2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference

General Information

Intercontinential Sanctuary Cove

Dates to remember in 2015

  • Abstract submissions close April 20
  • Abstract notification of acceptance – May 31
  • Early bird registration closes July 31
  • Author registration closes August 31
  • Final Notice of Abstract Acceptance – September 7
  • Conference 21 – 24 October

Please email your expression of interest to the conference secretariat to receive more information when it becomes available.


The official language of the Conference is English.

Name Badges

All delegates will receive a name badge upon registration. This badge is the official pass and must be worn to obtain entry to all Conference sessions and associated activities.

Climate for October

Average maximum temperature 25°C
Average minimum temperature 17°C


In October, the Gold Coast is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time

Currency and Banking

Australian currency is the dollar. Coins have values of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and AUD$1 and AUD$2; notes have values of AUD$5, AUD$10, AUD$20, AUD$50 and AUD$100.

Australia has a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% on most goods and services such as accommodation, day tours, guides, translators, food, transport (including coach, rail and cruise) and other tourism services within Australia.

Banks and Foreign Exchange

Currency exchange facilities are available at all international airports and key tourist centres such as Surfers Paradise. Travellers’ cheques can also be cashed at banks and major hotels. ATMs are widely available. Major credit cards are accepted at most shops, hotels and restaurants with American Express, MasterCard and Visa the most common. Banks are open from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 9.30am to 5.00pm on Friday.

Credit Cards

Visa and Mastercard will be accepted at the Registration Desk. Most hotels, large restaurants and shops will accept international credit cards, the most widely recognised being American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa. Automatic teller machines are plentiful and situated throughout town.

Passport and Visas

All visitors entering Australia need a valid passport and an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) if not an Australian citizen.

The type of visa required will depend on the length of stay and purpose of visit. A business visa will usually serve those planning to visit Australia for a business event. The type of passport the applicant holds determines whether that applicant can apply online or by using a paper-based application.

Applicants who are eligible to apply online can usually apply for an eVisitor (Business Stream) visa.
If you do not hold a passport approved for online application, ‘label’ visas can be obtained from Australian embassies, high commission offices or consulates.

Electric Current

Electric current is 240 Volt, AC 50 cycles. Two or Three pin rectangular plugs are used. For more information, please visit your local travel store.

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Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Conference and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Conference, or through cancellation of the Conference, loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason, loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia, failure to utilise tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay, Force Majeure or any other reason, medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover), loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Conference Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

For all general enquiries please contact:

Conference Secretariat
Sports Medicine Australia
PO Box 78, Mitchell ACT2911

Ph: 03 9674 8709
Fax: 03 9674 8799
Email: acsms@sma.org.au

In collaboration with

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About the 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference

The 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference will focus on current research and practice in areas relating to the promotion of, and safe participation in, all kinds of sport, exercise and physical activity. The 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference will provide an interactive educational forum of the highest standard, promoting the latest physical activity and health developments amongst key and influential industry professionals.

The 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Australia, 21 – 24 October 2015.

Conference Partners

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