What a fantastic opportunity to visit the charming town of Hoi An, spend quality time with your family and gain CPD points in a relaxed environment.

Historic Hoi An has so much to offer – traffic-free streets lined with colourful colonial houses transformed into boutiques, cafes, tailor shops and art and antique galleries, the grand old homes of Chinese merchants, French villas, local markets, wooden pagodas, colourful lanterns and the bustle of the Thu bon River. Nearby, are traditional farming and fishing villages, classical craftsmen, fragrant rice paddies and rickety floating bridges.

And do not forget the fantastic Vietnamese food!

Our program has been arranged so that you have plenty of time to explore Hoi An on your own, relax by the hotel pool or participate in local adventures of your choosing.

Pre Conference Tour

Extend your experience before joining the main conference group - join the optional pre conference tour.

Day 1

Arrive in Hoi An and make your way to our hotel OR join us from the optional pre-conference tour of Hue. This evening meet your fellow delegates for welcome drinks in the hotel’s tropical garden on the banks of the Thu Bon River.

Day 2

This morning we take you on an orientation tour of UNESCO heritage listed Hoi An.  Explore the streets, where no motorised traffic is permitted in the mornings. Enjoy the varied architecture, remnants of the Chinese, Japanese and French times. Visit old merchant homes and warehouses, fascinating temples and community buildings. Admire the colourful lanterns strung across nearly every lane – a signature emblem of Hoi An.

Lunch will be an introduction to the authentic flavours of the town.

Suss out where you might return for shopping, getting a suit or frock made or where you can enjoy a delicious meal during your free time.

Afternoon conference session.

Evening free.

Day 3

This morning is free for you to do your own thing. Take the short walk back into Hoi An old town, arrange a tour to traditional carpentry and pottery villages, discover the Cham culture ruins of My Son, take a cooking class, paddle on the Thu Bon River, hire a bike or just laze around the hotel.

Afternoon conference session.

Day 4

Great fun for everyone today. Drive out of town into the nearby countryside. Take a paddle on a traditional basket boat on Coconut Lake to see the daily life of fishermen.

Bicycle through rice paddies and learn how to plough with buffalo and plant rice. You can even try your hand (or perhaps bottom) at riding a buffalo. Visit a vegetable village where no chemicals or toxic substances are used.  Over 41 varieties of vegetables are grown here, their amazing texture and nutritional qualities make them perfect for the local cuisine which focuses on the on the Ying-Yang to balance the hot and cold inside the body. Enjoy lunch beside the Lake.

Return to the hotel mid-afternoon. The rest of your day and evening are free.

Day 5

Morning conference session.

This afternoon we have a visit to a local clinic to gain some understanding of the health system and share experiences with our Vietnamese colleagues.

The evening is free.

Day 6

Morning conference session.

 The afternoon is free for you to relax or embark on another adventure.

Tonight join us for a special farewell dinner. Do NOT forget to bring your camera.

Day 7

Depart  OR  join the optional post-conference tour of Hue.

End of arrangements

Please note that this itinerary and costs may be subject to change.

Post Conference Tour

Continue your experience before returning to Australia - join the optional post conference tour.

End of arrangements. Please note this program may be subject to change

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
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Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
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