AACB 2017 - General Information

AACB 2017 - General Information


Dress Standards

  • Conference Days: Smart casual
  • Industry Gala Function: Smart casual
  • Conference Dinner: Lounge suit / cocktail attire

Special Requirements (Medical & Dietary)

Every effort has been made to ensure that people with special requirements are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Melbourne a pleasant and comfortable experience.


Melbourne enjoys warm summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters.

With its variable climate, Melbourne hots up December to February (summer), cools down March to May (autumn), chills out June to August (winter), and warms up again September to November (spring).

Melbourne's top temperatures are usually in January and February. Those months are often dry, with hot spells and cooling afternoon breezes off Port Phillip Bay. June and July are the coldest months, and October is the wettest.

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Time Zone

Melbourne operates on Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10:00).


All international travellers must present a valid and approved travel document (generally a passport) as evidence of their identity and nationality to allow entry into Australia. In addition, all international travellers (with the exception of most New Zealand passport holders) must also obtain a valid visa before travelling to Australia.

As a general guide, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their planned departure date.

Visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection website for further information:


The Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, the conference organisers and secretariat will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the AACB Annual Scientific Conference or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, AACB, the Conference Organisers and secretariat accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.


Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that all delegates take out their own travel and medical insurance prior to coming to the Annual Scientific Meeting. The policy should include loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the meeting, or through cancellation of the Annual Scientific Meeting itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Conference Organisers, AACB and the secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure. Please speak to your travel agent or airline in regard to this matter.


Use of Personal Information

The Conference will collect and store information you provide in this Registration Form for the purposes of enabling us to:

  • register your attendance at the Conference;
  • assist with administrative and planning purposes;
  • plan and develop Conference and other events in the future;
  • facilitate your requirements in relation to the Conference;
  • provide updates and information to you on the Conference; and
  • allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to the Conference.

The information that you provide in the Registration Form and information provided at any other time during the Conference, including without limitation any feedback obtained during the Conference, will be used by the Conference to offer, provide and continue to improve its conferences and other services.

Conference Delegate List

The Conference may produce a Delegate List of all delegates for supply to all registered attendees, sponsors and exhibitors at the Conference. The Delegates List will contain delegate’s name, affiliation and location (state or country), plus email address if consent has been given. Registrants may withhold consent for inclusion of any or all of their details by indicating this on the registration form when registering.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

The Conference may disclose some of the information that is collected in the Registration Form such as your name, organisation and its location and your email address to Conference sponsors and exhibitors for marketing purposes.

The Conference will not otherwise, without your consent, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose unless it would reasonably be expected that such purpose is related to the offer, provision and improvement of the Conference or where such purpose is permitted or required by law. Registrants may withhold consent for disclosure of their contact details by indicating this on the registration form when registering.