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Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke - Melbourne 26-29 October 1997

National Stroke Foundation stroke at werple.net.au
Fri May 23 12:26:31 EST 1997


Asia Pacific Consensus Forum 
on Stroke Management






Crown Towers Hotel
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 

26 - 29 October 1997







REGISTRATION INVITATION
AND CALL FOR 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Organising Committee is grateful to the following companies for their 
support.

Qantas					(logo)
Department of Human Services		(logo)
Australian Tourism Commission	(logo)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

G Donnan, Chairman, Australia		J Orley, WHO, Switzerland
T Stewart-Wynne, Australia			M Wong, Singapore
T Yamaguchi, Japan				A V Aquino, Philippines
N V Ramani, Singapore			W K Ng, Malaysia
R Kay, Hong Kong				H P Adams Jr, United 
States of America
S A Ahmad, Indonesia			L Lisheng, Peoples Republic of 
China
J Norris, Canada				D Gunawan, Indonesia
N E Bharucha, India				N Anderson, New Zealand
S Davis, Australia				F Smarrelli, Australia


INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

S Davis, Chairman, Australia			G Donnan, Australia
J McNeil, Australia				M Wong, Singapore
J M Orgogozo, France				K Asplund, Sweden
S Ebrahim, United Kingdom			V Fritz, South Africa
M H Kim, South Korea			J D Easton, United States of 
America
C T Tan, Malaysia				T Ome, Japan
P M Dalal, India				C Warlow, United Kingdom
H J M Barnett, Canada			N M Bornstein, Israel
J Bogousslavsky, Switzerland 		G Boysen, Denmark
C Silagy, Australia				T Ingall, United States 
of America

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE

B Chambers, Chairman, Australia		D Rosen, Australia
J Frayne, Australia				C Anderson, Australia
G Hankey, Australia				C Bladin, Australia
D Dunbabin, Australia 			C deWytt, Australia
P Gates, Australia				D Crimmins, Australia
F Smarrelli, Australia				M Vampatella, Australia

A J Iacuone, Conference Coordinator
 

KEY DATES


		POSTER PLAN		Closing Date		30 JUNE 
1997

		EARLY REGISTRATION	Closing Date		30 JUNE 
1997

		ACCOMMODATION		Guaranteed		15 SEPT 
1997

		LATE REGISTRATION / ON-SITE FEE		24 OCT 1997


ADDRESS FOR REGISTRATION	

Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke Management
Conference Action Pty Ltd
PO Box 1231
NORTH SYDNEY   NSW    2059

Telephone:  +612 9956 8333      Facsimile:   +612 9956 5154
Email: confact at real.net.au



ADDRESS FOR ALL COMMUNICATION	


Andrew Iacuone
Conference Coordinator
National Stroke Foundation
394 - 400 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne  Vic  3000

Telephone: 613 9670 1000   Facsimile: 613 9670 9300
Email: andrew at natstroke.asn.au




 INVITATION TO MELBOURNE




The National Stroke Foundation (Australia) will host the first Asia 
Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke Management in Melbourne, Australia 
between Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 October, 1997.  The Consensus Forum is 
co-sponsored by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and is in 
collaboration with the Stroke Society of Australasia.

In assessing the impact of recent developments in stroke management upon 
societies globally, it is vital that a major international conference on 
stroke issues be organised in the Asia Pacific Region. This will enable 
us to develop strategies to reduce mortality and morbidity from what is, 
unfortunately, the third most common cause of death worldwide.

In view of the success of the Pan-European Conference and its vital role 
in examining stroke issues, it follows that the first Asia Pacific 
Consensus Forum on Stroke Management be held.

Melbourne, Australia will host this important event.

We invite you to join us in Melbourne to attend the 1997 Asia Pacific 
Consensus Forum on Stroke Management.  With a reputation for beautiful 
parks and gardens, wonderful shopping and a rich tapestry of art and 
culinary delights and as a leader in commerce, industry and medical 
research, Melbourne offers delegates and their guests from around the 
globe a taste of the great Australian life.  The venue is the Crown 
Towers Hotel which is located on the banks of the Yarra River and minutes 
from the central business district.

As you will see, an extensive program is planned and will comprise 
plenary and workshop sessions, special lectures with prominent local and 
international speakers and poster presentations.

We cordially invite you to participate in the Asia Pacific Consensus 
Forum on Stroke Management in Melbourne, Australia.



            


Geoffrey A.  Donnan
Chairman
Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke Management
 
PLANNED PROGRAMME

Sunday 26 October 1997				
									
		
1600 - 1900	Registration Office

1800 - 2000	WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY


Monday 27 October 1997

0700 - 1700	Registration Office

0830 - 1630	Exhibition

0830		OFFICIAL OPENING
		Representatives from:
		Government of Australia
		State Government of Victoria
		World Health Organisation (WHO)
		Stroke Society of Australasia
		International Stroke Society
		European Stroke Society
		Asean Stroke Society
		Presentation of collaborating organisations

0930		Morning Tea

1000		PLENARY SESSION 1 - PRIMARY PREVENTION
		Key Speakers:		R Bonita, New Zealand
					WK Ng, Malaysia
		Invited Discussants:	Neurologists
					Stroke Nurse
					General Practitioner
		General Discussion 

1100		PLENARY SESSION 2 - ECONOMICS
		Key Speakers:		A Terent, Sweden
					C Anderson, Australia
		Invited Discussants:	Representatives from 
· Government of Australia
· Victorian State Government
· World Health Organisation (WHO)
· International Stroke Society
· Health Administrator
		General Discussion

1200		Lunch (Free Break)

1300		MY STROKE - LIFE AFTER STROKE
		Key Speaker:		Stroke Patient
General Discussion			
 Monday 27 October 1997 (cont.)

1330 		PLENARY SESSION 3 - ACUTE STROKE
		Key Speakers:		H Adams, USA
					JM Orgogozo, France
		Invited Discussants:	Neurologist 
					Stroke Nurse
					Paramedic
					Neuroradiologist
General Discussion 
		 
1430		PLENARY SESSION 4 - SECONDARY PREVENTION
		Key Speakers:		D Easton, USA
					T Yamaguchi, Japan
		Invited Discussants:	General Practitioner
					Representative from:
					- Non Government Organisation
					- World Health Organisation (WHO)
		General Discussion

1530		Afternoon Tea

1600		PLENARY SESSION 5 - REHABILITATION
		Key Speakers:		D Wade, United Kingdom
					P Disler, Australia
		Invited Discussants:	Occupational Therapist
					Speech Therapist
					Physiotherapist
					Care Giver
					Representative from Government 
Support Services
		General Discussion	

Close/Free Evening

Tuesday 28 October 1997

0700 - 1700	Registration Office

0830 - 1630	Exhibition

0830		PLENARY SESSION 6 - EVALUATION OF OUTCOMES
		Key Speakers:		S Ebrahim, United Kingdom
					R Kay, Hong Kong
		Invited Discussants:	Neurologist
					Representative from WHO Regional 
Office
					Physiotherapist
		General Discussion
 Tuesday 28 October 1997 (cont.)

0930		PLENARY SESSION 7 - DEVELOPING / REMOTE / RURAL ISSUES
		Key Speakers:		JS Chopra, India
					L Lisheng, China
		Invited Discussants:	Neurologist
					Rural Physician
					Stroke Nurse
					Social Worker
		General Discussion
1030		Morning Tea

1100		PLENARY SESSION 8 - ORGANISATION OF STROKE SERVICES
		Key Speakers:		J Norris, Canada
					M Fisher, USA
		Invited Discussants:	Health Administrator
					Stroke Epidemiologist
					Physiotherapist
					Occupational Therapist
		General Discussion

1200		Lunch (Free Break)

1300		WORKSHOPS
1.  Primary Prevention
 Chairperson:	M Wong, Singapore
 			
2.  Acute Stroke
		      Chairperson:	G Boysen, Denmark
							
3.  Secondary Prevention
 Chairperson:	K Asplund, Sweden
 
4.  Organisation of Stroke Services
		       Chairperson:	L Caplan, USA
		       Co-Chairperson:	V Fritz, South Africa

1430		Afternoon Tea

1500		WORKSHOPS
5.  Economics
 Chairperson:	N Bornstein, Israel
 
6.  Developing / Remote / Rural Issues
       Chairperson:	D Rosen, Australia
       Co-Chairperson:	A Haque, Bangladesh
    
7.  Outcomes
 Chairperson:	M Hennerici, Germany
 
8.  Rehabilitation
      Chairperson:	T Ingall, USA
 

Tuesday 28 October 1997 (cont.)

1630		Close

1930		STROKE FORUM DINNER


Wednesday 29 October 1997 

0700 - 1700	Registration Office

0830 - 1630	Exhibition

0930		SUMMARY OF WORKSHOPS 

1045		CONSENSUS STATEMENT

1130		Morning Tea

1200		PRESENTATION OF ACTION PLAN

1300		CLOSING CEREMONY
 

SOCIAL EVENTS

WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY						      	
Sunday, 26 October 1997 
Included in Delegate Registration Fee					
	            1800 - 2000 hours

Due to venue constraints, maximum number is 300.
Please indicate your availability to attend on the registration form.

OFFICIAL DINNER 							
	           Tuesday, 28 October 1997
Included in Delegate Registration Fee	(Except Trainees)		
				  1930 - 2400hours
Accompanying person: AUD$100
Trainee: AUD$100

 
STROKE SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA 1997 
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING, SINGAPORE


The Stroke Society of Australasia will host the 1997 Annual Scientific 
Meeting in Singapore from 22 - 25 October 1997.

Singapore is a progressive, sophisticated city with a multicultural Asian 
identity - a city where tradition and modernity come together, where East 
and West meet and intermingle.

The venue is the Hotel Inter.Continental Singapore which is located in 
the heart of  the civic and cultural district, and is an integral part of 
the shopping and business complex at Bugis Junction.
  
An extensive scientific and social programme is organised comprising of 
plenary and workshop sessions, special lectures with prominent local and 
international speakers. Discussion topics will include:

· Insights to the Posterior Circulation, L Caplan, USA
· Central Neuroprotection, M Fisher, USA
· Primary & Secondary Prevention of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, G 
Boysen, Denmark
· Acute Stroke and the Microvasculature, G del Zoppo, USA
· Management of Carotid Stenosis, C Warlow, United Kingdom

A discount of 15% has been agreed upon for full delegates attending the 
SSA Meeting in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke 
Management in Melbourne.

To qualify it is essential that the registration for both meetings be 
forwarded to the Secretariat at the same time.

For further information including details of accommodation and pre and 
post tours, please contact the Meeting Secretariat:

Conference Action Pty Ltd
PO Box 1231
NORTH SYDNEY   NSW    2059

Telephone:  +612 9956 8333      Facsimile:   +612 9956 5154
Email: confact at real.net.au

 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA


Melbourne is the capital city of the State of Victoria, Australia’s 
second most populous State. The area around Melbourne had been home for 
aboriginal Koori tribes for over 40,000 years.  In 1835, the first 
permanent European settlers established a village on the site of 
Melbourne.  With the “Gold Rush” having a great impact on the development 
of the city of Melbourne, it grew to become the major city sometimes 
referred to as “The Paris of the South”.   Melbourne was the birthplace 
of Australian Federation in 1901 and the seat of the first Federal 
Parliament until 1927.

Melbourne is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city situated on the Yarra River, 
which has changed with the times, while retaining the character and charm 
that makes for a modern and uniquely relaxed lifestyle. Melbourne has a 
wonderful mix of magnificent Victorian architecture and bold modern 
buildings located amongst spectacular parks and gardens and tree-lined 
boulevards.

Renowned for their hospitality, Melbourne’s people proudly originate from 
every corner of the globe. Their diversity is reflected in every aspect 
of Melbourne’s culture represented by over 140 nationalities.

As the “culture capital” of Australia, Melbourne’s arts and entertainment 
events have become legendary, as it showcases the best of Australian 
theatre, art, comedy, food & wine, music, film, fashion and sport.


MELBOURNE EVENTS


October 1997			Rembrant Exhibition			
The Dutch Painters greatest works
				National Gallery of Victoria		
visit Melbourne for the first time


October 11 - 			Melbourne International		Now in 
its 12th year, the Melbourne
 November 1, 1997		Festival of the Arts			
International Festival of the Arts is a 
									
wonderful, world class arts event	
		
October 11 -			Spring Racing Carnival		Racing 
fever hits Melbourne with
 November 15								
world class horse racing, street festivals,
									
exhibitions, concerts, opera, ballet and 
									
drama. Including the Melbourne Cup, 
									
WS Cox Plate, Derby Day and Oaks Day.

October 16 -			Melbourne Writers Festival		
Features the Victorian Premier’s Literary
 November 1								
Awards. Also forums, readings,interviews, 
									
exhibitions and book launches.

October 24-26			Oktoberfest 				
Three days of fun for the family: food,
									
beer, music and dancing based on the
									
famous Bavarian Oktoberfest.





 GENERAL INFORMATION
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the Asia Pacific Consensus Forum is English. 
There will be no simultaneous interpretation during the Forum.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Consensus Forum is organised on a self-supporting basis and no 
financial assistance will be available other than the specific Government 
Funding granted. We encourage you to seek the necessary funding from your 
own institution / government or international organisations in your local 
area.

LETTER OF INVITATION

The National Stroke Foundation, Australia, will be pleased to send an 
official letter of invitation to any Scientist / Health Professional 
making such a request. It is understood that such an invitation is 
intended to help potential attendee raise travel funds or obtain a visa. 
It is not a commitment on the part of the National Stroke Foundation, 
Australia to provide any financial support.

CONSENSUS FORUM PUBLICATIONS

A Poster Presentation Manual and the Forum Programme will be available 
upon arrival at the Forum.

LIABILITY

The National Stroke Foundation does not include provisions for the 
insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness, theft or 
property damage. This also applies to any event held during the Consensus 
Forum period. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to 
arrange for insurance they consider necessary. Neither the Organising 
Committee, nor its sponsors or committee members assume any 
responsibility for loss, theft, injury or damage to persons or 
belongings, whatever their cause may be.

REGISTRATION DESK

The Meeting Registration Desk will be located outside the Crown Ballroom 
each day.

MESSAGES

A notice board for messages will be placed near the Registration Desk.  
Please ensure that you check this board regularly as there is no paging 
system at the Forum.

NAME BADGES & FUNCTION TICKETS

All delegates will be given a name badge on registration. We do ask that 
you wear your badge at all times including social functions. Entry 
tickets will be given for all social and optional events.

TRADE EXHIBITION

The Trade Exhibition will be located in the Crown Ballroom, with morning 
and afternoon teas being served in this area.

PARKING

Parking is available at the Crown Towers Hotel.
 CLIMATE

Melbourne enjoys mostly moderate weather - cool to mild in spring with an 
average maximum temperature of 20 degrees C and average minimum of 10 
degrees C.

ELECTRICITY

Australian electricity voltage for domestic use is AC240 volts, 50 cycle. 
The standard plug is a distinctive three pronged type.  Most hotels have 
provision for AC110 volts in the rooms. No 110v applicance can be used 
without a transformer.

TIME

Australian Eastern Standard Time during this Meeting is G.M.T.  plus 10 
hours.  Daylight saving is from the last Sunday in October to the first 
Sunday in March.  All times at the Meeting are based on a 24 hour clock.

CURRENCY AND BANKING

Decimal currency is used in Australia and currency units are dollars and 
cents.  Banks in Melbourne are open from 0930 to 1600 hours Monday to 
Thursday and to 1700 hours on Friday.  Exchange facilities are available 
at major hotels and at the airport.  As at January 1997 $A1 = US.78.
 
VISAS

Travellers require a tourist visa for entry into Australia. Check this 
matter with your airline or travel agent, as immigration laws are very 
strict.

HEALTH INSURANCE

It is essential to take out an insurance policy to cover any unexpected 
medical or hospital expenses.  Your travel agent will be able to advise 
you.

VACCINATIONS

A current valid international certificate of inoculation against cholera 
and yellow fever is required if passengers come from, or travel through, 
infected areas.  Check this carefully with your airline or travel agent. 
 Those travelling from WHO designated areas are required to be vaccinated 
against cholera.

QUARANTINE

Australia is free from many plant and animal diseases prevalent in other 
countries.  Very strict quarantine rules apply to the importation of 
animals, plants and their products which cannot be brought into the 
country without prior application.

CUSTOMS

Passengers’ personal effects are admitted into Australia free of duty 
provided that they are the passengers’ own property, are for their own 
use, and are not intended for sale, exchange, trade, or other commercial 
purpose.  The importation of certain items such as narcotic drugs and 
weapons is strictly prohibited.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX

All persons over 12 years leaving Australia are required to pay a 
departure tax, which is currently A$27.  Generally this tax is 
incorporated into the cost of your international airticket.

The programme is subject to change without notice.



ACCOMMODATION

CROWN TOWERS HOTEL	Single/Twin/Double

AUD$240 per room per night
(Meeting Venue)
Queensbridge Street
Melbourne  VIC  3006
Telephone:	+61 3 9292 6666
Facsimile:	+61 3 9292 6100

Located in the growing Southbank region on the banks of the Yarra River. 
 25Kms from Melbourne International Airport and 3 minutes walk to the 
city centre.

HOTEL SOFITEL MELBOURNE	Single/Twin/Double
AUD$205 per room per night
25 Collins Street
Melbourne  VIC  3000
Telephone:	+61 3 9653 0000
Facsimile:	+61 3 9650 4261

This 5 star establishment is located in the heart of Melbourne’s Business 
district.  Newly refurbished and luxuriously appointed accommodation 
rooms feature magnificent views, writing desk, 2 line phone including fax 
modem jack.

NOVOTEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS	Single/Twin/Double
AUD$176 per room per night
270 Collins Street
Melbourne  VIC  3000
Telephone:	+61 3 9650 5800
Facsimile:	+61 3 9650 7100

In the heart of the CBD, the Novotel Melbourne on Collins Street located 
over a 70 shop plaza surrounded by speciality stores and an international 
food court.

RYDGES  ON FLINDERS		Single/Twin/Double
AUD$165 per room per night
Crn Flinders Lane & Spencer Street
Melbourne  VIC  3000
Telephone:	+61 3 9619 4111
Facsimile:	+61 3 9619 7027

Rydges on Flinders, Melbourne, is a boutique business hotel at the hub of 
Melbourne’s banking and finance district enjoying close proximity to the 
Crown Casino.  Rydges on Flinders is contemporary in decor, smart in 
attitude and exemplary in service.

SHERATON VISTA HOTEL	Single/Twin/Double
AUD$105 per room per night
13 Spring Street
Melbourne  VIC  3000
Telephone:	+61 3 9205 9999
Facsimile:	+61 3 9205 9905

With Treasury Gardens on its doorstep, the Sheraton Vista Hotel is within 
the CBD.  Easy walking distance to theatres, shopping and restaurants. 
Proximity to Melbourne’s premier sporting venues, the MCG, Melbourne’s 
Park and Basketball Glass House provides the perfect weekend destination. 
 Reception staff are available 24 hours for all touring and event 
information or any queries.


Accommodation can not be guaranteed at these rates after 15 September, 
1997.  To secure your accommodation the first night’s deposit is 
required.  No accommodation will be confirmed until the deposit is 
received.  The deposit is non-refundable after 30 June, 1997.  Delegates 
are responsible for setting the balance of their accounts direct with the 
hotel.


DAY TOURS
Note: All tours are based on minimum numbers and could be subject to 
change.  

MELBOURNE ORIENTATION				1400-1630
Sunday 26 October 1997					Cost A$38.00 per 
person

Melbourne has compelling appeal in its gardens, history, character and 
its charm.  This special tour introduces the best of this dynamic and 
vibrant city including Bourke Street Mall, Chinatown and the impressive 
Victoria Arts Centre.  You also seek out Captain Cook’s Cottage (nestled 
away in the Fitzroy Gardens) and view ornate Victorian terraced homes and 
the Albert Park Lake and Grand Prix site.  It is a wonderful city to 
visit.

THE PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUINS			1700-2230
Monday 27 October 1997					Cost A$75.00 per 
person

Leaving Melbourne the coach run follows Port Phillip Bay and the first 
visit introduces the koala conservation park (and see koalas in their 
natural habitat).  Arriving on Phillip Island seek out a vantage point 
for the “Fairy Penguin Parade” - a natural phenomenon when hundreds of 
these lovable birds emerge from the ocean and waddle across the sands to 
their burrows in the dunes.  It is a nightly ritual which is surely 
unique in the world.  

BLUE DANDENONG’S and WINERIES			0900-1700
Monday 27 October 1997					Cost A$96.00 per 
person
								- 
including luncheon

Beyond Melbourne, the morning introduces the charm of the Blue 
Dandenong’s with ride through the forest on the “Puffing Billy” steam 
train (one of the original locomotives from the steam train era).  The 
mountains are renowned for their tall mountain ash eucalypts and fern 
gullies - and you may spot the lyrebirds, bellbirds or a kookaburra.  
Around the lunch hour descend to the picturesque Yarra Valley for lunch 
at an award winning winery and time allows you to inspect the winery and 
sample a selection of Australian wines.  The tour also features 
Healesville Sanctuary with its native animals (koalas and kangaroos 
included) and bird life of all description.

MELBOURNE SHOPPING SPREE			0830-1630	
Monday 27 October 1997					Cost A$48.00 per 
person
Tuesday 28 October 1997					- including 
luncheon

Let’s Go Shopping!  A full day programme which introduces Melbourne’s 
fabulous factories and warehouses as you drive by private minibus to each 
outlet with an onboard escort to assist especially in pointing out the 
specials and best buys.  The range of items includes fashion wear, shoes, 
handbags, knitwear, children’s wear, homeware and much more.  A delicious 
2 course lunch is also included as part of the day.

SOVEREIGN HILL						0900-1700
Tuesday 28 October 1997					Cost A$75.00 per 
person

Gold in 1850 - the world focussed on Ballarat as the cry “Gold”! echoed 
around the globe.  Whilst fortune has long been won and lost, the era has 
been preserved at the Sovereign Hill goldmining town.  The day tour 
follows the track of the early gold seekers and you visit the park in 
time to explore all of the authentic restorations (and some recreations) 
- and nearby is Ballarat a gracious city with exquisite gardens (and it’s 
Springtime) and noble statues.  A full and exciting day.
	
 

OFFICIAL DOMESTIC AIRLINE





We are pleased to announce Qantas has been appointed official domestic 
airline for the 1997 WHO - NSF  Asia  Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke 
Management held in Melbourne, Australia during 26 to 29 October, 1997

As a special conference fare has been negotiated for delegates attending, 
we suggest you contact Qantas Groups & Conventions Reservations (details 
below) to avail yourself of this, or any other promotional fares which 
may be applicable.

A discount of 45% off the full economy airfare at the time of booking has 
been negotiated for this Forum, subject to seat availability in “V” 
class. Please quote AUVIC988 or the name of  Forum, destination and dates 
of Forum when making your reservation.

Qantas are proud to be part of your Forum, and know you will enjoy flying 
with us.

The Qantas Groups and Conventions Reservations telephone numbers are:



TOLL FREE: 1 800 650 200

OR

FOR SYDNEY DELEGATES; 02 9951 4395



(International delegates should contact their local travel agent for the 
most appropriate airfares, as this offer is only valid on domestic 
flights within Australia.)
 Post Conference Tour

TASMANIA - 4 Nights/5 Days

Steeped in history and abounding with natures beauty, Tasmania beckons 
the visitor to explore her many secrets.  From its scenery, heritage and 
wilderness to it’s culinary delights - all are part of this 5 day tour.  
The Island best displays its outstanding beauty in Spring.


OCTOBER 1997
Thursday 30		Melbourne to Cradle Mountain
			
	A morning transfer to the airport and join the jet service across 
Bass Strait to the Island State of Tasmania.  After touchdown in 
Launceston join the transportation and inland lies the wilderness and the 
Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park (part of Tasmania’s 
magnificent 1.4 million hectare World Heritage Area).  Two nights will be 
spent in comfortable lodge accommodation at Cradle Mountain.

Friday 31	Cradle Mountain

	A full day to explore and there are a maze of walk trails (and 
the views are stunning).  Apart from walks you can trail ride on 
horseback, there is light aircraft flightseeing or simply enjoy the guest 
facilities of the Cradle Mountain Lodge.

November 1997
Saturday 1	Cradle Mountain to Strahan

	Joining the coach it is an ever changing landscape toward the 
rugged coastline and the fishing village of Strahan - launching point for 
cruises on the magnificent Gordon River.  Spend a night in this quaint 
village and sample some of the catch of the local fishermen.

Sunday 2	Strahan to Hobart

	Leaving Strahan travel through the National Park and more of the 
World Heritage Wilderness passing Lake St Clair.  Beyond is Tasmania’s 
largest city Hobart with white beaches on its outskirts and historic 
buildings at its heart.  A night is spent in Hobart a city with a 
lifestyle of its own.
 TASMANIA - 4 Nights/5 Days


Monday 3	Hobart to Melbourne
	
	The day is free for optional touring (or you may even choose to 
stay an extra day or two in Hobart).  Later in the day a transfer is 
provided to the airport for the return flight to Melbourne with onward 
connections.


*   *   *   *   *


Tour Cost per person
AUD$580.00 when 3 persons sharing room
AUD$620.00 when 2 persons sharing room
AUD$968.00 when 1 person in single room

Tour Cost includes
· Accommodation for 4 nights at tourist/first class hotels or lodges.
· Full breakfast each morning.
· Transportation (mini coach or similar) Launceston - Cradle Mountain - 
Strahan - Hobart.
· Transfers on departure Melbourne and Hobart
· Sightseeing as specified.


Cost does not include airfares Melbourne-Launceston or Hobart-Melbourne 
(refer to Airfare Section).
 SYDNEY POST CONFERENCE    3 Nights/4 Days


Sydney, Australia’s gateway city and the capital of New South Wales (and 
the site for the Olympics for the year 2000) is built around one of the 
largest most beautiful natural harbours in the world.  It is a wonderful 
cosmopolitan city with innumerable attractions for the visitor. There are 
restaurants of every description, theatre, including performances at 
Sydney’s Opera House (and excellent shopping).


OCTOBER 1997
Thursday 30		Melbourne to Sydney

	During the day transfer to the airport and join the jet service 
for the short flight to Sydney. On arrival, transportation is waiting to 
drive you to the hotel.  The remainder of the day is free to 
go-as-you-please (and many of this city’s attractions are within walking 
distance of the hotel).

Friday 31	Sydney Touring

	This morning join the city orientation tour and visit Sydney’s 
icons - the Opera House, historic Rocks District (the site of first 
European settlement), the nightlife district of Kings Cross, Bondi Beach, 
trendy Paddington Village, Chinatown and the various attractions of 
Darling Harbour.  The afternoon is free.

November 1997
Saturday 1	Sydney

	The morning allows time for optional touring or shopping and for 
the afternoon there is the famous “coffee cruise” as you cruise both 
Sydney and Middle Harbours - with a lively commentary provided for the 
duration of the cruise.

Sunday 2	Depart Sydney

	During the day transfer to the airport and join your internal or 
international flight for departure from Sydney.


*   *   *   *   *
 
SYDNEY POST CONFERENCE     3 Nights/4 Days


Tour Cost per person
AUD$468.00 when 3 persons sharing room
AUD$499.00 when 2 persons sharing room
AUD$838.00 when 1 person in single room

Tour Cost includes
· Accommodation for 3 nights at first class hotel.
· Transfers on arrival/departure.
· Sightseeing as specified.


Cost does not include airfares Melbourne to Sydney (refer to Airfare 
Section).








 THE RED CENTRE and REEF    3 Nights/4 Days


Australia - the land of amazing contrast is experienced in this one tour. 
 Australia’s sprawling Outback and Red Centre combines with the 
magnificence of the Kewarra Beach Resort and Cairns with its ancient 
rainforests and the palm-fringed balmy islands of the Great Barrier Reef.


OCTOBER 1997
Thursday 30		Melbourne to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

	This morning a transfer to the airport to join the jet service 
for the flight to Uluru (Ayers Rock).  After touchdown transfer to the 
Ayers Rock Resort for overnight.  For the afternoon an excursion to the 
Olgas a fascinating collection of dome-liked formations.  Later in the 
day view the colour changing effect of Sunset on the Rock.

Friday 31	Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Cairns

	The morning allows time to climb the Rock and includes a tour of 
the Base - a chance to see Aboriginal art formations.  Around noontime 
return to the airport and join the jet service flying you to Northern 
Queensland (the “Far North” where on arrival transfer by resort bus to 
your accommodation for these next 2 nights).

November 1997
Saturday 1	The Great Barrier Reef

	Full day highlighting the Outer Reef cruising by fast moving 
catamaran-style vessel.  Snorkel, swim or ride in the underwater viewing 
boats to see the brilliantly coloured fish, coral and marine-life.  
Tropical lunch is included.

Sunday 2	Depart Cairns (or you may choose to stay longer)

	During the day a transfer is provided to the airport to join your 
flight interstate or there are flights destined for various international 
ports.


*   *   *   *   *

 
THE RED CENTRE and REEF      3 Nights/4 Days



Tour Costs per person
AUD$  640.00 when 3 persons sharing room
AUD$  676.00 when 2 persons sharing room
AUD$1014.00 when 1 person in single room


Tour Cost includes
· Accommodation for 3 nights at first class hotels.
· Lunch on Great Barrier Reef excursion (01NOV).
· Transfers on arrival/departure each city and resort.
· Sightseeing as specified.

		
Cost does not include airfare Melbourne-Uluru (Ayers Rock)-Cairns (refer 
to Airfare Section).

				
 AIRFARE SECTION


The “Tour Costs Per Person” shown for each tour DO NOT include internal 
Australian airfares.  Where tour participants require the Meeting travel 
office to reserve and ticket this airtravel, the best available fare will 
be sourced at the time of booking.  The fare will be advised to you with 
your tour confirmation.


Sample Sector Fares    (to be used as a guide only - promotional fares as 
at 1 February 1997)

Melbourne to Launceston		AUD$125.00		)
Hobart to Melbourne			AUD$144.00		)  same 
airfare
Melbourne to Uluru (Ayers Rock)	AUD$371.00		)  in either 
direction
Ayers Rock to Cairns			AUD$255.00		)  
Economy Class *
Cairns to Sydney			AUD$342.00		)
Melbourne to Sydney			AUD$166.00		)


* Fares are limited at these promotional rates



Alternatively, international tour participants are able to incorporate 
the internal Australia air sectors (and airtravel cost) in the 
international ticket you purchase before leaving home.  Often this will 
provide significant discounts with the internal air component at a lesser 
fare than that which could be obtained after arrival in Australia. 

 REGISTRATION FEES
Your registration fee includes:

· Entry to all sessions, trade exhibition and poster area
 
· Morning and afternoon teas.
 
· Welcome Cocktail Party
 
· Official Dinner

All cheques should be in Australian Dollars, drawn on an Australian Bank 
or Overseas Bank Draft, and made payable to “National Stroke Foundation”. 
 Full payment is required to confirm your registration.
Credit cards accepted are Mastercard, Visacard, and Bankcard.


REGISTRATION FEES			FULL DELEGATE	ALLIED HEALTH*	
TRAINEE**		

If paid by 30 June 1997  			AUD$650		AUD$550	
	AUD$350
If paid after 30 June 1997			AUD$750		AUD$650	
	AUD$450
On-site						AUD$850		AUD$750	
	AUD$550

One day registration before 30 June 1997	AUD$300		AUD$250	
	AUD$150
One day registration after 30 June 1997    	AUD$350		AUD$300	
	AUD$200
On-site one day registration			AUD$400		AUD$350	
	AUD$250


Stroke Society of Australasia Annual General Meeting Singapore
A discount of 15% has been agreed upon for full delegates attending the 
SSA Meeting in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on Stroke 
Management in Melbourne. To qualify it is essential that the registration 
documents for both meetings be forwarded to the secretariat at the same 
time. If you do not have a registration form for the Stroke Society of 
Australasia Meeting in Singapore, please contact the Meeting Secretariat.

Group Bookings
If booking a group of 10 or more delegates from the same association or 
organisation, you will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee. 
Registration forms for all parties in the group must be received by the 
secretariat at the same time to qualify.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by the Meeting Secretariat, 
with the following policies applying:

If received by 30 June 1997	 	AUD$90.00 fee

If received after 30 June 1997 		AUD$150.00 fee 
					(no refund on accommodation)
If received after 15 September 1997	No refund except in exceptional 
circumstances

* Allied Health Worker:- Nurse, Paramedic, Aged Care Worker, 
Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist
** Trainee:- Student studying in a relevant field  (Student Card must be 
produced upon registration) (excludes dinner)
 				    REGISTRATION FORM			
	

Please complete and return to:						 
           	Received:	_____________
1997 Consensus Forum  Meeting Secretariat
Conference Action Pty Ltd						
		          	Reg No:	_____________
PO Box 1231   NORTH SYDNEY   NSW   2059   AUSTRALIA
Telephone: +612 9956 8333	Facsimile: +612 9956 5154
Email: confact at real.net.au

SECTION A: DELEGATE
Title:	Family Name:	Given Name:	Sex: (M/F)
Address:

State:	Country:	Postcode:
Telephone:	Facsimile:	E-mail:
Name Badge:	Accompanying Person’s Name:
SECTION B: REGISTRATION FEES
	Before 30 June 1997	After 30 June 1997	On site 
Registration	Payment
Registration Fee:- Full DelegateRegistration Fee:- Allied 
HealthRegistration Fee:- TraineeOne Day Registration :-Full DelegateOne 
Day Registration :- Allied HealthOne Day Registration:- Trainee 	
AUD$650AUD$550AUD$350AUD$300AUD$250AUD$150	
AUD$750AUD$650AUD$450AUD$350AUD$300AUD$200	
AUD$850AUD$750AUD$550AUD$400AUD$350AUD$250	  AUD$ ________   AUD$ 
________   AUD$ ________   AUD$ ________  AUD$ ________  AUD$ ________
Payment: Section B                                                       
                                   Total AUD$	_________
SECTION C: ACCOMMODATION
Please number first, second and third (1, 2 &  3) preferences in 
appropriate box and forward deposit for first preference.
Date of Arrival: d_______ /m _______ / 1997	Date of Departure: 
d_______ / m_______ / 1997
Room Type: Please tick (4)         Single   ‘      Double   ‘          
Twin    ‘   Share With:  ______________________________
                                                 Smoking   ‘             
                 Non-Smoking ‘
If you wish to receive frequent flyer points (Ansett or Qantas) on your 
accommodation, please give details below:Type of card:              
‘Qantas              ‘Ansett               ‘Other ___________________   
Membership Number: __________________
                              Hotel	Rate per night	Preference	
Deposit	Payment
Crown Towers Hotel	AUD$240	_______	AUD$240	AUD$ ________
Hotel Sofitel Melbourne	AUD$205	_______	AUD$205	AUD$ ________
Novotel Melbourne on CollinsRydges on FlindersSheraton  Vista Hotel	
AUD$176AUD$165AUD$105	_______	AUD$176AUD$165AUD$105	AUD$ ________
Payment: Section C                                                       
                                                TOTAL	AUD$ ________
 
SECTION D: WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Workshop (Please indicate your preference for each  session)1 - Primary 
Prevention 2 - Acute Stroke3 - Secondary Prevention4 - Organisation of 
Stroke Services4 - Economics6 - Developing / Rural / Remote Issues7 - 
Outcomes8 - Rehabilitation	Preferenceoooooooo	Session 1Session 
1Session 1Session 1Session 2Session 2Session 2Session 2
	________
SECTION E: SOCIAL EVENTS
Date	Event	Cost per Person	No. of Persons	Payment
Sunday, 26  October 1997	Welcome Cocktail Party- Delegate- Guest	
InclusiveN/A	______________	N/AN/A
Tuesday, 28 October 1997	Official Dinner- Delegate- Guest	
InclusiveAUD$100	______________	N/AAUD$_____
Dietary Requirements: 
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Payment : Section E                                                      
                                            TOTAL	AUD$ ________
SECTION F: DAY TOURS
Date	Tour	Cost per Person	No. of Persons	Payment
Sunday 26 October 1997	Melbourne Orientation	AUD$ 38 	_______	
AUD$ ________
Monday 27 October 1997	Phillip Island Penguins Tour	AUD$75	_______	
AUD$ ________
Monday 27 October 1997	Blue Dandenong’s & Wineries	AUD$ 96	_______	
AUD$ ________
Monday 27 October 1997	Melbourne Shopping Spree	AUD$ 48	_______	
AUD$ ________
Tuesday 28 October 1997	Melbourne Shopping Spree	AUD$48	_______	
AUD$ ________
Tuesday 28 October 1997	Sovereign Hill	AUD$ 75	_______	AUD$ ________
Payment: Section F                                                       
                                            TOTAL	AUD$ ________
SECTION G: POST TOURS

NOTE: A deposit of AUD$150.00 per person is required to secure your 
booking
Dates	Tours	Deposit per Person	No. of Persons	Payment
	Tasmania	AUD$150.00	_______	AUD$ ________
	Uluru (Ayers Rock)/Cairns	AUD$150.00	_______	AUD$ 
________
	Sydney	AUD$150.00	_______	AUD$ ________
Payment: Section G                                                       
                                            TOTAL	AUD$ ________

SECTION H: PAYMENT SUMMARY
All cheques and international bank drafts should be in Australian Dollars 
& drawn on an Australian Bank or overseas bankdraft, and made payable to: 
National Stroke Foundation
PAYMENT: SECTION B (Registration Fees) (If day, please specify 
details)DAY:_________________________ 
SESSION:______________________________________	AUD$ ________
PAYMENT: SECTION C (Accommodation)	AUD$ ________
PAYMENT: SECTION E (Social Functions)	AUD$________
PAYMENT: SECTION F (Day Tours)	AUD$ ________
PAYMENT: SECTION G (Pre/Post Tours)	AUD$ ________
PAYMENT:Less Applicable Discounts (Please specify)	AUD$ (________)
                                                                         
                                          TOTAL PAYMENT                  
                                                                         
                                                                         
                        	AUD$ _________


SECTION I: CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Please tick (4) appropriate box: 	Mastercard  ‘	Bankcard  ‘	
Visacard  ‘
Expiry Date:                    _____ / ______
Card Number:                ‘‘‘‘  ‘‘‘‘ ‘‘‘‘ ‘‘‘‘
Cardholder’s Name:       ______________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________________________	
Date: _________________

1997 ASIA PACIFIC CONSENSUS FORUM ON STROKE MANAGEMENT
26-29 October 1997
Melbourne, Australia

CALL FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Closing Date:  30 June 1997
(Posters should portray the community or social aspects of stroke in your 
country/region)
Poster presentations are invited for the 1997 Asia Pacific Consensus 
Forum on Stroke Management. 

Poster Presentations must be based on Stroke issues specific to their 
country or region and should  illustrate the social impact or community 
aspect of stroke. Scientific presentations per se are not required. The 
categories are listed below.  Poster Presentations not meeting these 
criteria will be rejected.

Poster Workshop Sessions
The Poster Workshop Sessions will be organised at a time to be determined 
during the Forum around selected posters submitted by delegates to the 
Forum. The author of the poster will give a brief summary of the 
highlights of  the work following a brief viewing session.  A brief 
discussion period will follow.
It is hoped that this format will facilitate the presentation of how 
stroke services within the Asia Pacific Region are delivered, giving an 
open arena for the exchange of ideas and resources between countries and 
regions.

All participants are encouraged to submit  one poster plan under one of 
the categories specified. When reviewed, acceptance and rejection letters 
will be mailed. Accepted authors will be notified of their date, time and 
mode of presentation.
POSTER PLAN FORM INSTRUCTIONS
· All poster plans must be typed, single spaced, on the reverse side of 
this form wholly within the blue box provided using an electric 
typewriter with elite type, 12 characters to the inch, or if using a Word 
Processor or Computer use 10 point type on 11 point spacing.
· The “Authors” section must show initials and then surname ONLY.  
Titles, degrees and awards are not to be shown. (Presenting Author 
underlined)
 The “Institution/State/Country” section must show that only.  Do not 
show street address or postcode in this box.
· Excluding title, authors and institution, the poster plan must not 
exceed 200 words.  References should be used sparingly.  Abbreviations 
should be used only for common terms.  For uncommon terms, the 
abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the 
word.

Poster plan submission
Poster plans will be subject to editorial processing. Poster Plans must 
be submitted on the accompanying original form and on 3 «² disk, MS-DOS 
or Macintosh compatible format.  If you require additional Poster Forms, 
use photocopies or contact the Meeting Secretariat.  Those submitted by 
facsimile will not be accepted.  The following needs to be returned to 
the Meeting Secretariat:

1. Completed abstract form plus 5 copies
2. 3 «² disk
3. Registration form with payment of fees for presenting author returned 
by 30 June 1997.

PLEASE FORWARD POSTER PLAN TO:	1997 Asia Pacific Consensus Forum on 
Stroke Management
BY 30 June 1997				Conference Action Pty Ltd
					PO Box 1231 (Level 10, 33 Berry 
Street, North Sydney  NSW  2060)
					NORTH SYDNEY   NSW   2059
					Telephone: +612 9956 8333
 
Poster Workshop Categories
Posters must depict the delivery of stroke services in your country or 
region based on the topics listed below. Posters must portray the  social 
aspects of stroke in your community and not be scientific sessions:
1. The Scope of the Problem
· Overview the impact of the problem in your country
· The experience of stroke in remote and rural areas
· The economic impact of stroke
2. Prevention
· Community awareness:- Health professional education / Current 
programmes / Roles of health providers
· The general practitioner and stroke prevention
· Community education projects
· Rural and remote prevention strategies
· Nutritional and physical activity programmes in your country/region
3. Delivery of Stroke Services
· Stroke units and multidisciplinary stroke teams
· Rehabilitation and continuing care
· Current use of acute hospital resources
4. Rehabilitation and Vocational programmes
· Principles of stroke rehabilitation
· Medical and social rehabilitation
· Geographical site of rehabilitation
· Vocational 
5. Stroke in indigenous populations
· Hospital admissions
· Provision of health care and rehabilitation services
· Stroke programmes currently in practice
· Health promotion programmes
6. Social and Consumer Stroke Aspects
· Public awareness data
· General population data
7. Professional Education and Training
· Undergraduate medical course
· General practitioners
· Allied health, nursing, ambulance and trainees
8. Stroke organisations
· Stroke foundations, funds,associations
· Self help groups
· Stroke support groups
· Carers
· Counselling and referral services
· Rural and remote areas
9. Stroke as a public health issue
· Government policy
· Role of local and national governments
· Role of health administrators and government health officers
· Role of hospital administrators
· Priority of stroke in the health agenda
· Prevention policy of stroke


 
Instructions for presenting posters:

1. The poster boards measure 1.2m high x 2m wide and are covered in 
fabric. Velcro tape or the equivalent will adhere to the fabric for 
presentation.
2. Poster material should be visible from a distance of 1 metre
3. Each poster must include the following:
· Title
· Category
· Name of author(s) and affiliation(s)
4. Drawings and charts should be clear and simple. Photographs are 
recommended.
5. Authors are expected to attend their posters during the prescribed 
times
6. See below for suggested layout.






 1997 ASIA PACIFIC CONSENSUS FORUM ON STROKE MANAGEMENT
26-29 October 1997
Melbourne, Australia

					POSTER REGISTRATION		
	R’d:
									
			No:
 CLOSING DATE:  30 JUNE 1997
	
Address of the presenter to whom all correspondence will be forwarded. 
PRESENTING AUTHOR IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING.

TITLE:_______   SURNAME:_______________________________________   GIVEN 
NAME:_________________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________   STATE:___________   
COUNTRY:__________________________
POSTCODE:_____________________________________  	
TELEPHONE:_______________________________________
FACSIMILE:_____________________________________   	
E-MAIL:____________________________________________

SIGNATURE:_________________________________________________   	
DATE:_______________________________

Poster 
Title:____________________________________________________________________________Authors:______________________________________________________________________________________________Institution:_________________________________ State:__________ Country: 
_____________________________________



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