AMS CONFERENCE 2019
SYDNEY, 7 - 11 JULY
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
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 DUE 24th May)
Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word file to email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, 10th of July, we will wrap up the general sessions and present the awards.
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!