Social Program

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Connect with your colleagues at one of our social events.

 

 

Sunday 4 June 2017

AVA Welcome Church Service
Sunday 4 June 2017, 3.30pm

Trinity College Chapel, The University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

All welcome to start the week with connection and reflection.  
No cost – attendance is free

A bus transfer from MCEC will be available and you will be contacted by the organisers post registration.

 

Welcome reception and exhibition opening
Sunday 4 June 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm

Exhibition door 8, ground floor, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests
AVA member, students/new graduates: $75
Non-member: $150

 

Meet and Greet Dinner
Sunday 4 June 2017, 8.15pm

Breslin Bar and Grill, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

www.breslingrill.com.au

First time at an AVA Conference?  Meet other delegates and make new friends at the start of the week.   Includes a 2 course dinner, wine and soft drinks.   Meet at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre registration desk after the welcome reception.

$65 per person

 

 

Happy Hours
Exhibition door 8, ground floor, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Monday 5 June 2017 6.00pm-7.00pm
Tuesday 6 June 2017 6.00pm-7.00pm
Wednesday 7 June 2017 6.00pm-7.00pm

Inclusive for registered delegates and accompanying guests

Additional tickets:  $75 per night

 

Monday 5 June 2017

Accompanying guests' welcome morning tea
Monday 5 June 2017, 10.00am-11.00am

Room change to Room 217 Level 2

We invite accompanying guests to the welcome morning tea.  Make friends and meet new people.  Hosted by Margaret McLennan
Complimentary

 

The University of Melbourne Veterinary alumni reception
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.00pm - 9.00pm
The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Hosted by Professor John Fazakerley, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.   
5 minutes’ walk from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

$20

 

The University of Sydney Veterinary alumni cocktail reception
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Clarendon Room, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Hosted by Professor Rosanne Taylor, Dean of Veterinary Science

$10

 

Charles Sturt University alumni cocktail reception
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.00pm-9.00pm
P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Sidebar (Upper Lounge), Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct, Southgate Avenue, Southbank

 

Please join Professor Glenn Edwards, Head of School, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, staff and fellow alumni for the inaugural CSU Alumni Cocktail Party.

$15

 

James Cook University (JCU) Veterinary alumni reception
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.00pm-9.00pm

The General Assembly Waterside Bar & Restaurant.  (This is a venue change)

http://www.thegeneralassembly.com.au/

Hosted by Professor Peter Chenoweth, Head of Veterinary Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University.

On the Yarra River at 29 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf, Melbourne (2 min walk from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

$20 – proceeds to the JCU Alumni Scholarship Fund

 

The University of Queensland Veterinary alumni cocktail reception
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.00pm–9.00pm
Melbourne Public, 11 Dukes Walk, South Wharf

Please join the Acting Head of School, Professor Jenny Seddon, School of Veterinary Science and your colleagues from across Australia for informal canapes and drinks.
$20

 

Equine Veterinarians Australian (EVA)  
"Equine & Dine” @ Plus 5 South Wharf
Monday 5 June 2017, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Plus 5 Bar and Lounge, 37 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
(adjacent to MCEC)

Kindly sponsored by Randlab     

‘Equine & Dine’ is on again! EVA has booked the very cool ‘Plus 5’ Bar and Lounge on the South Wharf Promenade to hold our annual conference social get together.  If you’re a vet who does any work with horses, then please join us for a relaxing night of collegiality, a little music with substantial finger food and all drinks included. We would love to make you welcome. Don’t miss out!  This will be a sensational evening. www.plus5bar.com.au

AVA member: $69
SIG member:  $49
AVA student/new graduate member: $29
Non-member:  $138

 

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group (AVBIG) Dinner
Tuesday 6 June 2017, 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Wharf Hotel, 18-38 Siddeley Street Melbourne

Casual catch up with colleagues with an interest in behavior. 3 course dinner- shared entrees, choice of main and choice of dessert, purchase drinks on the night. The venue is walking distance from convention centre. We will meet at the conference registration desk between 7.00-7.15 pm and walk together to the venue for those wanting to walk as a group.

AVA member:  $65
SIG member/partner/guest: $55
AVA student/new graduate member: $55
Non-member: $130

 

Veterinarians in Education Research and Academia (VERA) ‘Food for thought’ dinner
Tuesday 6 June 2017, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Byblos Bar and Restaurant, 18-32 Siddeley Street, Melbourne

Join colleagues from all areas of the profession and academia at Byblos Bar and Restaurant, for lively discussions, a fabulous Lebanese Banquet and refreshments.

AVA Member:  $80    
SIG member/partner/guest:  $60
AVA student/new graduate member:  $60
Non-member: $120

 

Australian Veterinarians in Industry (AVI) group dinner
Tuesday 6 June 2017, 7.00pm-10.00pm
The Wharf Hotel, 18 - 38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne

Come along and catch up with industry colleagues over a casual 2 course dinner and drinks.

AVA member:  $85
SIG member/partner/guest:  $75
AVA student/new graduate member:  $75
Non-member:  $150

 

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Australian Cattle and Sheep Veterinarian’s dinner
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.30pm-11:00 pm
Cargo Hall, 39 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Join others with a bovine and/or ovine interest to ruminate on the latest in rural practice on Wednesday evening following happy hour. 3 course sit down dinner + drinks

AVA member:  $145
SIG member/ partner/guest: $135
AVA student/new graduate member:  $110
Non-member:  $270

 

AVA Graduate Mentoring Program meet and greet social
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.00pm-8.00pm
Room 217, Melbourne Convention Centre

Kindly supported by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Royal Canin, Guild Super, Guild Insurance, Petsure and Virbac

                                    

An opportunity for all AVA mentors, and new graduate mentees to catch up in a relaxed, friendly environment.

$25.00 for mentors and mentees

*if you are an ASAVA recent graduate member attending the dinner afterwards, there is no additional charge.

 

ASAV Recent Graduate dinner (2014-2016)
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Room 217, Melbourne Convention Centre

Kindly supported by Hill's Pet Nutrition   

A casual dinner for 2014-2016 graduates to share stories from their fist years in practice with members of the ASAVA executive committee and their peers. This is an ASAVA member and partners event only and numbers are strictly limited.

SIG member: Complimentary (limited numbers)
SIG Partner/guest and non-veterinarian: $110

 

Australian Veterinarians in Public Health (AVPH), the Australian Veterinary History Society (AVHS), and Australian Veterinary Conservation Biology (AVCB) - combined dinner
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.00pm-late
The Spice Dine, 757 Bourke St, Docklands

Come along and join us for a casual dinner of Indian cuisine, just a short walk from the MCEC in nearby Docklands. Cost includes a banquet-style dinner; drinks can be purchased on the night.

AVA member:  $35
SIG member/partner/guest:  $30
AVA Student/new graduate member:  $30
Non-member: $70

 

Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) Dinner
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Delhi Streets, 8 Katherine Place, Melbourne

Come and mingle while enjoying a delectable spread of Indian cuisine at one of the most popular and highly praised Melbourne restaurants.  You will enjoy 3 courses of shared dishes, including a wide range of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Drinks extra. The venue is a short walk from MCEC.

AVA member:  $50
SIG member/partner/guest: $46
AVA student/new graduate member:  $46
Non-member: $100

 

Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics (AVAWE) dinner
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.00pm
Taxi Kitchen, corner Swanston and Flinders Street Melbourne

Meet colleagues with and interest in welfare and ethics for a fine dining experience and enjoy hearing from our distinguished speaker, Sean Wensley.

Includes a three-course meal and beverages

AVA member: $90
SIG member/partner/guest: $75
AVA student member: $75
Non-member: $180

 

Australian Veterinary Orchestra charity concert
Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.30pm-9.00pm
Plenary Doors 9 and 10, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Kindly supported by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Sparkline and RX Works

       

Come enjoy a relaxing evening of beautiful music showcasing our own veterinary talents accompanied by a full orchestra! even better why not contact us to Join in?
AVA member $10
Non-member $20

 

Thursday 8 June 2017