On behalf of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) and the convening committee of the ASMIRT 2018 Conference, it is with great pleasure that we extend an invitation to all members of the medical radiation sciences professional community to join us for the ASMIRT 2018 Conference. ASMIRT 2018 will be held in our nation’s capital, Canberra, from March 15-18 2018, uniting metropolitan, regional and rural communities.
The conference was formally referred to as the “Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy” (ASMMIRT). In moving forward, the ASMIRT Board would like our national conference to not only recognise the innovation that original research brings to a conference but to also encourage the sharing of case studies, education, technical advances and professional experiences. There are numerous ways to add to our professional body of knowledge. The new ASMIRT 2018 Conference is the premier national conference bringing together the medical radiation science professional community to advance and promote our profession and all that it encompasses.
The theme of ASMIRT 2018 is care, communicate, collaborate. This theme encompasses opportunities for the medical radiation science professional community to present their latest research, case studies and experiences, sharing knowledge to advance and promote our profession. Healthcare is rapidly evolving, there are increasing financial pressures and we are being pushed to be more efficient and innovative with fewer resources. The time has never been more appropriate to come together in Canberra to share how you care, communicate and collaborate with your patients and colleagues.
ASMIRT 2018 will also encompass the ASMIRT 2018 Student Conference. If you’re a student, the Student Conference is a great opportunity for you to connect with your peers, the future generation of health professionals and leaders. Presenting a case study, literature review, original research or interesting experience is a great way to prepare for your future professional life and engage with others. The dedicated Student Conference will take place on Friday 16th March, and with four universities near Canberra it is sure to be a tremendous success and an event not to be missed.
We encourage you to add the conference dates (March 15-18, 2018) to your calendar and we look forward to seeing you in Canberra for ASMIRT 2018.
ASMIRT 2018 Conference Convenors
Nadine Thompson and John Atyeo
*Please note these dates are subject to change.
The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) is a multiple award-winning space and is the largest, purpose-built conference and event venue in the ACT. The conference venue is centrally located to all that civic and central Canberra has on offer: the best bars and restaurants, cosmopolitan shopping at the recently redeveloped Canberra Centre and exceptional accommodation choices.
The NCCC provides complimentary WiFi for all delegates for email and website browsing.
The NCCC is 7 km from Canberra Airport and easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport.
A taxi rank is located at the entrance and you can book a taxi direct using the NCCC free taxi phone or connect directly with Uber.
The NCCC is a fully accessible venue; ramps are located at Constitution Avenue and Glebe Park entrances to the Centre and all event rooms accommodate wheelchairs. Easy-access bathrooms and baby change stations are also available.
A 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
P 02 6276 5200
The NCCC features convenient and secure underground parking with access available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. There are 480 spots available with access to the main building via lift. Entry to the car park is on Constitution Avenue, between the NCCC and the Airservices Australia building.
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Situated between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is a young and vibrant multicultural city that reflects and tells the story of Australia. Canberra is adjacent to award winning wineries and close to some of the world’s most spectacular national parks. Your visit to Canberra could also include a visit to the South Coast, Southern Tablelands or Australian Alps. The conference will also take place during the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, so consider partaking in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and book yourself a hot air balloon ride.
March is a spectacular time of year to visit our Nation’s capital. The autumn leaves and tepid climate, along with spectacular views of the surrounding Brindabella Mountains create the perfect ambiance for fun and learning. Here are some recommendations for exploring the city.
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world. Held over nine days, pilots begin laying out and inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day before ascending into the sky and creating an exhilarating back drop to our national attractions.
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular will also include some special shape balloons from across the globe adding a sense of novelty to the stunning setting each day. Patrons will be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement.
When and Where
Dates: 10 – 18 March 2018
Venue: Lawns of Old Parliament House, King Edward Terrace, Parkes.
Timings: Balloons inflate from 0615, launch from 0630 – 0700, breakfast until 1000.
Canberra is home to Australia’s best cultural attractions. From privately owned galleries such as Beaver Galleries, to the creative arts hubs such as Kingston (home of the Canberra Glassworks and the Old Bus Depot Markets), not to mention the National Gallery of Australia, there’s something for every art lover. If you're after a bit of history then look no further than the National Museum of Australia.
With over 300 restaurants, cafes and bars to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding on where to dine. The Sydney Morning Herald’s 2016 Good Food Guide puts Aubergine, Temporada, Waters Edge and Monster Kitchen high on its list, and you’ll find amazing food offerings in Braddon, the city centre, Kingston, Manuka and NewActon.
Canberra really is a city in a park so there is absolutely no shortage of lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy while you’re in town. Close to the city centre, Commonwealth Park is worth a look. You can take a stroll along the lakeside paths, hire a bike or tour on a Segway for something different. The National Arboretum Canberra offers stunning views of the city and beautiful outdoor spaces.
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Visit Questacon, The National Science & Technology Centre, between 15th – 31st March and receive 50% off an adult admission fee. Please present proof of conference attendance at the ticketing desk in order to receive this offer.
ASMIRT 2018 discounted accommodation can only be booked through the website at the time of registration or through InHouse Event Solutions.
InHouse Event Solutions has been appointed as the official accommodation booking agent for ASMIRT 2018.
If you have any queries regarding accommodation please contact Rebecca Williams at InHouse Event Solutions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle at BreakFree Capital Tower.Two bedroom apartments are spacious and self-contained with access to a swim, sauna, court tennis and squash court and gym.
Rate: $309 per night, 2 bedroom apartment
Distance to the conference: 1.1km
Walking time to the conference venue: 15 minutes apprx
Fancy something luxurious? Avenue Hotel is Canberra’s most luxury hotel located in the city centre, adjacent to the Braddon dining and shopping precinct, the Avenue has everything you need right at your doorstep. With exquisitely styled rooms, friendly attentive service and a warm atmosphere, the Avenue Hotel provides the ultimate ambience for delegates wanting to indulge.
Rate: $289 per night, Superior King room
Distance to the conference: 1.4 km
Walking time to the conference venue: 17 minutes apprx
Do you want to stay close to the conference? Crowne Plaza Canberra is positioned within walking distance of the conference venue, Canberra’s CBD, the city’s shopping; entertainment and business district. Featuring spacious and comfortable accommodation, onsite gym, outdoor swimming pool and bicycle hire, this is the ideal place to stay when attending the conference.
Rate: From $240 per night, Deluxe City View room
Distance to the conference: 450m
Walking time to the conference venue: 5 minutes apprx
Get some sighting in seeing while attending the conference! Mantra on Northbourne is only one block from the CBD and a short walk to the conference venue and famous attractions like Parliament House. the hotel includes a restaurant, cafe, indoor heated pool, sauna and gym.
Rate: From $199 per night
Distance to the conference: 1.5km
Walking time to the conference venue: 20 minutes apprx
Consider yourself a culture buff? The Hotel Hotel nestled in Canberra's arts and culture precinct in the Nishi building itself is the hotel for you. Featuring incredible interior decor, a restaurant, cafe, gym, day spa, yoga classes (complimentary for in-house guests), cinema and complimentary WiFi.
Rate: From from $265 per night
Distance to the conference: 1.2km
Walking time to the conference venue: 17 minutes apprx
After a home away from home? Then Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra is the option for you. Located in the heart of Canberra each room is fitted with a fully equipped kitchen and in-room laundry.
Rate: From $220 per night, one bedroom apartment
Distance to the conference: 1.3 km
Walking time to the conference venue:17 minutes apprx
Maintain your healthy lifestyle while travelling and stay at the 4.5 star, award-winning Novotel Canberra. Offering 24 hour room service with healthy meal options, a complimentary in-room yoga channel with yoga mats available, an indoor swimming pool as well as gymnasium, spa and sauna.
Rate: $240 per night, Standard room
Distance to the conference: 1 km
Walking time to the conference venue: 13 minutes apprx
Sleep in a historic landmark at the Canberra Rex Hotel. Built in 1959 as a luxury hotel the Canberra Rex has stood as an iconic landmark for over 55 years. Located on Northbourne Avenue, the gateway to the CBD, the hotel offers warm and personal service with a unique blend of bespoke accommodations styling with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today. With stunning rooms, spacious suites, amazing apartments, fabulous restaurant, fantastic facilities and personal service, there is really nowhere better to stay.
Rate: From $205 per night including breakfast and WiFi
Distance to the conference: 2.3 Km
Walking time to the conference venue: 28 minutes apprx
After a stylish place to unwind? QT Canberra features 205 guest suites kitted out with designer décor, free WiFi access and all the business savvy mod cons, not to mention a strong service team, bar and restaurant, QT Canberra has you covered.
Rate: From $219 per night
Distance to the conference: 900 m
Walking time to the conference venue: 11 minutes apprx
This boutique hotel exudes individual charm and professional hotel service. Rooms feature Bang & Olufsen TVs, smart technology, complimentary WiFi and luxury linens. This hotel also the home to a Canberra institution, the acclaimed Italian trattoria, Bicicletta.
Rate: From $215 per night
Walking time to the conference venue: 11 minutes apprx
Old world charm coupled with modern comforts, the Mercure Canberra is Superbly located moments from the city centre, Canberra Convention Centre and popular Canberra attractions. The hotel features restaurant, cafe, pool and gym.
Rate: From $210 per night
Backpacker style accommodation is available within walking distance to the Canberra Convention Centre. Featuring a cafe, indoor pool/spa/sauna, free Wi-Fi hotspot, fully-equipped kitchen, rooftop BBQ area, TV/games area, and an underground bar.
Please note all bookings for Canberra City YHA must be booked directly with the hotel.
Phone: 02 6248 9155
Rate: from $35.50 per night
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eVisitor and ETA visas are electronically stored authority for travel to Australia. You must be outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is decided. You should apply for your visa at least two weeks before you travel. Please wait for a decision once your application has been completed, do not make arrangements to travel to Australia until you are advised that you have been granted a visa.
An ETA visa may be required to travel to Australia. Only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online. You may need to use a travel agent to apply for this visa.
You will not receive a stamp or label in your passport. You will be provided with a confirmation for your records. Average processing time for this visa is less than one day. Your ETA lets you enter Australia for up to three months at a time as a tourist or for business visitor purposes. You are also permitted to study in Australia for up to three months in some circumstances.
You might be able to get this ETA visa if:
Tourist activities include holidays, recreation or seeing family and friends.
Business visitor activities include participating in conferences, trade fairs or seminars (as long as you are not being paid by the organisers for your participation as well as:
Business activities do not include short-term work. If you want to work in Australia, you can apply for a Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 400).
To find the right visa for you, please visit: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
Other important things to note:
The International Event Coordinator Network might not be able to help if participants do not lodge their visa applications within recommended timeframes.
If you require a letter confirming your registration for the conference etc. please email email@example.com requesting this. We are also happy to collect your passport information and details, and forward it onto the INTERNATIONAL EVENT COORDINATOR NETWORK (IECN), so they are expecting your Visa application.