Types of Conference Sessions

Pre-conference workshops

Delegates have the option of attending specialist pre-conference workshops on different topics related to innovative clinical and community based interventions to support refugee trauma recovery and promote positive resettlement outcomes.

Plenary presentations

The conference features plenary sessions which include keynote presentations by both international and local experts on their work and the work conducted in torture and refugee trauma agencies and in academia.

The opening plenary sets the refugee context internationally and nationally by exploring forced displacement and its impact on policies and programs in high income Western countries which provide protection and resettlement options to refugees.

Oral paper presentations

Themed oral paper presentations will feature across 5 concurrent sessions. Each concurrent session will include three oral paper presentations by delegates who are selected via a review process upon submission of an abstract.

Poster presentations

Delegates are able to view posters showing the amazing work of many agencies assisting people recover from refugee trauma. There is a dedicated session in the program for delegates to ask questions to poster authors during the conference.

Q&A panel discussion plenary

The conference concludes with a special Q&A style panel discussion featuring a star line up of national and international experts, policy makers and consumers.