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The Centenary of The Medical Journal of Australia

Symposium, Historical Exhibition, Reception and Celebratory Dinner — 4 July 2014

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Event Information

Symposium: 10.00am – 5.00pm

University of Sydney Great Hall

Future directions of medical publishing

Chaired by Prof Richard Smith (former Editor of the BMJ)

Interactive sessions will include:

  • Publishing 2.0 – from print to digital
  • What's wrong with medical journals?
  • Privacy and publishing clinical trials

Historical Exhibition and Reception: 5.00pm

University of Sydney Fisher Library

A small social gathering at the Fisher Library with a display of the Library’s Rare Medical Books Collection. All attendees of the Symposium are invited to attend.

Dinner: 6.45pm

University of Sydney Great Hall

A celebratory dinner in the University’s Great Hall. Guest’s will be regaled with speeches from key players in the medical community and beguiled by a variety of talented musicians.


How to Register

Online registration is now open! Click here to register for the MJA Centenary Symposium and Dinner.

Online registration is strongly recommended, and is the preferred method of registering. However you can also download the registration form (pdf) and fax to the Symposium Office at Think Business Events on mja@thinkbusinessevents.com.au or fax to 02 8251 0097.

Registration Fees

Registration Type Early Bird Rate*
(Up to 12 June 2014)
Standard Rate
(From 13 June 2014)
Student Rate^
Symposium & Dinner $360
($195 Symposium + $165 Dinner)
($195 Symposium + $165 Dinner)
Symposium $195 $235 $115
Dinner (without Symposium or for additional guests) $175 $175 $135

*Early Bird Rate: To qualify for early bird registration, registration fees must be received by 12 June 2014. Registration fees are based on date of payment receipt, not the date of receipt of registration form.
^Student Rate: To qualify for the student rate you must be a FULL TIME student at the time of the Conference and student ID is required for verification upon collection of name badge at the Symposium/Dinner.


Symposium entitles the delegate to:

  • All Symposium sessions on 4th July 2014
  • Lunch and morning tea on 4th July 2014
  • Historical Exhibition and Reception from 5pm on 4th July 2014.
  • Conference satchel, program handbook and delegate materials

Dinner entitles the delegate to:

  • Attend the Celebratory Dinner on 4th July 2014; 7pm – 11pm.


All Conference payments must be received prior to the event. If payment is not received you will be required to provide your personal credit card details at the event to guarantee payment. This card will be debited if alternative payment is not received within 14 days.

We accept payment by:

  • Cheque made payable to: ‘Think Business Events’
  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex)

All amounts in the registration form are in Australian dollars (AUD$) and include 10% Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Once your registration has been processed receipt of payment will be emailed to you, to the email address you provide as contact in your registration.


Insurance of any kind is NOT included in registration fees – it is advised that delegates take out appropriate health and travel insurances prior to travelling. MJA Committee and the Conference Office do not take any responsibility for delegates failing to insure.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations received in writing at the Conference Office by 4th June 2014 will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD$75 administrative fee.

Cancellations received after this date cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing to the Conference Office prior to the Conference. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

Privacy Statement

MJA Centenary Symposium 2014 (the event) is bound by and committed to supporting the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2012.

Use of personal information

The organiser will collect and store information you provide in this registration form for the purposes of enabling us to:

  • register your attendance at the event;
  • assist with administrative and planning purposes;
  • plan and develop other events in the future;
  • facilitate your requirements in relation to the event; and
  • allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to the event.

The information that you provide in the registration form and information provided at any other time during the event, including without limitation any feedback obtained during the event, will be used by the event organiser to offer, provide and continue to improve its events and other services.

Event delegate list

The event may produce a delegate list of all delegates for supply to all registered attendees and exhibitors at the event. The delegates list will contain delegate’s name, affiliation and location (state or country) only. Registrants may withhold consent for inclusion of their details in this publication by contacting the event office by 20 June 2014.

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

The event organiser may disclose some of the information that is collected in the registration form such as your name, organisation and its location and your email address to event sponsors and exhibitors for marketing purposes.
The event will not otherwise, without your consent, use or disclose your personal information for any purpose unless it would reasonably be expected that such purpose is related to the offer, provision and improvement of the event or where such purpose is permitted or required by law. Registrants may withhold consent for disclosure of their contact details to sponsors by contacting the event office by 20 June 2014.