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10th Anniversary AMRRIC Conference 2014


One Health - Indigenous Community Animal Management

Dates: 23-25 September 2014
Venue: Darwin, DoubleTree Hilton

LIMITED TIME ONLY! Special 2 for 1 Registration deal! Select 2 tickets and use "SPECIAL" as the promotion code to access the discount.

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Join us in September 2014 at the 10th Anniversary AMRRIC Conference. We invite you to be a part of this highly anticipated event in the animal management sector and expand your network in the one health community. Our conference is unique, being the only event specifically focussed on animal management in Indigenous communities and is expected to attract approximately 250 delegates from around Australia and the world. This event is a “must attend” event for all those involved in global indigenous companion animal and community health, policy and practice - including those working in community, all levels of government, the not for profit welfare, research, veterinary, and pet industry sectors. The conference is an excellent opportunity for delegates to engage and share information and walk away with new insights, strategies and practices relating to the health and welfare of Indigenous communities and the animals that are so important to their culture and social fabric.

The event will feature an array of local and international authorities who will provide insights on how the challenges of the One Health approach to animal management are being addressed here at home and around the world.

International Keynote Speakers include:

Dr Frank Ascione - Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Dr Ascione is widely published and an expert in the relationship between maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence.

Kate Nattrass Atema - Program Director, Companion Animals, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Kate leads the global Companion Animal Programme at IFAW, overseeing community-based dog and cat welfare projects in 12 countries on 6 continents. Kate is currently Chairperson of the International Companion Animal Management Coalition (ICAM).

Dr Ganga de Silva - External Liaison Officer for Blue Paw Trust, Sri Lanka
Dr de Silva focusses on scientifically and humanely improving animal welfare and managing dog populations by working with communities, government and NGO organizations.

Registration fees
Full Fee Member - AUD $720.00 
Full Fee Non Member - AUD $780.00 
Full Fee M'ber Group - AUD $680.00 
F/Fee Non M'ber Grp - AUD $750.00 
Full Fee Day 1 - AUD $400.00 
Student - AUD $500.00 
International - AUD $650.00 
Full Fee Day 2 - AUD $400.00 
Full Fee Day 3 - AUD $400.00 
Conference Dinner - AUD $70.00 
Program Volunteer - AUD $500.00

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Conference Themes

This is your opportunity to hear from experts in the field, participate in workshops and connect with professionals operating in best practice in their chosen sectors.

  • Animal health and welfare in remote/developing community context
  • Zoonoses
  • Research updates - Rabies
  • School and community education and awareness
  • Cultural Awareness - engaging with Indigenous communities
  • Dog behaviour
  • Community social aspects of animal ownership
  • Environmental health
  • Interpersonal violence/animal violence link
  • Invasive animals/national parks and Indigenous communities

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
There are a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities and we would be happy to discuss these with you. If you would like to be a part of this important event, contact conference organiser Nell Thompson for a prospectus.

Darwin - the relaxed, tropical capital of the Northern Territory. Situated on the edge of a harbour larger than the iconic Sydney Harbour, Darwin is a beautiful, fascinating tropical city that prides itself in its unique and friendly laid-back lifestyle. Darwin is also the departure point for unique Australian adventure. From Darwin, it’s a day trip to World heritage-listed National Parks, rich tapestries of wetlands and wildlife, Aboriginal rock art galleries and island communities. There’s plenty to do in the CBD too from market shopping, the waterfront precinct, gardens and walking trails, art and food as well as historical landmarks.

Get in quick to book your accommodation for the 10th Anniversary AMRRIC Conference. There is no accommodation available at the conference venue so we have secured some rooms at nearby motels for our delegates. Spaces are limited though so we recommend you make your booking as soon as possible.

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin -  Call Christopher Vouthivong, Group Reservations Coordinator + 61 (0) 8 8946 0111 to get a great deal at this inner city oasis.

Quest Darwin – Call Quest Darwin on +61 8 8982 3272 +61 8 8982 3272 and tell the friendly staff that you are an AMRRIC conference delegate to get a great deal at these luxury serviced apartments. has great hotel & flight deals, just search Darwin for great accomodation deals.

The Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton116 The Esplanade, Darwin. The DoubleTree by Hilton is near the centre of Darwin’s vibrant entertainment and dining district and Mitchell Street the venue is also close to great shopping and popular tourist attractions. Darwin International Airport is just 15 minutes' drive away.

Book your transport from the airport using Darwin Charters & Shuttle and receive a 20% discount by using the code AMRRIC21. 



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