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!
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 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!!
Are you a student? Take advantage of our discounts!!
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!
UPDATE (11th June 2021): We are watching the evolving situation in Melbourne and are placing the safety of all attendees at the front of our minds.
The current path out of State Government restrictions leading up to our event means the Organising Committee have had to make an executive decision. 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 to facilitate networking! Stay tuned for more updates 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.
We apologise as an in-person event is now unlikely. We hope that you will still join us virtually on Whova!
Please get in touch here if you have any queries about this change.
There are numerous options around Melbourne CBD at all budget ranges.
A selection of options near the venue include:
Raddison on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
Address: 380 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9322 8000
SPECIAL PROMO: Receive 20% off rates using the code: WACONF
Best Western Atlantis Hotel Melbourne
Address: 300 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9600 2900
Wyndham Hotel Melbourne
Address: 199 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8692 8900
City Tempo Apartments
Address: 618 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8256 7500
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Address: 350 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 554 275
NOTE: 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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