AMWA Conference 2022
Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future
22 - 24 September 2022 at Sydney Masonic Centre
Thursday 22 September, 6 - 8pm: Networking drinks in Sydney CBD
Friday 23 September, 6.30 -10.30pm: Celebration of 40 Years Conference Dinner at the Sydney Masonic Centre
Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September, full day: Conference at the Sydney Masonic Centre
|Registration Type||Early Bird closes 1 September (AUD)||Standard after 1 September (AUD)|
|Full Registration*||AMWA member||$380||$500|
|Day Registration^||AMWA member||$300||$400|
|Workshops||All||$50 for each workshop|
Conference dinner (subsidised by AMWA):
$85 per ticket with Full and Day Registration (three-course sit down dinner with beer, wine and soft-drinks included).
$100 per ticket for dinner only without conference registration
*Full registration includes:
Ticket to networking drinks, discounted conference dinner ticket, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunches for two full days, conference satchel.
^Day registration includes:
Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch for day only, conference satchel, and discounted conference dinner ticket.
#Students must be enrolled full time into study as per AMWA student member policy.
Early Bird Registration ends on September 1
Use the below link to register for the conference and social events
|Thursday 22nd September|
|6:00 - 8:00pm||Networking drinks in Sydney CBD. Registration required. Drinks and nibbles included.|
|Friday 23rd September|
|9:00am||Welcome, with Dr Jocelyne Basseal (AMWA President)|
|9:10 - 9:50am||Keynote address from Dr Maryke Steffens on Health Misinformation is everywhere. Here's what you can do about it.|
|9:50 - 10:25am||Panel Discussion on Lessons learnt from COVID-19: the role of health and medical communicators, with Sophie Scott, Dr Maryke Steffens, Dr Carissa Bonner & Dr Justin Coleman|
|10:25 - 10:30am||Early Career Award Presentation|
|10:30 - 11:00am||MORNING TEA|
|Session 2 - Putting Patients First|
|11:00 - 11:35am||Dr Carissa Bonner on Health literacy considerations when designing patient material|
|11:35 - 12:05pm||Prof Karen Woolley on Patients, publications, and ethics: nothing about us without us.|
|12:05 - 12:30pm||Dr Sarah White on Taking on board the patient's perspective when communicating and writing|
|12:33 - 12:35pm||A word from our Platinum Sponsor, with Tom Shanks from Ideagen|
|12:35 - 1:30pm||LUNCH|
|1:30 - 3:00pm||Workshops Session 1|
Workshop 1: Clinical communication in healthcare, hosted by Dr Sarah White
Workshop 2: Medical Journal Publishing: understanding statistics & social media responsibilities hosted by Dr
Speaker 1: Dr Elmer Villanueva on Basic statistics for health & medical writers
Speaker 2: Timothy Bowen on Social media - meeting your professional obligations
|Workshop 3: Audacity: Or How I Overcame My Fear of Microphones and Taught Myself to Podcast, hosted by Felicity Nelson|
|3:00 - 3:30pm||AFTERNOON TEA|
|3:30 - 5:00pm||Workshops Session 2|
Workshop 4: SEO: What is SEO and why should you care?, hosted by Sarah Spence
Workshop 5: Challenges faced by medical journals: our roles and responsibilities as Editors, hosted by Dr Aajuli Shukla
|5:10 - 5:40pm||AMWA AGM: Open invitation to all|
|6:30 - 10:30pm||CONFERENCE DINNER - CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF AMWA|
|Dress Code: Cocktail/business attire with the theme 'A Touch of Ruby'|
|Saturday 24th September|
|Session 3 - Accessing and Understanding Health Information: Cultural Perspectives|
|9:00 - 9:05am||Welcome, with Nicola Ryan (AMWA Vice President)|
|9:05 - 9:35am||Dr John Oetzel on Intercultural communication during co-design processes: Lessons learnt from Academic-Maori community partnerships|
|9:35 - 10:05am||Jesusa Helaratne on Accessing and understanding health information: cultural perspectives|
|10:05 - 10:35am||Dr Kylie Gwynne & Associate Professor and Bundjalung Elder Boe Rambaldini on Aboriginal Health issues and the importance of co-designing research|
|10:35 - 11:00am||MORNING TEA|
|11:00 - 12:30pm||Workshops Session 3|
Workshop 6: Introducing the GPP4: What you need to know for good publication practices, hosted by Tim Stentiford
|Workshop 7: Project Management ‘FUN’damentals, hosted by Angela Chellas|
|Workshop 8: Lost for words? Developing your confidence and polishing your stories for impact, hosted by Catherine Nolan|
|12:30 - 1:30pm||LUNCH|
|1:30 - 3:00pm||Workshops Session 4|
Workshop 9: Certified Medical Publication Professional™ (CMPP™): What is it & how to earn the credentials, hosted by Tim Stentiford
|Workshop 10: Tips and Tools to improve your projects (and personal life!), hosted by Angela Chellas|
|3:00 - 3:30pm||AFTERNOON TEA|
|Session 4 - Careers Panel: Pathways to Health and Medical Writing|
|3:30 - 3:40pm||Landscape of health and medical writers: Results from the AMWA survey presented by Dr Jocelyne Basseal|
|3:40 - 4:50pm||Panel Discussion on Pathways to Health and Medical Communication, chaired by Dr Fiona MacKinnon with Sally Bathgate, Sarah McKay, Felicity Nelson, Sophie Scott & Nicola Ryan|
|4:50 - 5:00pm||Closing of conference|
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