1 - 4 july 2021
Understanding the osteoarthritis journey
Understanding the osteoarthritis journey
from the opus chair
Welcome to the second OPUS Forum!
Much progress has been made since our inaugural symposium where we laid the foundations for our core objectives to improve patient selection and outcomes for joint replacement. There is a need to empower patients in decision-making, find non-surgical alternatives and refine the delivery and cost of care. Since we last met, we have dived deeper into the research and branched out to new and exciting directions.
We’re ready to showcase the fruits of our labour, explore your interests and invite you to the stage. This year, we are opening up the experience with more sessions, more interactive programs and more opportunities to forge new connections.
The osteoarthritis journey is a patient journey. We cannot improve the system without the voices of the community we serve and we encourage members of public to join the discussion.
We look forward to seeing you in July 2021!
Professor peter choong & A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
Check back with us as we lock in our program, our guests and add new features to the event!
Participate in round tables, Q&A panels, join our community board and maybe win some prizes! We’re making accessibility even easier with Whova. Download the app or use your desktop!
Organised by the Student Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Association (SOMA) for graduate researchers:
A networking afternoon/social event organised by the association will follow these three major sessions.
Joining virtually? All sessions (except SOMA day) will be live-streamed and accessible via Whova so you won’t miss a thing!
Are you a student? Get in touch with us to find out how to access special prices
Take advantage of our Early Bird prices NOW before 21st May!!
Early Bird prices end 3rd JUNE!!
We’ve made it easier for you to participate regardless of where you are. You decide which sessions and when.
Download the Whova app to your phone and tune in to live streams, play-back recorded sessions, engage wherever you are and navigate your way around the event. Don’t worry, you can access Whova on your desktop browser too! Stay tuned for our how-to guides!
Didn’t get your invitation code? Get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you sorted!
For those who will be attending in-person, please note that there will be limited in-person tickets to ensure safe distancing inside the venue.
Should the State Government mandate a lockdown during our event, we will be switching to Whova completely. The appropriate refunds will be made for in-person tickets switching to virtual tickets.
We strongly encourage all attendees to create a profile on Whova prior to the event, even if you’re in Melbourne in order to facilitate networking! We’ll keep you updated with more info as we get closer!
The Angliss Conference Centre is located on the western fringe of Melbourne’s central business district, overlooking the Docklands precinct and the picturesque Flagstaff Gardens.
Conveniently located within the free CBD tram zone at the corner of King St and La Trobe St, you’ll find numerous accommodation options and countless eateries and cafes.
The Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia
Find out more about accommodations, the ever-changing State Government pandemic guidelines, transport and more!
There are numerous options around Melbourne CBD at all budget ranges. The known hotels that are taking part in the Vic Government’s Hotel Quarantine program reboot are (as of April 2021):
Should you develop any of the symptoms related to COVID 19, please isolate immediately at home or in your accommodation and contact the dedicated Victorian COVID hotline:
For all the latest advice on COVID in Melbourne and Victoria, please see here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
A COVID safe plan has been developed for all events at the Angliss Conference Centre. You can find the document here. When you come to the Angliss, you will be required to check in via a sign-in sheet (surprisingly the faster method) or QR code and have your temperature tested.
Hand sanitisers will be available throughout the rooms and we stress everyone should socially distance where possible.
Please be aware that masks are only required on public transport but it is always safe to be carrying one on you at all times.
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