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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
Registration
                                     Brochure
                                            Mantra on View,
                                     Gold Coast, Queensland
                                           19–22 March 2019

Gold Standard
Conference 2019                                Super Early Bird
                                             registration closes
ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference              11 January 2019

KNOWLEDGE
Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

Contents
    Australian Cattle Veterinarians			                                  1                     Australian Cattle
    About the ACV Annual Conference			                                  3                     Veterinarians
    Partnering with the AVA's Queensland Division		                     3                     (ACV) Team
    About the venue					4                                                                     Ellen Buckle
    Accommodation					5                                                                       Executive Officer
                                                                                              Australian Veterinary Association
    Top 6 reasons to come to the ACV Annual Conference 5
                                                                                              42 Macquarie Street,
    Who should attend					5                                                                   Barton ACT 2600
                                                                                              T: 02 6273 0237
    About our international speaker, Dr Owen Atkinson                   6
                                                                                              E: ellen.buckle@ava.com.au
    Conference program					7
                                                                                              Jo Wheeler
    Social program						10
                                                                                              Member Services
    Registration information and pricing			                             11                    Australian Veterinary Association
    Additional information					13                                                             42 Macquarie Street,
                                                                                              Barton ACT 2600
    ACV wishes to thank our
                                                                                              T: 02 6273 0237
    2019 sponsors and exhibitors 				                                   14
                                                                                              E: acv@ava.com.au

    Queensland Division Conference			                                   15
    Presidents welcome					17
    About the Queensland Division Conference		                          18
    Partnering with the Australian Cattle Veterinarians                 18
    About the venue					19
    Accommodation					19
    Testimonials from previous delegates			                             20
    About our international speaker,
    Professor Sharon Gwaltney-Brant			                                  21
    Conference program					22
    Social program						24
    Registration information and pricing			                             25
    Additional information					27
    AVA Queensland wishes to thank our
    2019 sponsors and exhibitors				                                    28

Currumbin Burleigh looking to the skyline across sand and ocean

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

About the Australian                                              About the ACV Annual
Cattle Veterinarians                                              Conference
The Australian Cattle Veterinarians (ACV) is one of               The Gold Standard Conference 2019 will be held
the largest special interest groups of the Australian             on the Gold Coast at the Mantra on View, Surfers
Veterinary Association (AVA). The Australian                      Paradise, Queensland, from 19–22 March 2019,
Cattle Vets special interest group members are                    commencing with the annual Welcome Dinner on
predominately mixed practitioner veterinarians in                 Tuesday 19 March.
private practice, but also include members working
                                                                  The ACV conference is a major initiative in the AVA’s
in the government sector (including agricultural and
                                                                  comprehensive annual Continuing Professional
biosecurity), in research facilities, in academia as
                                                                  Development Program for 2019 and showcases
well as veterinary students who all share a passion
                                                                  the latest trends in bovine veterinary practice. You
and interest in bovine medicine.
                                                                  will also find out about the latest products and
The science of this species continues to grow                     innovations at the trade exhibition.
in significance for producers, consumers and
                                                                  Boasting three full days of world-class scientific
government. ACV members have a significant
                                                                  sessions accompanied by an array of unrivalled
responsibility in managing and maintaining animal
                                                                  networking opportunities and an extensive social
welfare and is proud to have a committed and
                                                                  program, the ACV Conference continues to be the
engaged Executive Committee and membership
                                                                  highlight of the Australian Cattle Vet calendar.
base of over 1100 veterinarians actively promoting
and advocating policy and protecting the interests of
cattle and cattle veterinarians alike.                              Dr Dave Beggs, our very own ACV Conference
ACV provides crucial services to Australia’s                        Convenor has developed a ‘Gold Standard’
agricultural producers, while also playing a key role in            Program. As Dave says "This is a Gold Coast
disease surveillance, securing our quarantine status                conference about how to do things well. Let’s
and protecting ongoing productivity in all facets of the            not settle for second best. Tips, techniques
Australian cattle industry.                                         and tales about the best of diagnostics,
                                                                    treatment and advice."

Partnering with AVA’s
Queensland Division
                                                                                                   Fantastic deals
This year the ACV and the AVA Queensland Division are having back to                                available for
back conferences. The ACV Conference starts on Tuesday 19 March with                               attending both
the annual Welcome Dinner and continues until Friday 22 March.                                       conferences
The AVA Queensland Division Conference will commence with drinks in
the trade area on the Friday evening, and continue over the 23 and 24
March. AVA is developing this model to benefit our delegates and our
trade partners.

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

About the
venue
The Gold Standard Conference
2019 will be held at the Mantra
on View at the Gold Coast, Surfers
Paradise. The Mantra on View is
located a short 150m stroll to the
world-renowned Surfers Paradise
beach and close to the light rail.
The Gold Coast's star attraction is
its beaches. Beyond the beaches,
discover a booming culinary scene
and the Gold Coast's famous theme
parks, which are a short drive
away. And don’t miss a trip into the
subtropical hinterland for rainforest
walks and waterfalls.

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

Accommodation
We have negotiated special conference accommodation rates through Ozaccom+ for the Mantra on View.
You can book by visiting ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference.
Every room has sweeping views of the coastline from their private balconies, so you can sit back and
relax. Coolangatta airport is within a 30-minute drive of the Mantra on View.

Top 6 reasons to come to the
ACV Annual Conference
 3 days of science programs               Our international speaker Owen                  The opportunity to network with
 expertly curated by our                  Atkinson, from the UK, who has                  peers and industry in a collegial
 scientific convenor                      recently published a book on                    and supportive environment
                                          Bovine Surgery and Lameness

                         1
 The friendly social program              A trade and industry show
                                                                      2                                          3
                                                                                            Up to 21 hours of CPD and
 including a ‘Gold Standard’              featuring many of your suppliers                  21 VetEd points!
 event dinner at Sandbar                  where you can find out about the
 across from the beach                    latest products and innovations!

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Who will attend?
The Gold Standard Conference 2019 will attract an extensive mix of veterinarians from all fields of cattle
veterinary science including:

  Practicing      Graduating      Practice owners        Academics            Industry           Government      Practice
 veterinarians     students         / principals                            veterinarians        veterinarians   managers

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

    About our international
    speaker, Dr Owen Atkinson
    Dr Atkinson worked in farm practice for over 20 years before
    establishing a Dairy Veterinary Consultancy in 2013. He now provides
    strategic health advice and training to ruminant and dairy
    agri-businesses, vet practices and dairy farmers throughout UK.
    Dr Atkinson was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Cattle Health
    and Production in 2013 and is an RCVS recognised Specialist, a
    CowSignals® master trainer and a Nuffield Scholar (2010).
    His interests include lameness; youngstock; building design; rumen
    health and responsible use of medicines.
    Dr Atkinson’s mission is to improve the lives of cows and the people
    who care for them.
    Dr Atkinson will deliver presentations on:
    • Motivating behavioural change in clients
    • Hoof trimming using the five-step Dutch method
    • Lameness - managing complicated claw lesions
    • Liquid gold - rumen fluid sampling in practice
    • The drugs don’t work! Practical advice for good antimicrobial stewardship
    • A pain in the backside? Regional anaesthesia of cattle
    • Dairy farming in Sudan

                                     Not an ACV member?
                                     Join NOW and save!
                                     Become an ACV member and you can attend
                                     the conference at member pricing.
                                     Contact acv@acv.com.au or 1300 137 309 to join now*
                                     The ACV’s Gold Standard Conference 2019 offers
                                     delegates 21 hours of continuing professional
                                     development with up to 21 VetEd points if
                                     preconference options are added. Earn points
                                      by attending all or part of the conference.
                                     *Conditions apply. Refer to Member Services.

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

 Conference program
                                         Tuesday 19 March
6:30pm – 9:30pm                 Welcome Dinner – Poolside, Mantra on View

                                     Wednesday 20 March
6:30am – 7:30am                 Yoga Session – Location TBC

7:15am – 8:00am                 Light Breakfast – Exhibition Area

                                 Session 1 – Golden Opportunities
8:15am – 8:30am                 Opening and Welcome
                                Motivating behavioural change in clients
8:30am – 9:15am
                                Owen Atkinson
                                Gold standard field euthanasia of ruminant livestock – using your brains!
9:15am – 9:45am
                                Kelly Stanger
                                Feedlot medicine 101
9:45am – 10:30am
                                Meg Salter
10:30am – 11:00am               Morning Tea – Exhibition Area
                                       Session 2 – Gold Nuggets
                                Managing poddy calves during a drought
11:00am – 11:30am
                                Sandi Jephcott
                                How and when to do a liver biopsy
11:30am – 12:00pm
                                Liz Pryor
                                Hoof trimming using the five-step Dutch method
12:00pm – 12:30pm
                                Owen Atkinson
12:30pm – 1:30pm                Lunch – Exhibition Area

                                          Session 3 – Gold Star
                                Lameness – managing complicated claw lesions
1:30pm – 2:00pm
                                Owen Atkinson
                                Farmer attitudes to pain relief
2:00pm – 2:30pm
                                Liz Pryor
                                Dealing with organic dairies: Is there a gold standard?
2:30pm – 3:00pm
                                Matt Izzo
3:00pm – 3:30pm                 Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Area

                               Session 4 – Gold Standard Diagnosis
                                Liquid gold - rumen fluid sampling in practice
3:30pm – 4:00pm
                                Owen Atkinson
                                Diagnosing BEF - clinical implication of recent research
4:00pm – 4:30pm
                                Lee Taylor
                                Diagnosing Anthrax
4:30pm – 5:15pm
                                Jonathan Lees
                                Accreditation for using ICT kits
5:15pm – 6:15pm                 Jonathan Lee
                                All welcome, but you MUST book when you register for the conference!

5:30pm – 7:00pm                 Drinks and Canapes – Exhibition area and lobby balcony, Mantra on View

7:00pm – 10:00pm                Coopers Young Vets Dinner – Location TBC

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19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

 Conference program
                                           Thursday 21 March
6:30am – 7:30am                    Yoga Session – Location TBC

7:30am – 8:15am                    Light Breakfast – Exhibition Area

                                          Session 5 – Golden Rules
                                   Gold standard research – animal ethics committees:
8:30am – 9:00am                    doing research in practice
                                   Michael Laurence
                                   Cheese-making: You can’t make gold from garbage
9:00am – 9:30am
                                   Zoe Vogels
                                   Practical advice for managing drench resistance
9:30am – 10:00am
                                   Stephanie Bullen
                                   The drugs don’t work! Practical advice for good antimicrobial
10:00am – 10:30am                  stewardship
                                   Owen Atkinson
10:30am – 11:00am                  Morning Tea – Exhibition Area

                                        Session 6 – As Good as Gold
                                   George Osborne Memorial Speakers Forum
11:00am – 12:30pm
                                   Presenters to be confirmed

12:30pm – 1:30pm                   Lunch – Exhibition Area

                                          Session 7 – Golden Dust
                                   Making fixed-time AI work
1:30pm – 2:00pm
                                   David Beggs
                                   Prevention and treatment of calf scours in a world of
2:00pm – 2:30pm                    antimicrobial resistance
                                   Alison Gunn
                                   On-farm milk culture – who needs a lab?
2:30pm – 3:00pm
                                   Rob Bonnano
3:00pm – 3:30pm                    Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Area

                                        Session 8 – Golden Tongues
                                   How to make your practice’s social media Gold Logie-worthy!
3:30pm – 4:00pm
                                   Zoe Vogels
                                   Debate ‘That Ag Science has more to offer the pastoral
4:00pm – 5:00pm                    (food production) industry than Vet Science’
                                   Alan Guilfoyle and panel
5:00pm – 6:00pm                    ACV Annual Meeting – Boulevard Ballroom

7:00pm – 10:30pm                   Event Dinner – Sandbar Restaurant, Surfers Paradise

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

     Conference program
                                                              Friday 22 March
  6:30am – 7:30am                                 Yoga Session – Location TBC
  7:30am – 8:15am                                 Light Breakfast – Exhibition Area
                                                        Session 9 – Money for Gold
                                                  Boosting animal disease surveillance in northern Australia:
  8:30am – 9:00am                                 Significant Disease Investigation (SDI) Network
                                                  TBC
                                                  Assessing bull structure as part of a breeding soundness evaluation
  9:00am – 9:30am
                                                  John Bertram
                                                  Managing heifer fertility in Northern Australia
  9:30am – 10:00am
                                                  Geoffry Fordyce
                                                  Making use of genetics and genomics in the beef industry
  10:00am – 10:30am
                                                  Hamish Chandler
  10:30am – 11:00am                               Morning Tea – Exhibition Area
                                                           Session 10 – Pot of Gold
                                                  A pain in the backside? Regional anaesthesia of cattle
  11:00am – 11:30am
                                                  Owen Atkinson
                                                  Emergency medicine – managing an outbreak
  11:30am – 12:00pm
                                                  Alison Gunn
                                                  Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship on Dairy Farms using Herd Level MIC data
  12:00pm – 12:30pm
                                                  Ray Castle
  12:30pm – 1:30pm                                Lunch – Exhibition Area
                                                      Session 11 – Bright and Shiny
                                                  Being a cattle vet at 5 foot 3
  1:30pm – 2:00pm
                                                  Gemma Chuck
                                                  Mental Health
  2:00pm – 2:30pm
                                                  Al Griskaitis
                                                  Mental Health
  2:30pm – 3:00pm
                                                  Al Griskaitis

  3:00pm – 3:30pm                                 Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Area
                                                       Session 12 – All that Glistens
                                                  On-farm treatment protocols - gold standard advice ?
  3:30pm – 4:00pm
                                                  Rob Bonanno
                                                  How antibiotic residues happen
  4:00pm – 4:30pm
                                                  Stephanie Bullen
                                                  Dairy farming in Sudan
  4:30pm – 5:00pm
                                                  Owen Atkinson
  5:00pm – 6:30pm                                 Informal Farewell Drinks – Location TBC

                                        Queensland Division Conference 2019
                             Commencing with drinks in the trade area on the Friday evening,
                                from 6:30pm and continuing over the 23 and 24 March.
This program is accurate at the time of printing and is subject to change. For the latest program please visit ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference.

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Registration Brochure - Gold Standard Conference 2019 ava.com.aucattle/acv-conference
19-22 March 2019 | Gold Standard Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

Social Program
Relax and unwind after a big day of presentations with these exciting
collegial social events, which are included in all full delegate registrations.
Additional tickets are available for purchase.
                                                                                                      Book
To book any additional social tickets,                                                                Now!
please visit ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference.

                        Welcome Dinner                                                                       Proudly sponsored by
                        Tuesday 19 March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
                        Poolside – Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise
                        Enjoy a BBQ and beer by the pool, while you catch up with friends, meet some new peers and
                        kick up your heels before the full day sessions commence.
                        AVA Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to catch up at this event.
                        This event is included in all full registrations | Additional tickets: $150 each

                        Drinks and Canapes
                        Wednesday 20 March, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
                        Exhibition area and lobby balcony – Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise
                        Enjoy a beverage and canapés with your fellow delegates after a long day of sessions.
                        This event is included in all full registrations | Additional tickets: $100 each

                                                                                                             Proudly sponsored by
                        Coopers Young Vets Dinner
                        Wednesday 20 March, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
                        Location TBA
                        All young cattle vet members who are up to 5 years out of vet school are invited to attend this
                        complementary event.

                        Event Dinner                                                                         Proudly sponsored by

                        Thursday 21 March, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
                        Sandbar, Surfers Paradise
                        Come and relax after a hard day of science with a 3-course dinner
                        and drinks at Sandbar!
                        This event is included in all full registrations | Additional tickets: $180 each

                        Informal Farewell Drinks
                        Friday 22 March, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
                        Location TBA
                        Following the last session, join us for our final farewell drinks while you say goodbye to
                        colleagues and friends.
                        Complimentary for all registered delegates.

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Registration Information                                                            Book a full registration for the
and Pricing                                                                        ACV’s Gold Standard Conference
                                                                                    and the Queensland Division
                                                                                          Conference, and
To register or book any additional tickets,                                                 receive 5% off*
please visit ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference.

                                                Super Early Bird               Early Bird
Full Registrations                                                                                        Standard Rate
                                                closes 11 January          closes 17 February

ACV Member                                              $990                       $1,250                       $1,580

AVA Member                                             $1,390                      $1,650                       $1,980

AVA Student Member
                                                        $495                        $625                        $790
(undergrad or DVM student)
AVA New Graduate Member
(up to 2 years from graduation or post                  $594                        $750                        $948
grad student)

Non-Member                                             $2,780                      $3,300                       $3,960

Day Registrations
(Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)                                                                           Standard Rate

ACV Member                                                                                                  $490 per day

AVA Member                                                                                                  $620 per day

AVA Student Member
                                                                                                            $250 per day
(undergrad or DVM student)

AVA New Graduate Member
                                                                                                            $285 per day
(up to 2 years from graduation or post grad student)

Non-Member                                                                                                  $980 per day

Additional Social Tickets
Please see page 10 for more details about social events.

Welcome Dinner – Tuesday 19 March                                                                               $150

Drinks and Canapes – Wednesday 20 March                                                                         $100

Event Dinner – Thursday 21 March                                                                                $180

Other                                                                                                     Standard Rate

Accompanying Family Member                                                                                      $800

Please note: All prices are in Australian dollars and include 10% GST.
*The 5% discount is only available to AVA members and delegates who purchase a full registration. This discount is not
applicable to Super Early Bird prices.
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     Full delegate registration package includes:
     • Attendance at scientific sessions (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
     • Admittance to industry exhibition (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
     • Light breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
     • Welcome Dinner (Tuesday)
     • Drinks and Canapes (Wednesday)
     • Event Dinner (Thursday)
     • One (1) conference bag, including conference materials
     • One (1) copy of USB proceedings

     Day registration package includes:
     • Attendance at scientific sessions (on day/s attending)
     • Admittance to industry exhibition (on day/s attending)
     • Light breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (on day/s attending)
     • One (1) conference bag, including conference materials
     • One (1) copy of USB proceedings

     Accompanying family member registration package includes:
     • Admittance to industry exhibition (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
     • Light breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
     • Welcome Dinner (Tuesday)
     • Drinks and Canapes (Wednesday)
     • Event Dinner (Thursday)

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Additional Information
Child Care & Carers Pass                                          Privacy Policy
We are delighted to introduce a complimentary                     The Australian Veterinary Association Ltd (AVA)
Carers Pass for delegates attending all AVA                       supports good privacy practice and aims to manage
conferences and events. This will give the Carer                  personal information in an open and transparent way.
access to the conference, exhibition and sessions                 Our policy sets out how the AVA aims to comply with
and allows parents/delegates nursing children to be               the Privacy Act 1998 (Act) and the Australian Privacy
provided with assistance. The pass does not include               Principles (APP's) which came into force on 12 March
catering for carers.                                              2014. View AVA Privacy Policy or visit www.ava.com.
                                                                  au/privacy-policy.
To request a pass please contact Stephanie
McGuinness, Conference Secretariat. There is no                   The AVA takes photos of this event. By attending
need to register online. Your Carers Pass can be                  you give AVA permission to use images taken at the
collected at the registration desk upon arrival.                  conference, as well as any written comments on our
                                                                  evaluation forms in our communications.
Please note there are no arrangements for child care
during the conference. We suggest you check with                  Cancellation
your accommodation provider who may be able to
assist you further with babysitting services during               Cancellations must be received in writing to the
your stay.                                                        Conference Secretariat by Wednesday 23 January
                                                                  2019.
Program                                                           Cancellations received prior to Wednesday 23
All speakers and sessions were confirmed and                      January 2019 will receive a full refund minus $150
correct at the time of printing. The organisers reserve           administration fee.
the right to amend the program details as required.
                                                                  Cancellations received from Thursday 24 January
For program updates please visit the conference
                                                                  2019 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates
website - ava.com.au/cattle/acv-conference
                                                                  will be considered.
The views and advice offered by speakers are their
own views and may not represent those of the                      Conference Secretariat
Australian Veterinary Association.                                Stephanie McGuinness
                                                                  Events Coordinator Australian Veterinary Association
                                                                  Unit 40/6 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 2065
                                                                  T: 02 9431 5056 E: stephanie.mcguinness@ava.com.au

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           ACV wishes to thank our
         2019 sponsors and exhibitors

     Platinum Sponsor                                                       Silver Sponsor

      Key Sponsors                                              Trade supports and exhibitors

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Registration
                                                 Brochure
                                                        Mantra on View,
                                                 Gold Coast, Queensland
                                                       22–24 March 2019

 Toxicology – Threats, treatment
 					 and other toxic topics
 Early Bird registration
 closes 17 February 2019

            Platinium Sponsor   Gold Sponsor

KNOWLEDGE
Contents
           Queensland Division Conference			                      15   Queensland Division Team
           President Welcome					17
                                                                       Laurie Dowling
           About the Queensland Division Conference		             18   Executive Officer
           Partnering with the Australian Cattle Veterinarians    18   Australian Veterinary Association
                                                                       Building 3, 2404 Logan Road,
           About the venue					19                                      Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
           Accommodation					19                                        T: 07 3422 5310
                                                                       E: execqld@ava.com.au
           Testimonials from previous delegates			                20
           About our international speaker,                            Camilla Broughton
           Professor Sharon Gwaltney-Brant			                     21   Branch & Division Coordinator
           Conference program					22                                   Australian Veterinary Association
                                                                       Building 3, 2404 Logan Road,
           Social program						24                                      Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113
           Registration information and pricing			                25   T: 07 3422 5309
                                                                       E: avaqld@ava.com.au
           Additional information					27
           AVA Queensland wishes to thank our
           2019 sponsors and exhibitors				                       28

           Australian Cattle Veterinarians			                     1
           About the ACV Annual Conference			                     3
           Partnering with the AVA's Queensland Division		        3
           About the venue					4
           Accommodation					5
           Top 6 reasons to come to the ACV Annual Conference 5
           Who should attend					5
           About our international speaker, Dr Owen Atkinson      6
           Conference program					7
           Social program						10
           Registration information and pricing			                11
           Additional information					13
           ACV wishes to thank our 2019
           sponsors and exhibitors 				                           14

Currumbin Burleigh looking to the skyline across sand and ocean
22-24 March 2019. Queensland Division Conference | Mantra on View, Gold Coast, Queensland

President Welcome
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I invite all veterinarians to attend
the AVA Qld Division Conference on 22 - 24 March 2019, Surfers
Paradise, Queensland.
We have a very strong continuing education program for delegates built
around our international speaker, Professor Sharon Gwaltney-Brant. We
will also be hosting many other local speakers. The theme Toxicology –
Threats, treatment and other toxic topics will cover both small and large
animals.
This annual event will be held at Surfers Paradise, an iconic Queensland location with lots to offer.
All delegates that register before early bird closes go into the draw to win a Gold Coast experience for
two. Winner to be announced 18 February 2019.
This will be a wonderful weekend of learning and collegiality.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast.
Professor Margaret Reilly
Queensland Division President

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About the AVA                                                 About the Queensland
The AVA is the peak national body representing the            Division Conference
Australian veterinary profession, delivering a range
of services and benefits to over 9,500 members.               The AVA Queensland State Conference will be held on
                                                              the Gold Coast at the Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise,
For nearly 100 years, we’ve represented Australian
                                                              Queensland from 22 - 24 March 2019, commencing
veterinarians nationwide. Providing members with
                                                              with the Friday night expo and welcome.
access to continuing professional development
(CPD) of the highest calibre on the latest                    This year the Queensland conference will focus on
scientific thinking is a key focus of the AVA. Our            toxicology and there will be two streams, one focussed
CPD program planning begins up to two years in                on small animals and the other on large. Toxins affect
advance to ensure it includes veterinary science              animal health in many ways and can come from the
and business training that is interesting, relevant           environment, food, bacteria and venomous animals.
and accessible, so that we maintain a highly                  Things are a little different this year, for the first time
skilled veterinary workforce. Looking ahead we will           in Queensland we bring you the Friday Night Trade
embrace new technologies to proactively assist                Expo! The trade expo will be two and a half hours of
our members with more flexible and appropriate                uninterrupted time with the exhibitors. This expo will be
learning outcomes.                                            open to all veterinary staff.
Membership is made up of veterinarians in                     We hope to see you on the Gold Coast in 2019!
practice, industry, government and academia.

                                        Partnering with the Australian
                                        Cattle Veterinarians (ACV)
       Fantastic deals
                                        This year the AVA Queensland Division and the ACV are having back
        available for                   to back conferences. The ACV Conference starts on Tuesday 19
       attending both                   with the Welcome Dinner and continues until Friday 22 March.
         conferences
                                        The AVA Queensland Division will commence with a Trade Expo on the
                                        Friday evening, and continue over the 23 and 24 March. AVA is developing
                                        this model to benefit our delegates and our trade partners.

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      About the venue
      The 2019 Queensland Division Conference will be held at the Mantra on View at the
      Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise. The Mantra on View is located a short 150m stroll to the
      world-renowned Surfers Paradise beach and close to the light rail.
      We all know that the Gold Coast’s star attraction is its beaches, but beyond the beaches,
      discover a booming culinary scene and the Gold Coast's famous theme parks, which are
      only a short drive away. And don’t miss a trip into the subtropical hinterland for rainforest
      walks and waterfalls.

Accommodation
We have negotiated special conference accommodation rates through Ozaccom+ for the
Mantra on View. You can book here www.ava.com.au/ACV-QLD-conferences
Every room has sweeping views of the coastline from their private balconies, so you can sit
back and relax. Coolangatta airport is within a 30-minute drive of the Mantra on View.

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                                                         WIN
                                     All delegates that register before
                                    early bird closes go into the draw to
                                   win a Mystery Gold Coast Experience!
                                     Keep up to date with conference
                                    news to find out clues on what the
                                         Mystery Experience will be!

Not a AVA member? Join NOW and save!
Become an AVA member and you can attend the conference at member
pricing. Contact avaqld@ava.com.au or 1300 137 309 to join now*.
*Conditions apply. Refer to Member Services.

The Queensland Division Conference 2019 offers delegates
13 hours of continuing professional development with up to
10.5 VetEd points. If you attend both ACV and Qld Division
conferences, you can earn up to 30.5 VetEd points.

Delegates from the
2018 Queensland
Division Conference                                         Every year I look forward to the AVA QLD conference as it allows me
                                                            to revise, recharge, and reconnect with the reasons why I chose this
said it was:                                                profession for my career. You gotta love It!
                                                            The recent division conference at Hamilton Island was excellent!
                                                            I very much look forward to this conference as it’s a great opportunity
                                                            to catch up with colleagues and find out the latest Veterinary trends.
                                                            Great work Qld AVA!

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About our international
speaker, Professor Sharon
Gwaltney-Brant
Sharon has achieved a DVM at North Carolina State University; PhD
at Kansas State University is a diplomate of the American Board
of Veterinary Toxicology and American Board of Toxicology and has
numerous publications.
Sharon’s interests are application of clinical toxicology in an animal
poison control center environment. Use of data obtained on accidental
exposures of animals to toxic agents to generate information to
educate veterinarians and animal owners on the potential risks of
various agents.

Our other speakers:

             Barbara                       Philip                        Terry                    Sanjeewa
             Wilson                        Judge                         King                   Kulawickrama

              Alan                       Brandon                         Mary                         David
             Guilfoyle                    Fraser                       Fletcher                       Blyde

              David                      Selina                          Paul
              Burke                    Ossedryver                        Mills

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                                                 Friday 22 March

6:30pm – 9:00pm           Trade Expo – Exhibition area, Mantra on View

                                               Saturday 23 March
                                     Small Animal Stream                               Large Animal Stream
Time
                                      Boulevard Room 1                                  Boulevard Room 2

8:30am – 9:30am           Toxicology Overview - Antidotal Therapies for the 21st Century
Combined Plenary          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

                                                                            Toxins in livestock – impacts for
                          Species differences in toxicology
9:30am – 10:30am                                                            residues and trade
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant
                                                                            Barbara Wilson

10:30am – 11:00am         Morning Tea – Exhibition Area

                          Snake bites and ticks                             Field investigations in toxicology
11:00am – 12:00pm
                          Philip Judge                                      Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

                          Pet foods toxicities
12:00pm – 12:45pm
                          Terry King                                        Forensic toxicology – intentional
                                                                            poisoning of animals
                                                                            Sharon Gwaltney-Brant
                          Hill’s Pet Nutrition Session
12:45pm –1:00pm           Topic and speaker to
                          be confirmed
1:00pm – 2:00pm           Lunch – Exhibition Area

                          Human approach to toxicology                      Seasonal risks in Queensland –
2:00pm – 2:45pm           emergencies                                       dry times, botulism and 1080 risks
                          Sanjeewa Kulawickrama                             Alan Guilfoyle

                                                                            Treatment of toxicoses in livestock –
                          Managing poisoning emergencies
2:45pm – 3:30pm                                                             case studies
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant
                                                                            Brandon Fraser
3:30pm – 4:00pm           Afternoon Tea – Exhibition Area

                          Effective decontamination                         The Pimelea story – science making
4:00pm – 5:00pm           techniques                                        livestock resistant
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant                             Mary Fletcher

5:00pm – 5:45pm           Queensland Division Annual Meeting – Boulevard Room 1
6:30pm – 7:00pm           SkyPoint Pre-Dinner Drinks & Canapes - Q1 Building, Surfers Paradise
7:00pm - Late             SkyPoint Gala Dinner - Q1 Building, Surfers Paradise

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                                                Sunday 24 March

                                     Small Animal Stream                               Large Animal Stream
Time
                                      Boulevard Room 1                                  Boulevard Room 2

8:00am – 9:00am                                   Wildlife, marine and environmental toxins
Combined Plenary                                                 David Blyde

9:00am – 10:30am                                                Wellness Session
Combined Plenary                                                 David Burke

10:30am – 11:00am         Morning Tea – Exhibition Area

                                                                Wellness Session
11:00am – 12:00pm
                                                                 David Burke

                          Toxicology of animal products
                          (pesticides, parasiticides and                    Plant toxicities and lab submissions
12:00pm – 1:00pm
                          veterinary medicines)                             Selina Ossedryver
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant

1:00pm – 1:45pm           Lunch – Exhibition Area

                          All natural but not always safe:                  Illegal drugs and the impact on horse
1:45pm – 2:45pm           toxic plants                                      health
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant                             Paul Mills

                                                                            What killed the horses at Kooralbyn –
                          Topic to be confirmed
2:45pm – 3:30pm                                                             investigation into the 2011 incident
                          Sharon Gwaltney-Brant
                                                                            Bruce Hill

3:30pm – 3:45pm           Afternoon Tea – Outside Boulevard Rooms

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Social Program
Relax and unwind after a big day of presentations with a social event, which is
included in all full delegate registrations. Additional tickets are available for purchase.
                                                                                                                  Book
To book any additional social tickets, please click
www.ava.com.au/ACV-QLD-conferences
                                                                                                                  Now!
                                      Trade Expo
                                      Friday 22 March, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
                                      Exhibition area, Palm Ballroom, Mantra on View
                                      Pick up your conference pack early and join us over drinks and canapes for
                                      the first ever Friday night trade expo.
                                      This event is included in all full registrations
                                      AVA Member | AVA Student Member / New Graduate | Nurses /
                                      Practice staff - $65 Non-Member $130

                                                               SkyPoint Gala Dinner
                                                               Saturday 23 March, 6:30pm – Late
                                                               Q1 Building, Level 77/ 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise
                                                               Be intoxicated by the 360-degree views of the Gold Coast
                                                               from the SkyPoint Tower at the Gala Dinner. Enjoy the
                                                               sunset during pre-dinner drinks and canapes followed
                                                               by the spectacular gold coast skyline and three-course
                                                               dinner.
                                                               This event is included in all full registrations
                                                               Additional tickets:
                                                               AVA Member | AVA Student Member / New Graduate |
                                                               Nurses / Practice staff – $165
                                                               Non-Member – $330

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Registration Information
and Pricing
                                                                                         Book a full registration for the
                                                                                        ACV’s Gold Standard Conference
                                                                                         and the Queensland Divisional
                                                                                               Conference, and
To register or book any additional tickets, please click                                       receive 5% off*
www.ava.com.au/ACV-QLD-conferences

                                                                    Early Bird
 Full Registrations                                                                              Standard Rate
                                                                closes 17 February
 AVA Member                                                              $495                           $595
 Non Member                                                              $990                          $1,190
 AVA Student Member / AVA New graduate                                                                  $475
 Day Registrations
 (Early bird pricing is not available)                         Saturday 23 March               Sunday 24 March

 AVA Member                                                              $420                           $350
 Non Member                                                              $840                           $700

 AVA Student Member / AVA New graduate                                   $335                           $280

 Accompanying Guest Registrations                                                                Standard Rate

 AVA Member                                                                                             $350
 Non Member                                                                                             $350

 Additional Social Tickets
 Please see page 24 for more details about social events.

 Trade Expo Only                                                                                 Standard Rate

 AVA Member / AVA Student Member / AVA New Graduate / Nurses / Practice Staff                            $65
 Non Member                                                                                             $130

 SkyPoint Gala Dinner                                                                            Standard Rate

 AVA Member / AVA Student Member / AVA New Graduate / Nurses / Practice Staff                           $165
 Non Member                                                                                             $330

Please note: All prices are in Australian dollars and include 10% GST.
*The 5% discount is only available to AVA members and delegates who purchase a full
registration.

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Full delegate registration package includes:
• Attendance at scientific sessions (Saturday and Sunday)
• Admittance to industry exhibition (Saturday and Sunday)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Saturday and Sunday)
• Trade Expo (Friday)
• SkyPoint Gala Dinner (Saturday)
• One (1) conference bag, including conference materials
• One (1) hard copy of conference proceedings

Day registration package includes:
• Attendance at scientific sessions (on day attending)
• Admittance to industry exhibition (on day attending)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (on day attending)
• One (1) conference bag, including conference materials
• One (1) hard copy of conference proceedings

Accompanying guest registration package includes:
• Admittance to industry exhibition (Saturday and Sunday)
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Saturday and Sunday)
• Trade Expo (Friday)
• SkyPoint Gala Dinner (Saturday)

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Additional Information
Child Care & Carers Pass                                         Privacy Policy
We are delighted to introduce a complimentary                    The Australian Veterinary Association Ltd (AVA)
Carers Pass for delegates attending all AVA                      supports good privacy practice, and aims to manage
conferences and events. This will give the Carer                 personal information in an open and transparent way.
access to the conference, exhibition and sessions                Our policy sets out how the AVA aims to comply with
and allows parents/delegates nursing children to                 the Privacy Act 1998 (Act) and the Australian Privacy
be provided with assistance. The pass does not                   Principles (APP’s) which came into force on 12 March
include catering for carers.                                     2014. To view the AVA Privacy Policy please visit www.
                                                                 ava.com.au/privacy-policy.
To request a pass please contact Stephanie
McGuinness, Conference Secretariat. There is no                  The AVA takes photos of this event. By attending
need to register online. Your Carers Pass can be                 you give AVA permission to use images taken at the
collected at the registration desk upon arrival.                 conference, as well as any written comments on our
                                                                 evaluation forms in our communications.
Please note there are no arrangements for child
care during the conference. We suggest you check                 Cancellation
with your accommodation provider who may be able
to assist you further with babysitting services during           Cancellations must be received in writing to the
your stay.                                                       Conference Secretariat by Wednesday 23 January
                                                                 2019.
Program                                                          Cancellations received prior to Wednesday 23
All speakers and sessions were confirmed and                     January 2019 will receive a full refund minus $150
correct at the time of printing. The organisers                  administration fee.
reserve the right to amend the program details
                                                                 Cancellations received from Thursday 24 January
as required. For program updates please visit
                                                                 2019 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be
the conference website
                                                                 considered.
www.ava.com.au/ACV-QLD-conferences
The views and advice offered by speakers are their               Conference Secretariat
own views and may not represent those of the                     Stephanie McGuinness
Australian Veterinary Association.                               Events Coordinator Australian Veterinary Association
                                                                 Unit 40/6 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 2065
                                                                 T: 02 9431 5056 E: stephanie.mcguinness@ava.com.au

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AVA Queensland wishes to thank our
        2019 sponsors and exhibitors

                 Platinum Sponsor

                   Gold Sponsor

                 Corporate Sponsors

                    Exhibitors

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