2018 conference

Please note that the Conference will start at 3.15pm.

The 2018 Conference will be in Dunedin and we have a hardworking, enthusiastic group meeting regularly.  Our theme is “…as we grow,,,” or “e tipu ana”, and the dates are March 15-18th 2018.

Unusually the Conference will be at a golf club!  So for those of you who play golf, you may be able to get in a game. The venue is the Otago Golf Club, on Balmacewen Road, about 10 minutes by car up the hill from central Dunedin, with extensive views of the city, and lovely outdoor areas.  Further information will be sent out later about accommodation possibilities.

We have three confirmed keynote speakers:

  • We are excited to have secured Dr Anne Alvarez, leading UK Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychotherapist, recently retired from the Autism Service at the Tavistock.  Dr Alvarez will speak to us long-distance, by Zoom.
  • As our theme is about the whole of life, Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell from the University of Auckland will be speaking about her work in the end-of-life phase.
  • Dr Sandhya Ramrakha, Research Manager for the world-famous Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study will also speak.  NZAP members may have seen the TV programme about the Dunedin study, “Why am I?”, which was screened last year.

Dust off your glad rags for the dinner/dance, which will be at the Savoy, one of Dunedin’s grand 19th century venues, on St Patrick’s Day!

Call for papers

The theme of the Dunedin conference is the lifespan. Members are invited to submit proposals for papers or workshops. Time slots will be 60 or 90 minutes. 

Please submit a title and abstract that will be printed in the programme of up to 150 words, summarizing your presentation.

In addition, let us know:

  • The format, eg paper or workshop. Any preferred seating arrangement, eg circle, or theatre style.
  • Your preferred time slot: 60 or 90 minutes.
  • Any desired limit on numbers.
  • What equipment you require: we can supply whiteboards, projectors and audio equipment.
  • Whether you want someone in particular to introduce you.
  • Your membership status (non-members may submit papers).

Please also supply a short biographical note ready for printing. 

Criteria for acceptance are as follows:

  • Academic standard (well connected with established literature).
  • Relevance to conference theme.
  • Credibility.

The deadline for proposals is 1 December. Send your proposal to Sean Manning at sean_manning@xtra.co.nz

Nga mihi 

The scientific committee (Sean Manning, Clare Greensmith and Jo Stuthridge)