SMRT ANZ 2017 Annual Meeting
Sydney, NSW, Australia

11-12 November 2017

Registration is Now Open!
Click the Registration Information tab above to begin.


International Convention Centre Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Organising Committee Local Chair Program Committee
(listed alphabetically)

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Sheryl Foster
Kylie Walters
Kate Negus
Wendy Strugnell
Maila Hughes Glenn Cahoon
Sheryl Foster
Amanda Hunt
Ben Kennedy
Maila Hughes
Kirsten Moffat
Kate Negus
Joanne Ross
Wendy Strugnell
Kylie Walters
Nicole Welsh
Early May 2017 • Registration Opens
• Call for Papers
01 September 2017 • Early Registration Deadline
08 September 2017 • Call for Papers Deadline
02 October 2017 • Abstract Notifications to Authors
16 October 2017 • Abstract Author Registration Deadline

This meeting has been accredited by ASMIRT

This meeting has been approved for CPD by RANZCR
A total of 11.5 points can be claimed for attendance on both days of the meeting. 6.25 points may be claimed for attendance on the 11th November and 5.25 points may be claimed for attendance on the 12th November, 2017. For part attendance, points may be claimed pro rata at 1 point per hour.

Registration is open to all persons interested in the SMRT ANZ 2017 Meeting.

All delegates intending to attend the Meeting must complete a Registration Form. Please read the below information before you complete the Registration Form. Should you experience any difficulties please contact the Meeting Managers at smrtanz2017@arinex.com.au.

Register Here!

Registration Type Early Bird Registration*
Until 01 September 2017
Standard/Onsite Registration*
From 02 September 2017
SMRT Member Registration A$595.00 A$670.00
Non Member Radiographer Registration A$795.00 A$870.00
Radiology Registrar Registration A$845.00 A$920.00
Radiologist Registration A$1,065.00 A$1,195.00
SMRT Member One Day Registration
(day must be nominated when registering)
N/A A$370.00
SMRT Non Member One Day Registration
(day must be nominated when registering)
N/A A$470.00
* To be entitled to the early registration fee you must have registered and paid by 1 September 2017. Exhibitors should refer to the Exhibition Manual for their registration details and entitlements.

Registration fees listed above are in Australian Dollars (A$) and inclusive of goods and services tax (GST).
For information about visas, transportation, climate and more, click the Destination Sydney tab above.


Registration Terms and Conditions

Entitlements

The registration fee entitles delegates to the following:

  • Access to all sessions
  • Satchel: Containing official Meeting information
  • Access to the Cocktail Reception
  • Catering: Morning and afternoon teas, lunches

Registration confirmation

Your completed registration and successful payment will be automatically acknowledged via email with confirmation of your requirements according to your Registration Form. Your registration will only be confirmed on full payment of fees due.

Name badge

Each registered delegate will receive a name badge upon registration on site at the Meeting. The badge will be your official pass and must be clearly visible at all times during the Meeting to obtain entry to all sessions and the social function. The Meeting Managers expect appropriate behavior from attendees and reserve the right to revoke the badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.

Group Registration

Group registration is available to assist organisations wishing to send multiple participants to the Meeting. To enquire about a group registration please email the Meeting Managers at SMRTANZ2017@arinex.com.au. Group registration is offered when a single entity registers ten (10) or more participants. A list of participants must be nominated when submitting the Group Registration Form but can be changed. The final list of participants must be emailed to the Meeting Managers fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of the Meeting. Please note that registration fees applicable for group registrations will be the fees as advertised at the date of payment of the registration fees.

Private Touring, Private Functions, Hospitality Arrangements

Should you have any specialised group requirements for private touring, private functions, transportation or hospitality services other than those organised for the official program, please contact the Meeting Managers who will be pleased to assist with arrangements.

It is requested that you advise the Meeting Managers of any private/corporate functions that may be planned outside of the official program. This will assist in smooth planning of all official and other events during the Meeting.

Payment options

Credit Card

Please note all online registrations require immediate payment by credit card. Accepted credit cards are MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Please note all transactions by credit card will appear on your statement as payment to ‘Conference by Arinex’.

Cheque

All payments by cheque incur a $10 processing fee and will only be accepted up until thirty (30) days prior to the Meeting. Please download a copy of the Registration Form and mail the completed form with your cheque to the Meeting Managers (address on the homepage). Cheques are to be made payable to the SMRT ANZ 2017 Meeting. Your name and full address should be typed or printed clearly on the back of the cheque. Cheque payments from overseas must be a bank cheque in Australian Dollars drawn on an Australian Bank. No other currency will be accepted.

Cancellation and refund

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Meeting Managers.

Registration Fees

Cancellations on or before 09 October 2017 will receive a 20% refund of fees paid.
From 10 October 2017 there will be no refund.

Accommodation

A minimum of one night’s deposit must be paid at the time of booking to guarantee your reservation. One night’s deposit is non-refundable after 10 October 2017.

Social

Payments are non-refundable from 12 October 2017.

Disclaimer

This information is correct at the time of publishing. The Meeting Managers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Meeting timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Meeting Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

Recordings / Copyright

The Meeting Managers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the Meeting for promotional, advertising or reporting of the Meeting and/or its content at their sole discretion.

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Program

Meet Our Keynote Speakers:
Christine Chung, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
Read Dr. Chung’s Bio
Alexander Leemans, Ph.D.
UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
Read Dr. Leemans’ Bio
Matthias Stuber, Ph.D.
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Read Dr. Stuber’s Bio
Harriet C. Thoeny, M.D.
University of Bern, Switzerland

A total of 11.50 RANZCR CPD points can be claimed for attendance at the SMRT ANZ Chapter Meeting 2017.

Preliminary Program

Day 1 – Saturday, 11 November 2017
08:00 Registration & Coffee/Muffins
Forum 1
Moderator: Mark Denham
08:25 Welcome Sheryl Foster, MHlthSc(MRS), SMRT ANZ President
08:30 Advances in Diffusion MRI:Fixels, Connectomes & Sheets A/Prof Alexander Leemans
University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands
09:15 A neurologist’s perspective on Neuroinflammatory Disease Dr Heidi Beadnall
MBBS FRACP
09:45 Imaging in Neuroinflammatory Conditions Dr Yael Barnett, B.Sc. MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
10:15 Break
Forum 2
Moderator: Rachel Welch
10:45 The beauty of UTE in MSK imaging Professor Christine Chung, MD
University of California, San Diego
11:30 Platinum Sponsor Presentation: GE
“Advanced Diffusion Imaging”
A/Prof Jerome Maller, BSc,GradDipPsych,MSc,PhD
11:45 Optimising protocols in Sports Injuries Dr James Linklater BMedSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRANZCR
Castlereagh Imaging, Sydney
12:15 Lunch
Forum 3
Moderator: Dr. Megan Cromer
13:15 Management of incidental renal masses Prof Harriet Thoeny
University of Bern, Switzerland
14:00 Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Guerbet Thomas K Joseph
14:15 Proffered Papers

T.B.A. T.B.A.
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Voting

15:00 Break
Forum 4
Moderator: Maria Quilliam
15:30 Challenging Paradigms in Translational Cardiac MRI Prof Matthias Stuber, PhD
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
16:15 Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Siemens
“New and Emerging Acceleration techniques”
Dr Victoria Bull, PhD
16:30 Learning to love the base of skull Dr Lynette Masters, MBBS(Hons) FRACP, FRANZCR
Southern Radiology, Sydney
17:00 Day Close
19:00 Cocktail Reception – Cargo Lounge
Day 2 – Sunday, 12 November 2017
08:00 Registration & Coffee/Muffins
Forum 5
Moderator: Damian Pearce
08:30 Gadolinium Nov ’17 – a changing landscape Prof Harriet Thoeny
University of Bern, Switzerland
09:15 SMRT ANZ Awards & Announcements Sheryl Foster, MHlthSc(MRS), SMRT ANZ President
09:30 What’s your angle? – Rectal Cancer Staging Dr Jessica Yang, MBBS, BSc (Med), FRANZCR
Concord Hospital, Sydney
10:00 Break
Forum 6
Moderator: Sarah Green
10:30 Practicalities and Pitfalls in Diffusion MRI A/Prof Alexander Leemans
University Medical Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands
11:15 Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Philips
“CS-SENSE and APT”
Iain Ball, PhD
11:30 Brain Perfusion – there is a technique for everyone Jameen ARM, MMRT, (R) (CT) (MR) (ARRT)
12:00 Lunch
Forum 7
Moderator: Mark Chapman
13:00 Recent Advances in 3D High Resolution Imaging of the Heart Prof Matthias Stuber, PhD
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
13:45 Upper Abdomen techniques: from Protocols to Primovist Mary O’Dwyer
Southern Radiology, Sydney
14:15 Break
Forum 8
Moderator: Anthea Min
14:45 Who wants to scan the Elbow? Dr Alan O’Grady
Westmead Hospital, Sydney
15:15 MR Imaging Around Metal Professor Christine Chung, MD
University of California, San Diego
16:00 Meeting Close

2017 SMRT ANZ Chapter
Call for Abstracts

The SMRT ANZ Chapter would like to call for abstracts in preparation for the Annual Meeting in Sydney 11th- 12th November 2017. We invite all radiographers to consider this opportunity not only for your own professional development but also for the development of your peers who may benefit from you sharing your work, be it clinical or research. The SMRT ANZ Chapter Committee can also assist you in your submission by providing a mentor if required.

Please click here to continue to the SMRT submission website, which includes guidelines on abstract submission for both oral and poster submissions.

First authors of the top three submissions will be invited to present their work in the Proffered Paper Forum during the meeting. Other submissions will be presented as posters. Both oral and poster presentations will be judged by the attendees via ballot papers during the meeting. Announcement of the prize winners will be made on Sunday afternoon 12th November.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 08 September, 2017 so don’t delay!

Prizes

Award Prize
First Place Oral (Presidents Award) $600
Second Place Oral $400
Third Place Oral $200
First Place Poster $150
Second Place Poster $100
Third Place Poster $50

Click Here to Begin the Submission Process

2017 Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Position your brand at SMRT ANZ 2017, the premium Meeting for Radiographers, Technologists and Magnetic Resonance professionals in Australia and New Zealand. The 2017 Meeting will focus on a range of topics, with a number of key speakers already secured, and will provide sponsors the opportunity to showcase their brand to an interested and receptive audience. The size and format of the Meeting provides our sponsors with a high level of quality interaction and strong networking opportunities with attendees.

We welcome to opportunity to discuss your objectives and business goals, and to form a collaborative partnership for the Meeting. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, further information or to book your preferred package, contact our Sponsorship Manager on +61 2 9265 0700 or email sponsorship@arinex.com.au.

Thank You

to our sponsors

The SMRT ANZ Chapter gratefully acknowledges our Sponsors, without whom this meeting would not be possible.

Platinum Sponsors Siemens Healthineers
Philips
Guerbet
GE
Gold Sponsors Bayer
Sonic Imaging
Silver Sponsors Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland
Q-Scan
Toshiba
Bronze Sponsors Symbiotic Devices
Imaxeon

Australasian Radiation Protection Society

Accommodation

Our Accommodation and Housing specialists have secured rooms at a selection of hotels with flexible terms and conditions exclusively for attendees of the Meeting. Book early to secure your room and let our dedicated accommodation team look after you whilst taking advantage of the following:

  • Specially negotiated rates at preferred hotels for delegates
  • Flexibility to change or cancel your booking at any time up to 30 working days prior to the Meeting start date
  • One night’s room rate deposit is all you pay to secure your booking – no full pre-payment needed. Full pre-payment may be made if you prefer.
  • Your deposit is fully refundable up to 30 working days prior to the Meeting start date

Reap the benefits of booking with the Meeting Managers and staying in one of the officially contracted hotels below.

Hotel bookings are no longer available via the online registration form.
Click here to book a hotel room.

Accommodation Map
Please click here to view our interactive map which includes both the venue and the accommodation options.

Accommodation Options

Hotel details and pricing:

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
4.5 Star
Walking time to venue: 7 minutes
*Room rates include Complimentary Wi-Fi Access*

Room Type: Room Only Bed and Breakfast for 1 Bed and Breakfast
for 2
Superior Room SGL/DBL/TWN $ 330.00 $ 340.00 $ 365.00
Darling Harbour View Room SGL/DBL/TWN $ 370.00 $ 380.00 $ 405.00

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
4 Star
Walking time to venue: 10 minutes
*Room rates include Complimentary Wi-Fi Access*

Room Type: Room Only Bed and Breakfast for 1 Bed and Breakfast
for 2
Standard Room SGL/DBL $ 280.00 $ 300.00 $ 320.00
Standard Twin Room TWN $ 280.00 N/A $ 320.00

Oaks Goldsbrough Darling Harbour
4 Star
Walking time to venue: 8 minutes
*Room rates include Complimentary Wi-Fi Access*

Room Type: Room Only Bed and Breakfast for 1 Bed and Breakfast
for 2
Studio Apartment $ 272.00 N/A N/A
One Bedroom Apartment $ 288.00 N/A N/A
Two Bedroom Apartment $ 449.00 N/A N/A

Metro Aspire Hotel Pyrmont
4 Star
Walking time to venue: 14 minutes
*Room rates include complimentary Wi-Fi at 512Kbps for up to two devices per room*

Room Type: Room Only Bed and Breakfast for 1 Bed and Breakfast
for 2
Premium Room SGL/DBL/TWN $ 240.00 $ 255.00 $ 270.00

Booking Details

Accommodation prices are listed per room per night and are quoted in Australian Dollars, including the 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

^ Room only rates do not include breakfast
^^ Bed and breakfast rates include full buffet breakfast

Rates may increase without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies.
A minimum one night’s deposit must be paid at time of booking to guarantee reservation.

Bedding Configurations

Hotel rooms
Single (SGL): A single occupancy room with one bed
Double (DBL): A double occupancy room with one bed
Twin (TWN): A double occupancy room with two beds

Additional dates may be available on request, please make a note of any additional desired dates as a request in your booking form or contact the Meeting managers directly.

Booking Procedures

How to Book
The Meeting Managers will forward your contact details, reservation and deposit to the hotel of your choice.

Accommodation may be booked when you complete the online registration form on the registration page of this website. Alternatively, email your requirements to the Meeting Managers who will be more than happy to assist.

Deposit
A minimum of one night deposit of the room rate is to be paid at time of booking to guarantee your reservation. Your hotel booking is unable to be confirmed until the deposit payment is received.
The balance of your hotel account for all nights booked and any incidental charges (less the deposit paid to the Meeting Managers) will be payable to the hotel at the time of check-out.
NB: Please contact the Meeting Manager if you wish to pay in full prior to arrival.

Changes to bookings
Any required changes to your booking must be requested in writing to the Meeting Managers at least 30 working days prior to the Meeting start date.

Late bookings
New bookings and changes to existing bookings requested within 30 working days prior to the Meeting start date will be subject to hotel availability and rate increase. It is recommended you book early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible terms and conditions apply to amendments or cancellations made up to 30 working days prior to the Meeting. Cancellation charges will apply after Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Cancellation charges
A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will apply for cancelled bookings from 30 working days prior to the Meeting date.
A cancellation charge of one night’s accommodation rate will also apply if you do not arrive on the date you are booked to check in.
All cancellations and changes to your reservation must be made in writing to the Meeting Managers.

Reduction of stay
Should you need to reduce your stay within 30 working days of the start of the Meeting; cancellation charges may be incurred at the hotel’s discretion.

Non-arrival / no show
In the event of a non-arrival when one night deposit has been paid, your room will be held until the following morning (10:00 hours) and your one night’s deposit will be retained by the hotel as a cancellation charge. In the event of a non-arrival when full pre-payment is made for the entire stay, your room will be held for each night booked and you will not be entitled to any refund.

Rates
The negotiated rates are valid up to 30 working days prior to the Meeting start date. After this, accommodation is subject to availability and rates are subject to an increase.

The Meeting Managers have negotiated the most favourable rates available at this time, the rates may increase at any time without notice (including changes in Government taxes or levies); the Meeting Managers will endeavour to notify of any changes in rates or accommodation inclusions.

Check-in Procedure

As per standard hotel policies and procedures delegates will be required to provide credit card details upon check-in. This is to cover any incidental charges incurred during your stay and all remaining unpaid room nights.

The hotel will place a hold on your credit card for an amount which covers all unpaid accommodation nights reserved plus a daily amount for incidental charges. Any money still held on your credit card by the hotel once you have settled your account and checked out will be released.

If you will be settling your accommodation account by cash you will be asked to pre pay for your accommodation in full when you check-in plus a cash deposit to cover incidentals that may be incurred during your stay. Should you not utilise any incidentals during your stay the cash deposit, for incidentals only, will be refunded to you by the hotel upon check-out.

Please note the daily incidental charge may vary across the listed hotels.

Daily Incidental Charges
Please note the daily incidental charges the hotel will hold on your credit card may vary across the listed hotels. Should you wish to confirm the amount that will be held against your card, please enquire with your hotel during check-in.

Late Arrivals / No Shows
Please indicate when you register, or notify the Meeting Managers in writing, if you will arrive at your hotel after 18:00 hours. Failure to do so may result in your room being treated as a no-show and being released.

Check-in / Check-out times
Check-in time for most hotels is between 15:00 hours and check-out time is between 10:00 hours. Should you wish to guarantee your check-in before 15:00 hours, you will need to pre-book and pay for the previous night. If you wish to guarantee a late check-out you will need to book for the next night.

These additional nights can be booked at the time of making your reservation. Alternatively, if you have already made your accommodation booking, you can request the additional nights by advising the Meeting Managers in writing.

Group Bookings

If your organisation would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at one of the listed hotels, please contact the Meeting Managers with your group booking requirements.

If you would like to make a group booking of 15 rooms or more at a hotel not listed above, the Meeting Managers will endeavour to secure rooms and negotiate group rates on your behalf with the hotel of your choice. With a large network of hotel contacts our accommodation specialists have the buying power to ensure all your needs are met and your booking is managed efficiently.

Contact the Meeting Managers today to secure your group booking.

Sydney, New South Wales

A city built around the most beautiful harbour in the world

Built around the largest, most beautiful harbour in the world, Sydney is undoubtedly the most exciting city in the southern hemisphere. It is the largest and oldest city in Australia which is home to over 4.5 million people. From the iconic, heritage-listed Opera House to the golden beaches stretching into the Pacific Ocean – Sydney is the place for everyone.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to see panoramic views from the top of this Australian icon, visit the historic ‘Rocks’ area – the site of the original white settlement, or take a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach – famous for its golden sands and turquoise waters. There’s so much to see and do!

What’s more, the city offers an exciting variety of attractions, including designer boutiques, fine restaurants, chic bars and lavish department stores. Surrounded by numerous national parks and protected areas of natural bushland, the beautiful Blue Mountains are only a short journey to the west and offer sights that simply cannot be missed.

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city, a major industrial, business and commercial centre and is endlessly fascinating in its variety and beauty – make sure you make the most of what it has to offer. For your ultimate guide to Sydney click here.

Here are some useful links to help you best plan your time when you are visiting Sydney:

Top 10 Things to do in Sydney

General information about Sydney

Travel information for getting around
Click here to find out more about where else you can visit whilst in Australia

New! – Take a virtual tour of Sydney and the ICC on YouTube.


CBD

Sydney’s central business district (CBD) is 10km north of the International Airport and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach by car. A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Taxi

A taxi fare from Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD is approximately A$50.If you would prefer to pre-book your taxi during your stay in Sydney, here are the contact details of the main taxi companies:

You can request a ride from Uber from either the Domestic or the International terminal of Sydney Airport. Just request your Uber once you have exited the terminal and your driver will meet you at the pick–up area. A typical UberX (low cost ride) to Sydney’s CBD costs A$43 – 55and a typical UberBLACK ride (premium ride) to Sydney’s central business district costs A$89-114. For more information on Uber please see here.

Train

There is a train station located at both the Domestic and International Terminals at Sydney Airport. Trains run on average every 10 minutes during the day on a weekday and every 15 minutes on weekends. From the Domestic Terminal, it takes 15 minutes to reach Central Station and 20 minutes to reach Circular Quay. From the International Terminal it takes just a few minutes longer. Lifts are available at both the International and Domestic Terminals for easy transfer of luggage. Fares from Sydney Airport terminals to the CBD are approximately A$17 per adult for a single journey.

For more information on departures and prices please visit here.

Banking and Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = A$1). Notes come in A$100, A$50, A$20, A$10 and A$5 denominations. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, A$1 and A$2 denominations. Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Business Hours

Banks and post offices generally open from 0930 – 1600 hours Monday to Friday. Business office hours are 0900 – 1700 hours Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are available 24 hours in many locations.

Eating Out

Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”.

Electricity

Electrical current is 240/250V, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from that in many countries, so you will need an adaptor. If your appliances are 110V, check if there is a 110/240V switch. If not, you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 110V shavers are usually found in leading hotels.

Goods and Services Tax (GST) / Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)

All prices quoted in this brochure are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax), unless otherwise specified. GST applies to most goods and services in Australia.

The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) is administered by the Australian Customs Department and enables travelers departing from Australia to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) paid on goods bought in Australia. For detailed information on the TRS visit the website of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Services of the Australian Government.

Insurance

Registration fees do not include insurance. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Meeting and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include

  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Meeting or through cancellation of the Meeting,
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • Failure to utilise tours or pre booked arrangements due to airline delay,
  • Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • Loss or damage to personal property,
  • Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered,
  • Medical expenses.

The Meeting Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Language

The official language for the Meeting is English.

Passport and Immigration (VISA)

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Welcome letters can be requested by emailing the Meeting Managers (contact details in footer of the website) following completion of Meeting registration. For VISA information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office.

VISA FACTSHEET

Note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin.

Parking at ICC Sydney:

ICC Sydney has two car park facilities located within the Exhibition Centre and ICC Sydney Theatre, comprising a total of 826 car spaces, including 12 disabled parking bays, 25 motorcycle parking spaces, 50 bicycle racks and 20 electric car charge spaces.

Additionally, there are several secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, the closest located at Harbourside Car Park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont.

Address:
14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Car Park
ICC Sydney Theatre Car Park – Only open on event days in ICC Sydney Theatre

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours

Parking rates:
0 – 1 hour A$18.00
1 – 2 hours A$30.00
2 – 3 hours A$38.00
3 – 4 hours A$44.00
4+ hours A$49.00
Lost ticket A$49.00
Night rate – Entry after 1800 and exit before 0400 A$28.00

Per entry, per day

For more information on parking visit the ICC Sydney website.

**Note rates are subject to change without notice and are shown as a guide only.

Privacy

Australia introduced the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 in 2001. The latest updates were published in 2014. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be only used for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. Information may also be used for advice of future conferences in a related area. See here for more information on Privacy Laws in Australia.

It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference. Individuals are also entitled to access the information held by written application to the Conference Managers.

Quarantine

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other countries. Very strict quarantine rules apply to the import of animals and plants which cannot be brought into the country without prior application. Animal and plant products are also restricted.

For more information see the ‘Information for International Travelers’ on the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) website.

Tipping

Tipping is not as widespread or regulated in Australia as it is in other parts of the world. Tipping is at your prerogative; a reward for service. A gratuity of about 10% is usual in restaurants if good service is received. Tips for taxis are regarded as optional.

Vaccination

There is no vaccination required for entering Australia. However, if you enter Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will receive a Yellow Fever Action Card for further information. More information can be found on the Department of Health of the Australian Government website.

Time

Sydney is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Sydney, New South Wales, practices Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time advances the clock one hour during the summer months and usually commences at 2am on the first Sunday in October and ends at 2am on the first Sunday in April each year. During Daylight Savings Time, Sydney is 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time.

Climate and Clothing

In Sydney, the average temperatures per quarter are as follows:
Spring (Sep-Nov): 11-24 ºC (52-75 ºF)
Summer (Dec-Feb): 17-26 ºC (63-78 ºF)
Autumn (Mar-May): 12-25 ºC (55-77 ºF)
Winter (Jun-Aug): 8-18 ºC (46-64 ºF)

Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings.

Please refer to the information on the social program for dress at social functions organised as part of the Conference as some of these may require formal evening dress.

Shopping

Sydney shops open from 0900 to 1730 hours during the week with late night shopping on Thursday until 2100 hours. On Saturday, most CBD shops open from 0900 to 1700 hours. On Sunday, Darling Harbour shops and major department stores in the centre of the city are open from 1000 to 1800 hours

Watch out for drop bears!