Regional Conferences

Standard Registration Now Open for the Belmont Hospital/Cannan Institute Bi-National Conference – Brisbane, Australia

Belmont Hospital/Cannan Institute Bi-National Conference, in collaboration with the ISSTD: 18th-19th March 2017, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, Brisbane

Following on from the successful ISSTD Bi-National Australian/New Zealand Regional Conference held in November 2015 which attracted 386 attendees, registrations remain open for “Twenty Years On: Engaging with Complex Trauma: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities”, 18-19th March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This conference which celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Trauma and Dissociation Unit, Belmont Hospital, is convened by the Trauma and Dissociation Unit – Belmont Hospital and the Cannan Institute, in full collaboration with the ISSTD. For full details and registration options go to:-

The first day of the conference features plenary style presentations by Martin Dorahy (President ISSTD), Warwick Middleton (Immediate Past President ISSTD), Cathy Kezelman, Mary Williams/Lenaire Seager, Michael Salter, David Leonard (ISSTD Fellow) and Mary-Anne Kate. The day finishes with a plenary panel involving Pam Stavropoulos, David Leonard, Cathy Kezelman, Michael Martin and Andrew Christensen. On the evening of the first day of the conference, there will be a conference dinner at Rydges Hotel, immediately adjacent to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The second day of the conference involves two workshop streams offering half day workshops. These feature Joan Haliburn (ISSTD Board member), Martin Dorahy and Jan Ewing, while the fourth workshop is on the Politics of Trauma. The three speakers who are ISSTD members are currently involved with a project concerning the National Redress Scheme recommended by the Royal Commission. You might like to check updated information about this on the website:-

This conference represents a showcase of where the trauma and dissociation field is in Australia and new Zealand. Any profits from this conference go to the ISSTD.

Standard registration ends 24th February. It would be great if you can make it.