2021 ASAV Conference - Emergency Medicine and Surgery


The 47th annual ASAV conference will be held at The Star Gold Coast from 9 - 12 August 2021. Our theme this year is "Don't panic! The practitioner's guide to the emergency galaxy". 2021 sees the ASAV provide a single stream on Emergency Medicine and Surgery. Our scientific convenor and events team are currently putting together an amazing program of lectures, plenaries and social events.

Who should attend

Veterinarians | Practice Managers | New Graduates | Students

Further details


Please click here to view a copy of the 2021 ASAV Conference registration brochure. Delegate bookings are now open.


Please click here to view a current copy of the 2021 ASAV Conference program.

Any questions please email the AVA Events Team; events@ava.com.au


Please click here to view further information on the below workshops which are taking place as part of the conference. If you are wishing to attend any of the below workshops, please register using the link on this page.

  • Mental Health First Aid - Monday 9 August 2021
  • Practice Management Exclusive Insights Tour - Friday 13 August 2021
  • RECOVER Certification Workshop - Friday 13 August 2021


For information on accommodation options and special rates, please visit the official conference website.


Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations must be in writing to the Conference Secretariat 21 days prior to the commencement of the event. Cancellations received in the period up until 21 days prior to the event will receive a full refund minus $150 administration fee. No refunds (except for COVID-19 reasons) will be given for cancellations received within 21 days of the event.

The health and safety of delegates is our highest priority. The Australian Veterinary Association is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. We request that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend AVA events.

If you are unable to attend an AVA event, you must cancel your in-person attendance by emailing events@ava.com.au. A refund will then be considered.

Event Cancellation or COVID-19 restrictions

If the event is cancelled by the AVA due to COVID-19 restrictions you will receive a full refund for your conference registration.

If the borders are closed to the Australian state or territory you reside in and you are prohibited from attending a full refund of your conference registration with be provided.

Substitute delegates will be considered at the discretion of the organisers.

COVID-19 Event Safety

The safety and wellbeing of our conference guests is paramount. Please see the AVA’s event safety statement on the AVA website here.

2021 ASAV Conference - Emergency Medicine and Surgery

The Star Gold Coast
1 Casino Drive
Broadbeach 4218 QLD
Start: 9 August 2021, 6:00PM
End: 12 August 2021, 6:30PM
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Stephanie McGuinness