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COMBINED DENTAL CONFERENCE AND MEDICAL CONFERENCE

PLEASE NOTE: The past 2 Unconventional Conventions conferences have sold out within a week of launch

Join us for the 9th Unconventional Conventions Antarctica conference. Plus, join us for pre-conference and post-conference tours of Patagonia and Rio de Janeiro.

SPECIAL EVENT: Carnival in Rio de Janeiro for those on the Post-Conference tour of Rio & Iguazu Falls

Be inspired by the pristine beauty of Antarctica – massive sparkling blue icebergs; sweeping ice sheets; towering mountains; spectacular sunsets. Be thrilled by the glorious abundance of wildlife – cute penguins waddling; plump seals basking; magnificent whales breaching; and millions of seabirds soaring.

Join us for this remarkable expedition to Antarctica – the ideal way to combine high-quality continuing medical and dental education with travel to the last frontier.

 

 

Medical Conference Program.

The lecture program is currently being finalised.

This event will be a combined Medical and Dental Conference. Concurrent medical and dental streams will be run in separate rooms, with some combined multi-disciplinary conference sessions. There will be a total of 24 hours of conference lectures

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Dr Simon Lee – Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon
  • Clinical A/Prof Peter Katelaris – Gastroenterologist
  • Mr Bill Fleming – Endocrine and General Surgeon
  • Dr Gerard Bourke – Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr Richard Sullivan – Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist 
  • A/Prof Zarnie Lwin – Oncologist 
  • Dr Raj Tanna – Psychiatrist
  • Emeritus Professor Laurence J. Walsh AO – Special needs dentistry
  • Dr Paul Ferris – Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine Specialist
  • Dr Anthea Katelaris – Public Health – Outbreak Investigations

Dental Conference Program.

The lecture program is currently being finalised.

This event will be a combined Dental and Medical Conference. Concurrent dental and medical streams will be run in separate rooms, with some combined multi-disciplinary conference sessions. There will be a total of 24 hours of conference lectures

Current speakers and topics include:

  • Dr Derek Mahony – Specialist Orthodontist
  • Dr David Sykes OAM – Prosthodontist
  • Emeritus Professor Laurence J. Walsh AO – Special needs dentistry
  • Dr Tom Huang – Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
  • Dr Anastasia Georgiou – Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • Dr Gwendolyn Huang – Paediatric specialist
  • Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen – Oral Medicine Specialist 
  • Dr Paul Ferris – Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine Specialist

Main Conference.

Dates

Be awed by massive sparkling blue icebergs floating in an endless sea; be dazzled by the sweeping ice sheet that spans the entire continent; be overwhelmed by towering mountains reflecting spectacular sunsets; be thrilled by the glorious abundance of wildlife – cute-looking penguins waddling and tobogganing across the snow, plump seals basking on ice floes, sleek dolphins frolicking at the bow of the ship, magnificent whales breaching and blowing and millions of birds breeding and raising their chicks. Be inspired by the pristine beauty of Antarctica.

Join us for this remarkable expedition to Antarctica – truly the last natural frontier!!

Ship and Cabins.

The Ocean Endeavour is comfortable, spacious and the place to be in the Antarctic season. Not only is it one of the few polar expedition ships in Antarctica, it also has one crew member for every eight travellers. This means you’ll enjoy a more personal, informative and comfortable trip. With a gym, library, wide range of cabin types, modern Zodiacs, and superb views, the Ocean Endeavour is quite literally the coolest way to take the trip of a lifetime.

The ship travels with 20 zodiacs, which is enough for all passengers to disembark at the same time for every excursion. The 4 separate gangways assist all passengers to disembark more efficiently, allowing for greater excursion time for everyone.

Patagonia – Pre Tour.

Dates

Join us on this tour of some more off-the-beaten-track attractions and chose your own adventure.

Patagonia evokes the image of the last frontier. A fabled landscape of rugged peaks veiled in clouds, lush forests, glaciers that extend to the horizon tumbling into electric-blue lakes, endless steppes unpopulated for hundreds of miles; a herd of guanaco grazing nonchalantly. Join us and discover the breathtaking beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile. You pick the excursions and the pace to suit your interest, fitness and mood on the day.

Then cross to the Argentine side to be awed by dazzling glaciers calving into an emerald-green lake in Los Glaciares National Park.

Nature lovers – don’t miss out.

Patagonia – Post Tour.

Dates

Join us on this tour of some more off-the-beaten-track attractions and chose your own adventure.

Patagonia evokes the image of the last frontier. A fabled landscape of rugged peaks veiled in clouds, lush forests, glaciers that extend to the horizon tumbling into electric-blue lakes, endless steppes unpopulated for hundreds of miles; a herd of guanaco grazing nonchalantly. Join us and discover the breathtaking beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile. You pick the excursions and the pace to suit your interest, fitness and mood on the day.

Then cross to the Argentine side to be awed by dazzling glaciers calving into an emerald-green lake in Los Glaciares National Park.

Nature lovers – don’t miss out.

FAQs – Event specific.

The following questions relate to the Antarctica, Patagonia and Carnival in Rio 2025 event. For general FAQs, please visit this page: FAQs

Can I bring a partner or friend?

Can I travel on my own?

Can I bring my children?

How big is the ship?

Travel Insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRAVELLERS

Follow the link below to view Unconventional Conventions’ recommended provider.

Costs and Registration.

 

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

80% FULL

 

Follow the link below for the costs page and registration form.

Cabins Currently available as of 24 February 2024:

DOUBLE / TWIN SHARE:

  • CATEGORY 4 – Twin Porthole Cabin – 8 available
  • CATEGORY 5 – Twin Window Cabin – 1 available
  • CATEGORY 5a – Twin Window Cabin – 1 available

SOLO TRAVELLERS

  • CATEGORY 1 – Single Interior Cabin – 2 available
  • CATEGORY 2 – Triple Share Interior Cabin – 1 male space only
  • CATEGORY 2 – Triple Share Interior Cabin – 1 female space only
  • CATEGORY 4A – Single Porthole Cabin – 2 available

ALL OTHER CABIN CATEGORIES ARE SOLD OUT

 

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