SPAIN • 23 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2012 - AMA Queensland

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SPAIN • 23 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2012 - AMA Queensland

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aMa QUeensland annUal conference 2012

Madrid

sPain • 2329 sePTeMBer 2012


Madrid

AMA QueenslAnd ConferenCe

Madrid, Spain • 2329 SepteMber 2012

cONfeReNce Theme:

Prevention is better

than cure - Preventative

Health Strategies for the

21 st century

The AMA Queensland Annual

Conference is tailored for medical

practitioners, practice managers,

registered nurses and industry

professionals. As a conference delegate

you will learn from world renowned

Australian and international speakers

and develop a better understanding of

the medical issues that will affect you

and your patients.

TOPicS fOR diScuSSiON iNclude:

• Oncology (what you need to know

about the diagnosis you never want to

miss)

• Infectious diseases

• Injury prevention and treatment

• Evidence-based medicine

• Doctor health and well-being

• Patient safety and how to reduce

medical error

• Global health, challenges and

solutions

• Plus business sessions on:

- Risk management

- Business development

- Financial security

- After hours medical services

- Practice management skills

Madrid - a SpaniSh ExpEriEncE

As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is often referred to as the most Spanish of Spain’s

cities and is indeed Europe’s most passionate city. Madrid is characterised by its intense

cultural and artistic activity, a very lively nightlife as well as being home to the Spanish

Royal Family.

Madrid is the third largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and is

considered the major financial centre of Southern Europe and the Iberian Peninsula due

to its economic output, high standard of living, and market size.

While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of

many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets.

Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real (Royal theatre) with

its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th century

National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives;

an archaeological museum; and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del

Prado.

The city offers a great selection of cultural, leisure and gastronomical experiences which

can be enjoyed surrounded by a population that has mastered the art of living the good

life!

accoMModation - thE WEStin palacE hotEl

Commissioned by King Alfonso XIII in 1912, the newly restored Westin Palace Madrid is

ranked as one of the world’s best hotels in a recent travel survey.

Located in Madrid’s centre, it is known for its spectacular stained glass dome and its

close proximity to many of Madrid’s famous sites and best tapas restaurants.

At the centre of the “Art Triangle”, you will discover within a short distance the cultural

marvels in the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums. The short walk to the Royal

Palace and the Opera House sets the hotel as a unique and privileged location.


conference iTinerarY

Sunday 23 September 2012

On arrival into Madrid airport, group transfers have been arranged

to take you to our conference hotel.

7pm – 9pm: WeLCOme reCeptIOn

Tonight you will enjoy a Spanish-styled welcome cocktail reception

at our magnificent hotel. As the Spanish do not eat until after 9pm

each evening, this will leave you enough time to enjoy a Spanish

gastronomical experience afterwards.

mOnday 24 September 2012

Buffet Breakfast is available at the hotel.

8am – 1pm: COnFerenCe SeSSIOnS

1pm – 2pm: LunCH

Today lunch will be included as part of the conference package.

After lunch we will depart the hotel for a half day tour.

2pm – 6pm: panOramIC madrId

During our panoramic tour we will see such sights as the Plaza

de Neptuno, Atocha, Puerta de Toledo, San Francisco el Grande,

Bailén, Plaza de España, calle Bailén, calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor,

Plaza de Oriente, Gran Vía, Cibeles, Serrano, Alfonso XII, back to

Plaza de Neptuno.

Following this orientation we will visit the magnificent Royal Palace

of Madrid which is located in the famous “Plaza de Oriente”. It is

one of the most outstanding Palaces of Europe, and contains the

artistic treasures of Spanish history. Several wings of the palace

are visited, where the finest examples of porcelains, tapestries,

furnishings, armour and paintings are on display. The Royal Palace

also contains a large collection of clocks (over 2,000), which are all

still in perfect working order.

tueSday 25 September 2012

Buffet Breakfast is available at the hotel.

8am – 1pm: COnFerenCe SeSSIOnS

Lunch, afternoon and evening at leisure. Optional tours are on

offer and can be booked at the hospitality desk located outside the

conference room.

WedneSday 26 September 2012

Buffet breakfast is available at the hotel before our day excursion to

Toledo.

8am – 5pm: tOLedO day tOur

The origins of the city of Toledo are lost in the mists of legend,

the first written testimony being that of the historian Tito Livio,

who describes “Toletum” as a “small fortified town”. Given the

strategic importance of its location, on the crossroads of the most

important routes of the Spanish peninsula, Toledo has always been

highly sought-after as a prize by the different civilizations that have

occupied Spain through history.

During the Roman conquest, Toledo was a centre of great strategic

value; it minted its own money and had an important circus and

an aqueduct. Numerous Roman remains bear testimony of the

importance of the city at that time. During the middle of the 6th century the Visigoth kings installed their court in Toledo, the city

thus becoming the political and religious capital of Spain under the

title of “The Royal City”.

King Alfonso VI of Castile reconquered the city in 1085, converting

it into the capital of his kingdom and initiating a new stage of

enrichment which was to flourish over the following centuries and

reach its most glorious moment of plenitude during the last quarter

of the 15th century and the first half of the 16th . As early as the 13th century, the School of Translators of Toledo had brought classical

and Arabic culture to the western world; and Toledo was the capital

offering the most favourable convivial atmosphere for the blending

of the Arabic, Jewish and Christian cultures. During the 15th century,

the Catholic Kings showed their predilection for the city by building

the temple of San Juan de Los Reyes, with the idea of being buried

there, and it was in the Cathedral of Toledo that Juana la Loca and

Felipe el Hermoso were proclaimed successors to the Spanish throne.

No other city possesses a series of architectural monuments as

splendid as those found in Toledo, or covering such a wide span of

history. This richness makes the whole city a marvellous museum,

which has been declared in its entirety a part of Heritage of

Humanity.

tHurSday 27 September 2012

Buffet Breakfast is available at the hotel.

8am – 1pm: COnFerenCe SeSSIOnS

Lunch, afternoon and evening at leisure. Optional tours are on

offer and can be booked at the hospitality desk located outside the

conference room.

FrIday 28 September 2012

Buffet breakfast is available at the hotel.

8am – 1pm: COnFerenCe SeSSIOnS

Lunch and afternoon at leisure. Optional tours are on offer and can

be booked at the hospitality desk located outside the conference

room.

7pm – 11pm: FareWeLL GaLa dInner In a SpanISH

HaCIenda

Set in the rocky countryside approximately 25km north of Madrid,

our evening will be spent in a wonderful example of a Spanish

country estate. This evening you will experience the tastes, sounds

and festivity that is a fitting farewell to Madrid. OLE!

Saturday 29 September 2012

Buffet breakfast is available at the hotel. After breakfast checkout

and group departure transfers are available. AMA Travel

Queensland staff will be on hand to assist with your departure.


YoUr inVesTMenT

air and land pacKaGE inclUdES

• Return Economy group flights Brisbane – Madrid with Emirates

• Current airport departure taxes and fuel surcharges (based on July 11)

• Six nights accommodation (twin share) at the Westin Palace Hotel

• Full buffet breakfast daily

• Four half day conference sessions including morning tea

• One conference lunch

• Hospitality desk assistance

• Welcome function with entertainment and beverages

• Madrid Panoramic Tour including visit to Royal Palace

• Full day tour to Toledo including lunch

• Farewell dinner with transfers, entertainment and beverages

• Return group airport transfers

air and land pacKaGE:

$5,975 pp TWIN SHARE

$7,125 pp SINGLE

CHILDREN - PRICE ON APPLICATION

EarlY Bird rEGiStration

incEntiVE

WiN!

Register by 27 January

2012 for the chance to

win a private walking

tour (for two people)

through old Madrid or

to the Prado Museum,

followed by lunch at a local

Spanish restaurant. Also

receive reduced early bird

registration fees.

rEGiStration fEES

doctor - aMa

member:

doctor - non-aMa

member:

associate conference

participant*:

non conference

participant † :

EARly biRd

RATE

up to 27 jan 2012

after

27 jan

2012

$650 $800

$1,400 $1,600

$375 $425

$160 $200

child: $80 $100

* Associate conference participant

includes: • Practice manager •

Registered nurse • Industry professional•

Other professional person

† Non conference participant includes:

• Life partner • Family members

• Friends who do not fit within other

registration categories

cONdiTiONS: rESErVationS and paYMEntS: Your reservation will be confirmed in writing upon receipt of the Registration Form and deposit of $750 per person. Final payment

is required by 27 June 2012. BooKinG aMEndMEntS: No fees will be charged for changes made prior to final payment. Once final payment has been received, changes to airline

reservations are subject to particular airline rules and conditions but a minimum fee of $100 per ticket will apply. Changes to other components of this package will be on request basis

and applicable fees will be advised at that time. Once tickets have been issued, name changes are treated as a cancellation by the airline and a fee of $250 will apply. Please ensure the

booking name matches the passport details exactly. cancEllationS: Travel insurance is essential and should be requested at the time of registration. Subject to policy conditions, travel

insurance will cover cancellation due to unforseen reasons. Notification of cancellation to AMA Travel Queensland must be received in writing before any action can be taken. Cancellation

of travel package: Cancellation prior to final payment date - loss of deposit; cancellation up to 30 days prior to departure - 50%; cancellation within 30 days of departure - no refund.

paSSportS, ViSaS: It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure they travel with a passport that has at least six months validity beyond their intended period of stay. Visas are not

required for Australian, New Zealand and UK passport holders to visit Spain for up to 90 days. It is essential that delegates check visa requirements for other destinations with AMA Travel

Queensland. pricE chanGES: The AMA Travel Queensland Conference package is quoted in Australian Dollars and is based on exchange rate at the time of printing. The package price is

subject to change due to influences outside AMA Travel Queensland control, such as (but not limited to) currency fluctuation, airport taxes, government charges and airline fuel surcharges.

All monies are held in our Client Travel Account (Trust Account) and therefore are covered by the Australian Travel Compensation Fund. itinErarY and SchEdUlES: Although no

changes are anticipated, this itinerary may be altered or modified as required without notice or liability of change. AMA Travel Queensland are acting in the capacity of an Agent and cannot

be held responsible for the services of operators included in this package. priVacY: Your details are kept confidential and will not be provided to any other source.


eGisTraTion forM

Madrid, 23 - 29 sePTeMBer 2012

priMarY contact (confErEncE dElEGatE) dEtailS:

Conference delegate name/s (as on passport):

Title: First name: Surname:

delegate conference registration category:

Doctor – AMA member Doctor – non AMA member Associate conference participant Non conference participant Child

Name preference on conference tag:

Postal address:

Telephone (home): Telephone (business):

Mobile: Fax:

Email: Tax invoice made out to:

Would you like to travel on reward points? Yes No

all traVEllErS dEtailS

Please list all people travelling in your party including primary contact

IMPORTANT:

1. Please be advised that names must match passport exactly for accurate ticketing

2. Please provide a copy of your passport prior to the final payment due date which is 25 June 2012

3. Please advise if your preferred name on conference tag is different to below

TiTle fiRST NAme SuRNAme

accoMModation prEfErEncES

x Single

x Twin share Share with friend:

Name

AGe Of

child

Request match another delegate. *subject to availability

x Double share (couple)

x Family

if

applicable NATiONAliTY

if SElEcTing fAMily TRAvEl An AMA

TRAvEl QuEEnSlAnd REPRESEnTATivE will

conTAcT you To diScuSS oPTionS diREcTly

AmeRicAN exPReSS memBeRShiP ReWARdS

American Express Card members can use Membership Rewards points

to pay for the Conference or Travel through World Travel Professionals

(Travelscene American Express member). *Terms and Conditions apply. Please ask for details.

AiRliNe

cluB

memBeRShiP

No.

plEaSE ticK option that appliES:

• DOCTOR – NON-AMA MEMBER

• doctor – aMa MEMBEr

rEGiStration fEES

• ASSOCIATE CONFERENCE

participant

EARly

biRd RATE

up to 27 jan 2012

• CHILD

• NON CONFERENCE

participant

after

27 jan

2012

doctor - aMa member: $650 $800

doctor - non-aMa member: $1400 $1600

associate conference participant*: $375 $425

non conference participant † : $160 $200

child: $80 $100

* Associate conference participant includes: • Practice manager • Registered nurse •

Industry professional • Other professional person † Non conference participant includes: •

Life partner • Family members • Friends who do not fit within other registration categories


eGisTraTion forM

Madrid, 23 - 29 sePTeMBer 2012

conTinUed

traVEl rEQUirEMEntS

1. Preferred dates of travel: to Madrid

from Madrid

2. Preferred airline for travel (if not with Emirates package): Qantas Singapore Airlines Other

3. class of travel: Economy Premium economy Business class

4. Other travel information or special needs:

5. dietary requirements:

dEpoSit and paYMEnt dEtailS

Please note $750 per person deposit for travel is required on receipt of this form

$750 x *___________ = $ __________.00 deposit *Being total number of travellers including adults and children

Cheque enclosed: for $ (payable to World Travel Professionals Pty Ltd)

please charge my credit card: Visa Mastercard Diners + Amex + for the amount of $

Card number:

Exp date: Signature: Date:

* A merchant fee will apply. + Reissue fees will apply in the event that ticket details are ameneded subsequent to ticket issue.

dEclaration:

I acknowledge that I have read and accept the

conditions of this package. I acknowledge that I will

be given a personalised summary of costs from AMA

Travel Queensland on finalisation of my itinerary.

Signature: _________________________________________

Date: _______________________________________________

plEaSE rEtUrn to

aMa traVEl QUEEnSland:

PO Box 4943, Gcmc Qld 9726

phonE: 1300 262 885 dirEct linE: (07) 5556 7267

Main officE: (07) 5556 7222 fax: (07) 5556 7200

EMail: travel@amaq.com.au

cONfeReNce

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Will Be iNVOiced

SePARATelY BY

AmA QueeNSlANd

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cONdiTiONS: ReSeRVATiONS ANd PAYmeNTS: Your reservation will be confirmed in writing upon receipt of the Registration Form and deposit of $750 per person. Final payment

is required by 27 June 2012. BOOKiNG AmeNdmeNTS: No fees will be charged for changes made prior to final payment. Once final payment has been received, changes to airline

reservations are subject to particular airline rules and conditions but a minimum fee of $100 per ticket will apply. Changes to other components of this package will be on request basis

and applicable fees will be advised at that time. Once tickets have been issued, name changes are treated as a cancellation by the airline and a fee of $250 will apply. Please ensure the

booking name matches the passport details exactly. cANcellATiONS: Travel insurance is essential and should be requested at the time of registration. Subject to policy conditions,

travel insurance will cover cancellation due to unforseen reasons. Notification of cancellation to AMA Travel Queensland must be received in writing before any action can be taken.

Cancellation of travel package: Cancellation prior to final payment date - loss of deposit; cancellation up to 30 days prior to departure - 50%; cancellation within 30 days of departure -

no refund. PASSPORTS, ViSAS: It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure they travel with a passport that has at least six months validity beyond their intended period of stay.

Visas are not required for Australian, New Zealand and UK passport holders to visit Spain for up to 90 days. It is essential that delegates check visa requirements for other destinations

with AMA Travel Queensland. PRice chANGeS: The AMA Travel Queensland Conference package is quoted in Australian Dollars and is based on exchange rate at the time of printing.

The package price is subject to change due to influences outside AMA Travel Queensland control, such as (but not limited to) currency fluctuation, airport taxes, government charges

and airline fuel surcharges. All monies are held in our Client Travel Account (Trust Account) and therefore are covered by the Australian Travel Compensation Fund. iTiNeRARY ANd

ScheduleS: Although no changes are anticipated, this itinerary may be altered or modified as required without notice or liability of change. AMA Travel Queensland are acting in the

capacity of an Agent and cannot be held responsible for the services of operators included in this package. PRiVAcY: Your details are kept confidential and will not be provided to any

other source.

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