Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and PGNA Conference 2021

About the event

Australia and New Zealand have an increasingly ambitious group of older people who wish to see the world, be productive and lead. The desire for independent living is challenged by declining mental wellbeing, physical health, role performance, functional capacity, social isolation and insecurity.

The context is set for the psychiatry and medical professions to consider ‘New horizons of ageing’. 

The RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age is delighted to announce the 2021 conference, which will be held in association with the Psychogeriatric Nurses' Association of Australia in the beautiful Blue Mountains in NSW across three days, Thursday 4 November – Saturday 6 November 2021.

The academic program will address the multidimensional process of aging, aetiological factors of disease and advances in medicine and technology in treatment and prevention.

The conference will feature keynotes and invited speakers, social events and a program for Advanced Trainees. 

Dr Padmini Howpage, Conference Convenor

Thursday 4 November–Saturday 6 November 2021

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Fairmont resort and spa
1 Sublime Road
Leura NSW 2780

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The conference program will be released shortly.


The Conference Organising Committee are currently working on a dynamic line up of presenters for the 2021 conference. 


Registration will re-open in early 2021. 

Registration Category Early bird Standard
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $645.00  $725.00
Non-RANZCP Fellow- Psychiatrists and other medical practitioners $715.00  $795.00
Non-PGNA nurse/allied health  $515.00  $595.00
RANZCP Trainee/Retired Fellow $455.00 $535.00
University student (medicine, psychology) $355.00 $435.00
PGNA member $355.00 $435.00

Conference add-on registration

Ticket item Price
Conference dinner $150
Guest Welcome Reception registration $75

Conference registration includes:

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

Welcome Reception

Join your colleagues on the Jamison Valley Green for a complimentary welcome reception on Thursday 4 November 2021. Set amongst the lush gardens with a stunning view of the Jamison Valley, delegates will have the opportunity to network with peers over canapes and local beverages. 

Attendance at the welcome reception on Thursday 4 November 2021 is complimentary for conference delegates. Please indicate if you are planning on attending during the registration process. 

Conference dinner 

The conference Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 5 November 2021 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hydro Majestic Hotel. This magnificent domed ballroom will provide the backdrop for the region’s best produce curated into a three-course menu. Sustainability is a core value for the Hydro Majestic and the evening will provide an immersive journey of the regions whilst minimising its impact on the natural pristine environment. 

Dinner tickets can be purchased for $150 during conference registration.


Please note that registrations for this conference, must be paid for via credit or debit card through our online booking system. Payment via invoice is not available. A receipt will be provided upon completion of your booking.


Call for abstracts

Abstract submission will re-open in 2021.


The conference organising committee would be delighted to offer various support packages that will maximise your company's visibility at the 2020 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email events@ranzcp.org.

Terms and conditions

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 Friday 6 August 2021.

Cancellation requests made between Saturday 7 August 2021 and Friday 8 October 2021 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 Government of New South Wales 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.   

Contact tracing policy 

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 relevant Government requirements.