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The AVA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of veterinary professionals in Australia, and is for all veterinary professionals from those in small animal practice to veterinary professionals in industry and government.
Offering multiple streams over a week, the AVA Annual Conference is held in different capital cities every year and offers world-class veterinary education to suit all interests. In 2019, the conference will be held in Perth from 5-10 May, bringing you local and international thought-leaders and veterinary experts.
The comprehensive five days of veterinary science education also runs alongside an extensive trade exhibition, showcasing the latest technology and services to help you in your profession.
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Become an AVA member and you can attend the AVA Annual Conference at the AVA member price.
By joining the AVA now, you’ll save on the cost of your conference registration and your AVA membership will also be extended until 30 June 2020 – that’s up to six months of free membership! The earlier you act the more you save. Contact email@example.com or 1300 137 309 to join now.
International delegates who are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), British Veterinary Association (BVA), Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) or South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) can attend the AVA Annual Conference at AVA member rates.
All international delegates are required to supply their membership association and membership number at the time of registering.
All new graduates must be members of the AVA and no more than three years out of University. New Graduates must supply their membership number to receive discount rates.
Practice managers who manage practices and veterinary nurses can join the Veterinary Business Group of the Australian Veterinary Association as an Industry Associate Member to receive a member discount to AVA CPD Conferences. Find out more or contact VBG on 02 9431 5010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual fees are $395 and will increase to $400 on 1 April 2019.
We are delighted to offer a complimentary Carer’s Pass for delegates attending all AVA conferences and events. This will give the Carer access to the conference, exhibition, and sessions and allows parents/delegates nursing children to be provided with assistance. The pass does not include catering for carers. To request a pass or for more information please contact Kandy Musgrave, National Events Manager at email@example.com. There is no need to register online, and your Carer’s Pass can be collected at the registration desk upon arrival.
Please note there are no arrangements for child care during the Conference. We suggest you check with your accommodation provider who may be able to assist you further with babysitting services during your stay. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre parenting room facilities to be advised.
A full week registration gives you the most comprehensive CPD and AVA Annual Conference experience, giving you access to a week of veterinary education and more.
Day registrations offer excellent flexibility if you wanted to attend scientific sessions, industry exhibitions and more but can't attend the full week.
All delegates have complimentary access to the trade show extravaganza, featuring over 100 exhibitors with the latest technology and services. If you can't attend the conference, you have the flexibility of only attending the exhibition. More information available here.
The AVA will send practices a register post-event where details of each delegate who attended each day should be completed and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim Vet Ed points.
Accompanying guests must be accompanied by the registered delegate. Scientific sessions are not included.
Cancellations must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat at email@example.com by Friday 12 April 2019. Cancellations received prior to 12 April 2019 will receive a full refund minus $150 administration fee. Cancellations after 12 April 2019 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted.
Please note that our policy is to only issue a letter of invitation to an international delegate once registration and full payment has been received. A letter of invitation from the conference does not guarantee entry into Australia. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a letter of invitation after your registration and payment have been submitted and attaching your paid invoice.
All international visitors to Australia (other than New Zealand citizens) are legally required to hold a valid visa. Please visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection for more information at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/.
The AVA takes photos of this event. By attending you give permission to use images taken at the conference, as well as any written comments on our evaluation forms in advertising and promoting the AVA.
All speakers and sessions were confirmed and correct at the time of printing. The AVA reserves the right to amend the program details as required. For program updates, visit the Program page. The views and advice offered by speakers are their own views and may not represent those of the AVA.
Neil Farmer of Queensland won a free registration to the 2019 AVA Conference for completing the 2018 survey.
The AVA Annual Conference offers delegates 25 hours of continuing professional development over the full week.
To have your attendance at the conference recognised for VetEd points, you must include your AVA membership number when registering for the conference for automatic awarding of the points to your VetEd statement.
Delegates can earn extra points by attending one of the post-conference workshops and field trips, or by completing trials at the National Veterinary Examination stand.
VetEd points are correct at the time of printing, however, points are subject to change without notice.
Delegates may use Provet PLUS points but must check they have sufficient points available prior to registering. You must have sufficient points to cover the full registration. Part payment is not accepted.
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|Sunday 5 May 2019||3.00pm-8.00pm|
|Monday 6 May 2019||7.00am-7.00pm|
|Tuesday 7 May 2019||7.00am-7.00pm|
|Wednesday 8 May 2019||7.00am-8.00pm|
|Thursday 9 May 2019||7.00am-5.30pm|