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2022 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

2022 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand15th Annual Scientific Meeting (NSANZ 2022)13 - 14 August 2022 | Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, VIC

General Conference Information

Conference App

The conference app has everything you need for NSANZ 2022!

Download it today via the Apple App Store or Android Play Store to view the program, build a personalised schedule, connect with other delegates and start planning your conference experience. 

To download the app please search The Event App by EventsAir in your smartphone or tablet app store. Once The Event App is opened, please type NSANZ2022 into the search by event name bar. The PIN has been emailed to you. If you do not know the PIN please contact the Conference Secretariat, or see the registration desk for assistance.

Covid Safety Onsite

While we are very excited to finally be connecting in person again, we want to remind all delegates that some parts of the conference will look a little different than the last time we met face to face.

The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins will adhere to current social distancing protocols, provide regular cleaning and sanitising in public areas and make hand sanitiser available throughout the venue.

We strongly encourage all delegates to wear masks throughout the conference. Additional masks are available from the registration desk if you forget yours.
If you become unwell during your time in Melbourne, please do not attend the conference.

For further information on what we will be doing to keep you safe, what to do if you become COVID positive during NSANZ 2022 and further information on COVID management in Victoria please visit our Covid Safety Onsite webpage.

Program

Conference Program
A one-page program is available to download here. For a full program and further information please download the conference app today using the above instructions. 


Additional Sessions
Add to your conference experience by attending a sponsored session or the conference dinner. Explore the following links to discover all the additional sessions that are available to you:

If you have not selected to attend a paid session during your initial registration and wish to attend, email the Conference Secretariat at nsanzasm@dcconferences.com.au

Onsite / Registration

Venue Address
The Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is located at 25 Collins Street, Melbourne. For further information please visit
 www.sofitel-melbourne.com.au

Registration Desk
The conference registration desk is located on the First Floor of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

The opening times are as follows:

  • Saturday 13 August: 7:00am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 14 August: 7:00am – 3:30pm

 Staff at the registration desk will be happy to help with any queries.

Full Registration entitlements include:
Admission to all sessions, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate and morning/afternoon teas and lunches on each day of the conference.

Day Registration entitlements include:
Admission to all sessions on the day of your registration, access to the conference app, attendance e-certificate and morning/afternoon teas and lunch on the day of your registration. 

Exhibition Opening Hours & Break Times

The conference exhibition and all catering breaks will be held in the Grand Ballroom (Perth/Sydney).

Saturday 13 August 2022

  • Morning Tea: 10:30am – 11:00am
  • Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Sunday 14 August 2022

  • Arrival Tea & Coffee: 8:00am - 8.30am
  • Morning Tea: 9:45am – 10:15am
  • Lunch: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 2:15pm – 2:45pm

Dietary Requirements
If you have not already done so, please advise the
 Conference Secretariat of any specific dietary requirements and/or food allergies. If you have advised of a special dietary request, please make yourself known to banqueting staff at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins in order to collect your special meal. Vegetarians will be catered for within the standard catering package. 

Conference Information

Name Badges
All delegates are provided with a name badge included in the registration pack. Delegates are required to wear their name badges for the entire conference; they are your official pass to sessions and meal breaks. 

Speaker Preparation
Located adjacent to the registration desk, Speaker Preparation will be open from 7.00 am on Saturday 13 August 2022 until 3.30 pm on Sunday 14 August 2022. All presenters must visit Speaker Preparation at least 2 hours prior to the start of their session time.

Presentations must be brought on either USB or memory stick. Speakers wishing to use their own laptop for their presentation are still required to visit Speaker Preparation.

Poster Display
The poster display will be located within Grand Ballroom (Perth/Sydney)

Posters should be in place by 10.30 am on Saturday 13 August and will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Posters must be printed in A0 portrait, presenters are asked to bring their own ‘hook and loop’ velcro to affix their posters to the display wall.
Digital versions of the posters are included in the NSANZ 2022 conference app, alongside a copy of the poster authors abstract.

CPD Points/Certificates of Attendance
All delegates attending the Cadaver Workshop and/or NSANZ 2022 will receive an e-certificate of attendance. The certificates will be emailed to all delegates shortly after the conference; no hard copies will be available. Please contact the
 Conference Secretariat if you need to update your email address.  

The attendance certificate will note the number of educational hours completed. You will need this certificate to apply for CPD accreditation points through your chosen college. We recommend delegates self-record as colleges differ on their professional development point systems.

Conference Feedback
You will be emailed a link to the evaluation at the conclusion of the conference; your participation would be appreciated. Feedback is important to ensure changes and improvements are made to future conferences. 

Delegates who complete the evaluation can go into the running to win a complimentary registration to the 2023 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 16th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Parking
If you are driving to Sofitel on Collins they provide In-House Guest parking from $50. Please note this is subject to availability.

From Melbourne Airport
Travelling from Melbourne Airport to Sofitel on Collins will take approximately 30-40 minutes.

Con-X-ion has regular daily services, private or shared. Prices starting from $30, to book and for more information, click here. Pick up area from the Melbourne Airport is inside the terminal under the Transit centre sign.

Alternatively you can book a private chauffeur from Melbourne airport. Chauffeur Live specialise in transfers from Melbourne airport. Their fleet consist of clean, spacious and luxury vehicles and include minibuses for larger groups. To book click here.

Travel by Taxi or Uber will cost approximately $40 - $60.


Accommodation

If you have booked your accommodation through the Conference Secretariat your reservation has been confirmed with the hotel. Any amendments to bookings must be sent via the Conference Secretariat. Should you wish to contact the Hotel directly for any other queries, please use the following contact details:

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Phone: +61 (3) 9653 0000
Email: H1902@sofitel.com

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat on +61 2 9954 4400 or email nsanzasm@dcconferences.com.au

After Friday 12 August, please direct all enquiries via the email address above. If it is urgent, please contact the Conference Manager on 0438 454 660.

We are looking forward to, finally, welcoming you to Melbourne!