Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Conference

Future Forensic Practice across the Lifespan: Science, Evidence and Risk.


9 - 12 October 2024


Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise


Forensic Professionalism

The Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry 2024 Conference will focus on the theme ‘Future forensic practice across the lifespan: Science, evidence and risk’.

The conference will be held on the spectacular Gold Coast in Queensland from Wednesday 9 October – Saturday 12 October 2024. 

The invited speakers will present on topics such as:

  • civil injury assessment
  • Indigenous cultural mental state examination
  • international approaches to fitness and soundness in criminal jurisdictions
  • legal issues and speakers
  • dealing with fixated threat issues
  • innovations in combined services with police
  • child abuse perpetration over the decades and
  • specialist assessment of those who commit sexual offences. 

We are confident that all practising forensic clinicians will find something in the program of relevance to their practice.


Invited Speakers



Registration is now open for Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry & Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry 2024 Conference. Early bird pricing ends on Friday 30 August 2024.  

 Registration category

Early bird


RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate



Retired RANZCP Fellow  



RANZCP trainee 



Allied health professional 



Non-RANZCP psychiatrist / medical practitioner  



University student (medicine, psychology)



Conference add-on registration

Ticket item


Guest Welcome reception ticket 


Saturday workshops


Conference registration includes

  • Attendance at the Welcome reception on Wednesday 9 October
  • Access to all conference sessions on Wednesday 9, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 November
  • Refreshments and lunch on conference days 
  • Conference name badge and handbook
  • One (1) ticket to the Welcome reception on Wednesday, drinks and canapés will be served. Note: Additional guest tickets for the Welcome reception can be purchased as part of the registration process at the cost of $95 pp. 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission opened: Monday 18 March 2024 
  • Abstract submission closed: Friday 28 June 2024
  • Notification to authors: Monday 15 July 2024
  • Author acceptance of offer: Monday 22 July 2024


Accommodation can be booked at the Crowne Plaza by calling 07 5592 9959 or via email to and stating that you are attending the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry 2024 Conference to obtain the conference rates.

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Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy

Delegate cancellation - Change of mind

All requests for cancellation must be made in writing and sent to Cancellations received before 30 October 2024 will incur a $75.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date. However, an alternative delegate name may be submitted. All cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to

Delegate cancellation - Medical

The health and safety of conference attendees is our highest priority. The RANZCP is mindful of the health risks posed by COVID-19, and the importance of following official medical advice with respect to social distancing, practicing good hygiene and staying at home when unwell. The RANZCP requests that any delegate who is feeling unwell or has cold or flu like symptoms, or who may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, not attend the conference.

If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the conference, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to A full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.

Conference cancellation

If we are required to make any changes or cancellations to our conference due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to Acts of God, terrorism, war, strikes or industrial action, fire, explosion, inevitable accident, breakdown of property, changes in law, or pandemics or global health crises, delegates will be notified by email and will be provided a full refund of their registration fee.

Health and safety

All participants at the conference will be required to comply with the Health and Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements. Details of any relevant protocols and requirements will be communicated to delegates who will be bound by these requirements.


Conference participants are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. The RANZCP and the conference Organising Committee accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

Privacy policy

The RANZCP will only collect personal information from individuals when it is reasonably necessary for the activities of the RANZCP, and all such collection will be subject to the RANZCP Privacy Policy and any other notifications.