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Join our conference to understand why Kerala is known as “God’s own country”.  Experience Cochin, a wonderful melting pot of medieval Portugal, Holland and English village transplanted to the tropical Malabar Coast. There is nowhere on earth like it! Then enjoy the languid network of glistening backwaters – a lushly overgrown labyrinth of lakes, rivers and canals where life continues unchanged.

Highlights include:

– Houseboat in Kerala backwaters

– Exquisite colourful temples

– Vibrant Holi festival

– Elephant and tiger safari

– Traditional Fishing village life

– Delicious south Indian foo

Academic Program.

LECTURE TOPICS

Infectious Diseases – Associate Professor Thomas Gottlieb, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist. Concord Hospital and University of Sydney

Antibiotic resistance
Infection in the returned traveller (case studies)
Skin and soft tissue infections
Laboratory aspects of GIT infections and C. difficile

Volunteering Scholarship.

Through our philanthropic arm, Unconventional Volunteering, we aim to introduce Australian doctors to the world of medical volunteering through short term placements in the developing world.

It is with pleasure that we offer a scholarship for 2 Australian GPs to work in the Uluru Health Care Centre in Alamparai village, south of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu State, India.

The scholarship includes return economy class airfares to Chennai, transfers, accommodation and meals in a home-stay, hosted by a local family.

The Scholarship program coincides with the Unconventional Conventions Southern India optional pre-conference tour, where the volunteers will speak to the group about their experiences living and working in the local community. The Scholarship winners will also be required to write an article about their experience to encourage others to get involved.

Scholarship Application Criteria:

– Have been in practice for at least ten years

– Have current registration with the AHPRA

– Provide an up-to-date resume, showing evidence of your special interests as a practising GP

Program dates : Saturday 18 February to Monday 6 March 2017

Applications close 9th December 2017

Main Conference.

Dates

Join our conference to understand why Kerala is known as “God’s own country”.  Experience Cochin, a wonderful melting pot of medieval Portugal, Holland and English village transplanted to the tropical Malabar Coast. There is nowhere on earth like it! Then enjoy the languid network of glistening backwaters – a lushly overgrown labyrinth of lakes, rivers and canals where life continues unchanged.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

Join our pre-conference tour to unveil the ancient architectural wonders and breathtaking bas-reliefs of Mahabalipuram.   Wander around sacred Kanchipuram, the city of 1,000 temples. Experience a day in the life of an Indian fishing village and then enjoy the tranquillity of the French colonial town of Pondicherry.

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

Join our post conference tour to experience some other delights of Kerala and Tamil Nadu: the rugged mountains of Thekkady bearing tea and spice plantations, rare and endangered animals in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary (with a bit of luck you’ll spot an elusive tiger) and finally the holy city of Madurai, dating back 2,500 years, with some of the most intricate and colourful temple in India.

Photos And Presentations.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

A selection of highlights from the trip are available to view on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UnconventionalConventions/ 

You do not need an account to view the photos. Click on the Photo tab on the left side of the screen and you can scroll through the uploaded photos.

SHARED PHOTOS

To share your photos with the group please reply to the file request you received on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

To see the shared photos, please use the password emailed to you by Mark Cunich on Tuesday 11 July 2017 and click on the link below.

SHARED PHOTOS

PRESENTATIONS

To view the shared presentations please click on the link below and use the password sent to you by Mark Cunich on Tuesday 11 July 2017. Please remember that these presentations are only to be used as personal reference for delegates who attended this conference – please do not share or duplicate this work.

PRESENTATIONS

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