PHAA is regularly monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in regards to hosting and attending a national face to face event including various travel restrictions, and will provide updates on the conference as they become available.
Western Australia COVID-19 Information
If you are planning to travel to WA for the Conference, please ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from the WA Government.
To view the latest updates for WA please visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
Please also ensure you are up to date with the latest advice from your local Governement regarding your return from WA. Australian Government Department of Health
Attending the Conference
Depending on the restrictions at the time of the conference, delegates will have the option of attending the conference in Perth or participating virtually.
If your initial purchase is a Face-to-Face registration but COVID-19 related Government restrictions prevent you from attending in May, you will be provided with the opportunity convert to a Virtual Registration.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, you may wish to upgrade your registration from Virtual to Face-to-Face, this will be possible depending on venue capacity and Face-to-Face registration availability. Abstract presenters will be given first preference to register for the face-to-face conference in order to present.
Face-to-face delegates will have access to all of the content live in the venue as well as the virtual on demand content.
Virtual delegates will have access to and be able to participate in the live plenary sessions, and view the content on demand.
The draft conference program is now available, click here for more information.
Keynote speakers have been confirmed, click here for more information.
Earlybird Registration, click here for more information.
Short Virtual Call for Abstracts, click here for more information.
What happens if restrictions increase?
Potential restrictions could mean that the hybrid conference is pivoted to a virtual only conference. This would mean that all delegates will access the content through the virtual portal and the conference would not proceed with the face-to-face component.
Delegates will be kept updated throughout the planning process and will be advised on how the conference will proceed depending on the restrictions.
More information can be found on our FAQ's page.