The 2019 AMWA annual conference will be held at Novotel Manly Pacific Hotel, 55 North Steyne, Manly Beach, Sydney NSW on 22-24 August 2019.
At a glance
- Theme: New Perspectives and Future Directions
- Dates: Thursday 22 August – Saturday 24 August 2019
- Where: Novotel Manly Pacific Hotel 55 North Steyne, Manly Beach, Sydney NSW (View map)
Thursday 22 August 2019
Welcome networking reception
Hemingway’s Manly, 48 North Steyne, Manly NSW
Join the Conference Committee for pre-conference drinks and networking from 6-8pm on Thursday, 22 August. Tickets are included in the price of a full conference registration.
Friday 23 August 2019
Session 1: Digital health trends to know
Medical artificial intelligence
The ‘appiness trap: effectively evaluation of wellbeing and mental health apps
Wikipedia and the medical writing ecosystem
Session 2: Marketing, compliance and regulations in 2019 and beyond
Medicines Australia code of conduct update
What’s so good about the Good Publication Practice 3 (GPP3) guideline and what’s next?
Tainted data: the case of published Chinese organ transplant research
Presentation of AMWA Early Career Award
Presented by Sophie Scott, Guest Judge. National Medical Reporter, ABC.
Lunch for conference delegates
Workshop A: Public speaking skills for medical writers (double workshop)
Workshop B: Australasian Health and Medical journal Editors’ Network (AHMEN) (double workshop)
Workshop C: Medical Blogging: The anatomy of the perfect post
Afternoon tea break
Workshop D: Freelance writing success strategies: Finding clients and quoting for jobs
|1530-1655||Workshop A continues: Public speaking skills for medical writers (double workshop)
Workshop B continues: Australasian Health and Medical journal Editors’ Network (AHMEN) workshop
Election of 2019/2020 Executive Committee
Annual conference dinner
Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St, Manly NSW
Saturday 24 August 2019
Session 3: The patient voice
Using the patient voice in public health research about the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of screen detected cancers
Many voices matter. How to reflect them in a single, effective product.
Using consumer voice
Session 4: Careers in medical writing: panel discussion
As Steve Jobs famously said, “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” In this session, our panel of professional health communicators will reflect on their successes and failures, scary first steps, unexpected turns, and the future roadmaps they plan to follow. A session to inspire conference attendees at any stage of their career, the panel members include:
Workshop E: Oh the Writing You’ll Do and the Places You’ll Go!
Workshop F: How mindfulness can improve your writing
Workshop G: Digital marketing: what you should and shouldn't ignore
Workshop H: Grant writing
Closing networking event
|2-day registration - early-bird rate (excludes workshops)|
|Single day registration (excludes workshops)||$220||$275|
|Student single-day registration||$120||$120|
|Workshop with conference registration||$60||$60|
Note: AMWA is GST-exempt
Conference registration includes:
- Ticket to the Welcome Reception (RSVP essential)
- Morning tea and lunch on each day
- Satchel and program for each delegate
Payment can be made by credit card via a secure online payment gateway. For alternative payment methods, please contact the Conference Secretariat. A Tax Invoice and conﬁrmation will be sent via email at the time of registration.
Early bird rates end Monday 12 August 2019
The conference will be held at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific, 55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW. For further information, visit the venue website at novotelmanlypacific.com.au
TRANSPORT AND PARKING
To play your journey to Manly visit https://www.hellomanly.com.au/about/transport-to-manly
For information on transport and parking at the venue, visit https://www.novotelmanlypacific.com.au/directions-en.html
Welcome networking reception
Join the Conference Committee for pre-conference drinks and networking from 6-8pm on Thursday, 22 August at Hemingway's Manly, 48 North Steyne, Manly NSW. Tickets are included in the price of a full conference registration.
Annual conference dinner
The conference dinner is being held at 7pm at the Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club cnr East Esplanade &, Stuart St,Manly NSW. Tickets are $80 for a three-course meal, including limited drinks with a cash bar available. The dinner is always a conference highlight. Tickets can be purchased for these functions via the conference registration.
Closing networking event
Join delegates for an informal networking event at the close of the conference on Saturday afternoon. Venue information will be provided prior to the conference.
|Room||Room Rate (inclusive of breakfast for 1 adult)|
|Superior District View Room||$289.00|
*Above rates are based on single occupancy. An additional fee of $20 will apply for a second adult.
Special rates for guests of AMWA have been negotiated at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific which is located at the conference venue. Should guests wish to make a booking on the above room rates, contact the hotel directly on +61 9977 7666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote Block Ref: 453266 for Australian Medical Writers Accommodation Block. We encourage you to book your accommodation and take advantage of these very competitive rates buy booking your accommodation now *Rooms and rates are subject to availability.
Keynote speaker: Valerie Khoo
Valerie Khoo is CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, the country’s leading centre for writing courses. The Centre has helped over 45,000 students across Australia.
Over the past two decades, she has worked in senior editorial roles at Bauer, Pacific Magazines and EMAP – and mentors feature writers who want to carve out a freelance writing career.
Valerie started her career in glossy magazines including four years at CLEO and seven years writing about business for Fairfax. She is also the author of seven books. Her latest books are Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business. And So You Want To Be A Writer: How to get started (while you still have a day job).
Valerie co-hosts the popular top-rating podcast “So you want to be a writer“. She combines her passion for words with her work as a visual artist. Valerie is also the City of Sydney’s Curator of the Sydney Lunar Festival 2019 to 2021, an arts and culture festival that attracts more than 1.4 million people.
Luke Oakden-Rayner is the Director of Medical Imaging Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. A radiologist and medical researcher, he develops and tests artificial intelligence systems at the University of Adelaide and the Australian Institute for Machine Learning.
He is a passionate science communicator and writer, and advises leading national and international medical organisations on AI policy around issues including safety, regulation, ethics, and workforce development.
Jocelyn Brewer is a registered psychologist, accredited teacher and cyberpsychology researcher.
She created Digital Nutrition ™ in 2013 to help consumers of digital technology better understand the risks and benefits of their digital diets and how our relationship to digital technology can shape our overall wellbeing.
Dr Thomas Shafee
Dr Thomas Shafee is an evolutionary biochemist at La Trobe University, with a focus on protein engineering.
He also has a keen interest in ensuring the accuracy of online biomedical and scientific information.
He is on the editorial board of the WikiJournal of Medicine, and is EiC of its sister journal, WikiJournal of Science.
He introduced the Wikipedia-integrated Topic page format as an editor for PLOS Genetics. He also advises MIMS and is a strategy liason for the Wikimedia foundation.
Deborah holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Sydney and a Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Sydney
Deborah started her working life as a clinical pharmacist in the Pharmacy Department at a major teaching hospital in Sydney.
Deborah is currently the Director of Ethics and Compliance and Corporate Services at Medicines Australia.
Medicines Australia promotes the interests of the industry by encouraging a favourable investment environment, working on behalf of its members in an advocacy and consultative capacity with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas.
Deborah’s primary responsibility within Medicines Australia is to manage the Ethical Conduct Program.
Professor Karen Woolley BHMS Ed Hons PhD CMPP
Global Lead, Patient Partnerships; Envision Pharma Group Karen Woolley has 25+ years of experience in medical communications, gained in academic, industry, and agency environments in North America and the Asia Pacific. She co-authored the Good Publication Practice 3 guidelines and the Joint Position Statement on the Role of Professional Medical Writers, issued by the American and European Medical Writers Associations and the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. Karen has served on the boards of national and international not-for-profit associations dedicated to ethical publication practices. She leads a team of researchers, including patient partners, to conduct and publish research on ethical publication practices.
Professor Wendy Rogers
Wendy Rogers is Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University. She has a longstanding interest in research ethics, including conflicts of interest, the ethics of surgical research, and research ethics policy and regulation. Recently she investigated published papers reporting on Chinese transplant research, finding that most of it was based on organs unethically procured from prisoners. She is the chair of the international advisory committee of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China. Wendy received the 2019 NHMRC ethics award and is currently leading the revision of the Australian human research ethics guidelines.
Professor Kirsten McCaffery
Professor Kirsten McCaffery is a NHMRC Professorial Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She has an international reputation in shared decision making, health literacy and the assessment of psychosocial outcomes, and has had four successive NHMRC fellowships. She is Director of Research and Director of the Sydney Health Literacy Lab. She is co-founder of Wiser Healthcare – a research collaboration of over 30 researchers across three institutions (University of Sydney, Bond and Monash) and Node Leader of the Charles Perkins Centre, Health Literacy Node. Her research focuses on psychosocial aspects of overdiagnosis and overtesting, health communication among vulnerable populations and behaviour change research.
Kath Vaughan-Davies is passionate about involving patients meaningfully in all aspects of health policy and health service design. Originally trained in social research, Kath specialises in facilitating effective stakeholder consultations and in synthesising diverse sources of information into succinct products that inform change.
Kath launched her independent consultancy K2 Strategies in 2016, providing services in strategic planning, evaluation and social research. She delivers products and programs that are collaborative, evidence-based and practical. Kath’s clients are government and not-for-profit agencies in the health and community sectors. When she’s not at work, Kath hopes you’ll find her outdoors – kid-wrangling, with trail running shoes or skis on her feet.
Dr Anthony Brown
Anthony is the Executive Director of Health Consumers NSW (HCNSW). HCNSW works to ensure that consumers are involved in health service decision making and that consumers’ voice and experiences are included in the design of health services and health policy.
Anthony has a long history working with consumer and community organisations. He was the Manager of the Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre at Western Sydney University before moving to HCNSW. Anthony has a PhD in men’s health, specifically around the community engagement of retired men. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University.
When it comes to all things health and wellbeing, Casey has a unique ability to weave together stories grounded in evidence-based opinion and the word on the street. As host and reporter of Channel 10’s daily health program Everyday Health Casey is passionate about educating Australians about the health issues facing us every day. She is a wellbeing expert for Body & Soul and writes for a range of publications on everything to do navigating the obstacle course of life. After five years spent working on ABC TV’s Tonic, a magazine-style program headed by Dr Norman Swan, Casey is a respected health journalist with a solid understanding of the health landscape in Australia and a knack for creating engaging, relatable content for Australian audiences. She is currently General Manager of The Lifestyle Suite Creative – an expert-led and evidence-based content creation service in the health and lifestyle space.
Dr Yoonah Choi
Yoonah loves the combination of creative thinking and deep scientific understanding that is required for effective medical communication. She has been a medical writer for over 15 years and has worked for agencies, government and the pharmaceutical industry. In 2011, she became a freelance medical writer and grew her business to form a boutique consultancy (www.evidenciagroup.com) that provides a range of medical communication / education services, including programs accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. More recently, Yoonah has been delivering manuscript writing workshops at Monash University. Her knowledge of best practice and ethics in the reporting of medical research is also enhanced by her membership of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP). Yoonah continually seeks new ways to meet the communication needs of the brands she and her team work on.
Dr. Martijn Bijker
Dr. Martijn Bijker PhD. MSc. BSc. – has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years as Medical Science Liaison (MSL), Biomarker Liaison Manager, Medical Manager, Product Launch Lead and now as Associate Director Medical Affairs at various companies such as: Abbott, AbbVie, Amgen and Merck KGaA. He is also the founder of the largest online MSL training company in the world called “from SCIENCE to PHARMA”.
The MSL role has been growing tremendously in the past 5 years and it has attracted a lot of researchers and pharmacists. Companies hire MSLs to help bring innovative new drugs to market by liaising with the top clinicians the field. MSLs are therefore the scientific and clinical disease and drug experts working within the medical (affairs) department of a pharmaceutical or biotech company. As an MSL you should know how the drug works – its mode of action (MOA); have a clear understanding of the disease and patient profiles; what the side effects of the drug are and how best to manage them and you should know everything about your company’s and its competitors’ clinical trials and pipeline molecules. To be this scientific and clinical expert, MSL in most countries require to have a terminal D-degree (PhD, PharmD or MD).
Emma is a pharmacist who discovered a career in medical writing while working in the UK. Despite her relatively short medical writing career so far, which began in 2014, Emma has gained a broad experience: writing non-promotional content as a medical writer manager within a global pharmaceutical company, transitioning to senior medical writer in fast-paced medical communications agencies in Australia and successfully building a freelance clientele.Emma’s clinical experience as a pharmacist enables her to apply valuable insights to the content development process – addressing challenges faced by healthcare professionals, and ultimately, aiming to improve health outcomes for patients.
Dr Sarah McKay
Dr Sarah McKay is a science communicator, neuroscientist and TEDx speaker who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and wellbeing. Sarah is the author of The Women’s Brain Book (Hachette 2018) and founder of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers online professional development programs that focus on applied neuroscience and brain health.
Sarah an increasingly influential brain health commentator and been quoted in The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, women’s health magazines, Daily Life, SMH, Body & Soul, and has been heard and seen on SBS Insight, ABC Radio National, 702ABC, Channel 7 and The Exchange TV.
Laura is an International Speaker, Leadership Coach and Actress. She founded Speakers Little Secret in 2013 and has spoken on stages in New York, UK and Australia. She has appeared in CEO magazine and has also co-hosted online radio show InspireTalk, where she masterfully interviews game changers and emerging leaders. Her most recent interviews have been with Lisa Messenger from The Messenger Collective, Janine Allis founder Boost Juice and Jack Delosa, founder of the Entourage.
Laura’s renowned talk Trust The Power of Your Voice has been shared on stages around the world, including New York, UK and Australia. Laura's passion for her client’s individuality allows them to embrace their unique abilities and share their gifts and wisdom via live speaking engagements and online platforms. The journey of self-discovery and acceptance is at the core of her message and allows audiences from all walks of life to share in the wonder of a truly passionate speaker. Laura captivates with her own emotional story of being born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 11 oz and not being able to breathe without support, through her lifelong journey of discovery to find her own magical and powerfully heartfelt voice.
She runs her business coaching others to communicate with confidence, overcome fears and speak on stage and video this in turn has a huge effect on the way her clients show up in their chosen industry. Laura has supported her speakers to win International business awards, speak on the TEDx stages, launch their own sell out events and get taken on by professional speaker bureaus. She is the expert public speaking coach at The Entourage in Sydney and has helped hundreds of newbie and aspiring speakers to find clarity in their message and deliver it with impact, so they can ultimately grow their business.
Dr Fiona Mackinnon
Fiona Mackinnon PhD has been the deputy editor of Australian Prescriber for almost 10 years.
She has an academic background in microbiology and spent many years researching a vaccine for group B meningococcal disease. Before transitioning into medical writing and editing, she worked in the US, Oxford and Berlin and is now settled in Canberra.
Fiona set up a new Chapter of AMWA specifically for health and medical journal editors (AHMEN).
Dr Jocelyne Basseal
Dr Jocelyne Basseal, BSc (Hons), PhD (University of Sydney), is the Managing Editor for the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). She also manages Research Grants and Policy for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM).
Jocelyne has a research and academic background in Microbiology. She has supervised graduate and post-graduate students, published in text-books and journals, delivered university lectures and organised national and international scientific conferences.
As a microbiologist in an ultrasound world, Jocelyne has a keen interest in infection prevention and control and is actively involved with research and publication in this area.
Professor Ginny Barbour
Professor Virginia (Ginny) Barbour is Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group and Advisor to the Office of Research Ethics & Integrity and the Library at QUT. In 2004 she was one of the three founding editors of PLOS Medicine. She was the journal’s first Chief Editor, ultimately becoming PLOS Medicine and Biology Editorial Director. She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) from 2012-May 2017.
She has a medical degree from Cambridge University, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She has been involved with many Open Access, publishing, reporting and ethics initiatives, currently including HIFA and Evidence AID. She writes for The Conversation.
Martin Borchert. University Librarian
Martin Borchert is the University Librarian at UNSW Sydney, a position he has held for three years, following prior senior positions at QUT and Griffith University. Martin is passionate about scholarly communications and is the Chair of the Executive of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG), Chair of the Board of the Global Sustainability Coalition of Open Science Services (SCOSS) and a member of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Content Procurement Committee. Martin led the CAUL Review of Australian Repository Infrastructure project.[/su_row]
Professor Andrea Marshall
Andrea Marshall is currently Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University. Andrea is Editor-in-Chief Australian Critical Care, the official journal of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and has held Editorial positions with the journal since 2003. Andrea is also an Editor of the leading critical care nursing textbook in Australia, Critical Care Nursing. She is a current member of the World Association of Medical Editors, the Australian Medical Writer’s Association and the International Academy of Nursing Editors. As a critical care nursing researcher Andrea’s programme of research has attracted over $10M in funding and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts in a range of nursing and interdisciplinary journals.
Andrew Stammer was born last century in England and spent his youth in New Zealand. His working life started as a science teacher, then he changed career to publishing. He sold, marketed and commissioned books for various multi-national publishers. He joined Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) where his present position is Director of CSIRO Publishing. Andrew has served on the ALPSP Council and currently convenes the Scholarly and Journals Publishing Committee for the Australian Publishers Association. He is a Board member of the International Association of STM Publishers. He lives in Melbourne.
Kate Toon is a writing entrepreneur, as well as a popular coach, speaker, author and podcaster. Her digital education businesses The Recipe for SEO Success and The Clever Copywriting School have helped more than 8000 small business owners grapple the Google beast and write better content.
Nominated as SEMRush SEO Personality of the Year and AusPod’s Business Podcast of Year, 2 years running, Kate runs Australia’s only dedicated copywriting conference COPYCON. She presents at events around the world and runs several hugely successful Facebook groups.
Author of the Amazon Best Seller Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur: How to succeed in business despite yourself, Kate lives on the Central Coast of Sydney City, where she loves wandering on the beach with her son and her CFO (Chief Furry Office-dog) Pomplemousse.
Michelle Guillemard is a freelance health writer and writing teacher specialising in corporate training and health communication. Her clients include hospitals, health insurers, government departments, not-for-profit organisations and healthcare groups.
Passionate about helping people improve their professional communication skills so they can write clearly and concisely, Michelle has taught courses and workshops for writers and corporations in 38 countries.
She is also the President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association and a University of Melbourne Mentor.
Julie Newman, ELS, ISMPP CMPP™, is currently the Associate Director, Medical Affairs at Gilead Sciences in Melbourne, Australia. In that capacity Julie provides medical education to healthcare professionals and oversees related medical education publications, projects and programs. Julie has been working in the field of scientific/medical publications for over 30 years. She began her career as an editor of medical textbooks, moving on to serve as the managing editor for several clinical journals, including Rheumatology in Practice, Cardiology in Practice, Glaucoma, and Journal of Ocular Therapeutics and Surgery, among others. She has worked for both academia and industry during her career. In addition, Julie is an accomplished medical writer and the recipient of numerous local, regional and international writing awards for her clinical publications, including the Rose Kushner Award for scientific writing in the field of breast cancer. Julie relocated to Australia in 2004 and has spent the past 14 years working on enhancing the publication capabilities and increasing transparency in the APAC region. Julie has experience in a variety of medical communications roles serving local, regional and global requirements. Her experience is truly unique and brings a multicultural and global perspective to her work in the region. Julie is also the original Chair of the Asia-Pacific Education taskforce for ISMPP and was involved in the inaugural discussions to bring the ISMPP APAC summits to Tokyo and Beijing to fruition in 2015. Julie also served as an elected board member of the CMPP board from 2014-2016.
Alison is a former senior executive with large ASX and international organisations such as Avaya and Oracle. Her career of 27 years includes 24 years holding senior corporate positions in IT and Strategic Business Development in consulting and service delivery environments. She has managed multiple large-scale teams through restructuring, downsizing and outsourcing.
Her expertise involves navigating change through large, complex, uncertain and volatile high-pressure sales environments, boosting staff retention, customer satisfaction and optimising stakeholder management. Significantly, she has led a team in the integration of a pan European Service provider of 5000 people into a services environment. Her strengths and background in change management and managing team morale and engagement position her perfectly for working in Mindful Leadership Training in a corporate environment. In addition, Alison has a BA (Languages Major), is a certified Emotional
Intelligence Facilitator (GENOS), Master Practitioner of NLP and a Professional Coach (London Coaching Academy). She is also currently studying a Diploma in Positive Psychology. She is fully certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and has been teaching classes for more than 10 years.
Alison is passionate about helping organisations and individuals live mindfully and delivering the benefits of Mindfulness Training, Resilience Coaching and Emotional Intelligence to enhance corporate life. She is the Founder of Mind Body Energy in Sydney.
For the past 7 years, Ben has been providing strategic and technical digital services as the director of TBST Digital. Most recently to some of Australia’s most well known brands – including many leading pharmaceutical companies. His spectrum of experience ranges from working as an art director, as a developer and producer and as a business consultant, from which he appreciates the role that digital has in business as well as the challenges that come with trying to navigate it’s many nuances with different stakeholders.
Dr Lyn Airey
Lyn spent 13 years as a medical research scientist in Australia and the UK before branching out into project, contract, grant and tender management. Lyn joined forces with expert tender writer Kirsten Bartlett in 2012 and officially formed The GrantEd Group in 2014. Through strategic grant and tender review, Lyn has helped thousands of researchers polish their grant applications – specifically for ARC and NHMRC schemes. She is a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator, running workshops on all aspects of writing within a competitive funding environment. Lyn’s ability to steer researchers towards funding success stems from her personal experience navigating the sector during her own research career, combined with the strategic view she now has from liaising with and supporting people from multiple disciplines and universities across Australia. Since 2014, The GrantEd Group has grown to a company of eight staff and helped clients win over $600M in research and program funding, including some of the largest research centres of excellence in Australia.
Lyn has a B.Biotech (Hons) from Flinders, a PhD from Monash and a Grad Dip in Project Management from UniSA.
Cancellations for registrations will only be accepted in writing to the Conference Secretariat. Registration cancellations made prior to 16 August 2019 will be refunded, less a cancellation fee of $100 to cover administration costs. No registration refunds will be made after this date.
As an alternative to cancellation, a colleague may attend in your place if the Conference Secretariat is advised.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. The Conference Secretariat and AMWA cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.
Several sponsorship opportunities for sessions and workshop, satchel inserts and advertising in the delegates’ book are available. Please email Fiona Mackinnon email@example.com to discuss sponsorship.
For Conference assistance, including registration queries, contact the Conference Secretariat:
Nikki Abercrombie CEM, Abercrombie Management
Phone: + 61 418 283 397
2019 AMWA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Michelle Guillemard, Sarah McKay, Fiona McKinnon, Ruth Hadfield, Mark Caswell, Jocelyne Basseal, Libby Evans, Emma Henshall
“Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care.” Manly and Port Jackson Steamship Company slogan, 1940.
The conference centre directly overlooks Sydney’s famous Manly beach. Situated just 18km (7 nautical miles) from the CBD, Manly is a premier destination for international tourists and domestic medical writers alike. The ocean views and modern facilities arguably make this the finest AMWA conference location in its 36-year history.
The 36th AMWA annual conference is revisiting Manly, NSW in 2019. The Novotel Manly Pacific Hotel is ideally situated on Manly’s shores providing captivating views for conference attendees.