Notice of ASTSS AGM

The ASTSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, September 13th at 5:15pm during the forthcoming ACOTS conference in Sydney.

Any member wishing to raise business at the AGM must give notice to the Secretary in writing no later than 21 days before the AGM (Friday, August 23rd). [Details have been distributed to members via email;

Nominations for ASTSS Executive Positions Open

In accordance with Section 18 of the ASTSS Constitution, nominations are sought to fill elected positions to the Management Committee. Positions that become vacant at the 2019 AGM are: Vice President, Executive Officer, Treasurer, Secretary, and Student Representative.
If you would like to nominate a member for any of the aforementioned positions, please download the nomination form here  and return to the Secretary at the details enclosed.

ACOTS 2019 Early Bird Registrations Extended!

Registrations for the full conference program at the Early Bird rate have been extended until July 12.

ASTSS membership entitles you to discounted conference rates:

·         ASTSS member rate $1,000

·         Non-member rate $1,100

·         Student rates available.

Registrations will be available at the full rate from July 13th.

ACOTS 2019 Early Bird Rates available

Registrations for the full conference program at the Early Bird rate are now available.

ASTSS membership entitles you to discounted conference rates:

·         ASTSS member rate $1,000

·         Non-member rate $1,100

·         Student rates available.

Early bird rates will be available until 28 June 2019.

Click here for conference information

ACOTS 2019 – Late Call for Poster Submissions

A late call for poster presentation submissions will close Friday 31 May, and notifications will be sent out in the week commencing 10 June. 

Submissions may cover any topic relevant to the field of traumatic stress, but preference will be given to those consistent with the conference theme. 

If you already plan to come to ACOTS,

ACOTS 2019 Super Early Bird Registrations Extended!

Registrations for the full conference program at the Super Early Bird rate have been extended until May 11.

ASTSS membership entitles you to discounted conference rates:

·         ASTSS member rate $850

·         Non-member rate $950

·         Student rates available.

Early bird rates will be available from 12 May until 28 June 2019.

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Statement and updated link to resources

Dear Colleagues,

It is less than six weeks ago that we wrote to you following the mass shootings in New Zealand. Since this time the world has again been shocked by terrible events including those that have transpired in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. As with the hate crime killings in New Zealand,

Mental illness, terrorism and grievance-fuelled violence: Understanding the nexus

Australian Government-Sponsored Webinar

Dear Colleagues,

We draw your attention to the upcoming Webinar on Monday 18 March 2019 (this evening), Mental illness, terrorism and grievance-fuelled violence: Understanding the nexus sponsored by the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee, the Australian Department of Home Affairs and produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network.

New Zealand Mass Shooting

Dear Colleagues,

It is with deep sadness and shock that we write to you following the hate-based mass murder of at least 50 members of the Islamic community in New Zealand with many more causalities. The ASTSS strongly condemns this violence and the ethno-nationalist hate speech that motivates individuals to perpetrate crimes like those in Christchurch.

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