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  1. Learn from the best international speakers, as well as a variety of Australian speakers, all experts in their fields - Cardiorespiratory: Lynelle Johnson, Fiona Meyers-Campbell, Niek Beijerink  Clinical pathology and principles of medicine: Jill Maddison, Sue Foster, Graham Swinney  Dentistry: Curt Coffman, Loic Legendre, Ruth Barthel, Anthony Caiafa  Dermatology: Sonya Bettenay, Ralf Mueller, Linda Vogelnest  Emergency: Sarah Haldane, Dez Hughes, Terry King  Endocrinology: Dennis Chew, David Church, Darren Merrett  Feline Medicine: Andrea Harvey, Vanessa Barrs, Carolyn O’Brien  Gastroenterology: Caroline Mansfield, Stanley Marks, David Twedt  Imaging: Cathy Beck, Zoe Lenard  Infectious Disease: Michael Lappin, Vanessa Barrs, Julia Beatty, Jill Maddison  Neurology: Richard LeCouteur, Georgina Child, Sam Long  Oncology: Peter Bennett, Tony Moore, Rod Straw  Ophthalmology: Mark Billson, Anna Deykin, David Maggs, Robin Stanley  Surgery: Daniel Brockman, Catriona MacPhail, Jason Beck, Stephen Fearnside, Andrew Marchevsky, Phil Moses  Urogenital: David Senior, Dennis Chew  Unusual pets and avian: Hamish Baron, Brendan Carmel, Bob Doneley, Anne Fawcett, David Neck, Annabelle Olsson, Lizzie Selby, Gerry Skinner, Tegan Stephens, Alex Rosenwax, Shangzhe Xie  Nursing: Trish Farry, Tinika Gillespie, Philip Judge, Terry King, Patricia Newton, Anita Parkin, Lisa Partel, Rebekah Scotney, Rod Straw, Robert Webster, Layla Wilkinson

The Gold Coast is a city that enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine every year. Located on the sub-tropical east coast of Australia, it has pristine waterways, unspoilt islands, and more than 70 kilometres of crystal white sand beaches framed by 100,000 hectares of World Heritage listed rainforest.

The Congress venue is located in Broadbeach, Gold Coast which has an uninterrupted stretch of golden sand and world-class surf forms the backdrop to Broadbeach, one of Queensland’s favourite holiday and business destinations. With a village-like atmosphere, vibrant lifestyle and a relaxed ambience, Broadbeach is the perfect fusion of city and beach set against a spectacular skyline and outstanding stretch of coast.

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Things to do


Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is located within a 5-10 minute walk of the conference venue and nearby hotels. Pacific Fair boasts a unique shopping environment combining open air resort style shopping with a multiple level air-conditioned mall. With over 300 stores and services, Pacific Fair is one of the largest shopping centres in Australia.

Level One, Marina Mirage is ‘the’ address for eclectic collections ranging from innovative, cutting edge design, classic iconic styles and the very latest in one off couture. Fashion luminaries Hermes, Lisa Ho, Charlie Brown and Janine Edwards have forged a reputation on Level One and are now joined by some of Australia’s top designers.

In Surfers Paradise, tree-lined boulevards shade international names like Cartier, Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Bally, Hermes and Salvatore Ferragamo.

Broadbeach is at the forefront of Gold Coast style and has developed as one of the city’s most cosmopolitan districts. This freshness is reflected in the vibrant shopping precinct that continues to grow amid some of the Gold Coast’s most impressive accommodation.

Learn to surf

Get Wet Surf School

Gold Coast Surf Academy

Natural attractions

Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Heads National Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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