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AMWA Conference 2024 - 'Keeping it Real'

When: 29-30 August 2024
Where: Monash Conference Centre, Level 7, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

Registration opens Monday 24 June

*All workshops at AMWA 2024 are included in the registration fee*

See below for near-final conference programme and registration details

Note: Detailed information about workshop content will be available from Monday 17 June

Please join us as we get things underway with the Networking Event on Thursday 29 August from 6.00-8.00pm at The Mill & Charlie's Bar, 71 Hardware Lane.  

The conference dinner will be held on Friday 30 August from 6.30-10.00pm at Henry and the Fox, 525 Little Collins Street. This is a 3-course sit-down meal and booking is required.


ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024 PROGRAMME

Thursday 29 August

6.00-8.00pm NETWORKING EVENT (drinks and nibbles) – The Mill & Charlie’s Bar

 

Friday 30 August

8.30–9.00am
REGISTRATION
9.00–10.10am 
SESSION 1: Welcome and keynote address
9.00am
Welcome
9.05–9.55am
Dr Brad McKay: Pulling back the curtain: exposing the tricks, tactics, and theatrics of medical misinformation
9.55–10.05am
Q&A
10.05–10.10am
Early Career Award presentation by Dr Brad McKay
10.10–10.40am
MORNING TEA (Best of ISMPP poster viewing)
10.40am–12.15pm
SESSION 2: Workshops
Workshop 1*
Darren Goossens (Biotext): Communicating data using words and visual elements - tips and tricks for working with data-rich documents
Workshop 2
Ray Moynihan (Bond University) & Rachelle Buchbinder (Monash University): Health meets the headlines – improving the quality of healthcare reporting
12.15–1.15pm
LUNCH (Best of ISMPP poster viewing)
1.15–2.45pm
SESSION 3: Workshops
Workshop 3*
Darren Goossens (Biotext): Introduction to accessibility: what it is and why it matters
Workshop 4
Serina Stretton (Envision Pharma Group): Down the rabbit hole – and back! Time management and project management for medical writers/communicators
Workshop 5
Sophia Auld (Words Mean Business) & Lesley Cunliffe (elxir Creative Communications) plus panellists: Set for success: how to build a thriving freelance writing business
2.45–3.15pm
AFTERNOON TEA (Best of ISMPP poster viewing)
3.15–5.15pm
SESSION 4: Oral presentations
3.15–3.45pm
Michael Molloy-Bland (Oxford PharmaGenesis): The evolving role of real-world evidence: progress, perception, and the path to trust*
3.45–4.15pm
Tim Stentiford (ISMPP) & Blair Hesp (Kainic Communications): Best of ISMPP Annual Conference 2024 – Storytelling: its art and power*
4.15–5.15pm
Watch this space! Two more interesting and informative speakers are currently being finalised
5.15–5.20pm
CONFERENCE CLOSE
5.30–5.50pm
AMWA AGM – everyone welcome
6.30–10.00pm
CONFERENCE DINNER – Henry and The Fox

*Earn ISMPP CMPP continuing education credits at these sessions - details coming soon

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration opens: 24 June

Early bird registration: Up to 9 August

  •   AMWA member: $350 (workshops included)
  •   Non-member: $500 (workshops included)
  •   Student: $200 (workshops included; proof of enrolment required)

Standard registration: After 9 August

  •   AMWA member: $450 (workshops included)
  •   Non-member: $600 (workshops included)
  •   Student: $300 (workshops included; proof of enrolment required)

Special registration:

Workshop attendance at “Health meets the headlines - improving the quality of healthcare reporting” plus lunch: $50 (proof of employment or freelancing as a journalist required)

Networking event: Included in registration

Conference dinner: $95 (must be purchased by 15 August) ‒ limited tickets available

Accommodation

For those of you joining us from out-of-town, here are some accommodation options close to the conference venue:

Punthill Apartment Hotels Manhattan
57 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Mantra 100 Exhibition Melbourne
100 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Adina Apartment Hotel on Flinders
88 Flinders Street, Melbourne

AMWA 2024 - Registration opens Monday 24 June

Make a note in your calendar! Registration opens for AMWA 2024 on Monday 24 June. This year all workshops are included in your registration fee!
A near-final conference programme as well as registration details can be found here.

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