Section of Neuropsychiatry 2020 Virtual Conference

Saturday 21 November 2020

This is a virtual event.

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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

09:00  Conference open 
09:00-09:15 Welcome and introduction 
09:15-10:15  Biomarkers in dementia
Professor Kaj Blennow
 10:15-11:15  Differentiating frontotemporal dementia from psychiatric disorders 
Dr Yolande Pijnenberg
11:15-11:30 Short break
11:30-12:15 Unpacking primary progressive aphasias
Professor Peter Nestor
12:15-13:00 DBS in Neuropsychiatry
Dr Phil Mosley
13:00 Conference close



Registration is now open.

Registration type Cost
All tickets $35.00


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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. 

Cancellation policy 

All requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing and sent to

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 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:

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Email your abstract document to

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 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

Review process

The Organising Committee will review all abstracts in late October 2020. Notifications of acceptance are scheduled to be sent by early November 2020.