Psychiatry Colloquium 2016

2016 Presentations

The Monday Colloquia [fortnightly] is a joint presentation between the University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry and North Western Mental Health and are held at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Presentation time

The presentation is held from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.


Conference Room, Level 1 North, Main Building, Royal Melbourne Hospital.

February - June 2016

Day/Date Speaker Topic
15 Feb Professor David CoghillWhen policy trumps evidence - who pays?
29 Feb Dr Fintan HarteGender Dysphoria - the shifting diagnostic and treatment paradigm
14 March Labor DayNo Colloquium
28 March No Colloquium
11 April Professor Jayashri KulkarniWomen's mental health - new approaches
25 April Anzac Day        No Colloquium
9 May No Colloquium due to RANZCP Congress in Hongkong
23 MayMatthew Carroll, Mental Health Tribunal PresidentThe Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic): Observations and emerging issues from the first two years of operation
6 June Dr Chad BousmanPharmacogenetics
27 June Professor Louise NewmanChildren in Detention

July - September 2016

Day/Date Speaker Topic
11 JulyCoroner Audrey Jamieson       Dangers of Benzodiazepeine Prescription                                                      
25 JulA/Prof  Mike McDonoughOpioids, Pain & related behaviours
29 AugustProf Jane PirkisSelf-reliance and suicidality in men
12 September No colloquium
26 SeptemberProf Nick HaslamCreeping concepts: Our expanding ideas of harm and pathology

October - December 2016

Self harm and suicide in the perinatal period.

Day/Date Speaker Topic
10 October

Prof Jakob Hohwy

When the predictive mind goes awry: issues in philosophy and computational psychiatry.

17 OctoberProf Louise Howard (UK)
24  October

Prof Catherine Humphreys

14 November

A/Prof Ben Harrison

28 November

Dr Elizabeth Newman

"We don't talk anymore...."
5 December Professor Ian Everall and
A/Professor Ruth Vine
Wrap Up