Keynote Plenary Speakers

Prof Patrick Corrigan

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

Presentation Title: Erasing the stigma of mental illness: What says the Dodo bird?

Prof Darryl Eyles

Neurobiology Laboratory Director Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, (QCMHR), Queensland Brain Institute, (QBI)

Presentation Title: The troubles journey of a dopamine neuron towards psychosis

Prof 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

Presentation Title: What are the challenges for service providers in promoting recovery for people with psychotic illness?

Prof Iris Sommer

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Academic Centre of Psychiatry, The Netherlands

Presentation Title: To continue or not to continue Aims and Methods of the Dutch HAMLETT study

Prof 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

Presentation Title: Putative perivascular macrophages are increased in people with schizophrenia with increased cytokine expression

Prof Stephen Wood

Associate Director, Research and head of the Clinical Translational Neuroscience Research Program
Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne

Presentation Title:  The curious relationship between autism and psychosis

Local Plenary Speakers

Prof Markus Leweke

Professor of Psychiatry and Chair in Youth Depression Studies at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Australia.

Presentation Title: TBC

Prof Susan Rossell

Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology and the inaugural Director of Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University, Melbourne

Presentation Title: Hearing voices: investigating transdiagnostic differences

A/Prof James Scott

Associate Professor, child and adolescent psychiatrist and the director of the Metro North Early Psychosis Service, Brisbane

Presentation Title: Clinical dilemmas in anti-neuronal antibody positive patients with psychosis

A/Prof Dan Siskind

Associate Professor, psychiatrist at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service

Presentation Title: Managing the Cardio-metabolic co-mobidities of psychotic disorders

A/Prof Thomas Whitford

Associate Professor, University of New South Wales

Presentation Title: “It’s not me, it’s you”: confusion between self and world as a root cause of some psychotic symptoms

Opening Session Speakers