AMSIG 20th Annual Scientific Meeting

General Information – Sydney


Sydney, one of Australia’s largest cities, is host to one of the world’s best known landmarks – the iconic harbourfront Opera House. Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are hubs of waterside life, with the towering, arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens are nearby. Sydney Tower’s 268m glass viewing platform, the Skywalk, offers 360-degree views of the city, harbour and suburbs.

View of Sydney Harbour from Taronga Zoo
View of Sydney Harbour from Taronga Zoo
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Extend your stay over the weekend and take in some of the city’s heritage and contemporary architecture, excellent shopping and markets, first-rate dining or simply take in some of the sweeping views along the Eastern beaches and coastlines.

For further detailed information regarding Sydney, visit http://www.sydney.com.

If you are wanting to extend your stay in Australia, go to www.australia.com/ for additional ideas and destinations.


Air Travel:

Direct flights operate in and out of Sydney and most major Australian cities and New Zealand .
For further information contact http://www.qantas.com.au or www.virginaustralia.com

Airport Transfers:

Please arrange your own transfers from the airport. Shuttle services start at pproximately AUD$20.00 per person and a taxi into the city will cost around AUD$55.00. A full list of transport options can be found on http://www.sydneyairport.com.au/go.aspx

Car Parking:

The best car parking for the conference venue is located behind the King George V Building, on Missenden Road, Camperdown, opposite the main entrance to RPA. There is also a car park on John Hopkins Drive. Local council metered parking in main cross streets and various other pay car parks are situated in surrounding areas.

Climate:

Sydney’s autumn is a mix of warm days and slightly cooler evenings. Temperatures will range from about 20-23 degrees in the day down to around 15 degrees in the evenings and nights.

Conference Venue:

The AMSIG 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at the
Kerry Packer Education Centre, John Hopkins Drive, Camperdown, NSW.

Located next to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, this heritage building and former nurses home will exclusively host the meeting, with the plenary sessions in the Auditorium and the exhibition in the RL Harris Room.

Download PDFMAP of RPAH and KPEC

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Currency:

Australian dollars ($) and cents (c).  There are five notes ($5, $10, $20,$50,$100) and five coins (10c,20c,50c,$1,$2).

Dress Code:

The dress code for the conference sessions is smart-casual.

Goods and Services Tax (GST):

Goods and services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price, and if not, is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back when leaving the country.

Insurance:

The Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG), the Organising Committee and the conference managers will not accept any liability for losses associated with the meeting. Delegates are advised to arrange their own comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including insurance for personal possessions and financial loss due to cancellation or postponement of the meeting.

Internet Access:

Due to government security policy within The Kerry Packer Education Centre, internet access will NOT be available in the conference areas.  Delegates are advised to use their personal data and “hotspots” for accessing the internet and personal emails on your device.

Name Badges:

Please proceed immediately to the registration desk to collect your name badge.  The delegate badge will be the official pass to all scientific sessions, lunches and social functions. It is necessary for delegates to wear their name badges at all times while onsite.

Privacy Act 1988 – Australia:

A delegate list will be produced for the meeting including name, organisation and email address. It will be distributed to meeting attendees, sponsors and exhibitors in printed format, and provided to the AMSIG and organisers of future meetings. Should you not wish your details to be included on the list please indicate when asked during the registration process.

Registration Desk:

The registration desk will be located just outside the Auditorium for the duration of the event. Staff at the registration desk will be happy to assist with any queries.
Opening times will be as follows: Friday 15:00-18:00 and Saturday 07:00-17:00.

Visas:

Visitors from the EU, UK, US and most other countries (except those on a New Zealand passport) will require a valid entry visa to be issued before they enter Australia.
For further information about visas please visit https://www.border.gov.au/