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Please find the 2018 meeting Program here and the abstract book here..



The BPA 2018 conference will be held from the 6-8th November at SAHMRI in Adelaide, South Australia.

See more details here.


To register for the 2018 conference, click here.

To become a member, click here.

While we have ensured that there will be gluten-free and vegetarian options at all catered events, please get in touch if you have any additional dietary requirements by emailing by Monday the 29th of October.



Abstract submissions for the 2018 conference are now closed.

Submissions for symposia for the 2018 conference are now closed.

Nominations for the Isaac Schweitzer Lecture are now closed.

Applications for the Aubrey Lewis Award Lecture are now closed.


If you are presenting a poster at the conference, please note that the preferred size is A0 (841 x 1189 mm), portrait or horizontal orientation. If you have already prepared a poster and it is not the preferred size for this conference, you will still be able to present, provided the poster does not exceed the dimensions of the poster boards (1200mm width X 1200mm height).


Awards & Prizes

There will be a number of prizes available for presenters at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Thanks to the Fay Fuller Foundation, five students who are undertaking their postgraduate research study at a South Australian university and whose abstracts are top ranked will receive a $250 award in the form of a Visa gift card, equivalent to their conference registration cost. The Fay Fuller Foundation has ensured that these students are able to attend the conference to disseminate their work with no out-of-pocket cost.

Additionally, Neuronal Signalling are funding three travel awards for the top abstracts submitted by postgraduate students or early career researchers based outside of South Australia. Each award will be $250 in the form of a Visa gift card. The recipients of the Neuronal Signalling Travel Awards will also be given the opportunity to deliver a 10-minute oral presentation about their work to the entire meeting body.

Recipients of any of the above awards are asked to register for the conference, including paying the registration fee. Awardees will receive a $250 Visa gift card at the conference during the awards session.

The individuals who submit the top 15 abstracts (minimum 5 student and minimum 5 ECR) will be offered the opportunity to deliver a 5-minute “data blitz” oral presentation to the entire meeting body. Attendees who are selected to make a 10-minute presentation are not eligible for the 5-minute presentation opportunities.

As well as the awards based upon abstracts, there will be a number of prizes awarded on the day for presentations.

Biological Psychiatry Australia will award $250 to one of the top two 5-minute data blitz presenters. Neuronal Signalling will award $250 to the other top 5-minute data blitz presenter.

The Fay Fuller Foundation will award $250 for the best presentation by a postgraduate student studying in South Australia. Both poster presenters and 5-minute data blitz presenters are eligible for this prize.

Finally, Biological Psychiatry Australia will award $250 awards to the three best posters presented on the day.

Past conferences