Registrations are now open for the 2017 Turtle Health and Rehabilitation Symposium Townsville, Queensland.
"Connecting For Conservation"
This biennial event provides an opportunity for researchers, vets, rehabilitation groups, policy makers and Indigenous land managers from across Australia to come together to share the latest information about sea turtle health, rehabilitation and management. 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 Rydges at Southbank, followed by a day-trip to Magnetic Island for a picnic and to learn about field research of sea turtles.
The cost for the three-day symposium is $330, which includes the optional Symposium dinner on Tuesday the 5th of September and the field trip to Magnetic Island on Thursday the 7th of September.
Registrations close Friday 11th August, 2017
Days 1 and 2 will be held at Rydges in South Townsville. The agenda will include presentations and mini-workshops across 4 broad themes:
- Turtle Health
- Wildlife Management
A preliminary program can be found here
Registration to participate for the three days is $330 (Full Price) or $295 for students, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day and a buffet dinner on Tuesday 5th of September. Also included is a field trip to Magnetic Island on Day 3 (Thursday 7th of September).
For further information you can also call Sea Turtle Foundation on 0431 259 129
Call for Presentations
If you would like to submit an abstract for a presentation or submit a poster to showcase the results of your research or programs at this Symposium, click the link below.
The deadline for receiving Abstracts is 4th of August
Special Dietary Requirements
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will endeavour to cater to your needs.
Rydges have offered us a special rate for our symposium goers. For $540 all symposium goers can get a queen single occupancy room for the 4 nights of symposium.
All of the queen rooms at Rydges Southbank Townsville have been refurbished with stylish carpet and modern technologies. Guests will appreciate the queen-sized Rydges Dream beds in our Townsville hotel accommodation, where interconnecting rooms are available on request.
The following activities are included in your registration price. To ensure that we cater for the correct number, please let us know if you will be attending each of these events when you register:
- Dinner Tuesday 5th of September
- Field Trip to Magnetic Island – returning approximately 3pm
If you are a business or individual interested in supporting the symposium and promoting yourself to this gathering of research and natural resource management professionals there are sponsorship opportunities still available. Head to our sponsorship page for more information
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