AVPA Scientific Meeting, Geelong (15th to 17th November 2017)

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The next AVPA Scientific Meeting at Geelong is fast approaching, please make sure to register before the 1st of November!
Final Program – now available (see attached)
Day 1 – Wednesday 15th of November (half day)
Topics: ‘New and emerging/re-merging diseases’ and ‘Vaccines and Molecular Biology’.
Registration will open at 12pm. There will be cocktails and canapés available after the talks at Novotel Geelong.
Day 2 – Thursday 16th of November (full day)
Topics: ‘Gut Health’, ‘ILT’, ‘FHN Workshop’ and ‘AgriFuture (RIRDC) Research Work’.
Full day event, which will be followed by AVPA General Meeting and AVPA Dinner. The dinner will be held at The Pier Restaurant.
Day 3 – Friday 17th of November (half day)
Topics: ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship’ and ‘Avian Influenza et al’.
The event will finish at 1pm, with lunch provided afterwards.
Please make sure to submit registration for the conference by 1st of November, for catering purposes. Please see form attached.
AVPA would like to urge delegates to stay at Novotel Geelong if possible, where the conference and dinner will also be held. As part of the conference package, there is a minimum number of rooms that AVPA is required to fill, which we haven’t reach yet. Please use the Novotel Accomodation attached for a discounted room rates. For delegates who wish to stay for extra nights prior to or after the conference (e.g. Tuesday, Friday), the discounted rate is also applicable. Please return form to Novotel as per instructed on the form, by 1st of November.
Directions and Transport 
Several transport options are available for getting to Novotel Geelong, please see attachment for more details.
Tullamarine Airport: Gull Transport offer bus transfers from Tullamarine Airport to Geelong at regular interval throughout the day. The drop off point is about a 20min walk to Novotel – http://gull.com.au/airport-transfer/
In addition, if there are sufficient numbers of interest, we will organising a transfer bus from Novotel to Tullamarine Airport at the end of the conference, Friday at 2pm (after lunch). Please express interest by replying to karen_gao@bigpond.com.
Avalon Airport: Skybus has a transfer service from Avalon Airport to Geelong – http://www.skybus.com.au/avalon-geelong-express/
Parking: All day parking is available in the vicinity of the Novotel (see attachment)
If anyone is interested in a ‘partners program’ please let us know – there are a variety of half and full day options available that we can help to organise closer to the date if sufficient numbers. http://www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au/things-to-do/discover/
Please feel free to contact myself at karen_gao@bigpond.com for any enquires.
Karen Gao
AVPA Honory Secretary
01. AVPA Nov 2017 Conference Program Final 23.10.17
02. AVPA November 2017 Geelong Registration Form v2
03. Novotel Geelong Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association Group Registration Form November 2017
04. NovotelGeelong_TransportOptions
05. Central Geelong Parking Options

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