World Association of Medical Editors free online learning program

26 March, 2024

Dear HIFA colleagues,

The World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) has launched a free eLearning Program [ ] for medical journal editors and anyone else involved in scholarly publishing, research ethics, etc. (news release here ). Learners from 55 countries have signed up so far.

Anyone is welcome to sign up and take as many or as few of the 28 topic sections as they want, in any order. It can be accessed via laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Every section includes Learning Objectives, Pretest, Content via HTML and PDF, Posttest, and Learner Feedback, and most include Read and Reflect case scenarios to apply knowledge and respond. A Certificate of Completion is provided on successful completion of a Module, and WAME Members [ ] receive a WAME Certificate of Commendation on successful completion of the entire course. See the course description at for more details.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes,


Margaret Winker, MD

eLearning Program Director and Trustee, World Association of Medical Editors


eLearning Program


HIFA profile: Margaret Winker is eLearning Program Director and Trustee, World Association of Medical Editors. She is based in the U.S. Professional interests: WAME is a global association of editors of peer-reviewed medical journals who seek to foster cooperation and communication among editors, improve editorial standards, promote professionalism in medical editing through education, self-criticism, and self-regulation, and encourage research on the principles and practice of medical editing. margaretwinker AT