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REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019

CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR FUTURE ANTARCTICA CONFERENCES

COMBINED DENTAL CONFERENCE AND MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Join us for the 8th Unconventional Conventions Antarctica conference. For the first time ever, we will be extending the cruise to visit the Falkland Islands and Chilean Fjords. Plus, join us on the Post-Conference Tour of Patagonia.

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.

NEW Main Conference.

Dates

Travel in harmony with the elements to the White Continent. En route, you will experience the wild natural wonders of the Chilean fjords. Once in Antarctica, the sight of mighty glaciers calving into the ocean, flocks of penguins and whales in the icy seas will create indelible memories. On board, there is so much to do: Science Center, exciting lectures, and more, all designed to enhance your trip.

Over the course of the voyage, there is an exciting selection of activities to choose from each and every day – including short or long hikes ashore, visits to historic points of interest and wildlife colonies, Zodiac cruising looking for whales and seals or simply photographing the incredible icebergs. Such activities are enjoyed in the company of our onboard team of wilderness guides, naturalists and photographers.

NEW Ship and Cabins.

MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

Dental Conference Program.

Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.

Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.

Dental Conference Program Topics

• Restorative dentistry
• Endodontics
• Periodontics
• Emergencies in practice

Speakers

Prof Ian Meyers OAM
Dr Peter Cathro
Dr Luke Villata

Medical Conference Program.

  • Professor Gordian Fulde AO – Emergency Medicine
  • Dr Glenn Rice-McDonald – Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
  • A/Professor Peter S Hamblin – Endocrinology

Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices.

Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.

Unconventional Conventions’ director for the past 20 years is a practising doctor who takes great pride in offering a comprehensive, stimulating and appropriate academic program. Unconventional Conventions aims to ensure that the combination of lectures, workshops, hospital visits, training activities and clinic in the community make up more than 50% of daily activities during the main conference tour.

Many of our travel destinations provide an opportunity for local professional contribution and cultural exchange through workshops and structured visits to local clinics.

Our conference programs are prepared over a 12 month period and full details are available 3 months prior to the conference. Unconventional Conventions is an accredited education provider for RACGP. Application for ACRRM points is made for each conference. Dental programs are certifiable with Dental Board of Australia.  Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.

NEW Patagonia Tour.

Dates

DRAFT ONLY

Enjoy a few days exploring Patagonia from your new home, the spectacular Rio Serrano Hotel and Spa.

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.

You can hike, horse-ride, cycle or travel by van to explore lush forests, rugged mountains, glistening glaciers and sparkling lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Examine bizarre geological Jurassic era formations; marvel at cave paintings from the Aonikenk, hunter-gatherer native Indian inhabitants of 6,000 years ago.

Activities.

Zodiac Tours
Each day on the Antarctic Peninsula every passenger has the opportunity to go on a zodiac tour or shore landing twice a day (weather permitting). Because of a strict limit of numbers allowed, larger cruise ships are unable to provide this for all passengers.

Wildlife

You will get the opportunity to see a huge variety of wildlife, up close and personal. The wildlife experts onboard will answer all your questions so that you get the most out of the experience.

Photography
Antarctica is a unique place for photography. Whether you are semi-professional, or shooting with your iPad, you will be able to take amazing photos every day, with advice from onboard experts.

Walks and Hikes
Some locations offer the opportunity to go on short or long walks, depending on your fitness level and preference.

Kayaking
Some people may wish to choose the optional kayaking package. This will give you the chance to kayak through the sea ice and around icebergs. This unique opportunity is limited to 12 people, so if this is a draw card you need to book now.

Camping
For the adventurous, you have the very rare chance to camp in Antarctica. Don’t miss out!! Not many people can say they have done this.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

Like nowhere else on earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert is THE destination for those who want to get off the beaten track, thrive on adventure (soft or not so soft – you choose) and have a passion for photography. Marvel at the incredible landscape of jagged, rust-coloured ravines; vast rocky white salt pans; volcano-topped horizons. From your base in a state-of the-art eco lodge, you can immerse yourself in one of the most remote and spectacular environments on the planet.

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

If you have already seen the regular highlights of South America 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.

Nature lovers – don’t miss out.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE UNABLE TO SECURE HOTEL BOOKING THIS FAR IN ADVANCE, SO THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Expression of Interest.

For more information about the Unconventional Conventions Antarctica conferences, please click the link below and complete the expression of interest form.

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)