International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

2 Day Introductory Therapist Workshop
+ 2 Day Public Summit

16-19 November 2020,
SOFITEL Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne, Australia

Mind Medicine Australia is holding a two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness. This global event will bring together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, Government, law and policy makers, business, industry and other interested stakeholders.

The summit is also featuring a two-day introductory training workshop program for therapists and health professionals who are eager to gain a detailed understanding of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of mental illness.

The summit program is targeted specifically to medical, scientific, research, allied health, legal, philanthropic and Government leaders and emerging talent.

International and national keynotes // master classes // hot spots // panel conversations // gala dinner Q & A

Early Bird Tickets deadline (March 31)

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Don't miss the world class line-up of international researchers and leaders, alongside Mind Medicine Australia Ambassadors that are gathering at the summit to help us a new paradigm in mental health.

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    Early Birds
First release
March 31*
June 30*
2 Day Event
(18-19 November)
2 Day Event + Premium seating + Gala Dinner + Meet the Speakers $1,100 $1,320 $1,584
2 Day Event
(18-19 November)
2 Day Event + Gala Dinner $725 $870 $1,044
2 Day Event
(18-19 November)
2 Day Event $590 $708 $850
Gala Dinner
(18 November)
Gala Dinner $175 $210 $250
Therapist Training
(16-17 November)
$680 $816 $980
Display opportunity at International Summit

Mind Medicine Australia have an exciting opportunity for your business or organisation to host a display at our International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness taking place November 18-19 in Melbourne, Australia.

An exclusive display will provide maximum brand exposure/awareness and face to face interaction with conference delegates, speakers and VIPs. Contact us for more details.

YOUR 2020 SUMMIT PACKAGE (Platinum, Gold, Silver) includes:

  • Hot Spot sessions tickets
  • Morning, Afternoon tea & lunch

Introductory Therapist Workshop

  • Workshop Manual and all training materials sent to you upon registration.
  • Pre-workshop preparation (including readings, videos).
  • You come to the workshop knowing the underlying theory and principles, and are ready to learn skills thru experiential exercises.
  • The workshop will take place from 9:30-5pm on both 16th and 17th November including a lunch break.

NOTE: This Introductory Workshop is open to doctors, therapists, patients and other interested members of the public.


  • Summit:16 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.
  • Therapist Training:16 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 32 CPD Hours Non-APS CPD event.


  • Summit:16 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.
  • Therapist Training:16 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 32 CPD Hours NON-RANZCP accredited CPD event.

General Practitioners

  • Summit:32 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.
  • Therapist Training: 32 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.
  • Combined Summit & Training: 64 CPD Hours Non-Accredited CPD event.

* Tickets will be available unless sold-out in previous ticket release rounds.

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Poster, Scholarships and Young Leaders Applications

Poster Presentations

Call for Poster Presentations

Submissions are invited for poster presentations that represent original and new, important or relevant science, research, technology, clinical application or public health projects relating to one or more of the themes of medicine-assisted therapies for mental illness, or relevant to the field of psychedelic medicine,

Key date for submission: No later than 30 June. However, submissions will be considered in order of receipt so we recommend applying as soon as possible as we only have limited places available.

Who should apply?

  • Scientists and researchers
  • Psychologists and therapists
  • Medical practitioners
  • Academics in the fields of anthropology, philosophy, ethics, law, policy or other related disciplines
  • Post-graduate students and research fellows
  • Public health professionals
  • Anyone with the drive and capability to bring new projects and ideas to the field

What can be on a poster?

  • Preliminary research findings
  • New, evidence-based research or treatment proposals
  • A project or idea that advances the field of medicine-assisted therapy scientifically, socially, philosophically, ethically or therapeutically.

**This could include a project that is not related to research or treatment but would benefit the field in some direct way.

Poster Presentations

Several poster presentations will be invited to present a short “2020” talk about the topic area of their submission as part of the main Summit program. Each presentation will include 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each.

All other successful applicants will be invited to be available to present their poster in a separate area at specific times during the Summit.


As decided by the Mind Medicine Australia Advisory Panel, awards will be presented for the best poster presentations during the closing plenary session of the International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness.

About the submission process

Posters received will be de-identified before being assessed and ranked against selection criteria drawn up by the Scientific Committee including:

  • The extent to which the content relates to the themes of the Summit or is relevant to the field
  • The extent to which the poster represents new, original, innovative or important research proposals and preliminary results
  • The scientific, technical, academic and/or clinical rigour of the work

The extent this research, program or idea proposes a novel, viable and high impact opportunity for the field Posters will be displayed on boards in an allocated area for the duration of the conference.

Conditions of acceptance

  • All poster presentations must be presented by one of the listed abstract authors.
  • Any costs of presenting (including conference registration, travel and accommodation) are the responsibility of the presenter, except where a student scholarship may cover certain costs.
  • Submission of an abstract/poster confers permission to publish it in the official Summit publications.
  • Poster presenters are required to bring their poster to the Summit venue with them, and will be advised of the time and date by which posters should be displayed.
  • Poster presenters are required to stand near their posters during allocated poster viewing times across the Summit to engage with conference delegates.
  • On receiving notification of acceptance, poster presenters must register to attend the Main Summit (Wednesday and Thursday).

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Several Student Scholarships are available to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students to receive a complimentary registration to the 2020 MMA Global Summit.

Eligible applicants include medical students, GP/hospital registrars, science and research students, public health students, and students of allied health disciplines, ethics, law, policy, anthropology and other related disciplines.

Students wishing to be considered for a Student Scholarship are required to submit an abstract or original piece of work (up to 1500 words) to the Conference committee. Suitable original pieces include articles, case studies or discussions that address one or more of the conference themes. This may be the same as your poster submission. Please note that all applications must be accompanied by the official Submission Form for abstracts and scholarships. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted.

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Young Leaders

Both poster and scholarship applicants will also be eligible to apply as a Young leader. Young leaders are applicants of 35 years of age or under who are currently involved in research, a related project or have an incredible idea that will contribute to the field of psychedelic medicine in an innovative or integral way.

Successful Young Leaders will be invited to form the inaugural membership of a new committee within Mind Medicine Australia for 2021 that activates the talent and enterprise of emerging talent to support the development of psychedelic medicines in Australia.

Additionally, several successful Young Leaders will be invited to present a short (5 minute) talk as part of the main conference program.

To be eligible for appointment as a Young Leader please select this option on the poster or scholarship application form and let us know why you would like to join Mind Medicine Australia as a Young Leader in 2021.

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Become a Partner

Become a Partner

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The Mind Medicine Australia program will provide your organisation with a a unique opportunity to be profiled with this world class event and receive a host of benefits to enable engagement, conversation, and education for your leaders, emerging talent and stakeholders.

The program will give a limited number of organisations a range of benefits, including an opportunity to leverage the promotional campaign in the lead up to the Mind Medicine Australia 2020 International Summit, offer preferential and complimentary tickets, access to key speakers, and special Summit activities.

Benefits will include:

  • Identification as a Partner for the Mind Medicine Australia 2020 International Summit. This is a prestigious, high level national and international event for leaders and other decision makers.
  • Profiling in the program (at various levels) and the communications and website of Mind Medicine Australia.
  • The opportunity to educate and engage your staff, leaders and emerging talent individually or through sending teams via rewards/scholarships. Build new capabilities, enhance innovative thinking, and prepare for a new paradigm in mental health treatment.
  • Engagement of key stakeholders by offering VIP guest passes to the Mind Medicine Australia 2020 Summit.
  • Profile your organisation within email, social media, and press communications in the lead up to and during the Mind Medicine Australia 2020 Summit.
  • Access to papers and articles by our global presenters for your newsletters, magazines and journals, ongoing education, social media and web e-news.
  • Access to key Australian-based leaders who will be available for presentations, luncheons, seminars, workshops and events leading up to the event.
  • Opportunities to engage international speakers for presentations at luncheons, dinners, seminars, workshops and events around the Mind Medicine Australia 2020 event period.
  • Opportunities for your organisation to present interactive conversation circles (‘Hot Spots’)_on topics to suit key themes, providing a great discussion forum.
  • We are open to your creative thoughts to further leverage this event for a range of mutual benefits.

For enquiries and to confirm a partnership, please contact us ASAP at

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