Section of ECT and Neurostimulation Conference 2023


25 - 27 August 2023


Darwin Convention Centre
Darwin, NT

Organised by

Section of ECT and Neurostimulation
Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation


The RANZCP Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation (SEN) 2023 Conference will take place at the Darwin Convention Centre, from Friday 25th August to Sunday 27th August 2023.  The theme “New Insights: Ancient Wisdom” has been chosen to not only link the conference to its fantastic location and its people but also to highlight the growing challenges facing practitioners in delivering new and old neurostimulation therapies to rural and remote populations and First Nations people.

We look forward to seeing you there.
SEN Conference Organising Committee


The Organising Committee is currently curating the scientific program which will be published online mid May 2023.

Registration will open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, to express your interest in attending or to request further information as it becomes available, please email


Early bird registration


 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate

 $ 685

 Non-RANZCP Psychiatrists and other medical practitioners 

 $ 735

 RANZCP trainee/nurse/allied health 

 $ 410

 University student (medicine/psychology) 

 $ 385

 Retired Fellows 

 $ 585



 Full registration 


 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate

 $ 785

 Non-RANZCP Psychiatrists and other medical practitioners 

 $ 835

 RANZCP trainee/nurse/allied health 

 $ 510

 University student (medicine/psychology) 

 $ 485

 Retired Fellows 

 $ 685


Conference add on  
Guest welcome reception$80
Conference dinner$ 150

Conference registration includes:

  • attendance at the welcome reception on Friday 25 August
  • access to all conference sessions on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August
  • refreshments and lunch on both conference days
  • conference name badge and handbook.


Welcome reception 

Attendance at the Welcome reception on the evening of Friday 25 August 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

As the sun sets and night sky twinkles into life, enjoy the sounds of local entertainment as you connect with your peers for an unforgettable evening on the Darwin waterfront. The conference dinner will be held at wharf one between 6.30 pm and 10pm. Ttickets can be purchased for $150 per person. Dinner tickets include drinks and a four-course share tasting menu.


Abstracts are invited for the Section Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation 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 9 June 2023.

Presentation type

All abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation. An oral presentation is a 10-minute presentation, including time for questions, which highlight research findings, 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.  

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.

Abstract submission will close at 17:00 AEST on Friday 26 May 2023.

Abstract submission portal

Further enquiries

For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the Conference Office.


The Organising Committee is pleased to offer various support packages which will maximise your company's visibility at the 2023 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email

View the Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation 2023 Conference support packages [233 KB PDF]. 

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please send your contact details via email to and an Events team member will contact you with further information.

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 9 July 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.