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Section of ECT and Neurostimulation Conference 2020

The theme ‘Surfing the waves of neurostimulation’ has been chosen to not only link the conference to its fantastic location but also to highlight the growing challenges facing practitioners in confidently prescribing old and new neurostimuation technologies within an increasingly complex political and social environment. 

The conference is extremely fortunate to have secured one of the world’s leading researcher in the area of ECT, Professor Harold Sackeim as the keynote speaker. Professor Sackeim will be supported by an outstanding line up of presentations by local experts covering a broad range of clinical and scientific aspects of ECT, rTMS and other new technologies.

Friday 7 August–Sunday 9 August 2020

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
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The conference program will be finalised soon.



Conference pricing and registration information will be available soon.


Abstracts are now invited. 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 5 pm AEST on Friday 24 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 findings, clinical case experience, or other topics of interest to the conference theme.  

How to submit your abstract

Step 1

Download the abstract template [MS Word; 50 KB] 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

Notes about abstract submission

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.

Authors are reminded to ensure client confidentiality is maintained in all material submitted.

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.

If you have any questions, please email

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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

View the Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation  2020 Support Packages [PDF; 386 KB]