Chapter Meetings

Wednesday February 15, 2017:

STC-SF presents Dennis Bittner with “Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Medical Writing for Technical Writers

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION

Medical writing represents an important subclass of technical writing that can be roughly divided into either regulatory or non-regulatory medical writing.

The barrier to entry into the field is high, particularly on the regulatory side, but so is demand for experienced medical writers, making this one of the most lucrative areas of technical writing for those with the requisite skills and background.

Work flows and typical document types of both regulatory and non-regulatory medical writing will be discussed as well as strategies for breaking into either area.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dennis Bittner, PhD, spent 20 years in the life science tools market at a variety of managerial positions (marketing, sales, training, technical support) before transitioning in 2013 to a new career in medical writing as an individual contributor. Dennis earned a BS in Biology at UCLA and a received a PhD from the Dept of Biological Chemistry in the UCLA School of Medicine.

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Date and Time

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except November and December.

6:00 PM: Networking

7:00 PM: Chapter Announcements and Topic Presentation

Please arrive before 7:00 PM while someone is present at the entrance to let you in. Due to security restrictions, the doors can only be opened by Salesforce employees. If someone is not present at the entrance, please be patient. You can also email info@stc-sf.org to alert those inside the meeting or if you will be later than the presentation start time.


Location

Meetings are held in the Salesforce office at 121 Spear St. in the Rincon Center complex bounded by Mission, Howard, Spear, and Steuart Streets.

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Location of STC-SF meetings in Rincon Center

The entrance to the chapter meetings is near Rincon food court entry doors facing the plaza (not the entry doors on Mission Street). Look for the Salesforce lobby with two bright blue chairs in the corner.


Parking

Use either the Howard Street Garage (located between Spear and Steuart) or the garage under the Rincon Center (located on Spear between Mission and Howard). The Rincon Center underground parking garage elevator will take you to the ground floor, on the same side of the building as the entrance to the meeting center.

NOTE that the Howard Street Garage’s rates are lower at night than during the day.


Public Transportation

You can take either BART or MUNI and exit at the Embarcadero Station.

To get to the Rincon Center from there:

Turn right and walk down Spear Street, about half-way down the block. Cross the street and enter the plaza about half-way down Spear Street (on the east side of Spear Street). Walk up the steps, and when you see the Dolphin fountain, look left, you’ll see the entrance.

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