Welcome to the 2018 AAPM Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues.  The welcome function also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.

The Welcome Reception is included in the full delegate registration price.

Dates & Times Tuesday 16 October   1800 – 2000
Dress Neat Casual
Venue Exhibition Area, National Convention Centre
Cost $85 Day delegates and guests


‘Black and White’ Dinner in the Ballroom at the National Convention Centre. The Conference Dinner is included with full delegate registrations. Please tick the box during the online registration.

Additional tickets can be booked for day delegates, guests and industry.

Date Friday 19 October
Time 1900 – Late
Dress Black and white/after five
Cost $165 Day delegates, guests and industry
Venue Ballroom, National Convention Centre


Delegates are invited to attend the happy hours. The happy hours will take place in the exhibition area immediately after the conference sessions conclude on Wednesday and Thursday.

The happy hours are included in the full delegate registration price. 

Dates & Times Wednesday 17 October   1730 – 1830
Thursday 18 October  1720 – 1820
Dress Neat Casual
Venue Exhibition Area, National Convention Centre


A special dinner for AAPM Fellows to discuss AAPM’s strategic direction.

For AAPM Fellows only. Please register via online registration process. 

Date Thursday 18 October
Time 1900 – 2200
Dress Smart Casual
Cost $110 (includes 3 course dinner and beverages)
Venue Sculpture Garden Restaurant, National Gallery of Australia

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP – breakfast discussions

Join colleagues from your specialty for an informal discussion over breakfast.  Or if you are attending your first AAPM conference come along to meet other new faces and friends and to build your network.

This is a new initiative at the AAPM Conference this year.   These breakfasts are limited to small numbers (10 per table).  Each table will have a facilitator/leader and then it will be free discussion.

Date Wednesday 17 October
Time 0715 – 0815
Dress Neat Casual
Venue Fitzroy Room, National Convention Centre
Cost $40. Full breakfast will be served.


Attendees will be seated in state groups.

Please purchase a ticket during the registration process.

Date Thursday 18 October
Time 0730  – 0830
Dress Neat Casual
Venue Fitzroy & Derwent Rooms, National Convention Centre
Cost $40








Informal dinner on Wednesday night gives you an opportunity to meet up with other first time attendees and some of the committee members. 

The Happy Hour on Wednesday will follow the close of sessions at the Convention Centre – 1730 – 1830 so this gives plenty of time to arrive at the Natural 9 Restaurant for a 1900 start.

This event is for first time attendees only. Please tick the box during the online registration.


Date Wednesday 17 October
Time 1900 – 2100
Dress Neat Casual
Cost $48 (includes a nine plate banquet). Drinks will be your own cost.
Venue Natural 9 Restaurant (in the Casino complex next door to the Canberra Convention Centre and the Crowne Plaza accommodation).

POST CONFERENCE TOUR – ‘Canberra Icons and Wineries’

Canberra Icons and Wineries is a terrific full day tour, not only because of the magnificent wines you’ll taste and have the opportunity to buy, at a raft of cellar doors, but also for the beautiful countryside through Canberra’s wine region.

Following pickup at your accommodation, the tour progresses to one of Canberra’s most beautiful vantage points at the top of Mount Ainslie. From the lookout, your guide will explain the growth of a young city, the two-tiered colonial and capital city.

From Mount Ainslie, expect approximately half an hour journey to the first winery.  These are real rural landscapes of Australia and many of our international visitors are often blown away with the beauty. 

Please visit Post-Conference Tour page for the full itinerary.


Date Saturday 20 October
Time 09:00 – Pick up from the hotel/17:30 – Return
Dress  Casual
Cost  $125 per person

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