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World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) launched

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 25 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:761

Last week editors, doctors, and scientists from around the world met in Bellagio, Italy, and launched the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). “Medical editors,” said Iain Chalmers, director of the UK Cochrane Centre, who was at the meeting, “are important people because they control the primary means for communicating the results of billions of dollars of publicly funded research. Yet we see deficiencies in standards of medical editing, and we are understanding better that most of the world's medical editors work with limited support, no training, and inadequate contacts with other editors. These editors need support, training, information, and help to raise their standards. I hope …

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