General Information

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The ASA NSC 2019 shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant competition and anti-trust laws.

Attendees shall not enter into any discussion, activity or conduct that may infringe any applicable law.

Attendees are reminded not to, directly or indirectly, engage in anti-competitive conduct, including: price fixing; restrictive covenants; misuse of market power such as predatory pricing; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; or any other conduct which substantially lessens competition.

This applies not only to discussions at the congress but also to informal discussions before and during the congress. Should the congress discuss matters that are considered to be breach of competition law, the Organising Committee will close the meeting.

The ASA respects the rights of all delegates to have varying views on many issues. We wish to encourage respectful and reasonable discussion at our meetings. Speakers have the right to deliver their messages without unwanted interjection. Where possible we will try to provide opportunity for respectful dialogue within the program when time allows.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available during the congress in the exhibition area and is included in your registration fee.

International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny entry and/or terminate the registration of any person who demonstrates behaviour that International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd deems to be inappropriate and/or a risk to others.

Each registered delegate will receive a congress satchel at the time of registration.

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST.

An attendee list will be supplied to all attendees including exhibitors and partners. If you do not wish to have your details on the delegate list please ensure you indicate this on your registration form. [back to top]

Please note any dietary requirements when registering for the congress. All dietary requirements will be forwarded to the venue. [back to top]

All details are correct at the time of publication. The Organising Committee and the Australian Society of Anaesthetists reserves the right to change the program and functions at any time without notice.

Opinions expressed by authors in their abstracts and during their presentations are personal and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Organising Committee members or the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. [back to top]

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists commits to provide a balanced and objective educational and scientific program. [back to top]

The dress code throughout the congress is neat casual. The dress code for each function is indicated in the function description on the Social Program page. [back to top]

Unauthorised photography, audio taping, video recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in congress sessions. [back to top]

The exhibition will be located in the Gallery on Level 2 of the ICC. [back to top]

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based ten percent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken on board as hand luggage when leaving the country.

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Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa. You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa.

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The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Australian Society of Anaesthetists nor International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the congress or for theft or damage to belongings. [back to top]

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates.

Nor can the Australian Society of Anaesthetists and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the congress or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate. [back to top]

A message board will be located near the registration desk. Please check here for all congress updates and messages as they will not be personally delivered. [back to top]

Delegates are asked to set their mobile phones to silent when in sessions. [back to top]

Name badges will be issued when registering at the congress. For security purposes the congress name badge must be worn at all times during the congress and social functions. Entry may be denied if no name badge is displayed. [back to top]

International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the congress. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles. [back to top]

Every endeavour has been made to produce an accurate program. The program is correct at time of printing. [back to top]

The registration desk will be located on the foyer area outside of the exhibition. [back to top]

Please ensure that you take all items of value with you at all times when leaving a room. Do not leave bags or laptop computers unattended. [back to top]

The congress and social functions are non-smoking. [back to top]

Please note any special requirements for example mobility or sight, when registering for the congress. All special requirements will be forwarded to the venue. [back to top]