Faculty of Adult Psychiatry Conference 2022

About the event

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I invite you to the Gold Coast for the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry’s second bi-national conference. After our successful inaugural virtual conference in 2020, we have planned the 2022 event to be in-person in the land of the sandy beaches, ancient rainforests, thrilling theme parks and vibrant dining.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast for what promises to be an exciting and informative weekend. This is an opportunity to enjoy some time out, to take stock and to look forward. There will also be opportunities to influence and shape the future of the Faculty, with innovative ideas encouraged.

Dr Agnew Alexander

Conference Convenor 

Friday 14–Sunday 16 October 2022

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
2684–2690 Gold Coast Highway
Broadbeach Queensland
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Program 

The Organising Committee is currently curating a dynamic program which will be published online in August 2022.

The conference will commence with a cocktail reception on Friday evening, welcoming delegates to the Gold Coast. The scientific program will then begin on Saturday morning with a full day of plenary sessions, followed by an optional conference dinner that night. The conference will conclude early Sunday afternoon after a morning of sessions and a late lunch. 

 

Event details

Social program

Welcome reception

Join your colleagues outdoors on the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre's Southern Terrace for the Welcome reception on Friday evening. Attendance is complimentary with conference registration and guest tickets can also be purchased. 

Friday 14 October 2022

Time: 5.30 pm-6.30 pm
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress code: Smart casual 
Cost: Included in registration, additional guest tickets can be purchased

Conference dinner 

A conference dinner will be held on Saturday evening at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets include arrival drinks and canapés, a three-course dinner, and beverages.

Saturday 15 October 2022

Time 7.30 pm- 11 pm
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress code: Cocktail
Cost: $145.00 incl. GST. 

His research and clinical interests are in bipolar disorder and depression, with a particular focus on predictors of the development of bipolar disorder in at-risk individuals; molecular genetics of bipolar disorder; pharmacological and psychological treatments for bipolar disorder and depression; clinical phenomenology of bipolar disorder and depression; and neurostimulation therapies for depression. He has won many awards including the RANZCP Senior Research award in 2002 and the RANZCP College Citation in 2013.

Keynote speakers

 

Dr Kym Jenkins

Dr Kym Jenkins is the current Chair Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC), immediate Past President RANZCP, Chair Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership and Board member Mental Health Australia. In her private practice, Dr Jenkins continues her work in the doctors health field whilst specialising in consultation-liaison and women’s psychiatry. She is an adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University and an honorary senior fellow at Melbourne University.sion; and neurostimulation therapies for depression. 

 

 

 

 

Professor Phillip Mitchell

His research and clinical interests are in bipolar disorder and depression, with a particular focus on predictors of the development of bipolar disorder in at-risk individuals; molecular genetics of bipolar disorder; pharmacological and psychological treatments for bipolar disorder and depression; clinical phenomenology of bipolar disorder and depression; and neurostimulation therapies for depression. He has won many awards including the RANZCP Senior Research award in 2002 and the RANZCP College Citation in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 


Pricing

Registration is now open for the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry 2022 Conference. Early bird pricing ends on Monday 5 September 2022.  

Registration category

Early bird

Standard

RANZCP Faculty of Adult Psychiatry member     $465 $565
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $505 $605
Retired RANZCP Fellow $365 $465
RANZCP trainee / nurse / consumer / Allied health $365 $465
Non-RANZCP psychiatrist / medical practitioner $575 $675
University student (medicine, psychology)     $325 $425


Conference add-on registration

Ticket item

Price

Guest Welcome reception ticket  
 
$75
Conference dinner ticket  $145

 

Conference registration includes:

  • Attendance at the Welcome reception on Friday 14 October
  • Access to all conference sessions on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October
  • Refreshments and lunch on both conference days 
  • Conference name badge and handbook

One (1) ticket to the Welcome reception on Friday, drinks and canapés will be served. Note: Additional guest tickets for the Welcome reception on Friday can be purchased as part of the registration process at the cost of $75 pp. 

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Abstracts

Abstract submission key dates

  • Notification to authors: Monday 15 August 2022
  • Author acceptance due: Monday 29 August 2022

 

Terms and conditions

Cancellation policy 

Delegate cancellation - Change of mind

Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to events@ranzcp.org. We understand the impact COVID-19 may have on travel; therefore, no administration fees will be charged for cancellations made prior to 1 August 2022.

Cancellation requests made between 2 August 2022 and 19 September 2022 will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of $75. Any cancellations made after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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 events@ranzcp.org.A full refund will be provided; however, you may be asked to provide additional details.

Conference cancellation

The RANZCP is monitoring the latest health advice from both the Department of Health (Australia) and the Queensland Government, and we ask that all delegates do the same. If we are required to make any changes or cancellations to our conference due to government restrictions in relation to COVID-19, delegates will be notified by email and will be provided a full refund of their registration fee.

Vaccination policy

Please be aware that all attendees at the Faculty of Adult Psychiatry 2022 Conference will be required to hold a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate* in order to attend the conference.

During the registration process, attendees will be asked to confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will also need to provide proof of their vaccination upon entry to all conference venues and functions.

Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) definition of fully vaccinated

COVID-19 compliance

ll participants at the conference will be required to comply with the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols in place with the venue/s and the conference which will be aligned and compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and state government health advice at that time. By registering for this event, the RANZCP reserves the right to provide your contact details to authorities for the purposes of contact tracing and any other relevant government requirements.

Details of the protocols and requirements will be available on the website and all registrants will be bound by these requirements. The RANZCP reserves the right to update the COVID protocols to ensure the health and safety of participants, including but not limited to event entry requirements. Participants may be excluded if they do not comply with the requirements of the COVID Safety Guidelines and protocols.

 

The conference Organising Committee acknowledges the support of:

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