Conferences

  • The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2017 FPOA Conference takes place from 8-10 November 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand. This year’s theme is ‘Capacity, Creativity and Ageing in Clinical Practice’.
  • In conjunction with the FPOA meeting, the 4th International Conference on Capacity will be held on 8 November as pre-conference workshop. Organised by Professor Carmelle Peisah, Chair of the IPA Capacity Task Force and Chief Executive of Capacity Australia, this full-day workshop features a range of speakers from six countries looking at ‘Capacity Controversies and the Cutting Edge’.
  • Further information about the FPOA/IPA Conference can be found here.
  • Download the 4th International Conference on Capacity program here.
  • Capacity Australia, in partnership with SPHERE MINDGARDENS, presents Death on the Beach: The First World Conference on End of Life Psychiatry on 1 March, 2018, at Horizons, Maroubra Beach. Click here for registration and further details.

News & Events

  • Professor Carmelle Peisah has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA), who are major partners with Capacity Australia. Professor Peisah has also been appointed Chair of the IPA Capacity Task Force, and Chair of the Capacity Shared Interest Forum.
  • The 4th International Conference on Capacity will be held on 8 November 2017 as part of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2017 FPOA Conference, which takes place 8-10 November 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Capacity and the law 

ALRC submissions

Professors Carmelle Peisah and Nick O’Neill provided key submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) report on Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response. Elder abuse is complex and multidimensional issue and requires a multi-faceted response. In this report, the ALRC outlines a comprehensive set of recommendations to achieve a nationally consistent approach to elder abuse. The report also includes immediate strategies and specific reforms to support older people’s autonomy and to safeguard against abuse.

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