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Join us in Sydney, for the 37th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society

ANS 2017 will be held in the fabulous new Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC), located in the heart of Darling Harbour between Sydney’s famous icons, the ANZAC and Sydney Harbour Bridges.

This dynamic meeting brings together a wealth of scientists, educators, clinicians and research students from around Australia and the world.

Our goal is to build bridges between the laboratory and clinic, between different disciplines between experienced and young minds and between neuroscientists and the public to embrace the wonder of, and challenges posed by, the human brain and nervous system.

The meeting will incorporate a variety of outstanding plenary lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions and showcase the latest technologies. While the spectacular Sydney skyline at night forms the backdrop for networking and social activities.

Come to Sydney in 2017 and be part of the future of Australasian and global neuroscience!

SPEAKERS

The 2017 ANS Organising Committee are please to announce the following plenary speakers.

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Professor Huda Zoghbi

Baylor College of Medicine, United States

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Professor Jürgen Götz

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, Australia

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Professor Andrew Lawrence

Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, Australia

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Professor Kathryn North

Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia

ABSTRACTS

Abstract guidelines and submissions open on 1 June 2017 and close 31 July 2017.

Research Themes will include:
– Development and regeneration
– Neural excitability, synapses and glia
– Neural disorders and injury
– Sensory and motor systems
– Integrative systems
– Cognition, learning and behaviour
– Novel methods and technologies
– History and teaching in neuroscience

Oral Communications
Some abstracts will be selected for oral communication sessions, which will be held over the three full days of the conference.

Poster Presentations
The principal form of free communications will be posters. Posters will be on display within the Exhibition Area. Poster sessions are scheduled from Monday 4th December through to Wednesday 6th December and will be grouped to provide opportunity for discussion across all scientific themes. The display space for posters will be confirmed closer to the event date.

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS

ANS student travel awards are made to students attending the ANS meeting and are a partial contribution towards their airfare costs. Sponsorship and encouragement of student participation in the annual ANS meetings was made a priority of the society as early as the 1982 AGM. The travel awards have been sponsored by ANS, industry and supporting Universities.

Awards do not provide full reimbursement but all eligible applicants will receive a travel award with the number of successful applicants therefore dictating the size of awards, which are scaled according to the distance to the Meeting location.

Application for a Travel Award is made as part of the Abstract Submission process. Please register before the conference and you will be sent a link to the submission portal.

Students will be informed of the outcome of travel awards at the conference registration desk, when they arrive at the Sydney meeting.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

To be eligible to apply for a Student Travel Award, you must be an ANS Student Member. If you are not currently a Student Member and would like to become one, please click here to register for membership.

Application for a travel award is made as part of the abstract submission process. Applicants must select either “Student – Oral Preferred” or “Student – Poster Preferred” when submitting an abstract. This preference indicates that you are wanting to be considered for the Student Travel Award. 

The applicant must pay a registration fee and submit an abstract to the ANS2017 Meeting on which they are listed as the first author if they are to be considered for a Student Travel Award. Full-time or part-time PhD or MSc students may apply. Honours students are not eligible to apply for travel awards. A maximum of 2 awards for attendance at ANS annual meetings may be received during a student’s candidature. Award recipients must attend the conference and visit the Registration Desk upon arrival. You must provide your bank details and funds will be electronically transferred post-conference.

Overseas students are also eligible to apply but their reimbursement will be no greater than that received by any Australian or New Zealand Student.

For any questions regarding the Student Travel Awards, please contact:

Gary Egan

ANS Treasurer

gary.egan@monash.edu

PROGRAM

The scientific program will run for 3.5 days from the afternoon of Sunday December 3rd 2017 to Wednesday 6th December 2017. There will be 4 Plenary Lectures and multiple Symposia (including the Presidential Symposium) featuring outstanding overseas and Australian speakers.

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SATELLITE MEETINGS

If you are planning a Scientific Meeting that you wish to run as a Satellite Meeting for the Annual meeting of ANS in Sydney, please contact Thomas Fath (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, ANS 2017; t.fath@unsw.edu.au). We would appreciate if you could provide us with any details of your meeting, including the date and time.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

The Organising Committee are working to put together a memorable and enjoyable social program. Further details will be released in early 2017.

venue

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) is newly redeveloped featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and multipurpose spaces. The centre is Asia Pacific's premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, underlining Sydney's place as one of the world's most desirable meeting and event destinations and providing the ideal platform to collaborate and innovate. ICC Sydney is at the heart of its very own Sydney harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour yet only a moment's walk to Australia's largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters.

International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney

14 Darling Drive,
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

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REGISTER

Online registrations open soon. Early bird prices finish on 31st July 2017.

Payment of early bird registration fees are required by the specified date to qualify for the rate. After the early bird due date, all unpaid early bird registrations will automatically roll over and the delegates will be charged at the standard rate. Full payment is required prior to the commencement of the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. Admission to the conference and all social functions may be refused if payment has not been received. Late fees based on a sliding scale will apply to any outstanding invoices after the conclusion of the conference.

Payment must accompany all registrations and may be made by:

Credit Card*:  Debits to your credit card  will appear as ‘All Occasions Management’ on your statement.

*Please note that payments via credit card will incur the merchant fee of 2.8% for Visa or MasterCard transactions, 3.6% for American Express and 4.95% for Diners Club.

Electronic Funds Transfer:

‘All Occasions Group: ANS 2017’

BSB: 065 112

Account Number: 1012 4129

Registrations will be acknowledged in writing to the email address nominated with confirmation of requirements according to the registration form submitted. A tax invoice will be attached to this email. A remittance advice form is included on the last page of the tax invoice. Please complete this form and forward to accounts@aomevents.com. If you have not received a written confirmation within seven days please contact All Occasions Management at conference@aomevents.com.

By completing and submitting a registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the conference and you will be liable for a cancellation fee if you are unable to attend. Registration cancellations must be sent in writing (mail, fax or email), to All Occasions Management. Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund, less a $110.00 handling fee. Registration cancellations received less than 30 days and up to seven days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within seven days of the Conference; however a substitute delegate may be nominated. Please note the ANS membership component of the registration fee is non-refundable. Refunds from any deposits forwarded to hotels, tour companies or other related business will be at the discretion of the supplier.

Privacy Policy

The All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including but not limited to the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list.

By completing the registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or 08 8125 2233.

Liability and Insurance

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The ANS, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility.

Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The ANS, the Organising Committee, and All Occasions Group will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

Accommodation

Special conference accommodation rates at a variety of local hotels have been sourced by the Conference Organisers. To take advantage of these special rates, please book your accommodation when registering for the conference.

Accommodation rooms may be limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. All accommodation bookings must be received by the Conference Organisers to utilise these special rates.

To make a booking, please complete the relevant section on the registration form and read the terms and conditions carefully.  To confirm a booking, a one nights accommodation deposit will be charged at point of registration.  Your details, accommodation requirements and payment will be forwarded to the hotel to finalise the booking.  Amounts sent that are greater than the first nights accommodation will be returned.

Delegates will then be responsible for settling their final account with the hotel at check out.  A tax invoice for the full amount inclusive of GST will be issued by the hotel on check out.

If you have any queries regarding your accommodation booking, please call All Occasions Management, not the hotel.

General Hotel check-in time is 2.00pm.  If you arrive prior to this time your room may not be available.  To guarantee a room for an early arrival you will need to book for the previous night.

Please indicate on your booking form or please notify All Occasions Management in writing if you will arrive at your hotel after 6.00pm on the day of check-in.  Failure to do so may result in your room being released.

Check-out time is strictly 10.00am unless otherwise indicated.  Late check-out will result in the hotels daily rate being charged.

All rates are in Australian Dollars, inclusive of GST and are for the room only unless indicated otherwise.  All rates refer to single, double or twin share, unless indicated otherwise.

A valid credit card number must be provided to secure your booking. One nights’ deposit will be taken to hold your booking. You will be required to settle your room and incidental expenses direct with the hotel on your departure. Accommodation is held from 2nd December – 7th December 2017. If you require dates outside of this period, please contact the Delegate Services Team who will contact the hotel direct and advise you of availability. The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival; therefore any bookings made after 30th November 2017 will be subject to availability.
To make a subsequent change or to cancel your booking, notification via email must be made to the Conference Office. Verbal changes or cancellations cannot be accepted nor will the hotels accept any changes direct

The accommodation availability and prices shown on this website are current at the time of publication; however, they are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplier. The Australian Neuroscience Society and All Occasions Group accept no responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience incurred.

Cancellations made within 30 – 0 days prior to check in date will be charged 1 (one) night’s accommodation. No shows will be charged 1 (one) night’s deposit.

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION

We are delighted to invite your organisation to participate as a valued sponsor and / or exhibitor of the 2017 Meeting.

The sponsorship and exhibition packages have been designed to meet the needs of our sponsors and provide maximum exposure prior to, during and after the event.

Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to showcase your organisation at this national meeting.

 

Please download a copy of the Prospectus here.

 

 For further information or to express your interest in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact:

Claire Amor-Haynes All Occasions Group

Phone: +61 8 8125 2200

Fax: +61 8 8125 2233

Email: claire.amor-haynes@aomevents.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

Destination: Sydney

Set around the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is the most well-known of Australia’s cities, and with good reason. The capital of New South Wales (NSW) is truly a city of contrasts; this thriving urban metropolis boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, world-class restaurants, is home to gorgeous beaches and has a relaxed, laid-back vibe.

You'll find plenty of things to see and do in Sydney. Sydney Harbour is a natural playground, and the views are world-class. There's a wide-ranging cultural life, a dynamic food scene and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Iconic beaches – most notably Bondi and Manly – and five major national parks deliver unforgettable outdoor experiences. Sydney extends north and south of the harbour in a golden chain of easy-to-reach beaches. You can spend an entire day on the beach as you swim in the surf, then eat and party at the shoreline restaurants and bars.

Sydney is easy to access by car and public transport. Its Orbital Network comprises 10 motorways linked with expressways, freeways and other main roads to get you around the city and surrounding areas. A public transport network of buses, trains, and ferries service the major tourist attractions, including the beaches and shopping precincts, as well as the many accommodation options in Sydney.

There are many different ways to get to/from and around Sydney Airport which is approximately 8km from Darling Harbour and the International Convention Centre (an average drive of 25 minutes).

 

REDY2GO Airport Shuttles provide shuttle transfers all over Sydney.  A shuttle bus to or from Sydney Airport represents a fast and inexpensive alternative to car rentals.  REDY2GO has door-to-door shuttle services from Sydney Airport to your hotel or any spot in the city: Sydney CBD (Central Business District), China Town, The Rocks and all the most popular tourist spots in New South Wales.  At REDY2GO you can pre-book your Sydney Airport shuttle online and arrange an airport transfer any time of the day for a completely customable  experience!  Your private shuttle is waiting.

Alternatively, Sydney’s Airport Train line operates from all City Circle train stations to the domestic terminals (T2 and T3) and International Terminal (T1) every 10 minutes.  The trip will take between 10 abd 20 minutes, depending on the starting and ending point of your trip.

The Airport line runs from around 5am until midnight, 7 days a week.  A single one way ticket would cost approximately $18.00 from both the Domestic and International Airports, depending on the ending point of your trip.

Phone: +61 2 8337 8417

Website: http://www.airportlink.com.au

There are a number of secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour.  There are 826 undercover parking spaces that will be available at the International Convention Centre.  The entrances to the carparks can be easily found by heading south along Darling Drive.  Signage will assist and indicate how many bays are available or if the carpark is full.

For convenience, one car park is located beneath the exhibition centre and the second is located next to the main theatre,  Both carparks have a height restriction of 2.1 meters, are controlled by auto pay machines and provide a convenient lift access to the venue.

The exhibition car park provides the following additional facilities:

  • 8 disabled parking bays
  • 10 electric car charges servicing 20 parking bays
  • 25 motorcycle parking bays
  • 50 bicycle racks

Taxi Services 

Taxis Combined

Phone: 133 300

Website: http://www.taxiscombined.com.au

Premier Cabs:

Phone: 13 10 17

Website: http://www.premiercabs.com.au

Taxi Rank

There are two taxi ranks at Darling Harbour, one at Wheat Road near the IMAX Cinema and one behind the shopping centre on Convention Place.

Train

Train Stations in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) include Central, Museum, St James, Town Hall, Wynward, Circular Quay, Martin Place and Kings Cross.  They are easy to travel between or to connect with services going to the northern, southern and western suburbs.

Ticket prices are generally based on the distance travelled.

Bus

Buses operate right across Sydney, with priority routes in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) along Elizabeth Street, Castlereagh Street, Park Street, Druitt Street, Clarence Street and York Street.

Ferries

Ferry Services across Sydney’s world-renowned harbour leave from the terminal at Circular Quay and travel to a wide array of harbour side destinations including Taronga Zoo, Cockatoo Island, and suburbs such as Balmain, Kirribilli, Neutral Bay, Mosman and Rose Bay.

 

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Transport NSW have a range of apps available to make navigating around Sydney by public transport easier.  Download one of the handy apps available and track your service on your mobiles device.  Visit the Transport App page to find out more.

The average maximum temperature in Sydney in December is 27.4°C.  Nights are cooler but the average minimum temperature rarely drops below 17.9°C.

All Convention Sessions, Welcome and other Functions, requite delegates to wear smart casual attire.

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australian Neuroscience Society, the Organising Committee, and the All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. The Australian Neuroscience Society, the Organising Committee and the All Occasions Group take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the Convention. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Convention is the individual delegate’s responsibility. Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Convention, or through the cancellation of the Convention itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered.

 

The Convention Secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to take out insurance.

In accordance with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Act 2000, the All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel) complies with such legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information.

 

All information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Convention will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event, or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Convention including, but not limited to, the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Convention options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary. It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Convention, and to include an individual’s details in such a list. By completing this registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for these purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up-to-date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on conference@aomevents.com or +61 8 8125 2200.

CONTACT US

For further information please contact the Conference Organisers.

All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street

Thebarton SA 5031

T 08 8125 2200

F 08 125 2233

E conference@aomevents.com

W www.alloccasionsgroup.com

ANS SOCIETY CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o HLB Mann Judd

PO Box 377

Kent Town, SA, 5071

Australia

Phone: 08 8133 5000

Email: ansadmin@hibsa.com.au

Website: http://www.ans.org.au