Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry 2023 Conference


14 - 16 September 2023


Vibe Hotel Hobart
36 Argyle Street, Hobart TAS

Organised by

Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry


Children & adolescents Forensic

The binational committee of the RANZCP Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry invites you to our 2023 conference Tales from the Edge.

We welcome our acclaimed keynote speakers- A/Prof Andrew Carroll and Prof Susan Hatters- Friedman forensic psychiatrists whose pioneering work has expanded our worlds.

The program includes papers at the cutting edge in our field of practice and the challenges faced by our patients ‘on the edge’-marginalised and often peripheral to the systems around them . Throughout the conference we will explore a range of topics related to the intersection of mental health, the law and the boundary between normal and abnormal child and adolescent development.

We invite each of you from across the interconnected professional galaxy- Psychiatrists, paediatricians, GPs, lawyers, allied health staff, nurses, specialist registrars and university students from all disciplines to join forces with us as we explore new frontiers through engaging in thoughtful and thought-provoking discussions that will deepen our understanding of child and adolescent forensic psychiatry.


Reduced early bird registration rates are available until Friday 30 June 2023. 

Early bird registration



 $             695

 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate 

 $             750

 Non-RANZCP psychiatrist/ medical practitioner 

 $             795

 RANZCP trainee/retired Fellow/Allied health  

 $             500

 University student (medicine/psychology/law) 

 $             350



 Standard registration



 $             795

 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate 

 $             850

 Non-RANZCP psychiatrist/ medical practitioner 

 $             895

 RANZCP trainee/retired Fellow/Allied health  

 $             600

 University student (medicine/psychology/law) 

 $             400

Conference add-on registration

Ticket item


Guest welcome reception ticket


Conference dinner ticket





Welcome reception

Attendance at the Welcome reception on the evening of Thursday 14 September is complimentary for conference delegates. Guest tickets are also available for purchase, at a cost of $80 per person. Drinks and canapés will be served.

Conference dinner

An optional conference dinner will be held on Friday 15 September. Further details will be announced shortly, and tickets made available to purchase.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2023 Conference.

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Organising Committee, you must also intend to register for the conference.

Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your paper is submitted correctly.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 2 June 2023

Presentation type

All abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation. An oral presentation is a 30-minute presentation, including time for questions, which highlights research finding, clinical case experience, or other topic of interest to the conference theme. 

How to submit your abstract 

Abstract submission is a two-step process:

Step 1

Download the abstract template, save it to your desktop and complete it.

Step 2

Create an account via the abstract submission portal and upload your abstract. 

Abstract submission will close at 5 pm AEST on Friday 2 June 2023.

Submit abstract

Please note:

  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.
  • Authors are reminded to ensure client confidentiality is maintained in all material submitted.

If you have any questions, please email

Abstract speaker registration

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.
All presenters must register for the conference in order for the presentation to be included in the program.

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 Sunday 13 August 2023 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.