Section of ECT and Neurostimulation Conference 2021

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.

Friday 6 August–Sunday 8 August 2021

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Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
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The conference program will be released in early 2021.



Conference pricing

Registration Category One day  Two days
RANZCP Fellow/Affiliate $410 $685
Retired RANZCP Fellow $350 $585
RANZCP trainee / nurse / consumer / allied health $245 $410
Non-RANZCP psychiatrist / medical practitioner $440 $735
University student (medicine, psychology) $230 $385

Conference add-on registration

Ticket item Price
Guest welcome reception ticket $75
Guest conference dinner ticket $140


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.  

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Welcome reception

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. 

Conference dinner

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. 

Cancellation policy 

All requests for cancellation or substitution must be made in writing and sent to 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 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.


Event details


Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas 
33A Viewland Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567

One bedroom apartment $279
Two bedroom apartment $383 

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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

►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.