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Making it happen for freelancers and others: the new initiative is a great success

Julie with team and participants

Julie Charlesworth joins in with some of the team and participants. Sally Jackson (centre) shares tips on new research tools.

The new interactive IT, social media and productivity tools session debut: ‘Show IT, Share IT, Rise and Shine’ at the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) Conference was a great success!

Dr Julie Charlesworth, the driving force behind this freelance initiative, introduced the session and said, “When our Freelancers have good ideas, as their Freelance Advocate I want to make it happen for them”.
Julie put together a great team of Table Leaders and organisers. There was a 30 min slot available in the conference programme. Freelancers (and others) turned up enthusiastically, even at 8.00 a.m.! This was a new learning and sharing initiative at the EMWA conference. As soon as it started everyone knew it was ‘a winner’ – time flew.
Thank you to Table Leaders and all participants. Apologies to those who were unable to attend when numbers had to be capped at 40 participants.
The popularity and success of the trial run of this initiative is definitely a basis for EMWA to take this forward.