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6th Pacific Rim Conference (INS/ASSBI/CCN)


INS ASSBI CCN 2021 Conference #headstogether2021

6th Pacific Rim Conference

This is an INS/ASSBI/CCN Combined Conference


Putting our heads together to change lives


30 June to 3 July 2021


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Dr Kerryn Pike, Dr Travis Wearne, Dr Dana Wong

Steering Committee:

Professors Vicki Anderson, Simon Crowe, Jacinta Douglas


Convenors plus Kelly Allott, Marina Cavuoto, David Lawson, Jessica Trevena-Peters

Student Representatives:

Aishani Desai, Anique Muttiah, Jonathon Reyes,

Keynote Speakers: International

Dr Anne Gordon

Prof Neil H Pliskin

Prof Sarah E MacPherson

Keynote Speakers: Domestic

A/Prof Emma Power

A/Prof Rene Stolwyk

Dr Kylie Radford

Presidential Talks:

Prof Skye McDonald (INS)

Prof Olivier Piguet (ASSBI)

Dr Amy Scholes (CCN)


The convenors would like to invite you to the 6th Pacific Rim conference, the first joint conference of three outstanding organisations: the International Neuropsychological Society, the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, and the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. In 2021, this conference will be held in the vibrant metropolitan city of Melbourne, in Australia. Melbourne regularly tops the lists of the most liveable city in the world, because of its fantastic culture, food, music, sport, entertainment, and spirit of open intellectual curiosity.

To reflect the difference we can make when we join together, our conference theme is “Putting our heads together to change lives”. The conference organising committee comprises a diverse group of scientist-practitioners, and we are all keen to make the conference an exciting, multidisciplinary, practically grounded, innovative program of presentations and events. In particular, there will be a focus on how our field has responded to the set of circumstances relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including our use of telehealth for service provision.

We are compiling a program of fabulous international and national speakers who will undoubtedly inspire us to reflect on our professions and how we can maximise our impact on people living with brain conditions. These speakers will cover a range of clinically relevant topics including the costs and benefits of neuropsychological assessment; frontal lobe functions including social cognition and executive functions; dementia in indigenous communities; and telehealth delivery of services for people with brain conditions.

We’d love you to join us and hope to see you there!

Dr Kerryn Pike, Dr Travis Wearne, Dr Dana Wong

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6th Pacific Rim Conference (INS/ASSBI/CCN)
INS - International Neuropsychological Society USA
Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI)
Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (APS CCN)
Melbourne is the destination for the 6th Pacific Rim Conference in 2021
Melbourne Convention Bureau
MCEC - venue of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference #headstogether2021
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Visit Regional Victoria pre or post conference. Click above for inspiration

Partnership Opportunities


Transport Accident Commission

IPSEN are a proud sponsor of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference


Drake Medox are a proud sponsor of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference

Summer Foundation are a proud sponsor of the 6th Pacific Rim Conference



Come early or stay longer, come alone or bring your family, either way you can enjoy your trip to Victoria, Australia as there are literally 1,000s of things to do in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.

Stay in Melbourne and partake of some coffee in between shopping for something to wear to the Theatre in the evening, hire a car and discover regional Victoria on your own, or sign up to a tour.

There are bespoke packages being put together just for you and will be available closer to the conference date that you and your family can do, or go adventuring on your own, The Great Ocean Road and all the towns along its route are there for resting up or exploring for the more adventurous amongst you.

Fancy some wine tasting? Bush-walking? Bike riding? Sight-seeing? Surfing? the list is endless....................