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Taxis and Skybus shuttles are available for transport to Melbourne City from both Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and Melbourne Avalon Airport. Melbourne...

Important Update: change of Congress venue

We are excited to announce that we have been able to secure the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the venue for the 2017 IFPE Congress. The MCG...

Registration Fees Released

Registration Fees for the congress have been released and can be viewed on the register page. Registrations will open Mid April 2017

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About the IFPE

The IFPE promotes the acquisition, dissemination and application of epidemiological knowledge in the fields of psychiatry and mental health. The IFPE Congress brings together the diverse disciplines and geographies that contribute to global population mental health research. The program will include invited plenary speakers, accepted symposia, individual papers, and poster presentations. Pre-congress workshops will provide opportunities for detailed discussion of specialised themes, and training in research methods. There will be career development and networking opportunities for early career researchers. The program will be of interest to researchers, clinicians and policy makers.

The Host City

Melbourne will provide a vibrant and exciting setting for the 16th IFPE congress. The city balances graceful old buildings with stunning new architecture, and is surrounded by parks and gardens. It is a safe and secure city well serviced by accessible public transport and high quality conference infrastructure. Melbourne has a diverse and dynamic art, theatre and cultural scene and is renowned for its cafés and fine dining. It has been the world's most liveable city for five consecutive years.

The congress venue in the city centre provides easy access to Melbourne’s attractions and a starting point for further exploration of the region after the congress. While you are here, make time to visit the natural wonders of Australia. October is an ideal time of the year to visit The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru or Kakadu National Park. Or stay in the Melbourne area and travel the Great Ocean Road and visit the Twelve Apostles or the tour the wineries in the region.

All year-round, there are a range of exciting events, concerts and exhibitions in the Melbourne region that will help make your visit all the more memorable. The Melbourne Festival, held during October, is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals, while the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues is one of Australia's preeminent regional music events.
Melbourne is arguably the sporting capital of the Asia-Pacific region and national and international sporting highlights during October will include the Spring Racing Carnival and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

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We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in 2017.

Professor Wulf Rössler, President, IFPE
Professor Peter Butterworth, Chair, Local Organising Committee

Professor Wulf Rössler
President, IFPE
Professor Wulf Rössler
President, IFPE
Professor Peter Butterworth
Chair, Congress Organising Committee
Professor Peter Butterworth
Chair, Congress Organising Committee


Local Organising Committee

Scientific Program Committee

International Advisory Group


Department of Veterans' Affairs


University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

University of Melbourne

Department of Social Services

Safe Work Australia

RMIT University

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