EASE Council nominee

Nominated for ordinary Council member

Dr Maria Koltowska-Häggström

Medical director
Proper Medical Writing
maria.koltowska-haggstrom@propermedicalwriting.com

I have been always interested in writing, literature, publication, anything that deals with spreading a word in its “solid” form. For one reason or another, I became a medical doctor but practiced just for the first 10 years after graduation from medical university. After that I moved to the pharmaceutical industry, getting closer and closer to real-life data research and … writing peer-reviewed publications which I did for almost 15 years. Having left my permanent employment in 2013, I felt that I should do what I always had in the back of my mind, and got to the publication business. I started my own medical writing agency and since then I support authors in publishing their research.  I became an active member of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA), got involved in their journal, and became associate editor of BMC Endocrine Disorders.

Here we are…

How can I contribute to the development of EASE? I have a few ideas, for example, I can

  • use my medical experience to support medical journal editors
  • enable collaboration with EMWA
  • explore possibilities of interaction with pharma industry
  • contribute to the ongoing strategic developments to make EASE position in the scientific publication world even stronger
  • plan activities to attract young editors and editors-to-be

Read her CV here