Saturday 21 November 2020
This is a virtual event.
The RANZCP Section of Neuropsychiatry is delighted to announce its 9th Annual Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Conference: A virtual experience.
This year’s conference will be hosted online on 21 November 2020 and, as in previous years, a diverse range of high-calibre content will be on offer.
Saturday 21 November 2020
||Welcome and introduction
||Biomarkers in dementia
Professor Kaj Blennow
||Differentiating frontotemporal dementia from psychiatric disorders
Dr Yolande Pijnenberg
||Unpacking primary progressive aphasias
Professor Peter Nestor
||DBS in Neuropsychiatry
Dr Phil Mosley
Professor Yolande Pijnenberg
Professor Yolande Pijnenburg is a neurologist with an expertise in young-onset dementia, with a special focus in frontotemporal dementia. Ever since her PhD thesis, entitled ‘Frontotemporal dementia, towards an early diagnosis’ (2008), her research has focused on biomarkers for the (differential) diagnosis of FTD. She has recently conducted a multicentre naturalistic follow-up study among 137 patients with a late-onset frontal lobe syndrome (LOF study), that has offered significant insights in the psychiatric differential diagnosis of FTD and the value of various biomarkers for FTD. Pijnenburg is chair of the ‘FTD and related disorders’ professional Interest Area of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment and an executive committee member of the International Society of Frontotemporal dementias. She is affiliated at the Amsterdam Alzheimer center at Amsterdam University Medical Center, the Netherlands.
Professor Kaj Blennow
Kaj Blennow is MD and holds a Specialist Competence in both General Psychiatry and in Cinical Chemistry. He is Professor and Academic Chair in Neurochemistry at University of Gothenburg, and Head of the Clinical Neurochemistry Lab at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. His research focus is fluid biomarkers for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has published more than 1400 original research papers and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has an H-index of 136.
Registration is now open.
Payment must be made via credit or debit card through the online booking system. Payment via invoice is not available. A receipt will be provided upon completion of your booking.
All requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations received before 7 November 2020 will incur a $35 AUD administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date. Substitute delegates may be accepted. Please contact email@example.com for any enquiries.
Call for abstracts
Trainees are invited to submit abstracts for 10-minute presentations of interesting clinical cases or case series in aspects of neuropsychiatry or cognitive neurology.
Selected abstracts will have the opportunity to pre-record a short 10 min presentation of their abstract which will be showcased on the conference portal. Complimentary registration will be offered to these presenters.
Abstract submission closes at 5 pm AEDT on Wednesday 21 October 2020.
How to submit your abstract
Abstract submission is a two-step process:
Download the abstract template [MS Word; 13.8 KB] save it to your desktop and complete it.
- Use the template to present your abstract in the required format. Abstracts not submitted using this template will be returned for correction.
- Abstract text must be in Arial, 12pt size, single-spaced and left aligned.
- Your abstract text should be no more than 250 words, including references.
- Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parentheses. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
- Your abstract should clearly and where applicable concisely outline the background, aims/objectives, methods, findings and conclusions.
Delete all text in red once you have completed this template.
Email your abstract document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 submissions will close at 17:00 AEST on Wednesday 21 October 2020
- Authors are reminded to ensure client confidentiality is maintained in all material submitted.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The Organising Committee will review all abstracts in late October 2020. Notifications of acceptance are scheduled to be sent by early November 2020.