2023 IAFMHS Conference

Sydney, Australia | June 20 - 22

Reintegration and Recovery among People in Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Legal Systems

We are excited to announce our 2023 in-person conference will be held at ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Registration for the 2023 conference is now open! The conference will run June 20 - 22, 2023, with post-conference workshops held on June 23, 2023. The registration rates are as below. Conference registration includes daily catered lunch, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, as well as a welcome reception on the first evening. 

2023 Conference Registration Rates

 Student Member Rate $250 CAD
 Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2023) $650 CAD 
 Member - Standard Rate  $750 CAD
 Non-Member - Early Bird Rate (valid until April 15, 2023) $775 CAD
 Non-Member - Standard Rate $875 CAD 

Members of our three partner associations--The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL), and APS College of Forensic Psychologists--in good standing can access our Member rates. 

**To access our member rates, register for IAFMHS membership HERE

**Members from less developing countries who face financial barriers attending the conference may be eligible for reduced fees. Email iafmhs@sfu.ca to find out more.

Register for the 2023 IAFMHS Conference HERE.

Visa for Entering/Visiting Australia

Please note that all visitors entering Australia will require either an Electronic Travel Authority, an eVisitor Visa, or a Visitor Visa, depending on your passport. Please refer the Australian Immigration and citizenship website for more details. We encourage you to apply for the appropriate visa sooner than later to avoid delays. 

Conference Hotel - PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney

The 2023 IAFMHS conference will be hosted at ICC Sydney (14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia). A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney at a discounted group rate. PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney is a short 5-minute (400 m) walk to the conference venue at ICC Sydney. The conference rates are available only until May 19, 2023, so be sure to book your room early. The discounted rates are valid only for stays from June 19 to June 23. For more details, please review this page here and book using the link.

Conference Cruise Banquet Dinner       

Conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us for a fun evening of dining and dancing at our annual banquet dinner. This year's dinner will be hosted on Wednesday, June 21 on a cruise along the stunning Sydney Harbour. The cost per person is $150 CAD and tickets can be purchased when registering for the conference on our website or by emailing iafmhs@sfu.ca. Tickets are limited, so do get yours soon. The cruise will depart the Convention Wharf at 6:30pm on June 21.

5km Fun Run

The IAFMHS Student Section is pleased to organize another annual 5km Fun Run, which will take place the morning of Wednesday, June 21. Registration cost is $30 CAD per person and includes a t-shirt. For ordering purposes, sizes can only be guaranteed for registrations completed up to May 15. Fun Run proceeds go to student awards and initiatives. Registration can be completed when registering for the conference on our website. The meeting point is at the PARKROYAL hotel lobby at 6:50 am on June 21. 

Seeking Donations - Derek Eaves Student Research Grant

We are seeking donations to support The Derek Eaves Student Research Grant. This Grant was set up in 2017 to honour Dr. Derek Eaves’ bursary and academic contributions to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. Grants are awarded twice per academic year to deserving students to aid them in their research. You can choose to include a small donation with your registration. Please contact iafmhs@sfu.ca for further information or if you wish to donate other amounts. 

Student Social

The IAFMHS Student Section hosts a free student social, with appies and drinks, on the same night as the conference banquet. Students members are guaranteed drink tickets, although all students are welcome to attend. The student social will be at The Cargo Bar in Darling Habour at 7 PM on June 21. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation up to May 15, 2023 – full refund

Cancellation between May 15 and June 13, 2023 - 50% refund*

Cancellation from June 13, 2023 onwards – no refund*

IAFMHS reserves the right to make changes to the programme and if necessary cancel the conference or any associated event at its sole discretion. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, IAFMHS will refund the full value of the conference registration sold upon proof of purchase. IAFMHS expressly excludes any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages howsoever arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. In the event of cancellation, the IAFMHS will use reasonable endeavours to publicize the cancellation and details will be posted on the website associated with the conference or event. Attendees are responsible for checking this information prior to the event. Wherever possible, IAFMHS will endeavour to contact delegates by email in the event of cancellation.

To cancel your conference registration and process your refund, please contact iafmhs@sfu.ca


Online registration for the conference can be completed below. Please note that we only accept online payment via credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) for registration fees; we do not accept offline payments via invoice.

Have questions about the 2023 conference? Contact us at conference@iafmhs.org




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