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VetEd – up to 26 Veted points
VetEd points can be achieved over the whole week, and delegates can earn extra points by attending one of the post-conference workshops and field trips. AVA members must include their AVA membership number when registering for the conference for automatic awarding of points to their VetEd statement.

International delegates

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 amounts listed are in Australian dollars and inclusive of 10% Australian GST.

COVID-19 Advice

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all visitors to the Centre. From Thursday 14 April 2022, there is no longer a requirement to check-in, or to be fully vaccinated to visit the Centre.
GCCEC remains committed to the safety and wellbeing of all visitors. Learn more here

You will find AVA’s COVID policy here:  https://www.ava.com.au/education-events/covid/

Early bird

Early bird pricing closes on 19 April 2022.

Group discount

  • Register 5 - 10 staff and receive a 5% discount
  • Register 11 - 50 staff and receive a 10% discount
  • Register 51 - 199 staff and receive a 15% discount
  • Register over 200 staff and receive a 20% discount

To access this discount you need to comply with the following: 

  • All attendees need to be an AVA member and from the same team/practice 
  • Register all your attendees at once in a group booking 
  • Payment for the group booking needs to be taken in one credit card transaction  

Full week registration:

  • Attendance at scientific sessions
  • Admittance to industry exhibition
  • Conference bag
  • Welcome reception and exhibition opening (Sunday)
  • Morning and afternoon tea, lunch (Monday–Thursday)
  • Happy hour (Monday–Wednesday)

Day registration:

  • Attendance at scientific sessions (on nominated day only)
  • Admittance to industry exhibition (on nominated day only)
  • Conference bag
  • Morning and afternoon tea, lunch (on nominated day only)
  • Happy hour (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday only)

Exhibition only:

All delegates have complimentary access to the trade show extravaganza – 9.30am-5.30pm

AVA members (not attending the Conference) and veterinary non-members can attend the exhibition.  Access is not intended for commercial or professional purposes where we have a strict policy against canvassing. 

  • AVA members, students/new graduates - $65 per day.  Happy Hour an additional $75
  • AVA Non-members (Veterinarians) : $130. 
  • Happy hour an additional $75

Accompanying guest and children:

Accompanying guests and children must be accompanied by registered delegate. 

  • Scientific sessions are not included
  • Welcome Reception – Sunday 22 May 2022, 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Morning and afternoon tea, lunch (Monday–Thursday)
  • Accompanying guests name badge
  • Happy hour (Monday–Wednesday)
  • Accompanying guests may attend plenary sessions (Monday-Thursday)

Non-Vet Practice Managers and Vet Nurses

Practice Managers and Vet Nurses can join the Australian Veterinary Association as Associate Members to receive a member discount at AVA CPD conferences.

Associate members

Non-veterinarian with a close professional association with veterinarians and who have been nominated by a member, division or Group.  

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to the Conference Secretariat at eventsmanager@ava.com.au by Wednesday 20 April 2022.  Cancellations received prior to Wednesday 20 April 2022 will receive a full refund minus $150 administration fee. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted.

Privacy Policy

The Australian Veterinary Association Ltd (AVA) supports good privacy practice and aims to manage personal information in an open and transparent way.  This policy sets out how the AVA aims to comply with the Privacy Act 1998 (Act) and the Australian Privacy

Principles (APP's) which came into force on 12 March 2014. View AVA Privacy Policy.

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.

Program

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 of the conference website.

The views and advice offered by speakers are their own views and may not represent those of the AVA.

The parent’s room is located on the Ground Floor, Foyer B in close proximity to the exhibition and session rooms.  Carers passes are available and provide access to the conference, exhibition, and sessions and allows parents/delegates nursing children to be provided with assistance.  Contact the conference secretariat for more information.

Register for the AVA Annual Conference

Join us at the 2022 AVA Annual Conference on 22-27 May 2022 @ Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

2022 AVA Conference Handbook

Download the full Handbook for the AVA Annual Conference as a PDF.

Program in detail

Find out more about the full program on Sched.