WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 7-10 May 2019 Brisbane, Australia

Social Functions

Meet and Greet Debate
Monday 6 May 2019

City Winery Bar 5:30pm – 8:30pm Smart Casual $40 per person

Join us for informal welcome drinks and set the mood for the Congress. Watch or participate in a lively and entertaining debate or sales pitch on trending industry topics.

Debate Topic: Robots with artificial intelligence are the future of disaster management. Two teams ‘Oceania vs the World’ will battle two sides of the argument over four rounds.

Sales Pitch Topic: This is what disaster management needs. Three contestants talk on this topic sharing their ideas and point of views. The audience holds all the power by voting for the winners. Winners will receive a prize and bragging rights for the remainder of the Congress.

Purchase your ticket through the registration form to attend and additionally register your interest to participate in the debate or sales pitch. Tickets include one welcome drink, canapés and an interactive gin tasting.


Aussie BBQ
Tuesday 7 May 2019

BCEC 6:30pm – 9:30pm Smart Casual Included in full registration fee, additional tickets $100

Join us for a classic Aussie BBQ featuring live cooking that showcases traditional Australian music, culture and hospitality. The BBQ will be held the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on the first evening of the Congress.


Meet the Experts Dinner
Wednesday 8 May 2019

BCEC 6:30pm – 8:30pm Smart Casual $60 per person

Sign for a stimulating evening discussing ‘hot topics’ with your colleagues. Hosted by experts in a variety of contemporary topics who will trigger lively discussion at each table of 8-10 people. You will have the opportunity to move tables to participate in other discussions at two points during the evening, after entrée and after main course. This is a great way to network and stimulate thinking while enjoying a meal with colleagues. Tickets for this will be at an additional cost (mentioned above) and can be purchased through the online registration form.


Wine Tasting Evening
Wednesday 8 May 2019

The Ship Inn 6:30pm – 8:30pm Smart Casual $60 per person

Why not take a night off, relax and get to know your peers at our Wine Tasting Evening? Experience some local Australian wines, participate in a fun wine game and be on the lookout for spot prizes. The Ship Inn constructed in 1864, once a rowdy sailor’s drinking den, has been transformed into a civilised gastropub with a traditional atmosphere in a prime South Bank location. It is approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from the BCEC along Grey Street.


Boutique Brewery Tour
Thursday 9 May 2019

Departing from BCEC 6:30pm onwards $5 per person

Get lost in the Brewmuda Triangle during this guided tour by local Queenslanders. Departing from the BCEC in small groups you will get the chance to see four local breweries as well as network with your peers. Tickets include guided tour only, delegates will need to have either a Go-Card or appropriate money to purchase a single trip on public transport to the breweries. Additionally delegates may purchase drinks at any of the breweries if they wish.

Purchase your ticket and secure your place on the Boutique Brewery Tour through the online registration form.

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  • Key Dates

  • Abstracts Open 7 July 2018
  • Abstracts Close 26 November 2018
  • Presenters Notified 20 December 2018
  • Early Registration Closes 8 February 2019
  • WADEM Congress 2019 7-10 May 2019