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2016 APS Congress Program

Delegates are able to attend any and all sessions in the Congress program, even if they are listed as Division or College sessions. You do not need to be a member of a College in order to attend the College sessions. Congress delegates are not required to pre-select any concurrent sessions including workshops.

NOW AVAILABLE: Presentation abstracts are now available for viewing in the Congress program. To access the abstract, click on the relevant session ID number within the program.

Combined Abstract Book
In addition to the individual abstracts being linked into the Congress program, they are also available in a combined abstracts document.

CPD Information

The 2016 APS Congress program has been designed to provide delegates with maximum opportunities to accure continuing professional development (CPD) hours via workshops, keynote and invited addresses, professional fora, symposia, ‘how-to’ sessions, oral and poster presentations.

The selection of Congress sessions, attended to accure CPD hours should be guided by each delegates’s individual CPD learning plan (for more information on CPD requirements)

College / Area of practice-related CPD

Delegates seeking to accrue College / Area of Practice-related CPD hours can review the particular opportunities within the Congress program relevant to each of the areas by clicking on the links below:

  • College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
  • College of Clinical Psychologists
  • College of Community Psychologists
  • College of Counselling Psychologists
  • College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists
  • College of Forensic Psychologists
  • College of Health Psychologists
  • College of Organisational Psychologists
  • College of Sport & Exercise Psychologists

CPD of interest to members of APS Interest Groups and Students/Early Career

Congress sessions relevant to other specific areas of interest.

Congress sessions relevant to students and early career members

2016 APS Congress Key Program Times

Tuesday 13 September 2016
9.00am – 5.00pm: Congress concurrent sessions
6.30pm – 7.30pm: APS Public Lecture – Jason B. Mattingley
Wednesday 14 September 2016
8.45am – 10.45am: Congress official opening and Keynote – Diane Halpern
11.15am – 5.50pm: Congress concurrent sessions
7.30pm – 10.30pm: Gala Cocktail Reception at The National Gallery
Thursday 15 September 2016
7.15am – 8.15am: Student Networking Breakfast
8.30am – 5.15pm: Congress concurrent sessions
5.30pm – 7.00pm: APS Annual General Meeting
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Congress Networking Reception
Friday 16 September 2016
8.30am – 12pm: Congress concurrent sessions
12pm – 1.20pm: Acknowledgment of Foundation Members and Fellows Address
2.50pm – 4.20pm: Congress closing ceremony and Keynote – Scott Lilienfeld