3 - 5 October 2013, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Venue: Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, The University of Melbourne
The Organising Committee, has pleasure in announcing the Australasian Society for Bipolar & Depressive Disorders (ASBDD) Conference that is to be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 3 to 5 October 2013. In addition, there will be a one day pre-conference workshop on preventing common mental disorders.
This will be the sixth conference under the aegis of the ASBDD, which was formerly constituted in 2004. ASBDD is affiliated with the International Society of Bipolar Disorders, and now addresses depressive illness as well as bipolar disorders.
The 2013 ASBDD Conference will be based at the new Melbourne Brain Centre of The University of Melbourne (on campus) Royal Parade, Parkville. This is at the heart of the Parkville neuroscience precinct, the centre of basic research through to clinical application. Breakfast and dinner meetings will be held in the historic University House facilities on campus.
The Conference will bring together researchers and clinicians from the scientific community worldwide to highlight the latest developments in knowledge on depressive illness and bipolar disorder, as well as treatments to improve clinical outcomes. This will not just focus on biology, but will also emphasise psychological factors and psychosocial rehabilitation and prevention.
The 2013 ASBDD conference is open to the entire spectrum of mental health professionals including basic and clinical researchers, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, students, trainees, interested lay groups and individuals.
We hope you will join us and be an active participant in this Conference. We also hope that you will use this as an opportunity to see what is happening in science in Melbourne and enjoy this fine city.
The 2013 ASBDD Conference website is now available. From this website you are able to gain information on the program, speakers, submit abstracts, find accommodation and register at www.asbdd2013.bipolardisorders.com.au .