The Neuropsychiatry Section of the RANZCP

 

The Section was established by Prof Perminder Sachdev. Prof Dennis Velakoulis is the current chair with Dr Ramon Mocellin as the Secretary.

The Neuropsychiatry Section web page is at:

https://www.ranzcp.org/Membership/Subspecialty-groups/Neuropsychiatry.aspx

The format of elections changed in May 2013 along with other College organisations. The section meeting for the year, and also the annual dinner, is on 13th May at the annual RANZCP Congress in Perth.

There have now been two highly successful Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology conferences, wiht a teaching component, at the Melbourne Brain Centre in Melbourne in October 2012 and November 2013 and several New Zealand psychiatrists have been in attendance.

RANZ College of Psychiatry members are able to pay the fee for joining the section with the annual subscription and are encouraged to also join the International Neuropsychiatric Association. The Seciton has formal links with the Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, and a numbe rof New Zealand section members also belong to the Neurological Association of New Zealand.

Locally, another afternoon neuropsychiatry meeting in Auckland at the Clinical Education Centre at Auckland City Hospital is in the planning stages for early March or April of this year.