Program

This program outline is indicative only and is subject to change. Check back at this page for any program updates. Program current as at 2 August 2018.

Research Resources Respect: Connection Building

This conference is a must for everyone with an interest in BPD.

The event will feature keynote presentations from international and Australian experts, alongside the lived experience of people with BPD and their family/carers and service providers presenting on a diverse range of insightful and inspiring topics.
 

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8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Registration Open

Location: Pre-function Foyer, Level 1, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane 

9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop: Core treatment strategies for BPD ‚Äč(with specific emphasis on risk factors and risk assessment methods for self-harm and suicidality)

The Pre-Conference Workshop is available to Mental Health clinicians and other professionals working with people with personality disorders.

The pre-conference workshop will be held in Wickham & Terrace Rooms

Associate Professor Rao (Clinical Director of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria) will facilitate a full day workshop for Mental Health clinicians and other professionals working with people with personality disorders: 'Core treatment strategies for BPD' (with specific emphasis on risk factors and risk assessment methods for self-harm and suicidality).

A/Professor Sathya Rao has treated people with BPD for the past two decades and is extensively involved in teaching and training clinicians in the field. He has published research papers, contributed chapters to books and has co-authored a book on BPD. He was part of the NHMRC clinical guidelines development committee for BPD.

Risk assessment and risk management of self-injury and suicide in BPD is often confusing and is known to create fear and anxiety amongst clinicians. This often contributes to multiple and unnecessary hospitalizations and at times excessively restrictive care (use of mental health act). Most clinicians are not adequately trained in the treatment of BPD. Specialist treatments such as DBT or MBT can involve extensive training and are often not readily accessible.  This workshop aims to discuss core treatment strategies and demystify risk assessment and risk management of BPD using the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) clinical practice guidelines (2012) for BPD and the clinical wisdom developed at Spectrum, Centre of clinical excellence for BPD, Victoria in the last two decades. 

The workshop will describe the following:

  • Core treatment strategies for BPD.
  • Recommendations of the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for risk assessment and risk management demonstrated with real life case examples
  • Spectrums’ risk assessment methodology outlined in NHMRC guidelines- workshop participants would have the opportunity to work on risk assessment and discuss management of a de-identified case
  • Discuss the  assessment of risk of self- harm and suicidality and its management in both public and private mental health settings
  • Differentiating the risk of self-harm from risk of suicide and their management in the context of BPD coexisting with disorders such as depression, substance abuse etc.
 

A/Prof Rao invites you to submit your own case study for discussion during the workshop.  Please contact him on Sathya.Rao@easternhealth.org.au and he will send you a template outlining the details required.

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Associate Professor Sathya Rao

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning Tea & Exhibition

Location: Roma Room

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Lunch & Exhibition

Location: Roma Room

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

Location: Roma Room

7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Conference Day

A unique opportunity for clinicians, mental health practitioners, people with BPD, carers and their families from across Australia to meet, collaborate, share and learn.

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Registration Open

Location: Pre-function Foyer, Level 1, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

9:00 AM to 10:25 AM

Opening Plenary Session

9.00am-9.10am - Conference Opening & Housekeeping
Conference MC: De Backman-Hoyle

9.10am-9.20am - Welcome to Country
Songwoman Maroochy

9.20am-9.30am - Ministerial Opening Address
Greg Hunt, MP Federal Minister for Health

9.30am-9.40am - President's Address
Rita Brown 

9.40am-9.45am - Platinum Sponsor Address
Maureen Lewis, CEO, The National Mental Health Commission

9.50am-10.25amKeynote Address: Comparison of the different therapies currently available to
treat BPD
Professor Brin Grenyer, Project Air Strategy NSW

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De Backman-Hoyle | Professor Brin Grenyer | The National Mental Health Commission

10:25 AM to 10:55 AM

Morning Tea & Exhibition

Location: Roma Room

10:55 AM to 12:45 PM

Plenary Session

10.55am-11.30am - Keynote Address: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?" Validating the impact of complex trauma without diagnosing disorder
Dr Haley Peckham, Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria

11.30am-11.35am - Gold Sponsor Address
Denise Cummings, Queensland State Manager, Mind Australia

11.35am-12.10pm - Keynote Address: Consumer and Carer Perspective on Living with BPD: Our Recovery Story
Kerry-Ann and Cherida Chapman

12.10pm-12.45pm - Keynote Address: Stigma, Discrimination and Life on the Borderline
Mahlie Jewell, Graphics for Good

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Dr Haley Peckham | Mahlie Jewell | Mind Australia Limited

12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Lunch & Exhibition

Location: Courtyard, Ground Floor, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Followed by tea/coffee & networking in the Roma Room

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Lived Experience Consumer Panel

Location: Terrace Room

Facilitator: Chris Martin, Clinical Psychologist

Panellists: Carolyn Hyde, Jacob Hodgman, Linda Norris & Coral Giffin

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Lived Experience Carer Panel

Location: Wickham Room

Facilitator: Leanne Lilley, Mind Australia

Panellists: Nicola Bristed, Rob Longstaff, Maeve O’Leary & Karen Bailey

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Location: Leichhardt Room

2.00-2.30pm - Creating Connections Between Government and Non-Government Services for People with BPD in Ipswich
Melissa Kent, Partners in Recovery West Moreton-Oxley & Suellen McKerlie, Ipswich-West Moreton Hospital Health Service District

2.30-3.00pm - Understanding how best to respond to the needs of Australians living with Personality Disorder: a spotlight on BPD evidence, service availability and treatment experience
Elise Carrotte, SANE Australia

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Elise Carrotte | Melissa Kent | Suellen McKerlie

3:00 PM to 3:05 PM

Delegates to move rooms for next breakout session

3:05 PM to 3:35 PM

Concurrent Session 4

Location: Terrace Room

Building Positive Directions (BPD): Borderline Personality Disorder and Co-occurring Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis)
Carol Addicoat & Peter Fairbanks, Eastern Health Dual Diagnosis Service

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Carol Addicoat & Peter Fairbanks

3:05 PM to 3:35 PM

Concurrent Session 5

Location: Wickham Room

Project Air Carers Research
Professor Brin Grenyer, Project Air Strategy NSW

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Professor Brin Grenyer

3:05 PM to 3:35 PM

Concurrent Session 6

Location: Leichhardt Room

BPD and Men: The Elephant in the Room
Aaron Fornarino, Australian BPD Foundation (SA Branch)

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Aaron Fornarino

3:35 PM to 4:05 PM

Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

Location: Roma Room

4:05 PM to 4:30 PM

Closing Plenary Session

4.05pm-4.20pm - BPD – Better Practice Deserved!
Dr Peggy Brown

4.20pm-4.30pm - Closing Remarks
Rita Brown, President, Australian BPD Foundation

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Peggy Brown

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Networking Event

Tickets required for this event

Location: Courtyard, Ground Floor, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane