The 14th International Mental Health Conference will be held at Outrigger, Surfers Paradise on Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of August 2013. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday the 7th of August. The conference will focus on the complex mental health issues of Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Dementia.
The human, social and economic consequences of mental health disorders and illness are great, and there is a growing realisation of the serious limitations of focusing solely on treatment and rehabilitation. Addressing these factors to improve mental health requires that many organisations from diverse sectors within the community recognise how they can and do contribute to the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
Featuring Australia and New Zealand's finest clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the conference will motivate and inspire professionals (and future professionals) by sharing information about;
Keynote addresses, submitted papers, workshops and case studies will examine how approaches and techniques can be incorporated into daily practise.
The conference streams will focus on Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Dementia and address;
Participants and exhibitors at the conference will include:
|Hospital Specialists||Commonwealth Government|
|Consultant Psychiatrists||Non-Government Organisations|
|Old Age Psychiatrists||Allied Health Professionals|
|Elderly Care Physicians||Local/State/Governments|
|Clinical Psychologists||Emergency Room Personnel|
|Nurses||Agencies and educators from all across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally|
|General Practitioners||Consumers and Carers|
Prof Philip LP Morris - President Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Professor Philip Mitchell - Professor and Head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales; Convenor of Brain Sciences UNSW; Chair of the NSW Mental Health Priority Taskforce; Consultant Psychiatrist, Black Dog Institute, Sydney
Professor Kuruvilla George - Director of Medical Services and Director of Aged Persons Mental Health, Peter James Centre and Wantirna Health, Eastern Health
Dr Julia Bowman PhD, Senior Lecturer, Occupational Therapy Program, School of Science and Health
Associate Professor Christine Neville- Department Head Clinical School Ipswich Hospital
Mr Peter Sugg - CEO, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Sarah Jones - Secretariat Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
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