2017 FPOA Conference: Capacity, Creativity and Ageing in Clinical Practice

November 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Millennium Hotel, Queenstown NZ.
32 Frankton Rd
Queenstown 9300
New Zealand
2017 FPOA Conference: Capacity, Creativity and Ageing in Clinical Practice @ Millennium Hotel, Queenstown NZ. | Queenstown | Otago | New Zealand

Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age

In conjunction with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2017 FPOA Conference, IPA will hold four Pre-Conference Workshops on 8 November 2017 at the Millennium Hotel, Queenstown NZ.

We encourage professionals from all disciplines to attend.

The organising committee has just released a dynamic and exciting program based around the theme “Capacity, Creativity and Ageing in Clinical Practice” which can be viewed here.


Imaging and Biomarkers

  • Dr Ron Shnier: Structural Imaging: CT& MR
  • Prof John O’Brien: Practical Use of MR Imaging
  • Prof John O’Brien: Perfusion & Dopaminergic SPECT
  • Prof Christopher Rowe: Use of FDG (metabolic) PET
  • Prof Christopher Rowe: Amyloid and newer PET methods
  • Prof Colin Masters: Imaging, blood and CSF biomarkers

Management of BPSD

  • Prof Wendy Moyle: Technologies & Their Role in Managing BPSD
  • Dr Cindy Jones: Management of Sexually Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Dr Margaret MacAndrew: Development of a Behavioral Intervention
  • Prof Elizabeth Beattie: BPSD Measurement & Interpretation

4th International Conference on Capacity

  • Prof Robin Jacoby: Capacity to be president or prime minister
  • Prof Helen Chiu: Fluctuating capacity
  • Alison Douglass, Barrister; Dr Greg Young; & Prof John McMillan: The New Zealand Capacity Toolkit
  • Prof Carmelle Peisah: The global capacity education tool
  • Prof Carmelle Peisah: Capacity and Research Trials
  • Dr Karen Reimers: Practical Tips for Geriatric Forensic Evaluations
  •  Dr Jane Casey: Capacity and internet scamming
  • Dr Anne Wand: Family conflict, undue influence and suicide
  • Dr Millie Ho: Capacity beyond driving: operating non-regulated vehicles
  • Dr Tiffany Jessop: Empowering community members about capacity and human rights
  • Prof Jin Narumoto & Prof Nahoko Kusaka: Communication robots & capacity

Late Life Mood Disorders

  • Prof George Grossberg: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Unique Presentations, Differential Diagnosis
  • Dr Richard Porter: Late-Life Depression: Cognitive Impairment & Rehabilitation
  • Dr David Beck: Utility of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Other Neuro-modulatory Approaches
  • Prof Brian Draper: An Algorhythmic Approach to Treatment of Treatment-Resistant Depression