Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) training

The Wesley Hospital team delivers an ECT training course that serves as a refresher or advanced course for psychiatrists and mental health professionals.

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Refresher / advanced two day ECT course

ECT course teachers

Professor Colleen Loo and Dr Brett Simpson

This two-day online course is designed for practicing and training psychiatrists who want to learn more about electroconvulsive therapy or refresh their professional knowledge on its applications to improve patient outcomes.

During the course, you’ll cover the foundations of ECT treatment and hear the latest research findings including insights into ultra-brief and bifrontal ECT as well as anaesthetic strategies.

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Course details:
Applications are now open for June 2023

Friday 9 June 2023 | 8am – 5pm (Sydney, AEST)
Saturday 10 June 2023 | 8am – 5pm (Sydney, AEST)

$1,870pp ($935 for psychiatry trainees), GST included.

Delivered online via Zoom.


Professor Colleen Loo

Professor Loo, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and Professorial Fellow at the Black Dog Institute.

Dr Brett Simpson

Dr Simpson is the Director of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) at Wesley Hospital Kogarah. He has extensive clinical experience in the provision of ECT, regularly collaborates in ECT research at Wesley Hospital and is a conjoint lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

We have limited spots available. So enter your details below to apply for the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Refresher/Advanced course today. Your enrolment form will be sent to you once your application is received.

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