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Keynote speakers

Dr Philip Candilis

Dr. Candilis is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Howard University College of Medicine. An Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Dr. Candilis is Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the District of Columbia’s historic Saint Elizabeths Hospital.

A forensic psychiatrist and medical ethicist with interests in informed consent, capacity assessment, and professional ethics, Dr. Candilis teaches, writes, and conducts empirical research in medical decision-making and research ethics, and has consulted to US state legislators, state courts, private industry, and federal and state agencies.

Dr. Candilis trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Ethics Program and has practiced in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings. He chairs the ethics committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and coined the term “robust professionalism” with his co-authors in the text Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness. Dr. Candilis advocates the unifying themes of professionalism and human rights for the practice of forensic psychiatry.

Dr Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple) was born in 1949. He was for 15 years a consultant psychiatrist in a general hospital in England and visiting psychiatrist to the large prison next door. For 14 years he wrote a column in the Spectator (London) about his experiences, collected in volumes such as If Symptoms Persist, If Symptoms Still Persist and Second Opinion.

He has published many books of essays such as Life at the Bottom. He has written a polemic against the prevailing view of addiction titled Romancing Opiates (in the US) and Junk Medicine (in the UK). He has written a book about health scares titled Mass Listeria, and a fictional self-justification of a serial killer called So Little Done.

For six years he wrote a weekly column in the British Medical Journal about literature and medicine. His work has appeared in newspapers around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, The Australian and The Times. He retired in 2005, but is still the Dietrich Weissman Fellow of the Manhattan Institute of New York.

Dr James Knoll

James L. Knoll, IV, M.D. is the Director of Forensic Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Knoll is board certified in both adult and forensic psychiatry. He has worked as a forensic evaluator for state and federal courts, corrections, and the private sector.  He has served as a consulting forensic expert for the DEA, FBI, NASA, DOJ, ACLU, and law enforcement. Dr. Knoll served as the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services for the New Hampshire State Prison system, and has been the training director of the SUNY Upstate forensic psychiatry fellowship training program since 2006. He is Clinical Director of the Central New York Psychiatric Center, New York’s largest maximum security forensic hospital.

Dr. Knoll is Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the Psychiatric Times (, one of the most widely read publications in the field of psychiatry, and a contributing editor for the Correctional Mental Health Report (www. He has authored over 150 publications in journals and book chapters. His research has focused on mass murder, and has included work with survivors of the Jonestown Tragedy ( id=16548), as well as a collaboration with David Kaczynski, the brother of the so-called Unabomber  (David Kaczynski (Author), James Knoll (Afterword): Every Last Tie: The Story of the Unabomber and His Family. Duke University Press Books, 2016).
Dr James Ogloff
Professor Ogloff is trained as a lawyer and psychologist. He is the Foundation Professor of Forensic Behavioural Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology. He is also Director of Psychological Services at Forensicare.
Professor Ogloff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2015 for significant service to education and to the law as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, researcher and practitioner. Professor Ogloff has specific expertise in forensic psychology, forensic mental health, mental health law, and the assessment and management of offenders. He has most recently conducted a review of youth justice services in Victoria and assisted with a review into the use of isolation in the NSW youth justice system. He has held peak leadership in many professional and collegial associations in North America and Australia.
He has published 17 books more than 245 scholarly articles and book chapters. He has served as Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health and has editorial responsibilities for many other journals. He is the recipient of the 2012 Donald Andrews Career Contributions Award for Criminal Justice Psychology from the Canadian Psychological Association and the 2009 Award for Distinguished Contributions in Forensic Psychology from the Australian Psychological Society.