SONS January 2021 Niseko/Kiroro Conference.


NISEKO – Monday January 11th to Friday January 15th 2021

“Ice Breaker” Banquet – Monday January 11th

“White Room” Banquet – Thursday January 15th

KIRORO – Sunday January 16th to Tuesday January 18th 2021.

“Mountain Gate” Dinner – Monday January 17th

SONS Inc is pleased to announce the Niseko Conference including an option 3 day Conference in neighbouring Kiroro, is offered to its Members once again. Please register early especially if you wish to attend the Banquets as these are very popular and fill quickly. Banquet numbers are set by the Venue and are out of our control.

You will need your Membership Number to Register.  If you are not a financial member or are a lapsed Member, you will need to apply by clicking on Membership>Membership Application on the website.

If you are booking with Deep Powder Tours (see below) you must have your DPT booking ready when booking for the Conference a $100 discount will apply at checkout. 

NISEKO VENUE – Hotel Niseko Alpen, 204 Aza-Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan

KIRORO VENUE – The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 128-1 Aza-Tokiwa, Akaigawa-mura, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, 046-0593, Japan


Certificates of Attendance are issued to Delegates who have attended 50% or more of the sessions and at least three presentations of each session.

Early Bird Fee cut off June 30 2020 $700 AUD

Full Registration Fee cut off October 2020 $800 AUD

Late Registration Fee cut off  date TBA $900 AUD

We encourage you all to consider joining us in Japan as the powder snow and cultural experience make it a “MUST DO”. For those attending, the success is also dependent on members offering to present at both Niseko and Kiroro, so please be involved. The option to Present at the Sessions is provided when registering and should your Presentation be accepted into the programme, a refund of $250AUD on your registration is provided following the Conference. You may offer to do more than one Presentation but the refund will remain limited to $250AUD in total. Participation is much appreciated as our previous programmes have been both enlightening and “world class”, often covering the full medical spectrum. The Programme is not available until all places are filled and Presenter Bios and Abstracts received.

Note: There is a $500AUD prize offered by Wealth Tree Solutions* representative Jeff Bowman who has generously offered to fund this prize and provide information by way of a presentation.

Click here for his 2019 Presentation.

Wealth Tree Estate Planning Presentation 2019

Click here for his 2020 Presentation.

Wealth Tree Estate Planning Presentation 2020

*The Society of Neuromuscular Sciences has no commercial arrangements with Wealth Tree Solutions.


Deep Powder


DEEP POWDER TOURS 1300 305 451

DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays have been of great assistance in putting in place all our conferences in Japan so far and is the principal agent for the Niseko SONS conference. They play a pivotal role in organising the upcoming conferences in Japan and come highly recommended.

In support of our event, Alpen Hotel provides very attractive accommodation packages if booked via DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays. All registrants who book through DEEP POWER Tours are eligible for a $100 Registration discount at checkout when registering for the conference using your DPT booking number.

DEEP POWDER Snow Holidays are able to manage ALL your travel needs including airfares, accommodation and transfers to and from Niseko ski resort. DPT has an office in Niseko winter so it is best to have an Australian Travel Agent on your side if anything goes wrong whilst in Japan. DPT can offer either the same or better accommodation choices and pricing.


The conference is held at Alpen Hotel which provides an exceptional ski in ski out location at the very top of the Niseko village. Discounts at the Alpen apply when booking through Deep Powder Tours. Further discounts may apply when booking for minimum of 7 days.

You will need to advise them that you are going to Kiroro so they can arrange transfers.

Please be aware that there is an option of renting in Niseko with Rhythm, relocating the equipment to Kiroro & then returning the hire gear by courier.
Please see link following from the Rhythm website which deals with this process.

For further information on the Conference please contact the SONS Secretary.

Kym James

Further Contact details are:

Conference Programme enquiries only: Dr Allan Forrest

Kiroro :Dr Cameron Altmann

Need to check School holidays? (SONS accept no responsibility for any errors on this site)

Australia School Holidays 2020 and 2021

Additional information

Delegate RegistrationEarly Bird Registration $700, Full Registration $800, Late Registration $900, Late Retiree $450, Optional Kiroro $285, Retiree $450


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