about the top 5 contributors to readability and how you can target them to improve your writing.

Crystal Herron is a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences and founder of Redwood Ink, a biomedical communications company. We are pleased to have Crystal as an AMWA NorCal member. 

Recent Events

Webinar – January

On January 23, 2021, AMWA NorCal presented the webinar “Cybersecurity Essentials for Medical Writers” by Carola F. Burger, PhD.

AMWA NorCal Virtual Aperitif Hour – December

On December 17, 2020, AMWA NorCal hosted a virtual Aperitif Hour at which attendees shared their 2020 reflections and 2021 visions through collage art.

AMWA NorCal Virtual Aperitif Hour – October

On October 29, 2020, AMWA NorCal hosted a virtual Aperitif Hour focused on sharing experiences from AMWA’s first virtual Medical Writing and Communication Conference.

AMWA NorCal Virtual Aperitif Hour – September

On September 24, 2020, AMWA NorCal held a virtual hour of conversation, focused on getting the most from AMWA; networking; and bring‑your‑own aperitifs.

AMWA NorCal Virtual Aperitif Hour – July

On July 29, 2020, AMWA NorCal held a virtual hour of conversation, networking, and aperitifs.

AMWA NorCal Chapter 22Feb2020 Annual Membership Meeting Brunch + Highlights from the AMWA 2019 Conference Experience

On February 22, 2020, AMWA NorCal held its Annual Membership meeting and brunch at the Delancey Street Restaurant in San Francisco. In addition to delicious food, attendees enjoyed time to socialize and network. The program included an update on chapter plans for 2020 and closed with chapter members sharing their memorable experiences from the 2019 AMWA National Conference.