6 - 8 November 2019


Attendees will take away learning, strategy and new collaborations from this conference.

Big picture thinking about models of care and how we can improve them

Learn about the very latest research and therapies to treat and support related issues for Post-traumatic stress for veterans, first responders and families

Build recommendations and a pathway for future research and services


The Conference

The Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress 2019 aims to showcase the latest research, effective models of care for trauma, the power of collaboration and future directions for wellbeing for veterans, first responders and their families. Over three days participants will hear from a range of experts including trauma therapists and a number of global thought leaders on research, treatment and multidisciplinary models of care. The conference is aimed at leading researchers, clinicians, policy makers in Defence and Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, service providers and lived experience participants. Associate Director of ACEPTS; Karen May is working closely with sector advisors such as Thought leader Robert Lippiatt MCHSM, CAHRI, MAICD to build on alliances and shape up the content for a thought provoking and impactful gathering.

The Road Home and The Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress (ACEPTS)

The Road Home raises awareness and funds to support health and wellbeing research and programs into conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress for Australia’s veterans, emergency service personnel and their families. The Road Home also convenes The Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress (ACEPTS), a collaborative space for researchers co-located with the specialist PTSD hospital, the Jamie Larcombe Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.


The concession rate is available to Students, Not for Profits, Lived Experience (Veterans, Emergency Service Personnel, Families & Carers).

Registration Inclusions: Fees include attendance to all conference sessions from 6-8 November 2019, tea breaks and lunches for the duration of the conference, a ticket to the Networking Function, a ticket to the Remembrance Day Breakfast, a ticket to the Global Thought Leaders Lunch and exclusive conference materials and lanyard.

Payment must accompany all registrations and may be made by:

Credit card: Debits to your credit card will appear as ‘All Occasions Management’ on your statement.

Accounts paid by credit card will incur a surcharge fee of 1.25% for MasterCard, 1.65% for VISA, 3.03% for American Express and 3.45% for Diners Club International. All transactions made online will incur a non-refundable $4.80 web processing fee. If the ‘Pay Later’ option is selected, an additional $15.00 invoice administration fee will be added to your invoice.

Any changes to registrations will need to be emailed to All Occasions Group, conference@aomevents.com.

Registration cancellations must be sent in writing, faxed or emailed, to All Occasions Group.

Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund, less a $120.00 cancellation fee.

Registration cancellations received less than 30 days and up to 7 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund.

No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within 7 days of the conference; however a substitute delegate may be nominated.

Refunds from any deposits forwarded to hotels, tour companies or other related business will be at the discretion of the supplier.

By completing and submitting the registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the Conference and you will be liable for a cancellation fee if you are unable to attend. All registration related cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to conference@aomevents.com.

In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. Nor can the conference organising committee, associated organisations & individuals, and All Occasions Group take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the conference. All insurance including medical cover and for expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the conference is the individual delegate’s responsibility. The policy should include loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the conference, or through the cancellation of the conference itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The conference secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to insure.

The All Occasions Group complies with all legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). All information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this conference will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event or communication regarding future events.

These details may be made available to parties directly related to the conference including but not limited to the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/ travel bookings and conference options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary.

It is proposed to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. By completing registration online form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for the above purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up to date.

To access or update your information, please email conference@aomevents.com or fax the All Occasions Group on 08 8125 2233.

To book accommodation a valid credit card must be provided at the time of booking.

Accommodation prices listed are the nightly rate provided by the hotel. Please note, by accepting the terms and conditions you authorise the debit to your credit card for any incidentals or cancellation fee(s). This information will be securely distributed to the hotel. The hotel at its discretion may process this debit immediately or wait until you check-out. No pre-payment is required; your credit card will be used as the booking guarantee. The full accommodation amount will be paid upon check in/out to the booked hotel.

Accommodation Alterations and Cancellations

Alterations or cancellation of hotel accommodation must be sent in writing to All Occasions Group, not the hotel. Please see the accommodation terms and conditions for each hotel. Below you will be required to accept these terms and conditions when completing the registration form. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, accommodation will not be reserved. All rates are in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST and are for room only unless otherwise indicated. The accommodation availability and prices shown are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplierThe Road Home, The Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress (ACEPTS) and All Occasions Management accept no responsibility for any additional costs or inconvenience incurred.

Cancellation Policy

Each hotel will charge a one night’s cancellation penalty for cancelled rooms within 30 days to 24 hours prior to the conference, and all night’s cancellation penalty for cancelled rooms within 24 hours or no-shows.

Any alterations or cancellation of hotel accommodation must be sent in writing to All Occasions Group, not to the hotel. Cancellations with less than 30 days’ notice will incur 100% cancellation fee.

Accommodation Queries

If you are experiencing any difficulties with placing an accommodation booking or require dates outside the below, please contact the Conference organiser, All Occasions Group conference@aomevents.com or 08 8125 2200.

Please note that all unsold rooms will be released 31 days before the conference , as a result any accommodation bookings will not be able to be made during the online registration process. Should you require accommodation after this time please contact the conference organiser, All Occasions Group (please note price per night is not guaranteed to be the special conference rate and is subject to hotel availability)


Networking Function

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Cost: Included in Registration
Additional Ticket: $80 Per Person

Remembrance Day Breakfast

Date: Friday, 8 November 2019
Time: 7am – 9am
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Cost: Included in Registration
Additional Ticket: $80 Per Person

Global Thought Leaders Lunch - Hosted in the Barossa Valley

This optional event will provide delegates with the opportunity to:
Travel to the picturesque Barossa Valley in 5-star comfort on board a luxury coach, with commentary
Visit a historical vineyard location
Enjoy a three course shared lunch of local produce
Participate in exclusive wine tastings
Date: Friday, 8 November 2019
Time: 12pm onwards
Venue: Seppeltsfield Winery
Cost: Included in Registration
Additional Ticket: $155 Per Person



We are continuing to compile an interesting and exciting conference program which is shown below. There is also the option to download a printable version.

Disclaimer: The speakers, topics and times are correct at the time of printing. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Road Home, the Organising Committee and All Occasions Management reserve the right to delete or alter items in the Conference Program.



Prof. Nick Carleton


Dr. Jon Lane


Assoc. Prof. Heidi Cramm, PhD


Prof. Nicola Fear


Dr. Miranda Van Hooff


Melissa Walker


Prof. Cherie Armour


David Wiseman


Dr. Stephen Boucher


Martin Colclough


Prof. Sharon Lawn


Josh Goldberg


Colleen Clark


Dr. Ellie Lawrence-Wood


Dr. Galina Daraganova


Karen May


Stacey Ferland


Colonel Susan Neuhaus CSC (Ret’d)


Prof. Nicholas Procter


Dr. Elaine Waddell


Robert Lippiatt


Gwen Cherne


Dr. Collette Snowden


Nathan Kerr


Dr. Dannielle Post


Kellie Toole


Michael Morgan


Suzanne Desailly


Holly Bowen-Salter


Assoc. Prof. David McBride


Suzana Freegard


Dr. Sharon Mascall-Dare


Mark Carroll APM


Tish Stropes


Emilea Mysko


Cleo Field


Mark Daniels


Dr. Max Nelson


Dr. Katia Ferrar


Matt Newlands


Karin Foxwell


Jordan Williams


Leanne Glenny


Accommodation has been reserved in close proximity to Adelaide Oval with special conference rates when booked through All Occasions Management. Accommodation rooms are limited and allocation will be strictly on a first-come first-served basis. The accommodation availability and prices shown are current at this time; however, they are subject to change without notice in accordance with the terms and conditions of each supplier. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions carefully before completing your registration as terms differ for each hotel.

To take advantage of these special rates, please book your accommodation when registering for the conference (not via the hotel website).


Adelaide Oval

War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
South Australia, 5006
Phone: (08) 8211 1100



South Australia

“There’s so much, so close”
South Australia is home to award-winning wine, events and festivals. In fact, we’ve been named Australia’s best festival state two years in a row. It’s also the gateway to world-famous wine regions such as the Barossa and McLaren Vale, and Adelaide has been listed as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World. We’ve also recently been named as Lonely Planet’s 5th most livable city.


Please contact the Conference Organisers with any queries:

All Occasions Group

12 Stirling Street
Thebarton SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8125 2200
Email: conference@aomevents.com
Website: www.alloccasionsgroup.com