Thursday 3 – Friday 4 November 2022

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we welcome you, in person, to the 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders (ASBDD) at University House at The Woodward, University of Melbourne, from 3 – 4 November 2022. 

The 2022 conference is convened by ASBDD Co-chairs, Dr Jen Nicholas (Orygen and the University of Melbourne, Australia) and Dr Katie Douglas (University of Otago, New Zealand), both internationally recognised researchers on bipolar and depressive disorders.

The Conference Committee is currently curating the scientific program, and have confirmed keynote speakers Professor Lakshmi Yatham (University of British Columbia, Canada), Professor Charles Reynolds (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Professor Greg Murray (Swinburne University of Technology), and Associate Professor Lianne Schmaal (University of Melbourne). The conference will have more Australasian keynote presentations, oral presentations, posters, and contributions from leading Australasian clinicians and academics, as well as early career researchers. More information on the scientific program and abstract submission process to come.

ASBDD aims to be the primary forum for research communication, academic exchange, advocacy, education, and consumer awareness for these serious and prevalent disorders. The ASBDD is the Australia and New Zealand regional chapter of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) and is one of the founding chapters of that organisation. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne!