Section of Social, Cultural and Rehabilitation Psychiatry 2024 Conference


1 - 3 March 2024


Fairmount Resort Blue Mountains
1 Sublime Point Road
Leura NSW 2780

Organised by

Section of Social, Cultural and Rehabilitation Psychiatry



The Section of Social, Cultural and Rehabilitation Psychiatry takes great pride in its long history of hosting conferences outside of major centres. In 2024 the Section invite you to join with friends and colleagues at Leura in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

The scientific program is exceptional. Professor Helen Killaspy joins us in person from the United Kingdom. Professor Gin Malhi will travel a shorter distance. Both of these exceptional academics will educate and provoke about the big issues. They are leaders in shifting paradigms within our specialty.

Our program includes sessions on homelessness and loneliness emphasising the conference focus on the social determinants of mental health. If you think these topics are important and too often neglected, then this conference is essential for you.

There will be time for you to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues in the beautiful surrounds. Please join us on the first weekend of Autumn 2024 for a stimulating and enjoyable conference.


Early bird rates available until 17 December 2023. 

Early bird registration
RANZCP SSCRP / FVPN member$695.00
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate/other medical practitioner$750.00
RANZCP Trainee/Retired Fellow/Allied health  $500.00
 University student (medicine/psychology) $400.00


Standard registration
RANZCP SSCRP / FVPN member $795.00
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate/other medical practitioner  $850.00
RANZCP Trainee/Retired Fellow/Allied health  $600.00
 University student (medicine/psychology)  $500.00

Conference registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Refreshments and lunch on all conference days 
  • Conference name badge and handbook
  • One (1) ticket to the welcome reception on Friday, drinks and canapés will be served.


Abstracts are invited for the Section of Social, Cultural and Rehabilitation Psychiatry 2024 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 abstract is submitted correctly. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday 4 February 2024. 

Presentation type 

All abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation. An oral presentation is a 15-minute presentation, including time for questions, which highlights research findings, clinical case experience, or another 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 23:00 AEST on Thursday 4 February 2024.

Abstract submission portal


 Fairmount Resort Blue Mountains

1 Sublime Point Road

Leura NSW 2780


Accommodation at the venue can be booked directly via the Fairmount Resort Blue Mountains website. The venue does not offer discounted accommodation rates for conferences, however delegates may benefit from a reduced rate as a guest booking in advance.

Many other accommodation options can be found nearby online, not too far from the conference venue in the Leura village.

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 1 February 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.

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.