Invited International Speakers

Professor Ulrich Hegerl

University Hospital of Leipzig Clinic and Policlinic of Psychiatry, Germany

Professor Victor Strecher

Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA

Professor Mary Cannon

Psychiatry, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Professor Karsten Kristiansen

Genome Research and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Copenhagen

Professor Gail Daumit

Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Invited Australian and New Zealand Speakers

Professor Sally Merry

Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Professor Roger Mulder

Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

Professor Mark Dadds

Sydney Child Behaviour Research Clinic, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Alex Fornito

Brain and Mental Health Laboratory, Psychology, Monash University

Special Symposium on Medical Research Funding in Australia

This years’ conference will also feature a special session on medical research funding in Australia, and the implications for mental health research.  Professor Pat McGorry (President, SMHR) will chair a series of presentations and panel discussion on this issue, with participation from the following thought and policy leaders in Australia:

Professor Ian Frazer

University of Queensland, TRI in Brisbane, Australia, President of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Chair of the federal government's Medical Research Future Fund

Professor Anne Kelso AO

CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council

Professor Christine Bennett AO

Dean, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Australia, and Chair, Research Australia

Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (APMD)

APMD will hold a symposium at this years’ SMHR conference the morning of Friday 9 December. This will be followed by the APMD AGM over the luncheon break. Submit your abstract through the SMHR 2016 portal, marking your abstract as "prevention" to be considered for inclusion in this symposium.