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Course: Technical Writing in the Pharmaceutical and Allied Industries

6th April 2011 Posted in Blog, Events, Medical Writers 0 Comments
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The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t just make medications for patients to take. In order for physicians and patients to use these medications appropriately, the instructions for the medication need to be easy to read and easy to implement. With the proper medication notes, a patient can be accurately assessed to see if they’re the right fit for a treatment plan – or not.

In Burlingame, California, the Center for Professional Advancement is offering a course in technical writing for pharmaceutical and allied industries. This weekend course will help not only those dedicated only to medical technical writing, but also to those who are tasked with creating the medications.

Course name: Technical Writing in the Pharmaceutical and Allied Industries
Dates:April 11-13, 2011
Location: Burlingame, CA

According to the school, “This course is intended for professionals in the pharmaceutical and allied industries who must write or revise documents that are integral to product development and production.”

This might include people who are involved in:

  • Regulatory/Compliance
  • Research & Development
  • Quality Control
  • Validation

Chemists, engineers, scientists and technicians will benefit from this weekend class, but technical writers in other fields may also want to attend. Those who attend this course will strengthen their writing skills and learn about more effective methods for transmitting medical and technical information.

The course description is:

“This practical course will teach you the steps in preparing those written documents most frequently required in the pharmaceutical and related industries. Through lectures, discussions, and workshops, you will learn to work your way through the writing process to express complex ideas clearly and to organize your writing into standard forms such as emails, letters, SOPs, and reports. You will also learn strategies for revising and documenting your work.”

Participants are instructed to bring 5 copies of two, nonproprietary writing samples that will then be reviewed during the class:

  • Email or letter consisting of several paragraphs
  • Longer letter or report consisting of 2-3 pages

To register or for more information, go to

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