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Galápagos 2025

Anaesthesia: evolving and adapting to a changing world

31 OCTOBER 2025 – 9 NOVEMBER 2025

 

Anaesthesia scientific program convenors: Dr Anthony Padley & Dr David Elliott
Psychiatry scientific program convenor: RN Lucia Wang

THIS EVENT IS OPEN EXCLUSIVELY FOR AUSTRALIAN

ANAESTHETISTS AND PSYCHIATRISTS

Scientific program.

CONFERENCE CONVENORS: DR ANTHONY PADLEY, RN JIAN YING WANG, AND DR DAVID ELLIOTT

The scientific conference program will include a number of internationally invited speakers in addition to delegates themselves contributing to the program.

The conference program is currently being finalised.

Once registered, delegates are invited to contribute to the program by emailing the convenors via Mark Cunich at mark@unconventional.com.au

Expedition program.

Dates

A 10-day expedition focused on exploring the legendary Galápagos islands, aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II, our newest and most flexible expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.

“A little world within itself,” as Darwin described it, where life-altering encounters with animals—curious, or sublimely indifferent to our presence–happen like nowhere else on earth. Each island is diversely fascinating and magical. You’ll discover the islands and habitats of this legendary volcanic archipelago aboard our intimate expedition ship, the 96 guest National Geographic Endeavour II, waking each day to fresh adventures. We’ll use our onboard fleet of nimble Zodiacs and kayaks to explore natural wonders up-close. Gain remarkable insights from our knowledgeable team. Hike among the wildlife; investigate the vibrant sea—snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and swim daily with sea lions, sea turtles, and penguins; and capture these moments in your best photos ever with the guidance of our certified photo instructor.

Ship and Cabins.

National Geographic Endeavour II

We have fully chartered the 96 passenger National Geographic Endeavour II. Purpose-built in 2005 for expedition cruising in the waters of Tierra del Fuego, the National Geographic Endeavour II underwent a major refit for Galápagos service in 2016 with an all-new forward lounge, library, gym & spa along with new fixtures and furniture in cabins, new suites and other amenities throughout.  Sophisticated and energy-efficient lighting, air-conditioning, water-making and other technical features were also installed or replaced for year-round operation in equatorial waters. The ship, which previously carried 136 passengers, accommodates 96 guests in 52 thoughtfully appointed cabins. She is exceptionally nimble and maneuverable, with a shallow draft to get up close, great viewing from all public spaces, an expansive open-air observation deck, large windows in cabins and suites, and state-of-the-art tools for exploration. National Geographic Endeavour II replaced the much loved National Geographic Endeavour in December 2016.

Flights.

Airlines generally release flights 12 months in advance.

Unconventional Conventions will email you with our recommended flight options once the fights become available. You can book these through Unconventional Conventions or directly yourself.

Snorkelling and Diving.

SNORKELLING

You will have the opportunity to snorkel, kayak or paddleboard on most days throughout the program. These optional extras can be arranged onboard.

 

DIVING

Unfortunately, the standard program will not include any scuba diving. If you are an advanced diver, please express your interest when registering. We will be able to assist in organising an extra couple of days in the Galapagos for a dedicated diving program. You will need to have advanced certification, more than 30 logged dives, and have been diving in the past 3 years.

Insurance.

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL TRAVELLERS

Unconventional Conventions recommends NIB Travel Insurance which can be organised through the link below.

Please await confirmation of your registration before purchasing insurance.

Costs and Registration.

To request the cost page and the registration form, please complete the form below on the costs and registration page.

Available cabins at 2 June 2024

  • Category 2 cabin – male to share
  • Category 3 cabin – twin share

Once the ship is full, there will be a waiting list. To join the waiting list, please complete and return the registration form.

 

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
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