2024 NT Conference 11.5 CPD Points


Join us for the 2024 NT Conference, taking place from midday Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2024. This Branch hosted event will be held at the Hilton Darwin and will contain streams for both vets and nurses. Registration and sponsorship bookings are now open

Who should attend

Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses & Practice Managers, New Graduates & Students.

Learning outcome


We’re counting down to an unforgettable weekend of outstanding CPD, renewed friendships and unparalleled networking at the 2024 NT Conference!

Veterinarians from across the Northern Territory will gather in the vibrant city of Darwin as we take a deep-dive into “When your gut doesn’t work and your hormones screw up”.

The NT Vet Board will be there to ensure you stay at the forefront of industry developments and you can explore the latest products and services on offer at our Trade Exhibition – a showcase of new technology and exciting innovations.

Advance your knowledge and earn 11.5 CPD points with practical insights and engaging presentations led by Dr Luke Johnston and Dr Johanna Premont, discussing topics including:
• Chronic enteropathies of dogs and cats
• Ocular trauma
• What's new in diagnosis and treatment of hyperadrenocorticism
• Inpatient care enrichment, environment, nutrition, fluids, hygiene, barrier nursing
• And much more.

2024 NT Conference Dinner - $130 per person
Saturday 24 February| 7:30pm – 10:30pm | Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin City

Join the us for dinner at Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin’s most unique and iconic event venue, is conveniently located in the heart of Darwin City. You'll get a true taste of Darwin by spending the evening surrounded by the iconic saltwater crocodiles and an array of native Top End reptiles. 

 2 courses and drinks








Exhibitors only - Exhibitor Manual

Registration Options Registration Fee
Up to 23 Feb
(inc gst)
On Site Registration
From 23 Feb
(inc gst)
Full Registration - AVA Member/Associate  $600 715
Full Registration - AVA Student Member $300 358
Full Registration - AVA New Graduate/Vet Nurse $420 501
Full Registration - Non Member $900 1073


Dr Luke Johnston
Luke graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Science. With a passion for specialty training he completed a 6 month training program as a rotating intern at VSS and a further 12months internship training in the States. Shortly after he completed his residency training in Australia and his fellowship exams in 2021 and is now registered specialist in small animal internal medicine. He has worked in a multitude of hospitals to improve his expertise and knowledge including SASH (NSW) and VCA San Francisco (CA, USA). He is proud to be apart of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science as president of the Small Animal internal medicine chapter and an examinee for future specialists of the college. His interests include endocrinology, gastro-intestinal disease and neurological disease.
Dr Johanna Premont
Johana grew up in Reunion Island and subsequently moved to Australia. She graduated from Murdoch University Veterinary School in Perth in 2003. Following two years spent in general practice in Darwin, she completed a small animal internship combined with a Masters Degree at the University of Melbourne. Johana then undertook 4-year residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Liege, Belgium and was admitted to the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2013. She worked as a Veterinary Ophthalmologist in the UK in private practice and was head of the Ophthalmology Unit at the Animal Health Trust before returning to Australia in 2017 where she worked at SASH in Sydney. Johana also has full specialist registration as a veterinary ophthalmologist in Australia. She has trained several residents through the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Johana is also a reviewer for several veterinary international journals. Her main research interests are in cataract & glaucoma surgery and ocular pharmacology. She has now joined our ophthalmology team at VSS Jindalee and is available monday through to Thursday. Her particular interests are in cataract and glaucoma surgery. In her spare time, Johana enjoys camping and trekking, scuba diving and spending time with her family.

2024 NT Conference

Hilton Darwin
32 Mitchell St
Darwin City 0800 NT
Start: 24 February 2024, 12:00PM
End: 25 February 2024, 5:00PM

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