USANZ Convenor Welcome

In 2017 USANZ will hold its 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Society in our nation’s capital city. The 2017 USANZ ASM will be held in Canberra from 24 to 27 February.  With planning well underway, the Meeting is set to continue the high-quality that has become the USANZ ASM.
Already the Scientific Program Committee, under the Chairmanship of Shomik Sengupta, has been hard at work securing the attendance of some truly outstanding world-renowned experts.

The committee promises a broad program with something for everyone, and as usual our local expertise within USANZ will be on display beside an exceptional line-up of international faculty that to date, includes: Stephen Boorjian, Steven Brandes, John Davis, James Eastham, Donna Hansel, Laurence Klotz, Laurence Levine, Kevin McVary, Victor Nitti, Maria Ribal, Olivier Traxer, and Curtis Nickel.

If you haven’t been to Canberra for a while, or if you’ve never been, this is your perfect chance to catch up with the city that in 2014 was named by the OECD as the “best place in the world to live”.

Canberra is full of surprises. Where else can you gain free access to world-class attractions such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery, and National Museum?

Have you ever dined at Parliament House? If not, here’s your chance. We are holding the ASM Gala Dinner on Sunday 26 February in the Great Hall; we’ll have the same chefs as recent visitors the Obamas, Prince Frederick and Princess Mary of Denmark, and HRH Prince William and Katherine.

Want to sleep with lions, taste a “freakshake”, savour an exceptional array of world-class restaurants, or gaze on the 6 million tiles in the Hall of Memory at the War Memorial? Throughout the planning period we’ll be giving you fun (& sometimes freakish) facts about Canberra, and whetting your appetite.

Save the date now, and join us for what promises to be an exciting and surprising 70th ASM.


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