Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry 2022 Conference

About the event

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry is delighted to present their 2022 conference, exploring the theme:  Rebel without a cause. 

This exciting event will take place at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales, from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 August 2022.

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 August 2022

Registrations open soon.


Registration will open in the coming weeks. Early bird rates are available until Friday 1 July 2022.

Early bird registration  
 RANZCP SeCAFP member  $695.00
 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate   $750.00
 Non-RANZCP psychiatrist/ medical practitioner $795.00
RANZCP trainee/retired Fellow/Allied health $500.00
University student (medicine/psychology/law)   $350.00
Standard registration  
 RANZCP SeCAFP member  $795.00
 RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $850.00
Non-RANZCP psychiatrist/ medical practitioner $895.00
RANZCP trainee/retired Fellow/Allied health $400.00
 University student (medicine/psychology/law) $350.00


Conference add-on registration

Ticket item     Price
Guest welcome reception ticket $600.00
Conference dinner ticket $400.00


Welcome reception

Come one, come all to Luna Park’s Coney Island 1930’s themed fun house. Guests can relax and network as they enjoy classic rides such as the joy wheel, mirror maze, giant slides and barrels of fun.

Attendance at the Welcome reception on the evening of Thursday 18 August is complimentary for conference delegates. Guest tickets are also available for purchase, at a cost of $100 per person. Drinks and canapés will be served.

Conference dinner

An optional conference dinner will be held on Friday 19 August Further details will be announced shortly, and tickets made available to purchase.

Call for abstracts 

Abstracts are invited for this conference.

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

Abstract submission will close at 5pm AEST on Friday 17 June 2022.

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

Presentation type

All abstracts will be considered for an oral presentation. An oral presentation is a 30-minute presentation, including time for questions, which highlights 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.

Step 2

Create an account via the abstract submission portal and upload your abstract.

Submit your abstract

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 5pm AEST on Friday 17 June 2022.
  • Authors are reminded to ensure client confidentiality is maintained in all material submitted.

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.


For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact

Cancellation policy

Delegate cancellation - Change of mind

Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to We understand the impact COVID-19 may have on travel; therefore, no administration fees will be charged for cancellations made prior to Friday 29 May 2022.

Cancellation requests made between Saturday 30 May 2022 and 22 July 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 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 New South Wales 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 in-person attendees at the Section of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry 2022 Conference will be required to hold a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate* in order to attend in person.

In advance of the conference, all delegates, exhibitors and staff who have registered to attend in person will be asked to confirm that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 and will also need to provide proof of their vaccination upon entry to all conference venues and functions.

*For details on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s (ATAGI) definition of fully vaccinated please click here.

COVID-19 compliance

All 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.