Section of Neuropsychiatry

The Section of Neuropsychiatry (SON) is an RANZCP group that promotes the highest standards in clinical practice, training and research pertaining to neuropsychiatry.


Neuropsychiatry is a psychiatric subspecialty focusing on the interrelation of psychiatric disorders and neurology.


The Section aims to:

  • promote the objectives of the College relating to neuropsychiatry
  • advise on training and the regulation of neuropsychiatry
  • advance and disseminate research in neuropsychiatry
  • contribute to and promote the highest standards of clinical practice.


The chair of the Section of Neuropsychiatry bi-national committee is Prof. Richard Kanaan.

To contact the committee, please email

The Bi-national Section Committee's Regulations outline the purpose and responsibilities of the SON Committee.


All members of the College (including trainees and Affiliates) are eligible to join the Section. For further information on membership, please email


The Section contributes to RANZCP position statements, and is involved in consultations on behalf of the College.

.Policy and advocacy page


The Section hosts an annual scientific conference in collaboration with the Section of Behavioural Neurology of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists.

Vic SON Neuropsychiatry Seminars 2021

The Section of Neuropsychiatry Victorian Subcommittee 2021 Seminars with speakers on various topics are planned for 6 April, 11 May, 15 June, 20 July, 31 August, 5 October and 7 December.

Seminars are free and run from 8–9 am (Melbourne time) on each of the above dates. Further details will be provided to all Section of Neuropsychiatry Members via email. The sessions will be recorded and published on the College website.

Autism in adulthood: what future psychiatrists should know about assessment and management
Presented by Professor Julian Trollor
13 October 2020
Zoom meeting

View event flyer for Autism in adulthood [PDF; 2.7 MB]

Section of Neuropsychiatry 2020 Virtual Conference
21 November 2020
Virtual conference

Autoimmune encephalitis
Presented by Dr Chris Kynd
1 December 2020
Zoom meeting

.Presentations from previous RANZCP conferences


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