Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences 2017 Conference

27 - 29th November 2017


The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne is proud to host the 2017 AIAS conference in Melbourne, Victoria from November 27th to November 29th.

Welcome drinks will be held at Naughtons Hotel on Royal Parade in Parkville on Sunday November 26th from 5:30pm.

This website is your one stop spot for everything that you need to know about what is going to be offered at this year’s conference as well as nearby accommodation, venues, and things to do while you enjoy your stay here in Melbourne.

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To pay by Direct Deposit, please download the AIAS registration form here and email back to Susie Kerby.  Please remember to put your name in the reference ID. When transfer is confirmed a receipt will be emailed to you.

If you prefer to pay via credit card please register through Eventbrite. This event is listed as private - please contact Susie Kerby for an invite and password details.  An automatic receipt will be emailed.

Kenneth Myer Building


The conference will be spread over two buildings on campus.

All  presentations, morning tea and lunches as well as the AGM will be held at the Kenneth Myer Building.

Location of Kenneth Myer Building

Medical Building

Tours of the Anatomical Laboratories, Mortuary and Harry Brookes Allen Museum

These tours will be held in the Medical building.

Location of Medical Building

Entrance to the Bong Su Room

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday November 28th in the Bong Su Room at Melbourne Zoo.

The Bong Su Room is a Function Room at Melbourne Zoo.

Directions to Melbourne Zoo

  1. Board the Route 19 tram at stop 10 on Royal Parade - opposite the VCCC
  2. Get off at stop 16
  3. Walker St is on the left side of Royal Parade
  4. Continue along Walker St for approx 500m
  5. Turn right into Elliott Ave
  6. Continue along Elliott Ave for 60m, the main entrance to Melbourne Zoo will be on your right

Melbourne Zoo Map

Location of Bong Su Room at Melbourne Zoo.


Speakers include: 

Mr Anthony Wilkes:  Anatomy Teaching Support Officer, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide

Dr Varsha Pilbrow:  Topographic Anatomy Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, The University of Melbourne

Dr Chris O’Donnell:  Forensic Radiologist, Forensic Services, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Adjunct Senior Lecturer Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University

Mr Mohammed Shareef:  Facility Manager, Surgical and Anatomical Science Facility, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Volker Schill:  Biodur Product Manager, Biodur Products GmbH, Heidelberg Germany

Download a copy of the Program (PDF 109.4 KB).


Due to the centralised nature of The University of Melbourne Parkville campus, finding suitable accommodation should not be a problem.

HOTELS: (5-15min walk to conference venues).

Rydges on Swanston: 701 Swanston St, Carlton, Melbourne, Australia, 3053

Naughtons Parkville Hotel: 43 Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC, 3052 Australia

Arrow on Swanston: 488 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Australia

The Castle Hotel: 56 Courtney St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Ibis Melbourne and Apartments: 15-21 Therry St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Jasper Hotel: 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

If you wish to stay on campus at one of the many campus residential colleges please contact us directly.

You can view the campus using this link. The conference will be held in the Kenneth Myer Building and tour run in the Medical Building.



If you are in town for longer than the conference then use the link below to find out what is on in Melbourne during your stay.
Link shows events between the 24th Nov to 30th Nov 2017.


Crown Entertainment Complex: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Eureka SkyDeck 88: Level 88, Riverside Quay, Southbank
Federation Square: Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street
Flinders Street Railway Station: 207-361 Flinders Street
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel: 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands
Queen Victoria Market: Corner of Elizabeth Street and Victoria Street

For more, click on link below:

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photo collage of Melbourne CBD


Sir Anthony Colling Brownless
- Father of Melbourne Medical School

The University of Melbourne was formed 164 years ago in 1853 with the first students welcomed in 1855. Those wanting to learn more about the history of the University should visit Our History.

In early 1862 the Medical School began with just 3 students! More about the history of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and the Health Sciences (MDHS).

dissecting class
1864 – William Carey Rees seated (far right) while prosecting


For any queries please contact:

Susie Kerby
Anatomical Services Laboratory Supervisor
(03) 8344 5767

Kellie King
Anatomical Services Unit Manager
(03) 8344 3523

Namrata Singh
Topographic Anatomy Laboratory Officer
(03) 8344 5751

Leah Leighton
Topographic Anatomy Laboratory Officer
(03) 8344 3953

Lesley Smith
Body Donor Coordinator
(03) 8344 5809