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Congress 2010

Held at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand from 2–6 May, the theme of Congress 2010 was 'A Shared Endeavour'.

Following a great series of workshops on the Sunday, we commenced with a whakatau and blessing from Ngati Whatua. Our initial keynote addresses really set the theme of the public place of psychiatry. This meshed well with our opportunity to celebrate the knighthood of Professor Sir Mason Durie and the Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick McGorry.

As the Congress progressed, themes of biological, pharmacological and therapeutic topics became prominent. It was lovely to see all the trainees and a large cohort of medical students participating also. We were honoured by the overseas guests and the many Fellows and award winners from the whanau whanui [wider family] of the College. 

Videos of the keynote sessions are available below:

Opening keynote address
Professor Vikram Patel
Global Mental Health - a new discipline comes of age [1 hour 3 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 8.7 MB]

 

Jim Crowe
The Asian Forum - A Shared Endeavour [41 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 27 MB]

 

Professor Sir Mason Durie
Indigenous Interventions in Mental Health: Maori Experience [47 min]

 

Professor Paul Appelbaum
From Institutional Coercion to Community Leverage: Psychiatry in the 21st Century [41 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 350 KB]

 

Professor Bryan Mowry
The Challenging Reality of Schizophrenia Genetics [33 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 6.3 MB]

 

Gary Schoener
Lesson from Bad History and Good Sense [36 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 1.6 MB]

 

Dr Nancy McWilliams
What Happened to Our Shared Understanding of Mental Health? [39 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 88 KB]

 

Professor Sheila Hollins
Better Lives and Better Mental Health for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities [36 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 7.7 MB]

 

Dinesh Bhugra
Bollywood to Hollywood [37 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 2.1 MB]

 

Professor Ashley Bush
A Disease-Modifying Drug for Alzheimer's Disease [33 min]

 

Margaret Tobin Oration
Associate Professor Beth Kotze
The Sum of the Parts [26 min]
Presentation material [PDF; 1.1 MB]