Joint Annual Scientific Meeting
New Zealand Rheumatology Association
and Australian Rheumatology Association
with the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association
Menu

Registration Information

Registration

NZRA + ARA Online Registration Link - https://meetingpeople.eventsair.com/nzraara2017/generalreg

Payment is accepted via Mastercard or Visa or electronic transfer.  Please note if you are transferring from out of New Zealand that you will need to perform an international transfer.

Brochure

Download the registration brochure.

Registration

 

PRECEPTORSHIP DAY – SATURDAY 20th MAY 2017

10.00 am – 3.00 pm (includes lunch)

Included in the registration fee for NZRA + ARA Members in Training.  This is open to current trainees and those within 2 years of graduation i.e. a 5 year span. Other NZRA + ARA members are not eligible to attend.

N.B. A letter of support from Departmental Head is required. Please email to Meeting Manager at lara@themeetingpeople.com.au

 

REGISTRATION INCLUSIONS

All ARA/NZRA and RHPA/NZHPR Full Time Registrations will be entitled to:

• entry to all scientific sessions and displays

• programmed morning and afternoon teas and lunches from Saturday to Tuesday

• conference satchel, programme and meeting abstracts

• Welcome Reception (Saturday 20 May)

All ARA/NZRA and RHPA/NZHPR Day Registrations will be entitled to:

• entry to all scientific sessions and displays on the day/s registered only

• programmed morning and afternoon teas and lunches on the day/s registered only

• conference satchel, programme and meeting abstracts

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be advised in writing to the Conference Secretariat by 31 March 2017. There is an $150 cancellation fee. Refunds will only be issued in exceptional circumstances after this date, but substitute delegates are acceptable.

PAYMENT OF FEES

Payment can be made by credit card (via secure online registration only).  Please contact the Secretariat electronic banking transfer details.

All registrations will be acknowledged in writing. If you do not receive a written acknowledgement upon the completion of your online registration, please contact the Secretariat to ensure that your details have been received.

We suggest you make a copy of this form for your own records. Registrations will only be acknowledged once payment has been received.

FEDERAL GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)

New Zealand has a Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 15%. Overseas delegates are not exempt from paying this tax. All fees and costs quoted in the brochure are GST inclusive. The New Zealand Rheumatology Association is registered for GST - the IRD is 60-649-846. Upon payment online you will receive a tax invoice.  Official address for NZRA, 32 Brougham St, Nelson  7010 NEW ZEALAND.

LIABILITY

In case of industrial disruption or other external events causing disruption to the meeting, the Local Organising Committee, the NZRA + ARA and the Meeting Managers of the Annual Scientific Meeting accepts no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delegates.

PRIVACY

Personal information, as defined under the national privacy legislation, The Privacy Act 1993 (New Zealand), will be treated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles and only shared with related or third parties in accordance with those principles.

DISCLAIMER

The Conference Programme and registration information is correct at the time of printing. However, the organisers reserve the right to change the information where necessary without notice. 

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA

Platinum Symposia 1 – Saturday 20th May

International Think Tank on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Prof. Arthur Kavanaugh, Prof Georg Schett,
St Matthews in the City

Platinum Symposia 2  - Sunday 21st May

Clash of the SpArtans
International & Local Perspectives on Spondyloarthritis
Prof Arthur Kavanaugh & special guests
The Heritage

Roche

Jansen

 

Monday 22nd May

BMS

 

Pfizer

Gold Symposia - Tuesday 23rd May

Sanofi

Sleep Disturbance in Rheumatologic Disease

SOCIAL EVENTS

WELCOME RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION OPENING

Date:  Saturday 20th May 2017

Time:  5.15pm – 6.45 pm

Venue: Level 5 Exhibition Hall, SKYCITY

Cost:  Included with full registration.  Extra tickets: $60 per ticket.

A great networking opportunity that will allow you to catch up with colleagues and mingle with delegates attending the meeting. The welcome reception will be held at the conference venue in with the Trade Exhibition.

Included in full and student registration.

Additional tickets for accompanying persons can be purchased at $60.

All delegates must indicate on the registration form whether they will be attending this function.

ARA FUN RUN

Date:  Sunday 21st May 2017
Time:  6.15 am – 7.15 am
Cost:  $20 per person

ANNUAL CONFERENCE DINNER

Date:  Monday 22nd May 2017
Dinner: 7.00 for 7.30 – 11.00 pm
Cost: $140 per ticket

The conference dinner will be at the iconic Auckland War Memorial Museum and will include a traditional Māori Welcome.

Tickets will be $140 per person and include dinner, drinks and entertainment.

NB This function is not included in the full registration.

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 TRAVELLERS CHEQUES

Travellers cheques in any of the major currencies (British pound, Euro, US dollar, Australian dollar) can be exchanged into New Zealand dollars on arrival and are accepted at hotels, banks and some stores.

 REGISTRATION DESK

The Registration Desk will be located on Level 5 in the Foyer of the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre and will open at the following times during the meeting:

 

Saturday 20 May                0930 – 1900

Sunday 21 May                   0700 – 1730

Monday 22 May                  0700 – 1700

Tuesday 23 May                  0700 – 1600

 

MEMBERSHIP

NZRA + ARA

You can obtain further information on the New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) or the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA), membership, and membership application forms, from their websites - http://www.rheumatology.org.au/ or http://www.rheumatology.org.nz

RHPA + NZHPR

You can obtain further information on the the Rheumatology Health Professionals Association (RHPA) and NZHPR, membership, and membership application forms, from the RHPA website - http://www.ausrhpa.com/membership.php