ABSS 2023 ABSS2023

26 November 2023 - Sydney

Past Conferences

The Australasian Brain Stimulation Society is proud to invite you to the 2023 ABSS conference, to be held in-person at Mathews Theatre B, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus from the 26-27 November 2023.

ABSS2023 will bring together researchers from a range of diverse backgrounds in the field of brain stimulation to share and discuss their latest research across the 2-day conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest advances in brain stimulation research and network with investigators from across Australasia. The conference will feature keynote presentations, as well as oral and poster sessions.


Event Code of Conduct

ABSS is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants, and a welcoming environment for free discussion of ideas. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any related concerns, please immediately contact anyone on the ABSS Committee.

Conference Program


ABSS Program available soon

Featured Speakers

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - A/Professor Luca Cocchi

    A/Professor Luca Cocchi

    Luca obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Lausanne and Geneva (Switzerland) in 2007. Following postdoctoral training at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre (University of Melbourne) and the Queensland Brain Institute (University of Queensland), Luca joined QIMR Berghofer in 2016 and started the Clinical Brain Networks group in 2018. Luca’s research focuses on understanding how functionally specialised brain regions communicate, how that communication breaks down in mental illness, and how neuromodulation therapy to restore that communication can be made more predictable, efficient and effective. Advances from this research program have resulted in the establishment of a pioneering not-for-profit clinical centre offering neuroimaging-guided and robotically delivered brain stimulation (Queensland Neurostimulation Centre)

  • Australasian Brain Stimulation Society - Professor Colleen Loo

    Professor Colleen Loo

    Colleen Loo is a psychiatrist, NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of NSW and the Black Dog Institute, Sydney; Australia. She is an internationally recognised clinical expert and researcher in the fields of ECT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and ketamine, and led the first Australian RCTs of these interventions in depression.  She has published over 300 peer reviewed papers and has received competitive grant funding from major Australian and overseas grant funding agencies. Prof Loo is active in ECT, Neurostimulation and novel treatments research, practice and policy, providing advice to state chief psychiatrists, health departments, the RANZCP, as well as international guidelines. She was President of the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) 2018-2020. She has established training courses for psychiatrists in ECT, TMS, tDCS and ketamine.


Mathews Theatre B, University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus

The UNSW Kensington campus is less than 30 minutes from the Sydney city centre, and is easily accessible via public transport.

Key Dates

  • Registration Opens 11 September 2023
  • Closes 19 November 2023, 9:00am AEST
  • Oral/Poster Abstract Submission Closes 15 September 2023, 5:00pm AEST



Early-bird registration is NOW OPEN.

Registration will include access to the entire two-day program. In addition, registration will also include a complimentary 2-year membership to ABSS, enabling access to newsletters, webinars, and other events offered to members. A $50 discount on ABSS 2023 registration fees will also be available for those holding an active ABSS membership (i.e., joined ABSS or renewed membership in the past 12 months). ABSS 2023 registration fees will be as follows:

  • Full registration (non-student): $180
  • Student attendee: $150

2021: ABSS2021

ABSS2021 was held online from the 12-15 July 2021. ABSS2021 Program Book

2018: ABSS Seminar Day and Launch

The first ABSS Seminar Day and ABSS Launch was held on Friday 17 August 2018 at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria.  ABSS Seminar Day Booklet 2018