COVID-19 Statement

As we prepare for PPC17, we understand that you might have questions about the 2022 event as it relates to COVID-19.

We confirm that planning for PPC17 will proceed.

In following the advice from the Australian Department of Health and the World Health Organisation, the organisers of PPC17 continue to monitor the current situation daily regarding the outbreak of COVID-19.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

If you are travelling from overseas and are going to be staying in Australia for longer than 72 hours, you will need to apply for your visa. For more information on visas, please visit our visa information webpage.

Tap water in Brisbane is fresh and safe to drink.

The currency used in Australia is AUD. Please click here for an online converter.
Once you’re here, you can exchange your currency in many places, including at the airport when you arrive. Brisbane has many foreign exchange shops across the city.

If you’d like to visit a bank or an ATM, Brisbane has all major and smaller banks throughout the city.

ATMs will take any international cards and nearly all international networks such as Cirrus, Plus, STAR international ATM mark, Interlink or Maestro POS mark. Travellers should contact their bank at home for information on availability and service charges. The most commonly accepted credit cards in Australia are American Express, Bankcard, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and BarclayCard.

ATMs usually dispense money in two lot’s, so please double check for money before leaving the machine.

Use ATMs that are affiliated with your home bank it will save you a few dollars every transaction.

Conference Venue

PPC 17 is being held at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

Address: Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Phone: (07) 3308 3000

Taxis, UBERS, buses, trains and hire cars are all great methods of transportation when in Brisbane.

Click here to view more information on transport in Brisbane. 

During the Conference

The dress code throughout the day is smart casual.

The registration desk will be clearly marked. More information on the location of the desk will be confirmed closer to the event and emailed to you closer to the conference date.

Please direct any questions you may have regarding registration, session attendance or other elements of the conference to Leishman Associates staff at this desk.

Delegates will be provided with an individual name badge which will give you access to all sessions and social events that you have registered to attend. This must be worn at all times within the conference venue.

An electronic copy of the handbook will be available for download from the website and emailed to you closer to the conference date. There will not be a printed copy available. An Event App will be available to download for iOS and Android through the App Stores.

Delegates will have access to complimentary WIFI for the duration of the conference. Please see the Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk to obtain the password.

In the lead-up to the conference, small updates will be made to the program. See the latest version on the website and in the Conference App. Any changes to the program during the conference will be announced during housekeeping notices each morning. You may also check with Leishman Associates staff at the registration desk.

Delegates are not permitted to use any type of camera or recording device at any of the sessions unless written permission has been obtained from the relevant speaker. A professional photographer will be at the conference, if you have any issues with being photographed please notify the photographer or Leishman Associates staff.

The members of the Organising Committee and Leishman Associates accept no liability for personal accident of loss or damage suffered by any participant, accompanying person, invited observer or any other person by whatever means. Nor do we accept liability for any equipment or software brought to the conference by delegates, speakers, sponsors or any other party. Please protect your personal property. Do not leave laptops, cameras, and other valuable items unsecured.

Be conscious of individuals who appear out of place and do not wear a conference name badge. Advise Leishman Associates staff if this occurs.

The RACI will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating the RACI Anti-Harassment Policy may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

If you experience any of the behaviour described and/or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe during PPC-17, please contact Dr Georgina Such. The conference organisers will take appropriate action as soon as possible.

Registration & Social Functions

Full Registration

Full Registration includes attendance at all sessions during the conference dates as well as a ticket to the Welcome Reception and Poster Sessions. The Conference Dinner is not included, tickets can be purchased for $60. Full Registration also includes name badge, lunch, access to the Conference App, morning and afternoon refreshments.

Day Registration

Day Registration includes attendance at sessions on the nominated day of attendance, name badge, lunch, access to the Conference App, morning and afternoon refreshments. Day registration does not include attendance at any social functions.

You must advise the Conference Managers of any special dietary requirements when you register for the conference. Caterers at each function will be informed of these. During the day there will be a buffet table offering food suitable for dietary requirements. If you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to ask staff at the registration desk.

IMPORTANT– If your dietary request relates to a life-threatening allergy, please ensure that you advise the organisers as soon as possible.

After registering for the conference you will be emailed a Registration Confirmation which lists all social functions for which you are registered. If you require another copy please email brittany@leishman-associates.com.au.

Yes, you most certainly can – additional tickets can be booked when you registered online, or through the Leishman Associates office. Please email your request to brittany@leishman-associates.com.au if you have already registered. During the conference, bookings can be made at the registration desk, subject to availability. Ticket fees may apply.

Speaker, Chairperson or Poster Presenter

Chairpersons will receive an email prior to the conference, reminding them of their responsibilities. If you are a chairperson and do not receive this, or have additional questions, please contact brittany@leishman-associates.com.au at Leishman Associates (03 6234 7844).

Please bring your PowerPoint presentation with you when you register. All speakers should present themselves to the Speakers Preparation Room, at least four hours prior to their scheduled presentation time, to upload their presentation. Speakers are also requested to assemble in their session room 5 minutes before the commencement of the session if possible, to meet with their session chair and to familiarise themselves with the room and the audio visual equipment. A technician will be present in the room at all times. There will be facility to test and modify your presentation if required within the Speakers Preparation Room.

Accommodation

You can book your accommodation through the online registration form or by emailing brittany@leishman-associates.com.au to obtain an auto-login token to book your accommodation after you have registered. You will be asked to provide your check-in and check-out date as well as your credit card details to secure the booking. Delegates are encouraged to book in advance as availability closer to the conference date is not guaranteed.

When you book your accommodation your credit card details will be provided to the hotel you have selected – please confirm this on check-in with your hotel. Your credit card will not be charged when you make the initial booking. If the credit card you intend on using to pay for the accommodation does not belong to you, the hotel will require an authority form to be signed. Please read the terms and conditions before booking your room.

Please email brittany@leishman-associates.com.au to cancel or change your accommodation prior to the conference (at least 30 days prior to your arrival date to avoid additional fees). If you need to cancel your accommodation booking within 30 days of your arrival date any cancellation fees will be subject to the hotel cancellation policy. Therefore, no accommodation refund can be guaranteed within 30 business days of the conference. If you alter your accommodation booking after you have checked in, please deal directly with the hotel. If you arrive 24 hours later than your indicated arrival day, charges will apply.

Cancellation and Disclaimer

Cancellations must be received in writing – mail, or email – to Leishman Associates. Cancellations will not be deemed to be received until you have written confirmation from Leishman Associates. If you have not received acknowledgement within two business days, please contact Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844.

Should it be necessary to cancel your registration due to Government imposed travel restrictions, we will provide you with a full refund, minus any bank fees incurred. Evidence may be requested, and each situation scenario will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Refunds for any other reason will adhere to the following cancellation terms:

Registration Fees:

– Cancellations on and before 90 days prior the event will incur a A$150.00 cancellation fee.

– Cancellations on or before 60 days prior to the event will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

– Cancellations on or after 30 days prior to the event will receive no refund.

Event Cancellation or Postponement

The members of the Committee and Leishman Associates do not accept any liability for losses incurred in the event being cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances or any other event that renders performance of the event inadvisable, illegal, impracticable, or impossible.

An unforeseen event shall include but shall not be limited to: an Act of God; infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

All intellectual property rights of the event, and all materials distributed at or in connection with the event is owned by the Host, Leishman Associates, Sponsors, &/or Speakers presenting at the event. Participants may not use, reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the conference, content, or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Conference for any reason without the prior written permission from the Host.

No part of the event may be recorded, reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including but not limited to video or audio recording, photography, photocopying or any other information storage or retrieval system known now or in the future, without the explicit written permission of the Host.

PPC 17 reserves the right to amend or alter any advertised details relating to dates, program and speakers if necessary, without notice, as a result of circumstances beyond their control. All attempts have been made to keep any changes to an absolute minimum.