Key Dates

Registration opens:
Now open

Call for abstracts open:
13 January 2021

Call for abstracts close:
4 March 2021

Program Publication &
Author Notifications:

24 March 2021

Early Bird Registration closes:
14 April 2021

Author Acceptance closes:
14 April 2021

Conference:
Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 June 2021

Enquiries
Conference Managers
 

Association Professionals
PO Box 7345
Beaumaris VIC 3193
Email the Conference Manager
or call on 1300 941 480

 

 

Registration

For the first time the 2021 RSA Annual Conference will be moving to a hybrid event format, offering an in-person conference experience or a virtual connection.

For those of you who would prefer in-person networking and learning, exploring the exhibition space, catching up with colleagues, the opportunity to chat to presenters and the conference vibe, you can still attend in-person. 

For those of you who are unable to travel, or prefer to learn from the comfort of your home, you can still virtually attend sessions and connect with your peers. 

New for 2021, the recordings for the sessions and workshops (except for the Vascular Access workshop) will be available on-demand to all registration types until 16 August 2021. This means, when you return home after the conference you can watch any sessions you have missed or want to catch up on. You can also attend in person the workshop of greatest interest and catch up on the other workshops in your own time. On-demand access will be available to full registrations (both in person and online) and day registrations for your registered day.

We need your help to spread the word! We kindly request that you print the conference flyer (in colour if possible) and put up in your staff common areas and bulletin boards. Any assistance here will be much appreciated! A huge thank you to those that have already started to spread the word.

Early bird registration now open until 14 April 2021

RSA members will save $$$ on the cost of registration, particularly if they register on or before 14 April 2021 to secure the exclusive members-only early bird rate.

Not an RSA member? Not a problem! Join online today to access the exclusive members only early bird rate - be sure to allow 2 business days for your membership to be processed before you can access the discounted member rates.

 

Registration fees

In-Person Attendance at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Registration type 

Early bird
(on or before 14 April)

Standard
(on or after 15 April)

Late/onsite
(15 - 19 June)

Full registration (member) 

$665

$775

$880

Full registration (non-member) 

$985

$985

$1,120

Day registration (member)

 

$355

$490

$490

Day registration (non-member) 

 

$620

$900

$900

Happy Hour, Thursday 17 June (included in full registration, price for additional tickets)

 

$70

$70

$70

Conference Dinner, Friday 18 June (not included in full registration)

 

$130

$130

$130

Online / Virtual - Stay-at-Home Connection to Sessions

Registration type 

Early bird
(on or before 14 April)

Standard
(on or after 15 April)

Late/onsite
(15 - 19 June)

Full registration (member) 

$432

$504

N/A

Full registration (non-member) 

 

$640

$640

N/A

Day registration 

 

N/A

N/A N/A

All registration fees are in Australian Dollars and include GST.

A limited number of Unit Registrations are available. Details included in the registration terms and conditions. To book, please contact the Conference Managers conference@renalsociety.org.


Inclusions

 

In-Person

Online/virtual

 

Full registration

Day registration Full registration

Conference attendance

All 3 days*

On registered day(s) only*

All 3 days*

Workshops

Included*

Included for Saturday attendees only*

Included (except Vascular Access workshop)

Access to recorded sessions 

All 3 days*

On registered day(s) only*

All 3 days*

Access to exhibition

All 3 days

On registered day(s) only

Virtual exhibition access

Catering breaks
Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

All 3 days

On registered day(s) only

Not applicable

Pocket program

Included

Included

Not included

Happy Hour
Thursday 17 June

Details provided below

Yes, additional tickets for guest(s) are available for purchase

Available for purchase

Not applicable

Conference Dinner
Friday 18 June

Details provided below

Available for purchase

Available for purchase

Not applicable

*Workshops are held on Saturday only.  Full Registration and Saturday Day Registration includes attendance to the workshops. To attend, you must pre-book via the online registration form. Places are limited and spaces are allocated on a first in basis. You may only register for one workshop and may not swap into any other workshops during that day. Workshops are ticketed sessions. For virtual registrations the Vascular Access workshop is not available for viewing.

For more information on our booking terms and conditions, click here.


Networking and social events

Welcome Reception

Thursday 17 June 2021
5.30pm – 6.30pm

Held within the exhibition, the Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity to reacquaint with colleagues, make new connections, as well as hear about all the latest industry news, products and services from our exhibitors.

This event is included in an in-person full registration, but you must indicate you would like to attend when completing the online registration form.

Conference Dinner

Friday 18 June 2021
7.00pm – 11.00pm

The RSA Annual Conference Dinner is set to be a highlight. Always a highly anticipated event during the Conference, we have a great night of dancing and dining planned.

This event is optional for in-person registrants and can be purchased when completing the online registration form.


CPD Hours

Full Conference (in person or virtual/online) – 17.5 hour (with registration for Workshops 1 - 4) / 18.5 hours (with registration for Workshop 5)

Thursday – 6 hours

Friday – 6 hours

Saturday – 5.5 hour (with registration for Workshops 1 - 4) / 6.5 hours (with registration for Workshop 5)

Certificates of attendance are emailed to delegates within four weeks following the end of the Conference.

*CPD points are subject to final program 


Applying for Conference funding

The RSA Annual Conference will provide opportunities to further develop your skills, increase knowledge and meet others who have a similar passion to provide the best possible care for renal patients and their families. It will also provide extensive networking opportunities both professionally and academically.

Looking for funding to attend the Conference? Here's some helpful tips.

  • Apply directly with the Head of your Unit
  • Seek industry funding - Individually sourced
  • Find out if your hospital has an education/research fund
  • Apply via the RSA - www.renalsociety.org/membership/scholarships-grants-funding/
  • To make the process of seeking support easier for you, we have prepared a justification letter. Simply download the Word document, fill in the blanks and customise as appropriate. Click here to download.