'The 2013 campaign for getting evidence into policy'

InterContinental Adelaide
South Australia
21-23 October 2013


    On behalf of The Joanna Briggs Institute, I am pleased to invite you to attend the JBI 2013 International Convention, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia.

    This year’s convention, themed ‘The 2013 campaign for getting evidence into policy’, will be hosted at the InterContinental Adelaide from 21-23 October 2013.

    The JBI International Convention is always an exuberant and lively event exploring perspectives on various aspects of the evidence-based healthcare movement. This year, the JBI Convention has been designed to bring together a diverse international range of key stakeholders to focus specifically on the role of The Joanna Briggs Institute; to discuss, develop and promote the work of the Institute; and to shape our organisation’s future.

    The Institute has always maintained that members, subscribers, collaborators and other associates are the lifeblood of our organisation as they drive and influence the work we undertake and the way we undertake it. This meeting is your opportunity to feed in to this process and to make an impact on how we move forward, both scientifically and pragmatically.

    Whether you are a researcher, reviewer, guideline developer, clinician, educator, policy maker, administrator or consumer, we are interested to hear your perspectives and experiences of the science and application of evidence in policy and practice utilising JBI approaches.

    Over the three days, the convention will provide a range of informative sessions and workshops to extend your thinking and knowledge, networking opportunities, collaboration and enjoyment.

    I look forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in October 2013.

    Professor Alan Pearson AM
    Executive Director


    Call for Abstracts is now closed!

    Abstract notifications have been sent via email to all submitters.


    Campaigners are invited to submit from all health disciplines including nursing, midwifery, medicine, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, speech pathology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging, mental health and more.

    This year, the JBI Convention has been designed to focus specifically on the role of The Joanna Briggs Institute by promoting the work we do and to shape the Institute's future direction through discussion and debate related to methodological and pragmatic development in the following areas:

    • Evidence Synthesis science
    • Evidence Transfer science
    • Evidence Implementation science

    Abstracts must address one of the above topics and must specifically relate to JBI methodologies and/or methods. Abstracts that do not follow this requirement will not be considered.

    Important dates:

    Abstract submissions must be received no later than Friday 17 May, 2013.

    If you are successful and your abstract is accepted, you will be notified by Friday 7 June, 2013.

    Upon receiving this notification of acceptance, authors are required to notify if there is a change in the presenters name by Friday 14 June, 2013.

    All authors presenting at the convention must register and pay all costs associated with attending by Friday 28 June, 2013.


    Professor Sandra Jones

    Director of the Centre for Health Initiatives, University of Woolongong

    Professor Sandra Jones

    Professor Sandra Jones is the Director of the Centre for Health Initiatives, a Research Strength at the University of Wollongong, and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow. From 2004 to 2009 she was also Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

    Prof Jones is an internationally recognised expert in the area of social marketing, particularly in relation to chronic disease prevention and healthy lifestyles. Under Prof Jones’ leadership, the Centre for Health Initiatives has conducted numerous community-based interventions, often in partnership with health services and NGOs, to improve the uptake of health promoting and risk-reducing behaviours. Recent community interventions include asthma among older adults, dementia risk reduction, cold and flu prevention, mental health help-seeking, physical activity and nutrition. Her research also focuses on the relationship between media and health, including the impact of advertising in the print and electronic media on health behaviour. For more than a decade she has been conducting research in the area of influences on young people’s alcohol consumption, including alcohol advertising and marketing, and her ARC Future Fellowship is a four-year whole of community intervention to address social norms around underage drinking.

    Prof Jones’ career research funding exceeds $6 million; she has published more than 130 referred papers, six book chapters, and numerous policy-related monographs and reports. She is also a member of numerous policy and advisory committees, including those of cancer organisations in Australia and overseas.

    Dr Susan Frampton

    President, Planetree Institute <

    Dr Susan Frampton

    As the President of Planetree, a non-profit organization, Frampton works with a growing network of hospitals and health centers across the U.S., Canada and Europe that have implemented Planetree’s unique patient-centered model of care. Prior to her work with Planetree, she spent over twenty years at several hospitals in the New England area. Her work focused on community education, wellness and prevention, planning, and development of integrative medicine service lines.

    Frampton received both masters and doctoral degrees in medical anthropology from the University of Connecticut, and has numerous publications, including the edited collection “Putting Patients First” (Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2003) which won the ACHE Hamilton Book of the Year Award in 2004, chapters in Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality (Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007) and articles and interviews in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2004), AHA News (2003), Modern Healthcare (2002), and Hospitals and Health Networks (2002).

    In addition to speaking widely on culture change, patient-centered design, and health care consumerism, Frampton has presented keynotes on designing patient-centered practices in primary care, continuing care, and ambulatory medicine settings for the MGMA, Healthcare Design Symposium, and Veterans Health Administration.

    Professor Marcello Costa

    Neurophysiology Department of Physiology School of Medicine, Flinders University

    Professor Marcello Costa

    Professor Marcello Costa was born in Torino, Italy, in 1940 where he obtained his medical degree in 1967. He migrated to Australia in 1970 and was one of the founders of the new discipline of Neuroscience and the Australian Neuroscience Society, of which he became President in the 1990s. He holds a personal Chair in Neurophysiology at Flinders University, the first in Australia. In 2012 he was made Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor at Flinders University.

    He has published over 230 scientific papers in international journals, 57 reviews and chapters and written two books. He was asked, in 2003, under the auspices of the three SA Universities, to lead SA Neuroscientists to form the South Australian Neuroscience Institute, of which he has been co-Chair.

    One of the founders of the multi-faculty undergraduate Cognitive Sciences course, Professor Costa has taught at Flinders University since 1975. He is a pioneer in research on the nervous control of digestive functions and is still actively involved in research.

    In 1988 he was made Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and received a Centenary Medal in 20013. In 2006 he received a medal for services to the University for the Flinders 40Th anniversary.

    Professor Gerd Antes

    Director of German Cochrane Center, University Medical Centre, Freiburg)

    Professor Gerd Antes

    Prof Gerd Antes is mathematician, with a focus on methodology and medical statistics, and has been Professor at the Department of Medical Biometry, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University of Freiburg, Germany, since 2012.

    Since graduating in mathematics from the University of Bremen in 1976, his career has spanned Edinburgh in Scotland and Berlin, Bremen and Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, working in various fields of statistical consulting, including the design and analysis of clinical trials, risk assessment, quality control and experiments in agriculture.

    He has been with the Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics of the University of Freiburg since 1995. Prior to that, in 1992, he set up the Unit of Biometry in the Clinic of Tumour Biology in Freiburg, where he worked in clinical trials in cancer.

    Prof Antes was responsible for setting up the German Cochrane Centre where he pioneered evidence-based medicine and the Cochrane Collaboration in Germany. Currently, he holds a position in the University Medical Center in Freiburg as well as being Director of the German Cochrane Centre and a board member (Chair in 2001-2003) of the German Network for evidence-based medicine.

    Since November 2002, he has been a member of the Guidelines Commission AWMF (German Association of Medical Scientific Societies). After several years on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Clinical Trial Registry Platform WHO, he became project coordinator of the German Registry for Clinical Trials in 2007.


    InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
    Ph:+61 8 8238 2400

    At InterContinental Adelaide we understand that our guests want to be connected to what's special about a destination. We aim to share our local knowledge so that our guests enjoy authentic experiences that enrich their lives, broaden their outlook and make the most of their stay in Adelaide.

    Positioned exclusively along the banks of the River Torrens, adjacent to the Adelaide Festival Centre, the Adelaide Convention Centre and the Casino, InterContinental Adelaide effortlessly blends luxury with comfort. Just a stroll from the hotel is the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, home to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australain Museum, the Parliament House, the Botanical Gardens and fantastic boutique shopping. Our guest rooms boast magnificent and uninterrupted views across the historic and cultural city of Adelaide, giving you a real sense of your surroundings.


    Venue map

    Getting to the Conference venue

    By car

    Car parks listed are all within walking distance to the InterContinental.

    Adelaide Convention Centre Car Park
    North Terrace, Adelaide

    Wilson Car Parking
    30 Hindley Street, Adelaide
    Entry via 30 Hindley Street next to Miller Anderson Arcade

    Secure Parking (The Terrace)
    124 -126 Hindley Street, Adelaide
    Entry via Hindley Street or North Terrace

    Care Park
    Blyth Street, Adelaide

    By bus / train / tram

    The Intercontinental is easily accessible by public transport.

    Bus : Bus stops closest to the conference venue include Stop D, located on the Northern side of North Terrace and Stop W2, located on the southern side of North Terrace.

    The Adelaide FREE 99C City Loopoffers a free service within the city and stops at most major tourist sites and the Adelaide Railway Station (stop 8), which is close to the Conference venue. More information can be found here www.adelaidemetro.com.au/routes/free-city-services

    Train: The Adelaide Railway Station is located less than a minute's walk to the Conference venue. Please check timetables as some tracks have been closed for upgrading.

    Tram: Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop is less than a two-minute walk to the Conference venue.

    For timetables and further information please visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au or visit the Adelaide Metro Infocentre, corner King William and Currie Streets (call toll free on 1300 311 108).

    By foot

    The Conference venue is within easy walking distance to most hotels in the city.


    Registrations are now closed.

    Registration Fees and Important Dates

    All fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and exclude GST (10% Goods and Service tax)

    Registration Type Early Bird
    Before 26 July 2013 
     (excl. GST)
    Before 25 September 2013
    (excl. GST)
    Full Delegate Registration
    Full Delegate: Member 608.00 648.00
    Full Delegate: Non-member 760.00 810.00
    Full Delegate: Student 375.00 425.00
    Day Registration - Monday 21 October*
    Day Registration: Member 283.00 299.00
    Day Registration: Non-member 354.00 374.00
    Day Registration: Student 238.00 254.00
    *Monday Registration includes a ticket to the International Welcome Reception
    Day Registration - Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23 October
    Day Registration: Member 243.00 259.00
    Day Registration: Non-member 304.00 324.00
    Day Registration: Student 188.00 204.00
    Convention Gala Dinner 136.00

    Member Fee

    To qualify for the member fee, you must be a current member of The Joanna Briggs Institute, a JBI Collaborating Centre or a JBI Alumni member. Your status will be verified upon registration.

    Student Fee

    To qualify for student fee, you must be a full-time student. Please ensure a scanned copy of your student ID is uploaded on the registration booking system. If you have problems uploading your ID please email a copy to kym.elson@adelaide.edu.au

    Day Registration

    One-day registration is available for purchase throughout the entire registration period. The day you select to attend will be printed prominently on your badge.

    Early Bird Registration

    To receive the Early Bird fee you must register and pay by Friday 26 July 2013. (Please note that if you select an offline payment option, cheque or EFT, payments must be received by Friday 26 July 2013 to receive this discount).

    Standard Registration

    All registrations must be received by 5pm Wednesday 25 September 2013.

    Group Bookings

    Group bookings of 10 or more participants can be done through the online registration system. All registrations must be processed and paid for at the same time. Group bookings must be paid in full at time of booking by credit card only.

    Group Bookings will receive a 15% discountoff the full registration feeonly. Group Bookings need to be made by 5pm 25 September 2013.


    Full Delegate and Student registration fee includes:

    • Entry to all sessions throughout the convention
    • Coffee and tea on arrival on all convention days
    • Morning and afternoon tea, and lunch on all convention days.
    • Convention satchel
    • 1 Gala Dinner ticket
    • 1 WelcomeReception ticket

    One-day Delegate fee includes:

    • Entry to all sessions for the day of registration
    • Morning and afternoon tea and lunch for the day of registration
    • Convention satchel

    International Welcome Reception (this is included in the Monday Registration fee only)

    Day delegates are welcome to purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner.


    Social Functions

    International Welcome Reception

    Date: Monday 21 October 2013
    Time: 4pm-6pm (TBC)
    Location: Riverside outside Terrace, InterContinental Adelaide

    Gala Dinner

    Theme: Vote for Evidence.. it’s Black and White!
    Date: Tuesday 22 October 2013
    Time: 7pm-11.30pm
    (Pre-dinner drinks will commence at 7pm; guests to be seated at 7.30pm)
    Location: Ballroom, InterContinental Adelaide
    Dress: Formal - Politics is never simply black and white, but on this occasion we encourage you to dress to impress in black, white or both


    • The Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner are included in Full Delegate and Student Registrations.
    • Monday Registration fee includes a ticket to the International Welcome Reception.
    • Full Delegates are able to purchase additional Gala Dinner tickets for guest/s at $136.00 +GST per ticket.
    • Day delegates are also able to purchase a ticket to attend the Gala Dinner at $136.00 +GST per ticket.

    If you are a Full Delegate, a student registrant or a Monday delegate please indicate on the online registration form whether or not you will be attending the above events.

    Payment Information/Policy/Deadlines

    Please note that once you complete your online registration you will be sent a Registration Confirmation/Tax Invoice. Please keep this for future reference. Payment information will be detailed in your registration confirmation email; however the different payment options are also listed below.

    Group bookings must be paid in fullat time of booking by credit card only.

    If you are registering on an Early Bird fee, all offline payments (cheque or EFT) must be received by Friday 26 July 2013 to receive this discount.

    All payments must be received 14 days from the date of registration. Registrations will not be confirmed until payment is received.

    Payment Options:

    Credit card:Cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard and AMEX. Surcharges apply – Visa/MasterCard 1.9%/AMEX 3.0%. Please note that your credit card statement will show a debit for this registration to Acuvent, our online registration and payment provider.

    Cheque:Please make cheques payable to The Joanna Briggs Institute. Cheques must be in Australia Dollars. No other currency will be accepted. Your name and registration confirmation number, which can be found on your confirmation/tax invoice, should be printed clearly on the back of the cheque or attach your cheque to a copy of your confirmation/tax invoice. All payments are to be sent to the following address:

    The Joanna Briggs Institute
    University of Adelaide
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

    EFT:If you wish to pay by EFT, please use the below bank details. Please use your confirmation number as your payment reference; this can be found on you confirmation/tax invoice.

    Account Name: Adelaide Research & Innovation – JBI
    Bank: National Australia Bank
    BSB Number: 085-005
    Account Number: 172366957
    SWIFT Code: NATAAU3305A

    Registration Cancellation Policy

    Refunds will apply as follows:

    • Cancellations received by the15 September 2013 will receive a refund of 95% of the paid registration fee.
    • Cancellations received between the 16 and 29 September 2013 will receive a refund of 45% of the paid registration fee.
    • Cancellations received on or after the 30 September 2013 or non-attendance will result in no refunds given.


     Please note
    • We request for administrative purposes that online cancellations be made by Wednesday 25 September 2013. If you wish to cancel your registration after this date please contact Kym Elson via email kym.elson@adelaide.edu.au (Please refer to the above cancellation policy).

    • If you wish to make changes to your registration details you will be able to do so up until Wednesday 25 September 2013. After this date you will need to contact Kym Elson via email kym.elson@adelaide.edu.au

    Personal Information/Convention Delegate List

    The Convention organisers collect personal information provided on the registration form for the intended purpose of processing your convention registration. A delegate list will also be provided to all registered delegates, exhibitors and sponsors at the convention. The delegate list will contain the delegate’s name, organisation, location (State or country) and email address only. Each registrant must indicate on the registration form if they give us permission to include their contact details on the delegate list.

    Liability and Disclaimer

    The JBI Convention organisers reserve the right to make any amendments to the programs or details of the Convention. In the event that the Convention is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, fees will be refunded in full.



    The organisers of the 2013 Convention are delighted to be able to offer delegates a range of specially negotiated hotel accommodation at the InterContinental Adelaide and other hotel properties within the city.

    Bookings are to be made directly with the hotel. Please remember to provide the conference booking reference at time of booking (booking details are given for each hotel).

    We encourage delegates to make their accommodation booking as early as possible to take full advantage of these special conference rates. Rooms are subject to availability at time of booking. The below room rates are valid from the 19-27 October.

    All rates are quoted as per room/per night and in Australian Dollars and include GST.

    Please speak to your hotel regarding cancellation policies, changes to bookings and any other queries relating to your booking.

    InterContinental, Adelaide
    North Terrace, Adelaide www.icadelaide.com.au

    The InterContinental features 367 elegantly-appointed accommodation rooms and Suites, each offering classic designs and many boasting uninterrupted views across the historic city of Adelaide.

    Each room is exquisitely appointed, containing furnishings and fittings carefully selected from all over the world. The décor is contemporary in inspiration and timeless in relaxing appeal. The rooms are spacious and stylish with all the facilities one would expect of a five star hotel, offering maximum privacy and comfort.

    Designed with the needs of the global traveller in mind, each guestroom provides luxurious bedding, in-room climate control, large flat screen television with premium cable, in-room safe and an elegant marble bathroom, featuring walk-in shower, separate bath and large vanity area. Stay in touch with high-speed Internet access (available for a nominal fee), offering connectivity for up to four independent devices.

    Room Type Room Rate Room Rate incl. Breakfast

    King Superior Room
    (Please note: this room type is fully booked on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October.)



    BOOKINGS: To make your reservation please visit this link resweb.passkey.com/go/joannabriggsinstitute

    Stamford Plaza Adelaide
    150 North Terrace, Adelaide
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 3 minutes

    Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel accommodation is superbly situated in the heart of the city on Adelaide's key cultural boulevard, North Terrace. Our excellent location means that you're just a short stroll to the Adelaide Convention Centre, Casino, Festival Centre and Rundle Mall shopping, with the beach only 20 minutes away door-to-door, via the new tram.

    Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel, one of Adelaide's leading hotels caters to a mix of business and leisure travellers, and is renowned for providing service that is exceptional in every sense. Our three Adelaide restaurants and two bars cater to every taste and occasion.

    Room Type Room Rate Room Rate incl. Breakfast

    Superior Accommodation
    Single/ Double/ Twin



    BOOKINGS: Please contact reservations on +61 8 8461 1111 or email reservations@spa.stamford.com.au To receive the above rates please advise that you are part of the 'The Joanna Briggs Institute' group or quote the code TH2110.

    Mercure Grosvenor
    125 North Terrace, Adelaide
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 2 minutes

    The 4-star Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is perfectly located opposite the Adelaide Convention Centre and Casino on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace. Just seconds from the tram, major tourist attractions, Rundle Mall, the Central Market, cafe's, bars and world class restaurants. Providing 245 rooms with fluffy feather duvets & pillows, LCD televisions, iPod docking station, WiFi and broadband internet (charges apply), hairdryers, iron and ironing board.

    Hotel facilities include the Federal Restaurant & Bar, 24-hour reception, 24-hour room service, internet kiosk, tour desk and under cover car park (charges apply).

    Room Type

    Room Rates Room Rates incl. Breakfast

    Economy Room - Queen Bed



    Standard Room - Queen Bed



    Superior Room - Queen Bed



    BOOKINGS: Please contact reservations during business hours on +61 8 8407 8888, toll-free 1800 888 222 or email stay@mercuregrosvenorhotel.com.au Please quote 'Joanna Briggs Institute' when booking. To receive these above rates bookings must be made 30 days prior to the conference.

    Hotel Grand Chancellor
    65 Hindley Street, Adelaide <
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 3 minutes

    Description: Hotel Grand Chancellor - Deluxe.jpg

    The Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley is right in the heart of Adelaide, moments from the Convention Centre, Casino and vibrant Rundle Mall.

    The Hotel has 195 rooms, including 13 huge suites, superb restaurant, intimate bar, gym and pool.

    Room Type Room Rates Room Rates incl. Breakfast

    Deluxe Room



    Executive Room



    BOOKINGS: Please contact reservations on +61 8 8237 3821 or email reservations@hgcadelaide.com.au Please quote 'Joanna Briggs Institute' when booking.

    Oaks Embassy
    96 North Terrace, Adelaide
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 2 minutes

    Description: Oaks Embassy 1 bedroom

    Ideally located in the heart of the central business district on North Terrace and is just a short stroll from Adelaide’s shopping precinct, the casino and convention centre you will find Oaks Embassy.

    One of Adelaide’s most contemporary apartment buildings offering spacious one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments complete with laundry facilities and executive apartments featuring private spa baths. Other luxurious facilities include a superb indoor heated lap pool, sauna, spa, plunge pool, steam room, gymnasium and MBC restaurant.

    From the city to the beaches and surrounding wine regions all are easily accessed from your comfortable apartment.

    Room Type Room Rates

    One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    BOOKINGS: Please complete this booking form and send to group reservations sagroups@theoaksgroup.com.au

    Oaks Horizon
    104 North Terrace, Adelaide
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 2 minutes

    Description: Oaks Horizon 2 bedroom

    Oaks Horizons offer modern one and two bedroom self contained apartments with fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Each apartment also features a private balcony, writing desk, air-conditioning and an in-room safe. Guests will enjoy the onsite hotel amenities which include an indoor heated lap pool, sauna and steam room, spa, plunge pool, gymnasium, tour booking service, business and secretarial services and a licensed café.

    Oaks Horizons is well situated on North Terrace within walking distance to many Adelaide attractions including the main shopping strip, Rundle Mall and the airport is a mere 15 minutes drive from the door.

    Room Type

    Room Rates

    One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    BOOKINGS: Please complete this booking form and send to group reservations sagroups@theoaksgroup.com.au

    Oaks Horizon
    185 Morphett Street, Adelaide
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 10 minutes

    Description: iStay 2 bedroom

    iStay Precinct offers urban and contemporary accommodation in the Adelaide CBD. Conveniently located in close proximity to a bustling hub of attractions, stroll to the myriad of entertainment venues, cocktail bars, restaurants and shopping destinations.

    iStay Precinct accommodation options include one and two bedroom apartments, each containing full kitchen and laundry facilities, open plan living and private balconies with sweeping city views. Also enjoy the Precinct’s luxurious guest facilities including indoor heated pool, sauna, spa and steam room.

    To be able to bring you exceptionally low rates for a quality CBD Apartment, Oaks iStay Precinct offer the best available un-serviced rate.

    Room Type Room Rates

    One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    BOOKINGS: Please complete this booking form and send to group reservations sagroups@theoaksgroup.com.au

    Miller Apartments
    16 Hindley Street, Adelaide
    ph: (08) 8410 1888
    Walking distance to venue is approximately 4 minutes

    Description: Miller - 1 bedroom

    Miller Apartments Adelaide is a 4½ star boutique apartment hotel consisting of one, two and three bedroom fully self-contained apartments and is superbly located in the heart of the city.

    The apartments offer fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas, broadband internet access, LCD TV, 8 Foxtel channels, DVD player, writing desk and individually controlled air conditioning systems.

    The property is only a short stroll from the Adelaide Convention Centre. The property’s environmentally friendly approach to accommodation ensures your 100% SMOKE-FREE apartment is a haven for rest and relaxation.

    Room Type Room Rates

    One Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    1 Bedroom Executive Apartment


    2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    2 Bedroom Executive Apartment


    3 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment


    3 Bedroom Executive Apartment


    BOOKINGS: Please email reservations@millerapartments.com.au or call 08 8410 1888.
    To receive the rates above please quote ‘Joanna Briggs Institute’ when booking.

    General information

    Conference destination

    Adelaide is a charming city surrounded by beautiful parklands. The city rises from the middle of a tree-covered plain, between rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.

    Designed in a grid system with the River Torrens flowing through the centre, Adelaide is easy to get around, so there is little wonder it is known as the '20 minute city'. Enjoy stylish architecture, boutique shopping, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts and cultural venues, nightlife, fine dining, and some of Australia's best cafe strips. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. You can also visit the Adelaide Zoo, home to Australia's only giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi.

    Adelaide is centrally located among the beautiful wine regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, all of which are within day-trip distances. The airport is only seven kilometres away, and the Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car.

    For more information visit:

    South Australian Travel Centre

    18-20 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

    Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm
    P: 1300 764 227 or (08) 8312 6655

    W: www.southaustralia.com

    Rundle Mall Visitor Information Centre

    Open Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm

    Corner Rundle Mall and King William Street, Adelaide

    P: (08) 8203 7611

    Things to do in Adelaide and beyond

    There are plenty of things to see and do in Adelaide and below are a few highlights:

    Adelaide Central Markets


    Gouger Street, Adelaide, open Tuesday to Saturday (times vary)

    South Australian Museum


    North Terrace, Adelaide, open daily 10am-5pm, FREE entry

    Adelaide Zoo and Botanic Gardens


    Frome Road, Adelaide, open daily 9.30am-5pm

    South Australia has a lot to offer, so extend your stay and visit the beautiful wineries of Barossa Valley and Clare Valley or travel south and discover the Fleurieu Peninsula. There are many other destinations to visit and further information can be found at the following link www.southaustralia.com


    Adelaide is known for its awesome variety of cuisine including African, Caribbean, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanes, Thai, Chinese and Mexican. From the authentic Asian restaurants in Gouger Street to the cafe culture of Rundle Street there is something for everyone. Visit Adelaide Restaurants - Dining Guide or view our very own list of favourite dining experiences in Adelaide.


    Banks are open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) are also conveniently located around the city centre.

    Shopping Hours

    Trading hours in the city are as follows:

    Monday to Thursday 9am-5.30pm

    Friday 9am-9pm

    Saturday 9am-5pm

    Sunday 11am-5pm

    Credit cards

    Credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, shops and restaurants. Commonly used cards include Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Club.


    Tipping is not widespread in Australia but for good service in a restaurant you might choose to leave a tip of 10 per cent of the bill.

    Airport transport

    Adelaide Domestic and International Airport terminals are located 10 kilometres west of the city. You will need to allow approximately 15 minutes travelling time to and from your hotel. Your hotel can assist with airport transfers or alternatively there is a taxi rank located directly outside the airport terminal. The average taxi fare from the airport to the city is AUD $15.

    Smoking policy

    Smoking is banned in most public places in Australia, including the conference venue. All restaurants, cafes, licensed premises, shopping centres and public transport are smoke-free.


    The maximum average temperatures are 19-25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature is 12 degrees Celsius.

    Telephone directory

    Emergency services - 000

    Directory assistance - 1223

    Yellow Cabs - 13 22 27

    Adelaide Independent - 13 22 11

    Suburban Taxis - 13 10 08

    Hire cars:
    AVIS - 13 63 33

    Hertz - 13 30 39

    Europcar - 1300 13 90

    Thrifty - 1300 36 72 27

    Budget Rent A Car - 1300 362 848


    Personal information / conference delegate list

    The conference organisers collect personal information provided on the registration form for the intended purpose of processing your conference registration. A delegate list will also be provided to all registered delegates exhibitors and sponsors at the conference. The delegate list will contain delegate names, organisation, location (state or country) and email address only. Each registrant must indicate on the registration form if they give us permission to include their contact details on the delegate list.


    Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

    The JBI 2013 International Convention will attract over 250 health professionals from across Australia and overseas. By taking advantage of a sponsorship package or exhibition booth, your organisation has the opportunity to engage directly with a targeted audience from across all the health professions.

    The sponsorship and exhibition prospectus provides full details on the sponsorship packages that embrace national and international strategies. This opportunity will provide outstanding value in terms of status, recognition, marketing opportunities and promotional initiatives.

    Sponsorship and Exhibition prospectus

    For further information email:kym.elson@adelaide.edu.au

    Our sponsors

    Proudly made possible with the support of Wolters Kluwer Heatlh

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