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Friday 27th October 2023

10.00am-4.00pm (AEDT)

Program Now Available for Spectrum’s 2023 Annual Online Research Forum!

This FREE, online event will showcase Spectrum’s innovative and translational research & evaluation program. Spectrum’s clinicians, researchers and lead investigators from collaborating organisations will present a range of cutting-edge projects related to personality disorder and complex trauma.

The day will feature keynote presentations by Professor Andrew Chanen, the Chief of Clinical Practice and Head of Personality Disorder Research at Orygen in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. Andrew will be presenting on 'The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for People Living with Personality Disorder'.

The second keynote speaker will be Professor Sharon Lawn, the Chair and Executive Director of Lived Experience Australia, a nationally awarded mental health consumer/carer advocacy organisation. Sharon will be presenting on 'BPD, Stigma and Human Rights at the Interface of Mental Health Care: What Progress Have We Made?'.

Click here to view the full program (PDF,318KB)

Click here to view the abstracts of all the studies that will be presented on the day (PDF,360KB)

Click here to register!

General enquiries: Email or phone Spectrum (03) 8413 8750.