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Registrations

BPA Conference Registration (please register by 20th October)- go here.

Registrations after 20th October may be charged a late registration fee.

IMPORTANT: All dietary requirements, please email Christina Perry (Christina.Perry@florey.edu.au).  

While registration includes all functions for the registrant, if you have a partner who wants to attend Monday night function, the fee is $100 for the partner. To include your partner for the Monday function, please email Christina Perry (Christina.Perry@florey.edu.au).

 

Abstracts

For all poster presenters: poster boards are 1800mm H x 1200mm W and velcro will be provided.

The final program can be found here.

The Poster presentation schedule can be found here.

 

Location

The BPA 2019 conference will be held from the 27-29th October at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

See Venue Information for local details.

 

BPA awardees

Isaac Schweitzer Award – Prof Brian Dean, PhD, FRSB: The biology of major depression: New insights suggested by changes in cortical gene expression.

Aubrey Lewis Award – A/Prof Marta Garrido, PhD: From prediction errors to computational psychiatry

 

Special Guest Speaker

Prof Shitij Kapur, FRCPC, PhD, FMedSci: The challenge of developing biomarkers in the clinic: How long must the psychiatrist wait?

 

International Speakers

Prof Rachel Upthegrove, MBBS, MPhil, PhD, FRCPsych: Neuroimmunology and Youth Mental Health: lessons, challenges and precision medicine opportunities

A/Prof Kenneth Fish, PhD: Region-, layer-, and cell type-specific GABAergic alterations in the cortical visuospatial working memory network in schizophrenia.

 

Symposium
  1. The vulnerable brain: How stress and sociality affect susceptibility to addictive behaviours
  2. Stress, reward and control in eating disorders: Insights from rodent models and human imaging studies
  3. What is the way forward for biological psychiatry?

 

Past conferences