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The New Winter Workshop in Mental Health Research & Innovation
Japan 2017

SMHR is proud to host the New Winter Workshop in Mental Health Research & Innovation, in the beautiful Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido, Japan from January 15-20, 2017.

The new Winter Workshop will provide a unique opportunity for mental health clinicans and researchers from around the world to come together to catalyse much needed progress in the understanding and treatment of these complex illnesses. 

The Winter Workshop represents a novel type of conferencing – maximising all the benefits of being in a beautiful location without missing out on the critical networking and research updates that we all seek from our conferencing experience.    

During the day….

There will be free time to allow us to get out and explore Hokkaido, to take advantage of the beautiful ski slopes during the best times of that day to ski, and to build some fun, unstructured, social networking into our days. 


In the early evening

We will showcase the latest mental health research and innovation internationally, led by international thought leaders in early intervention in psychosis (Professor Eric Chen, ), early intervention in bipolar disorders (Professor Phillipe Conus, University of Lausanne), prevention and treatment of comorbid mental health and substance use disorders (Professor Maree Teesson, University of New South Wales), and psychobiology and treatment, recovery, and improving the quality and cost of care (Dr John M. Kane, Senior Vice President for Behavioral Health Services, Northwell Health). Limited opportunities to present your own work will be built into the program, so consider submitting an abstract for inclusion in this exciting workshop event.

Registration for the New Winter Workshop

Registration for the New Winter Workshop is $709.50 AUD (GST inclusive).  Payment for the workshop is made directly via the SMHR website, by adding the conference registration to your "shopping cart" on this page.  This process will also record your name and organisation details to facilitate registration at the New Winter Workshop.  

Accommodation and Travel information is the appointed travel agent for the New Winter Workshop. They have consistently provided great service and competitive prices over many years. Most importantly, they are very experienced in catering to medical professionals attending conferences in Japan for over 10 years. They can arrange your travel package, which includes accommodation, airport transfers, ski rental, lessons, stopover options and travel insurance.   Further details are available in this brochure. can only book flights for delegates departing Australia. Delegates attending from other countries will need to arrange their own flights.

For more information regarding a travel package, tailored to suit your needs, please contact Sanam on +61 2 9938 9918 (direct) or 1300 137 411 (from Australia only, toll free) or email [email protected].  Please quote the New Winter Workshop in Mental Health Research & Innovation in your correspondence.

Call for Abstracts (

There will be a number of presentation opportunities at the New Winter Workshop, however, the overall structure of the workshop will be a less formal than a traditional conference.

To submit an abstract for review, please complete the abstract submission page available here.  All presentations will be for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion. 

Abstract submission will close in 31 October 2016, and all presenters will be notified by early November 2016.


For queries about  accommodation or travel, please contact [email protected]

For queries regarding the scientific program or any other queries, please contact [email protected]

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