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 and 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 online on Thursday 4 November.
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, virtual social events and a program for advanced trainees.
Dr Padmini Howpage, Conference Convenor
Our plenary speaker, The Honourable Michael Kirby will be joined by a fantastic line up of invited speakers that will present in concurrent streams. The content will be recorded and available to delegates on-demand until 28 February 2022.
Two optional post-conference workshops will run from 10am – 12pm AEDT on Friday 5 November 2021.
Delegates may select from:
- a workshop on neuroimaging presented by Dr Lynette Masters
- a workshop on psychotherapy presented by Dr Neil Jeyasingam
Tickets to the post-conference workshops can be purchased during conference registration.
Advanced trainee session
A complimentary advanced trainee session will also run from 10am – 12pm AEDT on Friday 5 November 2021.
The Hon. Michael Kirby
The Hon. Michael Kirby was educated in Sydney. He became a solicitor in 1962, barrister in 1967 and judicial officer in 1975. His judicial functions included Judge of the Federal Court of Australia; President of the NSW Court of Appeal; and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009). He has also participated in many international human rights activities, including as President of the International Commission of Jurists (1995-8); Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights in Cambodia (1993-6); Chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on North Korea (2013-14); and member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Access to Essential Medicines (2013-15).
- Professor Ian Hickie
- Professor Sunil Bhar
- Professor Henry Brodaty
- Professor Sube Banerjee (via video link)
- Associate Professor Anne Wand
- Ms Nerida Adams
- Professor Simon Bell
- Dr Stephanie Ward
|RANZCP Fellow / Affiliate
|Non-RANZCP psychiatrists / medical practitioners
|RANZCP Trainee / Retired Fellow / Allied health
|University student (medicine, psychology)
Conference add-on 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 is now closed.
Terms and conditions
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