APMD Conference 2018 - Optimising prevention of mental disorders

The Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD) would like to invite you to the 2nd conference of the APMD, to be held immediately prior to the 2018 Society for Mental Health conference in Noosa, Australia.

The APMD 2018 Conference will be held from 11am – 4pm on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at the Sofitel Hotel in Noosa. The conference will include interactive discussions focusing on optimisation of prevention, knowledge dissemination and implementation.

The $90 registration cost covers room hire and catering. Registration is now open - see here for details. If you are not planning to attend SMHR and would still like to attend the APMD forum, please contact nreavley[at]unimelb.edu.au directly.

We would like to invite abstracts from all those interested in presenting on the topic of prevention and mental health promotion. Please email your abstracts directly to Nicola Reavley on nreavley[at]unimelb.edu.au or Nicola Newton on n.newton[at]unsw.edu.au by 31st August 2018.

Confirmed Speakers for the day include:

  • Professor Helen Christensen and Jaelea Skehan: The Prevention Hub: Australia’s first and largest integrated research initiative into the prevention of anxiety and depression.
  • Professor Maree Teesson: Introducing PREMISE: An NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention and Early Intervention of Mental Illness and Substance Use.
  • Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos: The economic case for prevention
  • Associate Professor Tim Slade: Peer influence or peer selection: uncovering the impact of friendship networks on the emergence of alcohol use attitudes and behaviours across adolescence.
  • Dr Stephen Carbone: Building a better Australian population mental health system: what's needed?
  • Dr Cath Chapman: Cracks in the Ice: An online toolkit providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine (ice) for the Australian community. 
  • Associate Professor Alison Calear: Preventing depression in final year secondary students: Evaluation of the SPARX-R online depression prevention program.
  • Dr Lauren Gardner: The Health4Life Initiative: An eHealth program to concurrently target six key lifestyle risk factors among secondary school students.

In addition, thanks to the generous support of Australian Rotary Health, we will again be able to offer awards for research excellence in the area of prevention. See our news page for more information and for the application form.

We look forward to seeing you in Noosa!
Best wishes,
A/Prof Nicola Reavley & A/Prof Nicola Newton
APMD President & APMD Vice President

Dates & Times: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
Sofitel Noosa
14-16 Hastings St
Noosa Heads
Noosa QLD 4567
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