Aquatics Symposium 2018

Aquatics Symposium | 31 Jan - 2 Feb 2018 | Sydney
Welcome!
We are pleased to invite you to join us at the upcoming symposium on aquatic animals. The main theme of this year's event is fish health and welfare. The symposium covers aquatic species in research, wild and public aquariums with a special focus on laboratory zebrafish during the second day of the symposium.

The event will be of interest to aquarists and aquatic professionals, animal technicians, facility managers, veterinarians, animal welfare officers and AEC members.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2018!
  • Day 1 Symposium Program: Wednesday 31 January 2018

     

    The symposium is composed of two days of seminars and a separate wet lab/workshop and facility tours. The first day will focus on aquatic species in aquariums, wild and research. Keynote presentations on fish pain and cognition will be a highlight of this day.

    An optional visit to the Sydney aquarium will be a great way to conclude day 1.

    If you are interested in presenting please submit a proposed abstract to or request information here.

     

     

  • Day 2 Symposium Program: Thursday 1 February 2018

     

    The second day of the symposium will focus on zebrafish husbandry, health and welfare. This will provide an excellent opportunity for facility managers, technicians, veterinarians and researchers to come together to discuss current and future husbandry and management practices and provides an opportunity for the expansion of knowledge, the development of new ideas and networking.

    If you are interested in presenting please submit a proposed abstract to or request information here.

     

     

  • Day 3 Workshop and Tours: Friday 2 February 2018

     

    The workshop  will provide an opportunity for delegates to participate in wet labs and guided tours through local zebrafish facilities. We are delighted to announce that this year's workshop will focus on learning to identify common diseases of freshwater fish. The workshop will also include a session on  dissection of zebrafish including specific tissue collection.

    Cost for the workshop FREE to symposium attendees, but places are limited.

     

  • Invited Speakers

    The symposium will vastly benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the following keynote speakers:

     

    • Professor Craig Johnson will be speaking about fish pain

     

    • Dr Marcus Crim presenting advances in zebrafish health monitoring

     

    • A/Prof Culum Brown speaking about fish intelligence and sentience

     

    • Dr Richmond Loh speaking about diseases of freshwater fish

     

     

     

Important Information
Venue

The symposium will be held on 31 January - 2 February 2018 on the main campus at UNSW, Main Campus Kensignton.

Venue

Details of the building location and instructions will be provided closer to the date. The campus map can be found here

By Car

Just like in any other capital city, Sydney’s traffic can be very busy, particularly at peak hours. Besides, major works have recently started for the Sydney Light Rail, and access to UNSW is particularly affected. Therefore, we strongly advise that you take extra time to reach UNSW.

Parking around the campus is extremely difficult and parking time is limited. Visitors can park on the top level of the car park (H11 on the map) accessed via Gate 11, Botany street (meter parking fees apply).

There are many Taxi companies in Sydney, and Uber operates all over the city.

By Bus

UNSW campus is easy to get to via public transport no matter where you are traveling from. The main route is the 891 UNSW Express Bus, which runs all day to and from Central Station (Eddy Avenue). Usually, the routes are high frequency and most are prepay only (you can buy Opal single or multiple trips tickets at many retailers and machines or online). We strongly advise that you download the free TripView App for Apple or Android to help you plan your trip.

The Transport NSW website has been designed to provide you with all the information you need to plan an efficient and successful journey across the entire public transport network (including buses, trains and ferries). For more information visit www.transportnsw.info

Walking

Certainly the best option at this time of the year!! Take some time wandering around and enjoy a nice coffee or a yummy breakfast on the way, but don’t forget the symposium!

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Accommodation

Your accommodation will depend on your budget, and also your type of visit. Because UNSW is not located right in the CBD, we have selected locations that are close to the venue.  As a general advice, we highly recommend you contact the venue directly, and book your accommodation as early as possible.

Accommodation

 

The Centre

14 Frances Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Tel: +61-2-9398-2211

Basic accommodation, yet ideal for the tight budgets. < 5 min walk from the venue.

 

The Blenheim

26 Blenheim Street, Randwick NSW 2031 Tel: +61-2-8345-8400

Small, yet very close! < 5 min walk from the venue.

 

Randwick Lodge

211 Avoca Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Tel: +91-2-9310-0700

A nice courtyard, recently refurbished hotel. 3 min walk from the venue.

 

Alison Lodge

136-138 Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031, Tel: +61-2-9399-3883

W: https://www.sydneylodges.com/alison-lodge/

Small but comfortable rooms

5 min walk from the venue.

 

Adina Coogee

183 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW 2034, Tel: 9578 6000

W: https://www.adinahotels.com/hotel/coogee-sydney

Nice rooms and apartments.

25 min walk from the venue.

 

Crown Plaza Coogee

242 Arden Street, Coogee NSW 2034, Tel: +61-2-9315-7600

W: http://www.crowneplazacoogee.com.au

Large rooms.

25 min walk from the venue.nice coffee or a yummy breakfast on the way, but don’t forget the symposium!

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Symposium Program

The finalised program will be available in January.

We are pleased to confirm that we have expert speakers covering a range of topics. However, we still have space for more presentation so please do not hesitate to contact us with your abstract submission.

A finalised conference program will be available early January.

 

If you are interested in presenting please submit a proposed abstract to or request information here.

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Conference Dinner

Join us for a fun conference dinner!

Time to unwind after two days of presentations and mingle with your fellow aquarists...The conference dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday 1 February 2018.

We will celebrate with an informal Brazilian barbeque and a glass or two of sangria at Coogee Beach. 

Cost includes one way transport to Coogee beach from the venue.

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Proudly supported and sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor

 

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With thanks to other symposium sponsors:

The Aquarium Vet