Meeting

RANZCP FCAP Victoria Howard Cooper Memorial Dinner

Celebrating the contribution of the late Dr Howard Cooper to Victorian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Date

5 June 2024
6pm

Location

St Andrews Conservatory
124 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Organised by

VIC Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Delivery

In-person

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Victorian Subcommittee holds the Howard Cooper Memorial Dinner each year to celebrate the contribution of the late Dr Howard Cooper to Victorian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. It is an opportunity to welcome newly graduated child and adolescent psychiatrists to the Faculty. 
 

Event details

Topic: Reflections on the developments in public infant, child and adolescent psychiatry over more than 5 decades. An entertaining romp to shock and inform from a ridiculously personal and totally biased perspective.

Includes: 3 course meal and beverages 

Cost to attend: $59.95

Register: Please register by Wednesday 29 May 2024.

Speaker

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Dr Neil Coventry

Neil is currently the clinical head of the new Infant Child and Youth service, being established at Peninsula Health, Frankston. He has almost 5 decades of experience across public adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, private hospitals, the Mindful Training Program as a clinical supervisor and Director, and with the NGO sector and Child Protection, including as a Board Director for Berry St.

This includes over 20 years as Clinical Director for the CYMHS service at Austin Health. He was part of the consortium for many years for the Take Two trauma service for Child Protection clients.He was an honorary committee member for many years for the Death Review of all client deaths under care of Child Protection.

For many years Neil worked in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist as deputy Chief Psychiatrist for children and youth, and later as the Chief Psychiatrist for many years.Neil has assisted on many government statutory panels, including the Forensic Leave Panel, the Panel for Countering Violent Extremism in children and youth, amongst others. He is delighted to be honouring the memory of the late Dr Howard Cooper. Howard had been Neil’s registrar at Stepping Stones Adolescent Unit at Monash Health, and then Howard became an esteemed colleague and valued personal friend. After Howard’s sudden tragic death, Neil became interim Director of the Mindful Training Program to fill the gap created by Howard’s sudden demise.

In his spare time, between being an honorary senior lecturer in a number of universities, he studies Italian, and is most proud of having read all of Dante’s The Divine Comedy in the original mediaeval Italian. This is a tragic indication of his self-confessed description of being a total Italian nerd (“un secchione” in Italian, for anyone who is interested!)

Neil is currently the clinical head of the new Infant Child and Youth service, being established at Peninsula Health, Frankston. He has almost 5 decades of experience across public adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, private hospitals, the Mindful Training Program as a clinical supervisor and Director, and with the NGO sector and Child Protection, including as a Board Director for Berry St.

This includes over 20 years as Clinical Director for the CYMHS service at Austin Health. He was part of the consortium for many years for the Take Two trauma service for Child Protection clients.He was an honorary committee member for many years for the Death Review of all client deaths under care of Child Protection.

For many years Neil worked in the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist as deputy Chief Psychiatrist for children and youth, and later as the Chief Psychiatrist for many years.Neil has assisted on many government statutory panels, including the Forensic Leave Panel, the Panel for Countering Violent Extremism in children and youth, amongst others. He is delighted to be honouring the memory of the late Dr Howard Cooper. Howard had been Neil’s registrar at Stepping Stones Adolescent Unit at Monash Health, and then Howard became an esteemed colleague and valued personal friend. After Howard’s sudden tragic death, Neil became interim Director of the Mindful Training Program to fill the gap created by Howard’s sudden demise.

In his spare time, between being an honorary senior lecturer in a number of universities, he studies Italian, and is most proud of having read all of Dante’s The Divine Comedy in the original mediaeval Italian. This is a tragic indication of his self-confessed description of being a total Italian nerd (“un secchione” in Italian, for anyone who is interested!)

Contact

Please direct any queries to the RANZCP Victorian Branch

ranzcp.vic@ranzcp.org

Tel. 03 9601 4924

Terms and conditions

Cancellation and refund policy

Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to ranzcp.vic@ranzcp.org for a full refund by 27 May 2024. Cancellations made after 27 May will not be refunded. 

If you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu like symptoms, or may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please do not attend. If, on medical grounds, you are unable to attend the dinner, you must cancel your attendance in writing by email to ranzcp.vic@ranzcp.org. A full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.