This biennial event provides an opportunity for researchers, vets, rehabilitation groups and policy makers  from across Australia to come together to share the latest information about sea turtle health and rehabilitation.

This event is suitable for anyone working or volunteering in turtle rehabilitation, veterinarians already working with sea turtles, those who would like to work with turtles and students studying veterinary sciences.

Together we hope to build and strengthen existing partnerships and foster new ones to protect sea turtles and ultimately increase populations for future generations to enjoy.

The Symposium will consist of two days of presentations and workshops at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

The cost for the three-day symposium is $220, which includes all two days of symposium and welcoming drinks and canapes on the evening of Monday the 16th of September.

As a Symposium participant, you will also be eligible for discount rates on accommodation at Sea World Resort.

Program Overview

The workshop will be divided into four sections:

  1. Clinical Practice - this session will cover topics such as basic turtle medicine, collection and analysis of samples, diagnostic techniques and antibiotic resistance
  2. From Rescue to Rehabilitation - First aid for turtles, facilities and equipment, best practice and processes and obligations from rescue to rehab
  3. Research - issues and diseases affecting wild turtle populations and latest understandings
  4. Collaboration for Turtles - Workshop to strengthen networks and collaboration between volunteers and professionals working in turtle health and rehabilitation


Discounted rates on accommodation at the Sea World Resort are available for the duration of the Symposium. You can book here

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