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Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Conference 2020

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry is delighted to present their 2020 conference. This exciting event will be held at Park Royal Darling Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2020.

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2020

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour
150 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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The conference program will focus on the theme ‘Arrested development: who are we locking up?’ and will cover a number of areas of interest, including child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and the law.


Further details about the event Speakers will be added as they become available.


Early bird savings are available for bookings made on or before Friday 08 May 2020.

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Early bird  Price
 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate  $650.00 
 Non-RANZCP Fellow/Psychiatrists and other practitioners   $700.00 
RANZCP Trainee/allied health   $450.00
 University student (medicine/psychology)   $430.00
 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate  $760.00
Non-RANZCP Fellow- Psychiatrists and other practitioners   $800.00
 RANZCP Trainee/nurse/allied health   $550.00
 University student (medicine/psychology)   $530.00


Conference registration includes:

  • admission to conference sessions
  • admission to the welcome reception
  • catering for the conference
  • name badge and printed meeting material

Welcome reception

Attendance at the welcome reception on Friday 14 August 2020 is complimentary for conference delegates. Please indicate if you are planning on attending during the registration process. 

Note: Additional guest tickets to the Welcome Reception on Friday can be purchased as part of the registration process at the cost of $60 pp. 


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.

Cancellation policy 

All requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing and sent to Cancellations received before 31 July 2020 will incur a $75 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date. Substitute delegates may be accepted. 

Please contact for any enquiries. 


Abstracts are invited for the RANZCP Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2020 Conference ‘Arrested development: who are we locking up?’

If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Organising Committee, you must also intend to register for the conference.

Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is submitted correctly.

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday 12 April 2020. 

Presentation type

All abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation. An oral presentation is a 30 minute presentation, including time for questions, which highlight research finding, clinical case experience, or other topic of interest to the conference theme.  

How to submit your abstract  

Abstract submission is a two-step process:

Step 1

Download the abstract template, 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 Friday 12 April 2020.
  • Authors are reminded to ensure client confidentiality is maintained in all material submitted.

If you have any questions, please email

If you require special permissions or authorisations with regards to your abstract, they must be received prior to submission. Changes after abstract submission only be made in exceptional circumstances. If critical changes need to be made to your abstract content after it has been submitted, please request those changes by email to

Abstract speaker registration

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.

All presenters must register for the conference in order for the presentation to be included in the program.
Abstract template

Further enquiries

For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the Conference Office.

Event details

The Adler Nurcombe Trainee Prize 

In order to encourage achievements and excellence in child and adolescent forensic psychiatry, the Section supports the following award:

This $500 annual Prize is awarded to an Advanced Trainee in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and/or Forensic Psychiatry for the most outstanding paper or poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry.