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.
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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.
Invited:Professor Colleen Loo
Colleen Loo is a psychiatrist, NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at UNSW and the Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia. She is an internationally recognised clinical expert and researcher in the field of electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation and ketamine, and led the first Australian RCTs of these interventions in depression. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and has received grant funding from the Australian NHMRC, US-based NARSAD and Stanley Foundations, UK NHS/MRC and Singapore NMC.
Invited: Dr Allysan Armstrong-Brown
Allysan Armstrong-Brown is the Director of Anaesthesia at Calvary Mater Newcastle and has been a consultant anaesthetist for 22 years. She is a member of the NSW Health Expert Reference Group reviewing clinical standards for ECT and has a subspecialty interest in neuroanaesthesia. Her other current professional interests are in safety, human factors in medical error, and communication in the workplace.
Registration has closed due to venue capacity restrictions. Please note density restrictions for indoor venues in Queensland may change, meaning our total capacity at the conference may increase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a wait list.
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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 10 December 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 11 December 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.
Delegate cancellation - Change of mind
Change of mind cancellations must be made in writing and sent to email@example.com. We understand the impact COVID-19 may have on travel, therefore no administration fees will be charged for cancellations made prior to Monday 6 September 2021.
Cancellation requests made between Monday 6 September 2021 and Sunday 7 November 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A full refund will be provided, however you may be asked to provide additional details.
The RANZCP is monitoring the latest health advice from both the Department of Health (Australia) and the Government of Queensland 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.
Contact 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 2021 Support Packages [PDF; 315 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.