Producing an overarching strategic direction
for PTSD and Mental Trauma 
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
18 May 2021


One powerful day of arriving
at positive solutions

Previous conferences for PTSD and Mental Trauma have not really generated the positive outcomes that are required to increase the success rates of treatment. An increase in success rates should then impact on a reduction in the suicide rates in the ranks of our Military, our Veteran Community and our First Responder Services. This is obviously not happening at present.


PTS21 has been designed to create positive outcomes.


Every person that will assemble in that room will have unquestionable experience or knowledge of the subject matter on the agenda. They will all be perfectly qualified to arrive at the series of recommendations that we wish to present to the relevant authorities.


The subject matters for the Forum have been arrived at in consultation with various Ex Service Organisations, Researchers and Clinicians. These are the people who work at the coalface. These are the people who know what is needed to improve the overall treatment. PTS21 as a collective will present a detailed, qualified report to those who will need to act on it. As a country we have to be so much better at this. For the first time ever true collaboration will take place.


The international collection of panellists is almost finalised.


They will present their collective experiences on each subject to an invited audience and then after a brief discussion every person in the room will give four or five recommendations for the authorities to act upon. These will then be collated into a final report by an experienced group. In the lead up to the Forum every person in the room will be fully briefed on the subject matters and the sorts of outcomes we would like to see. They will all have their own preconceived ideas and we would hope that the group discussions can firm those up. All of their recommendations will be made independently.


We will also have a truly, well briefed moderator who will head off any red herrings that may be introduced. Time will be tight and all participants will need to be focussed on the three main subjects of TRANSITION, SUICIDE and MODELS OF CARE. Every person in the room will be asked to provide a brief CV which will be published in the report to give the authorities irrefutable evidence of the authenticity of the recommendations.


It is our intention to publicise that this forum will be live streamed globally.

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PTS21 Secretariat

Carillon Conference Management Pty Limited

T +61 7 3368 2644


PO Box 177, Red Hill

Qld 4059