2009 Conference

First Joint Conference of the APS Psychology & Ageing Interest Group (PAIG) and the Royal Australia/New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age (FPOA)

12 - 14 November, 2009Surfer's Paradise and Q1

Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland

Best practice in mental health services is interdisciplinary, so we are particularly pleased to be co-hosting our biennial PAIG conference with the RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age. This conference presents an exciting opportunity to come together on the Gold Coast to participate in presentations with a strong clinical focus. Professional development opportunities for both psychologists and psychiatrists will be offered, but all mental health disciplines with an interest in clinical practice with older adults are invited to attend. 


Bond University on the Gold Coast is a relaxing environment in which to participate in the conference, while allowing easy access to a range of accommodation options and entertainment possibilities.

Call for Submissions   

The call for submissions is now closed. 

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Nancy Pachana at npachana@psy.uq.edu.au.

Keynote Address

Advanced practice of CBT with Older Adults - Dr Ken Laidlaw, University of Edinburgh

Convention Program

  • Thursday 12 November and Friday 13 November: symposia, free papers, posters
  • Saturday 14 November: Invited workshops including Advanced CBT with Dr Laidlaw

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Registration fees   
Full Conference Registration -­ Medical  $450 
Full Conference Registration -­ Non-Medical  $350 
Full Conference Registration ­- Student  $250 
Day Registration  $150 


Convention Dinner

On site at Bond University - places are limited so book early!

PD Points

APS members can collect 21 PD points [CCLIN, CCN, CCOUN].

Accommodation and Parking

Delegates to the conference are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements. A list of suggested accommodation can be downloaded below:

Accommodation at special conference rates is available on-site at Bond University at The Chancellor Apartments at www.thechancellor.com.au.

Free parking is available at the Bond University.

Restaurant Guide

Further Information

All conference enquiries to Local Conference Organising Chair, Deirdre McLaughlin: deirdre.mclaughlin@uq.edu.au.


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