Prior to the Conference, a Public Forum for Carers and Consumers will be held on the Thursday evening. Be sure to inform your colleagues, other carers and consumers that could be interested.

Date: Thursday 13 September 2018
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Venue: The Grand Lodge, SMC Conference and Function Centre
Cost: Free to Attend. No bookings required

The following speakers will be presenting at the Public Forum: 



Professor Patrick Corrigan

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology 
Principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE)



Professor Cynthia Shannon Weickert 

NSW Chair of Schizophrenia Research 
Professor at the School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales 
National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Principal Research Fellow


Professor Vera Morgan 

Head of the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit & Deputy Director (Epidemiology), Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, The University of Western Australia
Operational Epidemiologist, North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health
Adjunct Professor, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania 



Dr Richard Schweizer 

Dr Richard Schweizer works as an affiliate of the University of Sydney in Mental Health Nursing. Richard completed his PhD thesis with the University of Sydney in 2016; his thesis focused on processes of rebuilding and maintaining identity in people after a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Richard was himself diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003. Richard also works as a Policy Officer at One Door Mental Health and is a volunteer at Jewish Care, as well as being a member of the Consumer Led Research Network, based in the Brain and Mind Centre.