Australia NZ 2018

Creativity and Madness goes Down Under… to Australia and New Zealand! 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce our plans and invite you to join us for our Creativity and Madness –  Psychological Studies of Art and Artists conference October 5-21, 2018 in Australia and New Zealand. Our conference will bring medicine and art together in a unique way that will enhance your understanding of the life issues with which artists struggle and your appreciation and understanding of their achievements. There will be lecture presentations by physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals who have studied the creative process and intrapsychic forces that drive the artist to create.

Our first night in the hotel will be October 7, 2018. To be In Queenstown on the seventh, most flights leave the United States on October 5th.

Our conference will include the following:
4 nights at the Hilton overlooking Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand.
We’ll cruise on the incredible Milford Sound considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. We also will enjoy a boat trip to a sheep shearing ranch

4 nights at  the Sir Stamford Hotel in Sydney
Enjoy a cruise of the Sydney Harbor;  Sydney city tour, which will take us to Bondi beach; the botanical gardens are across the street from our hotel. As an option walk across the Sydney Harbor Bridge for the adventure and amazing views of the harbor and this beautiful city.

2 nights at Sails in the Desert at Ayers Rock, the magnificent iconic Uluru. The Sound of Silence dinner in the outback under a blanket of stars is included. An experienced astronomer will talk about and point out the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. This will be one of the highlights of the entire trip.

4 nights at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Marina in Cairns
A day outing to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, sunbathing, scuba diving or simply to enjoy the sightseeing.
A ride on the SkyRail Gondola which passes over a rainforest to the art village of Kuranda

Return to the United States on October 21st.

All of our hotels are rated five stars.

Also included: All breakfasts; lecture presentations for 18 hours of continuing education; coach transportation as needed for transfers, excursions, city tours and other group activities; baggage handling; Welcoming and Farewell dinners.

Optional activities and sites: the Sydney zoo with its koalas and kangaroos;  Walk across the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge for an adventure and amazing views.

Not included: Airfare, passport and visa fees as needed, incidental charges at the hotels, meals not mentioned above.

There will be time for sightseeing, shopping and relaxing. We also will arrange as options for dinners at some of the finest restaurants and as available, opera, concerts and ballet tickets.

The registration cost is $7495 per person for double occupancy. Single supplement is $2395. (We have a limited number of single rooms)
Non-refundable registration deposit of $1,000 will hold your space.

We suggest you register early
Our last two international trips were sold out.
Please let us know if you would like to be a speaker at this conference.

For more information please call our office 800-348-8441 or
email us at 

For Travel information and trip insurance, please contact our travel partner, Paul at The Travel Station 800 990 2282 or email: 

Cancellation fees:

  • After Jan 1, 2018 = $1,000 per person
  • up to 90 days prior = 25% of land costs
  • up to 60 days prior = 50% of land costs
  • from 59 days prior 100% of land costs

We urge you to obtain travel insurance

We reserve the right to make changes as necessary.