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  *Early Bird extended until 30th March 2018.

*Early Bird extended until 30th March 2018.


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 5 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


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 


Joining the dots: evidence and health professional practice

10.00 am – 3.00 pm (includes lunch)

This workshop will include recent evidence for best practice care in dietary modification, scleroderma and hypermobility, including a practical session on screening and physical assessment of hypermobility.

Cost: Free to RHPA members; $50 for non-members

Full program available here.

Additional Meetings and Events

RACP Supervisors Workshop - SPDP 3
Saturday 5th May 2018 - 1200-1500

SPDP 3: Work-based Learning and Assessment

Work-based learning and assessment is a complex and necessary part of physician training. It is important for supervisors to understand the cycle of planning for learning and assessment, which includes fostering self-directed learning, making progress decisions on the trainee’s overall performance and evaluation of the trainee’s learning experience. The challenges of undertaking work-based learning and assessment amidst the complexities of the healthcare environment are many and varied. This workshop offers techniques and solutions to these challenges that will help supervisors in their vital role.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
•   Discuss the purpose and importance of work-based learning and assessment
•   Analyse the process of planning for learning and assessment
•   Identify the challenges and solutions associated with work-based assessment in a complex environment
•   Draw on evidence of learning and achievement to determine overall performance and progression.

Limited to 30 people.  Please book via the online registration form.

Australian Regional Rheumatology Services (ARRS) Meeting
Sunday 6th May - 1000-1100

All Welcome. Event complimentary.Please indicate your attendance for catering in the online registration form.

Women's Network in Rheumatology
Monday 7th May - 1000-1100

Please indicate in the online registration form if you will be attending this morning tea for catering. Event complimentary. Open to all women in Rheumatology.

Cancellations must be advised in writing to the Conference Secretariat by 1 April 2018. There is an $150 cancellation fee. Refunds will only be issued in exceptional circumstances after this date, but substitute delegates are acceptable.

Payment can be made by credit card (via secure online registration only with MasterCard or Visa only).  Please contact the Secretariat electronic banking transfer details.  All registrations need to be submitted via the online registration and they will be acknowledged by return email. 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.

Australia has a Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%. Overseas delegates are not exempt from paying this tax. All fees and costs quoted in the brochure are GST inclusive. The Australian Rheumatology Association is registered for GST - the ABN is 16 002 876 520. Upon payment online you will receive a tax invoice.

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

Personal information, as defined under the national privacy legislation, The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2001, will be treated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles and only shared with related or third parties in accordance with those principles.

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.