Social program

Traditionally, ICPEAC has a vigorous social program. It starts with a welcome reception, continues with a public lecture of general interest and concludes with a conference dinner. All these activities will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre. The cost of the welcome reception is included in all types of registration. The cost of the conference dinner ticket is not included in the registration fees. Conference dinner tickets will be available at an extra cost.

The close proximity of Cairns to the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage rainforests offers great opportunities for the weekend sightseeing tours. The tours are at an additional cost and a special 10% discount is available to all attending delegates and accompanying persons.

Green Island Tour

Skyrail to Kuranda and Rainforest

Great Barrier Reef Tour

Find out more information and book your tours through the link below.

Book your tours

Public lecture

Australia, the land of things that bite, sting and kill! Is it really that bad?

Professor Jamie Syemour

Speaker: Dr. Jamie Seymour

Time: Wednesday 26 July 2017

Associate Professor Jamie Seymour or the "Jelly Dude from Nemo land" has been researching and working with venomous and dangerous animals for over 20 yrs with his present interest being "Why do animals have venom?" Based in Cairns, in Northern Australia, an area that has an over abundance of venomous animals, he is uniquely placed to study the ecology and biology of Australia's venomous species. He teaches at all levels at James Cook University, one of the top 5% of research universities in the world with his favourite subject being "Venomous Australian Animals", a subject designed and taught by this effervescent academic.

He has been successfully involved in programs designed to decrease the envenomings of humans by jellyfish, namely in Australia, Timor Leste (for the United Nations), Thailand and Hawaii. His research has been directly responsible for changes in the present treatment protocol for Australian jellyfish stings. He established and is the director of the Tropical Australian Venom Research Unit (TASRU) which is now recognised as one of the premier research groups in the world for the studies of the ecology and biology of box jellyfish and research into medical treatment of box jellyfish envenomings.