The Resource for Medical Communicators

Ohio Valley Chapter
Welcome to the Ohio Valley Chapter (OVC)-AMWA Web site! Thank you for taking the time to visit.  The purpose of this Web site is to provide a single portal for information regarding your local chapter, including upcoming events, contact information for the current chapter officers, approved chapter bylaws, and recent/upcoming election updates and results.

In addition, let us know what other types of information would be helpful to you, the membership. Share your insights by email using the Contact Officers option. 


The Ohio Valley Chapter (OVC)-AMWA was established in 1977 and initially included medical writers in Ohio. As a new chapter, it was small in number but large in commitment from the early founders whose contributions of both time and talent grounded the organization in the AMWA practice standards and ethics that still stand today as the vanguard of the then burgeoning discipline of medical writing and editing.

In the 1980s, the OVC-AMWA leadership took the chapter in a new direction. That new direction was instrumental in establishing the chapter as a resource for professional medical writing education and collegiality and in further defining the medical writer's essential role in the accurate and transparent reporting of clinical research to other professionals and to the public. Subsequently, the chapter continued to grow in size and now comprises approximately 150 members that work and reside in 7 population centers of 4 states:  Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charleston, West Virginia; and Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. Many members have served the OVC-AMWA along the way and many more continue to do so today.

If you would like to learn more about AMWA membership and the OVC, please select the Contact Officers option. If you are already a member and would like to serve as a chapter officer, you can discuss these opportunities with the current officers by selecting the Current Officers option and sending an email request to any or all of those listed. The established offices of OVC–AMWA as of the current term are President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Web site Administrator. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the years ahead to further the discipline of medical writing in the Ohio valley.
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western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
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