A note from the Convenor

The 2020 AVA Annual Conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 10-15 May. It is the largest veterinary conference in the region, rotating around Australia’s capital cities, it attracts an average 1200 veterinary professionals including over 800 paid delegates on any given day and 110 exhibitors.

The AVA Annual Conference puts you in touch with the veterinary professionals and decision makers. We offer an array of sponsorship, exhibition and promotional opportunities at various levels and will work with you to create a package that fits your needs and budget.

This year the scientific committee is creating a formidable conference program which will offer an extensive range of both international keynote speakers and the very best of local talent. The conference will have a ’Skills Based’ theme with the emphasis on take home messages and skills. We have added a Master Class stream running parallel to the main program, plus our very popular VetEd talks, an ever-growing poster competition, a variety of workshops and field trips.

The Gold Coast offers an excellent venue with unlimited opportunities for you to mix with customers, make new contacts and socialise with the veterinary profession in a collegial and relaxed atmosphere during the main conference and at the many tailored social events, happy hours and dinners.

Our delegates tell us they learn from the exhibitors about the newest products and innovations from the companies that are contributing to the advancement of the profession and it is a very important part of the overall reason why they come.

The exhibition has sold out for the past 5 years and our exhibitors tell us not only do they meet their objectives, but it also provides an opportunity to engage with clients and to better understand the current demands of the veterinary industry.

Sponsorship opportunities are open now and exhibition bookings open in October 2020. Delegate registration opens December 2020.

Hope to see you in the Gold Coast in 2020, 10-15 May!

Dr Sue Beetson
AVA Annual Conference Convenor


Thank you to the AVA Conference Program Committee

  • Dr Sue Beetson (Convenor)
  • Dr David Beggs
  • Dr Brendan Carmel
  • Dr Tara Cashman
  • Dr Sally Colgan
  • Dr Kathy Cormack
  • Dr Adele Feakes
  • Dr Meredith Flash
  • Dr Geoff Golovsky
  • Dr Edith Hampson
  • Dr Emma Haslim (Davis)
  • Dr John Larsen
  • Dr Jacqui Ley
  • Dr Bronwyn Orr
  • Dr Michael Paton
  • Dr Bo Rapheal
  • Dr Stephen Yeomans
  • Natalie Howard (AVA)
  • Anne McCotter (AVA)
  • Kandy Musgrave (AVA)

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