Australian Psychosis Conference 2023

11th September - 13 September 2023

Be the Bridge

bridging research, practice & lived experience

Join over 300+ delegates, in the 21st national series of the Australian Psychosis Conference, featuring keynote speakers presenting breakthrough research. Network with local leaders and connect with the next generation of rising stars. We aim to deliver a jam-packed scientific program with sessions dedicated to:
  • basic and public health researchers
  • lived experience leaders and peer workers
  • social, housing, vocational, NDIS, and justice workers
  • clinical psychologists
  • psychiatrists in public and private practice
  • service managers and policymakers

Program Topics to include

Basic science: neurodevelopment; pharmacology; connectivity; genomic and inflammatory profiling

Clinical science: Advances in the management of bipolar disorder; cognitive and other psychotherapies; illness unawareness (anosognosia); at-risk mental states; treatment resistance; forensics; suicide prevention; differentiating emotional dysregulation from affective psychosis

Service development: Bottom-up versus Top-down governance; State-Federal collaboration; re-integration of innovative special-purpose services; re-building the heart of mainstream services; task-shifting/transfer governance models
Social development: Social Determinants of Health and Inequity; First Nation communities

Consumer development: lived experience leadership; social isolation; discrimination

National psychosis research partnerships: what can we learn from dementia and cancer fields

“We aim to have an innovative plenary format that will generate perspectives from researchers, lived experience leaders, practitioners, and service providers”

– Professor Stanley Catts, Chair, Local Organising Committee