The Scientific program opens with the scintillating EMBO Plenary Lecture delivered by Josef Penninger on the evening of Sunday March 16 and continues through with equal quality presentations to lunchtime on Wednesday March 19, 2014. Social events are listed in the program and on the Social Program page.

Registration Details

Families are welcome and with a beachfront venue there are plenty of options for activities. March is still warm in our hemisphere, and usually without the possibly-daunting sun of Summer! The conference is envisaged as residential and hotel rooms have been reserved. Register and book early on-line to reserve your preferred accommodation.

Everyone entering Australia is required to have valid travel documentation - visa and passport. Quarantine regulations, customs clearance and health issues are noted on the Department of Immigration website. Australia has strict quarantine regulations


Make your visa application well in advance of anticipated travel time. Check carefully with your travel agent to confirm all Australian visa requirements. IN PERSON - Location and address details for Australian Visa offices, worldwide, are listed here. Please note: Status as a conference delegate, alone, does not guarantee the issuing of a visaON-LINE APPLICATIONS - and restrictions:

  1. Visa Wizard:
  2. Application on-line for an electronic visa. Specified countries only may apply
  3. Applicants from European countries go to eVisitor

Again, check the Immigration web site and also check with your travel agent.


If you require a letter for visa purposes, eMail the secretariat with the following details. Contact our office as soon as possible to arrange this.

Full Name | Position of employment
Academic Institute and Department
Sex | Date of Birth | Passport Number

Do book early! International Flights to Australia fill up quickly.

Check Qantas, British Airways, Air New Zealand, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air China and the Asian airlines.
United, Virgin Australia - and Tiger Airways are now also flying the route to the States.

Early booking of Domestic Flights is also advised - allow time for your ferry/bus journey to Manly and walk along the Corso.

Payment may be made on-line or by cheque. Credit cards accepted are: Visa and MasterCard. On-line payment confirmation is received immediately. When paying by cheque, you will receive acknowledgement of payment when the deposit is cleared.

NOTE: After 16 January 2014, the Early Bird rate expires. Full rate applied automatically to all unpaid registrations.

Cancellations should be notified in writing to the Conference secretariat (address details below). No refunds for cancellations received after 16th January, 2014. Substitute delegate will be accepted - please notify the Secretariat by e-Mail / in writing of changes.

All registration and accommodation enquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretariat:

MTCi - Magic Touch Consultancies (Int'l) Pty Ltd
PO Box 717, Caringbah

TEL.: (02) 9524 1799
Int'l: +61 2 9524 1799

FAX: (02) 9524 1744 
Int'l: +61 2 9524 1744 

Mobile: 0419 688 581
Int'l: +61 419 688 581

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