Social events

Conference cancelled due to government ban

As you may have already seen today, the government has placed a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people due to the COVID-19 virus.

It is with a heavy collective heart that ACORN follows the directive of the government and cancels the ACORN International Conference.

We understand you will have many questions about this. We ask that you respect the College's staff as they manage the the many critical processes that need to be resolved. Please know that we will be in contact with you as soon as possible regarding refunds and/or credits for future services.

If you do have any enquiries please email

Surgical museum tour

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020

Time: 2.00–5.00 pm

Venue: Society for Preservation of the Artefacts of Surgery and Medicine (SPASM)

The bus will depart from the International Convention Centre at 2.00 pm and will return at 5.00 pm.
You must collect your registration pack prior to departure.

Cost: $30 (includes return transfers, entry and afternoon tea)

Numbers are restricted to 40.

Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday 28 May 2020

Venue: Hall 5, International Convention Centre Sydney
Tickets are included in registration for full conference delegates

Additional tickets are available for $75.00.

Charity walk

Date: Friday 29 May 2020

Time: 6.45–8.00 am

Meeting place: The Chinese Gardens (further details will be provided)

Dress: Fitness

Tickets $15 each (includes a cap)

The Charity walk is open to all delegates. Please book online.

The walk will leave from the Chinese Gardens and walk to Barangaroo and back. The walk will be along the water. A detailed map will be provided soon.

Conference Dinner

Date: Saturday 30 May 2020

Time: 7.00-11.00pm
Venue: International Convention Centre Sydney
Theme: Phantom of the Operating Theatre

Dress: Colourful scrubs and a MASQuerade
Tickets are included in registration for full conference delegates

A limited number of additional tickets are available for $125.00.

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