AVA Annual Conference 2023
28 May – 2 June | Adelaide, SA
AVA Annual Conference 2023
28 May – 2 June | Adelaide, SA
Welcome From Our Organising Committee
The AVA Board and Conference Program Committee are delighted to welcome you to the AVA Annual Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Come to Adelaide and refresh your passion for the profession with the engaging conference program, renew connections with your fellow veterinary professionals and refocus both your clinical and power (non-clinical) skills with a fantastic week of learning and collegiality. We kick off the week with the Thrive Symposium on Sunday afternoon where we will take you on a journey through the three pillars of the Thrive program, Promote, Prevent and Protect.
Join us for thought provoking plenary sessions focused on workforce challenges with an international veterinary association guest panel; the impact of civility and team culture on your health and business with Olivia Oginska and how trust in leadership is the key to team performance with Marie-Claire Ross. We are also excited to announce the veterinarian who literally wrote the book on small animal infectious disease, Jane Sykes, will be joining us as a keynote and plenary speaker. Theriogenologist Jennifer Hatzel from Colorado State University will lead a reproduction, foal and young horse focused equine stream.
Behaviour specialist Trepheena Hunter, supported by your favourite behaviour speakers will provide a series of lectures to build your behaviour medicine skills from initial exam to treatment and how to manage those tricky cases. While the ever-popular veterinary dentist Williana Basuki heads the dental stream that will sharpen your technical skills in small animal dentistry. These exciting keynotes will be joined by a wide range of handpicked local speakers that will challenge you to broaden your perspective and hone your skills.
The AVA Annual Conference is more than just a learning experience. It is an opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues and meet new ones at one of the many social functions throughout the week, from university alumni dinners to meeting with like-minded individuals at the SIG functions. The AVA Annual Conference has the largest collection of sponsors and exhibitors on the AVA calendar. Come see the latest in products and innovations in the exhibition and at our ever-popular sponsored breakfast sessions.
Our Plenary Speakers
This year’s conference is set to feature three exceptional plenary speakers: Olivia Oginska, Marie-Claire Ross, and Jane Sykes. As leading voices in the veterinary industry and beyond, they are poised to deliver valuable insights on topics ranging from veterinarian welfare and One Health to leadership and workplace culture. Olivia Oginska, an esteemed veterinarian and researcher, will provide a comprehensive analysis of the impacts of incivility on individuals and veterinary businesses. Marie-Claire Ross, a renowned workplace culture expert, will share her expertise on how to build a positive and productive veterinary team. Finally, Jane Sykes, a distinguished veterinarian and professor, will discuss the latest research on infectious diseases and One Health issues affecting animals. The plenary sessions kicked off on Monday with the International Workforce Challenges Panel, where delegates will hear how Veterinary Associations in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Hong Kong are working to address their workforce shortage challenges. Attendees of the AVA Annual Conference can expect to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the veterinary industry today, thanks to these three exceptional speakers.
Tuesday 30 May 2023, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Wednesday 31 May 2023, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Thursday 1 June 2023, 10:30am – 11:30am
Adelaide is a modern playground set against a backdrop of grand architecture and Aboriginal history; bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste the world-famous wine regions only minutes from the city or indulge in award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide.
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
A striking landmark on Adelaide’s Riverbank, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced venues. Fifteen minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport and a stone’s throw from South Australia’s famed tourist regions, the ACC combines state-of-the-art facilities with creative menus and innovative event technologies.
We recommend you book early as this year’s the State of Origin will be played at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 31 May.
We have an affordable range of specially negotiated travel and accommodation options available – making Adelaide not only easily accessible but easily affordable.
Fresh from a $397M redevelopment, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced venues. Comprising three distinct yet seamlessly integrated buildings, the Centre spans 20,000sqm of multi-purpose space. The venue’s East Building features a state-of-the-art Plenary offering tiered seating for more than 3,000 people or 3,000sqm flat floor space for banquets and exhibitions.
Its combination of hinged seating, operable walls and rotating seating drums allow the Plenary to be arranged into more than 15 different configurations. In addition to its modern facilities, the Centre is known for its creative menus, expert service and innovative technologies.
The ACC is positioned at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Adelaide International Airport. In the midst of a multi-billion-dollar rejuvenation, the Riverbank Precinct is where the city’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, helping make Adelaide Australia’s Convention City.