Your learning continues in 2021 with our Online International Childhood Trauma Symposium

1 June – 3 June 2021

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We have been reflecting on 2020


We know 2020 was a complicated year. The start of 2021 has also had its challenges. We know that you want to access affordable and high quality opportunities to refresh your knowledge and keep connected to each other and us.

That is why we have organised the 2021 International Childhood Trauma Online Symposium

And of course, as part of our commitment to making professional development about trauma responsive practice as accessible as possible, it is unbelievable value…

If you maintain your 2020 conference registration across to the rescheduled conference in 2022 you can attend the Online Symposium in 2021 AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

2021 Online Symposium Program

Theme: Lessons we need to know about trauma responsive interventions

We have organized some of your all-time favourite speakers and a number of experts for the first time to join us in an innovative online symposium.

All speakers will be presenting LIVE and able to answer your questions.

We are using a brand new platform designed and written in Australia. It is not just ZOOM. It is an interactive conference experience that allows you to meet others, network and listen and ask your questions in real time.

You will have access to concurrent sessions where you can choose who you will see, along with closing plenaries where you will hear thought provoking discussion about new and innovative ways to support individuals, families and communities who have experienced trauma.

We will release the titles of each presentation soon.

Our 2021
Symposium Program

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Cathy Malchiodi, Deb Dana, Cindy Blackstock

Ruth Lanius

Second Concurrent Session Speaker Awaiting Confirmation

Lou Cozolino

Gabor Mate

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Eliana Gil, Dan Hughes and Jon Baylin, Steve Porges and Sue Carter

Christine Courtois, Kevin Creeden

Allan Schore

Judy Atkinson

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Ed Tronick, David Grand and Roby Abeles

Marylene Cloitre

Dan Siegel

Our commitment to supporting you

You know we are committed to making the knowledge about neuroscience, trauma and healing accessible to as many professionals as possible in Australia. 

Our conferences have been world class and always affordable. We make our own training affordable and available nationally (Australian Childhood Foundation Training Calendar). 

So we have one set price for the 2021 Online Symposium – $330 (GST Inclusive) for all three days. For this price, you will be able to have access to all of the recordings for a period of three months after the conference as well.

Did you register for the 2020 conference?

Last year, we appreciated your loyalty… 

We received so many early bird registrations for the 2020 conference. Many of you have maintained your registration despite the need to delay. In response to your loyalty over 2020, we offered you additional benefits including:

  • free access to the complete video package from our 2014, 2016, 2018 conferences 

free access to the 10 webinars we had held over 2020 with key international researchers, practitioners and authors including Dan Siegal, Dan Hughes and John Baylin, Christine Courtois, Judy Atkinson, Deb Dana and Gabor Mate

We have another special deal for you…

Your early bird registration will now transition to the 2022 Conference starting on 31 July 2022 at the Melbourne Convention Centre at no further cost to you. 

In return for maintaining your registration into 2022 you will receive:

  • FREE ACCESS to the 2021 Online Symposium on 1-3 June 2021 and the recordings available until 30 June 2022 
  • Continuing free access to recordings of our previous conferences and webinars held in 2020
  • 12 months free membership of our new ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITY which will launch at the Symposium in June.

This is a total of over $700 in additional value if you maintain registration.

If you have already registered and maintained your registration, you will receive an email from us explaining how everything will work or you can contact us below.


Dr. Roby Abeles (USA)

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Professor Judy Atkinson

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Dr Jon Baylin

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Professor Cindy Blackstock PhD

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Bethany Brand Ph.D.

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Sue Carter

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Dr. Marylene Cloitre (USA)

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Christine A. Courtois PhD ABPP

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Dr. Lou Cozolino (USA)

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Kevin Creeden

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Deb Dana

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Eliana Gil (USA)

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Dr. David Grand (USA)

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Judith Herman

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Dr Dan Hughes

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Ruth Lanius

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Dr Cathy Malchiodi (USA)

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Dr. Gabor Mate (Canada)

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Dr Stephen Porges

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Dr. Allan Schore (USA)

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Dr Dan Siegel

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Ed Tronick

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Bessel van der Kolk (MD)

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Contact Us

Conference Organisers
ICMS Pty Ltd
PO Box 170
Hawthorn VIC 3122
P: 1300 792 466

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