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19th May 2020 - 22nd May 2020
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place South Warf Victoria Australia 3000

COVID-19 Update


It is with regret I announce that the 2020 Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), scheduled for 18-22 May, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, is cancelled.

Late last week, in relation to COVID-19, the ANZAN Executive, Acting Chair of the Scientific Program Committee and Seed Events provided ANZAN Council with their unanimous recommendation that the 2020 ASM should be cancelled. Seed Events and the ANZAN Secretariat have since been working tirelessly to mitigate ANZAN’s position. The situation changed dramatically over the weekend and we continue to monitor the evolving circumstances.

We are endeavouring to reschedule the meeting for May 2021, ideally in Melbourne if we can secure space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. We will notify members, sponsors and exhibitors, when new dates and venues have been secured.

On behalf of Council I want to thank Mark Slee, Kaitlyn Parratt, and all members of ANZAN’s Scientific Program Committee, for the work they have done to prepare an exceptional program and speakers for the meeting.

I would also like to thank our sponsors for their understanding and support in these uncertain times.

ANZAN will refund all conference registration fees paid to date. Please contact Lejla at Seed Events: ANZAN is unable to refund flight or other expenses booked outside of the conference registration portal.

Arrangements are being made to hold the ANZAN Annual General Meeting via an online platform and we will provide details as soon as they are finalised.

On behalf of ANZAN Council, thank you for your understanding, and wish you and your families good health over the coming weeks and months. 


Pamela McCombe, ANZAN President


Abstracts Submissions Close:  CLOSED
Authors notified:                        March 2020
Registrations Open:                  17th February 2020 
Early Bird Close:                       6th April 2020

Contact Organiser & Event Location


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Warf
Victoria Australia 3000

Event Organiser

Seed Events Team

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Just a short stroll from Melbourne’s city centre, conveniently close to all of Melbourne’s favourite bars, restaurants and attractions. And with the Pan Pacific Melbourne and Novotel Melbourne South Wharf on-site as well as parking and public transport on its doorstep, you can expect record numbers at your next event.


When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC5’.

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a car park located within the Exhibition Centre. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around South Wharf including, South Wharf Retail Car Park, Siddeley Street Carpark, Freeway Carpark and Montague Street Carpark.

Exhibition Centre Carpark: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road Clearance Height: 2.2 metres Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.