The Conference Organising Committee have made the practical decision to postpone the RANZCP Section of ECT and Neurostimulation 2020 Conference by 12 months. We will now be holding the event from 6–8 August 2021, once again in Noosa, QLD.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Harold Sackeim has confirmed his attendance to proceed as the keynote speaker in 2021. On behalf of Dr Alan Weiss, Conference Convenor and the RANZCP we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to 2021.
About the conference
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.
The conference program will be released in early 2021.
Keynote: Professor Harold Sackeim, PhD
Dr Harold Sackeim, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at Columbia University and Chief of Biological Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Sackeim is an international authority on the conduct and analysis of brain imaging studies, having conducted pioneering studies since 1982 of cerebral blood flow and metabolism in such disorders as depression, cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and Lyme disease. Lyme Encephalopathy. Dr. Sackeim is one of the founders of the field of Brain Stimulation, with special interest in the use of ECT, rTMS, VNS, and DBS.
|Retired RANZCP Fellow
|RANZCP trainee / nurse / consumer / allied health
|Non-RANZCP psychiatrist / medical practitioner
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Conference add-on registration
|Guest welcome reception ticket
|Guest conference dinner ticket
Conference registration includes:
- Access to all conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday
- Refreshments and lunch on all conference days
- Conference name badge and handbook
- One (1) ticket to the welcome reception on Friday, drinks and canapés will be served.
- One (1) ticket to the conference dinner on Saturday, a three course meal and beverages will be served.
Attendance at the welcome reception on Friday 6 August 2021 is complimentary for conference delegates. Please indicate if you are planning on attending during the registration process.
Attendance at the conference dinner on Saturday 7 August 2021 is complimentary for conference delegates. Please indicate if you are planning on attending during the registration process.
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.
All requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing and sent to email@example.com. Cancellations received before 23 July 2021 will incur a $75 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date. Substitute delegates may be accepted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Contract 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.
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Support packages now available
The conference organising committee is delighted to offer various support packages that will maximise your company's visibility at the 2021 conference. To discuss support opportunities please email email@example.com.
►Section of Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation 2020 Support Packages [PDF; 386 KB]
As conference hosts, the RANZCP is very conscious of the emergence of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global health issue which has the potential to impact this conference.
The health and safety of conference attendees is our highest priority, and the RANZCP will keep delegates informed with regular updates as further information or advice becomes available.
The RANZCP is monitoring the latest health advice from both the Department of Health (Australia) and the Ministry of Health (New Zealand), and we ask that all delegates do the same.