The following program is a draft and is subject to change without notice.

08.30am to 08.45am - Welome by Sir Angus Houston


08.45am to 09.00am - Housekeeping by Toby Travanner


09.00am to 09.15am - Bushfire Outcomes by Mark Biskin


09.15am to 09.30am - Covid Situation by Ivan Frkovic


09.30am to 10.30am - 4 x 15 minute presentations on Transition

Brian Codd, Tim Jones, Maddy Romaniuk, Paul Way

10.30am to 11.00am - Brief round table discussion with thought starters by Michael Handley

11.00am to 11.30pm - BREAK

11.30pm to 12.30pm - 4 x 15 minute presentations on suicide

Barbara Van Dahlen, Bernadette Boss, Simon Tatz, Christine Morgan 1

2.30pm to 13.00pm - Brief round table discussion with thought starters by Jacki Drew

13.00pm to 14.00pm - LUNCH

14.00pm to 15.00pm - 4 x15 minute presentations on Models of Care

Sarah Austin, Jim Lagopoulos, Walter Busuttil, Randy Phelps

15.00pm to 15.30pm - Brief round table discussion with thought starters by Jane Burns

15.30pm to 16.00pm - BREAK

16.00pm to 17.30pm - Final open discussion led by Andrew Khoo

17.30pm - DRINKS - Networking, more discussion (open ended)

19.00pm - Commemorative Dinner in the Grand Plaza Ballroom


All recommendation will be done via forum app. They will be confidential and can be made at any time up until midnight on May 23. There will be a provision to update them at any time.



In the unlikely event that International flights into Australia will recommence in the first half of 2021, PTS21 will be the first new style conference to take place in this country. We can then call it truly International.


We had planned to bring Dr Barbara Van Dahlen and Randy Phelps over from the USA and Dr Walter Busuttil, Sarah Austin and Tim Jones over from the UK, live into Brisbane but this cannot be. However, with the recent advancement of technological capability our fallback is to have them with us on screen to take part in the forum as if they were here live. That is, two from Washington and three from London.


Now we have a truly, very powerful International Forum happening with three major countries all participating simultaneously and contributing to a common end. But why stop there? Why not do the same thing in New Zealand and Canada. Then, we have a 5 Eyes Forum arriving at global recommendations to Governments on Transition, Suicide and Models of Care. All five nations have similar problems with some tackling them more successfully than others. Together we can arrive at universal solutions.


We now have a solid connection to the New York Police Department who are doing amazing work on suicide in the Police Force. By adding them to our forum we have an even more powerful voice. With the improvement in technology we can now have online paticipants as well. When we break for roundtable discussion these can be hooked up into 10 person groups for discussion and they too will be able to furnish recommendations via the forum app

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