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DHAA Symposium 2018 rolls into Cairns from 18-20 October. A packed program, some great workshops and the Gala Dinner make this an event not to be missed!

Story by Leonie Brown

With the end of the financial year fast approaching you won’t want to miss registering for the DHAA symposium in Cairns. Register by 30 June to be able to claim your costs for this financial year with the tax man. With Early Bird Rate finishing on the 16 July you will be taking advantage of the lower price as well as the earlier tax benefits.

There is an amazing pool of 12 speakers travelling from America, New Zealand, Australia and even some local Cairns gems. They will fill our minds with new dental concepts and information as well as awaken memories and re-energise the way we think about what we always thought we knew.

A new thing to note in the programme this year is a Panel

Discussion with experts debating on the current topic of provider numbers that is getting our passionate mob of OHTs and hygienists talking. We are also adding a motivational speaker to the mix to leave us even more inspired to achieve our goals.

We are continuing to hold our ‘Aged Care Lunch’ to keep up discussions about this important subject in Australia, as well as our ‘New Graduates Lunch’ which is becoming more informative and helpful each year as we listen to feedback about what participants want to hear.

On top of this you also have the opportunity to do a Thursday morning optional workshop. From an LA refresher course, learning the Alexander technique for optimum dental posture, a pilates class to start your day and more to be announced – the hard part will be choosing which one! Make sure you head back to the website to read more about the available workshops and if you have already registered for the symposium but now want to add a workshop simply email dhaasymposium2018@arinex.com.au

An always popular part of the symposium is the incredible trade display. There has been an unprecedented level of interest in dental related companies wanting to come and spend time with delegates this year. This is down to you!

Feedback from last year in Adelaide was that delegates were very engaging in conversations with trade display rep’s. We are thankful for them being at our symposium so we can learn about all the new as well as existing products and ask all our burning questions. We hope you are able to take back a new idea and/or product to your workplace from the trade display as much as you do from the lectures.

The recent announcement of the gala dinner theme ‘Tropical Elegance’ has led to a lot of chatter amongst colleagues about catching up and letting their hair down on the night. The venue Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal was a previous working wharf and now hosts a multitude of events in its beautifully restored No. 3 Wharf shed. Sitting on the water’s edge overlooking the stunning Trinity Inlet’s waterways and tropical mountains, this is an evening you will not forget.

I hope to see you all there. n

How the payment DHAA Symposium plan works

ATTENDING SYMPOSIUM CAN be a sizeable financial commitment, especially if it’s not in your home town. For this reason the DHAA has the added a payment plan option to spread the cost of registration.

The Early Bird plan breaks down the registration fee into three instalments. The payments will be charged on the fifteenth day of each month following the date that you register.

The payment plan option will be available until Saturday 16th July (two days before the Early Bird registration deadline). The payment plan option will be available until the Early Bird registration deadline (Monday 16 July, 2018). Please note that there will be a charge of 4% of the registration fee.

Should you have any questions about DHAA Symposium 2018 please email the symposium managers.