LECTURES GIVEN

7 Aug 2018   Lecture to psychiatric nurses : “Conversion Disorder: using Dr.eGG’s Mindskiller?”, Uspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

15 May 2018   Lecture to psychiatrists : “Private psychiatric practice in Australia from a hospital setting”, RANZCP Congress, Auckland, New Zealand

15 May 2018   Lecture to psychiatrists : “An overview of private psychiatric practice in Australia as a career option and business”, RANZCP Congress, Auckland, New Zealand

4 Nov 2017   Lecture to psychoanalysts & psychiatrists : “Subpoenas & psychiatrist-patient confidentiality” and panel member (with Federal Magistrate Judge Tom Altobelli, senior solicitor at the Women’s Legal Service NSW Carolyn Jones and Jungian Analyst/Art Therapist Julia Meyerowitz-Katz) at the Couple, Child & Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia Seminar “Take Note! What Happens when a Therapist’s Notes are Subpoenaed?”, Glebe, NSW

29 Oct 2017    Participated as Panel Member in “The Sydney Jewish Museum together with Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney present – Beyond Empathy: Responsibility in a post-truth world” (other panel members ABC Journalist Hagar Cohen & Community worker and outspoken Catholic Parish Priest Father Bob Maguire, compared by Professorial Fellow at the Sydney Jewish Museum Dr Michael Robertson), Sydney, NSW 

16 June 2017   Lecture to solicitors, endocrinologists, NGOs, consumers : “Diagnosing gender dysphoria, comorbid mental health problems and assessing capacity to consent to treatment”, The social, medical and legal issues facing children with gender dysphoria, Inner City Legal Centre & NSW Legal Aid, Surry Hills, NSW

2 May 2017   Lecture to psychiatrists : “Mental Health Reform in NSW Working with Primary Health Networks to develop a funded Stepped Care-Consultation Liaison Model to reduce the ‘Access Gap’ to Private Psychiatrists”, Section of Private Practice Psychiatry Symposium, RANZCP Congress, Adelaide, SA

1 May 2017   Lecture to psychiatrists : “Subpoenas & psychiatrist-patient confidentiality”, RANZCP Congress, Adelaide, SA

29 Nov 2016   Lecture to early career psychiatrists : “How to establish and run a successful private practice”, Balmain, Sydney, NSW

10 Nov 2016   Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health & Mandatory Reporting”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

15 Oct 2016    Participated as Panel Member in session “Opportunities for Improving the System” chaired by Prof Stan Catts at PsyAcademy III “Optimising Care in Schizophrenia: Can More Be Done?”, Sydney, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag) 

3 Aug 2016    Lecture to psychiatrists: “Psychiatry in NSW: Through a Private Health Looking-Glass”, The Sydney Clinic Medical Advisory Committee AGM, Double Bay, Australia

10 May 2016    Lecture to psychiatrists: “The Erosion of Psychiatrist-Patient Confidentiality by Subpoenas: An Update”, Section of Private Practice Psychiatry (PPN) Symposium “Whither Private Practice Psychiatry?”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Hong Kong, China

16 Feb 2016   Lecture to psychiatric nurses : “Borderline Personality Disorder: Therapeutic Battleground?”, Uspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

12 Nov 2015   Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

1 Oct 2015    Lecture to psychiatrists: “A computer-assisted psychoeducation program for hospitalised young adults with mental disorders: a naturalistic pilot study”, RANZCP Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Congress, Port Vila, Vanuatu

18 May 2015    Lecture to psychiatrists: CASP/SIGLAM Seminar - The NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan and Government Response: Can we work together? John Feneley, Gary Galambos, Murray Wright, Robin Murray

6 May 2015    Lecture to psychiatrists: “Establishing a Private Young Adult Unit in Sydney”, Section of Private Practice Psychiatry (PPN) Symposium “Brave New Worlds: Evolving Paradigms in Private Practice”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Brisbane, QLD

27 Nov 2014   Lecture for New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry 50th Anniversary, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

13 Nov 2014   Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

14 May 2014    Lecture to psychiatrists: “The erosion of psychiatrist–patient confidentiality by subpoenas with recommendations around expanding and enforcing privilege”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Perth, WA

2 May 2014   Lecture to nurses, allied health clinicians & psychiatry trainees: “The PsyEd Brain Manual & Mind Toolkit”, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

8 Apr 2014   Lecture to psychiatry trainees, allied health clinicians & psychiatrists: “The PsyEd Brain Manual & Mind Toolkit”, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

25 February 2014 Lecture to GPs and pharmacists : “Diagnosis, Screening, referral and Management of Depression in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults - Depression Across the Lifespan Series”, Central Sydney GP Network, Ashfield, NSW

19 Nov 2013   Lecture to psychiatry trainees: “The PsyEd (PsychoEducation) Program”, Institute of Psychiatry, North Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2013   Lecture to GPs, psychologists & psychiatrists : “Borderline Personality Disorder”, MHPN, Darlinghurst, NSW

Oct 2013   Keynote Lecture to consumers : “ADHD Comorbidity & Psychoeducation Program”, Adults with ADHD Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW

27 Jun 2013   Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

25 Jun 2013   Lecture to GPs : “Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT”, Eastern Sydney Medicare Local, Rosebery, NSW

7 May 2013   Lecture to psychiatric nurses and psychologists : “Modules 1 & 2: The Psychoeducation Program”, Uspace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

22 April 2013 Lecture to GPs, psychologists and practice nurses : “Diagnosis, Screening, referral and Management of Depression in Children and Adolescents - Depression Across the Lifespan Series”, Central Sydney GP Network, Ashfield, NSW

17 April 2013   Lecture to GPs, psychologists and psychiatrists : “Modules 1 & 2: The Psychoeducation Program”, St John of God Hospital Burwood, Burwood, NSW

27 Nov 2012     Lecture to psychiatrists, anaesthetists and trainees, “Ultrabrief ECT”, ECT training seminar, SJOG Hospital, Sydney

19 Nov 2012Guest speaker to lecture at MBA of NSW AGM : “Crisis Intervention, Cooperation & Attachment: Implications for Service Delivery for Doctor Families in Distress”, North Sydney, NSW

24 Oct 2012   Lecture to GPs : “Teaching Patients with Mental Disorders To Use Their Minds to Treat Their Brains: The Psychoeducation Program”, Jewish House, Bondi, NSW

10 Oct 2012 Lecture to GPs, psychologists and practice nurses : “Conditions associated with psychotic symptoms”, Medicare Local Inner West Sydney Central Sydney GP Network, Burwood, NSW

07 Aug 2012    Lecture to psychotherapists : “Collaborative Care – The Beginning of a New Multi-Disciplinary Model Integrating Brain, Mind and Body. Is there a place for all of us?”, Australian Somatic Psychotherapy Association, Crows Nest, NSW

28 June 2012 Lecture to GPs, psychologists and practice nurses : “Diagnosis, Screening, referral and Management of Depression in Children and Adolescents - Depression Across the Lifespan Series”, Central Sydney GP Network, Ashfield, NSW

May 2012 Lecture to advanced psychiatry trainees : “Setting up in Private Practice”, HETI, Homebush, NSW

Apr 2012 Lecture to GPs and psychiatrists : “Teaching Patients how to Use their Minds to Treat Their Brains”, SJOG Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Oct 2011 Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2011 Lecture to GPs and specialists : “How to Manage Difficult Patients”, Wahroonga Medical Association, Dee Why, NSW

16 Jun 2011Guest speaker, lecture to attendees of Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (DHAS) of NSW AGM : “Do Troubled Doctors Become Troublesome Patients?”, North Sydney, NSW

3 Jun 2011Lecture to mental health professionals and advocates : “Did Frida Kahloe Do Therapy?”, “Trauma Informed Care” conference, Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC), Sydney, NSW

26 May 2011    Lecture to psychiatrists : “Leadership, Education and Training in Private Practice Psychiatry”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Darwin, NT.

26 May 2011    Convenor & Chair PPN Stream “Building Blocks and Innovations in Private Practice Psychiatry”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Darwin, NT.

15 Nov 2010Guest speaker, lecture to medical attendees of MBA of NSW AGM : “Doctors Mental Health”, North Sydney, NSW

4 Nov 2010Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Doctors Mental Health”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2010 Lecture to general practitioners and psychiatrists : “Trauma in Motherhood - a Pictorial Journey”, CPD lecture, St John of God Hospital Burwood, NSW

26 Jul 2010 Lecture to MDA National solicitors : “Challenging, Difficult, Troublesome Doctors”, MDA National Claims and Advisory Services Conference, Bondi Beach, NSW

24 & 27 May 2010    Invited panel speaker for MDA National National Medical Registration “Medicolegal Minefield” Discussion forum, Sydney Olympic Park

21-23 May 2010 Lecture to general practitioners : “CBT Intervention for Adolescents” – Workshop, General Practitioner Conference and Exhibition (GPCE), Sydney, NSW (workshops conducted on three occasions)

Mar 2010     Lecture to Australian Psychological Society's Evolutionary Psychology Interest Group : A Usable Evolutionary CLassification System for Mental Disorders, Broadway, Sydney

4 Nov 2009Lecture to psychiatry trainees : “Private Practice Psychiatry Lecture”, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

16 Sept 2009 Lecture to general practitioners and psychiatrists : “Challenging, Difficult, Troublesome Patients: Losses or Opportunities?”, CPD lecture, St John of God Hospital Burwood, NSW

22-24 May 2009Lecture to general practitioners : “CBT Intervention Strategies in GP – when, what & how to perform them?” – Seminar, “Trauma-Related Mental Disorders – Assessment & Rx” – Workshops, GPCE, Sydney, NSW (workshops conducted on three occasions)

Jan 2009     Teaching lecture to first year psychiatry trainees : Psychiatric Emergencies - Management of Violence, Year 1 Introductory Workshop Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Nov 2008     Lecture to general practitioners : Chronic mi qty use of meds, Central Sydney Divisions of General Practitioners QUMIMH, Sydney

Oct 2008     Lecture to psychiatrists and career medical officers : Duloxetine and Neuroplasticity, Concord (Sponsor: Boehringer-Ingelheim)

Oct 2008     Lecture to general practitioners : Pharmacological management of depression, Central Sydney Divisions of General Practitioners, Sydney

Oct 2008     Lecture to psychiatry registrars : Psychotropic drugs in pregnancy and lactation, Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta

Sept 2008     Moderator at Hypothetical Symposium : "Well, how depressed do I have to be to be given medication?", Panel: Liz Almond, Jane Honikman, Atif Rahman, Jonathan Rampono, Vijay Roach, Julia Seng, The International Marcé Society 2008 Conference, Manly, Sydney

Aug 2008     Lectures to general practitioners : Sleeping Soundly - Considerations for improving the safe use of hypnotic medication, Clinical Weekend Meeting, Sydney (Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis)

Apr 2008     Lecture and workshop to obstetricians working with  high-risk pregnancies: Workplace Stress and Doctors' Mental Health, Maternal Fetal Medicine Colloquium, Surfers Paradise, Qld

Nov 2007     Interviewed by Natasha Mitchell "All in the Mind" science show presenter ABC Radio National (together with Dr Dan Wilson) regarding evolutionary psychiatry, Melbourne, Vic [Transcript]

Nov 2007     Lecture to psychiatrists : A Usable Evolutionary Classification System for Mental Disorders, World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Vic

Nov 2007     Symposium Co-Chair with Dr Dan Wilson (Chair WPA Psychotherapy Section) : Evolutionary Psychiatry: Finding the Future in the Past, World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007, Melbourne, Vic

Nov 2007     Lecture to trainee psychiatrists (Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry 2007): Why Evolutionary Psychiatry, The NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2007     Lecture to mental health professionals : Terminology, Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Doctors' Mental Health2007 International Doctors Health Conference, Sydney, NSW

Oct 2007     Facilitator of Hypothetical Workshop for general practitioners and psychiatrists : A Family In Hell : Can Psychiatry Save Them?, St John of God Health Care CPD Seminar, Burwood, NSW

Sept 2007     Open lecture to carers and families of patients with mental health problems : Psychotic Disorders, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Sept 2007     Lecture to general practitioners and psychiatrists : Treating Psychotic Disorders with Clozapine: A Shared Care Private Sector Model, St John of God Health Care CPD Seminar, Burwood, NSW

Sept 2007     Lecture to pharmaceutical professionals : Management of Psychosis in the Acute Setting, North Ryde, NSW

July 2007     Lecture to general practitioners (Canterbury Division): Postnatal Depression, Belmore, NSW

Mar 2007     Lecture to general practitioners (Canterbury Division), Postnatal Depression, Belmore, NSW

Feb 2007     Lecture to general practitioners (Auburn Division), Sydney, NSW

Jan 2007     Teaching lecture to first year psychiatry trainees : Psychiatric Emergencies - Management of Violence, Year 1 Introductory Workshop Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Nov 2006     Lecture to pharmacists (via Central Sydney Division of General Practioners) : Postnatal Depression, Haberfield, NSW

Nov 2006     Lecture to pharmaceutical professionals : Management of Psychosis in the Acute Setting, North Ryde, NSW

Jan 2006     Teaching lecture to first year psychiatry trainees : Psychiatric Emergencies - Management of Violence, Year 1 Introductory Workshop Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Nov 2005     Lecture to general practitioners : Managing Insomnia, Bondi, NSW (Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis)

Oct 2005     Lecture to psychiatrists : Why Evolutionary Psychiatry?, Leichhardt, NSW (Sponsors: AstraZeneca, Wyeth)

Oct 2005     Lecture at CPD, St John of God Health Services: "The three things you aught to know before marrying a doctor!", North Richmond

Jun 2005     Lecture to general practitioners and psychiatrists : Engaging difficult-to-engage patients Using metaphors, St John of God Health Services CME, Burwood, NSW (Sponsor: Sanofi)

Apr 2005     Lecture to advanced trainees in psychiatry, geriatrics & psychogeriatrics  : Improving compliance: Using metaphors to engage psychotic patients, Darling Harbour, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

Mar 2005    Lecture to psychiatrists, general practitioners & managers: Why (as opposed to how) we develop mental disorders, St John of God Hospital CME, Burwood, NSW

Feb 2005       Lecture to psychiatrists : Evolutionary Psychiatry, South African Association of Psychiatrists - Gauteng Division, Johannesburg, South Africa

                    Meeting with Dr Colin Menter, Paleo-anthopologist, Wits University, at Drimolen fossil site, Sterkfontein (Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), South Africa

Jan 2005     Teaching lecture for first year psychiatry registrars : Management of Violence, Year 1 Introductory Workshop Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Dec  2004     Lecture to psychiatrists : Evolutionary Psychiatry, South Western Area Health Service, Rozelle

Nov 2004     Guest speaker at AGM, Medical Benevolent Association of NSW: "What you aught to know before you marry a doctor!", North Sydney

Oct 2004     Lecture to general practitioners : Using metaphors to engage difficult-to-engage patients, Strathfield, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

Sep 2004     Lecture to psychiatric registrars : Using metaphors to engage really difficult-to-engage patients, Woolloomooloo, NSW (Sponsor: AstraZeneca)

Aug 2004     Lecture to psychiatrists, psychiatric registrars & community mental health case managers : Using metaphors to engage & psychoeducate patients with mental disorders, Liverpool, NSW 

May 2004     Lecture to general practitioners : Using metaphors to engage & psychoeducate patients with mental disorders, Darling Harbour, NSW (Sponsor: AstraZeneca) 

May  2004     Lecture to Yr 1 & 2 Medical Students : Everything you wanted to know about anxiety and doctor's mental health but were too afraid to ask, Sydney University, Camperdown, NSW

Apr 2004     Lecture to general practitioners : Everything you wanted to know about PTSD but were too traumatised to ask, Parramatta, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

Mar 2004     Guest presenter & panel discussion (Chaired by Professor Gordon Parker; also including Dr Gin Malhi) to psychiatrists and general practitioners : Boxing Reboxetine: Edronax Explicated, Parramatta, NSW (Sponsor: Pfizer Neuroscience)

Mar 2004     Lecture to general practitioners : Edronax...The Adrenalin Rush (Noradrenergic Antidepressants), Drummoyne, NSW (Sponsor: Pfizer)

Mar 2004     Lecture to psychiatrists and general practitioners : Doctors' Mental Health - the Facts, St John of God Health Services Continuing Medical Eduction Program 2004, Burwood, NSW

Jan 2004     Teaching lecture for first year psychiatry registrars : Management of Psychiatric Emergencies & Aggression, Year 1 Introductory Workshop Postgraduate Course in Psychiatry, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2003     Lecture to medical practitioners & pharmacists: Anxiety Disorders : Canterbury Division of General Practice, Canterbury Hospital, Campsie, NSW

Sept 2003     Lecture to medical practitioners : The Contributing Factors to Mental Health Problems in Doctors : 3rd National Doctors' Health Conference 2003, North Sydney, NSW

August 2003    Lecture to psychiatrists : Evolutionary Models of Mood Disorders, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

August 2003     Lecture to general practitioners : Diagnosis & Initial Management of Alzheimer's Dementia (Minds Matter), Strathfield, NSW (Sponsor: Pfizer)

August 2003     Lecture to general practitioners : Diagnosing & Managing Depression & Using the Latest Antidepressants (ADVENT), Bankstown, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

June 2003    Lecture to psychiatrists : Introduction to Evolutionary Psychiatry, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

June 2003    Lecture to trainees & psychiatrists : Introduction to Evolutionary Psychiatry, Rozelle Hospital, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Rozelle, NSW

Apr 2003     Invited as guest speaker to general practitioners at Central Sydney Division of General Practice education seminar (National Prescribing Service CPD): Post Traumatic Stress & Other Anxiety Disorders, Fivedock, NSW

Mar 2003     Lecture to senior trainee psychiatrists : Evolutionary Psychiatry & Evolution of Psychiatry, Newport, NSW (Sponsor: Pfizer)

Jan 2003     Teaching lecture to 1st year trainee psychiatrists : Management of Psychiatric Emergencies & Aggression, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

Oct 2002     Lecture to mental health professionals : Use of antipsychotics in first onset psychosis, Early Intervention in Psychosis Training Worjshop, Rozelle, NSW

Sept 2002     Lecture to local psychiatrists : Use of antipsychotics in the acute setting, North Wollongong, NSW

Sept 2002     Teaching lecture to 3rd year trainee psychiatrists : Personality Disorder Axis I & II, NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, NSW

June 2002     Lecture to Canterbury community mental health staff & general practitioners : Medical Care in Schizophrenia, Leichhardt, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

June 2002     Lecture to psychiatry registrars : Medical Care in Schizophrenia, Surry Hills, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

May 2002     Invited as guest speaker to general practitioners at Central Sydney Division of General Practice education seminar (National Prescribing Service CPD): Depression: Assessment, Management & Review, Fivedock, NSW

Feb 2002     Lecture to general practitioners : Medical Care in Schizophrenia, Leichhardt, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

July - Nov 2001    Convenor and speaker at monthly seminar series : Managing Psychosis: A Shared Care Perspective, Leichhardt, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

March 2001     Lecture to general practitioners : Atypical Antipsychotics, Leichhardt, NSW

August 1999     Lecture to trainees & psychiatrists : Doctors Mental Health, Rozelle Hospital, Central Sydney Area Health Service, Rozelle, NSW

LECTURES, SEMINARS, TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES THAT I HAVE CONVENED OR CHAIRED

Apr 2016    CHAIR, Panel of psychiatrists: Dr Anne-Marie Swann, Prof Perminder Sachdev, Dr Chris Cocks & Dr John Lam-Po-Tang, “Careers & Private Practice” NNSW Association of Psychiatry Trainees seminar, Darlinghurst, NSW

14 May 2014    CONVENOR & CHAIR, PPN SYMPOSIUM RANZCP CONGRESS 2014 : “Patient Privilege – Reclaiming Confidentiality!” Session1: “How changes to Australia’s privacy legislation opened up access  to psychiatric records to lawyers and actuaries”, Dr Bill Pring; Session 2: “Consumer stories involving two harrowing and informative accounts of personal experiences with insurance companies that interfered with the therapeutic process and inhibited treatment” presented by Dr Galambos on behalf of consumers; Session 3: “The advantages and disadvantages of easy access to psychiatric records by Family Law and  Children's Courts and what is in the best interests of the child”, by Dr Tracie Hendriks; Session 4: “The erosion of psychiatrist–patient confidentiality by subpoenas with recommendations around expanding and enforcing privilege”, Dr G Galambos; RANZCP Annual Congress, Perth, WA

Nov 2013    CHAIR, Lecture by Prof Gin Mahli, DSM-5: Taxonomy Gone Mad?, Crows Nest, NSW

22 May 2013    CONVENOR & CHAIR, PPN SYMPOSIUM RANZCP CONGRESS 2013 : Session1 “Aspirations - Research, Training & Collaborative Care in Private Practice”; Session 2 “Achievements - Virtual Frames & Therapeutic Designs”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Sydney, NSW

May 2012    CONVENOR, CHAIR & SPEAKER PPN SYMPOSIUM RANZCP CONGRESS 2012 : “New Models of Care in Private Practice Psychiatry: Expanding into non-traditional areas - Research and Registrars; New models for Traditional Areas - working in collaboration, consulting rooms built by academics and hospitals built by psychiatrists”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Hobart, Tasmania

May 2011    CONVENOR & CHAIR PPN STREAM : “Building Blocks and Innovations in Private Practice Psychiatry”, RANZCP Annual Congress, Darwin, NT

18 Aug 2010 Convening of special event CPD lecture “Walking and Talking the Black Dog”, Matthew Johnstone, Writer and Illustrator of the Black Dog Series / Creative Consultant to the Black Dog Institute, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Jun 2010 Convening of CPD lecture “Mental Disorders Through the Looking Glass : How Culture Shapes Common Presentations”, Dr Tanveer Ahmed, Psychiatry Registrar, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

May 2010    Attendance at conference : R.A.N.Z.C.P Annual Congress, Auckland, NZ. Chaired PPN AGM at RANZCP Annual Congress 4/5/2010

May 2010 Convening of CPD lecture “Perinatal Anxiety: the Neglected Symptoms”, Prof Bryanne Barnett, Consultant Child Adolescent and Perinatal Psychiatrist, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Apr 2010 Convening of CPD lecture “Psychostimulants: Be Very Afraid!”, Prof John Saunders, Prof of Alcohol and Drug Studies / Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Mar 2010 Convening of CPD lecture “A Parenting Assessment Tool for Dyads Affected by Mental Illness”, Ms Kathryn Knights, PhD Candidate Sydney Univesity / research Project Officer Westmead Hospital, at St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

6 Mar 2010     Convenor and participant in ultrabrief upgrade training, ECT training seminar, SJOG Hospital, Sydney

Feb 2010 Convening of CPD lecture “Should We Be Excited About Positive Psychotherapy?”, Dr Alyosha Jacobson, Psychiatry Registrar, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Nov 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “Transcultural issues and overseas born psychogeriatric patients”, Prof Sadanand Rajkumar, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Aug 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “Gambling addictions: psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy”, Prof John Saunders and Dr Clive Allcock, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Jul 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “Why doctors kill”, Assoc Prof Robert Kaplan, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Jun 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “The forgotten kids: helping children who have a parent with a mental illness”, Dr Raphael Chan, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

May 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “Mental health across the reproductive cycle”, Prof Marie-Paule Austin, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Apr 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “Adolescents: Their drugs of choice”, Prof John Saunders, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Mar 2009 Convening of CPD lecture “A Shrink’s Neurology”, Dr Milton Roxanos, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Feb 2009     Convening of CPD special event lecture “How knowing when depression is useful can help end useless depression”, Prof Randolph Nesse, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

Nov 2008     Convenor, half-day seminar : Perinatal Psychiatry Seminar, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsor: )

Nov 2008     Convening of Medical Benevolent Association of NSW and SJOG Hospital Burwood co-hosted workshop : Vicarious Traumatisation of Medical Practitioners by Dr Robert Grant pHD, St John of God Hospital, Sydney

Aug 2007    Convening of and participant at training seminar/workshop : ECT Update, Northside Clinic, Sydney, NSW

Nov 2006     Co-convenor, half-day seminar : Perinatal Psychiatry Updates, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis)

Oct 2006     Convenor, half-day seminar : 2nd Annual Evolutionary Psychiatry Seminar, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsors: AstraZeneca, Wyeth)

May 2006     Co-convenor, half-day seminar : Perinatal Psychiatry Updates, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

Oct 2005     Co-convenor, half-day seminar : Perinatal Psychiatry Updates, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

Oct 2005     Convenor, half-day seminar : Bringing the Why back into Psychiatry, St John of God Health Services, Burwood, NSW (Sponsors: AstraZeneca, Wyeth)

2005 - Nov 2010 Convening & chairing of CPD dinner lectures, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW; annual speaker at Burwood and Richmond Hospital CPD - monthly event that I took pride in developing a high quality regular educational event for the medical community (GPs, psychiatrists, psychiatry registrars, psychiatry CMOs, allied health and medical and nursing students). I never missed one over the six years that I presided over this responsibility that I volunteered to conduct!

Jun 2000     Chairperson of seminar : Fatigue and other Somatic Syndromes by Prof Ian Hickie, Burwood, NSW

LECTURES, SEMINARS, TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

28 Jul 2018    Attendance at “AADPA Conference”, Sydney, NSW

13-15 Oct 2017    Attendance at “The AMA (NSW) Leadership in Health Conference”, Manly NSW

1-4 May 2017   Attendance at RANZCP Congress, Adelaide, SA

15 Mar 2017    Attendance at “The Impact of Untreated Adult ADHD”, Dr Hugh Morgan, Sydney NSW (Sponsor: Shire)

15 Oct 2016    Attendance at PsyAcademy III “Optimising Care in Schizophrenia: Can More Be Done?”, Sydney, NSW

2-4 Sept 2016    Attendance at RANZCP Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference 2016 “A Fine Balance: Maintaining a Balance between Despair and Hope in Psychiatric Organisations”, Sydney, NSW

8-12 May 2016    Attendance at RANZCP Congress 2016 “Regional Challenges Worldwide Influence”, Hong Kong, China

26 Feb 2016    Attendance at Chronic Disease & Mental Health Symposium, Sydney, NSW

6 Nov - 7 Nov 2015    Attendance at the Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders 2015 Conference, Sydney, NSW

30 Sept - 2 Oct 2015    Attendance at RANZCP Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2015 Conference in conjunction with Pacifika Medical Association and Vanuatu Medical and Dental Association: “Culture, Community and Healing: child, youth and family mental health in the Pacific“, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu

29-31 May 2015    Attendance at AMA National Congress “Medicare -- Midlife Crisis?”, Brisbane, QLD

3-7 May 2015    Attendance at RANZCP Congress 2014 “Measurers and Thinkers”, Brisbane, QLD

23 Feb 2015    Attendance at RANZCP CASP Workshop “Presentation of Results of AMA/ASMOF/RANZCP Survey of NSW Psychiatrists working in the public sector”, Rozelle, NSW

11-15 May 2014    Attendance at RANZCP Congress 2014 “Evolving Landscapes in Mental Health: Interface and Interaction”, Perth, WA

28 Feb-1 Mar 2014Attendance at Special Interest Group in Youth Mental Health Conference, “YMHO2 Optimising Outcomes”, Brisbane, Qld (speakers included: Stephen Stathis on gender dysphoria, Patrick McGorry, Geoff Waghorn, Michael Daubney & Peta Briner)

27 Feb 2014 Attendance at lecture “An Overview of ECT”, Drs Samson Roberts & “Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Issues of ECT” Dr Harry Wark, Sydney Clinic CPD Evening, Coogee, NSW

21-30 May 2013    Attendance at RANZCP Congress 2013 “Aspirations and Achievements”, Sydney, NSW

27 Nov 2012    Attendance at ECT training seminar, SJOG Hospital, Sydney

20 Nov 2012    Attendance at Young Adult Mental Health workshop, BMRI, Camperdown, Sydney

12 Nov 2012Attendance at lecture, “Mentalisation Therapy for Perinatal Mental Disorders”, Ms Margaret Stuchbery, PIPSIG meeting, Balmain, NSW

7 May 2012Attendance at lecture, ADHD - Treatment Dilemmas, Dr Hugh Morgan, North Sydney, NSW

7-8 Nov 2011Attendance at Mind and Its Potential Conference, Sydney, NSW

13 Sep 2011Attendance at lecture “Circadian Rhythms Depression & Valdoxan”, Dr Elizabeth Scott & Prof Philip Boyce, Sydney, NSW (Sponsor: Servier)

10 Aug 2011Attendance at Psychotherapy with Psychotic Patients seminar, Sydney, NSW

25-28 Aug 2011Attendance at World Congress for Psychotherapy, Sydney, NSW

22-24 Jul 2011Attendance at Section of Psychotherapy Conference, Melbourne, Vic (Keynote speaker: Prof Glen Gabbard)

9 Jun 2011Attendance at opening night performance of “Bill W and Dr Bob”, a play about the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, produced by Dr Stephen Jurd, written by Dr Samuel Shem, Redfern, NSW

2 Jun 2011Attendance at RANZCP NSW Branch Annual Dinner, Soirée and Educational Meeting, Camperdown, NSW; Guest speaker: Dr Samuel Shem; Dr Peter Hansen awarded NSW Branch Meritorious Services Award (nominated by me)

Mar 2011Attendance at Inaugural Medicine in Addiction Conference (Section of Addiction Psychiatry and College of GP Addiction Medicine SIG), Melbourne, Vic

Nov 2010Attendance at 2010 RANZCP Section of Psychotherapy Conference, Coogee, NSW

Oct 2009 Attendance at CPD lecture “Psychodynamic approaches to the depressed adolescent”, Ms Margaret Berkovic, St John of God Hospital, Burwood, NSW

1-3 Oct 2009 Attendance at The Australasian Marcé Society 2009 Conference, Melbourne

Sept 2008     Attendance at The International Marcé Society 2008 Conference : Policy, Planning and Effective Delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Care, Manly, Sydney

Aug 2008     Attendance at workshop : Complex PTSD and Complicated Trauma, by Robert Grant and Prof Bryanne Barnett, St John of God Hospital Burwood, Sydney

Oct 2006    Attendance at conference : RANZCP Section of Psychotherapy Bi-National Conference, Sydney, NSW

Sept 2006    Attendance at conference : 6th International Congress of Neuropsychiatry, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Sept 2005    Attendance at conference : R.A.N.Z.C.P Section of Psychotherapy Bi-National Conference, Canberra, ACT

Sept 2005     Attendance at conference : The Australasian Marcé Society, Melbourne, Vic

May 2005     Attendance at conference : The American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Mar 2005     Attendance at lecture : Clinical Intervention in Post-partum Mood Disorders (Prof Scott Stuart MD, University of Iowa), Annandale, NSW (Sponsor: Wyeth Neuroscience)

Oct 2004     Attendance at seminar : The Fourth Annual Australian & NZ Bipolar Disorder Scientific Meeting, Barossa Valley, South Australia (Sponsor: Sanofi-Synthelabo)

Oct 2004     Attendance at lecture : Insight & Schizophrenia (Prof Anthony David), Sydney, NSW (Sponsor: AstraZeneca Neuroscience)

Oct 2004     Attendance at conference : R.A.N.Z.C.P Section of Psychotherapy Bi-National Conference "Brain meets Mind in Today's Psychotherapy", Melbourne, Victoria

Sep 2004     Attendance at clinical lectures meeting : Organon Expert Panel Presentations: Management of treatment-resistant depression (Prof Isaac Schweitzer); Depression: a neurodegenerative illness? (Assoc Prof Trevor Norman; Antidepressants & their effect on human sexuality (Dr Jim Rodney), Cockle Bay, Sydney, NSW (Sponsor: Organon)

Mar 2004     Attendance at conference : International Conference on Longevity, Sydney, NSW

Feb 2004     Attendance at conference : The International Society for Bipolar Disorders Regional Group Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW

Sept 2003     Attendance at lecture : Boxing Reboxetine Edronax Explicated, Sydney

July 2003     Attendance at lecture : Life Cycle Depression in Women, Sydney, NSW

Mar 2003     Attendance at conference : The 13th Modern Management of Psychoses Conference, Sydney, NSW

Oct 2002     Attendance at conference : 15th Congress of the European College of Neuro-psychopharmacology (ECNP), Barcelona, Spain

June 2002     Attended round table discussion with Dr Russell D'Souza : Retrospective Study of Treatment Emergent Glucose Intolerance with Indigenous Australians, Sydney, NSW (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag) 

March 2002     Attendance at conference : Neuroscience in Action : From Clinical Dilemma to Therapeutic Breakthrough, Hamburg, Germany (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag) 

June 2001     Attendance at conference : The Human Behaviour and Evolution Society's Annual Meeting, University College London, London, United Kingdom

May 2001     Attendance at conference : The American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Nov 2000     Attendance at conference : Modern Management of Psychoses Workshop - Exploring Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, Port Douglas, QLD

Mar 2000     Attendance at conference : The Asia Pacific Regional Neuroscience Conference, Phuket, Thailand (Sponsor: Eli Lilly)

Feb 2000     Attendance at conference : The 2nd Asia-Pacific Psychopharmacology Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sponsor: Janssen-Cilag)

Feb-Mar 1995     Attendance at seminar series : Practical Analytic Psychotherapy : Donald Winnicott, Metta Clinic, Pymble, NSW

Sep-Nov 1994     Attendance at seminar series : Dynamic Psychotherapy for Psychiatry Trainees, NSW Institute of Psychotherapy, Rozelle, NSW

PEER REVIEW, GROUP & INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION, COURSES & TOURS

2015 - 2017    Peer review meeting, USpace St Vincent’s Private Hospital, NSW - monthly group meeting with colleague psychiatrists with case presentation format followed by discussion

26-27 Nov 2014    Completed TMS course convened by Prof Paul Fitzgerald with obtainment of Certificate in Transmagnetic Stimulation, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), Melbourne, VIC

2013 - 2015     Peer review / supervision meeting,  Lawson Clinic, Gordon, NSW - monthly group supervision meeting with colleague psychiatrists characterised by  presentation format followed by supervision discussion by Prof Gordon Parker

2013 - 2015     Peer review meeting,  Lawson Clinic, Gordon, NSW - monthly group meeting with colleague psychiatrists with case presentation format followed by discussion

May 2012 Completed Opiate Treatment Accreditation Course - approved prescriber of methadone and buprenorphine for purposes of treating opioid dependent individuals in NSW (under Section 28A of the NSW Poisons & Therapeutic Goods Act 1966)

Apr 2011 Opiate Treatment Accreditation Course, Sydney, NSW - workshop

2008-2013      Registrar individual supervision, Burwood, NSW - weekly individual meeting with occasional lectures (by me) and case presentation by Registrar followed by discussion

2006 -      Individual supervision from NSWIPP senior psychoanalyst supervisor, Rose Bay, NSW - fortnightly individual supervision with case presentation format

2005 -     Peer review meeting (Perinatal & Infant Psychiatry Special Interest Group),  Balmain, NSW - bi-monthly group meeting with colleague perinatal psychiatrists with case presentation format and lectures followed by discussion

May 2005     Tour of The Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  Founded in 1822, The Institute of Living was one of the first mental health centres in the United States.  As part of Hartford Hospital, it is one of America's leading not-for-profit private mental health centres for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioural, psychiatric, and addiction disorders.

2005-2010     CMO & Registrar supervision, Burwood, NSW - weekly group meeting with occasional lectures (by me) and case presentation by CMOs and Registrars followed by discussion

2005-2007     Peer review meeting / GP supervision, Burwood, NSW - monthly group meeting with lectures (by me) and case presentation by GPs followed by discussion

2003-2005     Peer review meeting (Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group),  Balmain, NSW - bi-monthly group meeting with colleague psychiatrists with case presentation format and lectures followed by discussion

1999-2012     Peer review meeting,  Burwood, NSW - 2x annual (min.) meeting with colleague SJOG Burwood Hospital psychiatrists with case presentation format followed by discussion

1999-2012      Peer review meeting,  Randwick, Pymble & Dee Why, NSW - bi-monthly group meeting with colleague psychiatrists with case presentation format followed by discussion

1995-1999     Study group meeting,  Rozelle, NSW - monthly group meeting with written topic presentation format followed by discussion

1994-1999     Psychotherapy supervision,  Dr Ray Cooper & Dr Isla Lonie, Rozelle & Camperdown, NSW - weekly group meeting with case presentation format followed by discussion

1999 -     Private peer review group, Narrabeen NSW

PUBLICATIONS

July 2017    Ong LTC, Galambos G and Brown D (2017) Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome Associated With Treatment-Resistant Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder. Front. Psychiatry 8:124. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00124

11 June 2014   The Erosion of Psychiatrist-Patient Confidentiality by Subpoenas, John Levy, Gary Galambos and Yvonne Skarbek, Australian Psychiatry, August 2014; vol. 22, 4: pp. 332-336

22 May 2013    Poster Presentation “The Psychoeducative Model: A Blueprint to Engineer Engagement & Collaborative Care of Patients with Mental Disorders”, RANZCP Congress 2013, Sydney, NSW

May  2004     Submitted manuscript for journal publication as lead author: Doctors' mental health: a literature review of the pattern and causes of mental disorder in doctors

Nov 1999     Presentation of Poster (A Doctors' Mental Health Internet Resource) at conference : National Doctors' Health Conference, Brisbane, QLD

Oct 98 - May 99      Joined a group of investigators conducting a randomised control double-blinded trial researching  the responsiveness of exercise as a treatment for major depressive disorder in an elderly population; the psychological factors facilitating and inhibiting responsiveness to this treatment modality were examined : Progressive Resistance Training Exercise as a Treatment for Major Depression in a Geriatric Population, Balmain Hospital, Balmain, NSW.  Publications: 

Stevrinos, TM, Skarbek, Y, Galambos, G, Fiatarone Singh MA, Singh, NA. The effects of low intensity versus high intensity progressive resistance weight training on shoulder function in the elderly: A randomised controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand J of Med 30(2): 305, 2000.

Singh, NA, Stevrinos, TM, Skarbek, Y, Galambos, G, Fiatarone Singh MA. The effectiveness and appropriate intensity of progressive resistance training required to treat clinical depression in the elderly: A randomised controlled trial. Australian and New Zealand J of Med 30(2): 304, 2000.

Nalin A. Singh, Theodora M. Stavrinos, Yvonne Skarbek, Gary Galambos, Cas Liber, & Maria A. Fiatarone Singh.  A Randomised Controlled Trial of High vs. Low Intensity Weight Training vs. General Practitioner Care for Clinical Depression in Older Adults (accepted for publication to the Journal of Gerontology, American Gerontological Society in March 2004)

May 1999     Dissertation: Developing a Doctors’ Mental Health Internet Web site Resource