Chair's Welcome

On behalf of the organising committee, I am pleased to invite you to the 3rd Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Conference (AVAMS23), being held at Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast from the 20-22nd November 2023.

This conference will provide those who manage animal health in all sectors the opportunity to contribute to, and learn about, the growing number of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives underway in Australia and develop collaborative opportunities to strengthen these initiatives and address barriers that impede further progress in antimicrobial stewardship.

Australian approaches to the appropriate use of antimicrobials in animals have always had their basis in the principles of antimicrobial stewardship and lead the world in many of these initiatives. However, there is more that can be done to capture current efforts and clarify areas that require further progress. All animal sectors have the dual responsibilities of minimising the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), while upholding our collective responsibility to ensure high standards of animal health and welfare are maintained.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted global focus to human health, we must continue to focus on making improvements in animal health to minimise the potential risks to animal and human health, such as AMR. The efficacy of antimicrobials to treat human bacterial infections, which are a common complication of respiratory diseases such as caused by COVID-19, is more important than it has been in a generation. We must ensure the animal sector is doing all it can to use antimicrobials responsibly to manage animal health and welfare while minimising its contribution to the AMR burden.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast in 2023, where there will be plenty of opportunity to expand your professional network and hopefully leave the conference with a resolve to action changes in your sector.

Raymond Chia, 2023 Chair

Key Dates


February 2023

Early bird registrations open

February 2023

Abstract submissions close

June 2023

Early bird registrations close

20 August 2023


Coming Soon


We are pleased to advise that abstract submissions are now open for the 3rd Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Conference.  Submissions will be for an oral presentation or elevator pitch and poster.   There are three categories for submissions:

  1. Australian Veterinary Antimicrobial Stewardship efforts
  2. Potential barriers to progressing AMS
  3. Potential solutions to progressing AMS

All abstracts must not exceed 1-page of A4 paper (maximum 400 words), including tables, figures and references.

It is strongly recommended that you use the following guidelines so that you can fit your paper to just one page:

  1. Title – maximum of 135 characters (including spaces)
  2. Authors – maximum of 300 characters (including spaces)
  3. References – maximum of 275 characters (including spaces)
  4. Address – maximum of 400 characters (including spaces)
  5. Acknowledgements – maximum of 160 characters (including spaces)
  6. Text/tables/figures – the remaining space on the page
  7. Key Antimicrobial Stewardship Message – maximum of 135 characters (including spaces).

Please note that you must be registered and fully paid to attend the conference in person to present an oral or elevator pitch and poster.  Closing date for submissions is the 20th June, please allow 2 – 3 weeks following this date to receive notification of your abstracts acceptance into the program, unfortunately, we may not be able to accept everyone into the program. 

Please contact the AVAMS Conference Secretariat via email: or ph: +61 7 5619 3851 with any questions.

Please click on the following link to submit an abstract –


We are pleased to advise that registrations are now open for the 3rd AVAMS Conference.  This will be a fully in-person event.  Registration fee includes 2 days conference attendance and tickets to the:

  • Pre-conference workshop (Monday 20 November)
  • Welcome function (Monday 20 November)
  • Conference dinner (Tuesday 21 November

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* must provide proof of being a full-time student either through letter from university or student id which clearly states that you are full-time.

Cancellation and refund policy


Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise is perfectly situated between the popular Surfers Paradise strip and the buzzing suburb of Broadbeach.


Our Standard Rooms – King or Twin – offers all of the comfort and amenities you need for an amazing holiday in Surfers Paradise.
$175 / night room only, Breakfast daily is $25 pp / night
To enjoy these rates please book in when you register for the conference.

King Standard

Enjoy a superior night’s sleep in a large and comfortable king-sized bed, with some of our King Standard’s also featuring a single fold-out sofa.

Relax on the balcony with garden or partial ocean views. Make the most of the amenities including your LCD TV, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, table and chairs, and bathtub with a separate shower.

Twin Standard

Our Twin Standard Rooms feature two comfortable double beds and a balcony with garden or pool views.

Enjoy all the in-room amenities including your LCD TV, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, table and chairs, and bathtub with a separate shower.


Please email us for a copy of the prospectus (


AVAMS 2023 Conference Secretariat
Kate Murphy and Jenny Lawler
KAM Events

P 07 5619 3681 | E

PO Box 318 Coolangatta QLD 4225