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Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Research Symposium

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Princess Alexandra Hospital

Russell Strong Auditorium

199 Ipswich Road

Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

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Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Symposium 2018

The Symposium is being held on Friday 23 November 2018 from 8.30am to 4pm. This year’s theme is 'Embracing research to enhance our patient care'.

We are very excited to announce Professor Michael Hazelton as the keynote speaker. Mike is the current Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Newcastle and has held senior academic positions in nursing at the University of Tasmania and Curtin University in Western Australia.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr Stephen Parker: Stephen is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has worked within the Rehabilitation ACU since 2014. He is currently undertaking PhD studies through the University of Queensland focussing on understanding what works for whom in community based residential psychiatric rehabilitation. He has recently been appointed Director of Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry, Southern and Central Clusters.
  • Professor Robert Bland: A foremost social work authority, Robert is well-known throughout the country as a pioneer and leader in the mental health field, having worked in mental health and academic settings since 1972. Robert's areas of interest are in research and teaching, with a focus on mental illness and social work practice.
  • Professor Christel Middeldorp, Professor Child and Youth Psychiatry at the Child Health Research Centre. Her research interests involve the role of genetic and other familial influences on the development and persistence of psychopathology across the lifespan.
  • Dr Sarah Swannell, DBT Coordinator, The Prince Charles Hospital and Senior Psychologist, Nundah Community Mental Health. Since 2013 she has taken on the role of DBT Coordinator at The Prince Charles Hospital, is Senior Psychologist at Nundah Community Mental Health Service and sees clients in private practice. Sarah has a keen interest in BPD, trauma and dissociation and has completed DBT Intensive Training, DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD and EMDR Training. Sarah is Coordinator of the Brisbane North BPD Mental Health Professionals’ Network and holds an Academic Title of Lecturer at The University of Queensland.
  • Associate Professor Herbert Jelinek;Graduated with BSc honours in human genetics and psychology from UNSW and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroscience at ANU. Dr Jelinek has a PhD from Sydney University which investigated the importance of scaling patterns in health and disease. He has honorary positions with Medicine at Macquarie University and UNSW. Dr Jelinek’s main research focus has been on the pathophysiology of diabetes complications including depression and anxiety, and the use of technology for diagnostics and self-monitoring.Presentation: Fitting in Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback and Neurofeedback into Mental Health Care
  • Panel discussion on physical health research strategies and other lightning presentations with presenters from throughout the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The main campus of Princess Alexandra Hospital is located at 199 Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, a ten-minute drive south of Brisbane’s central business district.

  • The main hospital building is accessible via the Ipswich Road entrance.
  • There are alternative wheelchair access points at levels 1 and 2 via the Cornwall Street entrance.

Parking

There are two privately operated car parks close to Princess Alexandra Hospital. There is no other on-site parking available on the campus. Brisbane City Council parking restrictions apply in all streets surrounding the hospital.

Drop-off zones

Princess Alexandra Hospital has two drop off/pick up zones for the main hospital building. These zones can be accessed via the main Ipswich Road entrance and the Cornwall Street entrance. These zones are subject to time restrictions.

Car parks

Metro Parking multi-storey car park

The Metro multi-storey car park is located on the hospital campus on the corner of Ipswich Road and O’Keefe Street. Entry to this car park is off Ipswich Road. There is a link-way to the main foyer of the hospital.

PA Parking multi-storey car park

The PA Parking multi-storey car park is located opposite the hospital on Ipswich Road. Entry to this car park is off Wolseley Street. There is a link-way over Ipswich Road and then a short walk to the main foyer of the hospital.

Disabled parking

Vehicles displaying a Disabled Parking Permit can park in designated disabled bays on Level 4 of the Metro multi-storey car park. There is a link-way from this car park to the main foyer of the hospital. PA Parking have disabled bays on Level 2 and direct access to the hospital grounds is available on the overpass over Ipswich Road, also located on Level 2. Princess Alexandra Hospital staff can provide wheelchair assistance if required; please use the green courtesy phone at the entrance to the link-way on Level 5 to phone for assistance.

Bicycle facilities

There are bicycle parking facilities on the ground floor of the Metro multi-storey car park located on the corner of Ipswich Road and O’Keefe Street. There is a link-way from this car park to the main foyer of the hospital. There is also a bicycle/pedestrian overpass across Ipswich Road.

Bus

There are a number of options for travelling to Princess Alexandra Hospital by bus:

  • The PA Hospital busway station is located on the hospital campus. There is a walkway leading directly from the station to the main hospital building. Regular bus routes through the PA Hospital busway station include: 66 (RBWH), 169 (Eight Mile Plains), 139 (Sunnybank Hills) and 209 (Carindale).
  • Ipswich Road is a major bus route with frequent services to bus stations outside the hospital on Ipswich Road. There are also a number of bus stations on Cornwall Street.
  • The Buranda busway station is a ten-minute walk from the hospital. This station provides services to and from the city centre and southern suburbs.

Train

The nearest railway stations to Princess Alexandra Hospital are Dutton Park (Beenleigh line) and Buranda (Cleveland line).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

email: MSAMHS_Research@health.qld.gov.au

phone: 3156 9878 or 3156 9874

Who can attend?

  • Queensland Health staff
  • Queensland research facilities - specialising in health
  • Queensland universities - health-related disciplines
  • Health-related associations
  • Consumers



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