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Conference 2019

AMS CONFERENCE 2019

SYDNEY, 7 - 11 JULY

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OUR PROGRAMME IS NOW AVAILABLE

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IMPORTANT UPDATES

Early bird registration and conference dinner tickets will close on the 30th June.

If you want a conference T-Shirt please email ams2019.conference@sydney.edu.au ASAP.

THE CONFERENCE

The 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society will be held at The University of Sydney from 7 – 10th July 2019.

We are also hosting an additional day on 11th July, to provide an opportunity to share research specific to Koalas and their conservation. 

We have an exciting scientific and social program planned on the beautiful University of Sydney campus.

The main sessions on Monday through Wednesday and the Koala day on Thursday will be held in the Veterinary Science Conference Centre.

JOIN AMS TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED CONFERENCE RATE

Australian Mammal Society Members receive a discounted conference rate.

To join the society, click here

To view the other benefits of joining the Australian Mammal Society, click here

REGISTRATION

Please use the online form to register for the conference. There are generous discounted student rates for the conference and dinner.

For registration and payments, click here

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS (NOW CLOSED)

Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word file to ams2019.conference@sydney.edu.au by the 24th of May.

For full abstract submission guidelines, click here

CONFERENCE GRANTS AND AWARDS

Student members can apply for travel grants, the Bolliger Award (for best spoken paper), and the Lyne Award (for best poster).

You can find more information and the application forms here

ACCOMMODATION

Low-cost accommodation will be available on campus at Sancta Sophia College and there are plenty of other accommodation options available nearby, some at discounted rates. 

For details on conference accommodation, click here

GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

From the conference venue, the Central Railway Station is a 10-minute bus trip or a 25 minute walk. Redfern Railway Station is also a 25 minute walk from the conference venue. The conference website will be constantly updated, so watch this space.

For directions from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport to University of Sydney, click here

For directions to the conference venues when you arrive at the University of Sydney, click here

These locations are also depicted in the campus map below.

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PLENARY SPEAKERS

Join us for three days packed with exciting mammalogy!

We will open each day with a plenary address from three trailblazers of Australian mammalogy: Prof. Mike Letnic, University of New South Wales; Dr Christine Cooper, Curtin University; and Dr. Kath Handasyde, University of Melbourne.

We will also have a meeting of the IUCN Monotremes and Marsupials Specialist Group during the conference.

KOALA RESEARCH DAY

On Thursday, 11th of July, stay for a day to enjoy an exciting symposium on Koala Research and Conservation.

This day is separate to the Koala Research Symposium that the Office of Environment and Heritage hosted in November 2018, as part of the NSW Koala Strategy (click here) but aligns with objectives of the Koala Strategy.

Supporting Koala research is a key element of the NSW Koala Strategy. The day will provide an effective opportunity to share and discuss recent Koala research from across Australia.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Mixer

On Sunday, 7th of July, the registration desk at University of Sydney will be open from 5-7pm, along with an informal mixer in the Refectory.

Poster Session

On Monday, 8th of July there will be a poster session reception in the foyer of the Veterinary Science Conference Centre, followed by the student and old farts dinner in nearby pubs or restaurants in Glebe or Newtown.

Conference Dinner

On Tuesday, 9th July, the conference dinner will be after the AGM in the TAG Family Foundation Grandstand. An after-party will be held in Newtown, a part of Sydney unaffected by lockout laws.

Awards

On Wednesday, 10th of July, we will wrap up the general sessions and present the awards.

Conference Tours

On Friday, 12th July, we will provide conference tours to North Head National Park, the site of a threatened long-nosed bandicoot population and a number of mammal reintroductions, and Ku-ring-gai Chase Nations Park for demonstrations of mammal research. Opportunities will be available for tours of Taronga Zoo and the Australian Museum.  

 We look forward to seeing you at AMS19!