Section of Neuropsychiatry 2023 Conference


16 - 18 November 2023


Leighton Hall
John Niland Scientia Building
Library Rd, Kensington NSW 2033

Organised by

Section of Neuropsychiatry

Neuropsychiatry in 2023 – Frontiers, challenges and opportunities

About the conference

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Section of Neuropsychiatry is delighted to present its 12th Annual Australian and New Zealand Neuropsychiatry Conference. This year’s conference will celebrate the theme – “Neuropsychiatry in 2023 – Frontiers, challenges and opportunities.” 

This year’s conference will be held across two days at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, taking place from Friday 17 to Saturday 18 November 2023. For the first time, there will be an additional day-long symposium on Functional Neurological Disorders on Thursday 16 November 2023.

The conference program will shine a light on topical issues relevant to the practice of neuropsychiatry in 2023. Emerging models of psychiatric disorders as circuit-based diseases coupled with advances in biomarker research herald a change in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the field. In parallel, the application of machine learning approaches to ‘big-datasets’ promises to challenge existing conventions in both the categorisation as well as the treatment of psychiatric disease states while the integration of machine learning in experimental closed loop brain stimulation systems carries the premise of precision treatment tailored to individual ‘bio-signatures’ of disease.  

We hope that the topics covered in this conference will stimulate interest and a desire for discussion amongst attendees. As articulated in the conference theme, new developments in neuropsychiatry could be viewed both as challenges as well as opportunities with advances in psychedelic pharmacology offering a ready example. The time for constructive debate is upon us and we welcome you to engage.

Please join us for a stimulating few days of learning relevant to psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, and allied health professionals alike. 

Adith Mohan and Perminder Sachdev

Conference Co-convenors  


The Organising Committee is currently curating the scientific program which will be published online in mid-July 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


Trainees and new Fellows will be invited to submit abstracts for 10-minute presentations of interesting clinical cases or case series in aspects of neuropsychiatry or cognitive neurology. Four submissions will be chosen to be presented, and complimentary registration will be offered to these presenters.

Abstract submission will open in the coming weeks. 


The Organising Committee is pleased to offer various support packages which will maximize your company's visibility at the 2022 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email

View the 12th Annual Australian and New Zealand Neuropsychiatry Conference support packages [PDF; 121 KB]