Seeing the Northern Lights, is on many a bucket list.
We have put together a unique program with 7 nights high in the Arctic Circle to give you an excellent chance of witnessing the mesmerising swirl of the Aurora Borealis.
First we stay in the Lofoten Islands, a place of staggering beauty, with peaceful fjords and handsome mountains and minimal human habitation. Then the Arctic Express train takes us on a scenic journey to Swedish Lapland, an intensely beautiful landscape of snow-bound forests, frozen lakes and vast expanses of tundra.
In these northern reaches of the world, each day can bring an almost magical stillness, and though the sun barely skims the horizon, for a few hours a day the sky glows deep blue and the snow seems almost luminous in the oblique light. After dark, with luck, you will be awed by the green and pink radiance arcing above you.
Pre Conference Tour (21-25 Jan 2020)
Extend your experience before joining the main conference group - join the optional pre-conference tour. Follow the ticket booking link to the provider website for more details.
Day 1: Fly Australia - DXB - Oslo - Thursday 23 Jan, 2020
Day 2: Oslo Airport Hotel - Friday 24 Jan, 2020
Day 3: Fly Oslo to Bodo Trans Lofoten - Saturday 25 Jan, 2020
Day 4: Lofoten - Sunday 26 Jan, 2020
Day 5: Lofoten - Monday 27 Jan, 2020
Day 6: Narvik - Tuesday 28 Jan, 2020
Day 7: Train to Ice Hotel - Wednesday 29 Jan, 2020
Day 8: Ice Hotel - Thursday 30 Jan, 2020
Day 9: Ice Hotel - Friday 31 Jan, 2020
Day 10: Flight Kiruna to Stockholm Airport Hotel Stockholm - Saturday 01 Feb, 2020
Day 11: Flight Stockholm to Australia - Sunday 02 Feb, 2020
Day 12: Arrive Australia - Monday 03 Feb, 2020
Post Conference Tour - 01-05 Feb 2020
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Each of our professional development programs is designed to address topics of interest and relevance to our delegates and their practices. Our Academic Advisory Committees, comprised of practitioners from a range of fields of practice, endeavour to source the best possible speakers to provide a series of presentations, workshops, case studies and panel discussions for each conference.
Unconventional Conventions’ director for the past 20 years is a practicing doctor who takes great pride in offering a comprehensive, stimulating and appropriate academic program. Unconventional Conventions aims to ensure that the combination of lectures, workshops, hospital visits, training activities and clinic in the community make up more than 50% of daily activities during the main conference tour.
Many of our travel destinations provide an opportunity for local professional contribution and cultural exchange through workshops and structured visits to local clinics.
Our conference programs are prepared over a 12 month period and full details are available 3 months prior to the conference. Unconventional Conventions is an accredited education provider for RACGP. Application for ACRRM points is made for each conference. Dental programs are certifiable with Dental Board of Australia. Specialists may apply for CPD points at their own discretion.
Please refer to the Unconventional Conventions website for their detailed terms and conditions.
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Thu, 23 January 2020
Dr Tom Giblin
After graduating from Sydney University, Dr Giblin was accepted into a 3-year Advanced Prosthodontics Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Centre in San Antonio, regarded as one of the top programs in the USA. In his time there, Dr Giblin gained a broad education in all aspects of dentistry, including implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics as well as sleep dentistry, occlusion and TMD.
Dr Giblin has established Northern Dental Specialties as a centre of dental excellence on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. He lectures extensively both in Australia and internationally. He teaches regular courses at his facility in Mona Vale where dentists from all over Australia visit to learn about Dentures, Occlusion, Dental Implants and Advanced reconstructive Dentistry.
Clinical Prof Bernard Koong
Bernard is a founding partner of Envision Medical Imaging in Western Australia.He is Clinical Professor at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Sydney (USyd). He has a long history of teaching oral and maxillofacial radiology at several universities, including UWA, USyd, The University of Hong Kong and Griffith University and contributes to training the Western Australian radiology registrars of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
As an invited speaker, Bernard has presented more than 130 lectures to the dental and medical professions around the world. Bernard is the author of the Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017). He is also the author of the radiology chapter of the 6th edition of Lindhe and Lang’s Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). Bernard is the President of the Australian Academy of Dento-maxillofacial Radiology.
A/Prof Sharon Liberali
A/Professor Liberali is the Director and Senior Consultant of the Special Needs Unit, Adelaide Dental Hospital, SA Dental Service, and holds an honorary Associate Dental Consultant position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. She is the Program Director of the specialist training program in Special Needs Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide and is the Principal Dentist at Health Partners Dental.
A/Professor Liberali is a past President of the SA Branch of the Australian Dental Association and also the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Special Needs Dentistry. A/Professor Liberali currently Chairs the national ADA Infection Control Committee and is the ADA representative on the HE-023 committee for Standards Australia and the NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines Advisory committee.