#RethinkAddiction: Improving treatment and support session, with Adrian Dunlop @RANZCP, Heather Pickard former CEO @WeAreSHARC, Melanie Walker @TheAADC, @SArunogiri@RANZCP
Have you ever wavered? Heather Pickard said she chose a 'non expert response' to people in distress, to stay working in/with a community she received her own support from: she didn't want to be a client anymore, she wanted to be the CEO #RethinkAddiction
#RethinkAddiction opens for Day 2 - "where the rubber hits the road, where yesterday's lived experience becomes a campaign", says moderator @FaineJon
We start today with video address from @Emma4Dobell who acknowledges #RethinkAddiction is being held on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal & Ngambri peoples. She talks of her background in health care, working as a pharmacist for 20+ years, and is keen to hear the conf calls.
Final panel session now for Day 1 #RethinkAddiction, where we will be hearing about addiction issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - "one of the most important issues that this conference and the nation faces," says @FaineJon#RethinkAddiction session
I'll be attending virtually: tweeting from Melbourne/Naarm, on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations #RethinkAddiction - standing by for Day 1 to begin
Sep 11 • 11 tweets • 14 min read
We're counting down to this week's #RethinkAddiction convention: focus on big barriers to treatment of alcohol/other drugs/gambling addiction, due to stigma, lack of national focus, vested interests...
Croakey's quote of the week comes from Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the @UN
"Let's stop sleepwalking towards the destruction of our planet by climate change. Today, it is Pakistan. Tomorrow, it could be your country."
Last week's @CroakeyNews bulletin included stories about unhealthy advertising to children, Jobs & Skills Summit, National Cabinet changes to COVID isolation & Thomas Mayor’s Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture.
I'm catching up on some of the recorded sessions & will start a thread on the 'Impact of the UN Committee’s statement in 2019 in relation to the minimum age of criminal responsibility', one of #RANZCP2022's recorded sessions, presented by Invited speaker Dr Enys Delmage
Dr Delmage is a consultant in adolescent forensic psychiatry and has worked in an adolescent forensic inpatient unit in Porirua, New Zealand, since November 2017. He has an interest in the law as it relates to children.ranzcp2022.com.au/dr-enys-delmage#RANZCP2022
May 18 • 31 tweets • 18 min read
I'm going to join the session about codes of ethics in psychiatry. Three presentations by Paul Appelbaum, a "godsend" for psychiatry with an international perspective, Izaak Lim & @sidney_bloch#RANZCP2022
Starting a new thread for the next keynote by
Assoc Prof Loyola McLean, talking about 'changing bodymind: on attachment, trauma and regulation' #RANZCP2022 sydney.edu.au/medicine-healt…
How do we bring two or more very different points of view together, how do we bring the past and present together? How do we move forward as individuals, as dyads, as a college? - A/Prof McLean #RANZCP2022
May 17 • 28 tweets • 16 min read
First keynote is by Prof Belinda Lennox @BLennox4, from University of Oxford, speaking about 'autoimmune psychosis-current state of play' #RANZCP2022
Schizophrenia/psychosis is a brain disorder, with neurological as well as psychiatric symptoms. The question being discussed is what evidence is there that some psychosis is autoimmune - @BLennox4#RANZCP2022
May 17 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Beautiful views in Sydney for the third day of #RANZCP2022! The third day sessions will start soon.
Below is a thread of 5 key takeaways from sessions I saw on Day Two, a day which focused on priority populations and the impacts of climate change.
1/ Important to embed cultural safety into mental health service provision that is based on authentic co-design, allowing culturally appropriate and flexible methods of sharing knowledge - Dr Kashyap #RANZCP2022
Session chair, Dr Emma Adams, provides a heartwarming acknowledgement of country and lovely introduction to the presenters - Prof Helen Milroy, A/Prof Mathew Coleman, Dr Shraddha Kashyap & Dr Jemma Collova #RANZCP2022
I'll be wrapping the session on PTSD and military and veteran's mental health in the following tweets. #RANZCP2022
May 17 • 57 tweets • 27 min read
The first of today's concurrent sessions are about to kick off! To prepare for this afternoon's keynote by Tim Flannery on #ClimateChange and #MentalHealth, I'm going to catch up on and tweet out yesterday's symposium, which is now available on demand. #RANZCP2022
Follow @coopesdetat who is going to jump into the 'training during pandemic' session and also #RANZCP2022 for more Congress discussions!
May 16 • 33 tweets • 19 min read
And, we're off for the second full day of #RANZCP2022. This morning's keynote address is Prof Jayashri Kulkarni AM, director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, is today’s first keynote speaker @jayashrikulkar1@maprc1#RANZCP2022
The focus of her keynote will be women’s mental health #RANZCP2022
May 16 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Hope everyone is well-rested and ready for the second full day of #RANZCP2022. We will be back for more live-tweeting soon.
Here is a thread of 5 key takeaways from the sessions I saw on Day One...
1/ It's as important to consider psychological & social factors of a person as biological. "It doesn't make sense to focus on one aspect of a person in understanding & treating psychiatric disorders"- @AllenFrancesMD#RANZCP2022