Leadership in Mental Health:Island Nations CourseCF15 is pleased to announce that the Leadership in Mental Health:Island Nations course, auspiced by Sangath and the London Schoolof Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, will be held for the first time inAustralia coordinated with the conference. Since 2008 this coursehas inspired workers in the field from low and middle incomecountries around the world. In 2015 the course will address theparticular issues of the island nations of the southern Pacific.The Leadership in Mental Health course has been designed tomeet two key objectives:1To equip participants with the methods to develop andscale up interventions for people with mental disordersin low resource settings; and2Toenhance leadership skills needed to scale up healthcare programs and promote the human rights of peopleaffected by mental disorders.This course builds capacity to meet the goals for the Movement forGlobal Mental Health and the Lancet series on Global Mental Health2007. The course will be locally auspiced by James Cook University(The Cairns Institute and the Australian Institute for Tropical Healthand Medicine) in conjunction with the Queensland Institute for MedicalResearch - Berghofer Institute and the University of Queensland (School ofPopulation Health). It will replicate the structure of the Goa course whosefounders, Vikram Patel and Graham Thornicroft, will present. Participantswill be provided with pre-reading and the six days of the course will be amix of didactic presentations and task-focused group work.Delegates from Pacific Island nations will be prioritised in registrationand course costs will be on a sliding scale (high income vs. low andmiddle income countries) and there will be afurther discount for thosedelegates who also attendthe conference.Where is the conferencebeing held?Cairns, Far North QueenslandThe premier tourism centre for the GreatBarrier Reef, Cairns is also the gatewayto World Heritage listed rainforest and theservice hub for Cape York and the islandsof the Torres Strait. It is the regional centrefor an agricultural hinterland and extensiveremote pastoral and wilderness areas.Who should attend?Health practitioners and service providerspracticing in rural and remote areas, policymakers, non-government organisations,researchers, consumers and carers andanyone who is interested in improving mentalhealth and wellbeing in rural and remoteAustralia, New Zealand, and neighbouringnations, by sharing evidence and otherinformation about effective, innovativeinitiatives.More informationPlease see the conference website:http://CF15.conorg.com.auIf you are interested in taking part in theLeadership in Mental Health course, pleasesend an expression of interest to us via email(email@example.com) with “Leadership inMental Health” in the subject line.The Conference Organiser146 Leicester StreetCarlton Victoria 3053AUSTRALIAPhone: Australia: (03) 9349 2220International: +61 3 9349 2220Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFax: Australia: (03) 9349 2230International: +61 3 9349 2230
FIRST AND FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTSClosing date for receipt of abstracts:Friday 10 October 2014Proposals are invited for the following:• Papers (30 minutes including 10 minutes for questions/discussion)• Papers (20 minutes including 5 minutes for questions/discussion)• Symposia (90 minutes including 3 or 4 related papers)• Posters• Workshops (90-minute sessions with a focus on clinical issues)Based on our previous experience of the opportunity afforded toposter presenters to discuss their work with all conference delegates,the committee is particularly keen to attract a range of posters andasks you to consider this option.As with the previous two conferences, a selection of articles willbe invited for peer review for possible publication in a specialsupplement of Australasian Psychiatry (bi-monthly journal ofthe Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists).Please note: Presentation of accepted abstracts is contingenton registration for the conference; persons whose abstractsare accepted will be required to register at least 6 weeks priorto the conference in order for their presentation to appearon the final program.The template for abstracts can be downloaded from theconference website: http://cf15.conorg.com.auPlease forward abstracts, using the template,by email to: email@example.comConfirmation of receipt of abstracts will be emailedwithin 48 hours; if you do not receive thisconfirmation, please contact us.Front cover artwork by Roy McIvorArtist Roy McIvor was born in 1934 and is a Yimithirr Elderliving in Hope Vale, Far North Queensland.McIvor offered three silk-screen printed works to be adapted for theCreating Futures 2015 Conference brochures. These works were printedby Editions Tremblay, Cairns, and convey various stages, colours and patternsof the onset of the wet season, from parched earth to burning and the finaldeluge as expressed in a physically human nature – blood/earth (Bubu Gunbi),sweat/heat (Yuku Ngaala) and tears/rain (Buurraay Milbaal).Website: http://www.canopyartcentre.com/artists/roy-mcivor/DISCLAIMER :At the time of printing, all information contained in this brochure is correct; however,the organising committee, its sponsors and its agents cannot be held responsiblefor any changes to the final structure or content of the programs, or any othergeneral or specific information published in this brochure.