1 - 4 july 2021

Forum 2021

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. We’re ready to branch out, 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.

Professor peter choong

what's new

Diverse speakers showcasing the latest research findings with opportunities to present your work and network!

Want to participate in Q&A Panels, Workshops and Lunchtime Debates? Volunteer to become part of the Forum

Our popular Career Development Day is back to talk about crucial skills and preparing for postgraduate studies and beyond.

The experts

Guest speakers



A half day of student development organised by the Student’s Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Association (SOMA) followed by a networking afternoon.

A full day of career development for graduate students and early career researchers. Full 4-day tickets also include entry to the cocktail dinner following engaging sessions.

A full day of content with plenty of interactive sessions.

One day is not enough to cover all our content! With a final full day of activities, you’re sure to come away with new knowledge and connections.

Find out what happened in 2019

Interactive activities

put your hand up to participate
Q&A Panels

Back by popular demand, we’ll have more opportunities for you to have your say!

Help us moderate these sessions!


Get your hands dirty and practice your skills in our workshops. We’ll need a bit of muscles for this one!


Dr Christian Barton

Dr JP Caneiro


Dr Samantha Bunzli

Dr JP Caneiro


Dr Ivan Lin


We’re on the hunt for keen debaters to square up against our researchers!

Are we looking after the wellbeing of our research students?

Approaching non-surgical care: Individualised or generalised therapy?



We’re looking for roving podcasters! Ask us about how you can get your content out there with us!

Organising Committee

Our Organising Committee leverages the various expertise at OPUS to bring you a conference covering all the relevant topics you need to know about.

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, you’ll find numerous accommodation options and countless eateries and cafes.


melbourne, australia

the venue

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Please use the following naming convention: M. Lam(1), V. Price(1) and C. Shadbolt(2)
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We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated.

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