Pre Conference Workshops

WORKSHOP 1: SURF THERAPY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE: AN INTERNATIONAL SURF THERAPY ORGANIZATION (ISTO) SATELLITE MEETING FOR SMHR 2018

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Time: 9am-5pm (9am-12pm at SCMNTI and then 1pm-5pm at the beach)
Maximum Participants: 
25-30
Minimum Participants:
10
Venue/Room: Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute (SCMNTI) and a local beach (depending on the conditions)
Cost: SMHR Delegate $100pp, Student $60pp (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea will be provided)

 

Please note the Surf Therapy Workshop is open to anyone who wishes to book and attend, you do not need to attend the SMHR Conference as a delegate to do so.

To register for the Surf Therapy Workshop only please click here.

Workshop summary
ISTO was formed in October 2017 to bring together the knowledge and expertise of people using surf therapy in a range of vulnerable groups, including people living with a range of mental illness, including autism, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder. ISTO aims to expand the evidence base for the effectiveness of surf therapy and use this evidence to convince health care providers and policy makers that surf therapy should be seen as a key component of routine care.
The workshop will feature presentations from some of the leading exponents of surf therapy and include an afternoon surf therapy demonstration on one of the excellent beach breaks on the stunning Sunshine Coast.

Chair Phil Ward, School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney

Presenters:
Miriam Hartmann, Waves for Change, South Africa
Jamie Marshall, Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Joel Pilgrim, CEO, Waves of Wellness Foundation, Australia
Kris Primacio, Program Manager, Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, USA
Krista Davis, Live for more, New Zealand
Giovanni Martinez, Surf 4 D.E.M, Puerto Rico

WORKSHOP 2: The Basics of Neuroimaging Analysis

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Time: 9am-12pm (with 2 x 15 min breaks)
Maximum Participants: 20
Minimum Participants: 10
Venue/Room: Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute
Cost: SMHR Delegate $80pp, Student $50pp (morning tea will be provided)

 

Workshop summary
The workshop will give an introduction into multimodal neuroimaging data analysis techniques, going over the most common software packages used in the field from FreeSurfer to FSL. The workshop will be practically focused, covering how to select the most appropriate analysis approach for your data and providing attendees with the opportunity to learn how to use these software packages from terminal on an example dataset.

Presenter: Dr Kathryn Broadhouse is a senior research fellow and heads the imaging facilities at the Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute. Her research focus is in the translation of multimodal neuroimaging to investigate mental health disorders in ageing, youth and adolescent brain development. She has widespread skills in complex, data driven, statistical analyses to investigate magnetic resonance (MR) measures in a range of clinical disorders.

WORKSHOP 3: AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH: MEDIA AND PRESENTATION TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Time: 9am-3.30pm
Maximum Participants: 25-30
Minimum Participants: 10
Venue/Room: Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute
Cost: SMHR Delegate and Student $30pp (morning tea and lunch will be provided)

Presenters: Professor Rob Morrison, OAM, Flinders University of South Australia Professor Jane Pirkis, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Australian Rotary Health will again hold a Media and Presentation Training Workshop. The first session, Media Training, will be run by scientist and long-time broadcaster, Professor Rob Morrison. It covers some of the essentials that researchers, especially those at the start of their careers, should be aware of when interacting with the media; an increasingly important aspect of every scientist’s work. The second session, Presentation Training, will be conducted by Professor Jane Pirkis and will primarily focus on approaches to presenting research to community groups (e.g., Rotary Clubs). However, the principles covered will apply equally well to presentations prepared for general scientific audiences. Both sessions will concentrate on translating theory into practice, with lots of active participation.