WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOSIS CONFERENCE 2018.
The Conference will take place at the SMC Conference and Function Centre in Sydney from 14- 16 September 2018.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the Australian Psychosis Conference to be held in Sydney on the 14-16th September 2018. The Australian Psychosis Conference aims to bring together researchers, clinicians, consumers and carers, all interested in the best possible outcomes for people with a psychotic illness. The conference will have parallel streams, covering up to the minute research, discussions on best practice and treatment and debate as to how best to encourage recovery. The program aims to synthesise what we know about psychosis, how best to treat it and how best to deliver that treatment in our society in 2018.
Australia has had an excellent record in Mental Health Research, however our record in mental health care delivery has lagged. This conference, taking over from the Australasian Schizophrenia Conference, aims to identify the gaps and propose changes that will improve that care delivery. Bringing together researchers, clinicians, carers and consumers is the best way to develop an informed and evidence based system.
The Conference is auspiced by the Psychosis Australia Trust, a national body that seeks to improve research and care delivery for the psychotic disorders. It will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre in down town Sydney. The centre has excellent Conference facilities and is close to a wide range of accommodation and entertainment options. The Conference has been a highlight in the research calendar and I hope you all join me to make APC 2018 a memorable event.
Professor Anthony Harris