Under the theme Excellence and Empathy Knowledge and Kindness,  the Congress will offer a comprehensive scientific program that will feature a full range of topics spanning the breadth of contemporary psychiatric practice and research.


Call for abstracts key dates

Abstract submission opens: 24 July 2023 
Abstract submission closes for pre-Congress workshops: Now closed
Abstract submission closes for Congress sessions:  Now closed

Registration key dates

Congress registration opens: Now open click here
Early-bird registration closes: 26 February 2024
Speaker registration closes: 26 February 2024


Pre-Congress workshop: A number of optional pre-Congress workshops will be held on Sunday 19 May 2024 and delegates will be able to register for these workshops as part of the registration process. Workshops may be submitted as either ‘half day’ (3-4 hours) or ‘full day’ (6 hours).

Rapid fire presentation: A 10 minute presentation delivered by one presenting author as part of a rapid fire oral presentation session. The session will consist of a series of short and sharp presentations with a maximum of 10 slides per speaker.

Oral presentation: A 20 minute oral presentation delivered by one presenting author. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to allocate your submission to another presentation type if applicable.

Combined symposium presentation: Combined submission of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presentations submitted by one author on behalf of the group and under the one common theme. The standard time allocated per symposium is 60-90 minutes. Please indicate your preferred duration in your abstract submission.

Panel presentation: Panels are debate sessions of a group of leaders in a field discussing a broad issue of general interest from various perspectives. The focus of panel sessions is the discussion and interaction between the panelists. Submissions are sought for fully formed debates – meaning all presenters required for your panel are included. The standard time allocated per panel presentation is 60 minutes. 

Psychiatry Interest Forum (PIF) member presentation (medical student or junior doctor): Members of the RANZCP’s Psychiatry Interest Forum are welcome to submit an abstract for consideration. These should be for an oral presentation lasting 15 minutes, delivered by one presenting author.

Poster presentation: Posters will be on display for the duration of Congress. 


Congress session notification and acceptance 

Abstract review notification and allocation to the program will be communicated to the corresponding authors on Friday, 15 December 2023.

Please note the details provided as the author contact should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters.

Acceptance of this offer must be notified to the Congress Office by no later than Monday, 15 January 2024.


The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Congress. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants. Presentations must be delivered in person and the ability and willingness to present in Canberra will be a condition of acceptance into the scientific program.

All presenters must register for the Congress before 26 February 2024 in order for their presentation to be included in the Congress program.


For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the Congress Office:

RANCZP 2024 Congress Office

119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T +61 3 9645 6311
E ranzcp@wsm.com.au


119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T +61 3 9645 6311

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