Meeting Location

The FHTTA 2018 meeting will be held on Wednesday October 24th-Thursday October 25th at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, located at the Australian National University in the heart of Australia's capital, Canberra.

All sessions will be held in the Finkel Theatre, and morning tea/lunch/afternoon teas and the cocktail function will be held in the JCSMR foyer (outside of the Finkel Theatre entrance).

A registration desk will be located in the entrance to the JCSMR foyer upon your arrival.

John Curtin School of Medical Research, 131 Garran Rd, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia


Airline Information

Canberra is serviced by both domestic (Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tiger Air) and international (Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways) airlines. Please refer to the Canberra Airport website for further information.

Surface Transport

The journey from CBR airport to the JCSMR (and Canberra Civic) by car/taxi is approximately 15 minutes (depending on traffic). 

Canberra is serviced by a number of taxi companies (e.g. Canberra Elite, Silver Service Canberra),  Uber and other rideshare services.

ACTON Buses (Transport Canberra) also run regular services between the CBR Terminal and City Bus Terminal.

Hire cars are also available at Canberra Airport.

Parking @ ANU

For those with cars, it is possible to park at ANU. Please refer to the ANU Parking website for more information.

Please note that we do not have special conference parking rates;  parking for visitors is available as either Pay As You Go or Pay and Display and is subject to the conditions outlined on the ANU Parking website.

Parking can be difficult to find during semester (particularly from 8:45am until after 2pm), so please bear this in mind when travelling to ANU.


The JCSMR is an approximate 10 minute walk from Canberra CBD (Civic) and there are many hotels and restaurants that are in close proximity.

We are working with a number of hotels to secure a discounted rate for the meeting - please see information for the QT Hotel and University House below who have Kindly agreed to provide special rates (subject to availability and their terms and conditions).

Note that it can be difficult to secure last minute accommodation in Canberra (due to Parliamentary sitting dates) so best to get in early!

QT Canberra

1 London Circuit, Canberra

To access special QT rates please visit the QT corporate group booking website


  1. Select QT Canberra enter your dates and number of people
  2. In the ‘Block Code’ field enter your Block Code: JCMR2410
  4. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen
  5. Rates valid from 23rd – 26th October inclusive

University House

1 Balmain Crescent, Acton

(Located on ANU Campus)

In order to receive the discounted rate guests can either call University House  on 02-6125-5275 or 02-6125-5276, or they can email the accommodations team on

Guests will need to mention the group name of JCSMR to receive the special rate.

Rates are subject to hotel general availability as we have not reserved any rooms in a block for these dates.

All rates are room only – breakfast can be added for an additional $20.00 per head per night if requested.

24 and 25 October

Twin Rooms (2 single sized beds) - $150.00 per night

Queen Suites (1 queen sized bed) $180 per night