ACOTS 2016 – Early Bird Registration Open

19th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress

Gold Coast

8th – 10th September 2016

Public issues, Private trauma 

Visit the ACOTS website to view the preliminary program, read more about our keynote speakers, and find out about the Student Program.


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Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Professor Rachel Yehuda, Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York
    “Intergenerational effects of trauma”
  • Professor Brett Litz, Boston University
    “New developments in conceptualizing and treating war-related PTSD: Recognising the moral dimensions of war”
  • Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO, University of South Australia
    “Why we should take child sexual abuse more seriously”
  • Professor Kelsey Hegarty, University of Melbourne
    “Domestic violence: The hidden epidemic in mental health settings”


Abstract submissions close 30th April

The conference theme – Public issues, Private trauma – reflects the increasing public recognition of issues such as childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, refugee and asylum seeker trauma and the moral conflicts facing military personnel on deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Scientific Committee has brought together a range of perspectives on trauma from researchers to clinicians, advocates, lawyers, journalists and people with lived experience, to provide a stimulating exchange of ideas for all.

You are invited to submit an abstract for one of the following types of presentation at ACOTS 2016

  • Symposium: This should include 3 to 4 papers plus questions and/or discussion on a particular theme and should last 90 minutes in total.
  • Paper: 15 – 20 minutes duration which will include time for questions
  • 3-minute thesis: Research and higher degree students are invited to submit papers for the 3-minute thesis competition
  • Poster


Submit an abstract