2017 Congress

Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) and The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)

Present a Joint Congress in Veterinary Acupuncture

Countdown to 2017 Congress


Hilton Cairns
Cairns, Australia
August 23 - 26, 2017


Thank you to our Congress Sponsors

Sponsoring Keynote Speaker
Dr. Allen Schoen

Dr. Uwe Petermann


Online Registration

Printable Registration Form

Tentative Schedule

Wet Lab Descriptions

More Congress information in
February's "The Point"

Time for You
Mind/Body Wellness Retreat

Congress Hotel Information

There are a very limited number of rooms available, so if you want to stay at the host hotel then you need to book early. Rooms are Standard: AU$205.00 per night; Deluxe: AU$245.00 per night. Rooms include breakfast each day and should be inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax)

To book your room online, click here

If you have any trouble booking your room or if you want to book outside of the room blocks you can contact the hotel directly.

Hilton Cairns
34 Esplanade
Cairns City, QLD 4870

For those that wish to make contact directly, it is best is to send all enquiries to
Attn: Marit Willemsen
You may also send me a personal email.  Please note if I am not in the office my personal email will not be monitored.


Please note Congress Proceedings will be Available Online Only


VISA: In addition to a Passport, a VISA is required to enter the country. It is fairly simple to obtain a VISA to visit the country and depending on where your Passport was issued from you may be eligible for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) VISA. Please visit one of the following websites to find out more about obtaining a VISA:




Getting to Cairns: The airport closest to the Hilton Cairns is the Cairns airport and Quantas has direct flights throughout the day from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Check with the airline you will be traveling on to see if they fly to Cairns or if you need to arrive in Sydney and travel by a local airline. Another airline is Virgin Australia that flies within Australia.

Getting from the airport to the Hilton you can use Airport Connections (www.tnqshuttle.com). They will meet both international and domestic flights and the cost is about AU$17.00 and reservations are essential. Another company is Sun Palm Australia Coach (www.sunpalmtransport.com.au) and they will also travel to the Hilton and they cost about AU$15.00. Taxis are also an option but it will cost significantly more to take one.