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Location Information

Conference Venue 

The 2015 MJD Foundation Conference will be held at the beautiful Rydges Esplanade Resort, Cairns.
Located in the tropical north of the state of Queensland, Rydges Esplanade is within walking distance of the city's shopping and dining precinct.  Whether it be the the city, the Coral Sea, or the spectacular mountains, each guest room provides a delightful view.
The venue also provides complimentary parking, 24 hour reception, and 24 hour room service.

The Plenary and Stream 1 will take place in the Joseph Banks Ballroom, with Stream 2 being held in the Golden Palm Room, both on Level 1. Please see the floor plan here.

Dress code is smart casual, including the social events.

Book Accommodation

Rydges Esplanade has negotiated special accommodation rates for delegates of the MJD Foundation Conference, and makes reservations easy by clicking on the link below, which will take you directly to the booking site.
Mountain View Room:
$135.00 per room per night based on single/twin occupancy
Ocean View Room:
$151.00 per room per night based on single/twin occupancy
Buffet breakfast in the restaurant is additional at $19 per person per day.

Cancellation is accepted free of charge until 2PM the day prior to arrival. After this time a charge of one night's accommodation will be charged (per room) for any late cancellation or change.

To book your accommodation online please visit (please note this is not your conference registration):


Or you can contact them by email at reservations_esplanadecairns@rydges.com
Or by phone  +61 7 4044 9000
To ensure you receive the discounted rate don't forget to say you are attending the conference.

You are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements at another venue. In this case, delegates are required to provide their own means of transport to and from the conference venue at their own expense.

About Cairns
Amongst other benefits, Cairns is a jumping off point for exploration of the Great Barrier Reef. For more information about Cairns and surrounding areas please visit http://cairns-greatbarrierreef.org.au/

The MJD conference is a satellite meeting of the 25th ISN-APSN Joint Biennial Meeting in Cairns, Australia, August 23-27, 2015, in conjunction with the Australasian Society for Neuroscience (ANS). For more information on this conference to be held immediately before the MJD Conference, please visit http://neurochemistry.org/biennial-meeting/isn-2015-biennial-meeting.html

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Vicki Dwyer,
Aug 18, 2015, 5:14 PM