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Abstract submission will be open from mid May 2018 until mid July 2018, for:

  • ASCIA 2018 posters (displayed from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 September 2018)
  • ASCIA 2018 clinical grand rounds oral presentations (for advanced trainees only)

All accepted abstracts are published in the online Internal Medicine Journal and these can be accessed on the ASCIA website:

Attendance Certificates

A certificate of attendance is provided to each delegate and is included in the registration envelope, together with a receipt for the registration payment.

Awards and Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are awarded (during the conference) to delegates (advanced trainees, dietitians, nurses, students) who reside outside of the region and have submitted an abstract for a poster and/or clinical grand round case presentation.

Awards of $1,000 each for selected posters and case presentations will be presented at the end of the conference. After the conference these are listed on the ASCIA website:

Breakfast Sessions

National Allergy Strategy Update breakfast session
Tuesday 4 September 2018
National Convention Centre, Canberra

JSTC breakfast session for advanced trainees and supervisors
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Allergy breakfast session
National Convention Centre, Canberra

Primary Immunodeficiency breakfast session
National Convention Centre, Canberra


In the event of industrial disruption or a natural disaster the meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates. The program is correct at the time of printing; however, the organisers reserve the right to alter the program if necessary.

Dress Code

The dress code is smart casual throughout the conference and cocktail for the Gala Dinner.


The exhibition for the ASCIA 2018 conference will run for 3 days, from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 September 2018. All lunches and tea breaks will be served in the exhibition area. There is no exhibition on the Tuesday or Saturday. Delegates are encouraged to visit the ASCIA 2018 exhibition stands throughout the conference.


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Map of Canberra

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Places to visit in Canberra

Canberra has been named Lonely Planet's third best city in the world to visit in 2018.

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Registration will be available online at by mid May 2018. Special rates are available for ASCIA members, medical students and delegates from developing countries.


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Smoke Free Policy

It is the policy that the ASCIA 2018 conference is smoke-free, including all related social functions.

Social Program

ASCIA 2018 Welcome Function
Wednesday 5 September, 17.30-18.30
National Convention Centre, Canberra

ASCIA 2018 Gala Dinner
Thursday 6 September, 18.30-22.30
Venue TBC

ASCIA 2018 Closing Function (including award presentations)
Friday 7 September, 17.00-18.00
National Convention Centre, Canberra

ASCIA 2018 Trainee and Supervisors Dinner Meeting 
Friday 7 September, 18.00-21.30
Venue TBC

Special Requirements

Please provide details of any special diet, special needs or disability assistance required when you register.


Regular flights to Canberra are available from capital cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Driving time from Sydney to Canberra is approximately 3 hours.

Driving time from Melbourne to Canberra is approximately 7 hours.